Job opportunity: Full Professorship for Sign Language Interpreting

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The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Special Education, invites applications for a
Full Professorship for Sign Language Interpreting (W3)
 from October 1, 2016.
The professor for sign language interpreting is attached to the research cluster “language and communication” within the department of special education, which is dedicated to exploring causes and consequences of individual and social barriers to communication and which tries to develop instruments and strategies to overcome them.
The person to be appointed will have to cover the field of sign language interpreting in teaching and research in its entirety. She or he is expected to have an excellent command of sign language and several years’ experience in practical or theoretical interpreter training and in teaching sign language linguistics. Research interests of the future incumbent should focus on at least two of the following subject areas:
       general sign language linguistics (linguistic theory, grammar, lexicography)
       applied sign language linguistics (translation analysis, language teaching)
       sociolinguistic or cultural studies related to sign language and the Deaf community
The cooperation with colleagues of other areas of expertise is expected.
The applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointment in accordance with § 100 of theBerliner Hochschulgesetz.
HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Rearchers from abroad are welcome to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential   consideration. People wthe an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.
Please send your application within 6 weeks, and quoting the reference number PR/016/15, in electronic form to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dean of Faculty Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Julia von Blumenthal, Your application must include a curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and documents and a list of publications as well as an outline of research projects envisaged.
Please visit our website, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.
Application deadline: September 4, 2015
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