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[ecrea] 2 Professorships (W3 and W2) in Digital Philologies

Fri Feb 08 20:02:16 GMT 2013

The Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies of Technische
Universität Darmstadt seeks to fill the following vacancies

2 Professorships (W3 and W2)
in Digital Philologies

In the past ten years, the Department has established the Digital
Humanities with foci in English Corpus and Computational Linguistics
as well as German Computer Philology. Throughout this period, the
Department has consolidated its position in the digital humanities
through internationally networked research activities and the
installation of a bilingual Master of Arts program Linguistic and
Literary Computing. The specific profile of Digital Humanities as
Digital Philologies is going receive further impetus by the
installation of a cluster of three professorships representing this
discipline. Together with the already existing professorship for
German Computational Philology (Andrea Rapp), the two new
professorships will form a philology-based cluster of Digital
Humanities at TU Darmstadt: (1) W3 Linguistics with a focus on corpus
and computational linguistics and (2) W2 Literary Studies and Cultural
Studies with a focus on Digital Literary Studies / Digital Cultural

The prospective postholders are expected to have a succinct research
profile in the Digital Humanities and to fully represent the field in
research as well as teaching in the courses of studies offered by the
department (Master of Arts Linguistic and Literary Computing, Master
of Arts Germanistik, Joint Bachelor of Arts Germanistik, Master of
Education German, Lehramt an Gymnasien Deutsch). They should
furthermore take responsibility for the introduction of a Bachelor of
Arts program Digital Philologies.

Expertise in at least two of the following research foci must be
demonstrated respectively:

(1) W3 Linguistics with a focus on corpus and computational
linguistics (Code-No. 514)

    Empirical methods in linguistics
    Quantitative and qualitative methods in corpus and computational linguistics
    Digital lexicography
    Text and discourse linguistics
    Scientific communication
    Linguistic register and variety studies

(2) W2 Literary Studies and Cultural Studies with a focus on Digital
Literary Studies/Digital Cultural Studies (Code-No. 515)

    Literary studies and digital text analysis plus its teaching
    Literary studies as cultural studies
    Book history, materiality research
    Digital scholarly editing
    Processes of digitalisation, digital treatments of cultural heritage data
    Traditions and orders of knowledge networks and knowledge visualisation

Applicants are expected to hold a Habilitation or a track record of
equivalent scientific work relevant to one of the research profiles
described above. A proven record of excellent teaching at university
level is likewise expected. Furthermore, openness for
interdisciplinary collaboration and experience in acquiring research
funding are expected.

The position is tenured with a remuneration package commensurate with
experience and qualifications, following the German "W-Besoldung". The
regulations for employment are specified under §§ 61 and 62 HHG
(Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of
female faculty members and encourages female candidates to apply. In
case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of
at least 50 or equal will be given preference.

Applications using code number 514/515 (including a CV, list of
publications, copies of relevant diplomas, a record of teaching
activities and academic accomplishments) are to be sent to the

Dean of the Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies, Frau Prof.
Dr. phil. M. Knodt, Marktplatz 15, Residenzschloss, 64283 Darmstadt.

Code. No. 514 or 515

Application deadline: 24-Feb-2013

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