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Institution Faculty of Languages and Literatures - Department 13-II, Chair of Slavic Linguistics
Remuneration group BesGr A13
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%)
Start date 01.10.2023 (fixed term for 3 years; possible extension for another 3 years)
Application deadline 2023-06-10

The chair of Slavic linguistics is devoted to research on the diatopic and diachronic diversity of Slavic languages in their family-internal and larger areal embedding. It has a strong interest in the sociocultural underpinnings of the dynamics of linguistic variation.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher interested in the social factors inhibiting and fostering linguistic and cultural contacts in order to arrive at an anthropologically informed understanding of the impact of contact events on the diffusion and distribution of linguistic patterns. The focus should be on a geographically, historically or culturally defined area that includes also Slavic varieties and that allows an in-depths analysis of the relevant processes.

We are looking for you:

Postdoctoral Researcher in the domain of contact linguistics (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Pursue an innovative research project that allows to qualify for a career in academia
  • Contribute to the research activities at the Slavic department, the faculty of languages and literatures and their wider contexts
  • Teaching of 5 courses per year (i.e. 2.5 courses / 5h per week), small-scale support in administration

Your qualifications:

  • PhD in linguistics with a focus in at least two of the following domains: linguistic diversity/variation, areal linguistics, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics
  • Experience in at least one of the following domains: philological analysis, data science, methods of corpus linguistics
  • Ability to carry out independent research with determination and readiness for collaborative research, also across disciplines (e.g. linguistics, philology, history, anthropology, geography, sociology)


  • Excellent working conditions at a world-leading university
  • Vivid, open-minded atmosphere at the Slavic department
  • Manifold possibilities to connect within and across linguistics/philology
  • Support in personal and career management

Place of residence should be Munich, place of work will be the Slavic department.

Remote work is possible up to a certain degree, depending on an agreement to be negotiated.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


In order to apply, please submit the following documents as one single (!) PDF file per email to

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV including list of publications and copy of PhD certificates
  • Research proposal (max. 2 pages)
  • Names and email addresses of 2 referees

For formal inquiries (not, whether you are an eligible candidate), please contact

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