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Institution Faculty of Languages and Literatures - Department II - Institute of Finno-Ugric/ Uralic Studies
Remuneration group TV-L E13
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%)
Start date 2023-01-01 (a later starting could be possible based on mutual agreement)
Application deadline 2022-10-01

About us:

The Institute of Finno-Ugric / Uralic Studies (Department 13-II) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich is seeking applications for a permanent position of a lecturer in Estonian.

We are looking for you:

Lecturer in Estonian (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

First and foremost, the lecturer is expected to teach the whole range of Estonian language courses from elementary to advanced, to arrange the respective exams, and to participate in the development of the teaching materials. In addition, the successful candidate should also be able to teach courses in Estonian history and culture and contribute to the general course in Finno-Ugric literatures with the Estonian part. Other courses that fit the profile of the candidate are also very welcome. The weekly teaching load is negotiable and can range from 14 to 18 hours. Apart from the teaching, the lecturer should coordinate the Erasmus programmes targeting Estonia and is encouraged to participate actively in the life of the institute.

Your qualifications:

The successful candidate needs to have an excellent command of Estonian (C2), a working proficiency in German (B2 or higher), and at least a limited working proficiency in English (B1). A Master‘s degree in Estonian or a related linguistic/philological discipline is required, but a doctoral degree will be considered an asset (please note that this position does not offer a possibility to obtain a doctoral degree in the course of work). The candidate has to have a minimum of 3‒5 years of experience in teaching Estonian at different levels including advanced. Additionally, we welcome expertise and teaching experience in other related fields, such as Estonian literature and culture, Finno-Ugric studies, language contact, Baltic languages, or possibly some others.


Our team welcomes new members, and we offer you a friendly, international and academically stimulating environment. The work at the institute provides opportunities for professional development as well as local and international collaboration.
Our workplace is centrally located in Munich and is very easy to reach by public transport.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer and committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

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


Complete applications must include a full CV, a motivation letter with a description of teaching and research interests, and names and contact details of two referees.
Deadline for applications is October 1, 2022.
Applications should be sent to:
Prof. Dr. Ksenia Shagal
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Institut für Finnougristik / Uralistik
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

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