[Corpora-List] Job: Professor of digital forensic linguistics

Stefanie Dipper dipper at linguistics.rub.de
Thu Nov 29 10:04:37 CET 2018

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of the leading research universities in Germany. After its application to the federal-state programme for the promotion of early career researchers has been accepted, RUB is currently implementing 18 new tenure-track professorships. Following a successful tenure evaluation, the respective tenure-track professor will subsequently be awarded permanent tenure.

The Faculty of Philology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, German Department, is offering the tenure-track position of a W1 (W2) PROFESSOR OF DIGITAL FORENSIC LINGUISTICS starting from 1st of April 2019.

The future tenure-track professor will be representing the field of forensic linguistics in teaching and research with a focus on authorship analysis. The field comprises the linguistic analysis of digital communication in social networks as well as the development of automatic programs for authorship attribution. The successful candidate should have an excellent doctoral degree in linguistics and ideally have expertise in computer science (machine learning). The teaching (4 hours a week, after successful evaluation after three years 5 hours) will be within the M.A. program Germanistik (German philology). A willingness to develop interdisciplinary teaching units is welcome.

The appointment requirements in accordance with § 36 ff. of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz NRW; www.rub.de/appointments) must be met. Other mandatory requirements include: - Qualification for and deep commitment to academic teaching; - Willingness to engage with interdisciplinary research and collaboration; - Some experience with securing projects with third-party funding; - Readiness to participate in academic administration.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications and all relevant documents (cover letter, academic CV, certificates, lists of publications, of projects funded, and courses taught) are to be submitted to the Dean at the Faculty of Philology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, D-44780 Bochum, exclusively in digital form to dekanat-philologie AT rub.de, no later than January 8, 2019.

Additional information is available on our homepage at http://www.dekphil.ruhr-uni-bochum.de

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