Professorships

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African Studies
  • African History and Society
    Prof. Dr. Kirsten Rüther, M.A. (since 1st of October 2012)
  • African Languages and Literature
    Prof. Dr. Adams Bodomo, BA MA MPhil PhD (since 1st of August 2013)
English and American Studies
  • American Studies
    vacant
  • British Literature
    vacant
  • English Cutural and Literary Studies
    vacant
  • English and Anglophone Literatures
    vacant
  • English and American Language and Literature (Linguistics)
    Prof. Barbara Seidlhofer, PhD (since 1st of October 2005)
  • English Historical Linguistics
    Prof. Nikolaus Ritt, Ph. D. (since 1st of February 2009)
European and Comparative Literature and Language Studies
  • Finno-Ugrian Studies
    Prof. Johanna Laakso, PhD (since 1st of October 2000)
  • Endowed Chair for History and Theorie of Biography
    Prof. Wilhelm Hemecker, PhD (since 1st of March 2012)
  • Berta-Karlik-Professorship (3 years)
    Prof. Christine Ivanovic, PhD (since 1st of April 2015)
German Studies
  • Early German Literature with a Focus on the late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age
    Prof. Matthias Meyer, PhD (since 1st of August 2007)
  • Early German Language and Literature
    Prof. Stephan Müller, PhD (since 1st of August 2010)
  • German as a Foreign Language
    Prof. Karen Schramm, PhD (since 15th of March 2014)
  • German as a Second Language
    Prof. Inci Dirim, PhD (since 1st of March 2010)
  • German Linguistics (Historical and Variational Linguistics)
    Prof. Alexandra Lenz, PhD (since 1st of September 2010)
  • German Linguistics (Present Day German)
    vacant
  • Modern German Literature (Theory of Literature)
    Prof. Annegret Pelz, PhD (since 1st of February 2007)
  • Modern German Literature
    Prof. Eva Horn, PhD (since 1st of February 2009)
  • Modern German Literature
    Prof. Konstanze Fliedl, PhD (since 1st of September 2007)
  • Modern German Literature with a Focus on Austrian Literature
    Prof. Roland Innerhofer, PhD (since 1st of August 2011)
  • Modern German Literature                                                                                                       Prof. Stefan Krammer, PhD (since 1st of October 2015)
Islamic Theological Studies
  • Classical and Modern Qur’an Exegesis (tafsīr)
    Prof. Abdullah Takim, Ph.D. (since 15th of November 2016)
  • Islamic Religious Education
    Prof. Ednan Aslan, PhD (since 1st of September 2008)
Classical Philology, Medieval and Neolatin Studies
  • Classical Philology (Greek Studies)
    Prof. Stefan Büttner, PhD (since 1st of March 2011)
  • Classical Philology (Latin Studies)
    vacant
  • Neolatin Philology and Studies of Classical Latin
    Prof. Hartmut Wulfram, PhD (since 1st of March 2013)
  • Late and Mediaeval Latin Philology
    Prof. Danuta Shanzer, PhD (since 15th of March 2011)
Musicology (Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Systematic Musicology)
  • Historical Musicology (with a Focus on the Period after 1600)
    Prof. Michele Calella, PhD (since 1st of March 2010)
  • Historical Musicology (with a Focus on Old Music)
    Prof. Birgit Lodes, PhD (since 1st of February 2004)
  • Comparative Musicology
    vacant
Near Eastern Studies
  • Old Semitic Philology and Oriental Archaeology
    vacant
  • Assyrian Studies (Focus on Akkadian Studies)
    Prof. Michael Jursa, PhD (since 1st of October 2008)
  • Turkish and Islamic Studies
    Prof. Markus Köhbach, Ph. D. (since 1st of October 1992)
East Asian Studies
  • Japanese Cultural Studies
    Prof. Ina Hein, Ph. D. (since 1st of August, 2012)
  • Sinology Social Studies
    Prof. Dr. Christian Göbel, Ph. D. (since 15th of February, 2013)
  • East-Asian Economy and Society
    Prof. Rüdiger Frank, Ph. D. (since 1st of August, 2007)
Romance Studies
  • French and Spanish Literature (with the French-Studies Focus on Francophone Regions)
    Prof. Jörg Türschmann, PhD (since 1st of September 2007)
  • Romance Language- and Communication Studies
    Prof. Elissa Pustka, PhD (since 1st of September 2014)
  • Romance Philology II
    Prof. Birgit Wagner, PhD (since 1st of October 1998)
  • Romance Philology III (with a Special Focus on Hispanic Studies)
    Prof. Friederike Hassauer, PhD (since 1st of September 1991)
  • Romance Philology: Intercultural and Multiligualism
    vacant
Slavonic Studies
  • East Slavic Literatures
    Prof. Fedor Poljakov, PhD (since 1st of September 2005)
  • Russian and East Slavic Linguistics
    Prof. Anna Kretschmer, PhD (since 1st of March 2010)
  • Slavic Literatures
    Prof. Alois Woldan, PhD (since 21st of April 2005)
  • Slavic Philology
    Prof. Vladimir Biti, PhD (since 1st of September 2008)
  • Slavic Classical Philology and Balkan Studies
    vacant
Linguistics
  • General Linguistics
    Prof. Daniel Büring, PhD (since 1st of August 2010)
  • Comparative Indo-European Linguistics
    Prof. Melanie Malzahn, PhD (since 1st of March 2012)
  • Subject Didactics (Language Teaching and Learning Research)
    Prof. Eva Vetter, PhD (since 1st of September 2011)
South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies
  • Cultural and Intellectual History of Modern South Asia
    Prof. Martin Gaenszle, PhD (since 1st of January 2007)
Theatre, Film and Media Studies
  • Theatre and Cultural Studies
    Prof. Stefan Hulfeld, PhD (since 1st of October 2006)
  • Theatre and Media Cultures of the Modern Age
    Prof. Christian Schulte, PhD (since 1st of November 2008)
  • Film Theory
    vacant
  • Cultural History of Audio-Visual Media
    Prof. Andrea Seier, PhD (since 1st of March 2017)