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
    • Applied Linguistics of Contemporary English
      vacant
    • Contemporary English Literature (§99/4)
      Prof. Susanne Reichl, PhD (since 1st of October 2017)
    • English and Anglophone Literatures 
      Prof. Sarah Heinz, PhD (since 1st of July 2017)
    • English Language Education
      Prof. Julia Hüttner, MSc PhD (since 1st of February 2018)
    • English Historical Linguistics
      Prof. Nikolaus Ritt, PhD (since 1st of February 2009)
    • English Linguistics (§99/4)
      Prof. Ute Smit, PhD (since 1st of April 2019)
  • European and Comparative Literature and Language Studies
    • Corpus linguistics and Digital Humanities (§99/6)
      Assoz. Prof. Mag. Hannes Fellner, M.A. PhD (since 1st of February 2021)
    • Digital Editing
      vacant
    • Digital Philology
      Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Roth, B.Sc. M.Sc. (since 1st of September 2020)
    • Early Scandinavian Philology and Early German Philology (§99/4)
      Prof. Robert Nedoma, PhD (since 1st  April 2019)
    • Finno-Ugrian Studies
      Prof. Johanna Laakso, PhD (since 1st of October 2000)
  • 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
      vacant
    • German Linguistics (Historical and Variational Linguistics)
      Prof. Alexandra Lenz, PhD (since 1st of September 2010)
    • Language Education (German Linguistics) (§99/6)
      Assoz. Prof. Jutta Ransmayr, PhD (since 1st of September 2023)
    • Modern German Literature
      Prof. Eva Horn, PhD (since 1st of February 2009)
    • Modern German literature with a focus on 17th and 18th century literature
      vacant
    • Modern German Literature with a Focus on Austrian Literature
      Prof. Norbert Christian Wolf, PhD (since 1st of September 2020)
    • Modern German Literature with a Focus on Austrian Literature (§99/4)
      Prof. Günther Stocker, PhD (since 1st of March 2022)
    • Modern German Literature
      Prof. Stefan Krammer, PhD (since 1st of October 2015)
    • Modern German Literature with particular focus on theory of literature and media
      Prof. Burkhardt Johannes Wolf, PhD (since 1st of September 2019)
  • Islamic-Theological Studies
    • Islamic-Theological Textual Scholarship: Quran and Hadith
      vacant
    • Islamic Religious Education
      Prof. Ednan Aslan, PhD (since 1st of September 2008)
    • Islam in Contemporary Society 
      vacant
  • Classical Philology, Medieval and Neolatin Studies
    • Classical Philology (Greek Studies)
      Prof. Stefan Büttner, PhD (since 1st of March 2011)
    • Classical Philology (Latin Studies)
      Prof. Andreas Heil, PhD (since 1st of September 2017)
    • Neolatin Philology and Studies of Classical Latin
      Prof. Hartmut Wulfram, PhD (since 1st of March 2013)
  • 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)
  • Near Eastern Studies
    • Assyrian Studies (Focus on Akkadian Studies)
      Prof. Michael Jursa, PhD (since 1st of October 2008)
    • Assyriology (§99/6)
      Assoz. Prof. Dott. ric. Nicla De Zorzi, BA MA (since 1st of December 2020)
  • East Asian Studies
    • Chinese 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)
    • Japanese Cultural Studies
      Prof. Ina Hein, Ph. D. (since 1st of August, 2012)
    • Korean Studies
      Prof.
      Jerome De Wit, Ph. D. (since 1st of September, 2023)
  • Romance Studies
    • French and Spanish Literature (with the French-Studies Focus on Francophone Regions)
      Prof. Jörg Türschmann, PhD (since 1st of September 2007)
    • French and Italian Literature and Media Studies
      Prof. Judith Frömmer, PhD (since 1st of September 2022)
    • French and Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies
      Prof. Teresa Hiergeist, PhD (since 1st of October 2020)
    • Romance Language- and Communication Studies
      Prof. Elissa Pustka, PhD (since 1st of September 2014)
    • Romance Philology: Intercultural and Multiligualism
      vacant
  • Slavonic Studies
    • East Slavic Linguistics (with Special Emphasis on Russian)
      vacant
    • East Slavic Linguistics (with Special Emphasis on Russian) (§ 99/1)
      Prof. Elias Moncef Bounatirou, PhD (since 1st of October 2022)
    • East Slavic Literatures
      Prof. Fedor Poljakov, PhD (since 1st of September 2005)
    • Slavic Linguistics and Text Philology (§ 99/4)
      Prof. Michael Moser, PhD (since 1st of April 2019)
    • South Slavic Literature and Cultural Studies (with Philological Emphasis)
      Prof. Miranda Jakisa, PhD MA (since 1st of February 2019)
    • West Slavic Literature and Cultural Studies
      vacant
  • Linguistics
    • Applied Linguistics and Philology (§99/4)
      Prof. Helmut Gruber, PhD (since 1st of April 2019)
    • Applied Linguistics (§ 99/6)
      Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Martin Reisigl (since 1st of January 2023)
    • Comparative Indo-European Linguistics
      Prof. Melanie Malzahn, PhD (since 1st of March 2012)
    • Corpus linguistics and Digital Humanities (§99/6)
      Assoz. Prof. Mag. Hannes Fellner, M.A. PhD (since 1st of February 2021)
    • General Linguistics
      Prof. Daniel Büring, PhD (since 1st of August 2010)
    • Language Education Research
      Prof. Eva Vetter, PhD (since 1st of September 2011)
    • Psycholinguistics
      Prof. Jutta Mueller, PhD (since 1st of September 2020)
  • South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies
    • Languages and Cultures of Modern South and Inner Asia
      vacant
    • Tibetan Studies
      Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jim Rheingans, M.A. (since 1st of August 2023)
  • Theatre, Film and Media Studies
    • Cultural History of Audio-Visual Media
      Prof. Andrea Seier, PhD (since 1st of March 2017)
    • Cultural History of Audio-Visual Media (§ 99/1)
      Prof. Monika Bernold, PhD (since 1st of March 2022)
    • Film Theory
      Prof. Lisa Gotto, PhD (since 1st of September 2018)
    • 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)
    • Digital Media Theory/Digital Media Aesthetics
      vacant