Tenure-track lecturer positions at CIS/LMU Munich in Computational Linguistics and NLP

We have two open tenure-track lecturer positions in Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing at the Center for Information and Language Processing (CIS) at LMU Munich, one each in the groups of Barbara Plank and Hinrich Schuetze.

Both positions are Akademische/r Rätin/Rat auf Lebenszeit, the German equivalent of tenured lecturer. The initial contract will be for 3 years, to be converted into a tenured position after an evalution in the third year. It is possible to get tenure earlier.

Ideal candidates have a PhD in computational linguistics, computer science or a related discipline and are fluent in German (or are willing to learn German) and in English.

Application deadline: September 30th, 2022. After that, the positions will remain open until filled. We will consider applications as soon as they are submitted.


1. Teaching computational linguistics and natural language processing classes in our BSc and MSc computational linguistics programs

2. Academic service, e.g., serving as the coordinator for the MSc

3. Developing your own research program, including publications in top CL/NLP venues

4. Due to Barbara Plank joining CIS recently, we are in the process of reorganizing and repositioning CIS as one of the most prominent CL/NLP groups in Europe. This is an opportunity for you to be part of the team that shapes the future of CL/NLP in Munich, including research, teaching and profile of the institute.


LMU Munich is the top-ranked German university in many rankings. It is supported by the federal government's "Exzellenzstrategie", which makes funds and structures available that support young researchers. If desired, we will support you in acquiring the habilitation degree.

CIS is part of ELLIS (ELLIS NLP and the ELLIS unit in Munich), the Konrad-Zuse school for reliable AI (relAI), and the MCML (http://mcml.ai), a new center in which PIs from the Munich area, mainly from LMU Munich and TU Munich, collaborate on advancing machine learning, including NLP. ELLIS, relAI and MCML provide a rich environment for networking with other researchers in NLP and AI and for collaboration with other groups in the Munich area.


The Center for Information and Language Processing (CIS) at LMU is headed by Barbara Plank and Hinrich Schuetze and is internationally recognized for its research on statistical NLP and language-focused deep learning. We are a growing team of 20+ PhD students and researchers from 10 different nations.


LMU is strongly committed to diversity and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.


CIS is located in the center of Munich near the English Garden, one of the world's largest urban public parks. Munich, the capital of Bavaria, is a vibrant international city with many cultural and recreational offerings, including the nearby Alps.


Please send your CV and publication record, names of two references and a motivation letter stating your research interests to jobs@cis.lmu.de, subject: "AR positions". Send the documents as a single PDF; give the PDF a name that includes your last name.