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Dr. Dr. h.c. Ruth WODAK Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, Lancaster


1971-1972 Research Fellow in the Linguistics and Indo-Germanic Department, University of Vienna
1974 PhD (Sub Auspiciis Praesidentis Rei Publicae) in Linguistics, University of Vienna
1980 Habilitation in  Applied Linguistics, including Socio- and Psycholinguistics , at the University of Vienna
1975-1983 Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Vienna
  Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, Austria
1983-1991 Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics, with emphasis on Discourse Analysis,
1991 Offer of a chair at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA as "Full Professor" for Applied Linguistics (not accepted)
1991-2004 Full Professor of Applied Linguistics, Chair, University of Vienna
 Since 2000 Co-Director of Austrian National Focal Point, EUMC (since 2007 FRA), Vienna
1992-1993 Austrian Chair, Stanford University
1997-2003 Director of Research Centre "Discourse, Politics, Identity", University of Vienna
1999-2002 Research Professorship, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
2003-2005 Permanent Research Fellow, Collegium Budapest
2005 Offer of Canadian Research Chair, University of Waterloo (not accepted)
2004-2007 Chair in Discourse Studies, LAEL, Lancaster University
 Since 2007 Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies, LAEL, Lancaster University