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prof. dr. klaus p. schneider: curriculum vitae


  • Studied English, Russian, and Education in Marburg, Edinburgh, and Moscow
  • 1982 1. Staatsexamen für das Lehramt an Gymnasien (teaching degree): with distinction
  • 1987 Dr. phil. (Ph.D.), University of Marburg: summa cum laude
  • 1997 Habilitation (postdoctoral degree), University of Marburg: venia legendi: English linguistics

positions held

  • 1984-89 Research assistant / Assistant professor, University of Marburg
  • 1989-95 Assistant professor, University of Hamburg
  • 1992-93 Associate professor, University of Rostock
  • 1995-98 Lecturer, University College Dublin
  • Since 1998 Full professor of English, University of Bonn
  • 2018 Visiting professor, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing


  • Since 1998 Founding Professor of Bonn Applied English Linguistics
  • Since 1998 Founder and Director of the Research Center for Empirical Pragmatics
  • 1998-2007 Head of the Program Translating, Translation Studies and English
  • 1998-2007 Member of the Steering Committee of the North American Studies Program
  • 2000-2002 Head of Department, English Department
  • 2002-2003 Dean of Studies, Arts Faculty
  • 2008-2012 Member of the Advisory Board, German Association for the Study of English (Deutscher Anglistenverband)
  • 2009-2010 Head of Department, Department of English, American and Celtic Studies
  • Since 2013 President of the German Association for the Study of English (Deutscher Anglistenverband)


  • International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)
  • International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE)
  • Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée (AILA)
  • Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik (GAL)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung (DGFF)
  • Deutscher Anglistenverband/German Association for the Study of English
  • European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband
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