ArbeitsortLeipzig, Sachsen, Deutschland



The Institute of British Studies of the Philological Faculty at the University of Leipzig invites applications for the following position to be filled by April 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

W3-Professorship British Literary Studies
(Successor to Prof. Dr. Elmar Schenkel)

The candidate has to cover the entire field of British Literary Studies in teaching and research, documented by an established record of research. One substantial research focus is expected in the field of British literature before 1800 and another in 19th and 20th-century British literature. Moreover, the candidate is expected to have a research focus in two of the following fields: processes of individuation in early modern English literature, the development of the novel as a literary genre, Victorianism and aesthetic and literary innovations in Modernism. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to be experienced in obtaining external funding as well as in managing academic administration. Candidates should be able to contribute to the faculty’s teaching and research foci and to engage in interdisciplinary research programmes within as well as beyond the department.

Rights and obligations of the jobholder are within the Saxonian university law (Sächsisches Hochschulfreiheitsgesetz, SächsHSFG) and the Saxonian public service task regulation (Sächsische Dienstaufgabenverordnung, DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of § 58 SächsHSFG.

The University of Leipzig emphasizes the equality of women and men.
Handicapped applicants are encouraged to apply and given preference if equally qualified.

Applications with the usual documents, enclosing detailed CV, a list of the scientific work and academic teaching including available records of teaching evaluations and a certified copy of the certificate of the highest acquired academic degree should be sent, preferably also in a digital format as one PDF-document, before the October 12th 2018 to:

Leipzig University
Dekan der Philologischen Fakultät
Herrn Prof. Dr. Beat Siebenhaar
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig

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