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The University of Innsbruck invites applications for the position of
University Professor of British and Anglophone Cultural studies
at the Department of English of the Faculty of Language, Literature and Culture.
Deadline for applications: 31 January 2019

The position will be based on a civil-law employment contract with the University for a duration of five years. In case of a positive assessment this contract could be extended depending on available funding.

Responsibilities include

  • Representing the subject of “British and Anglophone Cultural Studies” (excluding US-American cultures) across the whole spectrum, both in research and teaching with a main focus on cultural theories and analyses, including perspectives from media studies;
  • Close cooperation with other divisions of the department (Literary Studies, Linguistics, Applied Language Studies), as well as the Department of American Studies; participating in the Faculty’s research programmes, especially the research area “Cultural Encounters – Cultural Conflicts”.
  • Acquisition of third-party funding;
  • Offering courses across the whole spectrum of British and/or Anglophone Cultural Studies in all relevant curricula (BA, teacher training, MA, PhD). Supervision of Diploma, BA, MA, and doctoral theses;
  • Administrative duties and active participation in the initiatives of the research network BritInn (Academic Network Britain-Innsbruck), as well as the promotion of early career scholars.

Eligibility requirements include

  • Pertinent degree in higher education;
  • Pertinent habilitation or equivalent qualification;
  • Strong research expertise in cultural theories and cultural analyses (at least one research focus in either field);
  • Publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals;
  • Language proficiency in English (C2-level) and German (B2-level or higher)
  • Visible involvement in international research;
  • Experience in acquiring third-party funding;
  • Excellent didactic skills;
  • Social and management skills; willingness to take on administrative duties;
  • Experience in research and/or teaching in English-speaking countries.

Desirable qualifications include

  • Active research in at least one of the following fields: intercultural studies, popular cultures, youth cultures, and gender studies;
  • Engagement with the foundations and didactics of cultural theories;
  • Experience in interdisciplinary research;
  • Innovative teaching strategies;
  • Willingness to support existing research projects.

The University of Innsbruck is committed to increasing the percentage of female employees, especially in leading positions and therefore explicitly invites women to apply. In the case of equivalent qualifications, women will be given preference.

Applications must reach us at the latest by 31 January 2019 and should include the usual documentation (esp. curriculum vitae, publications list, description of current and intended research, the 5 most important works [articles or book chapters). All documents have to be submitted in digital form (CD-ROM, e-mail, etc.). Hardcopy (paper) is optional. Please send the documents to: Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Fakultäten Servicestelle, Standort

Innrain 52f, A-6020 Innsbruck (fss-innrain52f@uibk.ac.at)

The basic salary is set down in the wage agreement for university employees. Professors are in the remuneration group A 1. For the position the monthly salary is 5.005,10 Euro (14 x). Depending on qualification and experience a higher salary can be a topic in the negotiations with the rector. Beyond that the university offers attractive additional benefits (http://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/).

The full, authoritative text in German (published in the official bulletin of the University of Innsbruck) as well as additional information on the current status of the application process may be found at:

http://www.uibk.ac.at/fakultaeten-servicestelle/standorte/innrain52f/berufungen_habilitationen/berufungen_index_2010.html

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Tilmann MÄRK, Rector

(posted 28 December 2018)


The University of Innsbruck invites applications for the position of
University Professor of Anglophone Literatures
at the Department of English of the Faculty of Language, Literature and Culture.
Deadline for applications: 31 January 2019

The position will be based on a permanent civil-law employment contract with the University.

Responsibilities include

  • representing the whole spectrum of the subject of “English Literary Studies” both in research and teaching with a focus on Anglophone literatures (excluding US-American literatures) from the early modern era to the present; analysis of Anglophone literatures as regional, national, and transnational formations with regard to formal, thematic, and theoretical aspects as well as processes of production and reception;
  • collaborating closely with the other research areas in English and American Studies (Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Applied Language Studies), as well as with the Faculty’s and University’s research centres and research areas;
  • acquiring third-party funding;
  • teaching and developing modules for BA, MA, doctoral students as well as students in the teacher training programme; supervising BA, MA, and diploma dissertations as well as doctoral theses;
  • taking over administrative roles and actively contributing to the initiatives of the Academic Network Britain-Innsbruck (founded in 2017);
  • supporting and mentoring early-career researchers.

Eligibility requirements include

a pertinent degree in higher education, a pertinent teaching qualification (“Habilitation” or equivalent), research expertise in Anglophone literatures (apart from US-American literatures), publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals, English proficiency at level C2, German proficiency at least at level B1, documented involvement in international research activities, experience in the acquisition of third-party funding, very good didactic, social, and management skills, and relevant professional research/teaching experience abroad.

The University of Innsbruck is committed to increasing the percentage of female employees, especially in leading positions and therefore explicitly invites women to apply. In the case of equivalent qualifications, women will be given preference.

Applications must reach us at the latest by January 31, 2019 and should include the usual documentation (esp. curriculum vitae, a list of courses taught, a list of publications, description of current and intended research, samples of the 5 most important articles or book chapters, a list of academic talks and projects). All documents have to be submitted in digital form (CD-ROM, e-mail, etc.). Hardcopy (paper) is optional. Please send the documents to: Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Fakultäten Servicestelle, Standort

Innrain 52f, A-6020 Innsbruck (fss-innrain52f@uibk.ac.at)

The basic salary is set down in the collective bargaining agreement for university employees. Professors are in the remuneration group A 1. For the position the monthly salary is 5,005.10 Euro (14 x). Depending on qualification and experience a higher salary can be a topic in the negotiations with the rector. Beyond that the university offers attractive additional benefits (http://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/).

The full, authoritative text in German (published in the official bulletin of the University of December 19, 2018) as well as additional information on the current status of the application process may be found at:

http://www.uibk.ac.at/fakultaeten- servicestelle/standorte/innrain52f/berufungen_habilitationen/berufungen_index_2010.html

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Tilmann MÄRK, Rector

(posted 28 December 2018, updapted 3 January 2018)