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Department of English Literature, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Assistant Professor in English Literature and Culture, 15th-18th century

Tenure-track position open in the Department of English Literature, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Job Description: the person who will occupy the position will be called upon to teach courses on various aspects of English Literature and Culture from the late medieval period, through the Renaissance, to the mid-18th century. Although the research interests of the prospective candidates may be concentrated in any area of this chronological spectrum, primary consideration will be given to the one who can evidently cover a wide range of topics/authors in teaching and research. Citizens of member states of the European Union outside Greece must provide proof of knowledge of the Greek language at the level of G1.

The official declaration of the opening (specifying deadlines and required supporting documents) will be published in the Greek press during the first half of September and will be posted at Interested individuals may visit the English School’s website to acquaint themselves with the Department of English Literature. Further enquiries may be addressed to Dr Tina Krontiris at and Dr Katerina Kitsi at

(posted 30 July 2016)


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Zurich, Switzerland
Professorship in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literatures in English
Deadline for applicatins: 10 September 2016

The University of Zurich invites applications for a Professorship in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literatures in English.
The position should be filled by August 1, 2018.
The candidate’s research and teaching will place a theoretical focus on literatures in English from the nineteenth through to the twenty-first century in their entire theoretical and methodological range. Special emphasis will be placed on questions of intermediality. A further area of research specialization should be the transatlantic “long 20th century”.

The successful candidate will bring innovative research contributions to the field of English and American Studies and is expected to help develop joint research projects and teaching collaborations with other members of the English Department, with researchers in related fields, as well as with national and international institutions of higher learning.

Candidates are expected to have completed their Habilitation or equivalent qualifications. As administrative work is conducted in German at the University of Zurich, non-German speaking candidates are expected to acquire a working knowledge of German within the first three years of appointment. In order to increase the number of women in leading academic positions, we encourage women to apply.
The closing date is September 10, 2016. Details on the application procedure are available on For more information please contact Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Bronfen

(posted 29 July 2016)