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Lecturer with a specified function
Faculty 06: Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies / English / British Studies of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germersheim Campus) part-time (75%)

For our faculty’s British Studies (Anglistik) programme, we are looking for a lecturer with a specified function, with a focus on foreign language learning, translation and cultural studies.

Your tasks:
In this position, you will be expected to:

  • offer courses for students with English as a foreign or primary language in the current and future BA and MA programmes.
  • conduct related examinations as well as correct and evaluate tests and examinations
  • be versatile across disciplines within the framework of future degree programmes.
  • participate in the development and design of teaching material.
  • participate in the academic self-administration of the faculty and the British Studies (Anglistik) department.

The link to the position is here:

Many thanks and best wishes,
Alison Martin
Frau Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alison E. MARTIN
Professor of British Studies
Abteilung für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Anglophonie
Fachbereich 06: Translations-, Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
An der Hochschule 2
D-76726 Germersheim
DFG-/AHRC-funded research Project “Spaces of Translation”
+49 (0)7274 508 35 240

(posted 19 November 2021)

Literature Professor (beginning August 2022)
LCC International University in Klaipėda, Lithuania

LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania, (website) welcomes applications for a full-time Professor position in the Department of English beginning August, 2022.

We seek a candidate who will teach advanced and basic literature courses and supervise senior thesis projects. Expertise and experience in the areas of Literature and English are welcome. Load is 4/4 equivalent, with load time potentially assigned for research and thesis advising. A modest research agenda is expected.


  • Teach advanced literature courses, including literary criticism/ research methods;
  • Supervise senior thesis projects;
  • Teach other offerings in the English department, including writing courses
  • Opportunity for research and scholarship in an international setting


  • PhD in Literature, Humanities, or English. Rank of appointment commensurate with qualifications;
  • Three years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level preferred;
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to a highly diverse international context;
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship preferred.
  • Commitment to student-centered teaching and learning from a Christian worldview.

(posted 19 September 2021)

University of Wien
University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of English and American Studies, 01.02.2022 to 31.01.2028
Deadline for applications: 2 November 2021

The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 179 fields of study, approx. 10.000 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.02.2022 of a University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of English and American Studies to 31.01.2028.

Reference number: 12269

The Department of English and American Studies (Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies) at the University of Vienna announces the position of a university assistant (Post-doc) in the field of British Literature. Research and teaching at the Department of English and American Studies cover literary and cultural studies as well as linguistics. The department employs more than sixty members of research staff. Presently about 3500 active students are enrolled in its Bachelor, Master, PhD and Teacher Education programmes.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves:
– Developing and strengthening an independent research profile
– Involvement in research projects and research studies/publications
– International publications and presentations
– Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
– Preparing / writing a post-doctoral dissertation (Habilitation)
– Independent teaching in accordance with the Collective Agreement
– Student supervision
– Participation in evaluation and quality control activities
– Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

– Successfully completed PhD, with an outstanding dissertation in the area of English literature and focus on British or Irish literature
– Professional competence in the area of British / Irish literature
– Didactic competence in the area of British / Irish literature
– High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
– Excellent command of written and spoken English
– IT user skills
– Ability to work in a team

In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have:
– Teaching experience in the field of English studies
– Experience of working with e-learning
– Experience of working on research projects
– Experience of organizing conferences, guest lectures, etc.
– Publications in renowned, subject-relevant media (peer-reviewed, depending on the professional standards)
– International presentation experience

Desirable qualifications are:
– Professional competence in the areas of Gender Studies and/or Queer Theory
– Knowledge of university processes and structures
– Experience abroad
– Experience of supervising students

Applications should include:
– Cover letter (1 page)
– Academic CV
– Outline of habilitation / post-doc project (5 pages, excl. list of references)
– List of publications
– dissertation and 1 published article (from a peer-reviewed journal or a collection of essays) as .pdfs
– List of courses taught incl. three short course descriptions
– Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference

Research fields:

Main research field Special research fields Importance
Linguistics and Literature English studies MUST


Language Language level Importance
English Excellent knowledge MUST


Type of computer skills Specified computer skills  Importance
Basic Knowledge MS Office MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 02.11.2021, mentioning reference number 12269.

For further information please contact Pasterk, Michaela +43-1-4277-42420, Mieszkowski, Sylvia +43-1-4277-42412.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 12269
Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna

(posted 18 October 2021)

Research Fellow in Early Modern English Studies
Universität Tübingen, Philosophische Fakultät/ Faculty of Humanities, Department of English
Deadline: 1st November 2021

The DFG Research Group “De/Sacralization of Texts” (FOR 2828) is seeking to fill a 3-year PhD Position/Research Fellow (f/m/div, 65%, TV-L E13) in Early Modern English Studies.

The position is associated with the project on “Figurationen der Inspiration, Autorisierung und Auratisierung in der englischen Literatur / Figurations of Inspiration, Authorization and Auratization in English Literature”. The successful candidate will analyze concepts of inspiration and ascriptions of authority in early modern English Poetry or Drama.

The post will start on January 1, 2022. The salary is from 33.100 to 37.300 € per annum depending on age, family status and work experience. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a doctorate in English literature at the University of Tübingen in the context of the project.

The successful candidate will have a very good master’s degree in English literary (and cultural) studies, with a focus on early modern literature. In addition, they should have excellent communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team with other colleagues across the research group.

The University of Tübingen aims to increase the share of women in research and teaching and invites applications from qualified female scholars. Applicants with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in case of equal suitability.

Applications should include a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, list of publications if available and the names of at least two referees. Please submit your application in one PDF file and send it to Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer (Department of English, Wilhelmstr. 50, 72074 Tuebingen, Germany) Email:
Subject: De/Sacralization of Texts.

The deadline is November 1, 2021.
For further information, please contact Professor Bauer directly at the address given above.
The recruitment process will be managed by the University Central Administration.

(posted 8 October 2021)