Job Opportunities

Junior Professor of British Studies

Bielefeld University invites applications for the following position in the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies, Department of British and American Studies:
Junior Professor (salary group W1) of British Studies (with a focus on Migration and Anglophone Cultures of the Global South)

Appointment is scheduled for the earliest possible date.

The appointee will have civil servant status (Beamtenstatus).

The holder of the position should have a research focus in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures of the Global South (e.g., South-East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Africa, the Caribbean) and a British Studies perspective on the manifestation of transatlantic migration phenomena in literature, culture and the media.

Teaching will take place across the spectrum of the department’s literary and cultural studies programmes. The post holder will also participate in examination and administration duties, and cooperate with the other sections of the department as well as the other departments in the faculty in teaching, research and in the development of joint research projects.

The qualifications sought are a postgraduate degree in a discipline connected to the field and a PhD in English or British Studies, as well as teaching skills and ability. Applicants are expected to have English skills at L1 level. The employment is first limited to three years with an optional extension of three additional years after positive interim evaluation. The evaluation procedure follows the regulations from the guide for junior professorships
Applications of severely disabled persons or persons that are regarded as being on a par with severely disabled with appropriate suitability are explicitly welcome encouraged.

The University Bielefeld has won many awards for its successes in equality and is certified as a family-friendly university. The university will gladly accept applications from women. The university will handle all applications in accordance with the National Equality Act (LGG).
In addition to the application, please include your CV, two pages of a rough paper on research and teaching objectives, (index of publications) with identification of the ten most important publications, list of publications and research (including successful procurement of external research funding, if applicable) as well as record of teaching and any other documentation relevant to teaching activities. Please do not submit any publications or manuscripts.

Applications are to be sent by June 6th, 2018 to:
Universität Bielefeld
Dekan der Fakultät für Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft
Postfach 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld

Please do not send any originals, as the received documents will be destroyed at the end of the proceedings.