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W3 – Professorship “American Literature” (Leipzig University)

Applicants are expected to cover the field of US Literature from its beginnings to the contemporary period and show documented excellence in research and teaching. Specialists in the field of popular literature / popular culture are sought, with an additional scholarly interest in one or more of the following areas: transnational studies, gender studies, visual cultures, and media and literature in the digital age. Applicants are expected to pursue interdisciplinary scholarship (literary and cultural studies), have experience working in university administration, and be team-oriented. Further expectations include outstanding publications in international, refereed journals of American studies, experience in acquiring external funding, excellent international contacts and networks, as well as a willingness to work with the university’s thematic research clusters, including cooperation with other departments such as the natural sciences or medicine. The professorship will require a strong, ongoing commitment to fostering and developing the institute’s BA and MA degree programs, including teachers’ education, as well as ongoing participation in administrative duties.

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.

Leipzig University 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 before 6 November 2015 to:

Universität Leipzig, Dekan der Philologischen Fakultät, Herrn Prof. Dr. Frank Liedtke, Beethovenstr. 15, 04107 Leipzig, Germany

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