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Junior Professorship in Modern German Literary Studies/Literature Didactics

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    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    07/09/2019 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Germany › Mainz


The Department of German of Faculty 05 – Philosophy and Philology –, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, invites qualified persons to apply for a

Junior Professorship in Modern German Literary Studies/Literature Didactics

(W1 fixed-term position with tenure track to a W2 position)

to be taken up at the earliest possible date.

The junior professorship is intended to represent the fields of Modern German Literary Studies and Literary Didactics in a breadth of research appropriate to the career stage as well as in the courses of study "Bachelor of Education" and "Master of Education German" as well as "Bachelor of Arts" and "Master of Arts German Studies" in teaching and, in doing so, to create a particular link between the two subject areas. The professorship will complete the Department of German Language Didactics at the German Institute.

In the field of literary didactics, a focus is expected on literary learning and in modern German literary studies, expertise is expected above all in media studies and media-historical issues (preferably related to 20th and 21st century literature). Another thematic focus may be on reading didactics. Previous research work should form the basis for the deepening of this or the development of further focal points in research and teaching.

More Information

Selection process

Applications must include:

(1.) the completed application form including a short introduction and summaries (one PDF file): www.fb05.uni-mainz.de/ausschreibungen-professuren

(2.) the information and documents certifying the applicant meets the recruitment requirements, in this order: cover letter, academic CV, list of publications, list of courses taught previously, further information, teaching evaluations (if applicable), certificates (one PDF file)

(3.) samples of the applicant’s academic work: (i) the complete doctoral thesis (one PDF file) as well as (if applicable) (ii) additionally for the double denomination of the professorship relevant articles, book chapters, etc., maximum 60 pages (one PDF file)

Please submit your application up to 06.09.2019 exclusively in electronic form:


Dekanin des Fachbereichs 05 - Philosophie und Philologie

Frau Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sylvia Thiele

der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, D-55099 Mainz (Germany)

Job offers and further information also on the Internet: www.verwaltung.uni-mainz.de


Additional comments

The professorship is financed by the Joint Federal Government-Länder Programme for Junior Academics. Researchers in the early stages of their careers are therefore especially encouraged to apply. In addition to the general employment requirements, applicants must meet the recruitment requirements stipulated in section 54 and 55 of the Rhineland-Palatinate Higher Education Act.


The Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz strives to increase the share of women in academic positions and therefore especially invites qualified women to apply. Disabled applicants with appropriate qualifications will be given preference.

Offer Requirements


The applicant is expected to have completed a relevant university degree and an excellent doctorate in Modern German Literary Studies or Literary Didactics. Applicants should have achieved additional academic achievements in line with their career progress and proven by further academic publications.

Specific Requirements

The job holder should have practical school experience within the meaning of § 49 Para. 3 HochSchG. If this practical school experience is not proven, practical school knowledge must be acquired in the first three years of employment on the basis of a target agreement.

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