02/2022 1 PhD Position (f/m/d)

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    Universität Erfurt
    LiteratureAmerican literature
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    15/02/2022 12:00 - Europe/London
    Germany › Erfurt
    To be defined


reference number 02/2022

The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Erfurt is advertising the following part-time position (20 hours per week) at the professorship of English Literary Studies, available at 1 April 2022:



1 PhD Position (f/m/d)
Pay category E 13 TV-L (50 %)




Area of Responsibility

  • academic services in research and teaching (2 hours per week) at the Professorship of English Literary Studies, in the degree programmes BA English Studies/American Studies, BA Literary Studies and M Literary Studies
  • supervision of seminar and BA papers
  • further academic qualification with the aim of obtaining a doctorate in English Literary/Cultural Studies
  • support in research projects in the field of literature and cultural studies, especially new materialisms, media conflicts, literature and puppet theatre
  • participation in the research projects of the professorship, especially in applications for external funding (project proposals and joint proposals)
  • participation in administrative tasks of the professorship





  • MA/Diploma/state exam in English/British Literary Studies, or in Literary Studies with a focus on English/British or Anglophone literature
  • doctoral project, for example in the areas of New Materialisms/Ecocriticism or literature and puppet theatre
  • very good knowledge of British literary and cultural history
  • near-native knowledge of the English language
  • ability and willingness to participate in research projects of the professorship
  • teaching experience is desirable
  • ability to work in a team, communication skills, commitment and pleasure in working independently
  • fluent knowledge of German




The German version of this job advertisement alone shall be legally binding.


Depending on the legal and personal requirements, the position is initially limited to up to 4 years.


This call for applications is addressed to applicants who meet the requirements of Academic Fixed-Term Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz). General conditions of employment of the § 91 (5) of the Thuringian Higher Education Act (Thüringer Hochschulgesetz) apply.


If you have a foreign university degree, it is necessary that you apply for a certificate evaluation at the Central Office for Foreign Education (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen, ZAB) and enclose the corresponding certificate with your application documents. Please note that this is a fee-based service. You can find further information at www.kmk.org/zab/zeugnisbewertung.


The University of Erfurt is committed to diversity and gender equality. It has been audited as a "family-friendly university" and has received the rating "equality excellent" in the female professor programme. One of the university's strategic goals is increasing the proportion of women in research and teaching. Qualified female scientists are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Severely disabled persons and those with equal status are given preference in the case of equal suitability, professional performance, and ability.


The University of Erfurt promotes the compatibility of career and family and offers flexible working hours and further training opportunities as well as a range of health and prevention offers as part of the company health management.




Application and Deadline
Please send your complete application (CV, copies of academic degrees, PhD project description with schedule and, if available, list of academic publications and teaching experience), quoting the reference number, as PDF-files by e-mail until 15 February 2022:


Universität Erfurt • Philosophische Fakultät • Professur für Neuere Englische Literaturwissenschaft • Prof. Dr. Kai Merten • Postfach 90 02 21 • 99105 Erfurt • e-mail: kai.merten@uni-erfurt.de


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Reimbursement of Expenses
The University of Erfurt does not refund any costs incurred in the application process.

More Information

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Philosophische Fakultät, Professur für Neuere Englische Literaturwissenschaft
Nordhäuser Straße 63

EURAXESS offer ID: 726507


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