University Assistant (PhD position)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 02 Dec 2021

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PhD position (20 hours/week – once the dissertation agreement is accepted, there will be a raise to a three-quarter position, i.e. 30 hours/week), English Department, from 14.02.2022 to 13.02.2026. Main responsibilities: Writing a PhD thesis in English literary studies; academic teaching and supervision of students; support of research in the department (working area: Prof. Dr. Dorothee Birke), academic publications, professional training, administrative tasks. Required qualifications: completed master in the area of British/Anglophone (not American) literary studies; excellent competence (C2 level) in oral and written English; basic competence (B1 level) in German; excellent organisational, pedagogic and communicative competences; ability to work in a team; excellent problem-solving skills. International experiences as well as experiences with research organisation (e.g. organisation of conferences, editorial work) or with teaching are an advantage. The application should include a letter of motivation, CV, relevant transcripts and certificates, a description of your PhD project in the area of British/Anglophone literary studies (no more than 5 pages – a focus on narrative studies, book and reader studies, contemporary theatre or economic criticism can be a plus), as well as a pdf of your MA thesis.


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