Deadline: January 31, 2022

Leibniz University Hannover invites applications for the position of Research Assistant (m/f/d) at the English Department / American Studies Division (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 65 %) starting 01.04.2022. The position is limited to 3,5 years.

Responsibilities and duties

Responsibilities and duties include research in a sub-project of the DFG-funded Emmy Noether Research Group “Hollywood Memories: Cinematic Remaking and the Construction of Global Movie Generations,” in particular conducting and analyzing qualitative interviews with interviewees in Mexico, contributing to scientific publications and presentations of the research results, and working on one’s own scientific qualification (a PhD dissertation based on the sub-project and the collected research data). Further information on the Emmy Noether Group can be found here:  

Employment conditions

The prerequisite for employment is a successfully completed academic university degree (Master, Magister or Staatsexamen) in the field of English/American Studies and Spanish (with a focus on film/media). Excellent English and Spanish language skills (written and spoken) are expected, as well as a high level of motivation, reliability, structured working methods, and the ability to work in a team. Knowledge of qualitative methods of empirical social research is desired.

The university aims to promote equality between women and men. For this purpose, the university strives to reduce underrepresentation in areas where one gender is underrepresented. Women are underrepresented in the salary scale of the advertised position. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. Moreover, we welcome applications from qualified men. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities.

Please send your meaningful application (cover letter, curriculum vitae as well as relevant certificates, references and, if possible, letters of recommendation) to the head of the Emmy Noether Group Prof. Dr. Kathleen Loock by 31.01.2021 with the subject “Application: Hollywood Memories,” either by e-mail (in a single PDF file) to or by mail to:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover

English Department

Prof. Dr. Kathleen Loock

Königsworther Platz 1

30167 Hannover


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