The English Department at the University of Koblenz-Landau (Campus Landau), Germany, is seeking to fill

a part-time PhD-position/Research and Teaching Assistant (50%)

from 01.04.2018 until 31.03.2022. The fixed-term employment contract is on the basis of the German Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG) and is part-time (50%). The payment is according to the German tariffs for university employees (13 TV-L).

Tasks include:
Contributing to research in the area of literary studies (PhD-project); independent teaching: one course per semester (2 hours every week during term) in English literature and/or American literature; involvement in research projects at the English Dept. and assisting in administrative work.

Essential qualifications:
Master’s or equivalent degree in English Studies/American Studies or Comparative Literature; excellent English language skills; knowledge of the German language is of advantage but not a prerequisite for the job position; a Phd-project in the area of literary studies (British, Irish, US-American or Anglophone literature), preferably on a topic that allows connections to the research profile of Prof. Dr. Stella Butter (see:
Experience in the organization of events (e.g. workshops, conferences) and with editorial work (e.g. formatting or proof-reading texts for publication) is of advantage. Please contact Prof. Dr. Stella Butter ( if you have questions regarding the position.

For positions in organisational units where women are underrepresented, female applicants with equal qualifications and aptitude will be given preferential treatment, provided that the qualities of another candidate do not render him more suitable for the position. Severely disabled candidates will also be given preference in the case of equal aptitude and qualifications.

The application deadline is 1st Feb. 2018. Applicants should submit under the heading “Kennziffer 209/2017” their application package (letter of motivation, CV, description of research interests, copies of diplomas or certificates) as a single PDF by sending it to:
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