The research training group 2806 “Literature and the Public Sphere in Differentiated Contemporary Cultures” at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), funded by the German Research Foundation, is offering
1 Coordinator Position (m/f/d) (100%, E-13 TV-L)
for a duration of five years, starting 01.10.2022.
The coordinator functions as administrative intersection for the research training group. The position includes academic management and administration, quality and data management, as well as public communication. In addition, the coordinator organizes the research and study program and maintains contacts to international and national cooperation partners.
The interdisciplinary research training group analyzes contemporary literatures since 1945 in different public and cultural contexts. It adopts a broad conception of literature, including socio-cultural, political, and economic contexts, (inter-)mediality, institutional conditions, as well as literary life as subjects for enquiry.
The research training group focuses on literatures in various languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian), including ‘small literatures’ and minority cultures on different continents. On the basis of comparative and transnational perspectives, the research training group takes praxeological, social, media related, material, ethical, and economic aspects into account. The research training group explores the cultural specificities, potentials, and functions of these literatures and investigates their conditions of emergence and public resonance.
The disciplines involved are English and American Studies, Book Studies, Digital Humanities, German Studies, Comparative Literature, (Cultural) Sociology, Media Ethics, Media Economics, Media Studies, Eastern European Studies, and Romance Studies.
For more information on the research program, the respective advisors, and contact information, see: https://www.literaturundoeffentlichkeit.phil.fau.de/
Documents to submit:
Please submit your application (English or German) electronically as one single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6th of July 2022.
The Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg strives to increase the number of women in academic research and teaching and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
FAU is an equal opportunity employer and gives preference to candidates with disabilities if equally qualified.