The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology
at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a
Full Professor of English Literature (salary group W3)
at the Institute of English and American Studies in the Department of English and Romance Studies. This is a full-time and permanent position to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.
We seek to appoint a leading expert with an internationally visible profile in research and teaching. The professor is expected to represent the field in research and teaching in its full breadth and historical depth from the early modern period to the present, including literary theory (especially aesthetics and poetics). A historical focus in pre-1800 and/or early modern literature is desirable, as is an interest in literary practice or applied literary studies. Success in attracting external funding and a proven research profile evidenced by internationally visible publications and a scholarly network are expected. Experience in interdisciplinary collaborative research is desirable. The position requires involvement in all teacher training programs (Bavarian state examination) and teaching in the programs “BA English and American Studies,” “MA English Studies,” “MA Literary Studies Intermedial and Intercultural,” and the elite program “MA Ethics of Textual Cultures.”
Successful candidates should demonstrate an excellent academic track record in research and teaching at the highest international standards. They should have substantial research experience abroad and/or international cooperations as well as experience in managing research projects and in raising third-party funding. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree as well as a passion for education and relevant teaching experience are prerequisites. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in both English and German are preferred. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications. These should be in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) or equivalent academic qualifications. These qualifications may also have been achieved in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (for example as assistant professor).
The successful candidate should demonstrate academic leadership, the ability to support early career researchers and to drive FAU’s strategic agenda. FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.
FAU offers an outstandingly productive research environment as well as a passionate and multi-disciplinary scholarly community within a vibrant institutional network.
In its pursuit of academic excellence, FAU is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and values diversity. FAU is a family-friendly employer and responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of third-party funding, copies of certificates and degrees) online at https://berufungen.fau.de
by April 30, 2023
, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.