Closing date 28th April 2014
Professor of German Medieval and Linguistic Studies,
Faculty Of Medieval And Modern Languages in association with St Edmund Hall,
University of Oxford.
Start date: 1 October 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.Oxford University seeks to appoint a Professor of German Medieval and Linguistic Studies. The successful candidate will be an outstanding and committed scholar in Medieval German. It is expected that her or his research will focus primarily on Medieval German literature and culture, but that she or he will also be able and willing to contribute to the teaching of Medieval historical linguistics.The Professor will be seconded to the University of Freiburg for two months of every year for the first ten years. The two months need not be consecutive but should normally not coincide with Oxford terms.The Professor will provide research leadership for medievalists within Oxford and within the UK more generally, supporting and developing Oxford’s unique curatorial role for the study of German culture in its widest manifestations. She or he will engage in teaching, supervision, examining, administration and fund-raising; and will play a key role in cementing Anglo-German links, in attracting graduates into the field of Medieval German studies and in strengthening existing graduate networks between the UK and Germany.This post is made possible with the cooperation of the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) and the Volkswagen Foundation.