Employment: 2-year Stipendiary Lectureship in Medieval English Literature and Language at the University of Göttingen

Deadline: 17 July 2016

The English Department in the Faculty of Philosophy of Göttingen University proposes to appoint a 50% Stipendiary Lecturer in Medieval English Literature and Language from 1st October 2016. The post is fixed for two years.

The successful candidate will be able to provide comprehensive teaching coverage in the area of medieval English literature and language as well as the material culture of handwritten texts. The candidate will also have a strong research record in the period pre-1550 appropriate to the stage of his or her career; will possess at least a Master’s degree in this field; will demonstrate excellent knowledge of both Old and Middle English; will have experience in teaching and be able to supervise and examine undergraduates; and will be willing and able to contribute to administration in the medieval studies section of the department. All courses are taught and all assessments are held exclusively in English. A basic knowledge of German is desirable, but not obligatory. The university offers further support through free intensive language courses.

The postholder will be required to provide nine academic hours of teaching per week during full term; to undertake undergraduate examining; to participate in the planning of research projects and colloquia; and to perform minor administrative roles and mentoring functions within the department and faculty.

The salary for this post will be on a scale of c. 22,000-28,000 EUR p.a. (Entgeltgruppe 13/Lehrkräfte TV-L).

Göttingen University enjoys an outstanding reputation as one of Germany’s most excellent universities, and ranked among the Top 10 of European universities in the area of humanities in 2010. It has a long-standing tradition in teaching and researching languages and especially the historical stages of English, represented by scholars such as Jakob Grimm, John Kemble or Arthur Napier. Both the university and departmental libraries offer an outstanding research platform for English Studies thanks to a state-funded initiative which promotes the comprehensive acquisition of English language publications.

Göttingen University is an equal opportunities and family-friendly employer. It explicitly encourages applications by women. The university seeks to extend its international profile and outreach.
For further particulars please contact Prof. Winfried Rudolf, University of Göttingen, Englisches Seminar, K.-Hamburger-Weg 3, 37073 Göttingen (email: wrudolf@gwdg.de).
Applications including a covering letter, CV, list of publications and teaching experience, copies of academic certificates, and two references must be submitted electronically in one file to Prof. Winfried Rudolf (wrudolf@gwdg.de) by 17 July 2016. Interviews will be held via Skype before the end of July.

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