Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Ibero-Romance Literary Studies

Location
Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
Salary
W2
Posted
19 May 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty of Languages and Literatures invites applications for a

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track)
of
Ibero-Romance Literary Studies

commencing on 1 April 2023.

The successful candidate will represent the field of Ibero-Romance Literary and Cultural Studies with a focus on literatures in Spanish and Portuguese. A strong research track in Latin American Studies is desirable. The position’s profile includes research, teaching and academic self-administration as well as participation in the faculty’s research groups in Literary Studies and in interdisciplinary research networks.

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.

The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met.

Under the terms of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, in exceptional cases and subject to outstanding performance in research and teaching, the position may be converted from a W2 into a W3 Full Professorship at a later date.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications and teaching to the Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Literatures, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich, Germany, preferably by e-mail (dekanat13@lmu.de) in one PDF file (max. 10 MB) no later than 15 June 2022.

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