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Full Professorship (W3) of Modern German Literary Studies with a Focus on Cultural Theory (Chair)

Munich (City), Bavaria (GER), Germany
Closing date
29 May 2024

Job Details

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

Full Professorship (W3) of Modern German Literary Studies
with a Focus on Cultural Theory

commencing as soon as possible.

Applicants should represent the entire field of modern German literature in teaching and research. They should have an outstanding academic record, a theory-guided approach to literary studies, and a research focus in cultural theory/cultural studies – film and media studies (including theories of digitalization), gender studies or postcolonial studies – evidenced by publications. They should also be willing to participate in cross-faculty  academic research.

Prerequisites for this position are a university degree, a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification, teaching skills at university level, excellent academic achievements and a productive and promising research program.

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 (Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich, Germany), preferably via e-mail to in one single PDF-file no later than May 29, 2024.


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