Full Professorship (W3) of German Late Medieval and Early Modern Literature (up to 1700) 

Munich (DE)
15 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2017
Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Literatures

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 German Late Medieval and Early Modern Literature (up to 1700) with a main focus on text theories (Chair)

commencing as soon as possible.

The chair straddles the areas of Medieval German and Modern German Literature. The future chair holder should be accomplished in all research and teaching aspects of German Literature from the Late Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period, that is from the 13th to the end of the 17th century. The professorship’s main focus should be on text theories. We are looking for a renowned researcher who is able to develop his or her own approaches in the context of current theoretical and methodological debates in the field of German studies and introduce them into the discourse of both Modern and Medieval Literature.

Teaching requirements include all levels of LMU Bachelor, Master, teacher education and doctoral degree courses. Teaching load and examination duties: 50 % Medieval studies and 50 % Modern Literature.

An above average commitment to obtaining third party funding is desired. We expect close collaboration between the new chair and the diverse range of other Medieval and Modern Literature subjects taught at the LMU as well as involvement in interdisciplinary joint projects.

Prerequisites for this position are a university degree, an above average
doctoral degree or comparable abilities, proven by means of an internationally recognized research and teaching record, teaching skills at university level, excellent academic achievements and a productive and promising research programme.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as providing different forms of welcome services as well as 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 to the Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Literatures, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich, Germany, no later than 31.12.2017.