Full (W3) Professorship of American Studies

Düsseldorf (DE)
09 May 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf invites applications for a
Full (W3) Professorship of American Studies

to take up appointment on 01.10.2019.

We are looking to appoint a first-rate scholar whose research and teaching encompass the entire field of American studies. She/He should have a specialization in transcultural American studies as well as in comparative literary and cultural studies with a strong focus on strategies of textual analysis. She/He will be expected to participate in the BA program in American and English studies, the MA program in comparative studies in English and American language, literature and culture, the MA program in literary translation as well as in media and cultural studies courses in the Faculty of the Humanities.

The successful candidate’s international scholarly reputation should be documented by a distinguished record of publication in internationally respected journals as well as by success in the competitive acquisition of third-party funding. In addition to a strong commitment to teaching, she/he is expected to have international experience and contacts, to cooperate in intra- and interdisciplinary projects, and to assume administrative responsibilities in the department, the faculty, and the university.

Applicants will be hired in accordance with the general prerequisites pertaining to service law of section 36 of the North Rhine-Westphalia University Act (Hochschulgesetz NRW) which require an aptitude for teaching, exceptional competence in research, and additional scientific achievements.

Applications from women are expressly welcome. Women of equal aptitude, ability and professional competence will receive particular consideration, unless there are compelling reasons for choosing another applicant.

Applications from suitably qualified severely disabled persons or disabled persons regarded as being of equal status according to Book IX of the German Social Legal Code (SGB – Sozial-Gesetzbuch) are encouraged.

At Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf appointments may also be part-time, provided there are no overriding administrative reasons in individual cases for requiring full-time employment.

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf offers a Dual Career Service and is a member of the Rhineland Dual Career Network (Dual Career Netzwerk Rheinland). Further information can be obtained at www.dualcareer-rheinland.de.

Applicants should submit (1) a personal statement, (2) a curriculum vitae that includes lists of all scientific publications and of competitively acquired third-party funding, and (3) a short statement of research and teaching interests in digital format.

Applications should be sent, as a single pdf file, citing reference number 08 B 18-3.1 to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (dekanat@phil.hhu.de).

The closing date for applications is 31.05.2018.