Chair (W2) of North American Literature

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
06 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Linguistics, Literature, and Culture the Institute of English and American Studies is inviting applications for the position as

Chair (W2) of North American Literature

to be filled as soon as possible. The future holder of the chair shall represent American Studies in research and teaching, with a focus on North American literature, including its historical perspectives. The successful candidate needs to have specialized in at least one of the following research areas:

  • Literature and media change,
  • Visual culture,
  • Gender Studies,
  • Literary and cultural theory.

We prefer candidates with a Cultural Studies orientation who are familiar with interdisciplinary research contexts as well as with a track record in successful grant applications and experiences in international settings. The holder of the position will be expected to contribute to existing research networks and to provide impulses for new initiatives in the Research Priority Area “Culture and Societal Change.” We further expect a commitment to committee work and academic self-administration. Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements of § 58 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (Higher Education Act of the Free State of Saxony – SächsHSFG).

TU Dresden seeks to employ more female professors. Hence, we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from disabled candidates or those with additional support needs are very welcome. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Fakulty of Linguistics, Literature, and Culture (Robert Fischer, phone +49 351 463-36015) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Birgit Kliemann, phone +49 351 463-33175). 

Please send applications including CV with your academic background, list of publications, summary of teaching activities and evaluations (last three years) as electronic copy (CD, DVD, USB-stick) as well as a certified hard copy of your highest academic degree by 18.09.2018 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften, Dekan, Herrn Prof. Dr. Christian Prunitsch, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden.

Please find the german version under:

Reference to data protection: Your data protection rights, the purpose for which your data will be processed, as well as further information about data protection is available to you on the website: