Postdoctoral Research Fellow (m/f/d) with 85%-part-time employment, limited for 3 years with possible 3 years extension – E 13 TV-L HU from 1 October 2023

Humboldt University of Berlin
June 12, 2023
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Centre for British Studies


  • Independent post-doctoral research as part of the “Boundaries of Cosmopolis” project (1870-1930)
  • Extensive archival research in Berlin
  • Teaching and research-related activities in the area of English / comparative literature and cultural studies
  • Help with the organisation of the 2026 summer session of the Harvard Institute of World Literature
  • Producing and editing publications
  • Conference and workshop organisation
  • Writing funding applications
  • Anforderungen

  • An MA degree and a completed PhD or near completion in a project-related area of English literature and/or comparative literature
  • Academic publications in relevant areas
  • Near-native English
  • A sound knowledge of German in speech and writing
  • Teaching experience and an interest in higher education teaching
  • Editorial experience
  • Higher education management experience, PR- and knowledge exchange experience
  • Experience of third-party funding applications
  • Independent work style, communication and team skills
  • Desirable further assets:

  • An interest in cultural history, cultural exchange, interdisciplinarity
  • Good IT skills
  • UK experience
  • Archival work experience
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    Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, certifications, the names of two academic referees, a one-page statement outlining how the proposed research addresses the topic of the “Boundaries of Cosmopolis”, as well as a sample of published or unpublished academic writing of maximum 8,000 words. Please send your application, and quoting the reference number to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Zentralinstitut Großbritannien-Zentrum, Prof. Dr. Gesa Stedman (Sitz: Mohrenstraße 60), Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin or preferably via E-Mail to [email protected]

    Please send the documents as a single PDF.

    For enquiries about the project and application process, please email stefano- ma[email protected] and [email protected]

    A full description of the project can be found here: https: // www.

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

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