Senior Assistantship in English and/or American Literary Studies

University of Zurich
February 14, 2023
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English Department

Senior Assistantship in English and/or American Literary Studies

90%

The English Department of the University of Zurich invites applications for a Senior Assistant in the field of English and/or American Literary Studies to start on 1 August 2023. This postdoctoral position is initially limited to three years, with the possibility of extension for a further three years. The position is open to candidates with a completed doctorate who are aiming for a habilitation.

Your responsibilities

Work on a habilitation project or a second monograph as well as other research activities (conferences, publications, applications for external funding, organization of a research collo-quium in literature); teaching (4 hours per week) and examination work; administrative tasks at departmental level (such as module coordination, including the organization of reading-list exams, and teaching planning).

Your profile

We are looking for a member of staff with an outstanding doctorate in the field of English and/or American Literary Studies and the aim of qualifying for a professorship. You have a convincing postdoctoral project, experience with publication activities and organization of academic conferences as well as academic networking. You are proficient in verbal, written, and interpersonal communication in English and have a competence in German or are eager to acquire a working knowledge of German in the first two years. A working knowledge of German is required for the performance of administrative tasks.

What we offer

A position with a workload of 90% (initially limited to a three-year period, with possible extension for up to 3 three years, salary according to canton regulations) in an internationally renowned, committed and collegial research team, which will support you in your independent research. The English Department offers an attractive, cooperative work environment with good infrastructure in an international, stimulating environment in central Zurich with full access to library services and IT facilities. You will be allocated a workspace in the department; the university's regulations allow staff to work from home for up to 40% of their weekly employment time.

Place of work

Englisches Seminar, Plattenstrasse, Zürich, Switzerland

Start of employment

Start of employment is 1 August 2023. Please submit your application with a curriculum vitae, copies of certificates (Matura, licentiate/Master's degree, possibly higher teaching degree, doctorate), a writing sample, the names and addresses of at least two references and a description of your research project as an integral PDF document by 15 February 2023. Please apply via our job portal https:// www. jobs.uzh.ch.

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