English Department

Senior Assistantship in English and/or American Literary and Cultural Studies
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The English Department of the University of Zurich invites applications for a Senior Assistant in the field of English and/or American Literary and Cultural Studies to start on 1 August 2021. 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); teaching (4 hours per week) and examination work; administrative tasks at departmental level (such as module coordination).

Your profile

We are looking for a member of staff with an outstanding doctorate in the field of English and/or American Literary and Cultural Studies and the aim of qualifying for a professorship. You have a convincing postdoctoral project, experience with publication activities and organisation of academic conferences as well as academic networking. A working knowledge of German is required for the performance of administrative tasks.

What we offer

A position in an internationally renowned, committed and collegial research team, which will support you in your independent research; workspace in the department; full access to library services and IT facilities.

Place of work

English Department, Plattenstrasse 47, 8032 Zürich

Start of employment

Start of employment is 1 August 2021. 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 March 2021.

Further information

Prof. Dr. Michael Frank (Deputy Head of Department)