Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Faculty of Languages and Literatures
Chair of Modern German Literature
|Institution Type:||College / University|
The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) is a non-state university under church leadership and officially recognized by the Free State of Bavaria. It is committed to strong research and excellent teaching and combines first-class study conditions with an international focus. Eight faculties offer a wide range of subjects for around 5,000 students. The University employs 900 people of different faiths and beliefs. Grounded in the Christian view of human life, the KU aims to create an academic and educational culture of responsibility.
The Faculty of Languages and Literatures invites applications for the
Chair of Modern German Literature (W3)
to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.
Within the context of the women professors program III funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the KU is committed to increasing the percentage of female professors. Therefore, we encourage female researchers to apply.
Central tasks of the future holder of the position include research-based consolidation of subject-specific and integrational content in the degree programs in German Studies (BA and MA), Modern German Literature (Studies) (BA and MA), and German for teaching degree programs (LehramtPlus) as well as maintaining and expanding on networking measures with other KU degree programs. Furthermore, it is desirable that the holder of the position contributes to the continuation and re-accreditation of existing interdisciplinary degree programs and the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s and Master’s program, the program in European Studies (BA and MA), Aisthesis – Culture and Media (BA and MA) and the MA program in InterculturalAd – Intercultural Advertising. Within the teaching practice, the future holder of the position will primarily supervise the teaching degree programs with State Examination (Staatsexamen). The KU expects a strong commitment in connection with the structured doctoral program and the future design and conceptualization of a graduate academy.
In the field of research, tasks will include support of existing or new initiation of subject-specific and interdisciplinary research collaborations. It is further expected that the future holder of the Chair actively contributes to the key topic ‘For a human-centered digital society’ of the multidisciplinary and inter-faculty tenure track professorship program funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In addition, the holder of the position is expected to support and contribute to the University’s internationalization strategy in teaching and research. Already existing international collaborations with Universities in Brazil, France, Italy and the USA shall be expanded and new collaborations shall be developed. The successful candidate should have a very good command of the English language and should be prepared to teach English-language courses.
The successful candidate will represent the subject of Modern German Literary Studies in all its aspects ranging from the early modern period to contemporary literature including the integration of literature into larger cultural and discourse-related historical contexts. A comparative orientation and the willingness to collaborate with neighboring philological fields is desirable. Furthermore, skills in cultural studies are also desired for strengthening the Eichstätt research group on cultures of dialog within academic spaces for reflection in connection with cultural and social sciences and/or a cultural or literary-studies perspective on digitalization processes is very welcome. In the interests of strengthening the University’s academic profile, the KU expects candidates to have prior experience and show a continuing commitment when it comes to acquiring peer-reviewed third-party funding.
The requirements for employment shall be governed by Article 7 Bavarian Law on Academic Personnel of Higher Education Institutions (BayHSchPG) and include a completed university degree in German studies/German/(modern) German literary studies, the exceptional ability to conduct academic research, as generally demonstrated by the quality of a doctoral degree in modern German literary studies, as well as the habilitation or an academic achievement comparable to a habilitation in the field of modern German literary studies which may also have been obtained outside the university context or in the context of a junior professorship.
The successful applicant must be no older than 52 years of age at the time of appointment. Exceptions to this rule may be granted in justified cases (see Article 10 para. 3 BayHSchG).
The KU pursues a policy of intensive student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to spend an appropriate amount of time on campus.
Please send your application with the usual supporting documents by e-mail to the Dean’s office of the Faculty of Languages and Literatures, firstname.lastname@example.org, by December 13, 2019 (please combine all documents in one PDF file). All submitted application documents will be destroyed in accordance with data protection regulations after the hiring process has been completed.
In accordance with Article 10 (4) of the Foundation Charter, the KU takes the Catholic character of the University into consideration when appointing professors. It is therefore interested in receiving applications with relevant information in this regard. The Charter of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt Foundation, which supports the University, is available for download from the website of the KU in German with an English translation at http://www.ku.de/unsere-ku/traeger-stiftung/.
The KU is committed to promoting equal opportunities for men and women, and aims to ensure that its members are able to balance work and family life. Candidates with severe disabilities who are equally suitable to other applicants will be prioritized.
Prof. Dr. Isabelle Stauffer, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Universitätsallee 1, 85072 Eichstätt, Isabelle.Stauffer@ku.de
|Primary Category:||German History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Comparative Literature