The Faculty of Modern Languages at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main welcomes applications for the following position as civil servant or public employee starting in the fall term 2020/21: Professorship (W3) in American Studies.
Applicants are expected to represent the field of American studies with a focus on literary and cultural studies in its entire breadth in teaching and research. Desired fields of specialization within literary and cultural studies include aesthetics, literary theory, or media history. We are looking for scholars with an internationally visible research profile that is reflected in publications in leading international presses and journals.
Candidates are expected to contribute to and initiate collaborative research projects within the Faculty of Modern Languages, to take on committee duties, and to participate in academic events organized by fellow members of the faculty. The successful candidate will teach in the B.A. and M.A. programs “American Studies”, the M.A. program “Aesthetics,” and all relevant programs of teacher training. As the position will participate in teacher training, experience in and concepts for teaching academic contents at secondary schools are welcome.
The designated salary for the position is based on ‘W3’ on the German university scale or equivalent. Goethe University is an equal opportunity employer, which implies that applications from women are specifically encouraged. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments, please see:
Qualified academics with a demonstrably excellent record in teaching and research as well as internationally visible research output are invited to submit their applications accompanied by the usual documents (curriculum vitae, copy of transcripts for all degrees completed, publication list, records of teaching experience, research abroad, and extramural funding) until 26 September 2019 via email to the Dean of the Faculty of Modern Languages, Goethe University: