Lectureship in North American Literature and Culture

University of Bern Institute of English Languages and Literatures

Lectureship in North American Literature and Culture

Department of English (initially from 1st February 2021 to 31st December 2022)

Applicants should cover a range of areas within North American Literature and Culture, and have a research profile that will permit an exchange with other disciplines in the humanities and cultural studies. Preference will be given to candidates with additional qualifications in Jewish American Literature and American Holocaust Literature.

The tasks of the successful applicant will be:
1. To teach 4 courses (8 hours of teaching) per semester at both BA and MA levels in North American Literature and Culture, including the teaching of the compulsory Introduction to Literature;
2. To assist in student support administration;
3. To supervise student dissertations at BA and MA level.
Academic requirements for this position are a completed PhD with a good publication record.
Although the language of teaching and administration in the Department is English, the language of the Faculty is German. Successful candidates should, as a minimum, commit to acquiring a good working knowledge of German within two years of taking up their post.
The University of Bern is committed to equal opportunities in employment, in particular to increasing the number of women in senior academic positions. The University of Bern supports job sharing and the advancement of dual-career couples.
Applications containing a CV, which includes a list of publications, a detailed list of courses previously taught and evidence of administrative experience, should be sent as a single PDF.
Closing date:October 11th, 2020