Junior Professorship of Early Modern German Literature

The German Department at the Faculty of Philosophy and Philology invites applications for a

Junior Professorship of Early Modern German Literature

The position is open from 01.10.2021.
Salary grade W 1 LBesG with tenure track to W 2 | Civil servant with a fixed-term contract

Tasks and expectations:
We are looking for a candidate capable of representing the field of Modern German Language with an emphasis on the early modern period in a breadth appropriate to the successful candidate’s career stage. In-depth exper-tise in the fields of media history, media theory, and rhetoric is expected. A further research focus in the field of the history of knowledge/poetics of knowledge is desirable.The professorship is to represent the field of early modern studies in Bachelor of Education and Master of Education (Deutsch) as well as Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts (Germanistik) degree courses. In addition to teaching and examination activities, a willingness to take on tasks in academic self-administration and interdisciplinary cooperation within the faculty and with other faculties, in particular within the scope of the research platform “Early Modern Times”, is required.

In addition to the general requirements according to public services law, applicants must meet the recruitment requirements stipulated in Section 54 of the Hochschulgesetz of Rhineland-Palatinate. A prerequisite is a qualified doctorate in Modern German Literature with a specific focus in the field of early modern studies. Applicants should demonstrate additional scholarly achievements appropriate to their career stage in the form of further academic publications.

The state of Rhineland-Palatinate and JGU are committed to close personal mentoring of students and there-fore expect teaching staff to have a strong presence at the university. A cooperative, team-oriented and proactive work attitude, strong communication skills, and the willingness to assume responsibility– including further professional development in accordance with JGU’s leadership guidelines – is also expected.

Junior professors are appointed as civil servants for a period of six years. In the fourth year, the junior professor’s performance level will be evaluated in order to provide orientation for the following three years.

The junior professorship is financed by a joint program of the Federal government and State government for the advancement of early career researchers. As such, researchers at an early stage of their careers are expressly invited to apply.

JGU firmly supports making family and career compatible and encourages the further professional development of its employees via a comprehensive offer of academic staff development programs.

JGU values the diversity of its professorial staff and welcomes in particular qualified applications from persons from all types of backgrounds.

JGU aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and therefore encourages female researchers to apply. Candidates with severe disabilities and appropriate qualifications will be given priority.

Please submit your application, including CV, references, diplomas and certificates, publication list, a proof of independent third-party funding, information on current and future research activities and previous teaching activities, teaching evaluations and a brief teaching concept as well as your dissertation and a maximum of three paper publications by January 31th, 2021 electronically as one PDF file to the
Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Philology
Prof. Dr. Arne Nagels
E-Mail: berufungsverfahrenfb05@uni-mainz.de

For questions and further information, please contact the Vice Dean of FB 05, Prof. Dr. Christoph Gabriel, at christoph.gabriel@uni-mainz.de.

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