Offer 59 out of 78 from 27/09/21, 00:00


Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Department of Philosophy and Humanities - John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies

University Professor of North American Literature

Working field:

The appointed candidate will cover research and teaching in the field of North American


Appointment requirements are governed by Section 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz – BerIHG).

Successful candidates will have an excellent record of international research and teaching in the area of North American literature. They will be specialized in literary theory and be able to teach in English. They should have experience in acquiring and leading externally funded research projects.

Along with the regular official duties of professors listed in Section 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the following activities:

The appointee will engage in interdisciplinary teaching and research activities within the John F. Kennedy Institute and the Department of Philosophy and Humanities, as well as collaborate with the Graduate School of North American Studies (GSNAS). They will also participate in activities associated with the Cluster of Excellence “Temporal Communities,” as well as actively contribute to establishing and/or supporting future research collaborations, for example, Collaborative Research Centers or Research Units through the German Research Foundation (DFG). The professor will actively participate in academic committee work within the institute. They will be expected to engage with gender and diversity issues relevant to their field as part of their research and teaching.

How to apply:

Applications should be accompanied by a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English (please enclose translations where necessary), a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught, and evidence of teaching aptitude. Please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects, and externally funded projects. If necessary, please include language certificates. If applicable, please give information on experience in primary and secondary education, partnerships with industry, inventions/patents, and spin-offs.

Please submit all application materials electronically as one PDF file (maximum 5 MB) by October 28th, 2021. Be sure to include a personal postal address and email, as well as the reference code for the position. For formal purposes, (i.e., for formatting application documents), you may use the following postal address, but please send your application to the e-mail address below it.

Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Dean’s Office
Attn: Ms. Hehn
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin


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