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Institution Faculty of Languages and Literatures - Research Training Group 2845 „Family Matters. Figures of Allegiance and Release“
Remuneration group TV-L E13
Full-time / Part-time Part-time (65 %)
Start date 2024-04-01 (duration of 4 years)
Application deadline 2023-11-15

About us:

The Research Training Group analyzes the literary and media history of family from antiquity to the present. Against the backdrop of the current transformation of traditional family patterns it aims at investigating modellings of family in literature and media throughout different genres, epochs, cultures, and languages. At the same time, it wants to explore the specific contribution of literature to the constitution of the familial. Please visit the following link for further information on the research program:
Participating disciplines are Comparative Literature, English, American and German Studies, Classics, Scandinavian, Romance and Slavic Studies, Film and Media Studies, literary Gender Studies.

We are looking for you:

Research fellow (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

Within the framework of the Research Training Group 2845 „Family Matters. Figures of Allegiance and Release” at the LMU Munich we call applications for six positions as research fellows (TV-L E13, 65 %, duration of 4 years), to commence April 1, 2024.
Apart from working on their individual research projects, the candidates participate in an additional curriculum (mandatory and optional courses) and are given the opportunity to acquire key skills.

Your qualifications:

  • outstanding MA or comparable degree in one of the disciplines involved
  • a research project matching the agenda of the program
  • an independent, well-organized and self-responsible way of working
  • interest in interdisciplinary cooperation


The research training group offers you the opportunity to earn a PhD (supported by a dissertation committee) and to take an active part in a cutting-edge research environment. During the whole time of your membership in the program, you can acquire additional skills and profit from the LMU’s offers to upgrade your qualifications.

Your workplace is located in Munich city and easy to reach by public transport.

International applications are welcome. The LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The call for applications is explicitly aimed at people of all genders (m/f/x) and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Please submit your application in English or German (a short letter of motivation, CV, 6–10 pages outline of the research project, two assessments of MA thesis or recommendations, copies of academic degrees) no later than November 15, 2023, exclusively online via the application site of the LMU:

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