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Institution Faculty of Languages and Literatures - Department III - English and American Studies
Remuneration group TV-L E13
Full-time / Part-time Part-time (50% )
Start date As soon as possible (the position is initially offered for a duration of 24 months; with the option of an extension)
Application deadline 2024-05-31

We are looking for you:

Position of Doctoral Student at the Chair of English Literature (focus: Early Modern English Literature) (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Individual research and publication projects with the opportunity to work on a doctoral thesis
  • Participation in the research and publication activities of the Chair
  • Preparation and organisation of conferences and research projects, as well as support to the Chair with administrative tasks
  • Conducting teaching sessions (2,5 hours per week) in the English Literature Studies programs
  • Conducting exams and contribution to the development of study modules
  • Work in the Shakespeare Research Library.

Your qualifications:

  • Above-average degree in the fields of English Literature and/or Comparative Literature
  • Research interests in English Literature from the late Middle Ages to the present; expertise in the fields of late Medieval and Early Modern Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Modernity, Literary Theory and Aesthetics is welcome.
  • Interest in the library system and preferably relevant experience
  • If necessary, willingness to undergo training in library responsibilities
  • Excellent command of English as well as a sound knowledge of at least one more modern language; basic knowledge of Latin is welcome
  • Good organizational skills
  • Pedagogical skills; preferably academic teaching experience
  • An outline (ca. 5 pages) of your doctoral research project in English should be included in the application


Your office is located in the center of Munich and easily accessible by public transport. We offer you an interesting and responsible position with good opportunities for further training and development.

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


Please format your application document (full resume, certificates, ca. five-page project description, if possible addresses of referees etc.) as one PDF file and send it to contact: Mrs Nathalie Dupuis-Weidenbach
Please understand that we will not be able to return your material or cover travel expenses, if you are invited to a job interview at the LMU.

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