Assistant Professor in English Literature and Culture Studies

University of Basel Department of English


Assistant in English Literature and Culture Studies

Part-time: 60%
Envisaged starting date: 1st August 2021

The Department of English at the University of Basel is looking for a part-time (60%) assistant in English literature and culture studies (with Professor Ina Habermann).

Your position

The successful applicant will

  • write their PhD or Habilitation thesis (part of the working hours are reserved for the research project), publish academic articles, attend relevant conferences, give conference talks, and engage with the activities of the Department of English;
  • teach 2 hours per semester on the BA level (PhD candidates) and/or the MA level (Habilitation candidates);
  • support the Chair in her academic and administrative duties/work;
  • perform administrative duties, such as student advising and active involvement in the planning and organisation of departmental structures, processes, and courses of study.

Your profile

Candidates should have an MA university degree or PhD in English Studies and a sustained interest in English literature and culture. An interest in 17th and 18th century literature is appreciated.

We offer you

You will work in a vibrant and research-active department. The conditions of employment are based on the regulations of the University of Basel. Assistant positions are fixed term (1+3 years for PhD candidates, 2+4 years for Habilitation candidates).

Application / Contact

In one pdf file, applicants should include
  • a motivational cover letter
  • their CV
  • a piece of writing of no more than 30 pages that best represents the applicant's research, e.g. a seminar paper or a chapter of an MA thesis
  • copies of university diplomas
by 28 February 2021.

Please send your application file electronically to the secretary, Mr Alex Van Lierde:
E-mail address:
Subject: Assistantship in English Literature & Culture

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