PhD Position in the English Department

University of Freiburg



A full PhD position is offered for the DFG-funded research project Diachronic Narratology at the chair of Monika Fludernik (University of Freiburg).

The post will initially be given for three years, but could be extended to a fourth year.

Candidates should have completed their MA studies with honours and be qualified in the field of English literature in the eighteenth century or before. The main task of the PhD candidate will be to contribute an analysis of texts from the sixteenth or seventeenth century to a collected volume produced by the project and to write his/her PhD thesis on the same or similar texts. He or she will also be helping in the running of the project by doing bibliographical searches, proof reading, conference organisation and dealing with guests to the project.

For further information on the project see here

Applications should include:

  1. Letter of application
  2. A full cv (including a list of publications if relevant)
  3. Copies of BA and MA certificates with grades (if applicable)
  4. MA thesis (or an extract including the table of contents, the introduction and one chapter), submitted in Arial 12 point, double-spaced
  5. Two letters of references, one at least from the MA thesis superviser

 Interviews will take place in November 2019.

The salary will be determined in accordance with TV-L E13 .
Please send in a complete and convincing application in English with the above-mentioned supporting documents including the reference number 00000638, by date 10.10.2019 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Englisches Seminar
Prof. Dr. Monika Fludernik
D-79085 Freiburg
For further information, please contact Frau Prof.Dr. Monika Fludernik on the phone number +49 761 203-3313 or E-Mail

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