Professorship for North American Literature and Cultural Studies

Universität Freiburg Department of English


The University of Freiburg has been granted 19 Tenure-Track Professorships from the Tenure-Track Programme and now invites applications in the context of this programme for the Tenure-Track Professorship for North American Literature and Cultural Studies at the Philological Faculty in the Department of English.
  • Application deadline: 01.03.2021
  • Publication date: 19.01.2021
  • Start-date: 01.10.2021
  • Fulltime position
  • Id no.: 00001396


This is a grade W1-professorship to which performance payments can be offered. It is to be filled by October 2021.

Applications from researchers who have just completed their doctoral degree and are in the early phase of their career are strongly encouraged. The successful applicant’s responsibilities will be in research and teaching in the area of Literary Studies, Media Studies, and Cultural Studies. Therefore, the successful candidate will have to demonstrate expertise in American literature, be familiar with media studies research, and have the skills to teach courses on American cultural history. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching discusses questions related to ethnic and cultural diversity.

Prerequisites for the employment are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record.

This position is a fixed term of four years. After a successful interim evaluation, it will be extended by two years. Furthermore, the tenure procedure towards Full Professorship W3 will be initiated after successful interim evaluation.

The tenure procedures are regulated in the Statutes and Quality Assurance Concept for Junior Professorships and Tenure-Track Professorships and agreed upon with the Ministry of Science ( As a prerequisite for granting tenure and the subsequent conversion into a full professorship (W3) (1) the requirements defined in the Statutes and Quality Assurance Concept have to be met and (2) the subject specific criteria determined by the PhilologicalFaculty have to be met.

The following application documents are to be submitted:-  Curriculum vitae-  Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications

-  Complete list of papers (including the dissertation and the four most important publications) and talks.

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.


Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above and the application form citing the reference number 00001396, by 01.03.2021 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

Prof. Dr. Frank Bezner
Postal address: Universität Freiburg, Philologische Fakultät, Platz der Universität 79085 Freiburg

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Frank Bezner on the phone number +49 761 203-54227 or E-Mail Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments.

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