Professorship for Anglistische Culture and Literature
University of Vienna, Faculty of Philology and Cultural Studies

(Full-time employment, unlimited).


According to the development plan of the University of Vienna, this professorship is assigned to the subject of European Cultures and Identities as well as Aesthetic Communication in the Modern Age.


We are looking for a scientist who is innovative, creative and dynamic, as well as able to bring his / her international reputation into English. He / She should be able to represent the subject of Anglistic Cultural and Literary Studies in research and teaching as widely as possible. A focus in British and / or Irish cultural and literary studies is desirable. It is also expected to participate in the development of international cooperation and exchange programs.

Your profile:

  • Doctorate / PhD and Post-Doc experience at a university or other research institution
  • A specialized habilitation (venia docendi) or an internationally recognized equivalent qualification is required
  • Outstanding achievements in research, excellent publication activity, international reputation
  • Experience in the conception, acquisition and management of major research projects as well as willingness and ability to lead research groups
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, university teacher training, as well as the ability and willingness to teach at all curricular levels (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate), supervise dissertation work and promote young academics

The University of Vienna expects that the applicant will acquire German language skills within three years, which will enable him to teach in Bachelor studies and to work in university committees. The University of Vienna expects the basic willingness to take on organizational responsibility at the level of the faculty or the university.

We offer you:

  • a negotiable, attractive salary (Classification collective agreement for employees of universities in the use of group A1; § 98 Universities Act 2002); The individual salary negotiation takes place taking into account the current career history and the current income situation
  • In addition to statutory social insurance, a company pension fund
  • A start-up financing, in particular for setting up and acquiring research projects
  • A dynamically developing research location with a well-developed instrument of research funding
  • Attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life
  • Comprehensive counseling and support in matters related to housing search, school change and dual career
  • Diverse support through central service facilities


The University of Vienna operates an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches importance to equality and diversity ( ). In particular, an increase in the proportion of women in management positions and in scientific staff is being sought. Women are given priority with equal qualifications.

Application documents:

  • Cover letter with a brief description:
  • Current research interests and research plans for the near future
  • The current and planned priorities in academic teaching and the support of young professionals
  • scientific CV 
    including details of "esteem factors" (z. B. editors properties, functions in scientific societies or program committees)
  • Publish directory with:
  • The five most important publications in the sense of the professed professorship
  • An Internet link to download (PDF versions) or electronic transmission of the PDF files of these five publications
  • According to the practice of the subject, information on citations and impact
  • Lecture directory
    with details of invited keynote lectures at international conferences
  • Drittmittel
    directory of external funding projects (topic, runtime, origin, volume) and any inventions / patents
  • List of lectures and supervised dissertations, especially theses
  • Teacher ratings (if available)
  • Copies of certificates and certificates


Please send your application, in German or English, preferably in electronic form, to the Dean of the Faculty of Philology and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna, Mrs. Univ. Prof. Dr. Melanie Malzahn, Universitätsring 1, A-1010 Wien, ( dekanat-car @ ).

Code: 117-2016


The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017 .

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