Chair (W2) of British Cultural Studies
Technical University Dresden Faculty of Linguistics, Literature and Cultural Studies

Chair (W2) of British Cultural Studies



We seek candidates with a focus on British Cultural Studies, including

its historical and postcolonial perspectives in teaching and research. The successful candidate

needs to have specialized in at least two of the following research areas: popular culture,

digitalization, media studies. The holder of the position is expected to co-operate with his/her

colleagues in the Institute of English and American Studies as well as in the Faculty of Linguistics,

Literature and Cultural Studies and to reach out to disciplines such as social sciences, history,

literary studies and media studies. He/She is further expected to contribute to interdisciplinary and

cross-faculty research, to existing research and teaching networks of the School of Humanities and

Social Sciences and to provide impulses for new initiatives in the Research Priority Area “Culture

and Societal Change”. He/she should be committed to teach on all levels of the courses of study

offered by the Institute of English and American Studies, including the teacher training programme.


Initiatives in developing new programmes of study and cross-disciplinary teaching are welcome.


We further expect a strong commitment to committee work and academic self-administration. We

prefer candidates with a track record in successful grant applications and experiences in

international settings. Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements of § 58 of

the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony



TU Dresden seeks to employ more female professors. Hence we particularly encourage women to

apply. The same applies to candidates with disabilities or those requiring additional support. We

are a certified family-friendly university and offer a Dual Career Service. If you have any questions

regarding these issues please contact the Equal Opportunity Officer of the Faculty of Linguistics,

Literature and Cultural Studies (Ms. Andrea Kiel, Tel. +49 351 463-33848) or the Representative of

Employees with Disabilities (Mr. Roberto Lemmrich, Tel. +49 351 463-33175).


Please send applications including CV with your academic background, list of publications,

summary of teaching activities and evaluations (last three years) in electronic form (CD, DVD, USBstick or as PDF-Document via the SecureMail Portal of the TU Dresden, to as well as a certified hard copy of your highest

academic degree by 13.06.2019 (stamped arrival date of the university’s central mail service

applies) to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften, Dekan, Herr

Prof. Dr. Christian Prunitsch, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden.

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