Research Associate in the Department of Philology
University of Münster, Department of Philology

In the Department 09 - Philology of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster is part of the sub-project "How and why cite courts? Quotes and References in Judgments of the Federal Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Canada "within the Collaborative Research Center" Law and Literature "as of 01.01.2020 the position of one


scientific staff * in 
(salary group 13 TV-L)


to occupy with 65% of regular working time until 30.06.2023. The regular weekly working hours are at a full place czt. 39 hours 50 minutes. There is the possibility for a doctorate.


The Collaborative Research Center 1385 "Law and Literature" is a DFG-funded research association of the legal and literary sciences. The subproject "How and why do courts quote?" Under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Niels Petersen and PD Dr. Lars Korten judicial rulings of the Federal Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Canada both in terms of intertextual references to judicial decisions of other legal systems as well as references to non-system literature.


The areas of responsibility include:

  • the creation of a monograph on intertextuality in court judgments,
  • participation in the subproject as well as in the working groups and forums of the whole association,
  • the collaboration in the conception of an online encyclopedia.

A prerequisite for admission is a degree in literature or linguistics, preferably German and / or comparative literature with an above-average degree. Expected is a pronounced interest in literary theoretical as well as interdisciplinary issues (in particular the relationship between law and literature). The position is for "Early Career Researchers", the first degree of the candidate * may not be more than five years old.


WWU Münster advocates gender equality and aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Applications from women are therefore explicitly welcome. Women are given preference for the same suitability, aptitude and professional performance, provided that no reasons prevail in the person of a competitor.


Handicapped persons are preferentially employed with the same qualifications.


Applications with the usual documents (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, copy of certificates) and a copy of a meaningful chapter of the thesis are to be sent in electronic form (in a pdf-file) until 15.9.2019 to:

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität 
SFB 1385 "Law and Literature" 
PD Dr. med. Lars Korten 

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