Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies at Bielefeld University is seeking to fill vacancy of a
W2 Tenure Track/ W2-Professorship for Children's and Youth Literature
at the earliest opportunity, in order to strengthen the focus in the
area of children's and youth literature research.
The professorship serves to strengthen the systematic and theoretical research profile of children's and youth literature studies. The future holder of the position should accordingly be distinguished in the research of German-language children's and youth literature, as evidenced by an outstanding dissertation and other publications. S/he has experience in third-party fundraising. In teaching, the position holder offers seminars on children's and youth literature/media in all teacher training courses and the Master's programme in lnterdisciplinary Media Studies.
S/he should have a profile in the field of current children's and youth literature/media, and teaching experience in academic teacher training, preferably including literature and media didactic courses. In addition to expertise in current children's and youth literature, a research focus on the historically oriented children's and youth literature is desired. The applicant should also have experience and knowledge in the philologically oriented digital humanities in order to further develop interdisciplinary research activities across faculties and universities, thus also establishing the sub-discipline of corpus literature studies in research and teaching. An active familiarisation with the field is expected. Due to the responsibilities regarding academic teacher training, a completed teacher training course (1st state examination or Master of Education) and practical school experience are preferable.
lf all mandatory and desired criteria are met by an applicant, the professorship will be filled as a permanent W2-Professorship. lf this should not be fully available, a temporary W2-ratio with the possibility of a delimitation according to a tenure method takes place.
The prerequisites for recruitment are, according to § 36 HG, a university degree in a relevant subject, special qualification for scientific work, as evidenced by the quality of the doctorate, pedagogical aptitude, as evidenced by appropriate previous training or, exceptionally, as determined in the appointment procedure, and additional scientific achievements, which are assessed exclusively and comprehensively in the appointment procedure.
Applications from suitably qualified handicapped and severely handicapped persons are explicitly encouraged.
Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the provision of equal opportunity and has been recognized as a family-friendly university. The university welcomes applications from women. This is particularly true with regard both to academic and technical posts as well as positions in Information Technology and Craft. Applications are handled according to the state's equal opportunity statutes.
Applications must include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page concept of research and teaching, list of publications with up to 10 of the most important highlighted, copies of diplomas, list of courses and lectures given.
Please send applications electronically as a single PDF-document until December 31, 2020 to:
Dean of the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies Postfach 10 01 31
Please direct any queries to Prof. Dr. Petra Josting
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