Assistant professorship (W2, Tenure Track) for Digital Philology – Modern German Literature

15 Jan 2018 - 00:00

The Department of History and Social Sciences (Institute for Linguistics and Literature) at the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers a vacant position as an

Assistant professorship (W2, Tenure Track) for Digital Philology – Modern German Literature

The position is open beginning from the earliest date possible and is initially limited to six years. The candidate should support the Institute’s and the Department’s established research emphasis on Digital Humanities, specifically on Digital Philology. The candidates should have a research profile focused on computer-based, interdisciplinary literary studies.

The professorship will take responsibility for teaching in all degree programmes in German Studies and Digital Philology. Furthermore, interdisciplinary cooperation within the department and beyond (e.g. with Computer Science and the Centre for Cognitive Science) as well as the commitment to active participation in the faculty and university self-government, and experience in third-party funding acquisition are expected. We especially welcome impulses that include the reflection of cultural change through digitization, construction and development of interdisciplinary relevant corpora, and analytical methods. In addition to an excellent dissertation, further professionally relevant and notable achievements along with considerable experience in teaching are mandatory.

The professorship is financed by funds from the “Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses“.

Regulations on the maximum period of scientific activities after the acquisition of the PhD degree as well as all additional requirements for employment are subject to § 64 section 3 HHG in the respective current versions. The Assistant Professorship is designed as Qualification Professorship as per § 64 HHG. For the position the option for a tenured full professorship after a successful tenure procedure is given.

The position is initially limited to six years. Remuneration follows the German W-Besoldung at level W2 Hessisches Besoldungsgesetz.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Part-time employment is generally possible.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application, indicating the code number, and accompanied by the usual documents, to the following address: Dean of the Department of History and Social Sciences, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Dolivostraße 15, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany.

Code. No. 523

Application deadline: January 15, 2018