PostDoc Assistant (f/m), non-tenure track at the Faculty of Humanities, Department of English – reference code 367H/18

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Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt announces the following position in compliance with § 107 para. 1 Universities Act 2002:

 PostDoc Assistant (f/m), non-tenure track

at the Faculty of Humanities, Department of English. This is a full-time position, limited to 6 years (non-tenure track; Uni-KV: B1 lit.b). The minimum monthly gross salary for this position is € 3,711.10 (paid 14 times a year; amounting to an annual gross salary of € 51,955.40) and may increase due to relevant previous work experience. Starting date is October 1, 2018.


 Tasks and responsibilities

 Independent research and further development of the candidate’s scientific qualification in the field of American literature and culture with the goal of completing a postdoctoral thesis (habilitation) within 6 years

 Independent undergraduate and graduate teaching in the field of American literature and culture; examination activities; supervision of BA and MA theses

 International publications and presentations

 Participation in department administration, teaching and research administration, and in university committees

 Participation in conference organization


Required qualification

 PhD degree at a national or international university with a research focus on U.S. American literatures of the (long) 19th century

 Habilitation research project in the field of American literature and culture

 Teaching experience at the university level and didactic competence

 Excellent command of written and spoken English

 Pertinent international experience (e.g. academic experience, other forms of education or training)

Candidates must meet the required qualifications by June 27, 2018 at the latest.


Additional desired qualifications

 Research interest in Gender Studies and/or the Environmental Humanities

 Interest in contributing to the interdepartmental research area “Visual Culture”

 Relevant scholarly publications and conference presentations

 Organizational and social competence; ability to cooperate in a team

 Experience in academic self-administration, university committees or similar

 Experience in organizing workshops, conferences, and symposia


German language skills are not a formal prerequisite, but proficiency is expected within two years.

The position is advertised without the option of negotiating a qualification agreement.

The university aims to increase the proportion of women in scientific positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply for the position. In case of equivalent qualification, women are accepted preferentially.

People with disabilities or chronic diseases who fulfill the requirements are particularly encouraged to apply.

For further information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alexa Weik von Mossner, e-mail: Alexa.WeikvonMossner [at]

 General information for applicants is available on

We welcome applications in English or German comprising a letter of motivation; academic curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a list of courses taught, and a list of talks given; description of research agenda for the intended habilitation project; certificates. Details of three contact persons who can supply references should be included. Application deadline: June 27, 2018.

Applications must be submitted online via (please indicate reference code 367H/18).

Travel and accommodation costs incurred during the application process will not be refunded.

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Source: AAU TEWI