1 University Professor of British and anglophone Cultural studies


The University of Innsbruck invites applications for the position of

University Professor


British and anglophone Cultural studies


at the Department of English of the Faculty of Language, Literature and Culture.

The position will be based on a civil-law employment contract with the University for a duration of five years. In case of a positive assessment this contract could be extended depending on available funding.

Responsibilities include

  • Representing the subject of “British and Anglophone Cultural Studies” (excluding US-American cultures) across the whole spectrum, both in research and teaching with a main focus on cultural theories and analyses, including perspectives from media studies;
  • Close cooperation with other divisions of the department (Literary Studies, Linguistics, Applied Language Studies), as well as the Department of American Studies; participating in the Faculty’s research programmes, especially the research area “Cultural Encounters – Cultural Conflicts”.
  • Acquisition of third-party funding;
  • Offering courses across the whole spectrum of British and/or Anglophone Cultural Studies in all relevant curricula (BA, teacher training, MA, PhD). Supervision of Diploma, BA, MA, and doctoral theses;
  • Administrative duties and active participation in the initiatives of the research network BritInn (Academic Network Britain-Innsbruck), as well as the promotion of early career scholars.

Eligibility requirements include

  • Pertinent degree in higher education;
  • Pertinent habilitation or equivalent qualification;
  • Strong research expertise in cultural theories and cultural analyses (at least one research focus in either field);
  • Publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals;
  • Language proficiency in English (C2-level) and German (B2-level or higher)
  • Visible involvement in international research;
  • Experience in acquiring third-party funding;
  • Excellent didactic skills;
  • Social and management skills; willingness to take on administrative duties;
  • Experience in research and/or teaching in English-speaking countries.


Desirable qualifications include

  • Active research in at least one of the following fields: intercultural studies, popular cultures, youth cultures, and gender studies;
  • Engagement with the foundations and didactics of cultural theories;
  • Experience in interdisciplinary research;
  • Innovative teaching strategies;
  • Willingness to support existing research projects.

The University of Innsbruck is committed to increasing the percentage of female employees, especially in leading positions and therefore explicitly invites women to apply. In the case of equivalent qualifications, women will be given preference.

Applications must reach us at the latest by 31 January 2019and should include the usual documentation (esp. curriculum vitae, publications list, description of current and intended research, the 5 most important works [articles or book chapters). All documents have to be submitted in digital form (CD-ROM, e-mail, etc.). Hardcopy (paper) is optional. Please send the documents to: Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Fakultäten Servicestelle, Standort

Innrain 52f, A-6020 Innsbruck (

The basic salary is set down in the wage agreement for university employees. Professors are in the remuneration group A 1. For the position the monthly salary is 5.005,10 Euro (14 x). Depending on qualification and experience a higher salary can be a topic in the negotiations with the rector. Beyond that the university offers attractive additional benefits (

The full, authoritative text in German (published in the official bulletin of the University of Innsbruck) as well as additional information on the current status of the application process may be found at:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Tilmann MÄRK


Quelle der Beschreibung: Information des Anbieters


Literatur aus Großbritannien und Irland, Literatur und Kulturwissenschaften/Cultural Studies



Universität Innsbruck
Institut für Sprachen und Literaturen


Innrain 52f
A-6020 Innsbruck
Datum der Veröffentlichung: 08.01.2019
Letzte Änderung: 10.01.2019