Assistant in Medieval English Literature

University of Geneva - Department of English

Applicants need to have an MA in English Literature including Medieval Literature, or a qualification deemed equivalent; be fluent in written and spoken English; and be able to provide a PhD research proposal.

Candidates fulfilling these requirements who can also speak French will be at an advantage for this post.

Job Description
This is a 70% post, which increases to 100% in the third year.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach literary analysis skills to first-year students, as well as a BA seminar (2-4 hours a week throughout the year). The post will also involve student evaluation and orientation and administrative tasks. At least 40% of the post will be devoted to research publications and the preparation of a doctoral thesis, supervised by Prof. Guillemette Bolens.

Starting Salary
CHF 46,247 p.a. (ca £34,883) in the first year for an assistant who already has an MA; the maximum salary is CHF 78,528 pa (ca £ 59,232) after four years.

Starting Date: 1 September 2018.

Length of contract
The assistant is nominated for an initial period of two years, renewable for two successive periods of respectively two years and one year.

To apply
Applications must include a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, a photocopy of their BA transcript and their MA transcript (if already obtained), as well as a PhD proposal (500 words max.).

Applications must be received by the deadline of 10 February 2018 and should be addressed to:

Professor Guillemette Bolens
Département de langue et de littérature anglaises Faculté des lettres
Uni Bastions
5, rue de Candolle 1211 Genève 4 Switzerland

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