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Full-time Lecturer in American literature

University of Lausanne - English Department

Location: Lausanne - Switzerland
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th August 2021
Closes: 30th September 2021
Job Ref: 18044


UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 17,000 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.


The Faculty of Arts of the University of Lausanne invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in American literature in the English Department.


Expected start date in position : 01 February 2022

Contract length : Two-year contract, renewable two years once only for a total of four years. In the context of academic planning, this post is not intended to be stabilized.

Activity rate : 100%

Workplace : Lausanne-Dorigny

Your responsibilities

  • Teaching courses in American literature (5 hours a week per semester, consisting of 2 self-designed seminars and contributions to collaborative modules).
  • Supervision of students, involvement and support in examinations.
  • Carrying out individual research.
  • Carrying out administrative tasks in the Department of English and possibly outside of the department depending on level of French.

Your qualifications

  • A doctorate in American Literature (thesis submitted at the time of taking up the position but awarded within five years of the date of the advertisement) and an excellent research profile in a sub-field of American literature.
  • Able to teach across a broad spectrum of subjects in North American literature, including 18th and 19th-century American literature, and possessing some expertise in critical theory.
  • Teaching experience in English or American literature at university level.
  • Postdoctoral research project in progress or ready to start.
  • Working knowledge of French is an advantage.

What the position offers you

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Contact for further information

Please contact : Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet (, professor of American literature

Your application

Deadline for applications : 30 September 2021

Applications should include: a cover letter, a CV (including the names of 2 referees), a copy of your most recent university degree(s) or diplomas, a statement of teaching philosophy (1 page), and a brief description of your research projects (no more than 2 pages).Please send your full application in PDF.

Only applications sent through the UNIL website (here) will be taken into account. We thank you for your understanding.

Additional information

UNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from female


UNIL supports early career researchers.

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