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Assistantship in Modern English Literature

University of Lausanne - English Department

Location: Lausanne - Switzerland
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th January 2023
Closes: 1st March 2023
Job Ref: 20679

Introduction

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.

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The Faculty of Letters of the University of Lausanne invites applications for an assistantship in Modern English Literature in the English Department.

Job information

Start Date: 1 September 2023    

Duration of Contract: one year, renewable twice for two years. This makes a total duration of five years maximum. Activity Rate: 80%

Your responsibilities

  • 50% minimum: doctoral research towards the completion of a PhD thesis in early modern English theater.
  • 50% maximum: teaching and administration.

The appointee will be expected to:

  • Produce a PhD thesis on early modern English theater.
  • Teach first-year and/or second year courses (2h/semester) in English Literature.
  • Contribute to administrative tasks and participate in the life of the department and faculty.

Your qualifications

Candidates should have a BA in Humanities/Letters and an MA (or equivalent qualification) in English Literature, with a focus on early modern English theater. They should be fluent in English, both written and spoken.

The ability to work both independently and in collaborative environments in essential. An interest in teaching, and/or some teaching experience, will be considered a plus.

Fluency in French is not a requirement for this post, but the ability to communicate effectively in the language may nevertheless be considered a strength.

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

Contact: Prof. Kevin Curran (kevin.curran@unil.ch)

Your application

Deadline: 1 March 2023 

Applications should include:

  • a curriculum vitae (including the names of 2 referees),
  • a cover letter, a copy of your most recent university degree(s) or diplomas, and a page-long description of the thesis project you wish to pursue. * Candidates passing the initial selection process may be asked to attend an interview.
  • Please send your full application in PDF.

* This short project description is simply a declaration of intention and should not be confused with the longer and more formal “Projet de these” (c. 10 pages) which is written during the first year of the assistantship and submitted to the dean’s office as part of the formal PhD registration process.

Only applications submitted through the UNIL website will be taken into account, to apply click the 'Apply' button.

We thank you very much for your understanding.

Additional information

UNIL is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. www.unil.ch/egalite

UNIL supports early career researchers. www.unil.ch/graduatecampus

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