Full Professorship Position in Children’s and Young Adult Literature Studies at Goethe-University Frankfurt

The Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature (Department of Jugendbuchforschung) at the Goethe-University Frankfurt welcomes applications for a Full Professorship (W3) in Children’s and Young Adult Literature Studies.

The successful candidate will be responsible for research and teaching in Children’s and Young Adult Literature Studies. Candidates must have a significant research record in the fields of theory and history of children’s and young adult literature and other children’s and young adult media. While the focus lies on literature in German, candidates also need to be knowledgeable in aspects of international correlations such as cross-cultural exchange. The successful applicant is expected to supervise the institute’s archives and collections and to be involved in all programs of study the institute offers. Since he/she will also be involved in teacher training, experience in teaching at schools as well as concepts for teaching and novel ideas regarding the communication of professional knowledge at schools is an advantage. Candidates must hold a PhD and a post-doctoral degree (Habilitation) or have equivalent academic qualifications.

The designated salary for the position is based on “W3” of the German university scale or equivalent. Goethe-University is an equal opportunity employer which implies that applications from women are specifically encouraged. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments, please see: http://www.uni-frankfurt.de/aktuelles/ausschreibung/professuren/index.html.

Qualified academics are invited to submit their applications accompanied by the usual documents (curriculum vitae, certificates, details of teaching experience and publication list – publications will be requested, if needed) within four weeks of publication of this announcement to Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Dekanin des Fachbereichs Neuere Philologien, Grüneburgplatz 1, 60629 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, E-Mail: service@lingua.uni-frankfurt.de.