The School of Humanities, University of Mannheim, Germany, invites applications for a
Junior Professorship for Romance Linguistics and Media Studies, (free combination of at least two Romance languages, i.e. Italian, French, Spanish or Portuguese; 'W 1' level according to the German system)
starting at the earliest possible date.
We are looking for candidates with a relevant doctorate and a research focus on at least one additional Romance language. Apart from their broad professional focus, they are expected to cooperate within and beyond their disciplines. Ideally, they should also be able to combine the course contents with economic issues.
Experience with fund raising will be an advantage. Furthermore, applicants are expected to be fully committed to representing the subject in research and teaching and to participate in the Mannheim study programmes – mainly in the School of Humanities' Teacher's Certificates, as well as the B.A. programmes, the M.A. in Culture and Business and the M.A. in Language and Communication. Moreover, they should also be interested in redeveloping and advancing university curricula.
The requirements for this position are based on art. 51 par. 2 and 3 of the University Law of the State of Baden-Württemberg (LHG). Applicants must provide evidence of a university degree and an outstanding doctorate, pedagogical aptitude and additional scientific achievements that proof their qualification for this junior professorship.
If the successful candidate meets the requirements of the public sector employment law, he or she can be given civil servant status on limited appointment for an initial period of three years. According to the regulations of art. 51 par. 7 and 8 of the LHG and upon positive evaluation, this status can be extended by another three years. If he or she is appointed to a professorship for the first time, there might be an initial probation period of three years.
At the University of Mannheim, we place special emphasis on the support of our students. Therefore, our professors are expected to be available for them at the university. With a view to further involving the university in the regional environment, applicants are expected to be willing to move to the Rhine Neckar region.
The University of Mannheim seeks to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and particularly encourages female applicants to apply for this position. Disabled persons will be preferred in case of equal qualification.
Applications comprising the usual documents - motivational letter, CV, copies of degrees and certificates and a list of publications and courses - should be sent to the following address by September 30, 2012:
An die Dekanin der Philosophischen Fakultät Universität Mannheim 68131 Mannheim Germany