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The University of Zurich invites applications for a

Professorship in Early Modern Literatures in English

The position should be filled by August 1, 2019.

The candidate’s research and teaching will place a focus on Early Modern English Literatures (1500–1750) in their entire theoretical and methodological range. Special emphasis will be placed on questions pertaining to the cultural afterlife of the Renaissance in subsequent centuries. A further area of research specialization should be in drama and intermediality; another possible specialty could be processes of transatlantic cultural exchange during this period. The successful candidate will bring innovative research contributions to the field of English and American Studies and is expected to help develop joint research projects and teaching collaborations with other members of the English Department, with researchers in related fields, as well as with national and international institutions of higher learning.

Candidates are expected to have completed their Habilitation or equivalent academic qualifications at the time of application and have an excellent record of academic achievements in the relevant field. Non-German speaking candidates are expected to acquire a working knowledge of German within the first three years of appointment. In order to increase the number of women in leading academic positions, we specifically encourage women to apply.

The closing date for applications is October 1, 2017. Details on the application procedure are
available on For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Elisabeth
Bronfen (

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