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Job Opening: Translation Studies, University of Mainz in Germersheim

Job Opening in the American Studies Department of Fachbereich 06 – The School of Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies – of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Germersheim beginning on 1 October 2016

Full-Time Position as Lecturer for the area of foreign-language competence, translational competence as well as cultural-studies competence in the field of English.

(Salary Group 13 TV-L), ID Number: 0416-06-LkfbA-zi

Scope of Assignments:

The holder of the position assumes instructional and examinational assignments in the framework of the curricula offered in the Fachbereich, in particular in the focal area of special-field translation in the special field of law in the translation direction German to English. Collaboration in the academic self-administration of the field of English and in the special field work group “special-field translation” is expected. The teaching load consists of sixteen hours of instruction per week.

Hiring Prerequisites:

  1. Full-time professional activity of at least two years and six months after successful completion of a university course of study (German University Law §56[2][3])

  2. Completion of an appropriate university course of study

  3. Excellent knowledge of North American English in speech and writing (at the level of a native speaker)

  4. Very good knowledge of the German language

  5. Excellent knowledge of the special field of law

  6. Excellent knowledge of the North American cultural areas

  7. Experience in the teaching of foreign-language competence

  8. Translation-oriented pedagogical aptitude

  9. Practical experience in the translation of German into English is desirable

The State of Rhineland Palatinate and the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz promote a concept of intensive counseling of students and therefore expect a high level of presence from the teaching faculty at the University.

The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz strives to increase the proportion of women in the academy and therefore encourages women scholars to apply.

Persons with severe handicaps with appropriate qualifications will be considered preferentially.

Information about the Fachbereich as well as about the department can be found at the website

Fachbereich Translations-, Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft

Your application with proof of the hiring prerequisites, required information, and documentation, including the above mentioned ID number, should be directed by mail to

Fachbereich 06 – Translations-, Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft –

Frau Dr. Eva Katrin Müller

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

An der Hochschule 2

D-76726 Germersheim, Germany

The application closes on 2 April 2016.