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Full-time PhD Position at the ULB in German/Comparative Literature – Deadline April 30, 2018

At the Université libre de Bruxelles (Faculty of Letters, Communication, and Translation), a position of an “Assistant” in German/Comparative Literature has been advertised for an initial period of two years, renewable up to six years.

The candidate will carry out a PhD project with a thesis in the field of German/Comparative literature or culture. As the position should prepare a young scholar for an academic career, the candidate will also gain teaching experience by giving the exercise parts of language, literature and culture courses for the Bachelor and the Master programs in German Studies. He/she will grade the written exams and be available for the students during a weekly office hour. The position will be connected to the Chair of German Literature hold by mself.

In addition, the holder of the position will be responsible for some logistic and administrative tasks, such as proctoring written exams.

Skills required:

To qualify for the position, the candidate must hold a Master’s degree of 120 ECTS in Modern Languages and Literature with a specialization in General or in German Literature, or an equivalent degree.

The applicant will either be a native speaker of German or have achieved native-like proficiency. He/she will also demonstrate a high-level mastery of German grammar as well as the literatures and the cultures of the German speaking countries. Good knowledge of French is also required. He/she will have pedagogic and didactic competences and will be able to adapt to different audiences. We are looking for motivated candidates who will help promote the studies of German language and literatures. He/she should be interested in participating in the life of the Department of Modern Languages.

Interested ?

For more information, please contact Dr. Helga Mitterbauer (telephone: +32 2 650.38.18 – E-mail:

Applications must be sent by e-mail to the Rector of the Université Libre de Bruxelles ( and to the Dean of the Faculty of Letters, Communication, and Translation (

They must include the following:

·    a letter of motivation

·    a Curriculum Vitae (a template can be downloaded at

·    an outline of the applicant’s PhD research project (4 pages)

·    two letters of reference

By sending in their application, applicants acknowledge they have read and understood the additional information and the regulations relevant to research staff, available at the following address

Please, find the job advertisement in French in attachment; for further information consult:

Please, spread the word to interested colleagues, supervisors with potential candidates, and for sure, I would be more than happy to receive applications from WAN members!


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