Apply: Visiting Professor in Irish Studies

Applications are being invited for the position of

*Visiting Professor in IRISH STUDIES*
at the University of Vienna, English Department,

for the period 1 Oct 2015 – 31 Jan 2016.
The Visiting Professor in Irish Studies is a central element of the Irish Studies Agreement between the Embassy of Ireland to the Federal Republic of Austria and the University of Vienna. In addition to the Visiting Professorship, the Agreement also provides for a wide range of public lectures, readings and other events for the period 2014-2016.
The advertised position is associated with the Department of English and American Studies. Successful candidates are expected to teach courses on *Irish Studies* with particular emphasis on culture, society, media, and literature in Ireland past and present.
The teaching load will be 8 hours per week; the successful candidate will also be expected to present aspects of his / her research in a public lecture.

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:
– PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution (Austrian or equivalent international academic degree in the relevant field)
– Outstanding research and publication record, with an excellent reputation as an active member in the international academic community; (Habilitation (venia docendi) or equivalent international qualification in the relevant field is desirable)
– Experience in designing, procuring and directing major research projects, and willingness and ability to assume the responsibility of team leadership
– Experience in university teaching, and willingness and ability to teach at all curricular levels, to supervise theses, and to further the work of junior academic colleagues
Candidates should send an application containing at least the following documents: 

– Academic curriculum vitae
– Brief description of current research interests and research plans for the immediate future
– List of publications
– List of talks given, including detailed information about invited plenaries at international conferences
– List of projects supported by third-party funds
– Survey of  courses taught and PhDs supervised

Applications in English or German should be submitted by email (preferably as PDF attachments) to the Dean’s office of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna, Universitätsring1, A-1010 Vienna,,  no later  than 9 March 2015, indicating reference # 5609.

For further information, please contact: Werner Huber

The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women on its faculty, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

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