Professorship University of Zurich

Assistant Professorship in Brazilian Studies, University of Zurich
Location: Zurich, Salary: Not specified, Hours: Full Time, Contract Type: Contract / Temporary, Placed on: 26th March 2015, Closes: 8th May 2015

The position is temporary for a three-year period, after which it may be renewed for another period of three years.
Candidates should demonstrate a transmedial profile. Fields of expertise should include contemporary Brazilian text, image or sound cultures, including popular music and audiovisual media. The appointee will teach in the programs of Portuguese Language and Literature as well as in Ibero-Romance/Latin American Studies at the Seminar of Romance Studies.
The position should be filled as soon as possible. Candidates should hold a PhD degree in literary, cultural, film or media studies and have an excellent record of academic achievements in the relevant field. Teaching will be in Portuguese, and native or near-native fluency in the language is compulsory. In the interest of increasing the number of women in leading academic positions, we specifically encourage women to apply.
The closing date for applications is May 8, 2015. Applicants are requested to enclose a letter in German, English or French, in which they describe their abilities and motivation, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a description of courses they have taught, a description of completed research projects, and three representative publications. Applications should be mailed as a single PDF file to University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Dean’s Office, Rämistrasse 69, CH-8001 Zurich, For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Jens Andermann (

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