Postdoctoral Assistant/Doctoral Assistant, English Literature, University of Fribourg

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral assistantship (assistant-e docteur-e) or a doctoral assistantship (assistant-e diplômé-e) in English Literature at the University of Fribourg.

Successful candidates will teach one undergraduate seminar (2 hrs/week) per semester and pursue further research. In addition, candidates are expected to undertake administrative duties and organisational tasks.

Successful candidates for the position of postdoctoral assistant will hold a doctorate in English Literature and have experience in teaching at university level. They are expected to send a research statement (max. 5 pgs.) outlining the research project they intend to undertake during the assistantship.

Applicants for the position of doctoral assistant will have completed an MA in English Literature. They are requested to send in a PhD project proposal (500 words). Research projects in any field of English Literature are welcome, with preference given to projects in the field of early modern literature or the history of emotions.

All teaching is in English. For administrative purposes a working knowledge of French or German is required. The appointment is from 1 September 2014 for a maximum period of five years. Salaries in Switzerland are competitive.

Please send applications (covering letter, CV, degree certificate, research project) by email to Professor Indira Ghose (

Full or part time
Applicants for a postdoctoral assistantship are requested to send details of their teaching experience.
Applicants for a doctoral assistantship are requested to send a 2,000 word sample of their work.
Closing date: 7 April 2014. Interviews will be held in late April.
For all further inquiries please contact Professor Ghose.