Two Postdoc Research Associateships in Early Modern English Literature

University of Geneva – Department of English

Job Description:
Applications are invited for two Postdoc Research Associateships in the English Department at the University of Geneva. The aim of the Associateships is to contribute to a research project, led by Lukas Erne and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, on early modern German versions of plays by Shakespeare. The plays will be retranslated and edited as part of the research project, so at least a passive knowledge of German is required. Successful candidates will work under the guidance of Professor Erne, to whom informal enquires may be made on The posts are part-time (ca. 70%), initially for 12 months, renewable once (so two years in all) available from 1 September 2016 or earlier.

The postholder will be responsible to Professor Lukas Erne for carrying out work in relation to the research project.

Person Specification:
A PhD in early modern English studies completed after September 2013
A good knowledge of Shakespeare’s plays
The ability to work well and co-operatively with the other project members
Knowledge of German and fluent knowledge of English
Fluent knowledge of French is not a requirement for the position

Ca. CHF 56,000 pa (= ca. £ 38,000 / EUR 50,000 / $ 55,000)

Closing Date:
15 March

Interviews are scheduled to take place in late March and April.

To Apply:
By email to, with covering letter and curriculum vitae, including the names and (email) addresses of two referees. A writing sample will be required later in the process from shortlisted candidates.

The positions are advertised online at