Job Opportunity - Ingeborg Bachmann Centre Directorship

Tuesday 18 July 2017

The Institute of Modern Languages Research is now seeking to appoint a Director of the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature and Culture. This is a part-time fixed-term appointment (1 day per week) commencing on1 October 2017 and ending on 31 December 2018 in the first instance.

The Director will promote Austrian literature and culture by initiating, directing and coordinating scholarly, academic and public events as well as by developing research activities at the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature and Culture (IBC) within the remit of the Institute of Modern Languages Research. The appointable candidate will hold a doctorate from a recognised University in German Literature and Language, with a specialisation in Austrian Literature.  (S)he will demonstrate knowledge of Austrian current cultural affairs and have an active interest in Austrian studies and Austrian culture, literature and film, and will be an advanced communicator with the ability to collaborate with academic and professional services staff, developing networks across scholarly, governmental, non-governmental, media and educational sectors.  Key to success in this role will be superior organisational skills and experience of designing and organising academic and public events, including seminars, workshops and conferences. The appointee will have native or near-native English and German.

Further details
Director IBC - Job Description •  University of London - Further Particulars • University of London - Employee Benefits  

By covering letter and CV (via the University of London portal only).  Applications close at midnight on  Friday, 11 August 2017.  Interviews are expected to take place in the second week of September.