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Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of German

Salary: within the range £52,815 to £70,918 p/a according to experience (plus £10,492 p/a taxable and pensionable housing allowance or free College accommodation, plus other benefits). An allowance of £3,078 p/a would be payable upon award of the title of Full Professor.

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages in the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint a full-time Associate Professor (or Professor) of German. The successful applicant will also be elected to a Tutorial Fellowship at St Hugh’s College and a Stipendiary Lecturership at St Anne’s College.

We intend to appoint a candidate with research interests in modern (post-1770) German, with a preference for expertise in Performance, broadly defined. The focus on Performance for this post highlights an increasing acknowledgement of the centrality in the German tradition of drama, theatre, film, dance, voice, song, performance, and performance literature of all varieties. An ability to deliver high-quality undergraduate teaching (lectures, tutorials, and seminars) in modern German is essential, as is evidence of excellence in postgraduate teaching and supervision. Candidates should have native or near-native competence in both English and German. Please see the Job Description and Selection Criteria for further details.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. All applicants will be judged on merit, according to the selection criteria.

Only applications received before midday on Friday 19 January 2024 can be considered. The interviews are likely to take place in early March 2024. The starting date will be 1 September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Enquiries about the post should be addressed to the Schwarz-Taylor Professor of German, Professor Karen Leeder ( and/or to the Senior Tutor of St Hugh’s College, Professor Robert Vilain (

Job description: APTF Job Description

Application form: APTF Application Cover Sheet

Recruitment monitoring form: St-Hughs-Equal-Opportunities-Monitoring-Form UPDATED MAR22

To apply for this role please download, fill out and submit an application cover sheet and send alongside a copy of your CV via email to References will be taken up for the successful candidate.

Please also send a copy of the equal opportunities monitoring form to

Closing date:           Midday on Friday 19 January 2024

Interviews:              It is anticipated that interviews will be held in early March 2024.