Job Opportunity - Director, Ingeborg Bachmann Centre

Wednesday 25 October 2017

The IMLR is seeking to appoint a Director of the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature and Culture (IBC). This is a part-time fixed-term appointment (1 day per week), and the appointee is expected to take up the appointment on or as soon after 2 January 2018 as possible. The appointment runs to 31 December 2018 in the first instance.

The IBC 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 Centre 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, will demonstrate knowledge of Austrian current cultural affairs and have an active interest in Austrian studies and Austrian culture, literature and film.  (S)he 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.

Application is by covering letter and CV via the University of London weblink below.  Applications close at midnight Sunday, 26 November 2017.  Interviews will take place before Christmas. Candidates must also provide a minimum of two professional referees.  Unless requested otherwise, referees will be contacted if shortlisted for interview.


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