Thursday, September 13, 2007

Post-doc Positions in Early Modern English Literature

University of Geneva

The English Department of the University of Geneva is seeking to make appointments for two post-doc positions in early modern English literature for a period of two or three years, starting in early 2008.

The successful candidates will contribute to a research project under the supervision of Professor Lukas Erne, the author of Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist (Cambridge UP, 2003) and Beyond ‘The Spanish Tragedy’: A Study of the Works of Thomas Kyd (Manchester UP, 2001), and the editor of Textual Performances: The Modern Reproduction of Shakespeare’s Drama (Cambridge UP, 2004) and The First Quarto of Romeo and Juliet (Cambridge UP, 2007). In addition, the position provides the opportunity to participate in the teaching of BA seminars on early modern English literature. Note that successful candidates will be able to spend 60% of the time on their own research.

The salary is just over CHF 36,000 (ca. £ 15,000) per year, or CHF 3,000 (£ 1,250) per month.

Main Advantages
• Ample time devoted to your own research (60%)
• Involvement in high-profile research project
• Teaching experience
• Possibility to improve your French while in Geneva

Candidates need to have a PhD (preferably on a subject in early modern English literature) by the time they start work in Geneva. Note that all interaction in the English Department is conducted in English, so knowledge of French is not a requirement.

Candidates are asked to submit their application by email and to attach a curriculum vitae and a concise summary of their PhD (no more than two pages). No references should be sent at this point.

Thanks to Easyjet and other airlines, Geneva is within easy reach of most major cities within Europe. Geneva is an attractive city at the heart of Europe with a distinguished university that brings together students from more than eighty countries. The University provides access to all major research tools such as EEBO, LION, JSTOR, and Project Muse.

Send applications to Professor Lukas Erne ( by 1 October 2007. For further information, please visit the website of the Geneva English Department at


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