The Department for Old and Middle English Language and Literature at the Institute of English and American Studies and Literature in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf is seeking to fill a 5-year fixed-term post as a
Doctoral Researcher for the ERC-funded project Post-REALM (M/F/D) (pay grade at 65% of 13 TV-L)
The ERC-funded project Post-REALM (Post-National Reconceptions of European Literary History: A Mixed-Method Approach to a Late Medieval Text Tradition) is headed by PI Prof. Miriam Edlich-Muth and will combine literary analysis with manuscript studies and digital analysis to gain new insights into the spread and adaptation of the medieval romance Floire et Blancheflor across linguistic and cultural boundaries.
The position is fixed-term in accordance with the regulations for fixed-term third-party funded research positions stipulated in § 2 Abs. 2 of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG) with a possibility of extension.
- Doctoral research in the field of European medieval literature and/or manuscript culture within the framework of the Post-REALM project
- Preparing publications in the field of European medieval literature and/or manuscript culture within the framework of the Post-REALM project
- Assisting in the administration of the Post-REALM project
- a completed university education at M.Sc./M.A./Diploma/Magister level relating to medieval European literature and/or manuscript culture
- Knowledge of at least two of the following languages: Middle English, Old French, Old Norse, Middle High German, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, medieval Italian, Medieval Spanish
The pay scale grouping will be, depending on the personal qualification of the applicant, up to pay grade 13 TV-L.
In principle, the employment can also take place part-time, if no compelling official reasons are opposed in an individual case.
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf aims at increasing the percentage of employed women. Applications from women will therefore be given preference in cases of equal aptitude, ability and professional achievements unless there are exceptional reasons for choosing another applicant. Applications from suitably qualified severely disabled persons or disabled persons regarded as being of equal status according to Book IX of the German Social Code (SGB – Soziales Gesetzbuch) are encouraged.
Please address any questions arising to the Principal Investigator Prof. Dr. Miriam Edlich-Muth; email: [email protected]; phone number: 0049 (0) 211 8111534
Please submit your application documents (curriculum vitae and cover letter) citing reference no. 137.23 – 3.1 by August 4th, 2023 preferably by email to
or in writing to:
Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldor
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Institute of English and American Studies
Attn. Prof. Dr. Miriam Edlich-Muth