Schroder Postdoc Position at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge, UK is offering postdoc position. Potential candidates should apply before March 20, 2019.

A full-time position as Schrder Research Associate is available at the University of Cambridge in the German and Dutch Section of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.

The successful candidate will work with the Schrder Professor of German, Sarah Colvin, in the context of Professor Colvin’s research project Representing Lives that Matter. Cultural Production and Social Justice. S/he will be a steering group member of the DAAD Hub for German Studies (, with a research budget for activities that fall within the remit of the Hub.

Representing Lives that Matter focuses on German-language cultural production, contributing to an emerging field in German Studies (see e.g. Stehle, Ghetto Voices in Contemporary German Culture, 2012; Twark and Hildebrandt, Envisioning Social Justice in Contemporary German Culture, 2015). A central question is whether (and how) cultural production contributes to social justice; what is the evidence, and what constitutes ‘evidence’ in this context?

The Research Associate may develop her/his PhD for publication and will develop an independent postdoctoral project engaging with cultural production and social justice in the German-speaking world. S/he will facilitate the establishment of a research network on cultural production and social justice and lead the organisation of a symposium in 2021. S/he will be mentored and supported in his/her career development by the PI.

The PhD and postdoctoral research can be in any period, or range across periods. Areas of interest might include exclusion/inclusion, economic/class justice, restorative justice, politics and society, narrative, gender and ethnicity.

(ii) have completed a PhD thesis in a relevant field by the start date (1 September 2019);

(iii) have native or near-native command of German and English and expert knowledge of German-language cultural production

There will be a minimum teaching requirement of one hour per week for the German and Dutch Section, with the opportunity to contribute more extensively to teaching and examining.

In order for your application to be considered, please upload

(iii) the names and addresses of two referees

(iv) a sample of your recent scholarly writing (which could be a published article, an article in progress, or a PhD chapter), maximum 8,000 words.

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT), on 20 March 2019. Interviews will be held on either 3 or 4 April 2019. If you have any queries about this vacancy, please contact Professor Sarah Colvin ( For questions on the application process or procedure, please contact Ruth Farley at or 01223 767355

Deadline: March 20, 2019
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