JOB Jul 16, 2018

Doctoral position, Erlangen

Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Jul 16–Aug 8, 2018
Application deadline: Aug 8, 2018

Sarah W Lynch

Doctoral position for research on translation processes between Britain and the continent

As part of the DFG (German Research Foundation) Priority Programme, “Cultural Translation in the Early Modern Period,” the project “Art and Crisis: Transnational and Interconfessional Translation Processes in Art and Architecture in Great Britain (1625-1727)” will be funded for a three-year period at the Institute for Art History of the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU). A three-year doctoral position (TV-L E 13, 65%) is being offered in conjunction with the first part of this project (“Charles I and Henrietta Maria as Initiators of International Translation Processes between Great Britain and the Continent”). The position begins on 1.10.2018. Residence in Erlangen is not required. The successful candidate will produce a dissertation related to this theme.

Necessary Qualifications:
- MA degree in Art History with documented evidence of excellent results
- MA thesis on a topic related to early modern European art
- Interest in archival work
- Good knowledge of English, Italian, and/or French and the willingness to improve your reading skills in foreign-language secondary literature

Desired Qualifications:
- Experience with research in international and archival settings, the ability to work and communicate with a team, flexibility, motivation, reliability, and good organizational skills

Candidates interested in the project should contact the Principle Investigator, Prof. Dr. Christina Strunck (, for further information.

The FAU is an equal opportunity employer and excludes all forms of discrimination. Applications from women are particularly welcomed. Severely disabled applicants receive preference if they have substantially the same qualifications, aptitudes and professional achievements. The FAU is certified as a family-friendly university.

The application period ends 8.8.2018.

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