Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest universities in Germany. As part of the Rhine-Main research alliance, the university is able to realise its full potential and showcase its innovative power and dynamism. Its status as a university with faculties in the sciences and humanities allows for multidisciplinary learning and teaching and has great potential for internationally renowned interdisciplinary research. The Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies has its own separate campus in Germersheim and is recognized globally as one of the largest university-level institutions for translation and interpreting – a place of lively academic exchange for researchers, academic teaching staff and students from around the world.

Faculty 06: Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies / English / British Studies of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germersheim Campus)

Lecturer with a specified function

part-time (75%)

For our faculty’s British Studies (Anglistik) programme, we are looking for a lecturer with a specified function, with a focus on foreign language learning, translation and cultural studies.

Your tasks:

In this position, you will be expected to:

  • offer courses for students with English as a foreign or primary language in the current and future BA and MA programmes.
  • conduct related examinations as well as correct and evaluate tests and examinations
  • be versatile across disciplines within the framework of future degree programmes.
  • participate in the development and design of teaching material.
  • participate in the academic self-administration of the faculty and the British Studies (Anglistik) department.

Your profile:

Applicants must meet the requirements stipulated in the Higher Education Act of Rhineland-Palatinate (§ 58 HochSchG in conjunction with § 57 HochSchG) and must have.

  • a successfully completed university degree in the field of cultural studies, literary or translation studies with English as foreign or primary language
  • a doctorate appropriate to the position and its requirements
  • full-time work experience after graduation of at least 2.5 years
  • practical professional experience in translation
  • knowledge of British English at native-speaker level, both written and spoken
  • excellent knowledge of the German language, both written and spoken
  • excellent knowledge of British culture
  • an interest in the research foci of the Scottish Studies Centre is desirable

What we offer:

  • an extensive professional development programme
  • flexible working hours
  • challenging and varied work in a qualified, international team


The position is paid according to EG 13 at and is to be filled for an unlimited period as of 01.04.2022.


We are a place of diversity and welcome qualified applications from people with any background.


We aim to increase the proportion of women in the academic field and are therefore particularly interested in applications from women.


Qualified applicants with severe disabilities will be given preferential consideration.


Do you see the variety and responsibility of these tasks as a personal challenge? Then apply now by 13.12.2021, preferably by submitting your full application and documentation via our “Apply now” button.


If you have any questions, please contact Prof Dr. Alison E. Martin. Email:


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