Lecturer in German Film and Visual Culture

The School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture seeks to appoint a Lecturer in German Film and Visual Culture from 1 January 2018. The appointment will teach on the School’s undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes in German Studies and Film & Visual Culture and undertake research in an area of C20 and C21 German film. Preference may be given to candidates whose work involves comparative study of German and other European and World cinemas. Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant area; have a track record of research and publication appropriate for the career stage; and have experience of teaching at undergraduate level. The role will be undertaken within the School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture.

Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture
Staff Category
Position Type
Full Time
Closing Date
Ref No

Film & Visual Culture and German Studies have a long tradition of excellence at Aberdeen. German has been taught at Aberdeen since the 1890s, with areas of strength in German literature and cultural history from the Romantic period to the present day, ecocriticism, studies of identity and affect, translation studies, and comparative literature. The combination of Film with Visual Culture is unique in Scotland. Research strengths of the unit include feminist media theory, the visual culture of contemporary science and medicine, contemporary performance art in Eastern Europe, history and theory of documentary, and practice-as-research in documentary and narrative film. Many of these strengths are reflected in the research centres hosted by the School, including the Washington Wilson Centre for Visual Culture and the Grierson Centre for Textual Criticism and Comparative Literary History.

The appointment will contribute equally to the work of both disciplines, including the development of shared courses as appropriate. The School also has an exciting track record of public engagement and impact-related activities to which the successful candidate will make their own contribution.

The Closing date for receipt of applications is 17 August 2017


Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 scale (£39,324- £46,924 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and experience.


Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact Professor Edward Welch, Head of School- 01224 272152 edward.welch@abdn.ac.uk


Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa.  As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Heather Clark at h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk for further information

To apply online for this position visit www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Welch.


Please quote reference number LAN066A on all correspondence


The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.