The University of Lausanne is a higher teaching and research institution composed of seven faculties where approximately 14,300 students and nearly 3,800 collaborators, professors, and researchers work and study.
Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne’s city center, its campus brings together over 120 nationalities.

The Faculty of Letters of the University of Lausanne invites applications for a doctoral assistant position (PhD position) in Early Modern English Literature in the English Department.

Job information
Expected start date in position: September 1, 2017
Contract length: One-year contract, followed by two-year contract, renewable once only, for a total of five years maximum.
Activity rate: 80%
Workplace: University of Lausanne – Dorigny

Your responsibilities

  • 50 % doctoral research on early modern English drama leading to the completion of a Ph.D. dissertation.
  • 50% administration and teaching for the English Department, including the opportunity to provide managerial, creative, and administrative support for the Lausanne Shakespeare Festival and/or the English Department’s annual Shakespeare study-trip to London and Stratford, UK.

Your qualifications
The candidate must have a Master’s degree in English literature at the time of the appointment, an ability to teach courses in English literature, and a demonstrable interest in early modern literature and drama. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team is essential, as is fluency in English (written and spoken).

What the position offers you
We offer a collegial working environment at a diverse and dynamic academic institution. The successful candidate will receive advanced mentoring in scholarship, teaching, and professional life.
Contact for further information For further information, please contact Kevin Curran (, Professor of Early Modern English Literature.

Your application
Deadline for applications: June 6, 2017 (midnight, Swiss time)
Applications should include a CV, a letter of motivation, copies of degree certificates, the name and address of one referee and a copy of your pre-doctoral project.
Please send your full application PDF.
Only applications through the UNIL website will be taken into account.
We thank you for understanding.

Additional information
Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University encourages applications from women.

More information.


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