Professor (Scale2) in German [equiv. to Full Professor]

Professor (Scale2) in German [equiv. to Full Professor]

Department of German, University College Cork, Ireland

Permanent Whole-Time Post

Full description of the post and information on how to apply can be found here:

UCC wishes to appoint an outstanding scholar who will bring leadership and an innovative vision to German Studies. Reporting to the Head of School/College, the successful candidate will significantly enhance the profile of the subject at national and international level. They will have expertise in one or more areas of German Studies, hold a PhD in German or a relevant area, and have native or near-native competence in German. The successful appointee to this role will be a dynamic and forward-thinking senior Germanist whose impact will extend beyond the Department. They will provide leadership to the discipline and will capitalise on opportunities to grow student numbers and will lead the extension of the versatile teaching offerings (language, literature, film, culture and linguistics) across the full range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the discipline and the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures [SLLC]. The research profile of the successful appointee will have a transdisciplinary reach so as to actively engage with Research Clusters in the School’s Centre for Advanced Study in Languages and Cultures [CASiLaC], and in complementary signature areas of research in UCC Futures, including the Radical Humanities Laboratory and Collective Social Futures.

Duties of the Post: In accordance with the University’s strategic objective as a research-led institution, the duties of all academic staff will include research, research-led teaching and contributions to the University, the discipline and the community. The academic staff member shall teach and examine, undertake administrative duties and carry out other duties appropriate to the post under the general direction of the Head of the School/College. The appointee will assume the role of Head of Department on commencement.

Information on the Department of German

The Department of German is one of five constituent Departments within the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The Department contributes to a range of both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including the BA, BA International, BA World Languages, BSc International Business with Languages, and BEd Gaeilge where German is available to both ab initio and non-ab initio students. At postgraduate level, programmes include the MA Applied Linguistics, MA Global Cultures and Languages and the MA Translation Studies, and staff members supervise PhD students across a range of areas of expertise. Research spans various areas of German/Literary/Cultural Studies and Linguistics Studies, with staff members engaged in national and international collaborations, while also contributing to the work of a range of national and international associations. The Department contributes substantially to the work of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures [SLLC], including interdisciplinary modules offered by the School, and the School’s research centre for Advanced Study in Languages and Cultures [CASiLaC], which includes various interdisciplinary research clusters. Further information on the Department is available at

Appointment may be made on the Professor (Scale 2) Salary Scale: €111,794- €131,296 (Scale B) / €106,204 - €124,733 (Scale A). Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy

How to apply: Applications for this post are received through UCC's online application portal. You'll be required to set up a profile (if you don't already have one). You can find the posts associated with UCC Futures - Collective Social Futures by selecting 'Academic UCC Futures' in the search by vacancy type field. Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job title.

What to include in your application: Applications should consist of your academic CV and a cover letter demonstrating your academic and research achievements. We would also like to hear about your research ambitions and how your academic and research profile aligns with the UCC Futures - Collective Social Futures initiative.

Details of the following should also be included, as appropriate:

  • Publications
  • Research Interests
  • Grants and Funding
  • Teaching Interests and Abilities
  • Teaching Objectives and Methods

Who to contact: We encourage all applicants to contact us prior to making an application for the position. Informal enquiries about this post can be made in confidence to: Dr Silvia Ross, Head of School.

Equality statement: University College Cork is committed to being a fully inclusive global university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are core values under our UCC 2022 Strategic Plan. UCC holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality in higher education. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of age, care-giving status, disability, ethnicity, gender and/or gender identity or expression status, nationality, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/creed, and/or sexual orientation. We are committed to supporting all staff through flexible working schemes, family-friendly policies, training and development, and staff networks. We value the enrichment that comes from a diverse community and seek to promote equality, prevent discrimination and protect the human rights of each individual in line with equality legislation. We encourage applicants to consult our Dignity and Respect Policy and learn more about our EDI related initiatives.

Deadline for applications: Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12pm (Irish Standard Time) on Thursday, 29 June 2023. No late applications will be accepted.


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