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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2019 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

California State University, Long Beach (USA:Ca) - Assistant Professor of English, 20th- and 21st-century British literature[edit | edit source]

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in English or closely related field at time of application or completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020.
Specialization in 20th- and 21st-century British literature, with demonstrated interest in postcolonial Anglophone literatures.
Demonstrated potential for or evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level, both undergraduate and graduate courses.
Demonstrated potential for or evidence of successful research and publication.
Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in teaching courses in 20th- and 21st-century British literature, including postcolonial Anglophone literatures.
Expertise in African and African diasporic, South Asian, Caribbean, and/or Arab and Arab diasporic literatures written in English.
Ability to teach British literature across the 20th and 21st centuries, including for instance modernist, realist, postmodern, exile, utopian/dystopian, and/or genre literature in novel, poetry, drama, and non-fiction.
Ability to teach critical theory and its histories (e.g., postcolonial theory, decolonical theory, race studies, gender theory, New Historicism, ecocriticism, etc.) particularly as they have shaped the study of 20th- and 21st-century British literature.
Potential for developing campus-wide interdisciplinary links with other departments and programs such as Africana Studies, Asian and Asian-American Studies, Comparative World Literature, International Studies, or History.
Potential for developing service-learning courses, pursuing community-based research, and/or engaging in other high-impact pedagogical practices.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Review of applications to begin November 15, 2019
Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

Deadline: 14 December 2019 (North American Pacific Time, UTC-7)

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Colorado State University (USA:Co) - Assistant Professor of English Specializing in 19th & 20th Century British Lit[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Colorado State University invites applications for an entry-level Assistant Professor of English specializing in British literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries. The position will start August 16, 2020. We seek a teacher and scholar whose work bridges the 19th and 20th centuries, foregrounding the globally-interconnected forces that shaped the era.
Required Job Qualifications
—PhD in English or related field of study at time of appointment
—evidence of sustained critical and pedagogical engagement with British literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries
—evidence of potential as a teacher and scholar
Please visit: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/71056 to view the full position announcement, including details of application materials required, and to submit an application electronically. Hard copy applications cannot be accepted.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, applications must be submitted by October 21, 2019.
Routine inquiries should be directed to Mary Ellen Sanger at MaryEllen.Sanger@colostate.edu.

Deadline: 21 October 2019 (North American Mountain Time, UTC-5)

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Durham University (EU:UK:Eng) - Assistant Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of English Studies at Durham University seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature (Grade 7 or 8). The successful candidate will have research and teaching interests in any area of literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with interests in one or more of the following areas: post-1940 fiction and poetry; feminist and modernist poetics; and interdisciplinary approaches to literature and other forms of cultural production. Specialists in any other aspect of the literature of the period are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be joining a department with notable strengths in the period, including in modernism, post-war literature, and literary theory, with growing expertise in the broad area of world literatures in English.

The successful candidate will be able to provide evidence of outstanding research potential and/or achievement in any area of the literature of the period and will be expected to develop undergraduate and postgraduate modules reflecting their research specialism, as well as to teach broadly on the Department’s curriculum as appropriate. They will also be expected to attract and supervise postgraduate research students at PhD level and will contribute to strengthening and enhancing the University’s international profile through teaching and research of global reach and significance.

Deadline: 8 November 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

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Request for additional materials: 11/26

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Institute of Literary Research Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (EU:Pol) - Assistant Professor, Literature and Culture of Late Modernity Research Group[edit | edit source]

On October 1st, 2019, the Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences announces an open competition for:

POSITION: Assistant Professor, Literature and Culture of Late Modernity Research Group

RESEARCH FIELD: Literary studies, science of culture and religion

LOCATION: Institute of Literary Research, Warsaw, Poland

WORKING TIME: Full-time, 40 hours per week.

Benefits
- an inspiring opportunity to conduct research within one of the best scientific units in Poland (A+ category), with a dynamic team dealing with current issues at the crossroads of literary studies and cultural studies;

- basic salary between PLN 3,200 and PLN 3,500 gross, depending on the level of compliance with the requirements, plus an additional service charge;

- expected start of employment: January 2020.

Eligibility criteria
To enter the competition, please provide us with:

- your academic curriculum with a list of your publications,

- cover letter with a description of your research plans,

- copies of your three most important articles, one of which may be a chapter of a monograph.

Please email the above to: konkurs@ibl.waw.pl, with the reference "Literatura i Kultura Późnej Nowoczesności ", until October 31st, 2019.

Selection process

Upon review of the submitted documents, the Selection Committee will invite a selected group of candidates to the headquarters of ILR PAS in Warsaw, at Nowy Świat St. 72, for an interview. Any costs related to the travel should be covered by the Candidate

Regulations for conducting competitions for researchers at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences are available at http://ibl.waw.pl/pl/informacje-dla-pracownikow-ibl/hr-excellence-in-research

Deadline: 31 October 2019 (Central European Time, UTC+2)

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Maynooth University (EU:Eir) - Lecturer in English (Asst. Prof. equiv.), Modernist & Irish Lit[edit | edit source]

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer in English. The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to career stage. He/she will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the Department's undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Candidates should have a specialism in modernism and/or Irish writing and should have a proven ability to teach in both areas and across the general undergraduate English .

The appointee will be expected to build a strong research profile, that supports the University's research strategy including affiliating to the Research Institutes, where appropriate and working with colleagues on national and international research. The appointee will be expected to sustain and conduct research, engage in scholarship of quality and substance and generate publications of international standard.

Lecturer Salary Scale: €52,849 - €83,090 per annum pro rata (7 points)

Appointment will be made in accordance with the Department of Finance pay guidelines.

  • New entrants to the public sector will be appointed on the first point of the above scale.

Closing Date:

23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 25 August 2019.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

Deadline: 25 August 2019 (Irish Time, UTC+1)

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United States Naval Academy (USA:MD) - Asst. Prof., Cont British / Global Anglophone Literature[edit | edit source]

The English Department at the U.S. Naval Academy seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin in July 2020, in the following field: Contemporary British/Global Anglophone literature.

The Naval Academy English Department is a mix of civilians with doctorates and military officers. All tenure-track faculty teach at all levels of the curriculum, including upper-level courses for English majors and sections of our two-semester freshman English sequence, Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature. The freshman courses—which are both introductions to literature and writing courses—are organized generically: plays, essays, and short stories in the fall; novels and poems in the spring. Each instructor designs an individual syllabus and chooses which books to teach within the generic guidelines. 

Teaching Load: 9 hours/semester (two sections of freshman English and one upper-level literature course)

Full summer research support may be available for the first three years of new appointments; after that, civilians may receive partial research support by competing for Naval Academy Research Council grants. Faculty members receive full federal government service benefits. For additional information about the department, visit our website: www.usna.edu/EnglishDept   

We are particularly interested in candidates who can add to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service, and whose work demonstrates a commitment to educate a diverse student body. Qualified candidates must have a PhD in literature by the time of appointment, must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, and must show potential to continue an active scholarly program. Promotion and tenure evaluations follow the American Association of University Professors guidelines.

In order to apply please visit the web site https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/ENGL-TenureTrack-AY2020.php

Deadline: 11 November 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-5)

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University of Fribourg (SWI) - Professeur-e ordinaire in Modern English Literature (18th-21st century)[edit | edit source]

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) invites applications for the position of Professeur-e ordinaire in Modern English Literature (18th-21st century).

The successful candidate will possess a doctorate in English. He or she will be expected to teach courses in the entire field of English literature from 1780 to the present at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and will supervise BA, MA and doctoral theses.

Candidates should have a proven record of scholarship and publication in the field at an international level and experience in university teaching and administration. They will demonstrate their ability and willingness to integrate themselves into the department and faculty, to take on administrative tasks, to direct research projects and to acquire external research funding.

Teaching in the department is conducted exclusively in English. The University of Fribourg is a bilingual (French / German) university. Fluent knowledge of one official language and passive knowledge of the other are required.

Starting date is August 1, 2020.

Please submit letters of interest along with CV, a list of publications, a statement of research projects and teaching experience, along with four publications in pdf format, either one monograph and three articles or two monographs and two articles.

All application materials should be sent electronically by September 30, 2019, to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, jobs-lettres@unifr.ch.

The University of Fribourg and the search committee actively encourage applications by female candidates.

For additional information please contact Prof. Thomas Austenfeld, Department of English, Université de Fribourg, Av. de l’Europe 20, 1700 Fribourg (Suisse). E-mail : thomas.austenfeld@unifr.ch

Deadline: 30 Sep 2019 (Central European Time, UTC+2)

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University of Hamburg (EU:Ger:Ham) - TT W1-Professorship (Assistant Prof. equivalent) - British Literature and Culture: 1780 to the present[edit | edit source]

Universität Hamburg is dedicated to sustainability, equal opportunity, and family-friendly policies. We also prize cultural diversity, communication, and interaction among people from different backgrounds and with different lifestyles.

As a University for sustainability, we put human resources development and especially the development and advancement of our early career researchers at the fore of our strategic endeavors. By strengthening the tenure-track professorship,Universität Hamburg has introduced a new career opportunity for early career researchers.

The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for a Tenure-Track Professorship (W1 Tenure Track leading to a W3) for British Literature and Culture: 1780 to the present commencing as soon as possible, ref. no. JP 297.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to teach and conduct research in the field. The successful candidate is further expected to participate actively in the instruction of students pursuing a teaching degree in the subject of English.

Duties include participation in Research Field C “Creating Originals” in the Cluster of Excellence Understanding Written Artifacts (https://www.written-artefacts.uni-hamburg.de/research/field-c.html).

Requirements: Academic qualifications and additional requirements as specified in Section 18 HmbHG. Universität Hamburg has been certified. audit familiengerechte hochschule Additional criteria: Applicants are expected to have international research experience as well as a successful track record in acquiring external funding and carrying out externally funded projects. The University places particular emphasis on the quality of teaching and therefore requests that applicants provide details of their teaching experience and objectives.

A tenure-track evaluation will be conducted during the second phase of the junior professorship in order to determine whether requirements for appointment to a W3 professorship have been met. Section 15 HmbHG applies. If the evaluation is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured W3 professorship. The regulations prohibiting internal appointments (Hausberufungsverbot) also apply to this junior professorship.

In accordance with Section 14 subsection 3 sentence 3 HmbHG, Universität Hamburg seeks to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and encourages female academics to apply.

Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.

The application deadline is 22. August 2019.

Materials: Please submit your application with your CV, list of publications, teaching experience, external funding record, copies of certification and documents, teaching and research plans, and a maximum 2,000 word submission outlining your proposed research in the context of the Cluster of Excellence named above, and the reference number JP 297, preferably by email in a single PDF file, to: Bewerbungen@verw.uni-hamburg.de

Or per post to: An den Präsidenten der Universität Hamburg; Stellenausschreibungen; Ref.No. JP 297; Mittelweg 177; 20148 Hamburg; Germany.

Please submit a completed application form alongside your application documents. Link to application form: www.uni-hamburg.de/form-prof-w1ttw3-gw-en

Deadline: 22 August 2019 (Central European Time, UTC+1)

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University of Warsaw (EU:Pol) - Assistant Professor at the Institute of English Studies[edit | edit source]

The competition is open to persons who meet the conditions set out in art. 113 of the Act on Higher Education and Science (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1668, as amended) and who meet the requirements: doctoral degree in literary or cultural studies; the postdoctoral dissertation (habilitation thesis) or project at an advanced stage of development; specialized knowledge of the 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century British culture (including film, electronic media, graphic novels); publications reflecting these research areas as well as active conference participation; teaching and non-teaching experience in working with students; preparedness to teach classes in all of the Institute’s degree programmes; preparedness to teach practical English classes and take part in non-teaching activities of the Institute of English Studies; competence to teach introductory courses in cultural studies / cultural history.

Candidates are asked to submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of application to His Magnificence
  2. Attached Information on the processing of personal data (information clause and consent clause)
  3. PhD diploma
  4. Professional CV
  5. Filled-in personal data form and one photo
  6. List of publications
  7. Letter of reference from professor or a person who holds a PhD diploma
  8. Other important information and documents regarding the candidate’s interests and qualifications (at the candidate’s own discretion)

Applications should be delivered in person or sent by post to the following address: Sekretariat Instytutu Anglistyki Wydziału Neofilologii Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego /Warszawa, ul. Hoża 69/; opening hours: 9am - 3pm except Saturdays and holidays. The deadline for submitting documents is August 30th, 2019. Expected date of competition result is September 30th, 2019. The Competition Committee reserves the right to respond only to selected applications by e-mail and to record the interview in minutes. The competition is the first stage of the employment procedure for academic teachers under the Statute of the University of Warsaw.

Deadline: 30 September 2019 (Central European Time, UTC+2)

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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (USA:Wi) - Assistant Professor in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Postcolonial and British Studies[edit | edit source]

The English Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British literature with a postcolonial feminist emphasis for the 2020-2021 academic year starting August 24, 2020. Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding. 

Required Qualifications:

Earned doctorate in English or Comparative Literature or closely related field. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by August 24, 2020.
Significant coursework and scholarly expertise in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Postcolonial and British studies with a feminist emphasis.
Evidence of teaching excellence in English literature and/or first-year writing.
Evidence of strong scholarship or scholarly potential.
Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. 
Preferred Assets:

Secondary area of specialization in one or more of the following: transnationalism and diaspora studies; the black Atlantic; black British studies; Africa and Africana studies; indigenous culture and language studies; critical race studies; feminist/women, gender, and sexuality studies. 

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will teach courses as assigned in the English Department: All department members teach in the Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing, our first-year writing program (https://www.uwec.edu/academics/blugold-seminar/), every semester as well as specialized and general courses in English. The typical semester load is 3 courses, equivalent to 11-12 credits. In addition, all department members participate in research and scholarly activities; provide academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the department, University, and profession. 

Department:

The English department is a thriving, diverse academic community dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. The department offers rigorous emphases in literature, creative writing, scientific and technical writing, linguistics, and education. There is also a small and vital Master’s program in English. 

Applications are submitted electronically at the following UW-Eau Claire website: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment.  You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click on the link to the English: Assistant Professor in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Postcolonial and British Studies position (Job ID: 15781) and then click the “Apply Now” button. Your application will not be considered complete unless all required documents (in MSWord or pdf format) are submitted:

  • letter of application, in which you explicitly address how you meet the qualifications in the position description
  • curriculum vita
  • writing sample (15-25 pages)
  • unofficial graduate school transcript 

In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation will need to be emailed to Alaina Guns, gunsam@uwec.edu. Please have your letter writer or portfolio service put “Literature” and your name in the subject line. 

Direct any questions to Dr. Erica Benson, Chair of the English Department, bensonej@uwec.edu

To ensure priority consideration, completed applications must be received no later than 11:59 pm on October 15, 2019. However, screening may continue until the position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment. 

Deadline: 15 October 2019 (US Central Time, UTC-5)

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

National University of Ireland, Galway - Lecturer (Full-time, Permanent) in Contemporary Literature[edit | edit source]

Applications are invited for a full-time permanent appointment as Lecturer Above the Bar in English (Contemporary Literature) at NUI Galway.

The appointee will teach and research in the area of Contemporary Literature. They will also be expected to contribute to one or more of the following strategic development areas: Literature of North America; Global/World Literatures; Young Adult Literature; Digital Humanities; Ecocriticism. Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant field and have experience in third-level teaching.

The discipline of English is the largest in the School of English and Creative Arts, with over 1000 undergraduates, 80 MA students and 30 PhD students. We teach a broad undergraduate curriculum, touching on all major historical periods and genres, and we run five taught MA programmes: the MA in English, MA in Literature and Publishing, MA in Culture and Colonialism, MA in Writing, and MA in Digital Cultures. Our staff also contribute to other programmes in Journalism, Creative Writing, Theatre Studies, Irish Studies and Digital Arts and Technology. Staff in English are closely associated with NUI Galway’s Moore Institute for Research in Humanities and Social Studies. There is a highly active research culture in English, and our staff have won major funding awards from the European Research Council, the Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme and the Irish Research Council. For the past two years we have been ranked among the top 150 English departments in the QS World University rankings.

For this post we are seeking a colleague who will contribute to developing our curriculum in Contemporary Literature, and assist us in developing new programmes of teaching and research. Applicants are invited to demonstrate how they would enhance our existing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and how they would develop an innovative research agenda within English and across other disciplines if appropriate.


Source: https://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/

Deadline: 20 February 2020 

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Visiting Positions / Limited Term Positions - 2019-2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Birkbeck, University of London (EU:UK:Eng) - Associate Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Culture[edit | edit source]

The Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck University of London invites applications for an hourly paid Associate Lecturer to teach the following modules:

  • British Literature 1945-1979 (BA level 6)
  • Key Concepts in Cultural and Critical Studies: Part 2 (core module MA Cultural and Critical Studies)
  • 21st Century Feminist Fiction and the World in Crisis (MA option)

The Department offers world-class research and teaching across a range of critical and creative fields from the early medieval period to the twenty-first century. The successful candidate will be expected to teach these modules and complete the marking.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject area with teaching experience at HE level. Teaching experience at undergraduate degree level is essential. Teaching experience at postgraduate degree level is desirable. All of our teaching is research-led and we are looking for active researchers with expertise in contemporary literature and culture and feminism and/or women’s writing.

This post is fixed-term from October 2019 - May 2020.

Remuneration

Grade 7 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £59.70 per hour.

The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area.

Enquiries

If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Professor Heike Bauer Head of the Department of English & Humanities via h.bauer@bbk.ac.uk

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary & pension scheme 31 days paid leave flexible working arrangements & some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector all while being located right in the heart of Central London with access to all its facilities.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender & cultural diversity of its workforce holding an Athena SWAN award membership of WISE operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

Closing date for application: 2nd July 2019

Source: Jobs.ac.uk Deadline: 2 July 2019 (Noon UK Time, UTC+0)

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Durham University (EU:UK:Eng) - Lecturer (1 Year) - Modern and Contemporary Literature[edit | edit source]

Grade 7 (£33,199-£39,609 per annum)

Lecturer In Modern and Contemporary Literature and Theory

This post is full-time and fixed term from 1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020).

The Department of English Studies at Durham University seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Theory.

The successful candidate will have research and teaching interests in any area of modern and contemporary literature in English and the ability to teach broadly on the Department’s curriculum as appropriate. They will be able to provide evidence of outstanding research potential and/or achievement in any area of modern and contemporary literature and theory and will contribute to strengthening and enhancing the University’s international profile through teaching and research of global reach and significance.

Apply by clicking here.

Source: Jobs.ac.uk Deadline: 15 July 2019 (Noon UK Time, UTC+0)

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University of Exeter (EU:UK:Eng) - Lecturer in Contemporary Literature (E&S), 1 Year[edit | edit source]

We are one of the leading departments of English in the UK with strengths in teaching and research in most areas from the medieval period to the present day,including particular specialisms in film and creative writing.

The role

This full-time, fixed term post is available from 1st September 2019 to 30th June 2020 in the College of Humanities. The post of Lecturer in Contemporary Literature will be to support the delivery of a number of modules across the English programme, including first-year survey modules on The Poem and The Novel, and the introductory theory module Approaches to Criticism. You may also be asked to contribute to more specialised second-year modules. The post will include seminar teaching, assessment and feedback, student support and guidance, and to play a full role in the life of the Department.                                                                                          

About you

For a Lecturer post you will:

  • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist and core knowledge in the discipline, demonstrated by a PhD (obtained or nearing completion) or equivalent in contemporary literature and/or theory, to develop teaching programmes, and teach and support learning;
  • Use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students;
  • Will have evidence of excellent teaching identified by peer review;
  • Be expected to work towards Fellow of the HEA status and to attend formal CPD relating to this.

What we can offer you:

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly;
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development;
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supports high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career;
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave(up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy;
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.

The University of Exeter 

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. 

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.  Please send a covering letter of not more than two pages and a CV of not more than two pages.

For further information please contact Dr Andrew Rudd, Director of Education, via e-mail a.rudd@exeter.ac.uk or telephone (01392)724336 

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University of Nottingham (EU:UK:Eng) - Teaching Associates in Applied English - Two posts/fixed term, one in Modern Literature  [edit | edit source]

Reference: ARTS188319

Job Type: Teaching Department: English

Salary: £30395 to £39609 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. The School of English is seeking to appoint two Teaching Associates to join a new team in developing web-based teaching internationally in the areas of applied linguistics and modern literature in English.          

These are new roles to deliver teaching and create teaching materials as part of a large investment by the University in augmenting web-based learning. The innovative project draws on the latest learning technologies to re-imagine university teaching for the mid-21st century. Courses will be designed to put the student’s individual experience and requirements at the core of the programme, with material and guidance customised around them. This will require thinking that is creative and adventurous, and academic expertise that is not narrowly constrained by any one discipline, literary period, culture, or approach. 

The appointee in Applied Linguistics would need a broad and flexible approach to the field, open, for example, to developing material in discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, as well as traditional applied linguistics of language learning and teaching, vocabulary, second language acquisition, and so on. Similarly, the appointee in modern literary studies will be expected to have a wide range of interests and expertise across historical periods, genres and critical approaches. 

Both posts are full-time, offered for a fixed term from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020 and will be based in the School of English, Trent Building, University Park Campus. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

The appointees will assist in the design of new courses and web-delivery for new programmes to be delivered by virtual and blended learning formats. The primary purpose of the posts is to create teaching materials for later web delivery. There will be some teaching involved to students currently on the distance masters courses, plus the possibility of a small amount of co-present teaching. The appointees will also work with School colleagues at our campuses in Ningbo and Malaysia, and will work alongside staff members in Nottingham during the project. Mentoring towards further career progression will be offered throughout the period of the posts.

Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent) in an area related to English language, linguistics and/or literature.  Evidence of the ability to teach at university level is essential, with experience of virtual or blended learning also desirable. A proven record of teaching in multiple or interdisciplinary or comparative areas is essential. An ability to teach across a broad range of topics is essential.          

Further information about the School is available at: www.nottingham.ac.uk/english

Selection Process

The interview process will include a brief presentation of teaching style and philosophy, and a formal interview.   

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the head of the project, Professor Peter Stockwell, email: peter.stockwell@nottingham.ac.uk

Note that applications must be made through the University’s jobs portal. Please do not send applications directly to an email address where they will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

Deadline: 1 July 2019 (Midnight, UK Time)

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Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2019-2020[edit | edit source]

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