Departmental Lecturer in English Literature

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Grade 7: £31,604-£33,518 per annum

The Faculty of English Language and Literature, in association with Balliol College, is seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer. This is a 15-month fixed-term teaching and research appointment in English Literature, with a core focus on the long nineteenth century (c.1760 to 1910). The purpose of the posts is to cover the teaching of Professor Seamus Perry, who will be on research leave funded by the Leverhulme Trust from 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2019. It is anticipated that the appointee will take up their post on 1 October 2018.

The postholder will be expected to provide 8 hours of undergraduate tutorial teaching per week for the College, and up to 16 hours of Faculty lectures or classes per year. The main focus of the Departmental Lecturer’s Faculty teaching responsibilities will be the MSt C (option) course on “Wordsworth and Coleridge 1797-1817”, and 8 further hours of teaching, which may include undergraduate lectures on the long nineteenth century and/or further teaching for the 1760-1830 and/or 1830-1914 MSt strands. They will also undertake dissertation supervision, examining, and the normal duties of a college tutor, including admissions.

The successful candidate must possess (or be near to completing) a doctorate in English Literature or a related field and must have experience of undergraduate teaching and possess excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. They should also have a research and publication record, appropriate to their career stage, in English literature of the long nineteenth century.

Further particulars (which all applicants must consult) are available at:

Applications, which should include a CV and supporting statement, should be made online via the link above by 12 noon on Wednesday 27 June 2018.

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be asked to submit a sample of written work in advance of the interviews, and will be requested to give a short presentation as part of the assessment process.

Interviews are expected to be held on Tuesday 24 July 2018.

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