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Associate Lecturer in Modern Studies

English and Related Literature
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,076 - 38,183 a year reduced pro rata
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Role Description

The Department of English and Related Literature seeks to appoint an Associate Lecturer (Grade 6) in Contemporary and Global Literature to work closely with colleagues in the Department’s Modern School, particularly in Global Literatures, and with colleagues from other departments working in the field of the medical humanities. 

Responsibilities will include lecturing and convening in large undergraduate modules, especially Global Literatures, which is taught to all first year students; co-convening and conducting seminars jointly with the History Department in the MA in Medical History and Humanities; supervising undergraduate and MA dissertations; pastoral supervision of undergraduate and MA students; advising students about essay writing and marking undergraduate and MA level essays. A strong research record in modern and contemporary literature, with particular interests in interdisciplinary work and the medical humanities will be required. 

A PhD in English with suitable experience is essential along with detailed knowledge in English sufficient enough to develop teaching and provide relevant learning support to students across different levels of academic ability. You will also have the ability to design and deliver teaching material either across a range of modules or within a subject area. You will be able to plan, manage, organise and assess your own teaching contributions. 

You will have experience in teaching and learning in Higher Education at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level or in an evidenced similar context. You will also have experience of using different delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students as well as evidence of successful planning and designing teaching material.

Informal enquiries should be made to HR Recruitment (email:

Salary will be within the range: £31,076 - £38,183 a year (reduced pro rata) and the post is available part time (29.6 hours a week) on a fixed term contract for 10 months for a Maternity Cover.

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