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Lecturer in Renaissance and Early Modern Literature

English and Related Literature
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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
38,183 a year
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Role Description

The Department of English and Related Literature seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Renaissance and Early Modern Literature (within the range c. 1530-1680). Within this broad field, we have no methodological or geographical preference: our primary criteria are excellence in teaching and research, and a willingness to contribute to the University of York's leading interdisciplinary profile. 

You will have a strong commitment to teaching excellence; leading lectures, seminars, tutorials and other forms of graduate and postgraduate teaching.  You will contribute to, or otherwise complement, our existing research strengths in this area, which include early modern literature and religion, history of the book, classical reception, Renaissance drama, early modern natural philosophy, and the history of emotions.  You will also be developing an outstanding research record by undertaking high-quality, innovative research and seeking to publish in leading venues. 

A PhD in English (any period) or related area is essential, together with an appropriate academic teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.  You must have extensive knowledge of a research field and be able to use a range of teaching techniques and methodologies.  Evidence of a research profile and publishing of articles and papers in academic journals is required. 

The post is full-time and available from 1 September 2017

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