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Lectureship in Eighteenth-Century Literature

English and Related Literature
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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38,832 a year
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Lectureship in Eighteenth-Century Literature

University of York – Department of English and Related Literature

Location: York

Salary Range: £38,832 a year

Hours: Full Time

Ref Number: 6802

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing date: 29 July 2018

The Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York wishes to appoint a fixed-term Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature (Grade 7) for sixteen months from September 2018, to provide cover for a permanent staff member who has received British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship and a Paul Mellon Mid-Career Fellowship.


The successful candidate will take on the role of Director of Undergraduate Teaching for the academic year 2018-19, and will have extensive experience in teaching, convening and curriculum design. Responsibilities will include teaching and convening our first-year introductory undergraduate module, Approaches to Literature I: Writing Modernity; creating and teaching an MA module; teaching an Advanced Option module on Fashion in the Eighteenth Century, and contributing lectures, seminars and workshops to a range of other undergraduate and MA modules. Other responsibilities will include marking, undergraduate pastoral supervision, and undergraduate and MA dissertation supervision. The successful candidate will be encouraged to contribute to PhD supervision if they wish to do so.

The department is committed to equality of opportunity and representation, and the successful candidate will take a leading role as a champion for equality and diversity within the department.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications Needed

Candidates must have a PhD in English or equivalent experience, and must have extensive knowledge in the area of eighteenth-century literature in English. The successful candidate will have experience of using a range of teaching techniques, including a Virtual Learning Environment, to enthuse and engage students. They will be experienced in course planning, design and delivery, and will be confident in taking on a leadership role in curriculum review and development. The successful candidate will have an excellent research record, appropriate to their career stage, with the ability to develop and disseminate high-quality research through publications and conference presentations. They will be a champion for equality and diversity within and beyond the department, and will display creativity, initiative, judgement and a collaborative ethos in applying appropriate approaches to teaching, learning support and research activities.

The department is committed to equality and diversity. BME and LGBTQ applicants are particularly encouraged.

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