Employment: Lecturer in Medieval Literature, University of Kent.

Closing date 7th May 2013

Lecturer in Medieval Literature,
School of English,
University of Kent.

The Role
The School of English wishes to appoint a temporary (one-year) Lecturer in Medieval Literature. The successful candidate will have a research profile commensurate with career stage, and experience in teaching at University level. S/he will contribute to the School’s undergraduate curriculum in medieval literature by teaching seminar groups, offering lectures, and acting as a module convenor. S/he is also expected to make a contribution to the research culture of the School and to play a full and active role in the Faculty’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)

The Person
The ideal candidate will have a completed PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area with experience of successful teaching of medieval literature modules at all undergraduate degree levels. An emerging record of international excellence in research and publication commensurate with career stage and evidence of ongoing research projects are essential. The successful candidate will also have a guaranteed submission to REF 2014, including items likely to be graded 3* or 4*.

Please refer to the job description below for the full person specification.

School of English

The School of English currently has c. 900 full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students. Its permanent academic staff of 37 includes an excellent cohort of highly promising and productive early career researchers alongside senior staff with international reputations. English at Kent is based on a commitment to the traditional fields of the discipline, to consolidating the School’s distinctive strengths, and to innovation. Key areas of research such as medieval and early modern studies, American literature, postcolonial studies and modernism have been strengthened by recent appointments.

For more information about the School visit: www.kent.ac.uk/english/

Further Information

Start date for applications: 3 April 2013

Closing date for applications: 7 May 2013

Interviews are to be held: 31 May 2013

Please see the University Website below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the department).

How to apply – for posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, a one page summary (this should include details of experience and other information in support of your application with direct reference to the advertisement and further particulars) and any supporting documents.

If you are invited for an interview, references will be requested for you at that stage. Please include contact details of three referees in your CV.

If you require further information regarding the post or application process please contact Cassy Fry on 01227 823632 or by email at c.fry@kent.ac.uk.

Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

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