Employment: Lecturer in Early Modern Literature, University of Kent

Closing date 26th July 2013

Lecturer in Early Modern Literature (Teaching and Scholarship Focused),
School of English,
University of Kent.

The Role

The School of English wishes to appoint a full-time short-term (for a period of 10 months) Lecturer in Early Modern Studies in order to provide teaching and scholarship support. The successful candidate will make an outstanding contribution to teaching and scholarship in the field of early modern studies and assume all appropriate responsibilities.

The Person

The successful candidate will have a first degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area and a PhD in a relevant discipline. You will possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established teaching programmes, excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills and the ability to teach Early Modern Literature.The ability to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning, and to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students and inspire them to learn is essential. The successful candidate will also demonstrate evidence of current research activity in the field of Early Modern Literature.

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

The 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 literature, American literature, postcolonial studies and modern poetry have been strengthened by recent appointments. There have also been strategic appointments in the nineteenth century and in creative writing, two fields of recent development that are central to the School’s long-term strategy.

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.kent.ac.uk/english/

Further Information

Start date for applications: 5th July 2013

Closing date for applications: 26th July 2013

Interviews are to be held: 21st August 2013

Please see university website 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, the university will request references 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, Resourcing Advisor on 01227 823632 or by email to 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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