Employment: Merton Professorship of English Literature, University of Oxford

Closing date  27th May 2014

Merton Professorship of English Literature,
University of Oxford

Faculty Of English Language And Literature  in association with Merton College
Start date: 1 October 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The University of Oxford is seeking an outstanding candidate to fill the Merton Professorship of English Literature.
The Merton Professor will play a leading role in researching and teaching post-Chaucerian English literature. The Faculty of English Language and Literature seeks applications from colleagues working in the field of early modern English literature (broadly conceived as c. 1500-1700). The successful candidate will be a scholar of the highest international standing, with an outstanding record of research and publication in early modern literature, the ability to teach and inspire students at all levels, and the ability and willingness to undertake senior administrative duties. She or he will play a central role in graduate teaching within the faculty. The professor will also possess proven leadership qualities. She or he will be ready to assume a senior role within the administration of the faculty; to represent the faculty within the University; and to promote the entire range of early modern literary study in Oxford, as well as stimulating interest in the subject within the academic community and beyond.
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 27 May 2014.
For more details about the post and full application instructions, see http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/jobs/fp/.

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