Employment: Chair in English, Stirling University

Closing date 16th October 2014

Chair in English,
Stirling University.

The Division of Literature and Languages wishes to recruit a leading researcher of international standing to a professorial position in the field of English Studies: we are open to applicants from all areas of English Studies but it is likely that priority will be given to applicants who enhance existing areas of expertise. The post will enhance research leadership and income generation within the English subject area, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach across undergraduate and postgraduate modules as well as supervise doctoral students and to undertake administrative duties as appropriate.

Research in English Studies coalesces around historical periods (nineteenth, twentieth-century and contemporary writing, Romanticism, Early Modern and seventeenth-century writing, and Medieval Studies), (inter)national literatures (American literature, postcolonial writing in English, Scottish culture and literature) or genre/critical approach (Gothic Literature; Book History, publishing studies, language and linguistics). Expertise and research leadership in one of these areas (or ideally a profile which intersects across at least two of these specialisms) is sought for this post. Whilst applications are welcome from all areas of English Studies, it would be particularly advantageous if applicants were able to contribute to Gothic Studies, Early Modern or Shakespeare studies, Scottish Literature or Twentieth Century and/or Contemporary Literature.

The ability to help further strengthen and expand the School’s portfolio of taught postgraduate programmes will be a key requirement of candidates. The successful candidate will evidence the capacity to lead further development generally in English Studies at Stirling, and to pursue opportunities for collaborative activities in the School. Applications will be welcome from researchers with a sustained record of publication at the highest level, and drawn from a broad range of English Studies specialisms. The successful candidate should be able to take up his/her appointment during the Spring 2015 semester.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Prof Kirstie Blair (kirstie.blair@stir.ac.uk)

For further information, including essential criteria and details on how to apply, please seewww.stir.ac.uk/jobs

Closing Date is midnight on Thursday 16 October 2014

Interviews are expected to take place over Wednesday 05 November 2014 and Thursday 06 November 2014

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