Job: Lectureship in Middle English Language & Literature (fixed term), U of Groningen

The Chair of Medieval English Literature and Culture invites applications for a Lectureship in Middle English Language and Literature (0.8 FTE, fixed-term for 1 year)

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and co-teach a number of courses from the Old and Middle English offering at undergraduate level. (For North American applicants: the teaching will amount to the equivalent of a 2-3 load per annum.) These courses have existing syllabi and, in a number of cases, outlines of individual classes, but the successful candidates may modify the course contents depending on their interests. The post holder will be required to teach classes in person throughout the academic year, though some courses will be taught in a hybrid online and physical environment. English is the only language of instruction in the Department.

The normal duties of teaching administration are limited to planning and assessing student work and to holding an office hour each week.

The post is available for a fixed term of twelve months from 1 September 2021.

Interviews will be held online in early July.

Applicants should apply online. To apply please visit the website.

For a copy of the Further Particulars or if you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact the Chair of Medieval English Literature and Culture, Prof. Sebastian Sobecki,


The successful candidate will:

● have a PhD in medieval English literature
● be able to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in the area of medieval English literature
● be able to place medieval English literature written in Latin, French, and Old and Middle English in its cultural context
● have a proven record of research activity and/or publications in medieval English literature commensurate with their career level
● demonstrate a high level of competence in early and later forms of the Middle English language
● demonstrate excellence in transferring high-level and current research to the classroom
● have experience teaching medieval English language and literature at university level.


Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen enjoys an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative institution of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Flexible study programmes and academic career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 36,000 students and researchers alike to develop their own individual talents. As one of the best research universities in Europe, the University of Groningen has joined forces with other top universities and networks worldwide to become a truly global centre of knowledge.

The Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is built on a long-standing tradition of four centuries. Our mission is to be a top-ranking faculty with both an excellent education and world-quality research, with a strong international orientation, firmly rooted in the North of the Netherlands. We build and share knowledge benefits to society. We work at a modern, broad and international institution, educating over 5,000 Dutch and international students to become forward-looking, articulate and independent academics. We are a team of hardworking and diverse group of 700 staff members.


Please send your application to us, by submitting the following documents:

• letter of application
• curriculum vitae, including an overview of previous teaching
• a statement on your approach to teaching, and student evaluations of previously taught courses (if available).

Please ask two referees to send their letters of recommendation to by the deadline. Both referees should be able to comment on your teaching experience.

You can submit your application until 20 June 11:59pm / before 21 June 2021 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website).

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, women are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), and European Commission’s European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers,

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


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