Lecturer in Global Cinemas and Literatures

University of Aberdeen - School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Global Cinemas and Literature from January 2017. The appointment will contribute teaching to the School’s undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes in Film and Visual Culture and English Studies and undertake research in an area of global cinema, Anglophone literary and cultural studies, Anglophone world cinema, Anglophone postcolonial and transnational cultures, and/or cultural theory. Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field of study; demonstrate an established record of research and publication; and have extensive experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The role will be undertaken within the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture, which is part of the College of Arts & Social Sciences. More information on the College and the School is available below.

Film and Visual Culture and English Studies have a long tradition of excellence at Aberdeen. In the last national assessment of research (REF 2014), English Studies was placed among the top units in the UK, with 93% of research activity rated as world leading or internationally excellent. Areas of strength include national and transnational literatures, creative writing, trauma studies, medical humanities, literature and science, book history and textual editing. The combination of Film with Visual Culture is unique in Scotland. Research strengths of the unit include early and silent-era cinema, film comedy, feminist media theory, the visual culture of contemporary science and medicine, contemporary performance art in Eastern Europe, history and theory of documentary, and practice-as-research in documentary and narrative film. Many of these strengths are reflected in the research centres hosted by the School, including the Washington Wilson Centre for Visual Culture and the Centre for the Novel.

The appointment will contribute to the work of both disciplines, and reflect the growing convergence of work in the fields of global cinema, postcolonial and transnational literary culture, and cultural theory. The School also has an exciting track record of public engagement and impact-related activities to which the successful candidate will make their own contribution.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£38,896 - £46,414 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a three year probation period.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark (h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk) for further information.

Online application forms are available at www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

The Closing date for receipt of applications is 26 October 2016

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Professor Edward Welch, Head of School

01224 272152


Please quote reference number LAN059A on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

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