Lecturer in Comparative Literature

Queen Mary University of London - School of Languages, Linguistics & Film - Department of Comparative Literature and Culture

Queen Mary University of London is one of the world’s leading universities (in the top one per cent of universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education). We have an impressive reputation for academic excellence, reinforced by our membership of the Russell Group of leading UK universities, which helps us to attract some of the brightest minds to study, teach and research here. We work across the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. We are based in a creative and culturally diverse area of East London and are the only London University able to offer a completely integrated residential campus at our Mile End home.

The School intends to appoint a Lecturer in Comparative Literature. The appointment will be made in the area of East Asian literatures, with a focus on Chinese literature and culture, but candidates should also be able to demonstrate good knowledge of cultural and literary theory, and some experience of teaching in these fields. The successful candidate will have a research background in East Asian literatures (with a focus on Chinese literature and culture), strong competence in Standard Chinese, and the potential to produce high-quality research of international standing.

The successful candidate should be able to take up his or her appointment from 1 September 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, a defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. This is a permanent post, subject to successful probation.

Details about the School can be found at www.sllf.qmul.ac.uk

Further details about the post, and application information can be found at: www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies

Completed applications, including a CV and covering statement should be submitted online by midnight on the closing date above.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 7 February 2017.

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