Teaching Fellow in American Literature

Durham University - English Studies

Contract Type: Part-time (14 hours per week) Fixed-term (until 30 June 2018)

(This post closes for applications at 12.00 midday on the day of closing.)

This post is part-time, 14 hrs per week (0.4 FTE) and therefore the salary is pro-rata to the salary shown. It is also offered on a fixed term basis until 30 June 2018, ideally the successful candidate will be in post by 1 October 2017.

Applicants will:

  • Contribute to undergraduate teaching at all levels.
  • Undertake assessment and examination of student work.
  • Participate in the meetings of the Department and wider University, as appropriate, and undertake Departmental administrative duties.

The successful candidate will have research and teaching interests in American Fiction and the ability to teach courses on prominent modern authors such as Toni Morrison. S/he will be joining a Department with significant strengths in American Literature, ranging across modes and periods Colleagues working in the area are actively involved in the work of University Institutes and Centres, including the Institute of Advanced Study, the Centre for Visual Arts and Cultures, and the Centre for Poetry and Poetics.

The successful candidate will:

  • have a proven teaching track record in American Literature and be able to contribute positively to teaching (lectures, seminars, tutorials, and dissertation supervisions) at all levels in this area.
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