Lecturer in Medieval Literature

King's College London - English

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £33,518 - £39,992 per annum, plus £2,923 per annum London Allowance.

This post will be Indefinite

King’s College London with its 200 years of heritage is recognised today as a world-leading research university, ranked 7th in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We understand the need to turn original thinking into everyday application, encouraging curiosity to develop work that makes an impact on society and global issues. Great names from King’s are continuing to change the world.

The Department wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Medieval Literature. Candidates will be expected to be able to teach Old English language and literature at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Medieval Studies at King’s is characterised by its commitment to theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches to medieval culture. Applications from candidates with specialisms such as the following would be particularly welcome: visual and material culture; manuscript studies; the postmedieval reception of medieval literature and culture; gender and sexuality studies; race studies; ecocritical and environmental studies.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and research and possess clear potential for future grant capture. They will provide teaching at UG level (including the module ‘Cultural Encounters: Literature and Language in Anglo-Saxon England’), and at MA level (including the module ‘The Visual and the Verbal in the Middle Ages’ and dissertation supervision for the MA in Medieval Studies). The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute significantly to the ongoing development of King’s English Department as a key location for Medieval Studies in the UK. A record of work in public engagement and impact would be an advantage. The post will be based at the Virginia Woolf Building, King’s Strand Campus. Diversity and inclusion is central to all our work in the English Department. We encourage applications from BME academics.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.

Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing: 30th April 2018.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Richard Kirkland (richard.kirkland@kcl.ac.uk)

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 21 March 2018

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