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Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

University of Kent - School of English

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £34,189 to £48,677 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th October 2018
Closes: 8th November 2018
Job Ref: HUM0860

Are you an experienced teacher at university level with an established research profile in nineteenth-century American literature?

This post in the School of English at the University of Kent will see you contributing to the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum in American Literature by teaching seminar groups, offering lectures and acting as a module convener. You will participate in the research culture of the School and to play a full and active role in the rich interdisciplinary environment of the Centre for American Studies (CAS), including taking on administrative duties.

As Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century American Literature you will:

  • teach and convene undergraduate and postgraduate modules in American literature and contribute to curriculum development in this area
  • contribute to the Centre for American Studies by participating in its research culture, teaching on its BA and MA programmes, and taking on administrative roles when appropriate
  • supervise MA dissertations
  • play a full and active role in the on-going development of American literature as an area of research in the School

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • a completed PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area
  • demonstrable success in teaching of relevant literature modules at undergraduate level
  • an emerging record of international excellence in research and publications
  • plans for a strong contribution to the next REF

The School of English currently has c. 900 full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students. Its permanent academic staff of 51 includes an excellent cohort of highly promising and productive early career researchers alongside senior staff with international reputations. English at Kent is based on a commitment to the traditional fields of the discipline, to consolidating the School’s distinctive strengths, and to innovation.

The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We employ over 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full range of support and administration staff. A consistent strong performer in the league tables, we were awarded in 2017 a gold rating, the highest, in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). We were also ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014) with world-leading research in all subjects. Our stunning main campus in Canterbury is set among green and tranquil open space overlooking the spectacular Cathedral and is within walking distance of the cosmopolitan city centre with London only an hour away by train.

Further Information
Start date for applications: 10 October 2018

Closing date for applications: 8 November 2018

Interviews to be held: 10 December 2018

Please press the apply button to go to the university's website where you can view the job description and apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process, please contact the Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: HUM0860.

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

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