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Assistant Professor in English Literature 1660-1832

Durham University - English Studies

Location: Durham
Salary: £33,797 to £49,553
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th September 2019
Closes: 1st November 2019
Job Ref: ENGL19-54

Responsible to: Head of Department

Working arrangements: The role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares

Closing date: 01 November 2019 at 12pm midday

Preferred start date: Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 01 September 2020

The Department of English Studies at Durham University seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in English Literature 1660-1832 (Grade 7 or 8). The successful candidate will have research and teaching interests in any area of literature of the period, including the Restoration, the Eighteenth Century, and the Romantic period. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with interests in poetry and poetics, fictional and non-fictional prose, and women authors; specialists in any other aspect of the literature of the period are also encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will be joining a department with notable strengths in the period, including in textual editing, the study of poetry, research into the history and practice of drama, screen adaptations, and criticism of the novel.

The successful candidate will be able to provide evidence of outstanding research potential and/or achievement in any area of the literature of the period and will be expected to develop undergraduate and postgraduate modules reflecting their research specialism, as well as to teach broadly on the Department’s curriculum as appropriate. They will also be expected to attract and supervise postgraduate research students at PhD level and will contribute to strengthening and enhancing the University’s international profile through teaching and research of global reach and significance.

   
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