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Assistant Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature

Durham University - Languages, Literature and Culture

Location: Durham
Salary: £33,797 to £49,553
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th January 2021
Closes: 10th February 2021
Job Ref: 21000051

The Department of English Studies at Durham University welcomes applications for an Assistant Professor in Contemporary Literature, 1945 – Present

The Department of English Studies at Durham University is one of the leading English departments in the UK, with an outstanding research culture and excellent students. It is consistently ranked in the top five English departments in a range of university guides. The Department made a substantial return to REF 2014, in which 90% of the Department’s research was judged to be of ‘internationally excellent quality’ or ‘world-leading’. It is part of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities which was ranked 19th in the world in the 2020 THE university subject rankings.

Members of staff pursue a notably wide range of research interests across the historical, geographical and conceptual spectrum of the discipline, including creative writing. It is one of few departments that teaches and researches across the historical range from early medieval to the present and across anglophone writing from around the globe. The Department has significant depth of research excellence in the following areas: modernism, post-war and contemporary literature; eighteenth and nineteenth century literature and culture; medieval and early modern studies; world literatures; literary theory; creative writing; transhistorical poetics; medical humanities; textual editing. Members of the Department provide leadership in the Institute for Medical Humanities, the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Centre for Poetry and Poetics and the Centre for Modern Conflicts and Cultures.

The Department welcomes applications from members of demographic groups under-represented in the discipline and in UK universities.

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