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Lecturer in World and Postcolonial Literatures (Education and Research)

University of Exeter - College of Humanities

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £36,382 per annum on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th May 2022
Closes: 9th June 2022
Job Ref: P81506

This full time, permanent role is available 1st August 2022.

The role

World and Postcolonial Literary Studies at Exeter is built around a strong a collegiate team of academics based in the Department of English and its thriving research culture. With expertise in African, Caribbean, and South Asian literatures and cinemas, the environmental humanities, print cultures, archival studies, global circulations, our World and Postcolonial Cultures Research Group brings together interdisciplinary research that draws on a range of approaches to analyse the varied and historical manifestations of postcolonial and world cultures and societies. We regularly host conferences, symposia and events, supervise PhD students in this area, and offer a range of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

You will have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of research in World and Postcolonial Literatures that will strengthen and complement the existing team. We would be particularly interested to hear from candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas of 20th and 21st century literature/ culture: 

  • Blackand Asian British Writing  
  • Colonial / Postcolonial Print and Digital Cultures
  • Literatures and cinemas of the Global South 
  • Critical Theory:Postcolonial and Decolonial Methodologies
  • Indian Ocean Studies
  • Environmental and Medical Humanities
  • Literaturesand Cultures of the Muslim World   

The role is based in the Department of English, and while the successful applicant will be teaching predominantly postcolonial anglophone material, we'd be very keen to hear from candidates with the ability to work across languages (particularly non-European languages). 

About you

You will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in World and Postcolonial Literary Studies and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
  • A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrate potential to attract such funding
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes
  • Strong connections and funded projects with business and community partners
  • Involvement in projects which develop impact

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

Please ensure you read the Job Description for full details of this role.

We can offer

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave 
  • Beautiful campus set in the heart of Devon

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. 

Further information

For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Prof Vike Martina Plock 01392-624233 or v.plock@exeter.ac.uk.

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