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Lecturer in Postcolonial Literature and Film (Education & Research)

Keele University - School of Humanities, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Location: Keele
Salary: £37,474 to £43,414 Grade 7a per annum (pro rata)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd December 2022
Closes: 15th December 2022
Job Ref: KU000003132

0.8 FTE

Grade 7a, starting salary £37,474–£43,414 per annum (pro rata)

Fixed term for 12 months

23 January 2023 – 22 January 2024

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2,000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at http://www.keele.ac.uk.

This post represents an opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a team of staff in Keele University’s School of Humanities. The School comprises English Literature, Creative Writing, History, Media & Communications, Film Studies, History, Liberal Arts, and Music Production & Sound Design. Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit, and excellent student experience.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Literature or Film Studies (or a cognate area). They must be able to contribute high-quality teaching within a broad programme of literary and film studies, which means teaching outside of their specialist area, as well as supervise dissertations. Experience of teaching American literature and/or film would be an advantage. The successful candidate will also contribute to teaching on the MA English Literatures and the MRes Humanities.

The successful applicant will be research active with a high degree of autonomy and self-direction. They will show evidence of existing publications, as well as plans for research with originality and significance for the duration of the appointment, leading to the submission of high-quality publications.

The post is available on a part-time (0.8FTE) and fixed term (12 months) basis. A start date in January 2023 is required. With your application, please submit (i) a covering letter of up to two sides of A4 explaining how you meet the person specification and (ii) an academic CV. Please contact the Head of School, Prof. Nicholas Seager (n.p.seager@keele.ac.uk), for informal enquiries.

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce.  We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society, and therefore, we would actively welcome applications from women for this role.

The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

For full post details and to find out more about working at Keele please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/vacancies

Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.

Closing date for applications: 15 December 2022

Interviews will be held on: week commencing 9 January 2023

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