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Chair in Modern English Literature and Culture

University of Groningen - Faculty of Arts

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Situated in the bustling economic and cultural capital of the region, the University of Groningen is a research-intensive university with a truly global outlook that attracts a large number of staff and students from the Netherlands and internationally.

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has established an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative university offering high quality teaching and research. Its 36,000 students are encouraged to develop their own individual talents through challenging study and career paths. The University of Groningen is an international centre of knowledge: it belongs to the best research universities in Europe and is allied with prestigious partner universities and networks worldwide. The University of Groningen has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Building the State of the Arts together

The Faculty of Arts is building on a longstanding tradition of four centuries and their mission is to create positive societal and academic impact through relevant, high-quality teaching and research. The faculty strives to remain an ambitious top-ranking faculty with excellent education and state of the art research, with a strong international orientation, firmly rooted in the North of The Netherlands. The faculty builds and shares knowledge which benefits society, and educates over 5.000 Dutch and international students to become forward-looking, articulate and independent academics.

The faculty offers a multidisciplinary environment and a wide range of degree programmes. Its research, which is internationally acclaimed, covers the fields of Archaeology, Cultural Studies, History, International Relations, Journalism, Language and Literary Studies, and Linguistics.

Research conducted at the Faculty of Arts is very diverse and multidisciplinary and organised in research institutes, each comprised of multiple smaller research groups. The English Department encompasses all literature written in English from circa 1550 to the present, from the language's traditional heart in the UK to North America, expanding to Africa and Australasia. The curriculum of Modern English Literature and Culture features the principal literary periods and a diversity of critical approaches

The Faculty of Arts is seeking to appoint a Chair of Modern English Literature and Culture with a clear vision on the future of literary studies and an established reputation for excellence in research, teaching, and impact. This role is particularly suitable for an enthusiastic academic leader who shows a willingness and ability to lead the Modern English Literature and Culture group and to strengthen its research profile and promote the academic talent and career development of the team. A focus on eighteenth- or early nineteenth-century literature, including British and/or American Romanticism or the Black Atlantic may be an advantage.

Qualifications

Person Specification

The successful appointee will evidence:

  • a PhD degree in English Literature or a closely related discipline
  • an excellent research track record, as evidenced by a proven excellence in academic research, publications in leading international journals and books published by high-ranking publishers
  • successfully obtained funding for research projects/submitted excellent grant applications
  • a relevant, strategic international network, demonstrated by, for example, participation in internationally relevant conferences and leading roles on editorial boards
  • extensive experience in and a passion for education, as well as an innovative view on teaching, including active learning and interdisciplinary teaching
  • excellent leadership skills, including proven experience in supervising PhD students, mentoring junior and more senior academic staff members and demonstrable organizational competences
  • a strong societal network and demonstrable experience with societal impact
  • fluency in English and Dutch or a willingness to learn the Dutch language.

Organisation

Conditions of employment

The position is offered on a fulltime basis. The gross monthly salary is dependent on previous qualifications and experience and ranges between €6,099 and €8,881 (scale H2 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities). Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % of annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % of annual salary per year.

The University of Groningen provides career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen (http://www.rug.nl/(...)dual-career-support/).

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/(...)rsity-and-inclusion/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/nl/sollicitatiecode and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

We provide career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen.

For more information on the terms of employment, please visit: https://www.rug.nl/(...)k-with-us/new-staff/

Application

Appointment Process and How to Apply

Applications should consist of a cover letter stating motivation and a complete curriculum vitae including a publication list. These can be uploaded, by clicking the 'Apply' button.

The Closing Date for applications is 9am CEST on Friday 6th January 2023.

Applications will be considered by the selection committee in January and shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in end of January beginning of February. Selection of and negotiations with the preferred candidate and final campus visits will take place thereafter.

Information

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Location: Groningen - Netherlands
Salary: €6,099 to €8,881
£5,315.71 to £7,740.41 converted salary* Gross monthly salary dependent on previous qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th December 2022
Closes: 6th January 2023
Job Ref: 6231
   
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