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Lecturer in African Literatures

University of York - Department of English and Related Literature

Location: York
Salary: £42,155 to £51,805 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th January 2023
Closes: 6th February 2023
Job Ref: 11756

Department

The Department of English and Related Literature seeks to appoint a Lecturer in African Literatures (any period). Scholars who identify as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or Global Majority are strongly encouraged to apply as they are currently under-represented within the Department.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work in a language other than English, in keeping with the Departments’ commitment to multilingualism. They will join one of the world’s leading literature departments, which boasts an outstanding research record, a distinctive international outlook, and a deep-rooted commitment to excellence in learning and teaching. 

We are happy to consider applications for part-time working, where that suits the circumstances and preferences of the applicant.

Role

The successful candidate will teach students across our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including our prestigious MA in Global Literature and Culture. You will contribute to the teaching of English and other literatures across the degree programme, including as part of an innovative, research-led World Literature Module of your own design. The appointee will undertake PhD supervision as appropriate. You will be a champion for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and will contribute to our ongoing project to decolonise and diversify the curriculum and Department. 

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • A PhD in Literature or other relevant subject area, or equivalent experience;
  • Appropriate academic professional and teaching qualifications or a willingness to complete York’s Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice;
  • Specialist knowledge in any area of African literature, with a sophisticated understanding of relevant research techniques and methodologies, and the ability to inspire students through varied and appropriate teaching techniques;
  • The ability to work in a language other than English;
  • Demonstrable ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals, to publish in appropriate, high-profile venues, and to deliver presentations at conferences and other events; 
  • A commitment to citizenship, including the ability to perform administrative tasks in a timely fashion, and to contribute to the collegial and collaborative ethos of the department.

Interview date: TBC

For informal enquiries: please contact Helen Smith on helen.smith@york.ac.uk.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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