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Lecturer in Religion and Literature

The University of Edinburgh - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences / School of Divinity

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 Grade UE08, per annum (A revised salary range for this grade of £48,350 to £59,421 pa is planned to take effect from Spring 2024)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st February 2024
Closes: 28th February 2024
Job Ref: 9524

The Opportunity: 

The School of Divinity seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Religion and Literature. The lectureship will contribute to teaching and research in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Religion and Literature, with a focus on one or more of literary theory, post-colonialism, feminism or LGBT+ perspectives. A regional interest in African, Asian, or Caribbean literature or demonstration of extending the offer within Religion & Literature in other ways is welcome. 

Your skills and attributes for success:  

  • An earned doctorate in a relevant academic discipline, conferred by date of agreed employment.  
  • Proven ability to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and a commitment to excellence in teaching.  
  • A developed area of research and evident progress in achieving quality original research publications commensurate with your career stage.  
  • Honest, reliable, highly motivated, adhering to high academic standards, cooperative with academic and administrative colleagues.  
  • A commitment to increasing equality, diversity and inclusion. 
  • Sensitivity to students from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and of various age-levels, and of various faith commitments or none. 

We welcome applications for this post from all qualified candidates and particularly welcome applications from members of minority groups, who are currently under-represented in the School of Divinity.  

If you would like to discuss this post further, please contact the Head of School, Professor Jeremy Carrette at Jeremy.Carrette@ed.ac.uk   

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