Job: Lecturer in Modernist Literature, University of Kent

Lecturer in Modernist Literature

University of Kent -School of English

The Role

The School of English wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Modernist Literature from 1st September 2013. The successful candidate will have an established research profile and experience in teaching at University level. S/he will contribute to the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate curricula in Modernist literature and culture by teaching seminar groups, offering lectures, and convening modules. S/he is also expected to make a contribution to the research culture of the School and where appropriate to play a full and active role in the Centre for Modern Poetry and the Centre for Modern European Literature, by (for example) contributing to research seminars, organising poetry readings or conferences, participating in or leading reading groups, and offering MA modules. S/he is expected to have a strong interdisciplinary interest and have a full complement of 3* or 4* publications ready for submission at REF 2014. S/he should have research interests which reflect current developments in scholarship, and research which contributes to the development of new fields, has a significant archival component, or has inter-linguistic and transnational dimensions, is desirable.

The Person

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area, an established research profile and experience in teaching at University level. Successful teaching of modern literature modules at all undergraduate degree levels is crucial to this post. The successful applicant may have at least one major single-authored book publication, either in print or contracted to appear in print by the middle of 2013 at the latest, and must have a guaranteed submission to REF 2014, including items likely to be graded 3* or 4*.

For further and full criteria please refer to the attached job specification.

The Department

The School of English currently has c. 900 full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students. Its permanent academic staff of 37 includes an excellent cohort of highly promising and productive early career researchers alongside senior staff with international reputations. English at Kent is based on a commitment to the traditional fields of the discipline, to consolidating the School’s distinctive strengths, and to innovation. Key areas of research such as medieval and early modern studies, American literature, postcolonial studies and modernism have been strengthened by recent appointments. There have also been strategic appointments in the long eighteenth century and in creative writing, two fields of recent development that are central to the School’s long-term strategy. The present post is one of nine appointments being made as part of the School’s strategic plans for growth.

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Further Information

Closing date for applications: 3 March 2013

Interviews are to be held: 28 March 2013

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the department).

How to apply – for posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, a one page summary (this should include details of experience and other information in support of your application with direct reference to the advertisement and further particulars) and any supporting documents.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage. Please include contact details of three referees in your CV.

If you require further information regarding the post or application process please contact Emma Milton at Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.