Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London, deadline 22 March

Birkbeck College, University of London

Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Cultural Studies

Birkbeck College, University of London -Department of English and Humanities

Job Description

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture in the Department of English and Humanities.

 You will be involved in our lively research community and will make a full contribution to the Department’s international research profile.

You will contribute to the delivery of the BA English and the interdisciplinary BA Arts and Humanities, and to the taught MA programmes in Modern and Contemporary Literature, in ontemporary Literature and Culture and in Critical and Cultural Studies, and undertake the supervision of research students. You will participate appropriately in departmental administration, including, in the first instance, directing the MA in Contemporary Literature and Culture.

 Candidate Requirements

You should have a good first degree and have ideally completed, or be near to completion of, a PhD in a relevant subject area, and show evidence of published research or exceptional potential. Teaching experience at postgraduate degree level is desirable, as is administrative experience.

Applicants with a strong interest in contemporary culture who are able to contribute to interdisciplinary teaching and research are particularly welcome. Expertise in the area of Medical Humanities is desirable.

About the Department

For more information, please visit the School web page: www.bbk.ac.uk/english

Further Information

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Alison Finlay, Head of Department, English and Humanities, Birkbeck, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX. (tel: 020 3073 8417, e-mail: a.finlay@bbk.ac.uk)

 Salary: £34,307 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

This job is a full-time, open-ended position, with an expected start date of 1 September 2013. The initial salary award will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment may be subject to a probationary period of up to three years. Annual leave is 25 days per year, plus an additional six days when the College is closed during the spring and winter breaks. This is in addition to the eight bank holidays.

The post is superannuable under the USS scheme (Universities Superannuation Scheme). This is a defined benefit scheme, and is often substantially more beneficial to the employee than a “money-purchase” scheme.

The closing date for completed applications is 23:59 on Friday 22 March 2013.

Interviews are due to be held in the week commencing 29 April 2013.
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