SL/Reader in English and/or American Literature since 1945, University of Glasgow, deadline 19 March

University of Glasgow

SL/Reader in English and/or American Literature since 1945

School of Critical Studies

University of Glasgow -College of Arts

Job Purpose

To lead the University’s research and teaching in English and/or American Literature since 1945. The Senior Lecturer will undertake and promote international research within the College of Arts. You will play a vital role in leading the agenda of the School of Critical Studies and the College of Arts, in line with the University, College and School strategic objectives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To lead and sustain high–quality research activity through a portfolio of individual, joint and/or network research projects, and to secure external funding for the same through successful grant applications to Research Councils and other funding bodies.

2. To provide research leadership in the relevant Unit of Assessment and to contribute effectively to enhancing that UoA’s research profile in future national research assessment exercises, including maintaining a track record of high quality publications and attending and participating in appropriate research seminars/conferences.

3. To take a leading role in the School and the College of Arts in developing interdisciplinary research and teaching.

4. To develop links with relevant national and international bodies outside academia with a view to enhancing research, teaching and impact.

5. To provide research direction for more junior staff and, where possible, engage in collaborative research, thereby promoting the development of the University’s research base.

6. To attract and be responsible for supervision and training of postgraduate students, supporting these students to produce high quality scholarship and to successfully complete studies in line with University (and where relevant) funder guidelines.

7. To take a leading role in the design, review, organisation, delivery and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and courses. Including leading the delivery and development of cross teaching and employability initiatives. 8. To take a leading role in the School’s ongoing development and review of the curriculum, in a manner that supports a research-led approach to student learning and employability.

9. To take a leading role within the School and/or College in administrative and other activities as directed by the Head of School or VP Head of College, including mentoring of junior staff, in accordance with the School/College strategy.

10. To foster collaboration in research and teaching with other units of the University.

11. To work effectively in co-operation with colleagues in the School, College and University as a whole.

12. To develop and lead research and where appropriate teaching initiatives, which support the School and College Knowledge Exchange agendas.

13. To engage in professional development as appropriate.
14. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 – A Global Vision

Standard Terms & Conditions

The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, level 9, £47,314 – £53,233 per annum.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

Vacancy reference: 003077, Closing date: 19 March 2013.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 23 April 2013.