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Apply now: Teaching Associate in Modern Literature, University of Sheffield

A fixed-term, full time post is advertised at the University of Sheffield (deadline December 12).

Click here to read the full details and apply.

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ECR opportunity: postdoctoral fellowships at the Henry Moore Institute

Research program assistant Corinne Painter writes to say that the Henry Moore Institute,founded by the artist and his family in 1977 to encourage public appreciation of the visual arts, has a number of postdoctoral research fellowships and visiting research fellowships that are currently open for applications.

Details about the different research opportunities are here, and Corinne is happy to answer your questions via e-mail:

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Tenure-track vacancy in Anglophone Literature; deadline 30 March 2016

Professor of English and Anglophone Literatures (tenure-track)

The Faculty of Arts & Philosophy of Ghent University (Belgium) announces a vacancy for a full-time professorial post in the rank of assistant professor (tenure track), starting October 1, 2016 at the earliest. The appointment is in the field of Anglophone literature or Italian literature. The position is the equivalent of Lecturer in the UK system and Assistant Professor in the US system and has a focus on academic research. The successful candidate will play a role in coordinating research collaborations across the language groups and research periods within the department and in establishing bridges between the department and other research units both at the University and beyond. Collaborations could include the development of new course offerings or programmes of study or larger research projects.

Candidates should have earned their PhD at least two years prior to the date of appointment (1 October 2016). They should be developing a strong publication profile in their field and should be able to contribute appropriately to the periodical research evaluation of the department. The university values highly research published in international, peer-reviewed venues, such as in journals included in the Web of Science or in monographs and volumes published by internationally renowned publishing companies. The successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in research and have an interest in putting together collaborative projects capable of attracting external funding at both the regional and European level.

This is a tenure-track position. At the time of appointment, the assistant professor and the university will agree upon a set of personalized goals, which will be laid out in an addendum to the tenure-track contract. After a five-year trial period, the assistant professor will be granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) provided that s/he has met these goals.

Candidates are encouraged to clarify in their applications not only their past research and publications but also their future research plans and how they might collaborate with research groups and with colleagues both inside and outside the department. It is recommended that candidates give as much detail as possible about future projects and plans including possible sources of funding and the venues to which research will be submitted.

The Department of Literary Studies at UGent ( is a vibrant community of 175 people, including some 50 fully funded PhD-students and 20 postdocs; the professor will join 27 colleagues specialising in nine languages (Dutch, French, English, German, Latin, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Swedish) as well as General and Comparative Literature. Tenure-track and tenured faculty at Ghent University enjoy an autonomous status, competitive salaries, stimulating teaching loads and a wealth of funding opportunities at the local, regional and European levels. Ghent is an attractive medieval town, with a strong economic base and lively cultural scene. Just 30 minutes by train from Brussels, two hours from Paris and Amsterdam and two and a half hours from London, it is moreover ideally situated at the heart of European intellectual life. Ghent University is committed to internationalization and welcomes applications from foreign scholars. Knowledge of Dutch is not necessary to apply, but candidates should be willing to learn the language during their tenure track. The International Staff Office assists with the transition and orientation of foreign employees.

The deadline for application is  30 March 2016, but candidates are welcome to get in touch with the contact persons. Formal information on how to apply and the official announcement of the position are available at:

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Job Posting – Diaspora/Transnational Literature

Dear Colleagues,

Please see below a job posting at Murray State University for an tenure-track assistant professor in Diaspora/Transnational Literature.

Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Diaspora and/or Transnational Literature and preferred secondary specialization in diversity studies, postcolonial literature, or Anglophone literature.

ABDs with a documented plan of completion by appointment date will be considered.

Ability to teach composition required. Evidence of good teaching and scholarly potential required.
More details can be found at:

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Associate or Full Professor of 20th and 21st Century American Literature, Florida State University — Job Listing

Dear Modernist colleagues,

Please spread the word about this position:

The Department of English at Florida State University invites applications for a senior appointment in 20th and 21st century American literature for the Frances Cushing Ervin Professorship in American literature. Candidates should be tenured or tenure-eligible with strong records of published scholarship and excellent teaching. Applicants with expertise in fiction, post-1945 literature, modernism, transnational, or multi-ethnic U.S. literatures are especially encouraged to apply. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 2/2 teaching assignment with one graduate course per year. Starting date August 2016.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a c.v., and contact information for at least three references via Interfolio/ByCommittee ( Materials should be addressed to Professor Andrew Epstein, Chair, Ervin Professor Search Committee. A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled; preference will be given to applicants whose materials are received by Nov. 15.

FSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer; women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. A Public Records Agency.

Andrew Epstein
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Associate Professor
English Department
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL  32306-1580
850-645-9874; 850-644-4230 (main office)

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Hiring in literature of the African diasporas

The Fordham University English department invites applications for a tenure-track position in literatures of the African diaspora, with a focus on African American and/or Caribbean literatures.
Interfolio link:
This is an assistant professor position. Please apply and please encourage your graduate students & post-docs to apply,
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Post-45 American job listing

Please let your friends, students, and colleagues know about a
tenure-track position (Assistant Professor) in post-1945 American
literature, starting 9/1/16: and

Applications are accepted through Nov. 13th, 2015.

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Assistant Professor (tenure track), University of Louisville, Fall 2016

The Department of English at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in U.S. Literature since 1945, to begin in Fall 2016.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD at time of appointment. Teaching load will be appropriate to a research institution.
Send letter and c.v. to Professor Aaron Jaffe, Post-1945 Search CommitteeChair, Department of English, by email to Writing samples and letters of recommendation should not be sent at this stage. Applications must be received by October 30, 2015. All applicants must also apply online and attach a current version of the vita at by October 30, 2015.

Please reference Job ID #32145. If you have trouble with the online application, please email Annelise Gray at or phone 502-852-0505.

The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity, and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.

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LECTURER IN ENGLISH: World Literature in English post 1900


School of Letters, Art and Media
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Reference no. 1315/0615

  • Opportunity for a scholar with expertise in World Literature in English post 1900 
  • Help to shape the future of a world-leading department 
  • Full-time, continuing: $114K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to super

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff, supporting over 52,000 students.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 faculties of its kind.

The School of Letters, Art and Media is a vibrant school whose pedagogic practice, research profile and external engagements are shaped by the synergistic benefits of bringing together traditional disciplines with long intellectual histories such as art history, English and linguistics with newer sub-disciplinary or interdisciplinary formations such as media and communications and museum studies.

The Department of English is the oldest and largest in Australia. In the QS World University rankings of 2015, it was rated the best in Australia and the eighteenth best in the world.

In this exciting lectureship opportunity you will:

  • teach and develop curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses with focus on World Literature in English post 1900
  • make a contribution to the research strengths of the school, including the pursuit of research grants and regular publication in journals and with book presses of high standing
  • supervise research higher degree students
  • participate in interdisciplinary collaborations within the University and with external stakeholders
  • contribute to academic administration.

As the successful applicant you will have:

  • a PhD in an area of World Literature in English post 1900
  • teaching experience at tertiary level
  • fluency in postcolonial and or transnational theory and the ability to teach widely across the English curriculum
  • an established research profile in the area of World Literature in English, and ambitious future research plans
  • expertise in at least one area of World Literature in English post 1900
  • excellent academic administration skills
  • excellent teamwork and communication skills to work with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

Desirable for appointment is your:

  • experience in supervising higher degree research students
  • experience with a diverse student body, including local, career change and international students
  • evidence of capacity to manage collaborative research projects.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving and intellectually ambitious department in a world- class university which attracts the very best students from Australia and overseas.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.

Remuneration package:$114K p.a. (which includes a base salary Level B, Step 1 $96,344 p.a, leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation)

Specific enquiries about the role can be directed to Associate Professor Peter Marks, Department of English on +612 9351 6862 or at

Enquiries regarding the recruitment process can be directed to Kristy Fairweather on +612 8627 1217 or at

CLOSING DATE: 25 September 2015

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Selection Criteria

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English: Nottingham Trent University – College of Arts and Science

The School of Arts and Humanities seeks to appoint two Lecturers in English, fixed term for one year from 1 September 2015. Applications are sought from candidates with teaching experience in two or more of the following areas:

  • Post one: Postcolonial literatures, 19C and 20C American literature, feminism/women’s writing, gender and sexuality.
  • Post two: Modernism, travel writing, feminism/women’s writing, gender and sexuality, post-colonial literatures, 19C and 20C American literature.

You will be able to demonstrate experience and expertise in teaching, curriculum design and assessment in English literary studies and within your own specialist area. Candidates for this post must possess a commitment to teaching and learning and be able to work in a team-based and interdisciplinary context. You will work under the direction of the Head of English, Culture and Media and with the supervision of the Academic Courses Manager in English, Linguistics and Philosophy in delivering high quality teaching, learning and pastoral support to students.

The School of Arts and Humanities delivers inspiring and supportive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching; provides doctoral supervision; collaborates and engages with local, national and international industries, professions and communities; and undertakes high quality research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework exercise, 70% of English research was judged to be of world-leading or internationally excellent quality. Academics in the School work in partnership with colleagues nationally, as well as in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Australia. This has the benefit of creating a varied and dynamic community that enhances research and the student experience more generally. The School hosts a range of innovative Research Centres and Projects, offering opportunities for collaborative work in many areas. You will have an excellent publication profile, consisting of REF-returnable monographs and articles in top international journals and the aptitude to teach to the highest standards at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Closing date: Sunday 28 June 2015

Interviews: Tuesday 21 July 2015

If you have any specific queries in relation to these positions, please contact the Head of English, Culture and Media Studies, Professor Nahem Yousaf, via email:  or the Subject Leader for English, Dr Sharon Ouditt, via email:

To submit an online application for this position please click the ‘Apply’ button below.

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UK Visas & Immigration to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.