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.




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.

Further information can be found on our website:

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.


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