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Job Opening: Lecturer in Victorian Literature, University of Kent (5/28/2019)

University of Kent, School of English

Location: Canterbury

Salary: £34,189 to £48,677 per annum

Grade: Grade 7 to Grade 8

Post Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Release Date: Tuesday 30 April 2019

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 28 May 2019  (unless otherwise stated)

Interview Date: Monday 17 June 2019

Reference: HUM-007-19

Are you an experienced teacher at undergraduate degree level with demonstrable expertise in Victorian literature? Are you interested in collaborative teaching and interdisciplinary approaches to this field?

This post in the School of English will see you contributing to the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum in Victorian literature by teaching seminar groups, offering lectures, acting as a module convener and developing special options. With an established research profile and plans for a strong contribution to the next REF, you will be expected to participate in the research culture of the School and to play a full and active role in the Centre for Victorian Literature and Culture (CVLC).

This is a vibrant, collegiate department. Members of CVLC have research strengths in areas including: Dickens, print culture, material culture, education and science, aestheticism and decadence, environmental humanities, queer theory, postcolonial and animal studies and transatlantic studies.

As Lecturer in Victorian Literature you will:

  • teach and convene undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Victorian literature and contribute to curriculum development
  • supervise MA dissertations
  • undertake administrative responsibilities in the School
  • play a full and active role in the ongoing development of Victorian Literature as an area of research in the School, contribute with a strong record of publications to the REF and make applications for external research funding

As Lecturer in Victorian Literature you will have:

  • completed a PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area
  • demonstrable teaching of relevant literature modules at undergraduate level
  • an emerging record of international excellence in research
  • evidence of interdisciplinary interests

The School of English currently has c. 900 full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students. Its permanent academic staff of 51 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. For more information see our website www.kent.ac.uk/english

The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We employ over 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full range of support and administration staff. Our stunning main campus in Canterbury, Kent was founded in 1965 and is set among green and tranquil open space overlooking the spectacular Cathedral.

Further Information

Start date for applications: 30 April 2019

Closing date for applications: 28 May 2019

Interviews are to be held: 17 June 2019

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: HUM-007-19

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