Departmental Lecturer in English Literature

Faculty of English Language and Literature, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford and Pembroke College, St Aldate's, Oxford

Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 - £32,958 p.a.

The Faculty of English Language and Literature, in association with Pembroke College, is seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer. This is a 15-month fixed-term research and teaching appointment in English Literature, with a core focus on the period 1760 - present. The purpose of the post is to cover both the College and Faculty teaching and associated duties of Professor Helen Small, who will be on research leave funded by the Leverhulme Trust from October 2017 to December 2018. It is anticipated that the appointee will take up the post on 1 October 2017.

The postholder will be expected to provide 8 hours of undergraduate tutorial teaching per week for Pembroke College, and up to 16 hours of Faculty lectures or classes per year. The main focus of the Departmental Lecturer’s Faculty teaching responsibilities will be undergraduate lecturing on 19th- and 20th-century literature, providing teaching for the MSt course (1830 - 1914 and/or 1900 - present strand(s)), and class teaching for FHS Paper 6 (Special Options). They will also undertake dissertation supervision, examining, and the normal duties of a college tutor, including admissions.

The successful candidate should have a research and publication record, appropriate to their career stage, in 19th- or 20th-century English Literature, and must have (or be close to completing) a doctorate in an appropriate area. They must also have experience of undergraduate teaching, with the ability to teach undergraduate students at the highest level in classes and tutorials, and should display a commitment to the tutorial system. The appointee will possess excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and will demonstrate evidence of the ability to undertake pastoral responsibilities and a willingness to contribute to the College’s administration.

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be asked to submit a sample of written work in advance of the interviews, and will be requested to give a short presentation as part of the assessment process. Two references will be sought for shortlisted candidates. Interviews will be held in Oxford on Wednesday 26 July 2017.

Applications, which should include a CV and supporting statement, should be made online by 12.00 noon on Wednesday 21 June 2017.

Further particulars (which all applicants must consult) and application details are available via the Oxford University jobs website.

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