Job opportunity: Lecturer A in Romantic and Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture

Applications are invited for a 6 month 0.5 FTE Lecturer A in English Literature in the Department of English and Humanities from January 2017.

The successful candidate will work on Romantic and nineteenth-century literature and culture, contributing to and complementing our historically strong research and teaching profile in this period. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily at undergraduate level. As well as teaching Romantic and nineteenth-century fiction, the postholder will contribute to the teaching of English Literature and Cultural Studies more broadly and some teaching up to the twenty-first century will be required. Candidates with particular interests in colonial and postcolonial literatures and the history and theory of the novel are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will take an active role in working with colleagues involved in the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, the Centre’s open access journal, 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth-Century, and the Eighteenth-Century Research Group. The postholder will also be expected to take on administrative responsibilities.

Candidate Requirements

Ideally, you will have a PhD in a relevant subject area, with a strong publication record and ambitious research plans, as well as teaching experience at HE level.

Further Information

This post is part-time, 17.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE) and fixed term for 6 months.

The salary quoted above will be pro-rata for this part time post and is on the College’s London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 3 years. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

It is expected that interviews will be held on Thursday 17 November 2016.

For further information on this opportunity contact Esther Leslie, Professor Of Political Aesthetics, email: A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification can be found on the vacancy page.

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