Job Opportunity: Lecturer A/B in Victorian Literature and Culture

Applications are invited for a full-time, open-ended Lectureship in English Literature in the Department of English and Humanities.

The successful candidate will work on Victorian literature and culture, contributing to and complementing our historically strong research and teaching profile in this period. The Department is currently expanding its interests in Digital Humanities, Medical Humanities and Environmental Humanities and candidates with a track record of research and publication in one or more of these areas are particularly encouraged to apply. The postholder may be asked to initiate and foster links with burgeoning work in the Department and with relevant partner institutions in these priority areas.

The successful candidate will take an active role in developing the work of the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies and the Centre’s open access journal, 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth-Century. The Centre was founded in 1996 to foster Birkbeck’s unique research environment in the long nineteenth century (ca. 1790-1914) and to disseminate its research through innovative projects, conferences, seminar series and exhibitions.

The postholder will teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the area of Victorian Literature and Culture, and may also be required to contribute to the teaching of English Literature and Cultural Studies more broadly. The successful candidate will also be expected to recruit and supervise PhD students in his/her research and teaching areas.

Candidate Requirements

You will need a PhD in a relevant subject area, a strong publication record and ambitious publication plans, as well as teaching experience at HE level.

About the Department

The Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck houses a well-established BA English Literature degree and a plethora of MAs addressing different periods of literary and cultural history. There is a large and active body of PhD research students. Many members of staff have international reputations and impressive publication profiles. The Department of English and Humanities is part of the School of Arts, which is located in Bloomsbury and is a lively and productive teaching and research hub, with a cinema and a gallery space. We encourage academic collaboration across the College and also nationally and internationally. We are keen to further develop partnerships with some of the many local institutions within and beyond Bloomsbury.

Further Information

Salary: Grade 7-8 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is £36,150 rising to £49,964 per annum.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and open-ended. The salary quoted above 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.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on 22 May 2016.

Interviews will be held in mid to late June 2016.

For further information on this opportunity contact Professor Esther Leslie, A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification is on the vacancy page.

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