Departmental Lecturer in English Literature

Salary: 
Grade 7: £31,076 - £32,958 per annum
Length of contract: 
12-month fixed-term
Hours of work: 
Full Time

The Faculty of English Language and Literature, in association with St Hilda's College, is seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer. This is a 12-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 Susan Jones, who will be on research leave funded by the Leverhulme Trust during the 2017-18 academic year. 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 St Hilda’s 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 strong research and publication record 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 provide undergraduate tutorial teaching in a range of papers and sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge to develop course materials. The appointee will demonstrate evidence of the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and a willingness to accept a role in the administration of the Faculty and College and in University examining and the ability to undertake pastoral responsibilities for both undergraduate and graduate students.

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.

Applications, which should include a CV and supporting statement, should be made online by 12.00 noon on Friday 16 June 2017.

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