Assistant Professor in American Studies University of Nottingham, Department of American & Canadian Studies United Kingdom

Assistant Professor in American Studies


Closing DateThursday, 27th April 2017
Job TypeResearch & Teaching
DepartmentAmerican & Canadian Studies
Salary£34956 to £46924 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

This post is a three-year fixed-term replacement for Professor Sharon Monteith, who has recently been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.


Applications are welcome from candidates specialising in any area of twentieth to twenty-first century American literature and culture. Expertise in one or more of the following areas will be particularly valuable:  Civil Rights movement and 1960s culture; African American literature and culture; North American film, television or visual culture; literature of the US South; race, rights and social justice.


Candidates must have completed, or submitted, a PhD (or equivalent) in American and Canadian Studies or cognate field by the start date of the post. The person appointed will be required to design and deliver undergraduate modules, supervise undergraduate dissertations, contribute to the university’s research culture, and undertake appropriate administrative duties within the Department. Candidates must be able to teach large (50+) and small groups, individually and as part of a team, using lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials as appropriate. The successful candidate will have previous experience of delivering undergraduate teaching in American and Canadian Studies and a track record of research dissemination appropriate to their stage of career.


This is full-time, fixed-term position for a period of 3 years. 


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Susan Billingham, tel: 0115 9514271, or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Further information about the Department can be found at


The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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