Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Culture
King's College London
United Kingdom

Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Culture

Reference: THW/17/059639/000663

Salary Details: Grade 6: £32,958 - £39,324 per annum

Allowances: £2,623 London Living Allowance

Contract Type: Permanent

Contract Term: Full time

King’s College London with its 200 years of heritage is recognised today as a world-leading research university, ranked 7th in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We understand the need to turn original thinking into everyday application, encouraging curiosity to develop work that makes an impact on society and global issues. Great names from King’s are continuing to change the world.


The Department wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Culture. Applications from candidates with the following specialisms would be particularly welcome: British literature and culture from a post-/anti-colonial perspective including critical race theory and/or gender studies; visual culture; the literature and culture of London. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in research and possess clear potential for future grant capture. S/he will provide teaching at UG level (including the module ‘Moments of Culture’), and at MA level (including the module ‘Modernity and the City’, and dissertation supervision for the MA in Contemporary Literature and the MA 1850 to the Present). The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute significantly to the ongoing development of King’s English Department as a key location for contemporary studies in the UK. A record of work in public engagement and impact would be an advantage. The post will be based at the Virginia Woolf Building, King’s Strand Campus.


Located in the heart of London, King’s is the hub of a global network of strong academic connections and collaboration, with prestigious international partnerships within and across disciplines – scientific and medical, social and creative. King’s is investing in the highest calibre of talent to drive the university forward to achieve its greatest potential. The very best from the United Kingdom and across the globe are invited to join King’s. We are looking for a strong commitment to teaching, to push the boundaries of knowledge, influence the future and create a lasting impact.


The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.


Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing: 19 June 2017.


To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.


Closing date: 08 June 2017

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If you have questions about this role, please contact: Richard Kirkland, Email: richard.kirkland@kcl.ac.uk,

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