Assistant Professor in Literature
University of Nottingham Department of English
United Kingdom

Assistant Professor in Literature

Closing Date
Wednesday, 13th July 2022
Job Type
Research & Teaching
£37467 to £50296 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The School of English is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Literature with a specialism in Modern and Contemporary Poetry.  This is a full-time (36.25 hour), permanent post on a research and teaching contract available from 1 September 2022.  Job share arrangements may be considered.

You will be specialised in any area of twentieth-century and contemporary British and/or Irish poetry. We particularly encourage expertise in Black British poetry and/or additional expertise in other areas of Anglophone poetry.  You will also be able to undertake teaching in the broad field of literature from the Renaissance to the contemporary and contribute more widely to our teaching and research activities.   

You will have a PhD in English literature or in a closely related area, as well as evidence of your ability to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  You will also have related research interests, a recent track record of publishing or otherwise disseminating your research, and evidence of your ability to make a strong contribution to future REF or other research assessment exercises.  

We recognise that what helps us succeed is the different ideas and experiences of colleagues across our School, who come from a mix of cultures and backgrounds. Together, we are welcoming, inspiring and supportive of everyone. We believe in diverse academic and research teams that will provide the best opportunities to be innovative and forward thinking. We are therefore seeking applications from candidates whose background, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our existing team and would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic scholars.?We are currently working to decolonise our teaching curriculum and understand that having a mix of opinions, broad perspectives, lived experiences and different ways of solving problems enhances our day-to-day work and enriches our academic community.?  

Further information about the School is available at: 

The University of Nottingham strongly endorses?Athena SWAN principles, with commitment from all levels of the organisation to address gender equality.  It is our mission to ensure equal opportunity, best working practices and fair policies for all. 

Our staff body is currently under-represented in terms of Black, Asian and minority ethnic members, and so we would particularly welcome applicants from these backgrounds. 

Selection Process 

Long-listed candidates will be asked to provide items of research if available for consideration by the School. The interview process will include a presentation of teaching and a formal interview.  

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Josephine Guy,
Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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