Lecturer in Film and Literature
University of York
United Kingdom

Lecturer in Film and Literature

Department :English and Related Literature
Based at University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work :Full-time
Contract status :Open
Salary :40,322 a year
Interview Date :Week commencing 13/04/2020
Posted Date :27/02/2020
Apply by :27/03/2020
Job Reference :8534

Role Description


The Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Film and Literature. We welcome applications in any area and period of Film and Literature. Candidates with expertise in Race, Gender, World Cinema, the Creative Industries and/or Screenwriting may be preferred. Knowledge of languages other than English may be an advantage. We will especially welcome applications from BAME candidates, who are currently under-represented within the department.

The successful candidate will join one of the world’s leading English departments, which boasts an outstanding research record, a distinctive international outlook, and a deep-rooted commitment to excellence in learning and teaching. You will be a member of the Department’s Modern School and affiliated with the University’s renowned Centre for Modern Studies, offering opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations in teaching and research.


The successful candidate will design, develop and deliver teaching across our BA in English and Related Literature, and will make a distinctive contribution by developing research-driven Advanced Option and MA Modules on Film and Literature. The successful candidate will undertake research that leads to high-quality publications and will share the results of that research with a wide range of audiences within and beyond the academy. The successful candidate will undertake academic supervision of students (including research students) and act as a research supervisor within the relevant subject area as well as set and mark assessments and provide constructive feedback to students. They will have a clear plan to develop a portfolio of external funding, which may involve collaborative and interdisciplinary working. They will undertake administrative responsibilities at the request of the Head of Department, and will be a champion for diversity and equality within and beyond the department.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

• A PhD in Literature, Film or other relevant subject area, or equivalent experience
• Appropriate academic professional and teaching qualifications or a willingness to complete York’s Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
• Specialist knowledge in any area of Film and Literature, with a sophisticated understanding of relevant research techniques and methodologies, including film theory and aesthetics, and the ability to inspire students through varied and appropriate teaching techniques
• Demonstrable ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals, to publish in appropriate, high-profile venues, and to deliver presentations at conferences and other events.
• A commitment to citizenship, including the ability to perform administrative tasks in a timely fashion, and to contribute to the collegial and collaborative ethos of the department
• A clear plan to apply for external funding in support of an ambitious programme of research, and to maximise the social, cultural or other impact of research

Interview date: Week commencing 13 April 2020

For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Helen Smith on helen.smith@york.ac.uk and/or Dr Erica Sheen on erica.sheen@york.ac.uk



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