Lecturer in Modern Literature
Queen Mary University of London School of English and Drama
United Kingdom

Lecturer in Modern Literature

Department: School of English & Drama
Salary: £43,069 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL28788
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 30 May 2022
Closing date: 27 June 2022

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About the Role

The Department of English in the School of English and Drama in Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Modern Literature. This 12-month fixed-term Lectureship is to provide cover while Professor Peter Howarth is on AHRC-funded research leave, and also to contribute to our general teaching provision where appropriate. The successful applicant will be able to contribute to the development and delivery of team teaching in poetry and modernist literature, be able to teach canonical and non-canonical materials and be able to demonstrate that they have an innovative attitude towards the current state of literary studies. Modules to be taught may include: ‘Poetry’ (level 4), ‘Modernism’ (level 5) and ‘Modernism and Democracy’ (level 6).

About You

The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in English, or a related field, and must have a growing or established research profile and substantial plans for future research. They will join a Department committed to an interdisciplinary and global approach to Anglophone literary studies, and with significant expertise in modern literature/studies. Experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels in large or small group settings is an essential requirement. Applicants who identify as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or Global Majority are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Department

The Department of English at Queen Mary University of London is one of the country’s leading centres for innovation in the study of English, with a large and highly diverse student community and an international reputation for high-quality research and excellence in teaching.

About Queen Mary

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused universities and a member of the Russell Group, with an outstanding reputation in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Queen Mary aims to be the most inclusive university of its kind, anywhere. We welcome applications from international candidates.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part time/fixed term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time, fixed term for 12 months as a result of absence cover with an expected start date of 1 September 2022. The starting salary will be Grade 5, Spinal Point 35, £43,069 per annum (pro rata) inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Suzanne Hobson, Head of English, at s.hobson@qmul.ac.uk

Details about the School of English and Drama can be found at www.sed.qmul.ac.uk

Details about the English Department can be found at www.english.qmul.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 27 June 2022.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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