Lecturer in World Literature
University of York
United Kingdom

Lecturer in World 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
Posted Date :27/02/2020
Apply by :29/03/2020
Job Reference :8535

Role Description


The Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York seeks to appoint a Lecturer in World Literature. Knowledge of languages other than English will be an advantage, and candidates with expertise in African Literature(s) / Francophone and/or Arabic literatures may be preferred. 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, which offers 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. They 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 and expand our global partnerships, which is likely to 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 & Qualification needed

  • A PhD in Literature 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 World Literature, with a sophisticated understanding of relevant research techniques and methodologies, 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 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.
  • 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.

Interview date: TBC

For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Helen Smith on helen.smith@york.ac.uk and/or Dr Claire Chambers (claire.chambers@york.ac.uk).

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