Lecturer (LTS) in English Literature (Victorian Studies)
University of Glasgow College Of Arts
United Kingdom

Lecturer (LTS) in English Literature (Victorian Studies)




Reference Number



    Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building

College / Service




Job Family

    Research And Teaching

Position Type

    Full Time

Salary Range

    £35,210 - £39,610


Job Purpose


To contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by contributing to teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to undertake scholarship to enhance learning and teaching in the School of Critical Studies.


Main Duties and Responsibilities



1. Deliver a range of teaching, supervision and assessment activities across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Subject/School.


2. Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment.


3. Contribute to the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession.


4. Make effective use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision.


5. Ensure an inclusive and evidence-based approach to facilitating learning in a range of face to face and potentially online delivery formats such as tutorials, lectures, problem based learning, that promotes student participation and learning outcome attainment.


6. Engage in scholarship of learning and teaching (SoTL) by undertaking methodologically rigorous, educationally relevant, enquiries into student learning and disseminate evidence to enhance your own, and potentially others’, teaching practices. Attend and participate in appropriate seminars and conferences to support research-led teaching, scholarship of teaching and learning and/or professional practice in your disciplinary area.


7. Develop effective working relationships with students and, in partnership with relevant student services teams, respond appropriately to the diverse range of learning approaches and learner needs.


8. Develop relationships with external stakeholders in support of knowledge exchange, public understanding and appropriate forms of outreach such as widening access.


9. Participate in local, and potentially overseas, activities associated with student recruitment (e.g. open days), orientation and induction and other School and University initiatives such as support for student transitions, employability and student mobility as appropriate.


10. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.


11. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School or Subject Area.


12. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.


Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


Knowledge Qualifications



A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent professional and/or teaching experience in British Victorian literature.





C1 Sufficient breadth and/or depth of knowledge in the specialist subject/discipline and of teaching methods and techniques to enhance the subject area’s current course provision.

C2 Ability to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature and to be effective both orally and in writing at a level appropriate to the activity.

C3 Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.

C4 Thorough knowledge and ability to apply policy, practice and procedures including broader University and sector awareness.

C5 Up-to-date knowledge and specialist understanding in the field with an ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students to inspire learning and to provide pastoral care to students within the subject area.





E1 At least two years’ experience of teaching at undergraduate level in the relevant subject area.



F1 Experience of teaching at postgraduate level.



Job Features



Engagement with and involvement in all appropriate teaching activities in the delivery of the curriculum within subject specialism.

Responsible for supervision of PG and UG students as appropriate.

Develop and maintain a high level of involvement in teaching plans and curriculum development.


Planning and Organising

Teaching requires planning up to one year ahead as well as lectures, tutorials and materials in line with University's quality assurance objectives and in keeping with deadlines and timescales.

Management of time and prioritisation of research supervision, teaching, scholarship and administrative duties.

Reaction to queries from School staff/students on a daily basis.


Decision Making

Decisions on programme/course content and teaching and assessment methods.

Prioritising workload in accordance with agreed School/College strategy.

Taking responsibility for organisation of resources, as appropriate.


Internal/External Relationships



Head of Subject, Head of School, Head of College and University officers to ensure that strategic objectives are met.

Academic colleagues for information exchange to facilitate effective teaching.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students to optimise their learning.

Administrative staff for exchange of information relating to delivery teaching.



Key practitioners.

Professional bodies and other academic institutions to exchange ideas and information about subject speciality and teaching practice.


Problem Solving

Assisting undergraduate and postgraduate students to resolve problems regarding their studies.

Resolving issues arising in performance of administrative functions.

Proposing, imaginatively, strategies and negotiating alternative arrangements in response to strategic challenges in scholarship, teaching and service.

Act as first point of contact and resolve student related issues to manage students' learning e.g. missing deadlines; welfare issues.


Other Information

Victorian literature is taught in this subject area at pre-Honours, Honours and MLitt level. Junior Honours includes a Victorian survey course; Senior Honours offers more specialist courses. Our MLitt strand in Victorian Literature includes both two core courses (one focusing on literature in historical context and one dealing with readers, writers, publishers and the circulation and reception of texts), and a range of Victorian option courses. We encourage students to consider Victorian literature as including a broad spectrum of writing, including scientific writing, journalism, life-writing, and so on as well as fiction, poetry, drama and criticism.


This teaching focussed post is to cover for a colleague taking on a School management role from August 2019 to December 2020.

Standard Terms & Conditions

The salary will be across the Research and Teaching Grade 7, £35,210 - £39,610.


This is a full time, open ended post, with funding available until 31 December 2020 in the first instance.


The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.


New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.


It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups, and we strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.


In line with the commitments in the University of Glasgow’s Gaelic Language Plan, we also welcome and value skills in Gaelic language for anyone working within areas where key Gaelic services are delivered, in particular within the School of Humanities / Sgoil nan Daonnachdan and the College of Arts.


The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.


Vacancy Reference 026214. Closing Date 02 July 2019

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