Assistant Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature
Post title: Assistant Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature
Vacancy Reference: ENGL19-5
The Department of English Studies at Durham University seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature (Grade 7 or 8). The successful candidate will have research and teaching interests in any area of literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with interests in one or more of the following areas: post-1940 fiction and poetry; feminist and modernist poetics; and interdisciplinary approaches to literature and other forms of cultural production. Specialists in any other aspect of the literature of the period are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be joining a department with notable strengths in the period, including in modernism, post-war literature, and literary theory, with growing expertise in the broad area of world literatures in English.
The successful candidate will be able to provide evidence of outstanding research potential and/or achievement in any area of the literature of the period and will be expected to develop undergraduate and postgraduate modules reflecting their research specialism, as well as to teach broadly on the Department’s curriculum as appropriate. They will also be expected to attract and supervise postgraduate research students at PhD level and will contribute to strengthening and enhancing the University’s international profile through teaching and research of global reach and significance.