Assistant Professor in English Literature 1660-1832

Durham (City/Town)
£33,797- £49,553 per annum
Sep 20, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 01, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Post title: Assistant Professor in English Literature 1660-1832

Vacancy Reference: ENGL19-54

The Department of English Studies at Durham University seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in English Literature 1660-1832 (Grade 7 or 8). The successful candidate will have research and teaching interests in any area of literature of the period, including the Restoration, the Eighteenth Century, and the Romantic period. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with interests in poetry and poetics, fictional and non-fictional prose, and women authors; specialists in any other aspect of the literature of the period are also encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be joining a department with notable strengths in the period, including in textual editing, the study of poetry, research into the history and practice of drama, screen adaptations, and criticism of the novel.

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.