College Lectureship and Fellowship in English

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
Mar 19, 2020
End of advertisement period
Apr 18, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

ENGLISH, 1660 - 1870
1-year, fixed term appointment
Stipend; currently £32,816

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for a College Lectureship in English associated with a Fellowship of Christ’s College.

The Lectureship is intended to provide a valuable development opportunity for a fixed term to an individual at the beginning of his or her academic career, to allow him or her to build teaching skills, a publication record and to undertake other academic activity with a view to obtaining a University appointment in Cambridge or elsewhere. It will be tenable from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021 (without the possibility of renewal), or for a similar period with dates to be agreed. 

The successful candidate will be expected to reside in Cambridge and will be elected to a Fellowship of the College. They will be expected to undertake at least eight hours of small-group teaching per week for the College during Full Term (equivalent to 160 hours per academic year); to engage in research and publication; to assist or act as Director of Studies in English and to undertake other College offices or duties appropriate to an early-career appointment if asked to do so. Candidates should normally be able to teach a range of subjects from the material covered in the English Tripos at the University of Cambridge, but preference will be given to those who teach in the area where the College has greatest need - that is, literature of the long eighteenth century (1660 – 1870).  The Fellow may, at his or her discretion, give additional College teaching (beyond 160 hours per annum) which would be remunerated at the normal hourly rates for College supervision. 

The stipend will be equivalent to point 41 of the Cambridge University scale (presently £32,816). The Fellow will be a member of the College’s Governing Body and will be expected to sit on a number of College committees. The privileges of a Fellowship include seven free meals per week, the possibility of limited financial support for research expenses, a study room for teaching and other academic purposes, and possibly single-occupancy residential accommodation in College. The stipend is subject to a reduction if the Fellow chooses to reside in College.

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Letters of application (there are no forms) should be sent to to arrive no later than noon on Tuesday 21st April 2020. Applications should include a curriculum vitae with details of qualifications, publications and experience; an indication of whether a work visa would be required in order to take up the post, and the names and addresses of two persons who have agreed to act as academic referees.  Candidates must arrange for their referees to submit references to the same email address so that references are received by the closing date of noon on Tuesday 21st April 2020.  Short-listed candidates may be asked for copies of written work and may be invited for interview expected to be held in week commencing 18th May 2020. 

Christ’s College is an equal opportunities employer