Lecturer in Early Modern and/or Medieval Italian Studies

Egham, United Kingdom
£43,660 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Jul 06, 2021
End of advertisement period
Aug 03, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £43,660 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance  
Full Time, Permanent Variable
Closing Date:  Tuesday 03 August 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0621-221

Full time, Permanent Variable

Starting Salary is £41,526 per annum pro rata. London Allowance of £2,134 will be payable in addition to salary.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway, University of London seeks to appoint a Full-time Lecturer to complement our strengths in Italian Studies, Comparative Literatures and Cultures, World Literatures and Liberal Arts from 1st September 2021. 

The successful applicant will have a PhD in any aspect of Italian Early Modern or Medieval Studies and a strong grounding in the latest theoretical developments appropriate to their research interests. They will have evidence of outstanding research capabilities, including the potential to produce high-quality publications and to attract research grants. 

We welcome applicants whose research expertise complements and broadens existing specialisms in the Department, and who also have a commitment to course design and development. An interest in knowledge exchange or publicly engaged scholarly work would also be welcome, as would research interests with applicability in heritage projects or digital humanities. The successful applicant will demonstrate the potential to develop interdisciplinary approaches and/or methods in both research and teaching. 

A strong and demonstrable commitment to teaching is essential with the ability to teach both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, as is a native or near-native command of spoken and written Italian. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and enhance our existing programmes, including Translation Studies and / or Italian language teaching.

The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic team covering aspects of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Translation Studies, Comparative Literatures and Cultures and Liberal Arts as well as History of Art and Visual Cultures and International Film. They will join an innovative research culture with a proven track record in developing unique programmes and a department which combines an international reputation with an extremely collaborative, interdisciplinary culture. 

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures has a record of excellence (ranked 9th among departments of Modern Languages by 3*/4* average in REF 2014. The successful applicant will be encouraged to become part of an active research environment in the Department and within the School of Humanities or beyond, for example in Royal Holloway’s Humanities and Arts Research Institute. 

In addition to teaching and examining duties the Lecturer will be expected to take on administrative duties in proportion with the role, with appropriate support from the Programme Director and experienced colleagues. 

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Sarah Wright on

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.  We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours.

Please quote the reference: 0621-221
Closing Date: Midnight, Tuesday 3 August 2021. 
Interview Date: TBC