Lecturer in Early Modern Literature (Academic Education Pathway)

London (Greater) (GB)
£38,304 to £45,026 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Sep 06, 2021
End of advertisement period
Oct 04, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

The Department of English wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Early- Modern Literature (Academic Education Pathway) for a fixed-term period of 18 months to replace Professor Gordon McMullan who will be taking a period of research leave. The appointment will run from 1 January 2022. The successful candidate will have a strong record in teaching and scholarship to complement our current strengths in the field. They will be able to teach on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules. In Semester 2 of 2021/22 this will include: 4AAEA005 Early Modern Literary Culture (1st year UG), 5AAEB066 The Poetry of Revolution (2nd year UG) and 7AAEM220 Theatre, Gender and Culture in Jacobean London (MA). The postholder will also contribute to the pastoral care of students as a personal tutor and will supervise undergraduate and MA dissertations. They will be responsible to the Head of Department.


Our ambition is to work together to create a more inclusive environment at King’s and in the English Department. We encourage applications from members of groups with protected characteristics that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Equality Act.


About the Faculty:

About the Department of English:


This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 18 months

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent


Key responsibilities

  • Participate in the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching activities within the department  
  • Serve as module convenor for undergraduate and MA modules.
  • Act as personal tutor to students as agreed with the Head of Department and assist with difficulties, e.g. learning support/problems.
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations. •
  • Participate fully in assessment and examination processes as appropriate using a variety of methods and techniques and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their leaning. •
  • Contribute to the administration of the Department
  • Engage in professional development as appropriate.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by the Head of Department. 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  


Skills, knowledge and experience


Essential criteria

1.       PhD in Literature or related field.

2.       Ability to teach Early Modern Literature at BA and MA level and to work closely with doctoral students in a non-supervisory capacity

3.       High quality teaching skills: ability to communicate difficult concepts and material to students of all levels; ability to inspire students; ability to enable students to develop their individual intellectual and personal potential

4.       Excellent presentational skills: ability to present information and concepts in written and oral form to a variety of levels.

5.       Excellent administrative skills: ability to support the organisational aspects of teaching, learning and research

6.       Experience of working with virtual learning environments

7.       Experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

8.       Knowledge of Early Modern Literature, its contexts, and its critical traditions.

9.       Engagement in professional organisations (conference papers, workshops, memberships)

10.   Team player, ability to work with others and to support others when necessary.

11.   Willingness to contribute to the pastoral care of students. 

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