Lecturer in English

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£39,609 - £48,677 per annum (Grade 6)
12 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 27/06/2019
Salary £39,609 - £48,677 per annum (Grade 6)
Package Excellent benefits package

Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic, open-minded individual to join our growing English Suite of programmes. We are the top modern UK university for English (Complete University Guide 2019), and all members of the English team are research active.  

Founded in 2007, the undergraduate programme has consistently strong NSS ratings. In September 2019, we are also launching an exciting new MA Digital and Public Humanities, which combines academic study with practice- and community-based learning. Our programmes encourage an outward-looking approach in teaching, learning and research. Members of the team have worked with a range of non-academic partners, from Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature and Edinburgh International Book Festival, to Surgeons' Hall Museums and the Scottish Prison Service.  

We are based at our Merchiston Campus, in the School of Arts & Creative Industries (SACI), located in the beautiful and historic heart of Morningside, Edinburgh. The School hosts a range of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes, and plays an active part in the creative industries in Scotland. To find more information about SACI please click here.  

The role

You will contribute to the delivery of our successful English Suite, including BA (Hons) English, BA (Hons) English & Film and BA (Hons) Acting & English.  

You will primarily be responsible for teaching at undergraduate level and may also be asked to contribute to our MA. You will be expected to teach flexibly across the curriculum and historical period, from introductory survey modules in literary studies to more specialist teaching, likely to include teaching and redesign of 'Reading Texts', 'Literature of Empire', 'Postcolonial Fiction and Film', 'Literature and Adaptation' and pre-1800 material. You will also act as Personal Tutor for students and supervise research students and dissertations at undergraduate or postgraduate level as appropriate.

Who we are looking for

You must have a doctorate in English with a research specialism in contemporary literature and culture, preferably in post- or decolonial literatures, and/or contemporary Black or Asian literature. You will demonstrate a high level of experience in developing, designing and delivering teaching and student-centred learning. You will have a record of REF-able publications commensurate with career stage, and a research plan with potential for external income generation.   

We are looking for a colleague with enthusiasm for cross-disciplinary engagement who is comfortable working independently and as part of a team. Additional skills and experience in digital humanities would be welcome, as would an additional interest in screen studies.   

The post holder should be a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy or eligible for a fast-track application.   

Please click here to view the role profile/description.  

Benefits we offer  

Salary: GBP 39,609 - GBP 48,677 per annum (Grade 6)

Further Information about our benefits can be found here.  

Additional information

  • Closing Date:  Thursday 27 June 2019 (Midnight BST) 
  • Interviews: Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 September 2019
  • Start date: Monday 6 January 2020
  • For informal discussions, please contact Professor Anne Schwan on a.schwan@napier.ac.uk
  • We are unable to sponsor any candidate for this role

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status.  More details can be found here.