Lecturer in Postcolonial Literature and Culture

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
£38,826 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
05 May 2022
End of advertisement period
31 May 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

The Department of English wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Postcolonial Literature and Culture (Education and Research). This is a full-time, fixed term appointment to cover Professor Ananya Kabir during a period of externally funded leave. The post will run from 1 September 2022 for 12 months. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and research. Teaching is likely to include the following UG modules – ‘Postcolonial Pirates’ and ‘Transoceanic Indians’ – as well as the MA module ‘Afro-Asian Transcultural Memory’. The postholder will contribute to the pastoral care of students as a personal tutor and will supervise Undergraduate and MA dissertation supervision. 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:   https://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums


About the Department of English:   https://www.kcl.ac.uk/english  


This post will be offered on a full time, fixed term contract for 12 months.


Key responsibilities

  • Participate in the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching activities within the department in accordance with established departmental practice
  • Contribute to the research culture of the Department and Faculty  
  • Attend and contribute to appropriate research seminars/conferences
  • Serve as module convenor for Undergraduate and MA modules 
  • Act as personal tutor to students
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations
  • Participate fully in assessment and examination processes as appropriate and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning
  • 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 

Skills, knowledge and experience 

Essential criteria

1.      PhD in Postcolonial literature and culture or related fields

2.      Ability to teach in the area of postcolonial literature at BA and MA level

3.      High quality teaching skills: ability to communicate difficult concepts and material to students of all levels; ability to inspire students

4.      Experience of teaching undergraduate students 

5.      Knowledge of the field of postcolonial studies.

6.      Demonstrated excellence in research

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

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

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

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