Teaching Fellow in Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature

Durham (County) (GB)
£34,304 - £37,467 per annum
04 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Department of English Studies at Durham is one of the leading English departments in the UK, with an outstanding research culture and excellent students. It is consistently ranked in the top five English departments in a range of university guides and consistently records excellent scores in the National Student Survey. The Department's undergraduate curriculum is notable for its historical and cultural breadth, combining compulsory modules in Theory, Shakespeare and an independent Dissertation, with a range of period-based modules taught by lectures and tutorials, and research-led special topic seminars. There is a thriving MA in English Literature and a lively community of PhD students.

The Department seeks a 1.0 fte Teaching Fellow for 12 months, specialising in early modern literature, to teach early modern literature including the compulsory Level 2 Shakespeare module. The successful Teaching Fellow will:

  • teach undergraduate tutorials
  • supervise Level 3 undergraduate dissertations
  • potentially supervise MA theses
  • undertake assessment and examination of UG and MA student work
  • as an Academic Advisor to a group of UG students
  • participate in the meetings of the Department as appropriate
  • pursue opportunities for professional development

The post-holder will report to the Head of Department.

Teaching Fellowships offer the opportunity of valuable experience to those early in their academic careers and the University is keen to maximise the benefit to as many people as possible. The post of Teaching Fellow will involve a significant teaching load, which may extend into the summer period, and there may be related scholarship and the opportunity for administrative duties which relate to education and pedagogy.

The post is for a fixed term only, and it is not anticipated that the post will be extended beyond this fixed term.

Successful applicants will, ideally be in post by 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible following this date.

The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.