College Lectureship and Fellowship in Medieval English Literature

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
12 May 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for a College Lectureship in Medieval English Literature, associated with a Fellowship of Christ’s College.

The Lectureship will be tenable from 1 September 2023 to 31 August 2026 initially, or for a similar period with dates to be agreed. The Lectureship is a renewable (permanent) post. The postholder will have their first formal appraisal during their third year, potentially resulting in renewal for a further two years. The postholder will have their second formal appraisal at the start of the fifth year, which is the final year of the probationary period. Successful second appraisal will result in completion of the probationary period and renewal until the retirement age. 

The successful candidate will be expected to reside in Cambridge and will be elected to a Fellowship of the College. He or she will be expected to undertake at least eight hours of small-group teaching per week for the College during Full Term (equivalent to 160 hours per academic year); to engage in research and publication; to act as Director of Studies in English for one or more parts of Tripos; and to undertake other College offices or duties appropriate to the appointment if asked to do so. Candidates will be expected to be able to teach Part IB Paper 4 (1300-1550), and Part II Papers 5 & 6 (Chaucer; Medieval Supernatural). In addition, the successful candidate will be able to teach one or more of the following papers: Part IA Paper 1 and Part II Paper 1 (Practical Criticism and Critical Practice); Part IA Paper 2 (Shakespeare); Part II Paper 2 (Tragedy). The Fellow may, at their discretion, give additional College teaching (beyond 160 hours per annum) which would be remunerated at the normal hourly rates for College supervision.

The stipend will be equivalent to point 43 of the Cambridge University scale (presently £37,386). The Fellow will be a member of the College’s Governing Body and will be expected to sit on a number of College committees. The privileges of a Fellowship include seven free meals per week, the possibility of limited financial support for research expenses, a study room for teaching and other academic purposes, and possibly single-occupancy residential accommodation in College if required. The stipend is subject to a reduction if the Fellow chooses to reside in College.

Further particulars are available at Letters of application (there are no forms) should be sent to the HR Manager, Christ’s College, Cambridge CB2 3BU (email to arrive no later than noon on Monday 12 June 2023, including a curriculum vitae with details of qualifications, publications and experience; an indication of whether a work visa would be required in order to take up the post; and the names and addresses of two persons who have agreed to act as academic referees. Candidates must arrange for their referees to write directly to the HR Manager so that references are received by the closing date of Monday 12 June 2023. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit written work and will be invited for interview; interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing Monday 19 June 2023.