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Lecturer, Children's Literature

Egham, United Kingdom
£47,719 to £56,529 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing date
24 May 2024

Job Details

Department of English

Location: Egham
Salary: £47,719 to £56,529 per annum - including London Allowance. This is the expected starting salary for this post however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role.
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 24 May 2024
Reference: 0424-128

Full Time, Fixed Term

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Children’s Literature in the English Department, to start in the new academic year (from 2nd September 2024).

The appointment will be expected to deliver the 3rd year Children’s Literature (EN3225) course across both terms, as well as some other teaching. The syllabus and structure of EN3225 is locked-in for 2024-2025, but the appointment will have the opportunity to adapt or improve the course for subsequent years.

The primary focus of the job is children’s literature, but experience in other areas, such as creative writing and the ability to teach them, though not a requirement, may be an advantage.

Applicants should have a proven record of high-quality teaching. The successful candidate will be required to teach on BA courses in addition to EN3225, to supervise BA final projects, and to take on personal tutees. The appointee will be expected to participate fully in delivering the Department’s objectives with respect to teaching, and public engagement. They will also participate in departmental administration as requested by the Head of Department.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Free parking

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Adam Roberts, Head of English, on

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Please quote the reference: 0424-128

Closing Date: 23:59, 24 May 2024

Interview Date: To be Confirmed

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification


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