King Edward VII Professorship of English Literature

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
02 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

King Edward VII Professorship of English Literature

Faculty of English 

Ref: GG13710

The Advisory Committee to the King Edward VII Professorship of English Literature invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in English Literature and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

Further information is available at: or contact the Human Resources Division, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 22 November 2017.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Peter De Bolla
(Convenor of Advisory Committee), Chair of the Faculty of English, Cambridge, telephone +44 (0)1223) 767299 or email

Please quote reference GG13710 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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