Lecturer in Literature and the Digital and/or Creative Industries

Egham, Surrey
£42,126 to £49,856 per annum - including London Allowance
14 May 2018
End of advertisement period
24 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Literature and the Digital and/or Creative Industries in the Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London. This post is made available as part of a programme of strategic investment in the English department and a commitment to the expansion of our interdisciplinary provision in Literature’s relationship with the Digital and Creative Industries, or the applied arts.

The department has a strong history of external engagement with the media, publishing, journalism, museums, galleries, theatres, and other arts institutions, including work placements and internships. Its collaborations include the following organisations, among others: the Globe, the Dickens Museum, Liberty, the Museum of London, the Watts Gallery, the Runnymede festival, the Geffrye Museum, Ditchling, the Wellcome Institute, and Chawton House. It also has academic expertise in the history of publishing, journalism, film, theatre and the media, as well as in Museum and Heritage Studies. We now seek to develop a suite of ‘crossover’ modules, which combine academic study of the Creative Industries’ deep history with applied opportunities and contemporary cultural analysis. These new modules will be shaped by the postholder’s expertise and we invite applications from applicants with expertise in any area of Literature and the Digital and Creative Industries.

The successful applicant will contribute to the Department’s strong research profile (18th in English in REF 2014, 3rd for Research Environment) and be aware of the increasing importance of research funding, Impact and external engagement. They will be a collegiate and pro-active member of the department, with a commitment to making a difference to by playing a full-part in its administrative, pastoral and outreach activities. Supervision of research students and leadership input will also be required in due course, including of increased collaboration with the Media Arts Department.

Applicants should have a PhD, demonstrably excellent research in any area of Literature’s relationship with the Digital and/or Creative Industries, and successful teaching experience in Higher Education. Professional experience of work in the Digital and/or Creative Industries is preferable. Effective administrative and/or leadership experience is desirable. While the primary criterion will be expertise in Literature and/or the Creative Industries, an interest in any of the following areas of strategic importance to the department may be an advantage: World Literatures in English, American Literature, Creative Writing or Early Modern Literature. You will be a strong communicator with a commitment to departmental citizenship.

This is a full-time, permanent post, available from September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. We offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including a generous sabbatical system and annual leave, as well as training and development opportunities. The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within easy commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Head of Department, Professor Juliet John ( or +44 (0)1784 443218).

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0418-147

Closing Date : Midnight, Thursday 24th May 2018

Interview Date: Friday 22nd June 2018