Lecturer in World Literatures in English (Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century)

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 World Literatures in English (Twentieth- and/or Twenty-first Century) 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 provision in world literatures. The post-holder will teach on the ‘Reorienting the Novel’ first year course and will be encouraged to design and run their own research-informed options as well as teaching in areas of departmental need. 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. S/he will be a collegiate and pro-active member of the department, with a commitment to making a difference to the department 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.

Applicants should have a PhD in the field of World Literatures in English (Twentieth- and/or Twenty-first Century), demonstrably excellent research and successful teaching experience in Higher Education. Effective administrative and/or leadership experience is desirable. While the primary criterion will be excellence in post-1900 World Literatures in English, an interest in any of the following areas of strategic importance to the department may be an advantage: American Literature, Creative Writing, Early Modern Literature, and the Digital and/pr Creative Industries. 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: 0418-146

Closing Date: Midnight, Thursday 24th May 2018

Interview Date: Thursday 21st June 2018