The University of Birmingham wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and the Digital with effect from 1st August 2018. We seek an early career academic with a completed and successfully examined PhD, evidence of teaching experience, and a developing record of outstanding research that will complement and enhance existing Department strengths. The successful candidate will contribute to research and teaching at the intersection between contemporary literary culture, critical theory and the study of Digital Cultures. The successful candidate will have research expertise in the effects (cultural/economic/political) of ubiquitous digital technologies. Experience in coding/digital building and/or videogame studies would also be an advantage. The successful candidate will be interested in developing innovative approaches to research and teaching, and in developing research bids in the field of literary studies and digital technologies. They will be expected to create and disseminate knowledge through initiating and conducting original research, through publication and through developing and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. In addition the post holder will contribute to the department and school by undertaking academic administration as appropriate to the appointment.

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