The University of Bristol invites applications to a permanent Lectureship (Lecturer B) in Liberal Arts and English Literature (Twentieth-Century). The post-holder will contribute to the teaching and administration of the Liberal Arts programme in the Faculty of Arts. Their own discipline will be English Literature, and they will also contribute to the teaching and administration in the Department of English. Candidates will develop or continue to develop to the highest level a programme of research in their area of specialisation within English, which will fall in the area of twentieth-century English literature (British and/or American). The panel will be looking for an individual of outstanding intellectual promise, vision and energy, who will contribute fully to the life of the Liberal Arts programme and the Department of English.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute fully to high-quality teaching and administration within both the Liberal Arts programme and the Department of English, and to pursue research in her/his area of specialism in order to enhance the international research profile of the Department, the School of Humanities and the Faculty of Arts. The apportionment of duties between Liberal Arts and Department will be determined annually within the framework of the Faculty of Arts workload model, but generally speaking the proportion for Liberal Arts will range between one-third and one-half of the post-holder’s time. The appointment start date is 1 September 2018.

For further information about the department of English see and about the Liberal Arts programme see

Contact for informal enquiries:
Dr Vanda Zajko (
For further information about the Department of English, please contact: Prof. Helen Fulton (; Tel: +44 (0)117 3331 8332.

Long-listed candidates will be notified soon after the closing date. They will be asked to submit a sample of their work (in English, not more than 10,000 words) as soon as possible after notification, but no later than Wednesday 20 December 2017. This is to be sent to the Executive Support Team at:

Short-listed candidates will be notified on or around Friday 12 January 2018 and invited to interview. They will be asked to give a brief presentation based on their research to an audience comprising the interview panel and staff and postgraduate students of the Faculty of Arts, on the day of the interview.
Interview date: Thursday, 15 February 2018

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.