The Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre studies at Essex was among the first UK departments to integrate U.S Literature in to the curriculum and has a long tradition of teaching and research in the Literatures of the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Department has been host to many leading figures in the field, from Robert Lowell and Edward Dorn to Ted Berrigan, Donald Davie, Gordon Brotherston, Herbie Butterfield, Derek Walcott, Peter Hulme and Richard Gray.

The Department is seeking to employ an inspiring lecturer in U.S Literature, with interest across a range of writings in the U.S, from the nineteenth century to the present, to support growth in this area. Applications from critics and/ or practitioners with and interest in Anglo-American poetic traditions, Black Mountain poetics or the New York School would be particularly welcome. The appointed person will be expected to make a significant contribution to the research and teaching activities of the Department. They will also be expected to supervise students, at both undergraduate and post graduate level, and participate in administrative duties.

This is a permanent full time post based at our Colchester Campus which is offered to start on 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Please use this link to make an application and for further details about this job (Ref. ACR754). Visit our website: http://www.essex.ac.uk for information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874588.