The Department of English Language and Literature invites applications for a full-time, open-ended Lectureship in American Literature in English to 1900. The successful candidate will have a proven record of high-quality research and publication in some field of pre-twentieth-century American literature in English.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching of the Department’s second and third-year undergraduate course, American Literature to 1900, as well as, where appropriate, to other period courses; to give seminars on the Master of Arts (MA) in English: Issues in Modern Culture; and to teach on the following first-year undergraduate courses:  Narrative Texts, Criticism and Theory, Intellectual and Cultural Sources. Additional duties will include: delivering tutorials/supervisions to undergraduate and postgraduate students; the provision of pastoral care and support; interviewing UCAS candidates; setting and marking examinations; the performance of various administrative tasks and roles.

Candidates must hold a PhD by the time they begin their appointment and have a proven track record of high-quality research and publication in some field of pre-1900 American literature in English. Previous experience of teaching in a university English department will also be expected.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please visit:

If you have any queries relating to the vacancy or the application process, please contact the Departmental
Manager, Stephen Cadywold, at .

Interview Date Wednesday 12th July 2017