Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jobs at UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

LECTURER / SENIOR LECTURER / READER / CHAIR IN ENGLISH (2 Positions)
REFERENCE NO : LAN002A

The School of Language & Literature is seeking to make two appointments in English, with one possibly at the level of Chair. English is the largest subject in the School. In RAE2008 65% of the English Language and Literature submission was rated as world leading or internationally excellent and the department was ranked joint 11th in the United Kingdom. English makes a significant contribution to the work of the University’s internationally renowned Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies. Much of the discipline’s research activity is constellated round the Centre for the Novel, the Centre for Early Modern Studies and the Walter Scott Research Centre. Interests in literary theory, comparative literature and the relations between literature and other disciplines are explored in the discipline’s interaction with the Centre for Medical Humanities, the Centre for Modern Thought and other research clusters across the University.

As well as carrying out teaching, research and administrative duties as appropriate, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to one or more of our Masters degrees (MLitts) in English Literary Studies, Early Modern Studies, The Novel and Creative Writing, and to undertake doctoral supervision. Current disciplinary growth points include Early Modern Literature and Creative Writing. Applications from candidates with major interests in Early Modern English and Creative Writing (poetry) will be particularly welcome but we will also consider candidates with expertise in one or more of the following topics: Nineteenth Century Literature, Twentieth Century Literature, Contemporary Literature, and The Development of the Novel. A secondary interest in medieval writing might be an advantage. We are looking for candidates of outstanding achievement or promise in research, and the final disposition of subject area will depend on the specialisms of the successful candidates.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Patrick Crotty, Head of School (Telephone: +44 (0)1224 272562, Email: p.j.crotty@abdn.ac.uk).

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