School of English
Permanent, full time
Salary range for Lecturer A: starting at £30,122 and rising to £35,938 per annum
Salary range for Lecturer B: starting at £37,012 and rising to £44,166 per annum
Closing date for applications: 11 June 2012
Expected start date: 1st September 2012 or by arrangement
The School of English at the University of Sussex wishes to appoint a lecturer in one or more areas of early modern English Literature (1500-1700) from 1st September 2012 or by arrangement.
The successful candidate will possess a completed doctorate in English or a related subject and have teaching experience at least to undergraduate level. You will possess high quality research publications that demonstrate your ability to achieve international distinction in your specialist area. The successful candidate will contribute teaching into a wide range of courses on the BA English Literature and develop research-led courses in your particular special field. You will also contribute teaching in your research area to one of the School’s MAs, notably the MA in Early Modern Literature and Culture, and participate in Sussex’s vibrant research culture, notably in the Centre for Early Modern Studies.
The School enjoys a particularly strong reputation in early modern studies, co-ordinated through the Centre for Early Modern Studies which is based in English and led by Prof Andrew Hadfield, Dr Matthew Dimmock and Dr Margaret Healy. As well as regular speakers, symposia, and hosting conferences, the Centre has recently started a new project on Early Modern Sussex with a post-doctoral appointment. The Centre has connections with Petworth House and co-hosts an AHRC funded collaborative doctorate with the National Trust on a cache of 144 early modern play quartos acquired by the Earls of Northumberland in the 17th century. The School of English also has a close connection with London’s Globe Theatre.
This post addresses the School’s desire to maintain its early modern strengths following the appointment of Prof Brian Cummings to an Anniversary Chair at the University of York. We welcome applicants with specialisms in any area within the field – from early Tudor writing to the Restoration. As well as demonstrating a research potential to become a leader in your field, you will possess a strong commitment to teaching and innovation in pedagogy. English recruits high quality undergraduates – normal A level entry requirement AAA – and is favourably ranked by good university guides: The Guardian 2012 guide places English 8th in the UK, The Complete University Guide 2011-12, places English 11th, while The Sunday Times University Guide places English 13th. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 95 per cent of the School’s research was rated as recognised internationally excellent or higher.
For further information please contact Prof Thomas Healy, Head of School, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Further particulars and how to apply at http://www.sussex.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs/643