“Applications are invited from outstanding candidates who have research interests in Medieval Literature. The successful candidate will be expected to have an established research profile of the highest quality, commensurate with career stage, which will complement our existing strengths in Medieval Studies. He or she will also be able to make a significant contribution to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including research supervision. Research competences that include Old English may be an advantage. […]

The successful candidate will enhance the Department’s reputation for world-class research by making a strong contribution to future research assessment exercises, including the forthcoming REF (commensurate with career stage). S/he will also be able to show a proven record of, or strong potential and clear plans for, securing research funding. The post-holder will be expected to pursue impact and public engagement activities, in line with Departmental and University strategy. It is expected that the successful applicant will be actively involved in the work of one or more of the Department’s research groups and centres and will make an active contribution to the Department’s international research culture. In particular, the post-holder will contribute to the cross-Faculty Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. 

The successful candidate will be expected to take administrative responsibilities in accordance with experience. All staff are expected to support and collaborate with colleagues within the department and the University as a whole. The particular remit of this post will be to enhance the Department’s strengths in Medieval literary studies. Research interests that include Old English, and an ability to supervise students in this area, may be an advantage. 

The successful applicant will be expected to offer lectures, seminars and tutorials on medieval literature at undergraduate level, but also to teach widely across a lively and comprehensive literature syllabus. It is hoped that he/she will be able to contribute to the teaching of one or more of the Department’s undergraduate modules in Old English, Old French, Old Norse and Medieval Latin. There will be an opportunity for the appointed candidate to develop special topics to complement the existing undergraduate programme and the current set of MA pathways. In addition, the post-holder will be expected to attract and supervise postgraduate students at PhD level, and to support the Department’s commitment to building a vibrant international postgraduate culture.”

More info here. Deadline 31 May 2013


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