The Role

The School of English wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Early Modern Studies.

S/he will contribute to the School’s undergraduate curriculum in early modern literature, including Shakespeare, by teaching seminar groups, offering lectures, acting as a module convener and developing Special Options. S/he is also expected to make a contribution to the research culture of the School and to play a full and active role in the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) by (for example) contributing to research seminars, organising workshops and conferences, and offering MA modules for the interdisciplinary MA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

The Person

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant subject area, along with an established research profile and experience in teaching at University level.

The post holder is expected to undertake supervision for PhD programmes in English, MEMS, or TEEME, to have a strong interdisciplinary interest and plans for a full complement of 3* or 4* publications ready for submission at REF 2020. Research interests in one or more of the following topics will enable the successful candidate to complement existing strengths in the School and in MEMS: comparative literature; book and print history; drama and theatre; material culture; Restoration literature; early 16th-century writing.

The School of English

The School of English currently has c. 900 full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students. Its permanent academic staff of 37 includes an excellent cohort of highly promising and productive early career researchers alongside senior staff with international reputations.

English at Kent is based on a commitment to the traditional fields of the discipline, to consolidating the School’s distinctive strengths, and to innovation. Key areas of research such as medieval and early modern studies, American literature, postcolonial studies and modernism have been strengthened by recent appointments. There have also been strategic appointments in the long eighteenth century and in creative writing, two fields of recent development that are central to the School’s long-term strategy.

Further information is available via the website:

Further Information

Start date for applications: 14 February 2014

Closing date for applications: 18 March 2014

More details and application here.


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