“Applications are invited from outstanding candidates who have research and teaching interests in medieval literature. The successful candidate will be expected to have an excellent research and teaching profile, commensurate with career stage, which will complement the Department’s existing strengths. She or he will be able to make a significant contribution to undergraduate teaching, and to teach widely and flexibly across a range of periods and subjects. These may include Old English and Shakespeare. She or he may also be asked to contribute to postgraduate teaching and examining. Please note this is a one year fixed-term contract from 1.10.14. The Department of English Studies at Durham is one of the leading English departments in the country, with a lively research culture and excellent students. It is consistently ranked in the top 5 departments in the subject in a range of university guides.

In RAE 2008, all staff were submitted and 90% of the Department’s research was judged of international standing, with 30% ‘world-leading’. Members of staff pursue a notably wide range of research interests across the historical, geographical and conceptual spectrum of the discipline. There are particular strengths in the following trans-historical research themes: 1, literature, medicine and science; 2, narrative form and poetic form; 3, cross-cultural receptions and conflicts; 4, literary theory; and 5, textual editing. There are notable Departmental research groups in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Romantic Dialogues and Legacies, Modernist Studies, and Modern Conflicts, Cultures, States. In addition, colleagues contribute to the University’s thriving interdisciplinary research units: the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies; the Centre for Medical Humanities, the Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities; the Centre for the Study of Classical Civilization, the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies; and the University’s pan-Faculty Institute of Advanced Study. The Department is a partner in the AHRC BGP2 Northern Bridge partnership for postgraduate training, in collaboration with the University of Newcastle and Queen’s University, Belfast.

All members of staff are expected to engage in high-quality research, to publish and promote their research accordingly, to seek research funding and to pursue impact possibilities. This fixed-term, twelve-month lectureship (a replacement post) will strengthen the Department’s significant research interests in medieval studies, which include specialisms in Medieval Literature from the Old English period to the fifteenth century, Old Norse, Old French and Medieval Latin. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate her/his capacity to undertake original research and produce publications of high quality. She or he will have a strong record of research publications commensurate with career stage.”

Deadline 10th July 2014.

More information here.


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