University of Birmingham, School of English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies within the College of Arts and Law

The University of Birmingham wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern Literature with effect from 1st September 2016. We seek an early career academic with a completed and examined PhD, and a developing record of research and teaching that will complement existing Department strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to create and disseminate knowledge through initiating and conducting original research, through publication and through developing and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The post holder will teach predominantly in the area of late medieval and 16th-century poetic and dramatic traditions. In addition the post holder will contribute to the department and school by undertaking academic administration as appropriate to the appointment.

Deadline 26 April 2016.

The Department of English Literature

The Department of English Literature is a central part of the School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies within the College of Arts and Law; our partner department within the School is the Shakespeare Institute, based in Stratford upon Avon. The Department has an excellent track record in teaching and an active research culture that emphasises excellent publications, productive collaboration within and beyond the University, and wide-ranging public engagement. Staff in the department research, publish and teach across the full chronological range of English Literature from Old English to the present day and are committed to a rich diversity of theoretical, historical and intellectual approaches to their subjects.

The School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies (EDACS)

This is a vibrant and thriving school, situated within the College of Arts and Law. It hosts a community of academics and students researching and learning in all areas of English and American literature, Language and Linguistics, Film Studies, Creative Writing, Drama and Theatre Arts and American and Canadian Studies. It has particular strengths in the study of Shakespeare both on campus and at our Shakespeare Institute in Stratford upon Avon. Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offer students the opportunity to combine academic scholarship with creative practice through performance, film and creative writing. EDACS aims to promote inter-disciplinarily and intellectual collaboration both in teaching and research.

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