Do you have a record of successful teaching at university level and the ability to contribute to our undergraduate curriculum in Early Modern Literature and Drama?
This is a fixed term role to cover maternity leave and will see you teaching seminar groups, offering lectures and acting as a module convenor.
You will teach and convene first and second year undergraduate core modules in Early Modern Literature, and be in a position to teach one of a range of final-year special modules such as EN668 Discovery Space: New Theatres in Early Modern England (2016/17 modules to be confirmed). You will also be expected to teach postgraduate modules in the area and to contribute to the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
With a PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area, you will be able to demonstrate successful teaching of relevant literature and/or drama modules at all undergraduate levels, evidence of interdisciplinary interests and a willingness to play a full and active part in the development of Early Modern Literature and Drama at Kent.
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 modern poetry and creative writing, two fields of development that are central to the School’s long-term strategy.
The University of Kent is one of the country’s leading academic institutions producing world-class research, rated internationally excellent and leading the way in many fields of study. It is among the best universities in the world according to the QS World Rankings 2015-16 and has been shortlisted for University of the Year by both the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2015 and the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.
Start date for applications: 14 June 2016
Closing date for applications: 28 June 2016
Interviews are to be held: 18 July 2016
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