The Faculty of English Language and Literature, in association with St Hugh’s College, is seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer. This is a 15-month fixed-term research and teaching appointment in medieval English Literature, encompassing the period 650-1550. The purpose of the post is to cover both the College and Faculty teaching and associated duties of Dr Nicholas Perkins, who will be on research leave funded by the Leverhulme Trust from January 2018 to March 2019. It is anticipated that the appointee will take up the post on 1 January 2018.

The post holder will be expected to provide 8 hours of undergraduate tutorial teaching per week for St Hugh’s College, and up to 16 hours of Faculty lectures or classes per year. The main focus of the Departmental Lecturer’s Faculty teaching responsibilities will be undergraduate lecturing on medieval literature, and providing teaching for the MSt course (650-1550 strand) and the MPhil in English Studies. S/he will also undertake dissertation supervision, examining, and the normal duties of a college tutor, including admissions.

The successful candidate should have a research and publication record in medieval English Literature, preferably with a specialist in the pre-1350 literatures of England. S/he must possess (or be near to completing) a doctorate in an appropriate area. S/he must also have experience of undergraduate teaching and possess the personal qualities appropriate for pastoral care of students in a college setting.

Applicants should note that St Hugh’s College is also advertising a Stipendiary Lectureship to cover Dr Perkins’ College teaching duties from 1 October 2017 to 31 December 2017. Further details of this post can be found at: Applicants are welcome to apply for one or both of these posts. Candidates who wish to apply for both posts are asked to indicate this in their supporting statement and to contact the College as described in the advertisement for the Stipendiary Lectureship.

Applications, which should include a CV and supporting statement, should be made online by 12.00 noon on Monday 26 June 2017. In addition, applicants should request two referees to send supporting letters by this date to:, Candidates shortlisted for interview will be asked to submit a sample of written work in advance of the interviews, and will be requested to give a short presentation as part of the assessment process. Interviews are expected to be held on Tuesday 18 July 2017.

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