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Associate Professor of American Studies

University of Nottingham – American & Canadian Studies
Location: Nottingham
Salary: £49,772 to £59,400 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 8th June 2017
Closes: 10th July 2017
Job Ref: ART170517
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Interview Date: Wednesday 19 July 2017

The largest department of its kind in Europe, the Department of American & Canadian Studies (ACS) has a reputation for top-quality interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research. We foster a vibrant academic community, a dynamic cohort of postgraduates, and thriving undergraduate programmes. ACS was the highest ranked American Studies department in the country for research power and research impact in REF2014, and achieved 100% satisfaction in the most recent student satisfaction survey.

Applications to this full-time, permanent post are welcome from candidates specialising in any area of American Studies, across all periods of American literature, history and culture. We strongly encourage interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approaches, versatility, and innovative research-led teaching. Expertise that expands our existing research clusters will be particularly valuable.

Candidates must have a record of sustained publication, a substantial national and developing international reputation in American and Canadian Studies, and extensive experience of teaching and curriculum design in the field of American and Canadian Studies. The Department is seeking to expand its provision in the following areas: colonial, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century U.S. history; Canadian history; Indigenous Studies; American literature. The successful candidate will contribute to the university’s research culture, impact and outreach, including grant capture; design and deliver innovative teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; supervise research students; and undertake appropriate administrative duties and leadership roles within the Department, the School and the Faculty of Arts.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Susan Billingham, tel: 0115 9514271 or email susan.billingham@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Further information about the Department can be found at www.nottingham.ac.uk/american.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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