The Rothermere American Institute and Mansfield College are seeking to recruit a Junior Research Fellow in Nineteenth-century United States History. The post is fixed-term for two years.

It is an opportunity for an early career historian to develop their own research and publications while also working with Professor Adam Smith to develop a new collaborative research project with a strong potential for external funding. The Research Fellow will have expertise related to the problem of political legitimacy in the nineteenth-century United States. Their research interests may include: the language, ideas or practice of politics; the intellectual history of the concept of political legitimacy; legal history; insurrections, riots and rebellions; or comparative or transnational perspectives on American political development. The Research Fellow will organise a seminar series at the RAI on a theme connected to their own research while contributing more generally to the academic life of the Institute.

 

Alongside a completed, or close to completion, doctorate in a relevant subject, some undergraduate teaching experience and specialist knowledge in the areas of research specified, the Junior Research Fellow will have the ability to manage their own academic research and will have a least one research publication. Excellent communication skills, professionalism, and a proven track record of working with others are essential to the role, as is the ability to contribute ideas for a new research project. Experience of writing grant applications will be an advantage.

Deadline for applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 23 April 2021.

See here for more details.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The School of English, Irish and Communication is seeking to recruit a Teaching Assistant in English, specializing in American literature. The duration of the contract is limited to 10 months and will run from 1 September 2021 to 30 June 2022. However, it may be renewed for one further period only, not exceeding 10 months. They will report to the Head of the Department.

The successful candidate will be expected to make a substantial contribution to undergraduate and MA teaching in English literature in the area of American literature. Interested candidates must have a Doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in English or related discipline from an accredited research university, on a topic related to American literature. They should have a minimum of one year’s experience in teaching literature at college/university level with at least one peer-reviewed publication. Applicants must confirm that they are currently eligible to work in Ireland. Applications by candidates who are not eligible to work in Ireland unfortunately cannot be processed.

The School of English, Irish and Communication is a large and vibrant unit within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and plays a vital role in promoting quality research, teaching, and learning at the University of Limerick.

See here for further details and to apply. 

 

Job Description 

The Department of English wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Literatures and Cultures of the Black Atlantic whose research specialism falls within the period from the abolition of slavery to Black Lives Matter. The appointment will run from 1 September 2021. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and research with potential for future grant capture. We are particularly interested in candidates with specialisms in African-American, black British or Caribbean writing. In the first year of the post, teaching is likely to include the following modules: ‘Reading Poetry’, ‘US Slavery and the Literary Imagination’, ‘Intellectuals of the Black Atlantic’ and other teaching in American and modern literature. Hereafter, the postholder will be encouraged to develop Undergraduate and MA modules relating to their own areas of specialism. The postholder will also play a full part in pastoral care as a personal tutor, in administration and dissertation supervision. They will be responsible to the Head of Department. 
 
Our ambition is to work together to create a more inclusive environment at King’s and in the English Department. We particularly encourage applications from members of groups with protected characteristics that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Equality Act.

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The following academic positions have been advertised this month:

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Native American Studies

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

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Part-Time Faculty, American Indian Studies

Palomar College

San Marcos, CA

Job Details

 

Adjunct Instructor/Division of Humanities and Culture

Southern Oregon University

Ashland, OR

Job Details

 

Lecturer in African American Studies

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA

Job Details

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Edward Orsborn Professorship of US Politics and Political History and
Directorship of the Rothermere American Institute

in association with University College

The University of Oxford is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic and leader to the Edward Orsborn Professorship and Directorship of the Rothermere American Institute.

The successful candidate will be a scholar with an outstanding international reputation in the field of U.S. Politics and Political History since independence and demonstrable leadership ability at a senior level. They will provide the intellectual vision and strategic leadership for the Rothermere American Institute, and develop its activities as a major international centre for research and teaching in American history, culture and politics. They will offer teaching in US politics and/or political history at both undergraduate and graduate level.

Deadline for applications: 12.00 noon on Monday 29 October 2018. For more details about the post and full application instructions, seehttps://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=137016.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Applications are invited for a full-time permanent lectureship in English. The appointee will teach and research in the area of English-language fiction and/or poetry of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. They will also be expected to contribute to our teaching needs in the area of North American literature, and to one or more of the following strategic development areas: gender/queer studies; global literature; ecocriticism; book history; publishing studies. Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant field and have experience in third-level teaching.

 

English at NUI Galway

 

The discipline of English is the largest in the School of Humanities, with over 1000 undergraduates, 60 MA students and 30 PhD students. We teach a broad undergraduate curriculum, touching on all major historical periods and genres, and we run five taught MA programmes: the MA in English, MA in Literature and Publishing, MA in Culture and Colonialism, MA in Writing, and MA in Digital Cultures. Our staff also contribute to other programmes in Journalism, Creative Writing, Theatre Studies, Irish Studies and Digital Arts and Technology. Staff in English are closely associated with NUI Galway’s Moore Institute for Research in Humanities and Social Studies. There is a highly active research culture in English, and our staff have won major funding awards from the European Research Council, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme and the Irish Research Council. For the past two years we have been ranked among the top 150 English departments in the QS World University rankings.

 

For this post we are seeking a colleague who will contribute to developing our curriculum in twentieth- and twenty-first century literature, and assist us in developing new programmes of teaching and research. Applicants are invited to demonstrate how they would enhance our existing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and how they would develop an innovative research agenda within English and across other disciplines if appropriate.

 

For informal enquiries, please contact Prof. Sean Ryder, Chair of English

sean.ryder@nuigalway.ie

Additional information on English at NUI Galway is available at:http://www.nuigalway.ie/english

 

Salary:

 

Below the Bar:

€37,602 – €58,360 p.a. (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011)

Above the Bar:

€63,690 to €82,245 p.a.

 

(This appointment will be made on either the “Lecturer Below the Bar” or “Lecturer Above the Bar” scales in line with current Government pay policy)

 

(For pre 1995 public sector entrants in Ireland, the D class Salary rates will apply)

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (GMT) on Friday 12th October 2018.  It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

 

Garda vetting may apply.

 

Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation.

Further details are available at www.djei.ie

 

For more information and Application Form please see website:  http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/ Applications should be submitted online.

 

Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the Employment Control Framework for the higher education sector.

 

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

*Applicants will be considered at both levels unless they specifically state that they wish to be considered for appointment at one level only.

UNIVERSITY OF BERN, SWITZERLAND

PhD or Post-Doc ASSISTANTSHIP IN NORTH AMERICAN LITERATURE

STARTING 1 JANUARY or 1 FEBRUARY 2019 50% appointment with a minimum salary of circa CHF 39’437 gross per year (about GBP 29’885 / EUR 33’810 / USD 39’475

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Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rippl is looking to select a post-doc or doctoral student (with an MA or equivalent degree) interested in pursuing their post-doc / PhD in North American Literature under her supervision while working part‐time as teaching‐cum‐research assistant in the Department of English at the University of Bern, Switzerland. You should be interested in undertaking research in one of Prof. Rippl’s own areas of interest.

POSITION

▪ 50% PhD or post-doc assistantship starting January 2019 (or February, negotiable).▪ A 50% appointment is equivalent to two and a half days (or 21 hours) a week.
▪ The duties of a PhD/post-doc assistant typically include:

Teaching

  • ▪  One and a half courses per year, at BA level (i.e. three classes over two years with the fourth semester teaching‐free). Post-doc assistants may occasionally teach at MA level.
  • ▪  Courses are either organized as a lecture series or as a seminar, meeting once‐a‐week for 90 minutes.
  • ▪  Semesters run for 14 weeks mid‐Sep to mid‐Dec, mid‐Feb to end-May.

    Service

    ▪ Research support for Prof. Rippl

▪ Modest administrative/service duties for the department and section.▪ The rest of the working week is allocated for your own research.

SALARY

▪ The salary for this position is a minimum of around CHF 39’437 per year (gross)(about GBP 29’885 / EUR 33’810 / USD 39’475).

▪ Salary is subject to modest annual rises in accordance with Cantonal (i.e. local government) policy.

Salary does not include:

  • ▪  tuition fees of CHF 200 per semester (same for all students regardless ofcitizenship) (only for PhD candidate) plus a registration fee of CHF 100;
  • ▪  personal health insurance (roughly CHF 200 to 300 per month depending onage, etc.). Health insurance is compulsory in Switzerland and is not organized by your employer.

    NB: Annual renewal of contract is dependent on satisfactory progress with your (post-)doctoral studies/research project, and on the fulfilment of your core teaching/service duties.

    CONDITIONS

    Doctoral research in Switzerland – like in much of Europe – is thesis‐driven and relies on students being mature, self-reliant, motivated, and well organized. You work under the supervision of a dedicated faculty advisor/mentor and are expected to participate in the research culture of your home department and our allied research centres (e.g. Faculty’sGraduate School). By the same token, you will find yourself with a lot of freedom, independence and collegiality, quickly becoming a valuable member of the department’s academicfaculty/staff.

    For more information about life (including cost of living) in Bern, see:

    www.unibe.ch/research/advisory_services/welcome_center/accommodation/living_in_bern/in dex_eng.html
    www.unibe.ch/landing_pages/doctoral_students___phd/index_eng.html

    For more information about the Department of English:

    www.ens.unibe.ch/content/index_eng.html

    REQUIREMENTS AND FURTHER INFORMATION

  • ▪  The University of Bern strives to become an equal opportunities employer;
  • ▪  You must hold an MA (or equivalent) in North American Literature;
  • ▪  You will need to demonstrate a track record of successful academic study;
  • ▪  You should already have a reasonably well‐developed research proposal;
  • ▪  You should have an outstanding command of written and spoken English; your PhDthesis should be written in English;
  • ▪  While the administrative (and teaching) language of the Department of English is English,the administrative language of the Faculty and the rest of the University is German, and Bern is a (Swiss)German-speaking city. You should either already have some competence in German, or actively commit to learning German when you arrive. The University of Bern provides courses for learners of German;

▪ To be eligible for a doctoral assistantship, you must meet the University of Bern’s basicadmission criteria for doctoral study: www.unibe.ch/studies/programs/doctorate/application/index_eng.html

▪ Non-Swiss candidates will be responsible for applying for relevant work permits/visas.

DEADLINES
To apply for one of these assistantships, please submit by 30 September 2018, the following

materials as a single PDF:

  • ▪  a cover letter, motivating your application (addressed to Prof. Rippl)
  • ▪  a full Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • ▪  the names and email addresses of two academic referees (no letters needed at thispoint)
  • ▪  a research proposal (a minimum of five pages) with bibliographyIn addition, please send a representative sample of your academic writing in English (e.g. your MA thesis or a substantial stand‐alone paper/essay).

    In your cover letter, please explain what your writing sample is and why you have chosen to submit it. Please also explain who your referees are and why you have chosen to ask them for a possible recommendation. Please indicate clearly your citizenship and whether you will be able to begin the assistantship in January 2019. Your materials should be emailed to Prof. Rippl (gabriele.rippl@ens.unibe.ch). Please feel free to contact her in advance of the deadline if you have any questions about these positions.

University of East Anglia – School of Art, Media and American Studies

A part-time lectureship has become available in the School of Art, Media, and American Studies to support the development of creative and critical teaching in the area of American literature.

The successful candidate will have experience of teaching creative writing and be committed to teaching excellence. Experience of writing and teaching in the areas of long-form creative nonfiction or for screen or radio would be an advantage.

The role will be to deliver existing modules in American literature and creative writing. In addition, the post holder will take a lead role in pedagogical innovation in this area of the undergraduate curriculum.

This 0.5FTE post is available from 1 September 2018 on an indefinite basis.

The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Silver.

Apply.

University of East Anglia – School of Art, Media and American Studies

A fixed term lectureship has become available in the School of Art, Media, and American Studies.

The successful post-holder will deliver established modules primarily in the American History and American Studies BA programmes. An ability to teach American political and/or Constitutional history, particularly twentieth-century history, would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to supervise dissertations, to take part in relevant research groups within the School, and will have a mentor who will offer support and guidance appropriate to an Early Career Researcher.

While this position is fixed term, to cover a member of the academic team on funded research leave, it is intended that it will enable the post-holder to gain teaching experience while advancing their research plans.

This full-time, two year fixed term post is available from 1 September 2018.

The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Silver.

Apply.

Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer

Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Maynooth – Department of English

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The Maynooth University (National University of Ireland Maynooth) is the fastest growing university in Ireland with approximately 10,000 students and outstanding research and scholarship in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. The university is now entering a new and exciting phase of its development, with a new strategic plan centred on further enhancing our academic programmes, providing a distinctive student experience of the highest quality, focusing our research activities on a small number of priority themes, and further internationalising the university. To support this development, the university is seeking to recruit outstanding academics, with a strong track record of research and teaching, to the following position:

Department of English
Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer
(One Year Contract)

The Department of English has sixteen full-time members of staff and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, based on its research strengths in British, Irish and other modern literatures in a vibrant learning environment. The study of Anglophone literatures across the early modern and modern period has long been at the forefront of the mission of the Department of English and these areas of teaching and research are constantly in strong demand from students at all levels. The Department offers BA programmes in English and Anglophone literatures and a new taught MA programme in Literatures of Engagement.

The Role

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer in English. The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to career stage. He/she will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Candidates should have a specialism in Irish Writing of the Twentieth- and/or Twenty-First Centuries, with an ability to teach across a broad range of the undergraduate curriculum.

The appointee will be expected to have a strong research profile that supports the University’s research strategy, including affiliating to the Research Institutes, and where appropriate and working with colleagues on national and international research. The appointee will be expected to sustain and conduct research, engage in scholarship of quality and substance and generate publications of international standard.

For further details including full comprehensive job description please see the Maynooth University vacancies page at: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/human-resources/vacancies

Apply.