University of Reading – Department of English Literature

Start date: 1 September 2015
Interview date: 11 August 2015
Post type: Full-time(1.00FTE)/Fixed term for two years
Grade: 6

The Department of English Literature at the University of Reading is looking to appoint a teaching Fellow in Modern English and American Literature. The successful candidate will teach on a number of courses and modules at undergraduate level, with special emphasis on 19th, 20th and 21st Century American Literature, Modern and Contemporary Anglophone literature, and a wider knowledge of English Literature. He or she will also contribute to appropriate administrative roles, and support the growth of student recruitment into the Department.

You will have:

–       A completed PhD in the area of Modern and Contemporary English and/or American Literature

–       A record of research publication in these areas appropriate to your career stage

–       The ability to teach Modern English, American, and Anglophone Literature at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

–       The ability to teach First-Year modules in a range of English Literature topics

–       The ability and willingness to carry out the administrative duties associated with teaching and assessment, as well as other administrative duties, in a timely and effective manner

–       The willingness to contribute fully to supporting the growth of student recruitment into the Department and at the University of Reading more widely

Informal contact details
Contact role: Head of Department
Contact name: Peter Robinson
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 7801
Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: Head of Department (elect)
Contact name: Andrew Nash
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 7350
Contact email:

To formally apply, please visit or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail)