Canterbury Christ Church University – School of Humanities


Applications are invited for the post of Reader/Professor in American Studies. We are looking for an exceptional scholar and academic leader to lead and develop our American Studies programme at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and develop our research capacity as we approach REF2020.

The Role

The post holder will be required to provide academic leadership in terms of building research capacity, developing and directing our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and expanding our range of North American partnerships across the School of Humanities. The post holder will be expected to make a strong personal contribution to the research and teaching culture of the School of Humanities and a strong personal submission to REF2020.


You will already be or have the potential to develop into an outstanding academic leader in terms of both research and teaching. You will have a 3*/4* research profile, experience of external funding applications, of programme design and management, and of working within a strategic framework. Applications are particularly welcomed from scholars working in the area of modern or contemporary American literature and/or culture.

Additional Information

This post comes with excellent benefits and an opportunity to work in an enthusiastic, vibrant and friendly department within walking distance of the Canterbury City Centre.

Start date for applications: 29 Oct 2015

Closing date for applications: 21 Dec 2015

Interviews are to be held: w/c 25 Jan 2016

How to apply

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Please note, Canterbury Christ Church University reserve the right to bring the closing date of this position forward where a high volume of applications are received.

For posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV and any supporting documents.

Informal enquiries to Dr David Grummitt, Head of the School of Humanities ( , 01227 78252901227 782529).