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Lecturer in Contemporary (post-1945) Literature, King’s College London

KCL LogoDepartment of English Language and Literature/ Arts and Humanities

Job ref: A6-7/AAE/1016/12-JE

Closing date: 12 November 2012

Summary
The Department seeks an outstanding scholar of contemporary (post-1945) literature and culture to join a dynamic team of specialists in developing the Department’s profile of research and teaching in this area.

Details
The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of research and publication for career stage and show exceptional promise as a leading scholar in the field of contemporary British, American and/or Anglophone literature.  S/he will be expected to engage in and develop research projects in literature and culture of the late 20th– and 21st-century; to develop interdisciplinary academic networks; to secure research funding and to develop the impact of research; and to attract and supervise PhD candidates.  The candidate will contribute to the development of the department’s new MA in Contemporary Literature, Culture and Theory (to begin in 2013-2014) and design and deliver teaching for undergraduate and other postgraduate taught programmes (particularly the MA in English 1850 to the Present). The Department particularly welcomes candidates who are open to interdisciplinary collaborations, and collaborations with partners outside the College. All areas of expertise within the post-1945 period will be considered.  Candidates may have research expertise in any of the following: post-1945 British fiction; contemporary poetry; experimental literatures; literature and its relationship to material, digital cultures and visual cultures; graphic narrative; 21st-century literature and theory. 

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Josephine McDonagh on 02078481153 or via email at Josephine.mcdonagh@kcl.ac.uk. Alternatively, you can contact Dr Jane Elliott on 02078487185 or via email at jane.k.elliott@kcl.ac.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 November 2012 at midnight. 

Equality of opportunity is College policy.

Salary
The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the Grade 6 – 7 scale, currently £31,020 to £45,486 per annum, plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.

Post duration
Indefinite contract

Contact
Further details and application packs are available on the College’s website. All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference number A6-7/AAE/1016/12-JE. If you have any queries please contact Recruitment at recruitmentteam7@kcl.ac.uk

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