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

Additional information on English at NUI Galway is available at:




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


For more information and Application Form please see website: 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.



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


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.


▪ 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:


  • ▪  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.


    ▪ 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.


▪ 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.


    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: dex_eng.html

    For more information about the Department of English:


  • ▪  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:

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

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 ( 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.


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.


Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer

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

Ollscoil Mhá Nuad

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:


LSE Fellow (International History of Latin America)

London School of Economics and Political Science – International History

The Department of International History at the LSE invites applications for an LSE Fellow in the International History of Latin America, for the next academic session to commence in September 2018.

The successful candidate will contribute to the scholarship and intellectual life of the School by conducting teaching and research which will enhance the School’s reputation as a research-led teaching institution, with appropriate mentoring from department. They will be expected to participate in teaching at both undergraduate and masters’ level for up to a maximum of eight classroom contact hours per week; will have time to undertake research and will be expected to participate in the administrative and social activities of the Department.

The successful candidate for the 2018-2019 session will have completed or be close to completing a PhD in History by the post start date; Research interests in Latin America or US-Latin American Relations; A very good knowledge of twentieth century Latin American history and inter-American affairs; Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to work in close partnership with fellow teachers, including on a one-on-one basis and in small groups, and to provide effective support, as necessary. The ability to teach the Department’s Undergraduate course on Latin America and the United States since 1898 and its MSc course on The Cold War in Latin America is essential. Relevant teaching experience is also essential.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Professor Piers Ludlow at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 6th June 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Unfortunately this role will not meet the Resident Labour Market Test required by the UKVI in order for the School to be eligible to apply to sponsor candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK or who are currently working under Tier 2 of the UKVI Points Based System.

An LSE Fellowship is intended to be an entry route to an academic career and is deemed by the School to be a career development position.  As such, applicants who have already been employed as a LSE Fellow for three years in total are not eligible to apply. If you have any queries about this please contact the HR Division.

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university


Assistant Professor in English (Creative Writing)

Dublin City University

Three year Fixed Term Contract


Dublin City University ( is a research-intensive, globally-engaged, dynamic institution that is distinguished by both the quality and impact of its graduates and its focus on the translation of knowledge into societal and economic benefit. Excellence in its education and research activities has led to its consistent position in the rankings of the world’s top young universities.

The School of English in Dublin City University is a research active and vibrant School with specialist knowledge in the areas of Irish Studies, Theatre Studies, Poetry, Critical Theory, Children’s Literature, and the long Nineteenth Century. We are seeking to consolidate and expand our Creative Writing modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level by recruiting an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) -above bar- from 1 September 2018. We are open to all suitable applications from Creative Writers in fiction with an international reputation in the arts and experience in teaching at University Level. Possessing the ability to teach modules beyond Creative Writing would be an advantage.

DCU has a strong track record in attracting both Irish and European Union research funding under Horizon 2020, Marie Curie Actions and Erasmus.  We offer a dynamic, internationally-focused environment in which to advance your academic career.

The School of English:

The School of English is involved in three undergraduate programmes, three taught postgraduate programmes including a new Creative Writing Masters programme and a PhD programme. The successful candidate will be expected to play a role in the development and delivery of the School’s taught programmes and in the identification and delivery of new programmes in their specialist area.

The School is committed to high quality research and publications and supports its staff in such work.

Skills and Experience:

Applicants for the position must hold an honours degree, should be qualified to a post-graduate level. Applicants must have experience of teaching at University Level. The successful candidate will have an excellent international publication record and profile within the arts. Ideally they should have at least two years higher-level teaching experience. The successful candidate should be capable of working in a team and of providing leadership in developing teaching within the School. Specialist academic knowledge in American literature and fiction would be an advantage.

Informal Enquiries to:

Dr. Derek Hand, Head of School of English

E-mail:; Tel. +353 1 700 6099

Please do not send applications to this email address, instead apply as described below.

Further information:

More information on the School, including areas of research expertise and details of taught programmes, may be found at:  

Further information on the above position, including the job description and application procedure, is available from

Salary Scales:

Lecturer below bar:  €37,352 – €51,724

Lecturer above bar:  €50,159 – €76,891*

* Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be made on the appropriate point of the salary scale in line with current Government pay policy.

Closing date: 18th June 2018

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer


Postdoctoral Research Associates

University of Cambridge

4 Posts

Applications are invited for four three-year Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRAs) to work on the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant project (2017-22), ARCTIC CULT , Arctic Cultures: Sites of Collection in the Formation of the European and American Northlands, led by Dr. Richard Powell.

The project investigates the construction of the Arctic that emerged from the exploration of the region by Europeans and North Americans and their contacts with indigenous people from the middle of the sixteenth century. It examines that ways that texts, cartographic representations and objects were collected and returned to sites like London, Copenhagen, Berlin and Philadelphia. The construction of the Arctic thereby became entwined within the growth of colonial museum cultures and, indeed, western modernity. This project delineates the networks and collecting cultures involved in this creation of Arctic Cultures. It involves research at museums, archives, libraries and repositories across Europe and North America, as well as in Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. The project aspires to a new understanding of the consequences of colonial representations and decolonial processes for debates about the Circumpolar Arctic today.

The project is based in the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) and Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. The holders of the four posts will have office space in the SPRI.

Candidates will have (or be about to obtain) a PhD (or similar qualification) and may also have some postdoctoral experience in a relevant area. Relevant subject areas include but are not limited to: human geography, cultural anthropology, colonial history, museum studies, global history, history of science, science and technology studies, history of art or material cultural studies. Candidates will have knowledge and/or experience of research into the cultures and peoples of the Circumpolar Arctic (or related issues), the ability to work independently and with colleagues in a team, and good data analysis and communication skills. Fluency in English is essential for all posts. For each of the four posts, knowledge and reading of relevant languages is desirable, including ability in one or more of the following languages, among others: Inuktitut, Kalaallisut, Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish (see the Further Particulars for specific information on each post).

The successful candidates will be expected to undertake research at relevant museums, archives, libraries and repositories across Europe and North America, as well as in Greenland and the Canadian Arctic, in support of their case study. In addition to academic outputs, the project will create a website, an exhibition, a major international conference, a series of workshops, seminars and public events. All team members will take active roles in these activities.

Preferred start date for each post is 1 October 2018 and the posts are funded for three years.  The salary range is £31,604 to £38,833.

The closing date for applications is 30 April 2018.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 21/22 May 2018 in Cambridge.

Please apply online via

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

Birkbeck, University of London – Department of English and Humanities
Location: Bloomsbury
Salary: £37,169 to £42,483
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 28th March 2018
Closes: 1st May 2018
Job Ref: 12479

Job Description

The Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London invites applications for a fixed-term 0.6 Lecturer A in Modern and Contemporary Literature.

The Department offers world-class research and teaching across a range of critical and creative fields from the early medieval period to the twenty-first century. The successful candidate will cover the teaching and administrative duties of Dr Caroline Edwards whilst she is on maternity leave. Candidates will be expected to contribute to teaching across our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in English & Humanities including BA modules such as Writing London, Science Fiction, Contemporary Tragedy and MA options such as Reading the Contemporary and A Time for Revolution. They will supervise Final Year Projects and Dissertation students and act as convenor of the well-established MA Contemporary Literature and Culture.

Candidate Requirements

Ideally, applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject area or be close to completion, with teaching experience at HE level. Teaching experience at undergraduate degree level is essential. Teaching & convening experience at postgraduate degree level is desirable. You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the development of innovative approaches to teaching, as well as undertaking appropriate administrative duties.

About the Department

For further information about the department, please visit the following website:

Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is £37,169 rising to £42,483 pro rata per annum.

This post is part-time, 21 hours per week (0.6 FTE) and fixed term to July 2019. The salary quoted above will be pro-rata for this part time post and is on the College’s London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 3 years. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on 1 May 2018.

Interviews will be held on Friday 8 June 2018.

For further information on this opportunity contact Dr Heike Bauer, Assistant Dean (email;

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.


Professor in English, specializing in American Literature

Uppsala University – Department of English

Location: Uppsala University, Sweden
Starting Date: 2019-04-01 (to be negotiated)
Application Deadline: 14 May 2018

The Department of English at Uppsala University, Sweden seeks to appoint a Professor in English, specializing in American literature, on a full time, ongoing basis to develop and enhance its strong teaching and research profile in American literature. This position is the only one of its kind in Sweden, and the department hosts the only doctoral programme specialization in American literature in the country.

We welcome applications from candidates with a sustained record of international excellence in research and a robust publication portfolio. The successful candidate will have a track record in research collaboration and external grant capture, a proven record of postgraduate supervision at doctoral level and of teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, and be able to show strong evidence of their leadership skills. The department is keen to enhance its American literature research profile in the areas of transnational studies and migration, the environmental humanities, narratives of risk and vulnerability, and Black Atlantic research and we are particularly interested in applications from candidates whose work lies in these areas.

As Professor of English specializing in American literature you will:

  • teach and supervise at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and contribute to curriculum development
  • make an outstanding and sustained contribution to the research profile of the department through your own research, your development of research projects and collaborations, through securing external funding, and through activities contributing to knowledge exchange and public engagement
  • undertake a leadership role in developing the American literature section of the department and its doctoral specialization
  • undertake senior managerial duties within the department and university when necessary

While the working language of the department is English and teaching and supervision will occur in English, any appointee who is not proficient in Swedish at the start of employment will be expected to acquire a good working knowledge of the language within two years.

Uppsala University welcomes applicants of all genders and with different backgrounds, abilities and life experience.

For detailed information about the vacancy, including how to apply, please select this link:

For further information about the position, please contact, Head of Department Merja Kytö, +46 (0)18 471 1251, e-mail