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 

Professor of American History

University of Kent – School of History

The School of History seeks to appoint a Professor in American History, on a full time and ongoing basis, to enhance its exceptionally strong teaching and research profile.

The position is part of an expansion in this subject area that reflects thriving undergraduate numbers and will involve other posts. Applications from specialists in any field of American History are welcome, but the School is particularly keen to enhance its coverage in the areas of race, gender and social history, political history and international relations.

We welcome applications from candidates who have a strong research trajectory based on leadership and international recognition in the field, a robust publication portfolio and an impressive REF submission, external grant capture, a proven track record of postgraduate supervision at doctoral level, and strong evidence of public engagement/impact activity.

As Professor of American History you will:

  • teach and convene undergraduate and postgraduate modules in American history and to contribute to curriculum development in this area
  • make an outstanding and sustained contribution to the research profile of the School of History through research, successful external funding bids, knowledge exchange and public engagement
  • undertake a leadership role in building a research cluster in the School and attracting and supervising high-quality postgraduate applications
  • perform a senior management role in the School and in the Centre for American Studies

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD in History (or Equivalent)
  • proven track-record of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • a sustained record of international excellence in research and publication
  • ability to encourage and support all staff, especially early career researchers, in the development of all aspects of their professional career

The School of History at the University of Kent is dedicated to excellence in research, learning and teaching. The School contains thirty one full-time academic staff, half of whom have been appointed since 2001. The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) placed the School 8th nationally for Research Intensity, and our students work alongside lecturers and tutors who are not just excellent teachers, but world-class researchers actively working at the forefront of their chosen field. The School currently offers a range of undergraduate programmes. In recent years it has received consistently high ratings of over 90% student satisfaction for its undergraduate teaching in the National Student Survey. At postgraduate level, it offers MAs by coursework or research, an M.Sc and a full PhD programme.

Interviews are to be held: 07 March 2018

See the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref: HUM0829

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.

King’s College London – English
Location: London
Salary: £50,618 to £58,655
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 26th January 2018
Closes: 26th February 2018
Job Ref: A8/AAE/0163/18-CF

The salary will be paid at Grade 8, £50,618 to £58,655 per annum, plus £2,923 per annum London Allowance.

This post will be Indefinite.

King’s College London with its 200 years of heritage is recognised today as a world-leading research university, ranked 7th in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We understand the need to turn original thinking into everyday application, encouraging curiosity to develop work that makes an impact on society and global issues. Great names from King’s are continuing to change the world.

The Department wishes to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Twentieth-Century American literature and culture, with a specialism in prose or fiction. All interests that would broaden and enhance our current coverage in the period will be considered but we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: modernism, multi-ethnic literatures of the US, gender studies. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in research and a record of grant capture. Candidates will be expected to show leadership and innovation in teaching and to lead in the development of the study of American literature and culture across the curriculum. A record of work in public engagement and impact would be an advantage. The post will be based at the Virginia Woolf Building, King’s Strand Campus.

Located in the heart of London, King’s is the hub of a global network of strong academic connections and collaboration, with prestigious international partnerships within and across disciplines – scientific and medical, social and creative. King’s is investing in the highest calibre of talent to drive the university forward to achieve its greatest potential. The very best from the United Kingdom and across the globe are invited to join King’s. We are looking for a strong commitment to teaching, to push the boundaries of knowledge, influence the future and create a lasting impact.

Diversity and inclusion is central to all our work in the English Department. We encourage applications from BME academics.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Richard Kirkland on

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 26 February 2018.