King’s College London

The salary will be paid at Reader Scale (£51,260 – £57,675) per annum, plus £2,623 per annum London Allowance.

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 Reader in Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture with particular interests in one or more of the following:  visual and material cultures, gender/queer/sexuality studies, modernism, and the period 1900-50. 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.

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

Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing: 8 May 2017

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

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 March 2017