University of Birmingham – School of English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £39,324 to £46,924
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 2nd February 2017
Closes: 2nd March 2017
Job Ref: 56606
Grade 8 – Starting salary is normally in the range £39,324 to £46,924 . With potential progression once in post to £52,793 a year.

The University of Birmingham wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Early Modern Literature with effect from 1st September 2017. We seek an early career academic with a completed and successfully examined PhD, evidence of teaching experience, and a developing record of outstanding research that will complement and enhance existing Department strengths.

The successful candidate will be expected to create and disseminate knowledge through initiating and conducting original research, through publication and through developing and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. In addition the post holder will contribute to the department and school by undertaking academic administration as appropriate to the appointment.

The Department of English Literature

The Department of English Literature is a central part of the School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies within the College of Arts and Law; our partner department within the School is the Shakespeare Institute, based in Stratford upon Avon. The Department has an excellent track record in teaching and an active research culture that emphasises excellent publications, productive collaboration within and beyond the University, and wide-ranging public engagement. Staff in the department research, publish and teach across the full chronological range of English Literature from Old English to the present day and are committed to a rich diversity of theoretical, historical and intellectual approaches to their subjects. The Department has recruited heavily over the last three years, and we wish to keep developing our strong research profile and our exciting u/g and p/g programmes. We are looking for outstanding academics whose ambitions as researchers and teachers match those of our forward-looking School.

The School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies (EDACS)

This is a vibrant and thriving school, situated within the College of Arts and Law. It hosts a community of academics and students researching and learning in all areas of English and American literature, Language and Linguistics, Film Studies, Creative Writing, Drama and Theatre Arts and American and Canadian Studies. It has particular strengths in the study of Shakespeare both on campus and at our Shakespeare Institute in Stratford upon Avon. Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offer students the opportunity to combine academic scholarship with creative practice through performance, film and creative writing. EDACS aims to promote inter-disciplinarily and intellectual collaboration both in teaching and research.

Equal Opportunities

The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunities employer. The School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies recognises that strength and success comes from diversity and strives to maintain a flexible and supportive environment that enables all staff and students to flourish.

For further information about this post please contact Dr Deborah Longworth, Head of the Department of English Literature, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Telephone: 0121 414 7248. Email:

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