University of Exeter – College of Humanities – Department of English
Location: Exeter
Salary: £33,943 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 18th May 2017
Closes: 18th June 2017
Job Ref: P57368

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

The fixed term (2 year), full time post of Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature will extend the profile of the Department of English at Exeter. The appointee will be capable of contributing to our programme at undergraduate and graduate levels, and publishing at an appropriate level.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD (or nearing completion) or equivalent in English Literature (c.1700 to 1780) and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of research related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. He/she will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics; a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding, teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members, an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally, the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development, the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate programmes.

The starting salary will be from £33,943 per annum within the Grade F band (£33,943 – £38,183).

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, free yoga and pilates, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website ( for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in. Our Exeter Academic initiative supports high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career.

For further information please contact Dr Henry Power, e-mail or telephone (01392) 724254.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P57368 in any correspondence.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is ‘Positive about Disabled People’. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.