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

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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.