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.