Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture Royal Holloway, University of London

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Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture

Royal Holloway, University of London – School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Location: Egham
Salary: £40,645 to £48,088 per annum, including London Allowance
Hours:Full Time
Contract Type:Contract / Temporary
Placed on:3rd June 2015
Closes:16th June 2015
Job Ref:0616-163

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture in the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, beginning on 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should have completed, or be very close to completing, a PhD in any area relevant to Comparative Literature and Culture and have evidence of outstanding research potential. They should also have a strong and demonstrable commitment to the teaching of Comparative Literature and Culture, a programme unique to Royal Holloway in its range and scope. It encompasses the comparative study of literature, film, visual art, critical theory and culture and encourages interdisciplinary approaches and a critical appreciation of international and transnational perspectives. The successful applicant will also have an interest in interdisciplinary teaching and research and may have an academic background in or familiarity with one or more modern foreign languages. Possible areas of research interest may include: literary studies and literary history, cultural studies, critical theory, film studies, visual arts and art history.

The successful candidate will be appointed to teach, examine and provide administrative support to our growing undergraduate and MA by Research programmes in Comparative Literature and Culture (CLC), which are delivered collaboratively by a dynamic and forward-looking team within the School. S/he will be required to teach and examine courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, offer support to the Programme Director and help co-ordinate and develop the curriculum in CLC. The School has a record of excellence in research (ranked 9th among departments of modern languages by 3/4 average in REF 2014). The successful applicant will be encouraged to become part of an active research environment in the School and beyond (such as in Royal Holloway’s Humanities and Arts Research Centre). Through the availability of sabbatical leave, funding for research expenses and research mentoring, the successful applicant will be offered full support as s/he seeks to develop their research profile. There will also be the opportunity to develop research-led teaching. S/he will also have the opportunity to collaborate in the development of a major new programme, Liberal Arts (available from 2015).

This is a full time post available from 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term period of two years. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Jon Hughes, Head of the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, on 01784 443200 or jon.hughes@rhul.ac.uk.

CLC weblink: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/clc

SMLLC weblink: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/mllc/