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Lecturer in English Literature

Are you making a decisive contribution to your discipline? Do you have a proven ability to deliver inspirational teaching and stimulate student discussion? Do you have proven success in bringing complex projects to completion, and the determination and ability to work with external funders and partners on ambitious projects in the future? Are you committed to taking an important role in the ongoing process of reviewing and diversifying our curriculum, and improving representation within and across modules?

English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds is ranked 34th in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019) and has long maintained an excellent international reputation in teaching and research. Our teaching programmes are run by a team of over 40 academic staff and reflect their expertise across the range of the discipline. They have also produced leading publications in diverse areas of English literary study from the medieval and the postcolonial through to emergent concerns with ecocriticism, the posthuman, and digital humanities. We now seek to appoint a lecturer to contribute to this vibrant intellectual community, and to develop our historic commitments to the global diversity of our teaching and the interdisciplinarity of our research. 

You will have a developing profile that will include evidence of achieved excellence in teaching and research alongside developed, ambitious plans for ongoing work. These will together demonstrate your proven potential to make a transformational contribution to your field in an international context. 

Preference will be given to expertise in post-1900 British/American/Irish and/or Postcolonial Literature and Culture. Please consult the School website to find out more about the research groups in the School.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Fiona Becket, Head of School

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4752, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of English
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 7 to Grade 8
Salary:  £33,199 to £48,677 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020)
Release Date:  Friday 21 June 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 21 July 2019
Interview Date:  Tuesday 30 July 2019
Reference:  AHCEN1025
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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