Assistant Professor in Early Modern Literature

Durham University

The role:

Based in our prestigious English department which is consistently rated to be one of the best in the UK, you will play a key role in furthering the potential of our undergraduate and Masters students, through your imaginative teaching methods of Renaissance and Early Modern Literature in English. You will develop modules that complement our existing programmes and impart your knowledge and expertise to our talented students through seminars, tutorials and lectures. You will also undertake your own original research, leading to high quality publications and international influence. This unique role will provide you with access to rare book and manuscript collections at Durham Cathedral and Cosin’s Library, Palace Green, and you will also be granted access to the residential library at Ushaw College which holds an extensive collection of material from medieval times to the 19th century.

You’ll need:

  • A good first degree with a PhD in English (or a related subject).
  • Creative teaching skills, with the ability to adapt topics to various lectures, seminars and tutorial groups with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA.
  • To be willing to contribute to the cross-faculty Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
  • The ability to support students of all levels, attracting some to pursue a PhD within the department, with the confidence to lead research groups and supervise PhD students.
  • Evidence of world class research outputs, or the potential to produce these.
  • A comprehensive research plan with the proven ability to secure funding and the ability ensure any outputs achieve the desired impact.

Candidates who would like to apply for the position as a grade 7 post aren’t expected to fulfil all the above criteria, but you are encouraged to apply for this role if you feel you have the potential to achieve these standards.

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