Lecturer in Colonial and Post-Colonial Literatures in English, 1800-present

English Language & Literature

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 02nd Feb 2021
  • Salary: £44,737 - £52,764 per annum
  • REF: 1874554
  • Closes: 12th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of English Language and Literature invites applicants for a Lectureship in Colonial and Post-Colonial Literatures in English, 1800-present. We would be particularly interested in scholars working in the fields of race, diaspora or migration studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a BA module on Colonial and Post-Colonial Literatures, which will be taught from 2022. They should also be able to contribute to other undergraduate modules covering post-1800 periods; to give seminars on the MA Issues in Modern Culture; and to teach on the following first-year undergraduate modules: Narrative Texts, Criticism & Theory, Intellectual and Cultural Sources. Additional duties will include: delivering tutorials to undergraduate and postgraduate students; the provision of pastoral care and support; interviewing UCAS candidates; setting and marking examinations; the performance of various administrative tasks and roles.

Undergraduate teaching in the UCL English Department is by tutorial, seminar and lecture. The structure and teaching methods of the course require a degree of adaptability and a willingness to engage with subjects outside of the teacher’s specialism. This is especially true of the one-to-one tutorial, where students write fortnightly essays on a wide range of topics, from Chaucer to the present day.

The successful candidate will be expected to advance the research profile of the Department through publications and public engagement activities, and to make a strong contribution to the REF.

The Department has a good record in attracting external funding; the successful candidate will be actively encouraged to apply for individual research grants, and to lead or participate in collaborative research projects.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will be an outstanding academic of the highest potential, with a proven record of high-quality research and publication. Previous experience of teaching in a university English department will be expected.

Further Details

The job description and person specification for this post can be found at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

If you have any enquiries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact the Department Manager, Stephen Cadywold, s.cadywold@ucl.ac.uk

Further information about the Department is available on www.ucl.ac.uk/english.

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Closing Date

12 Mar 2021

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