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Lecturer in Literature, Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies

and Theatre Studies



  • Posted on: 19th Oct 2021
  • Salary: £34,304 - £40,927 per annum, pro-rata
  • REF: REQ05284
  • Closes: 08th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Job description
Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies

The Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies (LiFTS) was one of the foundational departments in the University of Essex. It is an exciting, interdisciplinary department where theory and practice across a range of disciplines, from creative writing to theatre, literature, filmmaking and journalism, thrive alongside each other. LiFTS has long foregrounded synergies between creative practice and scholarship and the candidate would be expected to engage with these synergies where possible across their teaching.

The Department is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Literature for eleven months starting in January 2022. This is to provide cover for a member of staff on maternity leave.

Duties of the Role

The successful candidate will be expected to engage effectively in substantive teaching and learning support roles in the Department; design, plan and deliver learning across a range of modules in creative and innovative ways appropriate to the subject area and level and to participate in knowledge exchange activity. Teaching specialisms will be the literary and cinematic Western, as well as United States literature more generally, with some elements of creative writing.

In addition, you will supervise student projects, fieldwork and placements, supervise postgraduate taught students appropriate for the discipline, and contribute to the general administrative duties in the Department. Responsibilities will also include supervision of final-year undergraduate Independent Study projects and MA dissertations.

A full list of key responsibilities and main duties (Education, Research and Leadership and Citizenship) can be found within the job pack.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate will have a relevant doctoral level degree in US Literature or be close to completion, or relevant professional experience or practice.

The successful candidate will have experience of teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level, with the expertise and willingness to deliver module seminars and lectures via dual delivery (combining online delivery and in-person teaching). Strong communication skills, both written and verbal are essential for this post.

Please note that appointment to this post will be made on an ASE Lecturer contract.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact resourcing@essex.ac.uk

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