Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Sustainability job with ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

Department of English

Location: Egham
Salary: £ 44,283 to £ 52,430 per annum – including London Allowance
Post Type: Full time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 01 May 2022
Reference: 0322-149

Full Time, Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Sustainability in the English Department at Royal Holloway.

This new open-ended role reflects Royal Holloway’s commitment to research and teaching aligned with the College’s new interdisciplinary Research Catalyst ‘Living Sustainably’ as well as our historic strengths in studies of Victorian literature and culture. In addition to teaching mid-Victorian literature at undergraduate and MA level and developing our inquiries into sustainability and eco-criticism through course design in that area, the postholder will be expected to contribute to introductory courses on the novel and / or the literature and culture of the end of century. The postholder will undertake research in line with departmental research strategy, contributing to the interdisciplinary work of the Center for Victorian Studies and the Living Sustainably Research Catalyst, leading to a growing reputation in their fields of expertise and to collaboration with external partners. They will also be required to contribute to the academic administration of the department. The appointee will join a supportive department of internationally recognized scholars and highly committed teachers.

You will have a PhD in the field nineteenth-century literature and experience in teaching across a range of different contexts and levels in that field, including taught postgraduate courses. You will have a track record that demonstrates your ability to engage and inspire a diverse, ambitious, student body and create inclusive courses. You will have an excellent track record of publication commensurate with an early career researcher and demonstrate an ability to secure external grant funding. You will be a strong team player, committed to developing the profile of the department within and beyond UK higher education institutions.

Applicants who identify as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or Global Majority are strongly encouraged to apply as they are currently under-represented within the Department.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities. The 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.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Head of Department, Professor Ruth Livesey on [email protected]

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk. For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: [email protected]

Please quote the reference: 0322-149

Closing Date: 23:59, 1 May 2022

Interview Date: TBC


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