Lecturer in C18th English Literature (Medical Humanities focus), University of Glasgow

Location: University of Glasgow

Salary: £41,255 – £47,801 (grade 8)

Contract: Permanent, full time

Closes: 14th June 2016

The School of Critical Studies seeks to appoint a Lecturer in English Literature. The successful applicant will have demonstrably outstanding expertise in eighteenth-century literature in relation to the material culture of the period.

The post is a strategic investment, and the appointee will join Glasgow’s team of specialists in eighteenth-century English and Scottish Literature, with world-leading scholarship in textual editing, travel writing and topography, ecocriticism, natural history and antiquarianism, empire, word and image, medical humanities, and the innovative deployment of digital technologies. The postholder will also be expected to collaborate with Glasgow’s world-famous Hunterian Museum, which contains one of the UK’s most significant Enlightenment collections.

Job Purpose

To undertake high-quality research and research supervision, to make an active and high level contribution in the School of Critical Studies in the College of Arts to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in English Literature, and to undertake administration as requested by the Head of School.

Standard Terms & Conditions

The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, level 8.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career.

Information on the programme can be found on our website at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/policy/.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The University has been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award.

Please note that interviews will be held on 30th June 2016.

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