The University of Wolverhampton

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

Wolverhampton Campus
Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences
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Advert Status
44,045 - 51,034 pa
Closing Date
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The School of Humanities is seeking to appoint a permanent, full time Senior Lecturer in English and related literatures from September 2020.


The post will require the appointee to deliver excellence in teaching across the existing suite of courses, high-quality research, and aid in providing high levels of student achievement and satisfaction. Applications will be welcome from those with expertise in all fields of English and related literatures, but a demonstrable ability to teach in one or more of the following areas would be an advantage:  critical theory generally (with postcolonial and/or gender theories in particular); Black British writing; literature of the Renaissance, Victorian or Modernist periods.


You should hold a PhD in English or related literature or equivalent, with good publications and a strong research plan for the future, contributing to the School’s research profile and strengthening its 2026/7 REF submission. You will be able to demonstrate excellent pedagogic skills at HE level and the ability to teach widely within the English programme, and to provide academic leadership by performing the role of Subject Leader within a dedicated subject team. You will be ready to play an active role in the ongoing development of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including PhD supervision, and participate fully in curriculum design. We are also interested in hearing from candidates who have contributed to outreach activities.


The University of Wolverhampton is an employer committed to equality of opportunity, and welcomes qualified candidates from all backgrounds.


Informal enquiries can be directed to the Head of the School of Humanities, Dr Frank Wilson, at 

The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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