The School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University is seeking to appoint a Fixed-Term Lecturer in Medieval English Literature for 24 months (with the possibility of renewal). The successful candidate will be expected to design and deliver specialist undergraduate and postgraduate modules and also to contribute to a team-taught medieval module. The successful candidate will have teaching and research interests in Middle English literature. Applications are especially welcome from candidates whose expertise also includes medievalism, other medieval literatures, and/or theoretically-informed approaches such as disability studies, ecocriticism, gender and/or queer studies, or race studies.
Applicants should note that the School is committed to the values of equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applicants from groups often under-represented in the academy: women, people with disabilities, visible minorities, people who identify as LGBTQ+ or are from lower social and economic groups.
This is a Teaching and Research post. The successful applicant will have a growing national academic reputation, an excellent record of high-quality publications and teaching, and the enthusiasm and drive to play a key role in enhancing the School’s reputation for impactful research and community engagement. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, English at Cardiff was ranked in the top ten in the UK, with 87% of its research activity rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
The appointee will bring an engaging and innovative approach to module delivery and assessment, and, with a commitment to delivering an excellent student experience, will contribute to the enhancement of the School’s ethos of supportive and collaborative research-led teaching.
The post holder will engage with external academic, professional and public institutions to enhance the School’s reach and reputation, and will enhance the School’s creative and inclusive community, which is recognised for its impact on policy, practice and public life.
This is a full-time post (35 hours per week), fixed-term until 31 August 2022. The post will commence on 1 September 2020.