Lecturer in English
Clifton Campus

Job reference: 07042

Location: Clifton Campus

Closing date: 02/12/2019

Salary : Grade H HE (£33,797 - £36,914 p.a)

Employment type: Fixed-term contract

Department: x1

School/Section : School of Arts & Humanities

This is a fixed term post to 31 July 2020, with the possibility of extension for 3 years in total (subject to approval)


Are you an academic looking for an innovative and successful university to take your next step? At NTU, we recognise that our greatest strengths lie in the energy, expertise, and experience that our colleagues bring.  Thanks to our £421million investment in estates and equipment across our three campuses since 2003/4, we deliver an inspirational learning environment for both staff and students.  Our research facilities allow us to shape

Our rise up the league tables, alongside a number of prestigious national awards, demonstrate the potential that creating and forging excellent partnerships, while harnessing the talents of all our people, can bring. Most notably we have been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our pioneering research. We are now looking for more passionate, ambitious people to join us and help build the university of the future.

The School of Arts and Humanities delivers inspiring and supportive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching; provides doctoral supervision; collaborates and engages with local, national and international industries, professions and communities; and undertakes high quality research. Academics in the School work in partnership with colleagues nationally, as well as in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Australia. The English department within the School hosts a range of innovative Research Centres and Projects, offering opportunities for collaborative work in many areas.

Applications are sought for suitably qualified candidates to support the development of the Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group (PPCRG), which is located in the English department and co-directed by Dr Catherine Clay and Professor Andrew Thacker. This research group aims to develop work upon the study of modern periodicals and print culture (from the nineteenth century to the present). This project will thus analyse the material culture of periodicals alongside books, newspapers, pamphlets, comics, zines, pamphlets, and other forms of print ephemera, along with the digital manifestations of these objects. It will explore issues such as collaborative editing and production; the networks which surrounded and supported publication; the material and visual qualities of print forms; the circulation of periodicals in the marketplace (e.g. via bookshops); and the social, cultural, and political forces that shape particular manifestations of periodicals and print culture.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out research and some teaching within the broad area of modern literature (nineteenth century to the present).  They will assist in organising events and activities related to the Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group. Some knowledge of digital humanities may be useful.

If you believe you meet the criteria for this post, as detailed in the job description and person specification,  we would welcome your application. 

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Closing date: Monday 2nd December 2019

Interview date: Tuesday 10th December 2019

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Prof Nahem Yousaf, Associate Dean for Research via email Nahem.Yousaf@ntu.ac.uk

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.



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