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Birkbeck, University of London, is seeking to appoint a 0.5 Lecturer in English literature 1520-1650 for 18 months from Autumn 2024.

Birkbeck, University of London, is seeking to appoint a 0.5 Lecturer in English literature 1520-1650 for 18 months from Autumn 2024.

The Lecturer post will be based in Birkbeck's School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication.

As Lecturer in English Literature, you will;
• Join a vibrant cluster of researchers in English, Theatre and Creative Writing (rated second nationally in REF 2020), in the innovative School of Creative Arts in an institution now under the leadership of Vice Chancellor Professor Sally Wheeler,
• Contribute to organising teaching and research activities and be active in knowledge transfer and public engagement as well as other activities,
• Have opportunities to contribute to the London Renaissance Seminar; the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Worlds and to Arts Week, Birkbeck’s annual festival of the Arts and... Humanities,
• Contribute to BA modules in areas such as Medieval and Renaissance Literature; Literature, Empire, Race; European Drama,
• Have opportunities to collaborate with the multidisciplinary team of researchers working on Written Worlds and benefit from connections with early modernists in Historical Studies.

To apply for the role you will;
• Be an outstanding teacher of students from a range of backgrounds,
• Have a strong research record in Renaissance or early modern literature and culture,
• Be an able and organised administrator and have an outgoing relationship to the field and subject area,
• May have additional teaching and/or research interests in later medieval literature and culture,
• Have an understanding of Birkbeck, our principles of widening participation in higher education, and working with mature age, part time, and non-traditional learners from a diversity of backgrounds.

Apply now and take the next step in your academic career at Birkbeck, University of London.


£21,182 rising to £29,277 pro rata, per annum (50% of £42,365 rising to £58,554 FTE) The salary is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

Terms and Conditions

Fixed-term contract (17.5 hours a week (0.5 FTE) for 18 months. This appointment is to cover the work of a substantive post holder who is temporarily away from the College but who will return in due course.

Please submit a CV for consideration. Closing date: 5 June 2024, interview date: 24 June 2024.


If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Professor Sue Wiseman at s.wiseman@bbk.ac.uk

For more information visit www.birkbeck.ac.uk/jobs

If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact jobs@bbk.ac.uk, providing your name and the job reference number of the position. While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes
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