Vacancy: Lecturer in Medieval English Literature, University of Sussex

Lecturer in Medieval English Literature Ref 642
School of English

Lecturer in Medieval English Literature
Salary range for Lecturer A: starting at £30,122 and rising to £35,938 per annum
Salary range for Lecturer B: starting at £37,012 and rising to £44,166 per annum
Closing date for applications: 11 June 2012
Expected start date:1st September 2012

The School of English at the University of Sussex wishes to appoint a lecturer in Medieval English Literature (1300-1500) from 1st September 2012 or by arrangement.

The successful candidate will possess a completed doctorate in English or a related subject and have teaching experience at least to undergraduate level. You will possess high quality research publications that demonstrate your ability to achieve international distinction in your specialist area. The successful candidate will contribute teaching into a wide range of courses on the BA English Literature and develop research-led courses in your particular special field. You will also contribute teaching in your research area to one of the School’s MAs and participate in Sussex’s vibrant research culture.

This new post addresses the School’s desire to restore medieval literature to its research and teaching profile. We welcome applicants with specialisms in any area within the field of late Medieval Studies. An ability to develop our teaching of Chaucer and/or Medieval Drama and/or the History of the Language is welcome. As well as demonstrating a research potential to become a leader in your field, you will possess a strong commitment to teaching and innovation in pedagogy. English recruits high quality undergraduates – normal A level entry requirement AAA – and is favourably ranked by good university guides: The Guardian 2012 guide places English 8th in the UK, The Complete University Guide 2011-12, places English 11th, while The Sunday Times University Guide places English 13th. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 95 per cent of the School’s research was rated as recognised internationally excellent or higher.

For further information please contact Prof Thomas Healy, Head of School, (

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