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Job: Lecturer in English: Postcolonial and Global Literatures (Maynooth University)

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Job: Lecturer in English: Postcolonial and Global Literatures (Maynooth University)

November 5, 2017

Maynooth University is one of the four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland and in 2017 was placed in the global top 50 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Formally established as an autonomous university in 1997, but tracing its origins to the foundation of the Royal College of St. Patrick in 1795, Maynooth University draws on a heritage of over 200 years’ commitment to education and scholarship. It is located in the University town of Maynooth, 25km from the centre of Dublin, Ireland’s capital city.

The University is a modern institution- dynamic, research-led, engaged, and grounded in the traditions of liberal education. With more than 11,000 students, Maynooth is Ireland’s fastest-growing university, yet we retain a collegial campus culture that is central to our ability to bring significant interdisciplinary expertise to bear in tackling some of the most fundamental challenges facing society today

The Department
The Department of English is a vibrant learning environment with sixteen full-time members of staff. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, based on our research strengths in British, Irish and other modern literatures, in. The study of Anglophone literatures across the early modern, modern and contemporary periods has long been at the forefront of the mission of the Department of English and these areas of teaching and research are constantly in strong demand from students at all levels. The Department is in the midst of restructuring its undergraduate and Masters level offerings, drawing on its existing strengths. The appointee to this post will play a key role in working with colleagues in English to embed and develop the prominence of Postcolonial and Global Literature in our revised curriculum for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Role
Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer in English with a specialisation in Postcolonial and Global Literatures in English. The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to career stage. He/she will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s and PhD students.

The appointee will have a specialism in Postcolonial and Global Literatures, of any period. An additional and proven research specialism in either gender and sexuality studies or critical race studies or migration studies may be an advantage. The appointee will be expected to build a strong research profile, that supports the Department’s and the University’s research strategy, including affiliating to the Research Institutes, where appropriate, and working with colleagues on national and international research. The appointee will be expected to sustain and conduct research, engage in scholarship of quality and substance, and generate publications of international standard.

For further details including full comprehensive job description please see the Maynooth University vacancies page at: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/human-resources/vacancies.


November 5, 2017
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