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Lecturer in American Literature and Culture (Canterbury Christ Church University)

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Lecturer in American Literature and Culture (Canterbury Christ Church University)

April 14, 2016

Lecturer in American Literature and Culture

Reference Number
Campus Base
School of Humanities
Salary Range
£31,656- £46,414 p/a
Hours / FTE
1.0 FTE
Closing date for applications
14 Apr 2016

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FAH0621, Closing Date 14 April 2016.


Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in American Literature and Culture. We are looking for an exceptional early career scholar to contribute to our American Studies programme at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and develop our research capacity as we approach REF2020.

The Role

The postholder will be required to contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum in American Studies through research-led teaching. The post holder will also be expected to make a strong personal contribution to the wider research and teaching culture of the School of Humanities and a strong personal submission to REF2020.


You will have completed your PhD in a related topic and have some experience of teaching in Higher Education. You will have or be able to demonstrate the potential for an outstanding research profile in American Studies. Applications are particularly welcomed from scholars working in the area of modern or contemporary American literature and/or culture.

Additional Information

This post comes with excellent benefits including a 17.5% Employer contribution pension scheme, as well as discounts for private health care (BUPA) and many stores, restaurants and health clubs in the area. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work in an enthusiastic, vibrant and friendly department.

Start date for applications: 01 March 2016
Closing date for applications: 14 April 2016
Interviews are to be held: 12 May 2016

How to apply

To apply online, please click the ‘Apply for this job’ button below. To gain further details about this post please visit our Vacancies page:

Please note, Canterbury Christ Church University reserve the right to bring the closing date of this position forward where a high volume of applications are received

For posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, covering letter and any supporting documents.

Informal enquiries to Dr David Grummitt, Head of the School of Humanities (david.grummitt@canterbury.ac.uk 01227 782529)

If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the Recruitment Team at hr.recruitment@canterbury.ac.uk quoting reference number FAH0621. Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University’s redeployment pool.


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