Offre d’emploi – Lecturer in Medieval Literature (University of Bristol)

Closes: 18th May 2022

The Department of English at the University of Bristol invites applications for a Lectureship in Medieval Literature. This full-time open-ended post will focus on undergraduate teaching and related administrative support across programmes in English, with an emphasis on Medieval Literature and its reception and influence. The ability to teach Old English at undergraduate level will be welcome, as will using innovative and/or transhistorical approaches to teaching Medieval Literature to engage and enthuse students and wider audiences.

What will you be doing?

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Department of English, delivering both specialist teaching in Medieval Literature and teaching flexibly across the English curriculum. They will pursue research relevant to their area of specialism (including pedagogical scholarship). The postholder will take responsibility for a share of administration at Department, School and Faculty level as appropriate to their experience and career stage.

You should apply if

The successful applicant will have knowledge and expertise relevant to teaching Medieval Literature and Language at University level. They will be an engaging and inspiring teacher, committed to developing their teaching practice and enthusing and supporting students in their creative and critical practice at all levels.

The Department of English combines teaching excellence with a rich and varied research culture. Our key research areas are: Medieval Studies; Early Modern to 1780; Romantics and Victorians; Modern and Contemporary Literature; Global Literatures; Creative Writing. The postholder will help extend the Department’s research-led teaching profile in Medieval Studies by pursuing their own scholarship and engaging with the Faculty of Arts’ Research Centre in Medieval Studies.

We are looking for a colleague who will play an active role in teaching and administration in the Department of English and the wider School of Humanities within the Faculty of Arts at Bristol. We nurture high-quality postgraduate and postdoctoral research and are committed to developing academic staff’s individual and collaborative research activities. Colleagues are proactively supported to make appropriate career progression.

Additional information

For informal queries please contact Dr Samantha Matthews on 01179289819 or

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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