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Lecturer in Romanticism T&R (10 months fixed term) - QMUL25010

Department: School of English & Drama
Salary: £42,433 per annum (pro-rata) (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL25010
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 01-Jun-2021
Closing date: 30-Jun-2021

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About the Role

The Department of English in the School of English and Drama in Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to appoint a full-time (1.0fte) Lecturer in Romanticism. This 10-month fixed-term Lectureship is to provide cover while Dr James Vigus is on Hamburg Institute for Advanced Study-funded Leave, and also to contribute to our general teaching provision where appropriate. The successful applicant will be able to contribute to the development and delivery of team teaching in the Romantic period and beyond, and to demonstrate that they have an innovative approach to the current state of the field. Modules to be taught may include: Romantics and Revolutionaries; Terror, Transgression and Astonishment: The Gothic in the Long Nineteenth Century; Romantic Travellers in Europe; Victorian Fictions.

About You

The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in English, or a related field, and must have a growing or established research profile and substantial plans for future research. They will join a Department committed to an interdisciplinary and global approach to Anglophone literary studies, with significant expertise in Romanticism. Experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels in large and small group settings is an essential requirement. Applicants who identify as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or Global Majority are encouraged to apply as these groups are underrepresented at this level in the Department.

About the Department

The Department of English at Queen Mary University of London is one of the country’s leading centres for innovation in the study of English, with a large and highly diverse student community and an international reputation for high-quality research and excellence in teaching. The Department was ranked fifth in the last national Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).

About Queen Mary

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused universities and a member of the Russell Group, with an outstanding reputation in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Queen Mary aims to be the most inclusive university of its kind, anywhere.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time and fixed term with an expected start date of 1 September 2021. The starting salary will be Academic and Education Grade 5 point 35 £42,433 inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Rachael Gilmour, Head of English, at

Details about the School of English and Drama can be found at

Details about the English Department can be found at


The closing date for applications is 30 June 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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