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Lecturer in Medieval and/or Early Modern Studies - QMUL24214

Department: School of English & Drama
Salary: £42,433 - £51,395 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL24214
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 23-Mar-2021
Closing date: 22-Apr-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 Medieval and/or Early Modern Studies. The successful applicant will be able to contribute to the development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across the medieval and/or early modern period, to team teaching as well as to the development of distinctive new modules in their specialist areas. They will contribute to our thriving and diverse culture of research in medieval and early modern studies. Candidates who engage with critical race studies, gender and sexuality studies, and/or whose research concerns the wider pre-modern world, are strongly encouraged to apply.

About You

The successful applicant will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in English, or a related field, and must have a growing or established international research profile and substantial plans for future research and leadership. They will join a department committed to an interdisciplinary and global approach to Anglophone literary studies, and with significant expertise in both medieval and early modern literature. 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 strongly encouraged to apply.

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 welcome applications from international candidates.


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 permanent with an expected start date of 1 September 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 5-6, £42,433 to £51,395 per annum, 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.

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 22 April 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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