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Lecturer in German and Comparative Cultural Studies - QMUL20319

Department: School of Languages, Linguistics & Film
Salary: £42,433 - £44,807 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL20319
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 06-Nov-2019
Closing date: 08-Dec-2019

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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.

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film is looking to appoint a Lecturer in German with Comparative Cultural Studies, to deliver teaching and assessment across undergraduate and, as appropriate, taught postgraduate programmes. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop his/her own teaching and research agenda in the fields of German and Comparative Cultural Studies (for details see below), and will also be expected to teach some modules in Comparative Literature. Duties will include research and publication, convening and teaching undergraduate modules, contributing to MA provision as appropriate, designing new modules at UG and PGT level, (co)-supervising PhD students, co-supervision for UG research projects and undertaking administrative roles as required within the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. You will be able to develop new modules, and adapt existing ones, in line with your specific research strengths. They should be in one or two of the following thematic areas:

· German-speaking European cultures in their relation to the (religious) cultures of Asia and the Middle East, including the legacies of German “Orientalisms” and Biblical scholarship along with their Medieval and Romantic roots.

· German-Turkish cultural transfers, including post-war Turkish-German cultural production, most notably in literature and film. Other non-European migrant literatures and cultures in the German-speaking areas of Europe will also be of special interest.

· German ideological conceptions of Otherness (anti-Semitism, notions of ‘purity’, exclusiveness, the Other as target of the New Right and Left, discourses on ‘where Europe ends’, recent debates on multiculturalism in German-speaking Europe).

You will hold a PhD in German or have a relevant professional qualification or equivalent professional experience, together with the ability to deliver teaching and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The ability to work constructively and flexibly with colleagues, good organisational and communicative skills are also essential. Evidence of high quality research and publications in renowned journals is also expected.

The post is full time and permanent from 1 September 2020. Starting salary will be £42,433 - £44,807 per annum. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

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The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 8 December 2019.


Interviews will take place in late January / early February 2020.

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