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Lecturer in Global Race Studies - QMUL21417

Department: School of English & Drama
Salary: £42,433 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL21417
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 06-Feb-2020
Closing date: 29-Mar-2020

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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 English Department was ranked fifth in the last national Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).

The English Department seeks to make a full-time FTE Lecturer appointment in Global Race Studies. Candidates should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in English, or a related field.  We welcome applicants with expertise in one or more of the following (or in similar) fields, in any period from the early modern to the present:  the study of race and ethnicity in transnational and/or comparative contexts; Global Black Studies; Indigenous Studies; Critical Race Studies; Slavery and Abolition studies. The post-holder will be a published academic with a growing or established international research profile and substantial plans for future work in the field.

The successful candidate will join a Department committed to an interdisciplinary and global approach to Anglophone literary studies, and significant expertise in critical theory, cultural studies, and postcolonial and world literatures. They will undertake the normal teaching, research, and administrative duties expected of a member of the Department. In all areas they will be expected to show leadership appropriate to their position.

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The post is full time and permanent, starting from 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Starting salary will be the Queen Mary minimum entry point for Lecturers (point 35; £42,433 per annum). Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme, and interest-free season ticket loan.

Queen Mary aims to be the most inclusive university of its kind, anywhere. We welcome applications from international candidates.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr 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 Sunday 29 March 2020.

Interviews are to take place on Tuesday 5 May 2020.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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