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Lecturer in Arabic and Comparative Literature (T&R) - QMUL24662

Department: School of Languages, Linguistics & Film
Salary: £42,433 to £44,807 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL24662
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 30-Mar-2021
Closing date: 29-Apr-2021

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About the Role 

The Department of Comparative Literature and Culture, within the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, is looking to appoint a suitably qualified Lecturer specialising in Arabic literature of any period from the Islamic Golden Age to the present day with a background in Comparative Literature. Applicants with demonstrated experience in translation studies and/or literary and cultural theory, would be especially welcome.

Duties will include research and publication, convening and teaching undergraduate modules on our BA in Comparative Literature, contributing to MA provision as appropriate, (co)-supervising PhD students, and undertaking administrative roles as required within the Department. The successful candidate will be able to develop their own modules in line with their specific research strength as well as contributing to team-taught comparative modules with a global literary emphasis. Evidence of high-quality research and publications in renowned journals is also expected. 

About You 

You will hold a PhD in Arabic and/or comparative literary studies or a relevant professional qualification or equivalent professional experience, and a native or near-native command of Modern Standard Arabic, 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.  

About the School

The Department of Comparative Literature and Culture conducts cutting-edge teaching and research. Further details about the School can be found at

About Queen Mary 

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. 

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. Moreover, we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers. 

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form. 


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 full time and permanent, with an expected start date of 1 September 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £42,433 - £44,807 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. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly. 


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Will McMorran, Head of the Department of Comparative Literature and Culture, at 

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below. 

The closing date is 29th April 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly after the closing date.  

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