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Lecturer in Medieval Literature

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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 Literature. This 15-month fixed-term Lectureship is to provide cover for maternity 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 medieval period, be able to teach canonical and non-canonical medieval texts and be able to demonstrate that they have an innovative attitude towards the current state of medieval studies. Modules to be taught may include: ‘Literatures in Time’ (level 4), ‘Chaucer’ (level 5) and ‘Heroes and Outlaws in History and Fiction from 1100 to 1600’ (level 6).

About You

You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in English, or a related field with specialism in an aspect of Medieval literature, and/or a relevant professional qualification and / or equivalent professional experience 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, and with significant expertise in medieval and early modern studies. Experience in teaching at undergraduate 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.

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 for 15 months fixed term with an expected start date of 1 October 2022. The starting salary will be Grade 5, spinal point 35, £43,069 per annum pro-rata, 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 Dr Suzanne Hobson [email protected]

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 28 July 2022.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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