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Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Postcolonial Literature in the English-Speaking World

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The Department of English at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, invites applications for a Senior Lecturer (Maître d’Enseignement et de Recherche) in Contemporary Postcolonial Literature in the English-Speaking World. 

Job Profile and Required Professional Experience   

The aim of this post is to continue the development of a program of teaching and research in contemporary postcolonial literature in the anglophone world. The successful candidate will have a PhD in contemporary literature in English with a specialization in anglophone world literatures, and have already produced high-quality internationally-recognised publications in the field. Experience of teaching contemporary literature at university level is also a requirement.  

The role   

This 100% post consists of 6 hours of teaching per week at BA and Masters level. The successful candidate will manage the teaching of contemporary anglophone postcolonial literatures. S/he will also contribute to the teaching of first year students, supervise masters theses and potentially supervise doctoral theses, and will participate in the doctoral school in English Literature (CUSO). The candidate will produce publications of international standing, and apply for research grants. S/he will also take on administrative duties at departmental and faculty level.  

Start Date 

01.08.2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.  


Class 23/00 to 23/22 (CHF 120,894.- à CHF 163,452.- per year).  

Pension Scheme

Teaching Staff at the University of Geneva have a compulsory affiliation to the CPEG (Caisse de Prévoyance de l’Etat de Genève).  


Candidates should send the following documents: 

  1. Cover Letter 
  2. Detailed CV and list of publications 
  3. Copies of three significant publications 
  4. Copies of university diplomas  

These documents should be submitted as a single PDF file, by clicking the ‘Apply’ button before the 15.10.2023. Paper applications will not be accepted.  

The University of Geneva encourages applications from female candidates.  

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