Assistant Professor of Late Medieval and Tudor Literature and Culture (1.0 FTE)

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 13 Dec 2021

The Faculty of Arts in the University of Groningen invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Late Medieval and Tudor Literature and Culture. This is a full-time post with a 18-month probationary period. Candidates who are outstanding researchers and teachers with interests in late medieval and Tudor literature, 1400-1600, are encouraged to apply. A focus on book history, the digital humanities, or manuscripts and early print may be an advantage. The successful candidate will be a member of two chair groups (Medieval English Literature and Culture; Modern English Literature and Culture). Chair groups are self-contained teaching and research units.

Research
The successful candidate is expected to contribute outstanding research in their area area, develop their own research line, and generate and pursue a funding and publication strategy in accordance with the Faculty’s guidelines. Research in the fields of Medieval and Modern English Literature and Culture is housed in the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG). Furthermore, we host the Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies.

Teaching
All our programmes are taught in English. The successful candidate is expected to teach in the fields of late medieval and Tudor literature, broadly defined as literature written in the British Isles between 1400 and 1600, across our BA and MA programmes. Typically this will entail teaching the equivalent of 1-2 courses per semester. There may be an opportunity for one or two 7-week teaching-free blocks per year. Our BA in English Language and Culture (https://rug.nl/bachelors/english-language-and-culture/#int) has an annual enrolment of 90-100 students from all parts of the world. We have two one-year MA programmes: the MA English Literature and Culture (https://rug.nl/masters/english-literature-and-culture/) and the MA in Writing, Editing and Mediating (WEM, https://rug.nl/masters/writing-editing-and-mediating/), focused on literature in professional contexts (e.g. editing), creative writing, and book history. In addition, students can also follow the two-year interdisciplinary Research MAs offered by the Faculty of Arts in Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies (https://rug.nl/masters/classical-medieval-and-early-modern-studies-research/) and Arts, Media, and Literary Studies (https://rug.nl/masters/arts-media-and-literary-studies-research/).

Administration
The successful candidate is expected to perform administrative duties to support the provision of our teaching programmes. This includes, but is not limited to, committee membership.

The position
We seek excellent researchers with a demonstrated record of accomplished teaching.

The assistant professor will:
● devise and teach courses in the English Language and Culture BA and MA programmes and may contribute to the Faculty’s bachelor programme on European Languages and Cultures and research master programmes of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies and/or Literary and Cultural Studies
● conduct research in the field of late medieval and/or Tudor literature and culture
● co-supervise PhD students
● apply for external research funding
● fulfil organisational roles within in the Department of English and the Faculty of Arts.


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