Lecturer in Modern English Language and Literature

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 31 Oct 2021

Job description

The Chair of Modern English Literature and Culture invites applications for a temporary Lectureship (teaching only) in Modern English literature (0.7 FTE, fixed-term for 3 years).

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and co-teach a number of courses from our Modern English literature offering (post-1550) at undergraduate level, including a module on literary theory and a survey module (For North American applicants: the teaching will amount to the equivalent of a 2-3 load per annum.) These courses have existing syllabi and, in a number of cases, outlines of individual classes. The successful applicant will be required to teach classes in person throughout the academic year, though some courses may be taught in a hybrid online and physical environment. English is the only language of instruction in the Department.

The duties of teaching administration are limited to planning and assessing student work and to holding an office hour each week.

The post is available for a fixed term of thirty-six months from 1 February, 2022.


The successful candidate will
● be able to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in the area of English literature after 1550
● have experience teaching modern English literature and language skills at university level
● demonstrate the ability to transfer high-level and current research to the classroom
● be able to work in a team and under the supervision of course coordinators
● have excellent interpersonal and communication skills


Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen enjoys an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative institution of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Flexible study programmes and academic career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 36,000 students and researchers alike to develop their own individual talents. As one of the best research universities in Europe, the University of Groningen has joined forces with other top universities and networks worldwide to become a truly global centre of knowledge.

The Faculty of Arts is built on a long-standing tradition of four centuries. Our mission is to be a top-ranking faculty with both an excellent education and world-quality research, with a strong international orientation, firmly rooted in the North of the Netherlands. We build and share knowledge benefits to society. We work at a modern, broad and international institution, educating over 5000 Dutch and international students to become forward-looking, articulate and independent contributors to society. We are a collegiate and diverse group of 700 staff members.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
● a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of €2,836 to a maximum of €4,474 (salary scale 10) gross per month for a full-time position.
● the statutory 8% holiday allowance
● an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

The appointment will be on a fixed-term basis from 1 February 2022 to 31 January 2025.

The University of Groningen is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse faculty. All qualified applicants will receive our full consideration. Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
For more detailed information about working conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please check: https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/


Applications should consist of:
● a letter of motivation
● a CV including a detailed overview of previous teaching
● a statement on your approach to teaching
● and student evaluations of previously taught courses (if available).
● the names and addresses of two academic referees

You can submit your application until 31 October 11:59pm / before 1 November 2021 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Applicants should apply online. To apply please click on ‘Apply’ below on the advertisement on the University website.

Interviews will be held online in mid-November.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, women are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/sollicitatiecode/  and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

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