Lectureship in Old English

Lectureship in Old English

See http://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/academic/full-details-104447-en.html

Job Posted: 30 Jul 2010
Closing Date for Applications: 13 Aug 2010
School: School of English
Contract Type: fixed term whole-time
Job Type: Academic
Salary: 35,357 – 56,967
The School of English at UCC wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Old English. This will be a two year appointment, from September 2010 to September 2012.

The post will be offered on the Lectureship scale (35,357 – 56,967), depending on qualifications and current salary. The lowest salary to which an appointee with a PhD may be appointed is the 5th point of the scale, 43,708.

The appointee will have an expertise in Old English language, literature, and culture evidenced by a completed doctorate in a relevant area and a strong publication record. He/she will have a demonstrated ability to teach the grammar, language, and literature of the Anglo-Saxon period at all levels, from first-year undergraduate through to MA and doctoral supervision. The candidate should also have experience teaching Old English to small and large groups. Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in one or more of the following:

* The interconnections of literary, visual, and material cultures of the period 600-1400.

* Manuscript studies and the new histories of the book, including palaeography and codicology.

* Digital humanities.

* The representation of the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval periods in later writing and culture, including film.

* Critical theory and its application to Old English writing.

* Old Norse and/or Old Icelandic language and literature.

Experience in the following is also desirable:

* The delivery of undergraduate lectures.
* Innovative approaches to teaching earlier period literatures to undergraduates, especially those learning ab initio. * MA teaching and dissertation supervision.
* PhD supervision.

A record of applications for external research funding, or the willingness to do so, commensurate with the level of the post and the experience of the applicant, will also be expected.

For a full list of duties and selection criteria please see the particulars of post below.

For further information on the School of English, please see http://www.ucc.ie/en/english

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Andrew King (a.king@ucc.ie ) or Professor James Knowles (j.knowles@ucc.ie ).

Please note: Interviews will be held in early September 2010, and the appointee will be expected to be available to teach by late September 2010.

To Apply:

Completed application forms must be returned to:

Department of Human Resources, University College Cork, Ireland.

Tel: + 353 21 4903073 / Email: recruitment@per.ucc.ie / Fax + 353 21 4271568

Closing date: 12 pm, Friday 13th August 2010

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

Posted by: Orla Murphy (o.murphy@ucc.ie).

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