Lecturer in English Literature at Utrecht University (0.7 FTE)

Do you have the ability to develop and use student-centred, activating teaching strategies in both online and offline settings?

The Department of Languages, Literature, and Communication is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in English Literature. The position is for a period of 4 years and includes 0.7 FTE career development time, starting from the academic year 2021-2022. The Lecturer will be involved in high-quality teaching and supervision activities at Bachelor's level.

The successful candidate will have the following general and job-specific qualifications.

General qualifications:

  • a PhD in a relevant area (by the starting date);
  • a near-native command of English;
  • knowledge of English proficiency and grammar;
  • good communication skills;
  • ability to develop and use student-centred, activating teaching strategies in both online and offline settings, aimed at fostering an independent, academic approach to learning in a diverse student population;
  • basic teaching qualifications or the readiness to acquire them.

Job-specific expertise and teaching experience in one or a combination of the following subject areas:

  • Early modern English literature, preferably with a secondary interest in medieval English literature;
  • Modern English literature;
  • American literature;
  • Literary history and literary analysis;
  • teaching of writing literary analysis.

Utrecht University has a teaching qualification system for University Lecturers, and candidates are required to obtain the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) within two years, if they are not already in possession of one. Non-Dutch candidates are required to have mastered Dutch at the CEFR - B2 level for reading and listening at the time of appointment and to reach fluency in speaking and writing Dutch within two years of appointment.

We offer a temporary position (0.7 FTE) for a period of four years. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €2,790 and €4,402 (scale 10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University can be found here.

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Humanities has around 6,000 students and 900 staff members. It comprises four knowledge domains: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Culture Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication. With its research and education in these fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. The enthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent amenities in the historical city center of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring working environment.

The Department of Language, Literature and Communication offers BA and MA programmes in Literary studies, Linguistics, Communication studies, Translation, as well as Dutch, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and (uniquely in the Netherlands) Celtic languages.

For further information please contact Prof Aoju Chen (afdelingshoofd.Engels@uu.nl) or Prof David Pascoe (d.pascoe@uu.nl).

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