Lecturer in English
Manchester Metropolitan University - English/HLSS
Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK's largest and most popular Universities. We are the University for World Class Professionals.
MMU is an ambitious University which aims to be in the top 50 by 2020 for both teaching and research. The Department of English is well placed to help it achieve these targets. We were one of the strongest performing new university English research groups in RAE 2008, external and internal surveys consistently evidence the strength of both teaching and student support in the department and our undergraduate good honours rates are amongst the best in the sector.
The Department of English at MMU fosters a rich and diverse research culture in both critical scholarship and creative writing. It hosts a large undergraduate single honours English programme, and smaller joint honours programmes in English and American Literature, English and Creative Writing and English and Film, all of which have recruited strongly for 2014. The Department is home to the Manchester Writing School, whose Creative Director is the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, and runs a highly successful MA in Creative Writing as well as ambitious outward-facing events and projects. The MA English Studies features pathways in Contemporary Literature and Film and the Gothic. There is a thriving collaborative and interdisciplinary research culture at MMU and we envisage strong research and curriculum development in the near future in trauma studies and medical humanities, cultural geography and landscape writing, and interdisciplinary creative arts.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher and researcher in any branch of English or Creative Writing which will enhance our curriculum and our REF 2020 submission, and will demonstrate the potential for successful academic leadership in learning and teaching, the student experience and programme development.
For an informal discussion regarding the requirements of the role please contact Huw Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information and to apply online, visit http://www.mmu.ac.uk/jobs. If you do not have access to the internet, or require an application in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources on 0161 247 3502 quoting the reference number.
Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to creating a diverse environment where everybody is treated with dignity, fairness and respect. We welcome applications from all potential candidates.