Loughborough University

Loughborough University

University Teacher in English

United Kingdom

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University Teacher in English

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Specialist and Supporting Academic grade 7, £45585.

Job description

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

University Teacher in English

Full time and fixed term from 1 st September 2024 – 30th June 2025

The Department of English at Loughborough University is looking to appoint a University Teacher in English who is a specialist in contemporary literature.

The role-holder will provide teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, teaching into our English and English Literature BAs and our MA in Contemporary Literature and Culture. It would be advantageous to be able to contribute to our English with Creative Writing BA and our MA in Creative Writing and the Writing Industries programmes. An ability to teach contemporary American literature would also be welcome.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the English department, which is part of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough University. Committed to providing the best possible student experience, English has established a reputation for promoting innovative teaching and assessment methods and has a record of excellent NSS results. We are proud to be a top ten English department, currently ranked 8th in the country for English in the 2024 Good University Guide.

For more information refer to the full Job Description and Person Specification.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Jennifer Cooke , by email to [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 3 rd June 2024.

Interviews are expected to be held after 1 st July 2024.

We welcome applications from all walks of life, and we are really committed to diversity and inclusion in the way we manage recruitment and how we work with our colleagues at Loughborough University. We'll expect you to be committed too.

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University Teacher in English


Loughborough University


United Kingdom


May 11, 2024

Application deadline

June 03, 2024

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Linguistics,Literature,Social Science

About the employer

The history of Loughborough University can be traced back to the establishment of a small technical institute in 1909. Originally, Loughborough University of Technology provided education only in technical subjects like art and science. The university was given its current name in 1996. Currently, the university has 22 academic schools and departments, over 100 research groups, institutes and centers, and over 35 professional services, teams.

Located in the center of Loughborough, UK, the university campus covers an area of 440 acres. The campus has a world-class infrastructure and provides a plethora of facilities like huge lecture theatres, a well-stocked library, well-equipped laboratories, an extensive IT network, a conference center, excellent accommodation, and Loughborough Students' Union. The university also has an arts center, a bank, a health center, two theatres, restaurants, and some shops. Also, it provides the students with excellent sports facilities. The university has a postgraduate campus in London too. Both the campuses have won many awards and rankings for the facilities they offer.

Loughborough University offers numerous undergraduate, doctoral and postgraduate programs in various fields like accounts, finance, engineering, sciences, architecture, business, computer science, management, mathematics, languages, sports, economics, arts, social sciences, media, and psychology. The university houses more than 17,000 students and over 3,700 staff members. It is a member of a renowned international academic network, UNITECH International, and has collaborations with many international institutions like MIT, IIT Delhi, and Nanyang Technological University. It also has strong links with many funding agencies and sponsors like the Brunei High Commission, the Libyan Embassy, Oman Cultural Attaché Office and the Chevening Organization. The university equips the students with the skills and knowledge required to improve their employability and offers them plenty of outstanding career opportunities.

Loughborough University has a large network of alumni. There are more than 178,000 alumni across 169 countries. Sir Peter Bonfield is BT Group's former chief executive. Lord Sebastian Coe is an Olympic athlete well-known for holding the world marathon record. Paula Radcliffe is Williams Formula One team's Head of Vehicle Performance and Rob Smedley's former race engineer. Malcolm Sayer is a successful car and aircraft designer. Rosalind Ayres is a popular English actress. Tanni Grey-Thompson is a television presenter, Welsh politician, and a former wheelchair racer. Clive Woodward used to be an English rugby player and served as the coach for the England rugby team from 1997-2004. There are lots of other distinguished and notable names linked to the university.

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