Medieval English Language and Literature Lecturer – Leiden University

The lecturer will hold a position within the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) and teach courses as needed in the BA English Language and Culture and the MA Literary Studies, as well as supervise BA and MA theses in various programmes.

Selection Criteria:

  • A completed, or almost completed, PhD in Middle English literature;
  • Good working knowledge of English historical linguistics, including the ability to lead tutorials and seminars on the grammar of Old and Middle English and on the history of the English language;
  • Strong working knowledge of cultural and literary theory;
  • Awareness of current issues, viewpoints as well as innovative methods within the field;
  • Demonstrable and outstanding teaching skills (demonstrated by teaching evaluations, teaching qualifications or courses, etc.); experience in teaching at the BA level; experience with educational innovations;
  • Proven track record of independent research in the field of Middle English literature, typically demonstrated by a substantial list of peer-reviewed publications in the field;
  • Native or near-native level of English;
  • Flexible, with excellent communication and collaboration skills

This 0.5 FTE position will initially be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a further year based on performance.

Applications are due 31 August 2021, via the website.