Job: Assistant Professor in African and/or Caribbean Literature

Durham University, UK


The Department of English Studies at Durham University seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in African and/or Caribbean Literature (Grade 7 or 8). The successful candidate will have research and teaching interests in the broad field of Anglophone African and/or Caribbean literatures, as well as relevant interests in colonial, postcolonial and/or decolonial history and theory. Interests in one or more of the following areas are particularly welcome: anti-colonialism, ecology, transnational frameworks, critical and/or intersectional theories of race, war studies, visual culture, poetics. The successful candidate will join and contribute to a department with existing strengths in African American, Australian, Caribbean, Irish, Scottish, and South Asian literatures.

The successful candidate will be able to provide evidence of outstanding research potential and/or achievement in any area of Anglophone African and/or Caribbean literature and will be expected to develop undergraduate and postgraduate modules reflecting their research specialism, as well as to teach broadly on the Department’s curriculum. S/he will also be expected to attract and supervise postgraduate research students at PhD level and will contribute to strengthening and enhancing the University’s international profile through teaching and research of global reach and significance.

You will be joining a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars whose work in English Studies is recognised as world-leading. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates.

Further information: Assistant Professor in African and/or Caribbean Literature