Lecturer (Modern and Contemporary Literature and Film)

Manchester, UK, 13. August 2017.

Manchester Metropolitan University - The Department of English
Location:  Manchester
Salary:  £33,943 to £39,324 per annum
Hours:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Placed on:  19th July 2017
Closes:  13th August 2017

Grade and Salary Band: Grade 8 (£33,943 to £39,324)
Contract type: Permanent
Average weekly working hours: 37,00


The Department of English, delivering a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses, is staffed by one of the strongest and most diverse new-university research groups in the UK. The department is home to the international Manchester Writing School, run under the creative direction of UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Our close links with the local community enable our students to gain experience in a range of areas, from education and youth work to archiving, librarianship, creative project work, journalism and media production.

The Department of English 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, whose core units are taught by specialists in each area. The Department runs highly successful MA programmes in Creative Writing and English Studies and has the largest community of taught postgraduate English and Creative Writing students in the UK. The department is home to the Manchester Writing School, run under the creative direction of UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

There is a thriving collaborative and interdisciplinary research culture at MMU, both within and beyond the faculty of Arts and Humanities, which is also home to the Manchester Schools of Art and Theatre, and which will open International Screen School Manchester in 2021. Areas of current strength and planned future development in curriculum and research include screen studies, poetry, writing for children and young adults, medical humanities, creative geography, the gothic and interdisciplinary creative arts.


This role is to research and teach modern and contemporary film and literature at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this post will have substantial experience of teaching a range of specialist film/screen and literature course content, and will complement existing staff teaching expertise. They will be a researcher in an area which helps us to develop current and emergent strengths and will be will be on track to make a strong contribution to the Research Excellence Framework.

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