Lecturer in Global Race Studies

Queen Mary University of London School of English and Drama

United Kingdom

Lecturer in Global Race Studies

Department: School of English & Drama
Salary: £42,433 to £51,395 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL23950
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 11-Jan-2021
Closing date: 07-Mar-2021


About the Role

The Department of English in the School of English and Drama in Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to appoint a full-time (1.0fte) Lecturer in Global Race Studies. We welcome applicants with expertise in one or more of the following (or in similar) fields, in any period from the early modern to the present:  the study of race and ethnicity in transnational and/or comparative contexts; Global Black Studies; Indigenous Studies; Critical Race Studies; Slavery and Abolition studies. The successful applicant will contribute to our thriving research culture as well as to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in English, with specific reference to supporting the global reach of our research.

About You

The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in English, or a related field, and must have a growing or established international research profile and substantial plans for future research and leadership. They will join a Department committed to an interdisciplinary and global approach to Anglophone literary studies, and with significant expertise in critical theory, cultural studies, and postcolonial and world literatures. Experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels in large and small group settings is an essential requirement. Applicants who identify as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or Global Majority are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Department

The Department of English at Queen Mary University of London is one of the country’s leading centres for innovation in the study of English, with a large and highly diverse student community and an international reputation for high-quality research and excellence in teaching. The Department was ranked fifth in the last national Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).

About Queen Mary

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused universities and a member of the Russell Group, with an outstanding reputation in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Queen Mary aims to be the most inclusive university of its kind, anywhere. We welcome applications from international candidates.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time and permanent with an expected start date of 1 September 2021. The starting salary will be Academic and Education Grade 5 from point 35 to 42 at £42,433 to £51,395 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Rachael Gilmour, Head of English, at r.h.gilmour@qmul.ac.uk

Details about the School of English and Drama can be found at www.sed.qmul.ac.uk

Details about the English Department can be found at www.english.qmul.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is Sunday 7 March 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held Monday 5 April 2021 or shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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