University of Bristol position

Lecturer in Comparative Literatures and Cultures, University of Bristol

The role

The School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol seeks to appoint a Lecturer (Grade J level B1, Pathway 1) in Comparative Literatures and Cultures. The successful candidate will demonstrate familiarity with the practices, concerns, and debates in Comparative Literature and Culture and offer expertise in literary or visual cultures. At a minimum, the successful candidate will offer expertise in French, Italian or Spanish, as well as in a second language, which could be from the same list or a non-European language, with strong preference for Mandarin. We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate intellectual breadth and an aptitude for interdisciplinary dialogue.

What will you be doing?

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute fully to our new undergraduate programme and our established, highly successful postgraduate programme in Comparative Literatures and Cultures. The successful candidate may also teach one or two units within one of our language departments and collaborate with colleagues on school-wide units. The successful candidate will pursue research of the highest international quality in their area of specialism and will seek to develop a record of grant capture through active collaboration within the School and in wider interdisciplinary initiatives. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for an appropriate share of administration.

You should apply if

You have a strong, well-developed research profile at or beyond doctoral level, with an established record of, or evidence of the potential for, high-quality publishing commensurate with the applicant’s career stage. An established record of, or evidence of the potential for, external grant capture is expected.

The School of Modern Languages combines excellence in teaching with a lively research culture. Key research areas are: transcultural encounters; intermediality; material and digital texts; translation, adaptation and reception; and co-creation with artists, industries, and institutions. More information on our research can be found at

Further information about our programmes in Comparative Literatures and Cultures is available here

Additional information

  • For informal queries please contactAndreas Schonle, Head of School, School of Modern Languages
  • Candidates should upload a cover letter and their CV on our e-recruit system, indicating the contact details of three referees. We will request writing samples when we invite short-listed candidates.
  • This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on 02/05/2021
  • Anticipated interview date: 21/05/2021

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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