Lecturer / Senior Lecturer English Literary and Cultural Studies

Location
South Africa
Posted
Mar 07, 2018
Closes
Mar 16, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Faculty Humanities
Department English

Qwaqwa Campus
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  

Job-ID: 2246

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Design undergraduate and postgraduate courses and modules in English Literary and Cultural Studies across a range of periods, genres and theoretical approaches.
  • Administer and examine various courses in English Literary and Cultural Studies.
  • Teach across a range of modules/units using appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods and technology.
  • Establish own area of independent research in English Literary and Cultural Studies as appropriate to the work of the Department, ensure a commitment to the highest standards of ethics and integrity in research.
  • Participate in the Departmental and Faculty seminars aimed at sharing research outcomes and building interdisciplinary collaboration within and outside the Department.
  • Contribute to community engagement projects of the Department.
  • Publish peer review research outputs in accordance with the requirements of the University of the Free State for the specific position.
  • Handle general departmental administration on joint course design and delivery.
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    Inherent requirements:

    Lecturer:

  • Master’s degree in English Literary and Cultural Studies.
  • Knowledge and skills to teach and facilitate learning in English Literary and Cultural Studies.
  • Proven experience in the delivery of oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.
  • Provide evidence of manuscripts produced that have the potential to be converted or have been submitted for publication, ideally in accredited journals.
  • A good academic record.
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    Senior Lecturer:

  • A PhD or DLitt degree in English Literature.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in teaching English Literature and/or Cultural Studies at university level.
  • Proven experience in the delivery of oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.
  • Provide evidence of manuscripts produced that have the potential to be converted or have been submitted for publication, ideally in accredited journals.
  • Proven experience in postgraduate supervision at MA and PhD levels.
  • Evidence of successful grant applications with competitive funding bodies such as the National Research Foundation (NRF).
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    Required competencies:

  • Willingness to enrol for a doctoral degree in English Literary and Cultural Studies at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of the appointment.
  • Scholarly writing.
  • Administrative skills
  • Mentorship skills
  • Supervision skills
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    Recommendation:

  • Knowledge of any area and period of World Literatures in English, including Postcolonial, North American and British.
  • Familiarity with the academic culture and challenges of students from historically disadvantaged communities.
  • Familiarity with blended learning modes such as “Blackboard”.
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