Job advertisement: Research and Teaching Fellow, Leeds

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Research and Teaching Fellow in Romantic Literature
School of English, University of Leeds

Full-time, fixed-term for 12 months, 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022
Salary: £33,797 (grade 7)
Closing date: Tuesday 22 June
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Enquiries: Dr Jeremy Davies ( & Prof. Andrew
Warnes (
Online interviews are provisionally scheduled for Friday 2 July

What does the role entail?
As a Research and Teaching Fellow you will:
• Contribute to the AHRC-funded project ‘Experiments in Land and Society, 1793-1833,’ with a special focus on research in archives relating to Robert Owen (New Lanark; the University of Glasgow; the National Co-operative Archive, Manchester) and/or to John Thelwall (the Jerwood Centre, Grasmere; Derby Library);
• Write or co-author one or more publications based on your research, and present your findings at conferences;
• Work with Wordsworth Grasmere and Lancashire Wildlife Trust on public-facing events and resources arising from project research;
• Take lead responsibility for organising an online conference, ‘Culture and Environment in Britain, 1688–1851’;
• Design and deliver small-group seminar teaching to provide a stimulating and supportive learning environment for students; prepare high quality learning resources; and write and present accessible and academically rigorous lectures;
• Prepare students for assessment tasks through appropriate guidance; assess written work; and provide timely, constructive feedback in accordance with published marking criteria;
• Gather and respond to feedback from students and colleagues, and evaluate teaching in the light of experience and students’ achievement;
• Maintain accurate records of students’ attendance; ensure accurate record-keeping in relation to assessments; and punctually complete administrative tasks associated with module delivery;
• Contribute to School and Faculty policy and practice in teaching and maintain your own continuing professional development.
These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.

What will you bring to the role?
As a Research and Teaching Fellow you will have:
• A first degree and PhD (completed or very close to completion) in English Literature or a related discipline;
• A proven ability to conduct excellent research in eighteenth- and/or nineteenth-century studies, and to complete original research projects to a high standard;
• An interest in environmental approaches to the study of literature and culture;
• Experience of teaching English Literature in a university environment, and of interacting with students in ways that enhance the student experience;
• Good time management and planning skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a proven ability to manage competing demands effectively and to work well as part of a team;

You may also have:
• A track record of research, published or of publishable quality, that makes use of archival or manuscript sources; contributes to environmental or ecocritical fields of study; and/or examines the history of radical thought;
• Experience of organising collaborative academic events, workshops, or conferences, or of contributing to the running of academic associations;
• Experience of working with non-academic partner organisations in a university environment;
• A higher education teaching qualification;
• Experience of successfully delivering lectures in a university environment.