Applications are invited for a full-time permanent lectureship in English. The appointee will teach and research in the area of English-language fiction and/or poetry of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She or he will also be expected to contribute to our teaching in the area of North American literature, and to one or more of the following strategic development areas: gender/queer studies; global literature; ecocriticism; book history; publishing studies. Applicants must hold a PhD (normally) in a relevant field and have experience in third-level teaching.

English at NUI Galway

The discipline of English is the largest in the School of Humanities, with around 1200 undergraduates, 60 MA students and 30 PhD students. We teach a broad undergraduate curriculum, touching on all major historical periods and genres, and we run six taught MA programmes: MA in English; MA in Texts, Technologies and Transitions 1350-1800;  MA in Literature and Publishing, MA in Culture and Colonialism; MA in Writing; MA in Journalism. Our staff also contribute to the Evening BA programme and to programmes in Theatre Studies and Creative Writing. There is a highly active research culture in English, and staff have had major funding successes under the European Research Council, the Marie-Curie Programme, the Irish Research Council, and the Programme for Research In Third Level Institutions (PRTLI). Staff in English are closely associated with NUI Galways Moore Institute for Research in Humanities and Social Studies.

For this post we are seeking a colleague who will contribute to developing our curriculum in twentieth- and twenty-first century literature, and assist us in developing new programmes of teaching and research. Applicants are invited to demonstrate how they would enhance the our existing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and how they would develop an innovative research agenda within English and across other disciplines if appropriate.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Sean Ryder, email: sean.ryder@nuigalway.ie or telephone: +353 (0)91 493009

Additional information on English at NUI Galway is available at:


36,230 to 51,104 p.a. (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011)

(This appointment will be made on the Lecturer Below the Bar scale in line with current Government pay policy)

(For pre 1995 public sector entrants in Ireland, the D class Salary rates will apply)

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (GMT) on Thursday, 9th April 2015.  It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

Garda vetting may apply.

Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation.

Further details are available at www.djei.ie

For more information and Application Form please see website:  http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/ Applications should be submitted online.

Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the Employment Control Framework for the higher education sector.

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.