Hi all,

If you know anyone (likely UK-based as it is an 8month contract) interested
in co-teaching Medieval and Early Modern Stagecraft (with me handling the
medieval lectures and seminar materials for medieval topics) at Newcastle
University, then please direct them to this job advert.

Lecturer in Early Modern Drama
Requisition ID:  12238

Newcastle, GB
Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  04-Oct-2021

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and
learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social
and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and
retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

Salary:  £31,406.00  per annum

Closing Date: 31 October 2021

The Role

The School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics wishes to
appoint a full-time Lecturer in Early Modern Drama (Teaching and
Scholarship), for 8 months, fixed term.  The start date is 1st January 2022
and the end date is 31st August 2022.

You will have a PhD (in hand) in a relevant subject area and a record of
high-quality research-led teaching in Early Modern Drama, with an expertise
in performance-based teaching.

You will be expected to co-teach a module on “Stagecraft:  Sex, Subversion,
and Salvation in Early Drama” together with a medieval drama specialist.
You will also convene a first-year survey module “Introduction to Literary
Studies 2” (covering 10th- to 19th-century literature). You will be
expected to supervise taught postgraduate independent work.

The School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics currently has 62
members of academic staff (53FT and 9PT) working across the fields of
Creative Writing, English Literature and Language and Linguistics. 16
Research Associates and Fellows and 9 Professional Services colleagues work
with us and, together with our 750 undergraduates, over 100 taught
postgraduates and a similar number of research students, we form a thriving
and highly motivated intellectual community, dedicated to excellence and
innovation in research and teaching. Over 80% of our research was deemed
‘worldleading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the 2014 Research
Assessment Exercise and our teaching was rated as ‘excellent’ in the last
QAA audit. It has exceptional research strengths in Medieval and Early
Modern Literature
and Theatre
and Performance
providing a supportive research and teaching environment for the person
appointed to this role.

The School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics actively
encourages applications from Black and minority ethnic candidates.  All
applicants should feel free to communicate to the selection panel
circumstances that have had an impact on their career path, including those
related to Covid-19 restrictions. Newcastle University is committed to
developing a fully inclusive global University community in which staff and
students from all sectors of society can thrive equally. See the
University’s institutional EDI strategy here:

The School of English is committed to offering mentorship to Early Career
Researchers while in post, both by supporting them to achieve a teaching
qualification (e.g. HEA membership) and by helping them to develop their
research portfolio.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Professor Jo Robinson,
Head of School ([log in to unmask]) or to Professor Neelam Srivastava,
Subject Head of Literature ([log in to unmask]).

Key Accountabilities

   - Co-teach a Stage 3 undergraduate module on “Stagecraft:  Sex,
   Subversion, and Salvation in Early Drama”, including facilitating
   performance-based workshops
   - Take responsibility for the role of Module Leader of Introduction to
   Literary Studies 2 (Stage 1 undergraduate module)
   - Design and deliver high quality teaching and learning materials and
   activities to undergraduate students in Early Modern Drama
   - Work collaboratively with colleagues in the School and across the
   - Undertake administrative duties as required by the Head of School
   - Provide pastoral support and mentoring for students
   - Contribute to the planning, design and development of modules and
   programmes to improve teaching across the School/Institute and Faculty
   - Integrate scholarship, research and/or professional activities with
   teaching and supporting learning, as appropriate

The Person (Essential)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

   - Extensive teaching and learning experience at undergraduate level in
   Early Modern Drama with an expertise in performance-based teaching
   - Capacity and willingness to work as part of a team and mentor
   Postgraduate/Early-Career Teaching Assistants
   - Ability to communicate complex information clearly, and to engage the
   interest and enthusiasm of students and inspire them to learn
   - Evidence of research outputs in the field that are commensurate with
   career stage
   - Capacity and willingness to contribute to teaching, supervision and
   administrative work in the School
   - Experience of and willingness to deliver pastoral support of students
   at all levels
   - A commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in teaching and


   - Experience of teaching and research in Medieval Drama

Attributes and Behaviour

   - Demonstrable willingness to work collaboratively with Academic and
   Professional Services colleagues
   - Ability to promote and ensure excellent relationships with students


   - PhD in hand in Early Modern Drama
   - A teaching qualification (Higher Education Academy Fellowship or
   equivalent) or the expectation of completing a teaching qualification while
   in post - desirable

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global
University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from
all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support
and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities
they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and
encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity,
religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender
identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as
well as being open to flexible working practices.

The University holds a silver *Athena SWAN
<>* award in recognition of our
good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The
University also holds the *HR Excellence in Research
<>*award for
our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a
member of the *Euraxess <>* initiative
supporting researchers in Europe.

We understand how important the full employment package is to our
colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a
great range of benefits and discounts for all.  You can learn more about
what is available here on our Benefits Website page

Requisition ID: 12238