Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Job Announcement: Professor/Reader in Children’s Literature, University of Roehampton, London

Closing Date: March 2nd, 2014
Person of Contact: Laura Peters, Head of Dept. 
NCRCL website
Outline of the Post

Applications are invited for a full-time, without-term Professor/Reader in Children’s Literature. We are particularly looking for applicants with research and teaching interests in reading, memory, oral history, and/or writing for children, complementary to those of staff in the National Centre for Children’s Literature (NCRCL) and in English literature more broadly. Roehampton has a growing international reputation for its work in both memory and reading.

The department is home of the AHRC-funded Memory Network, the AHRC-funded Memories of Fiction: An Oral History of Readers’ Life Stories, Prison Reading Groups and the award-winning NCRCL. We are seeking applications from highly motivated candidates who will be research leaders in their area with a track record of world class research, external research funding success, and collaborative external partnerships.

The post entails:
  • carrying out and publishing, or producing in alternative format world-class or internationally excellent research
  • contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including the supervision of research students
  • actively engaging with external research-related organisations
  • carrying out research-related enterprise activities where appropriate
  • contributing to curriculum development
  • applying for substantial external research grants
  • providing research leadership (Professor) or contributing to research leadership (Reader)
  • actively engaging with external research-related organisations
  • representing and promoting the research of the Department or School in the University, national and international context
  • providing research mentoring for colleagues
  • contributing to administrative, managerial and committee work within the department and university, particularly in relation to research
  • contributing to quality assurance and enhancement of all activities
  • undertaking any other appropriate duties as requested by the Head of Department/School

Outline of the Person

The successful candidate will have:
  • a PhD or professional doctorate in an appropriate subject area
  • an extensive (Professor) or substantial (Reader) record of research and publication or other research outputs of world-class or internationally excellent quality;
  • experience of teaching at university level
  • a broad understanding of relevant fields and knowledge of current developments
  • a commitment to providing learning and teaching that is research-led or research-informed
  • research plans or other evidence of a vibrant and sustainable research trajectory at the forefront of the field
  • experience of applying successfully for external research funding
  • experience of (Professor) or potential for (Reader) research leadership
  • the ability to plan and deliver high quality and supportive teaching and to foster skills and confidence in a diverse range of students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • commitment to providing high-quality academic and personal support to students
  • the experience and/or potential to contribute to developments in learning and teaching, including existing and new programmes
  • experience of supervision of doctoral students to successful completion
  • a willingness to undertake continuing professional development and training as appropriate
  • the ability to work both independently and as a collegial team member
  • excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills

In addition, the successful candidate may have:
  • the experience and/or potential to deliver or contribute to substantial impact of their research outside academia
  • the experience and/or potential for substantial research-related or other enterprise activity
  • experience of major external professional research engagement and networking
  • substantial professional experience in areas relevant to the work of the department
  • membership and experience of leadership of relevant professional bodies or organisations

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