Lecturer in Middle English Language and Literature (0.8 FTE)

Salary Not specified
Jun 11, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

Lecturer in Middle English Language and Literature (0.8 FTE)

Vacancy number 221374


Job description

The Chair of Medieval English Literature and Culture invites applications for a Lectureship in Middle English Language and Literature (0.8 FTE, fixed-term for 1 year)

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and co-teach a number of courses from our Old and Middle English offering at undergraduate level. (For North American applicants: the teaching will amount to the equivalent of a 2-3 load per annum.) These courses have existing syllabi and, in a number of cases, outlines of individual classes, but the successful candidates may modify the course contents depending on their interests. The post holder will be required to teach classes in person throughout the academic year, though some courses will be taught in a hybrid online and physical environment. English is the only language of instruction in the Department.

The normal duties of teaching administration are limited to planning and assessing student work and to holding an office hour each week.

For a copy of the Further Particulars or if you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact the Chair of Medieval English Literature and Culture, Prof. Sebastian Sobecki, email: s.i.sobecki@rug.nl


The successful candidate will:

  • have a PhD in medieval English literature
    ● be able to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in the area of medieval English literature
    ● be able to place medieval English literature written in Latin, French, and Old and Middle English in its cultural context
    ● have a proven record of research activity and/or publications in medieval English literature commensurate with their career level
    ● demonstrate a high level of competence in early and later forms of the Middle English language
    ● demonstrate excellence in transferring high-level and current research to the classroom
    ● have experience teaching medieval English language and literature at university level.


Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen enjoys an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative institution of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Flexible study programmes and academic career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 36,000 students and researchers alike to develop their own individual talents. As one of the best research universities in Europe, the University of Groningen has joined forces with other top universities and networks worldwide to become a truly global centre of knowledge.

The Faculty of Arts is built on a long-standing tradition of four centuries. Our mission is to be a top-ranking faculty with both an excellent education and world-quality research, with a strong international orientation, firmly rooted in the North of The Netherlands. We build and share knowledge benefits to society. We work at a modern, broad and international institution, educating over 5,000 Dutch and international students to become forward-looking, articulate and independent academics. We are a team of hardworking and diverse group of 700 staff members.

Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

  • a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 33,480 | £ 26,000 | $ 37,350 (salary scale 10) to a maximum of € 52,824 | £ 41,000 | $ 59,000 (salary scale 10)* gross per year for a full-time position
  • 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. Values in £ and $ by approximation
  • an appointment on a fixed-term basis of twelve months from 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022.

Starting date: 1 September 2021


Applications should consist:

  • a letter of motivation
  • a CV including an overview of previous teaching
  • a statement on your approach to teaching
  • student evaluations of previously taught courses (if available).

Please ask two referees to send their letters of recommendation to s.i.sobecki@rug.nl by the deadline. Both referees should be able to comment on your teaching experience.

You can submit your application until 20 June 11:59pm / before 21 June 2021 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form, please: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/job-opportunities/?reply=00347-02S0008GCP

Interviews will be held online in early July.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, women are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/sollicitatiecode/ and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


For information you can contact:

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

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