University College Cork

Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies

Phone: 0214902364
Contact Address: Western Road Cork
Closing Date: 06/06/2012

The School of English at UCC wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies, from 1 September 2012.


The School seeks a scholar and critic with a primary research focus on Shakespeare studies. The successful applicant will have a doctorate, an established research profile in the field, and the capacity to bring dynamic development to the School’s teaching and research on Shakespeare at all levels. S/he will have strong and varied experience in university teaching, and will be able to teach and supervise more broadly in early modern literature and culture. The School does not seek at this time to appoint a drama-in-performance specialist. The appointee will contribute to the School's undergraduate and postgraduate work by convening and sharing lecture-modules, teaching seminar groups, and supervising MA and PhD students on Shakespeare and related topics. A strong contribution to the research culture of the School will be expected. A record of applications for external research funding, commensurate with the experience of the applicant, will be an advantage, as will the capacity and willingness to network and co-develop collaborative research projects.


Candidates with a serious interest in one or more of the following may gain an advantage:


  • The reception of Shakespeare in later literature and culture, including film and other media
  • Shakespeare and theory (e.g. psychoanalysis, new historicism, post-structuralism, feminism)
  • Ethnicities and/or sexualities in Shakespeare studies
  • Digital-humanities approaches in Shakespeare and early-modern studies
  • Shakespeare and the printed book


For information about the School of English, please see For informal discussion about the post, contact Professor Patricia Coughlan at For a full list of duties and selection criteria please see the particulars of post on


Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 6th June 2012


Salary Scale: €31,821 – €51,270, Lectureship Below the Bar Salary Scale


Application forms must be completed and are available, together with full details, from   or Department of Human Resources, University College, Cork, Ireland.  Email:  / Tel: +353 21 4903603 /  Fax: +353 21 4271568

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

University College Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer



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