Position Available: Lecturer in Children’s Literature at Trinity College, Dublin

by Anna Blanch on June 19, 2010

Below you will find details of a open position for a Lecturer in Children’s Literature at Trinity College Dublin, This position is a 4 year fixed term contract. I look forward to seeing who is appointed.
I also find it interesting that plans are afoot for an MA and Mphil program in Children’s Literature to be developed at Trinity.

Post Title: Lectureship in Children’s Literature
Post Status: 4-year contract
Discipline/Faculty: School of English / Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences
Location: School of English, Main Campus, Trinity College, Dublin.
Lecturer salary scale: Pre-95: €34,386 – €68,548 / €70,748 – €77,517 per annum / Post-95: €36,156-€72,024 / €74,340-€81,465 per annum.
*Appointment will be made at a maximum of the 8th point of the Lecturer salary scale i.e. €48,211 or €50,708 per annum. (Pre ‘95 applies to staff who have been employed in the public sector prior to April 1995 / Post ‘95 applies to existing staff employed in the public sector post April 1995/new entrants to the public sector)
Closing Date: 12 Noon on Friday 9th July 2010

Job Summary
This is a key appointment for the School of English which seeks a scholar with a PhD and a strong research background in any area of Children’s Literature. In addition to key teaching at undergraduate level, the successful candidate will play a central part in designing a proposed Master’s degree course in Children’s Literature.

The acquisition of the Pollard Collection of children’s books by Trinity College Library has created one of the world’s foremost research archives in this area. The School of English plans to establish a Master’s degree in Children’s Literature, and through this to foster a large graduate research culture in this field.

This new post will provide the expertise and time commitment necessary for designing and developing the MPhil in Children’s Literature, whilst the appointee’s particular specialism will be crucial both to the course’s focus, and to ensuring an appropriate general coverage within the course. Design and development of the course proposal for the MPhil in Children’s Literature will be the first priority of the appointee.

At undergraduate level, there is exceptionally heavy demand for teaching in this area.

This post is tenable from 1st September, 2010.
Candidates must apply through e-recruitment on TCD website: www.jobs.tcd.ie

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