Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Toolkit for Inclusion and Diversity in English Studies (TIDE)
London Senate House

Job reference: 001624

Location: London Senate House

Closing date: 16/04/2020

Salary: Starting from £36,452 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: School of Advanced Study

Sub-Department: Institute of English Studies (IES) - academic

Hours per week: 35

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for the Toolkit for Inclusion and Diversity in English Studies (TIDE). This post is funded by the University of London’s Convocation Trust. The position is a fixed-term one-year fellowship, and is expected to commence by June 2020. Part-time applications are also welcomed. The Fellow will join the Institute of English Studies to recover neglected or overlooked accounts of inclusion and diversity from the history of IES staff members and Fellows that will enable the Institute to tell different stories about its own past. The Fellowship will also include documenting and promoting examples of best practices for diversity and inclusion in teaching and research, and collaboration with IES partners, University English and the English Association.


This is a one year fixed term, full time appointment (part time applications will also be welcomed).


How to Apply


Applicants should submit (amalgamated in one document):


  • CV (including names of two referees)
  • Cover letter (detailing how the applicant’s track record prepares them for the role and what their research goals would be within the scope of the project)
  • Writing sample of up to 5,000 words


Applications close midnight Thursday 16 April 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 27 April 2020.


Interviews will take place on Wednesday 6 May.


If you would like to discuss the post informally, or have questions about the application process, contact Professor Clare Lees (  


The Institute of English Studies


The Institute of English Studies is one of nine specialist Institutes in the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Based in Senate House in Bloomsbury, the Institute has dedicated facilities, use of the Senate House Library and special collections, and a considerable research fellowship. It is committed to developing expert research, postgraduate teaching and training in the history of the book, and to becoming a national and international centre for the modern study of English.


Please note that the University of London will be unable to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role. Therefore, successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK for the duration of their employment.


Preferential consideration will be given to the University redeployment pool.

The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications.

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