Lecturer in Comparative Literature, University of St Andrews

Closes: 8th March 2023

Start: 1 August 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter

The School of Modern Languages invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Comparative Literature. You will be a scholar with a growing international research reputation in comparative literature, as well as a commitment to delivering high quality teaching. Ideally, your comparative research will include expertise in studies relating to at least one of the eight languages taught in the School (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Persian, Russian, and Spanish). The successful candidate will be expected to have a range of interests, to be active in research publication that strengthens or complements those in the School and to be capable of teaching the subject to undergraduate and taught postgraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds.

Candidates should hold a PhD in a cognate discipline. Excellent teaching skills and an interest in promoting knowledge exchange are essential. You should also have some familiarity with grant seeking processes in relation to research councils and other sources.

Informal enquiries may be directed to either the Head of Comparative Literature, Dr Katie Jones ( or the Head of School, Professor Nicki Hitchcott (

Applications are particularly welcome from people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community and from people with protected characteristics who are under-represented in academic posts at the University.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience.  We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online:

Please quote ref: AC2344MR

Closing Date: 8 March 2023

Further Particulars: AC2344MR FPs.docx