Professor/Reader in Children’s Literature at Newcastle University

Vacancy Title: G690 – Professor/Reader in Children’s Literature
Location: Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
G690 – Professor/Reader in Children’s Literature
Closing date: 3 March 2016

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to contribute to the leadership of Children’s Literature studies in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics. The appointed candidate will help us build on our extremely strong performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF) by delivering research, and teaching, of the very highest quality. The post is open to specialists in any area of Children’s Literature in English, without regard to period, region or approach.

An established record of internationally-significant publications, and convincing plans for further high-quality outputs and projects able to attract substantial external funding, are essential. Equally important are the ability and commitment to add to our reputation for public-facing research and societal impact, and in particular to reinforce our established, highly successful partnership with Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books (

The qualities required to deliver excellent teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels are central to the position, as are the experience and leadership abilities to make a significant contribution to the culture and management of the School.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to either Dr James Annesley, Head of School (tel: +44 (0)191 208 6617) or Professor Matthew Grenby, (tel: +44 (0)191 208 6182).

View the vacancy online.