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Lecturer in Creative Writing (0.5 FTE)

York St John is an ambitious, modern university at the heart of historic York and there has never been a more exciting time to join us.

As one of the fastest growing universities in the U.K over recent years, we have a new strategy for the next decade, emphasising our commitment to widening opportunity through the power of education and contributing our talents to creating a fairer world, and a more prosperous region. We are putting inspirational learning and impactful research at the heart of this strategy, recognising our academic expertise as our greatest asset.

The role

We are currently recruiting for a Lecturer in the Creative Industries for 0.5 of a full-time appointment.

We welcome applications for the post of Lecturer in Creative Writing and the Creative Industries to join the well-established and thriving team in the York Centre for Writing, which sits within the Creative Writing Programme, in the School of Humanities at York St John University. Experience of teaching and working within the field of publishing is essential – the successful applicant will be teaching primarily on our postgraduate MA in Publishing, although there may sometimes be a need to support our undergraduate provision too.

Required skills and experience

Candidates should be able to demonstrate ongoing commitment to practice and research. A PhD in Creative Writing, Literature or a related field is desirable, but applicants with industry experience and academic teaching experience in publishing will be prioritised. We value applicants who can work collegiately as part of our very cohesive team.

Additional information

Please address any queries regarding this role to Dr. Liesl King, Associate Head at [email protected] If you wish to request a reasonable adjustment to the recruitment process there will be the opportunity to do so at application stage, but if you would like to discuss this prior to applying or at any point during the recruitment process please contact [email protected]

We offer a wide range of employee benefits including –

  • Excellent annual leave entitlement, including five discretionary university closure days over the Christmas period
  • Pension scheme
  • Health Cash Plan after one years’ service
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Relocation expenses package for certain roles

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff networks and a multi-faith space to support staff from different background

As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all requests for job share or flexible working arrangements.

Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.

Interviews may take place remotely via Microsoft Teams. Further guidance will be provided to candidates who progress to interview stage.

Lecturer in Creative Writing (Poetry)

The Department of English at the University of Bristol seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Creative Writing (Poetry) who specialises in poetry or poetry and critical practice (Pathway 1, level b). This is an exciting opportunity for a practising poet with experience teaching at University level to join the Department’s small but growing Creative Writing team. This is a part-time (0.5) role.

What will you be doing?

The successful candidate will provide leadership in developing poetry as a creative and critical practice in the Department and attract high-quality students in poetry to the MA and MPhil/PhD Creative Writing programmes. They will contribute to all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and assessment in Creative Writing. The postholder will lead the poetry pathway of the thriving MA in Creative Writing and convene the MA’s core unit Critical Issues in Contemporary Literature. They will work closely with the University’s Bristol Poetry Institute and develop networks with external local, regional, and national partners.

You should apply if

The successful applicant will have a record of publication in poetry with evidence of critical esteem/national recognition and achievement, or evidence of potential, in attracting grant income and disseminating their work outside the academy. They will be an engaging and inspiring teacher of Creative Writing, committed to developing their teaching practice and enthusing and supporting students at all levels. They will have a firm understanding of current developments in the field and of emerging pedagogies and approaches to it as a discipline.

The Department of English combines teaching excellence with a rich and varied research culture. Our key research areas are: Medieval Studies; Early Modern to 1780; Romantics and Victorians; Modern and Contemporary Literature; Global Literatures; Creative Writing. The postholder will help extend the Department’s research and teaching profile in Creative Writing and Contemporary Anglophone Literatures.

We are looking for a colleague who combines a keen interest in the literary with interdisciplinary and/or innovative critical approaches. They will play an active role in the Department of English and the wider School of Humanities within the Faculty of Arts at Bristol. The postholder will have a clear vision for the future of Creative Writing as a discipline, in Bristol and beyond, including as it connects academia with a range of other communities and organisations. We nurture high-quality postgraduate and postdoctoral research and are committed to developing academic staff’s individual and collaborative writing and research activities. Colleagues are proactively supported to make appropriate career progression.

Additional information

For informal queries please contact Dr Samantha Matthews on 01179289819 or [email protected]

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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