Lecturer in Creative Writing

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Thursday, 13 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 10 September 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you a writer with proven ability to carry out teaching and research in higher education? Do you have an excellent publication record of creative writing (poetry, prose and/or drama)? Do you have proven success obtaining funding and the vision and drive to tackle new challenges? Are you passionate about delivering world leading research and an exceptional student experience?

You will engage with the School’s culture of interdisciplinary research and research-led teaching. You will be a successful creative practitioner with a developing national or international profile. You will have already achieved significant public success and be able to demonstrate the potential to be internationally outstanding in your field.

You will contribute to building upon our strengths in Creative Writing in the School of English. The creative writing team in the School currently includes Simon Armitage as Professor of Poetry; Professor of Romantic Literature and poet John Whale; poet and BA English with Creative Writing Programme Leader Dr Kimberly Campanello; writer Karina Lickorish Quinn as Teaching Fellow; poet Zaffar Kunial as Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow (a position previously held by Vahni Caplideo, Helen Mort and Malika Booker), and Leverhulme Fellow and poet Rachel Bower. Our alumni and former staff include J. R. R. Tolkien, Geoffrey Hill, and founding figures of African national literatures Wole Soyinka and Ngugi wa Thiong’o.

Our BA English Literature with Creative Writing degree began in 2018 and a Masters in Creative Writing with Critical Life was launched in 2017. We also supervise practice-led PhDs.

The Leeds University Poetry Centre is based in the School and regularly welcomes guest readings from established and emerging poets. The School is home to two internationally-respected journals which feature creative writing: Stand magazine and Moving Worlds (creative writing and critical articles). New writing by students on the BA English Literature with Creative Writing programme also features in the annual Tenter Hook anthology produced in the School.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Andrew Warnes, Head of School (interim)

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4752, email:

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute: School of English
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time: 100%
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Closing Date: Thursday 10 September 2020
Reference: AHCEN1043
Downloads: Candidate Brief