Lecturer/Senior in Screen Writing and Creative Practice

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
Apr 11, 2019
End of advertisement period
May 12, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Aberdeen

School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

Lecturer/Senior in Screen Writing and Creative Practice


The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture seeks to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Screen Writing and Creative Practice. With a focus on screenwriting, the post is aimed at further enhancing the School’s profile in the domain of creative practice more broadly, as it looks to develop new teaching and research initiatives across Creative Writing, Film and Visual Culture, and Music. The School fosters a strongly interdisciplinary ethos in teaching and research, reflecting wide-ranging expertise across the humanities and creative arts. 

The successful candidate will undertake research (including practice-led activity) in an area of screenwriting and/or script writing. You will contribute teaching to relevant undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes offered by the School; will develop new courses and programmes as appropriate in collaboration with other colleagues in the School; will undertake supervision of postgraduate research students; will contribute to the work of the School’s research centres, including public engagement and impact-related activities; and will pursue external funding opportunities. Responsibilities will also include administrative roles as agreed with the Undergraduate Programme Co-ordinator in English and the Head of School in Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture.

You will have postgraduate qualifications up to PhD level in an area relevant to the interdisciplinary creative practice requirements of the School, such as creative writing, screenwriting, film studies with practice, or other appropriate discipline. You will have a record of excellent research and publication appropriate for the career stage, a clear plan of research activity for the coming years, including plans for obtaining external research funding and for research impact, and experience of teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level. You will have excellent written and spoken communication skills, and be able to engage with students and promote student learning in a range of ways.

For appointments made at Lecturer level, salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£40,792 - £48,676 per annum) and for appointments made at Senior Lecturer level, salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 salary scale (£51,630 - £58,089 per annum), with placement negotiable according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English.

Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email for further information.

Online application forms are available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 May 2019

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact
Professor Ed Welch, Head of School/Section
01224 272152

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Welch

Please quote reference number LAN088A on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.