Lecturer in Creative Writing

Sydney, Australia
21 Sep 2018
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15 Oct 2018
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Position Description

NYU Sydney is seeking a lecturer to teach Creative Writing to undergraduate students during the NYU semester from February 4 - May 17, 2019. The semester is 15 weeks long including a one-week break from March 18-22.

Class meets once a week on Tuesdays 9am-12pm at our academic centre in The Rocks.

The appointed person will take responsibility for the coordination of the course including preparing the weekly classes as well as setting assignments and grading. Lecturers are paid at competitive casual academic rates aligned with local enterprise agreements. In addition to their teaching duties, they will be paid to attend an induction meeting during the orientation week prior and for periodic meetings and training.

Course Description

Student engage with a diverse range of readings – featuring many Australian authors – and discuss technical elements, literary techniques, and affective poetics to learn how to develop writing craft and explore creativity. They workshop their drafts during the course, learning how to effectively communicate critical feedback and how to be receptive to constructive critique. This takes the form of a discussion in-class and students are required to submit written critical feedback on their classmates’ drafts in an online forum. They also complete weekly ‘microfiction’ homework exercises based upon images they take or find, and participate in in-class exercises to refine their writing practice. Students are encouraged to consider the intersectional environments (natural, urban, cultural, historical etc.) that they interact with and within, and how their sensibilities differ living away from home to contemplate how a sense of place and identity can be conveyed through writing.

Please review the sample syllabus for more details about the course.


Applicants must be based in Sydney, have a Masters or Doctorate in Creative Writing and experience teaching university students in this field.

About NYU and NYU Sydney

New York University sends more students to study abroad than any other U.S. college or university with courses and programs offered at 14 academic centres on six continents. Since opening in 2012, NYU Sydney has run an undergraduate study away program of exceptional quality with teaching strengths across the curriculum.  Our lecturers, drawn from local universities, have a strong track record in teaching and research. To learn more about NYU Sydney, visit our website: https://www.nyu.edu/sydney.html

Application Instructions

All applications must be made online through Interfolio ByCommittee at apply.interfolio.com/54951. If you are new to using Interfolio Faculty Search you may find the following guide useful: Job Applicant's Guide to Interfolio Faculty Search.

Applications must include a CV and a letter of interest. 

Applications close 11.59pm Monday October 15 2018.

Please direct any questions to Megan Carrigy, Associate Director for Academic Programs at NYU Sydney via email: megan.carrigy@nyu.edu