Teaching Specialist in Creative Writing

Melbourne, Australia
16 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Culture and Communication
Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 9.5% superannuation

The Teaching Specialist will be a committed and engaging educator, with proven ability to teach subjects in Creative Writing at undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful applicant will contribute to teaching excellence within Creative Writing, including syllabus development, coordination of subjects, preparation and conduct of lectures and tutorials, design and marking of related assessment, leading casual academic tutors and consultations with students.

The successful applicant will have an appreciation of the discipline’s subject matter, methodologies, and emerging directions. We particularly welcome applications from people qualified to teach creative non-fiction, life writing and/or poetry.

The Creative Writing program teaches a major in the Bachelor of Arts, with subjects focused on writing various genres, including fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, screenwriting and writing for performance. Our successful graduate coursework degree, the Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing, also offers cross-genre subjects on key issues in contemporary writing practice and the literary landscape. Our academics produce creative and critical research, which is rated at world standard, and they engage with the community through participation in festivals and events, judging of awards, and partnerships with publishers and cultural institutions.

The School of Culture and Communication is a thriving research hub for critical thinking in the humanities. This agenda is led by world-leading scholars whose fields of research include literary and cultural studies, art history, cinema and performance, media and communication and Australian Indigenous studies.

The School is also host to a range of funded research concentrations, such as the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, the Australian Centre, the Centre for Advancing Journalism, and the Research Unit in Public Cultures More broadly, our academics publish, speak and blog on topics as diverse as romanticism, poetry, Asian popular culture, digital media, climate change, network societies, gender and sexuality, racism, cosmopolitanism, and contemporary arts.

One of the largest Schools in the Faculty of Arts, we contribute exciting majors and subjects to the Bachelor of Arts, as well as offering unique Masters level courses that lead towards professional vocations in publishing, writing, museums and galleries, other arts and media institutions.

Our extensive doctoral program includes coursework, as well as many opportunities to participate in reading groups, seminars, conferences and other events that augment the intellectual values of the School. Our School considers the public life of the humanities an enduring tradition that enriches contemporary society, and we have many community and industry partnerships through which we engage with a wider audience.

Position Description

Applications close: 15 Nov 2018 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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