Lecturer in English and Creative Writing

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£35,210 - £39,609 (pro-rata)
15 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
13 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Northumbria University seeks to appoint a two-year fixed-term lecturer in English and Creative Writing, on a part-time basis, from September 2019. We are looking for a candidate with an excellent research portfolio who can teach script writing or other aspects of Creative Writing. The appointee will work within the wider English and Creative Writing group in the Humanities Department.

The Humanities Department is focused strongly on excellence in research and teaching. We have a commitment to outward-facing work, as reflected in community engagement and knowledge exchange with different partners. Our Department brings together 65 academic staff and 800 students in American Studies, History, English Literature, English Language and Creative Writing. Undergraduate students in American Studies, History and English come to us with the highest average entry qualifications for these subjects across the modern university sector. Our Literature and Creative Writing undergraduate degree and our MA and PhD programmes in Creative Writing are well established. 

The English and Creative Writing group develops its research within a vibrant interdisciplinary context that is underpinned by the Institute for the Humanities, working on important themes such as medical humanities, environmental humanities, activism, mobility and diaspora, American Studies, identity and heritage, creative, practice-led research, and gender and sexuality. The appointee will have excellent teaching experience and a strong emerging track record in research, including a strong submission for REF2021. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Michael Green, Professor of Creative Writing:  

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers. 

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