Professor / Associate Professor in Creative Writing

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
03 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Northumbria University seeks to appoint a full-time Associate Prof/Prof in Creative Writing. We seek to appoint a candidate with an excellent research portfolio in practice-based work in any field of Creative Writing, who will make a strong contribution to our submission to REF 2021, and who has strong experience of teaching Creative Writing at all levels to postgraduate. 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 including New Writing North. Our Department brings together 80 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, our Creative Writing MA and our PhD programme 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.

As a senior Academic colleague, you will assist the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to maintain, enhance and improve the University’s national and international reputation in your academic field. You must demonstrate continuing academic attainment and achievement and provide academic leadership (of your subject and associated colleagues), through active contribution to your discipline and to the life and work of the Faculty and the wider University. This will include contributing to significant change within practice, the discipline, profession and/or community at regional, national and international level.

To be successful in this role you will have externally recognised research outputs of a quality that are internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and demonstrable success in securing research funding. You should also demonstrate academic leadership experience and strong standing with external bodies and networks in your field.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Julian Wright, Head of Department

To apply for this vacancy please click ‘Apply Now’, and submit a covering letter, CV including research / education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 5) up to a maximum of 5, since 1 January 2014.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter / practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Please note this vacancy will close on 03/11/2019