Lecturer, Creative Writing

Perth, Australia
27 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent

School of Humanities - Department of English and Literary Studies

  • 1 x  Level A, 10 month fixed-term appointment available as full-time or potential part-time
  • 1 x Level B ongoing full-time appointment
  • Salary: Level A: $70,936 – $95,464 per annum plus superannuation; Level B: $100,375 - $118,776

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About us

The School of Humanities provides a very rich intellectual environment with over 3500 students studying undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a broad range of disciplines in the humanities, cultural and social sciences, languages and music. As well as undergraduate and postgraduate programs, the School supports an active research program.

The Creative Writing program is offered as part of the discipline of English and Literary Studies (ELS), within the School of Humanities. ELS is a rich and diverse group that teaches and researches in fields of literary studies, cultural studies, gender studies and creative writing. For more information about ELS please visit, the English and Literary Studies webpage.

The Creative Writing program at The University of Western Australia commenced in 1994 and has forged a reputation as a vibrant and rigorous environment for writing pedagogy and creative research. The successful applicants will contribute to this program and help develop its undergraduate units. The successful Level B applicant will be expected to work with current staff to develop working with current staff to develop opportunities for future offerings, including Masters programs, as well as participate in supervision at Honours, Masters and Doctoral level.

About the opportunity

As the Level A or Level B appointee you will teach into the Creative Writing program as well continue to write and publish creatively as part of the research expectations of the University. You will also be expected to teach into the broader English and Literary Studies program. You may be required to supervise Honours and postgraduate projects.

The Creative Writing program is directly connected to Westerly Magazine, published from within the Faculty. As part of the Level B workload, it is expected that the appointee will contribute to the editing, publishing and management of Westerly, as well as working to maintain and foster connections between it and the teaching of Creative Writing.

About the roles

Full details of the key responsibilities and selection criteria for the Level A and Level B positions are outlined in the position descriptions.

Please note: When submitting your application you will be asked to indicate whether you wish to be considered for the Level A 10 month fixed-term appointment (full-time or part-time), or the full-time ongoing Level B appointment, or both.

In preparing your application, you are asked to submit a cover letter, address the selection criteria in the position description and upload your CV along with copies of your education certificates.

Closing date: Friday, 11 December 2020

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.