Lecturer in Creative and Critical Practice

16 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2021
University College Dublin
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

012894 Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Creative and Critical Practice, UCD School of English, Drama and Film, Temporary 4 Year Fixed Term

Applications are invited for a four-year fixed-term appointment as Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Creative and Critical Practice in the School of English, Drama and Film. The successful candidate will work closely with Associate Professor P.J. Mathews and the Creative Futures Academy (UCD, IADT, NCAD) to develop curricular and pedagogic innovations in the interface between creative and critical practice. The post is funded by the HEA Human Capital Initiative (2020-2025), and is intended to augment the delivery of creative education at all stages (including mid-career professional development) in collaboration with sectoral and industry partners.

Applicants must be established creative practitioners (writing, drama, film) with a proven track record of achievement in the creative industries. Essential to the role is the ability to teach courses in both creative and critical practices (literature/drama/film) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in this rapidly developing area in the School. The post will contribute potentially to several areas of the curriculum in the School, including Creative Writing, Drama Studies, English, and Film Studies, as well as engaging in college, university, and cross-institutional initiatives as part of the Creative Futures Academy. Creative practice at UCD is characterised by its strong links to the creative sector / creative industries in Dublin, Ireland and beyond. The successful candidate would be expected to augment and develop these partnerships.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
UCD is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. To that end the university adheres to a range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies. We encourage applicants to consult those policies here . We welcome applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

Salary: €54,848 - €86,235 per annum
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 15th January 2021​

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.
UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below: Contract.pdf