Lecturer in Creative Writing, Prose

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,467 to £51,799 per annum
11 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
08 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Application closing date 08/11/2021
Salary £37,467 to £51,799 per annum
Job category/type Academic

Lecturer in Creative Writing (Prose)

Job description

The School of Arts, English and Languages seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Creative Writing (Prose) for a period of one year (in the first instance). The successful candidate will have a strong track record of publication in creative prose, and ideally will have experience in a range of modes (the short story, the novel, creative non-fiction, etc). The candidate will contribute to teaching on the English with Creative Writing pathway and the MA in Creative Writing and will be an active member of the Seamus Heaney Centre, participating in the Centre’s broad range of public engagement activities. A familiarity with, and willingness to teach, a variety of prose genres is welcome.

As the successful candidate you will have the following:

  • A record of distinguished publications in the field of prose fiction;
  • A track record of publication in prose fiction;
  • Experience of teaching or workshopping creative writing;
  • Ability to contribute to broader management and administrative processes; and
  • High level of analytical capability.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all.  However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University.  Also, protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, including our work in relation to Gender Equality (Athena SWAN), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Workplace Equality Index), Disability and Race (Race Equality Charter) please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity and/or www.qub.ac.uk/qgi

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Informal enquires may be directed to Sam Thompson, at sam.thompson@qub.ac.uk

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