Poet in Residence, Associate Teaching Fellow

Surrey, United Kingdom
£33.78 per hour
24 May 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term


Location: Guildford
Salary: £33.78 per hour
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 07 June 2022
Reference: 033822

The University of Surrey is delighted to announce a renewal of the Surrey Poetry Fellowship, as part of the institution’s longstanding commitment to establishing Guildford as a centre for the creation, performance, publication and study of poetry.

This year’s poet in residence will build upon the legacy of the university’s first teacher of poetry, Morag Morris, and the work of previous Surrey Poetry Fellows, Amy De’Ath, Sophie Robinson, Stephen Mooney, Jessica Pujol, Nicholas Johnson, Prudence Chamberlain, Jow Lindsay-Walton, James Davies, Verity Spott, Robert Kiely and Karenjit Sandhu.

The Poet in Residence will play a key role in organising the Surrey Poetry Festival, will organise five or six regular poetry workshops for students and possibly other members of the university and beyond, will introduce the guest speaker at the Morag Morris Poetry Lecture, and may participate in other projects within the School. The postholder’s first objective, however, will be to write poetry which engages with the research culture in the department, particularly in the field of contemporary and innovative literature. See

The Poet in Residence will also teach on and convene the 1st Year Understanding Poetry module offered by the School of Literature and Languages.

The current expectation is that the post-holder will need to be present on campus to deliver the poetry workshops (five to six spread across both semesters) as well as to teach classes on the Understanding Poetry module on one or two mornings or afternoons per week over Semester Two (February to May 2023), as well as convening the module (this will involve responding to student queries about the module via email in a timely fashion and having a regular online office hour for student consultations). The teaching semester is 12 weeks long.

Overall, this part-time post will amount to appx 65-70 hours for poet in Residence work, plus module teaching hours over the course of the academic year.

An honours postgraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification is required. A postgraduate qualification/teaching qualification would also be desirable. Teaching experience and event management experience is essential. Good organisational and IT skills are necessary as well as the ability to work independently.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Stephen Mooney,

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday, 7th June 2022

Interviews will take place: Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 10am-2pm slot

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.