Lecturer in Creative Writing (Prose)

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£38,592 - £53,353 per annum (pro rata)
04 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Description

The School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Lecturer in Creative Writing (Prose). 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.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have: 

  • Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD or an equivalent record of professionally published work
  • A track record of publication in creative prose
  • Experience of teaching or workshopping creative writing.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.  For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, please click on the Candidate Information link below.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit:  www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Sam Thompson at sam.thompson@qub.ac.uk

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