Lecturer in Creative Writing

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£42,155 - £51,805 per annum pro rata
27 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Part Time

Job title: Lecturer in Creative Writing - Permanent, Part Time (21 hours 0.6 FTE)

Job reference: 0000018667

Date posted: 27/01/2023

Application closing date: 26/02/2023

Salary: £42,155 - £51,805 per annum pro rata (Grade 6)

Package: Excellent Benefits Package

Contractual hours: 21

Basis: Part Time

Job description

Our award-winning School of Arts & Creative Industries (SACI) hosts a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and plays an active part in the creative industries across Scotland.

We are widely recognised for our expertise and excellence in creative practice, enhanced by extensive international collaboration, providing both staff and students with the opportunity to work and study worldwide.

Our ambition is to be in the top ten for creative industries among UK Higher Education Institutions.

As such, we are expanding our acclaimed suite of Creative Writing programmes by recruiting a Lecturer in Creative Writing with commercial genre specialisms, to join the team at our Merchiston Campus on a part-time basis (21 hours per week).  

The Role:

In this post, you will have the opportunity to work with our dedicated Creative Writing team to design and deliver high quality, student-centred teaching and learning that reflects our focus on career development for emerging writers of commercial genres.

You will be in an excellent position to use your skills and experience to take responsibility for developing our existing teaching and research specialisms to further enhance the student experience and the University’s reputation from a global perspective.

The role will be primarily focused on teaching postgraduate Creative Writing students and will give you the opportunity to collaborate with a number of stakeholders, utilising your ability for cross-disciplinary working and general commitment to collaboration across the University and beyond.

What we will need from you:

We are looking for someone ambitious and enthusiastic, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team supporting others.

You will also need:

  • Postgraduate or Undergraduate degree, demonstrable subject expertise in the area along with relevant practice experience in the field
  • A professional publication record of recent, relevant commercial genre fiction
  • Relevant teaching experience and evidence of a professional academic profile alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional development
  • A scholarly interest in developing innovative narrative practice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A Masters-level or higher qualification in a relevant discipline

For a full job description and comprehensive list of duties, please click here.

Benefits we offer:

Edinburgh Napier University is a forward-thinking institution, home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around us. Join us and you will find that we offer support and recognition wherever due, as well as fantastic benefits such as an attractive pension with employer contributions of 23% and 46 days holiday (pro-rated accordingly).

There are professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more information about our wide range of benefits, click here.

Additional information:

Salary: £42,155 - £51,805 per annum (Grade 6), (based on 35-hour week and pro-rated accordingly)

Hours: Part-time - 21 hours per week (0.6 FTE) 

The closing date for this position is 11.59pm on 26th February 2023. Interviews will be held on week commencing 13th March 2023. 

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. Please see here for more information.

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