Lecturer in Creative Writing

Adelaide, Australia
$106,403 - $125,917 p.a.
05 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
01 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Details

  • Continuing | Full-Time  
  • Academic Level B | $106,403 - $125,917 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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About the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

At the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences we inspire ground-breaking ways of viewing the world.  Encompassing teaching and research activities in the creative arts, history, archaeology, social sciences, language, literature and culture, the College aim to bring together high profile interdisciplinary and disciplinary projects dedicated to major cultural, environmental, geographical, historical, and social challenges of our time.

About the Role

Flinders University is seeking a Lecturer in Creative Writing to join the talented and successful Creative Arts academic staff in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Working alongside award-winning authors and academics, you will contribute to quality research and to the planning and delivery of topics within the suite of Creative Writing.

The Lecturer will be responsible for the development of teaching materials, delivery of lectures and tutorials, and other innovative teaching and learning strategies. You will also be accountable for:

  • Strengthening existing industry partnerships and exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that can provide improved teaching, learning and research outcomes for the University.
  • Delivering inspiring and innovative teaching informed by pedagogical approaches that enhance the student experience and support students with academic or other challenges impeding their academic progress.
  • Participating and contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research through activities such as quality publications (traditional and non-traditional), and external grant acquisition that aligns with the College areas of research strength and focus.

About You

You will be an experienced and passionate tertiary educator, with professional experience in the creative writing industry and a high-level understanding of how the publishing industry operates. The Lecturer in Creative Writing will have a relevant and strong research track record in popular and genre fiction which includes evidence of quality publications and attraction of competitive grants. Ideally, you will have a significant background as an author in Romance fiction and/or Young Adult/Middle Grade fiction.

To be the successful Lecturer, you will possess:

  • Completion of a PhD in creative writing or related field.
  • Expertise in Romance fiction and/or Young Adult/Middle Grade fiction desirable.
  • Evidence of relevant teaching experience at a tertiary level, ideally including responsibility for topic coordination and/or curriculum design.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment

Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies.

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

How to Apply and Information

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

01 Oct 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.