Lecturer in English and Creative Writing

Dundee, Dundee City (GB)
£34,956 to £38,183 pa
01 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in English and Creative Writing
School of Humanities, University of Dundee
Fulltime and permanent
Grade 7 £34,956 to £38,183 pa
Reference: SHUM0022

The School of Humanities is appointing several new posts at Lecturer and Senior Lecturer level to support the development of a distinctive new liberal arts and interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research. This will build new links between the humanities, the arts, and the sciences. If you are ambitious in your research and teaching goals, and if your work transcends traditional disciplinary perspectives, then we would love to hear how you can help us grow and flourish as we seek to make Humanities at Dundee a destination of international renown.

We seek an exceptional individual to join us as a Lecturer in English and Creative Writing within our English and Film Studies group.  We are looking for a published writer who can lecture in English as well as in Creative Writing (poetry, prose, film or comics scriptwriting, drama etc). You will be expected, along with teaching practice-based skills, to contribute to other areas of the English programme, and the School of Humanities, relevant to your expertise.

You will be a dynamic writer with a thorough grounding in the planning and delivery of English courses, along with a clear understanding of Creative Writing pedagogy. You will organise the delivery of writing modules primarily at undergraduate level, but also contribute to our successful MLitt and MFA Programmes.

You will have experience in managing teams and teaching a large student cohort, directing their work from Year One through to Year Four, being able to contribute to all aspects of delivery, assessment and development, and working, too, across other Humanities subjects to create a course of study that is relevant, professionally viable, and intellectually and creatively demanding. One of our School’s key strategies has been to embed critically-informed practice-based research and learning in our teaching and research, and this post has been created to expand these opportunities.

In addition to teaching and administrative duties, you will be expected to undertake excellent research with demonstrable impact.  Pursuit of external grant funding and regularly publishing research papers in top ranked journals are essential, along with a strategy for knowledge exchange. You will also be expected to recruit and supervise research students, and to contribute to the University’s Enterprise, Employability and entrepreneurship agenda.
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Keith Williams at k.b.williams@dundee.ac.uk

Closing date: 29 March 2017.  
Interviews will take place May 2017.

For more information or to apply online please visit our website https://www.dundee.ac.uk/hr/uodrecruitment/jobvacancies/

The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment. We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities and have received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan) which recognises the promotion of gender equality.