Professor of Creative Writing

Egham, Surrey
07 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
09 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction)
Part Time (0.5 FTE) Permanent

Salary is in the range £62,030 to £114,692 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Dependent on assessment through the College Professorial Pay Banding Scheme

Applications are invited for the post of Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, replacing Sir Andrew Motion on the College’s highly successful MA in Creative Writing at Bedford Square in Bloomsbury. 

The successful candidate will join a team of prize-winning writers in the department, including Jo Shapcott, Susanna Jones, Nikita Lalwani, Benjamin Markovits, Redell Olsen, Douglas Cowie, and Adam Roberts; with two other appointments pending. 
You will have an international profile as an author and a sustained publication record. You will have demonstrated the ability to work with others in teaching and/or administration. We are likely to have experience of teaching creative writing and a record of public engagement. The essential qualification for this role is educated to PHD level or equivalent. 

The appointee will be expected to provide leadership and teaching in creative writing, with an emphasis on prose fiction. She or he will be expected to publish and to teach in the area; to foster the work of MA students seeking publication; and to supervise research students in creative writing. 

This is a part-time (0.5) and permanent post, available from September 2017.  The post is based in the College’s central London building in Bedford Square WC1.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Tim Armstrong at  or +44 (0)1784 443747.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit

The Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at: or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 276540.

Please quote the reference: 0217-062

Closing Date:  Midnight, 9th April 2017

Interview Date: To be confirmed

The College is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

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