Professor / Full Professor of Creative Writing

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
13 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
12 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

UCD College of Arts and Humanities
UCD School of English, Drama and Film

Professor / Full Professor of Creative Writing
Permanent Post – Up to and including full Professor

Ref: 009234

Applicants are invited for a permanent appointment as Professor / Full Professor of Creative Writing, UCD School of English Drama and Film.

The UCD School of English, Drama and Film runs a highly successful and prestigious creative writing programme (MA and MFA) and seeks to appoint a new Senior Academic to develop and expand our provision of high quality, innovative and imaginative modules and programmes for the years ahead, including the development of an undergraduate degree pathway.  The successful candidate will be an established, practising writer (this can be in any area – but we are particularly keen to receive applications from poets, writers of genre fiction, or screenplays) and must have extensive experience of, and demonstrated effectiveness in, teaching, and have experience of, and interest in, curriculum design and development in the area of creative writing.   S/he will also have strong links and connections with the larger creative community, nationally and internationally, as well as excellent administrative, interpersonal and organisational skills.  The School is looking for an individual who can situate the teaching and development of creative writing within a university context, draw from the wide-ranging academic interests within the School and provide dynamic and innovative leadership to a rapidly growing area.

Note:  It is envisaged an appointee will commence in post on 1 September 2017.

Salary Scales
Professor Salary Scale:  €80,651 to €106,656 per annum
Full Professor Salary Scale:  €110,060 to €139,501 per annum

Appointment will be made on the appropriate scale and point on scale in accordance with UCD’s Policies and the Department of Finance guidelines.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website:
Closing date: 17.00hrs (Local Irish Time) on Friday 12th May 2017

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified.   Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.