Assistant Professor in Creative Writing

Durham (County) (GB)
10 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
06 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Creative Writing
Durham University
Department Of English Studies

This is a full time fixed term post with a planned end date of 30 September 2018.

The Role

Department of English Studies seeks to appoint an exceptional writer of poetry and/or prose fiction as an Assistant Professor in the broad field of Creative Writing. This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a contribution to the development of the department’s research environment, and teaching and curriculum.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate her/his capacity for creative writing of the highest quality, for teaching creative writing, for the assessment and examination of student work, and for administrative duties. S/he will have a strong record of creative publications commensurate with career stage and with the Department’s internationally excellent profile. S/he will work closely with the Director of the MA programme in Creative Writing, which launched in 2016-17.

This post is to cover the teaching responsibilities of a colleague who will be on research leave in autumn 2017, and to assist the creative writing programme during a period of restructuring. This post is therefore for a fixed term of 12 months and it is not anticipated that the post will be extended beyond this fixed term.

Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by October 2017.

Closes midday on :  06-Sep-2017