Lecturer in Creative Writing (Fiction)

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
21 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Lecturer in Creative Writing (Fiction)

School: Humanities – Creative Writing and Journalism
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (
Staff Category    Academic
Reference No    114127
Reports To    Head of School
Grade:    7
Salary Range:    £35,550 per annum (pro rata)    
Contract Type:    Fixed Term (Until 31/7/2021)
FTE:    0.5
Closing Date    Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The School of Humanities, within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, is a community of researchers, teachers, students, and support staff working together on key issues in historical and contemporary culture.  We are seeking to appoint a new part-time (0.5fte) Lecturer in Creative Writing for a fixed term until 31 July 2021, to join our team within the School of Humanities.

We are looking for a talented, organised, creative practitioner with excellent communication skills to join our small team as we launch a taught Masters programme in academic session 2018-19.  The post-holder will contribute to the design, delivery and assessment of a range of teaching, including, prose and other forms of narrative and non-fiction writing, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

Candidates will have a good honours degree and a PhD (or equivalent professional experience) in a relevant discipline and should demonstrate clear research interests consistent with the strategic direction of the School of Humanities. A background in teaching Creative Writing and an excellent publication record, with the ability to contribute to REF 2020 are essential.  Previous experience of curriculum development and a track record of securing external funding are desirable.  

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job as well as a Research Plan outlining your research strategy for the next 5 years. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Beatrice Colin, Senior Lecturer (

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of employment relating to the Academic staff category can be found at: Conditions of Employment.


Formal interviews for this post will be held on Thursday, 29 March 2018.

Equality and Diversity

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.