Lecturer in Creative Writing (Fiction)

Egham, Surrey
£42,126 to £49,856 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
14 May 2018
End of advertisement period
27 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the post of part-time Lecturer in Creative Writing in the Department of English.

The successful candidate will join a team of prize-winning writers in the department: Jo Shapcott, Lavnia Greenlaw, Susanna Jones, Douglas Cowie, Benjamin Markovits, Redell Olsen, Adam Roberts, Nikita Lalwani, Prudence Bussey-Chamberlain, and Nick Pierpan. Royal Holloway is consistently in the top 10 of UK Universities for Creative Writing, 5th in the most recent Complete University Guide table. The new appointee will be one of two new appointments to join at an exciting time of investment and expansion in Creative Writing at both our Egham and Bedford Square locations.

You will have an international profile as a writer, a strong publication record and successful experience of teaching at University level. You will have demonstrated the ability to work with others in teaching and/or administration.

The successful candidate may be asked to teach at BA and/or MA level. The appointee will be expected to publish and to teach in the area of fiction; to foster the work of students seeking publication; and to supervise research students in Creative Writing. An ability to teach poetry and/or poetic practice, and to contribute to the teaching of the English literature syllabus more broadly may be an advantage. The appointee will have a strong sense of citizenship and a commitment to furthering the collective success of the English department.

This is a half-time, permanent post, available from September 2018. This post may be split across the College’s main site at Egham (where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London), and at the College’s central London building in Bedford Square WC1, where our highly successful MA in Creative Writing is based.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Juliet John at (Tel: 01784 443218).

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

The College cannot apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post. Candidates applying for this position need to have their own permission to work in the UK based on UK Visa and Immigration requirements.

Please quote the reference: 0518-182

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 27th May 2018

Interview Date: Tuesday 26th June 2018