Senior Lecturer/Course Coordinator in Writing & Publishing

Falmouth University - School of Writing & Journalism

Salary: £39,324 to £45,562 per annum dependent upon experience plus a Course Co-ordinator allowance of £2,500 per annum.

Permanent, full-time, 35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.

Falmouth University is the number one ranked Arts University in the Sunday Times University Guide, the Complete University Guide and The Guardian University league table.  For more than a hundred years we have been on a journey from School of Art to a modern creative innovation hub.

Our success in the league tables has been built on a reputation for excellence established over decades. Today, it is our unique approach to Higher Education that sets us apart. By responding to the growth of the creative industries, with a course portfolio that is flexible and aligned to the real world, we have increased our student numbers by more than 30% in two years.

Our number one strategic objective for 2020 is to get our graduates great jobs and 97% of our alumni are in work or further study 6 months after they leave us.

The School of Writing & Journalism is at the forefront of its field, delivering innovative and creative industry-focussed undergraduate courses in English, journalism, and creative writing and postgraduate provision in professional writing and writing for script & screen. Our Writers in Residence programme brings award-winning authors such as Emily Barr, Matt Haig, and Lionel Shriver for creative workshops, lectures and events, enabling our students to collaborate with industry experts.

We are seeking a Senior Lecturer/Course Coordinator in Writing & Publishing to support the management and delivery of an outstanding student experience across undergraduate courses in the subject area. You will lead on the development of industry-engaged undergraduate project modules and contribute to teaching across Creative Writing (expertise in prose fiction, non-fiction or writing for children would be an advantage).

The successful candidate will also work closely with the Head of English & Writing to develop partnerships with the publishing sector that deliver learning opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduates across English, Creative Writing and Professional Writing. With current professional connections in publishing or creative agencies, a proven track record of delivering high-quality teaching in HE, excellent organisational skills, and an understanding of Quality Assurance, you will be a highly motivated ‘team player’ with the drive to succeed.

Ideal candidates will possess a PhD and/or a track record of research (practice/or academic) commensurate with career stage. Experience of supervising doctoral candidates to completion would also be an advantage.

If you do not have the right to work in the UK, this appointment will be subject to the University successfully obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship under the UK's Points Based System for migrant workers and to you obtaining Entry Clearance/Leave to Remain.  For further information, see the Home Office website at

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include generous holiday entitlements, pension scheme, childcare vouchers and training and development courses.

Interviews will be held week commencing 19 December 2016.

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