Poet in Residence (Associate Teaching Fellow)

University of Surrey - School of English and Languages

The University of Surrey is delighted to announce a renewal of the Surrey Poetry Fellowship, as part of the institution’s longstanding commitment to establishing Guildford as a centre for the creation, performance, publication and study of poetry.

This year’s poet in residence will build upon the achievements of teacher of poetry, Morag Morris, and the work of previous Surrey Poetry Fellows, Amy De’Ath, Sophie Robinson, Stephen Mooney, Jessica Pujol, Nicholas Johnson, Prudence Chamberlain and Jow Lindsay-Walton.

The poet-in-residence will need to be present to teach five or six regular poetry workshops to students and possibly other members of the university.

He or she will also participate in other projects within the School, including playing a key role in organizing a poetry event as part of the School’s calendar of literary activities. For more information, go to http://www.surrey.ac.uk/englishandlanguages/literature_events/index.htm

The postholder’s first objective will be to write poetry which engages with the research culture in the department, particularly in the field of contemporary and innovative literature. See http://www.surrey.ac.uk/englishandlanguages/research/index.htm

An honours postgraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification is required. A postgraduate qualification/teaching qualification would also be desirable. Teaching experience and event management experience is essential. Good organisational and IT skills are necessary as well as the ability to work independently.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Stephen Mooney, s.mooney@surrey.ac.uk

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

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