Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Prose & Poetry

Liverpool John Moores University - The Creative Writing Department

The Liverpool Screen School seeks a highly motivated individual with expertise and experience in writing, publishing and teaching both Prose and Poetry to join the Creative Writing team.

The Creative Writing department sits in the Liverpool Screen School, which in turn forms part of LJMU's Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies. The school offers undergraduate programmes in Creative Writing, Drama, Film Studies, Journalism and Media Production, together with postgraduate courses in Writing, Screenwriting and International Journalism. The School prides itself on having developed a warm and friendly environment with a strong commitment to nurturing and supporting creativity, whilst offering first-class student support and excellent learning resources.

The Creative Writing team currently comprises eleven members of staff with backgrounds in writing for stage, radio, screen, fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. The department delivers the BA (Hons) Creative Writing degree www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduates/2017/creative-writing, three joint honours programmes, and two Masters programmes.

Creative Writing is well-established with a growing research profile and is enhancing its strategic priorities in postgraduate provision, internationalisation, public engagement and enterprise activity.  Reporting to the Programme Leader, the Senior Lecturer appointed will contribute to these developments, whilst also undertaking teaching and administrative duties across the Creative Writing portfolio.

Liverpool is a city with a long and rich tradition of literature, and is an excellent base to compose and teach Creative Writing. The city boasts a vibrant culture and LJMU is proud of its many connections with local media and arts organisations, including The Everyman and Playhouse, The Unity Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre, The Liverpool Philharmonic, The Liverpool Tate, Lime Pictures, Liverpool Film Office, ITV and the BBC.

Informal enquiries may be made to Sarah Maclennan, Programme Leader, Creative Writing at the Liverpool Screen School (0151)231 4721, email: s.a.maclennan@ljmu.ac.uk

LJMU is committed to achieving equality of opportunity.

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