Assistant Professors in Creative Writing

Durham University

The role:

One of the UK’s leading departments, English Studies at Durham has long-standing associations with practising writers, Durham Book Festival and a range of international poetry organisation. Our current staff include award-winning poets and biographers. Now we are seeking two part-time Assistant Professors in Creative Writing, to build on our strengths at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

We will look to you to undertake creative writing of the highest quality and international influence, while contributing to teaching, examination and assessment. You will also produce research of global reach and significance. At Durham, you will also enjoy the opportunity to get involved in the activities of University Institutes and Centres, including the Institute of Advanced Study and the Centre for Poetry and Politics.

Youll need:

  • A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in the discipline (either completed, or currently in progress) or an equivalent level of demonstrable skills and experience as a practitioner of creative writing.
  • To be an exceptional creative writer working in any genre or mode.
  • The ability to produce world-class publications, along with a personal writing plan which supports the activities of the department.
  • The confidence to supervise PhD students.
  • To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
  • Experience of delivering high-quality teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups.
  • Confident communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team and the ability engage with students across a variety of forums.

If you haven’t specifically met the above criteria but have recently completed or are concluding your PhD and feel you have the skills needed to do so, then you are invited to apply for the role at grade 7.

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