Lecturer in Creative Writing (Fiction) (Teaching and Research)

University of Kent - School of English

This part-time lectureship in creative writing (teaching & research) offers an exciting opportunity for an academic with an emerging record of international excellence in practice and publication commensurate with career stage, and experience in teaching at University level.

The successful applicant will contribute to the School’s undergraduate curriculum by teaching seminar groups and acting as a module convenor, as well as playing an active role in the Centre for Creative Writing.

You will also be expected to undertake supervision of PhD students and to have plans for a full complement of 3* or 4* publications ready for submission at REF 2020.

As Lecturer in Creative Writing (Fiction) you will:

  • Contribute to the research culture of the School.
  • Teach and convene undergraduate modules in Creative Writing (Fiction), and contribute to curriculum development in these areas.
  • Supervise MA dissertations in Creative Writing (Fiction), both in Canterbury and Paris, as required.
To be successful in this role you will have:
  • Successful teaching of relevant modules across a broad range of undergraduate degree levels.
  • An emerging record of international excellence in publication in fiction commensurate with career stage.
  • Evidence of on-going research projects.

The School of English currently has c. 900 full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students. Its permanent academic staff of 43 includes an excellent cohort of highly promising and productive early career researchers alongside senior staff with international reputations. English at Kent is based on a commitment to the traditional fields of the discipline, to consolidating the School’s distinctive strengths, and to innovation.

Further Information

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2018
Interviews are to be held: 30 May 2018

Please click on the apply button below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: HUM0848

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.

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