Lecturer in Creative Writing - Poetry (Part Time)

Queen's University Belfast - School of Arts, English and Languages - Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry

Founded in 1845 as Queen’s College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we are a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

The School has around 150 academic and support staff supplemented with a number of professional tutors and teaching assistants, and boasts excellent, award-winning teaching and leading research.

Working 22.2 hours per week, the successful candidate will undertake research in line with the School’s research strategy, to teach in the area of Creative Writing (Poetry) and poetry criticism at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and to contribute to the activities of the School and the Seamus Heaney Centre.

Our five core values (Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Ambition, Connected) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A relevant PhD (or be about to obtain) or equivalent.
  • A publication record appropriate to stage of career that will enhance the reputation of the School and the SHC.
  • Research interests that are sustainable and that complement or enhance research activities of School.
  • A minimum of 3 years research experience in a relevant field.
  • Relevant teaching experience.
  • An ability to deliver high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the area of Creative Writing (Poetry).
  • An ability to teach on critical courses related to Creative Writing (Poetry).
  • Ability to contribute to broader management and administrative processes.
  • A willingness to contribute to the planning and delivery of the SHC Poetry Summer School and to the maintenance of the Yellow Nib poetry journal

Further information about the School can be found at www.qub.ac.uk/ael.

Anticipated interview date: week commencing 28 May 2018.

Salary scale: £35,550 - £49,149 per annum pro rata (potential to progress to £52,132 per annum pro rata through sustained exceptional contribution).

Closing date: Wednesday 16 May 2018.

For full criteria and to apply online, visit www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN.  Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on HR@qub.ac.uk.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as people with disabilities and females are currently under-represented in this particular category of work, it would particularly welcome applications from these groups.

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