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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Screenwriting

Liverpool John Moores University

Location: Liverpool
Salary: £42,149 to £51,800 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd September 2021
Closes: 23rd September 2021
Job Ref: 3380

The Liverpool Screen School seeks a highly motivated person to work in the Creative Writing department, with expertise and experience in screenwriting and writing for television.

The Liverpool Screen School, part of LJMU's Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies, offers undergraduate programmes in Creative Writing, Drama, Film Studies, Journalism and Media Production, together with postgraduate courses in Film, Documentary, Immersive Arts, Creative Technology, International Journalism, Writing and Screenwriting.

Creative Writing is a well-established programme with a growing research profile and reputation, particularly in script (television, radio, stage, film), poetry, novels, life-writing, community writing, and creative writing as a methodology. The team currently comprises nine members of staff, all of whom are research and/or professionally active and play a part in delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The Creative Writing Programme at LJMU offers a range of critical and creative modules. The department is developing its strategic priorities in research, postgraduate provision, internationalisation, public engagement and enterprise activity. Reporting to the Programme Leader, you will contribute to these developments, whilst also undertaking teaching and administrative duties across the Creative Writing portfolio: BA (Hons) Creative Writing, BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Film Studies, BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing, BA (Hons) Drama and Creative Writing, MA Screenwriting, MA Writing.

Liverpool, a city of storytellers and the most filmed-in city outside London, is an excellent base to teach screenwriting. Filmmaking in the city is set to grow with Twickenham Studios due to open a new development of production facilities and film stages in the very heart of Liverpool at the iconic Littlewoods Building. The city boasts a vibrant culture and LJMU is proud of its many connections with local media and arts organisations, including Writing on the Wall, Liverpool Film Office, Lime Pictures, ITV and the BBC, The Everyman and Playhouse, The Unity Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre, The Liverpool Philharmonic and The Liverpool Tate.

Informal enquiries may be made to Sarah Maclennan, Programme Leader: Creative Writing at the Liverpool Screen School. Email:

The Liverpool Screen School is proud of its commitment to equity, diversity & inclusion and endeavours to cultivate a staff base that is representative of society. We therefore encourage applications from all people who meet the advert criteria, but would particularly encourage women, BAME, LGBTQ+, non-binary and people with a disability to apply. We welcome flexible working enquiries.  All our appointments are made on merit.

Closing date: 23rd September 2021

LJMU is committed to achieving equality of opportunity.

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