|Salary:||£16,372 to £17,365 per annum, pro rata of £40,931 - £43,414|
|Placed On:||26th January 2023|
|Closes:||12th February 2023|
Hours: 0.4 FTE
Closing Date: 12 midnight UK time, 12 February 2023
About the role
This is an opportunity to join an outstanding department that has played a pioneering role in the development of Creative Writing as a university discipline in the UK, focusing on the teaching of writing for children and young people primarily at postgraduate level, with some undergraduate teaching.
The School of Writing, Publishing & the Humanities recognises creative work as a form of research and sees teaching and practice-based research as mutually supporting activities. Our MA courses have an outstanding record of encouraging and supporting students towards publication, whilst also contextualising the process. The MA in Writing for Young People is consistently oversubscribed, and we have recently introduced an online version of the course as a way of addressing the. We also offer a complementary MA in Children’s Publishing, and there will be opportunities to contribute to the development of both courses.
About you (requirements)
You will have a reputation as a published author, with wide-ranging interests in writing for young people: current trends, developments, and approaches. You will also have experience of supporting others in the creation of their own work, ideally in higher education, and a commitment to developing excellent practice in learning and teaching.
Bath Spa University is focused on creativity and professionalism. We are guided by our four values of respect, inclusivity, collaboration, and sustainability. We teach around 8,000 students on several campuses around Bath, with most being located at Newton Park, a culturally significant landscape on the edge of the city, or Locksbrook Road, our new city-centre art and design campus. Our research centres focus on the creative industries and humanities.
Our purpose is to challenge our students and staff to realise their talent and thrive, for their own benefit and for the wider good. By doing this we will think and make the world better.
For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Dr Sarah Morton, Director of Postgraduate Programmes, on firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Alexia Casale-Katzman, Course Leader MA Writing for Young People, on email@example.com
Interview Date: 24 February 2023 (the interview will take place online)
How to apply
For further information or to apply on-line please visit the Bath Spa University jobs page at https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/work-at-bath-spa/current-vacancies-at-bath-spa/. Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed. Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include a pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies. Please use the link below to see our full facilities and benefits package:
Please note this role is not eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route.
We would particularly welcome applications from BME as we are currently under-represented at this level
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