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Lecturer in Creative Writing (full-time)

School of Humanities

Location:  Brighton - Grand Parade
Salary:  £35,845 to £42,792 per annum
Closing Date:  Wednesday 19 August 2020
Reference:  AH3332-20-160

Creative Writing at the University of Brighton is a dynamic area of growth with three popular undergraduate degrees and an innovative MA course that has a focus on diverse practice and social engagement. Our students are encouraged to follow their passions and consider the impact of their writing on the world around them. We are looking for an experienced lecturer and writer who will challenge and inspire our students in a range of styles and genres and help them to develop as motivated, ethical and socially responsible creative thinkers and makers.

As well as particular expertise in at least one of the following: prose, publishing, postcolonial writing, life writing, writing for web & digital media, and the creative industries and evidence of high quality research publications and/or significant profile as a published creative writer, you will need:

  • Demonstrable ability to achieve a high research standard and potential to build impact

  • Experience in teaching undergraduate courses in required area(s)

  • Some experience in curriculum development, such as developing modules, decolonising the curriculum and a variety of assessment practices

  • Experience of supervising undergraduate dissertation projects

The School of Humanities is an innovative academic environment that draws on its location in one of the most diverse cities in the UK. We enjoy a strong reputation for our progressive ethos and have a broad disciplinary profile, encompassing Language & Linguistics, Humanities, Politics and Philosophy, as well as English Literature, History of Art & Design and Critical History. We are currently engaged in an ambitious programme of course development as part of our Curriculum Futures project.   A high performing research environment, the School is home to several Centres of Research Excellence and has a thriving postgraduate community on both taught and research programmes, with a large number of AHRC TECHNE studentships

Further information about the role and the qualities we are looking for can be found in the job description.

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The University is committed to an inclusive environment which embraces equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applicants from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background because the university is underrepresented by BAME staff.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.


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