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Lecturer in Creative Writing - (Part time 0.5 FTE) - QMUL13262

Department: School of English & Drama
Salary: £20,432 per annum based on full time salary of £40,865 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL13262
Date posted: 16-Nov-2017
Closing date: 12-Feb-2018

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Queen Mary, University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused universities and a member of the Russell Group with an outstanding reputation in the humanities and social sciences. The English Department was ranked fifth in the last national Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).

The English Department wishes to appoint a part time (0.5 FTE) Lecturer in Creative Writing, with a specialism in poetry, and the ability to teach other forms of narrative and non-fiction writing at first-year level. The post-holder will be a published poet and will undertake the normal teaching, research and administrative duties expected of a member of the Department. In all areas they will be expected to show leadership appropriate to their position.

Candidates should be educated to degree and postgraduate degree level (or equivalent) or have equivalent professional experience. They will have a strong background of achievement in one of the core areas of activity within the Department, including Creative Writing, as well as an excellent publication record. The ability to teach at any level within the area of expertise, and across a range of subjects at a more introductory level, is essential, as are excellent communication and organisational skills.

The post is 17.5 hours per week and permanent, starting from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The starting salary will be the QMUL minimum entry point for Lecturers (point 35; £40,865 per annum pro rata). Benefits include 30 days annual leave pro rata, defined benefit pension scheme, and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor David Colclough, Head of English, at


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The closing date for applications is Monday 12th February 2018.

Interviews to take place Tuesday 27th March 2018.

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