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Lecturer in Creative Writing

Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries

Location:  Hendon
Starting Salary:  £38,206 to £43,887 per annum
Grade:  Grade 7
Contract Type:  Permanent
FTE:  1
Date Posted:  Monday 10 February 2020
Closing Date:  Wednesday 11 March 2020
Reference:  ACI78A
Job Details:    Job Description    

The Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries at Middlesex University is recognised as a leading provider of higher education across the breadth of creative disciplines.  In Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Media and Design, our focus is on thinking through making.  We combine a close engagement with professional practice with high quality research and scholarship to ensure that our students and staff are working at the forefront of their disciplines.  Our Hendon campus provides outstanding specialist facilities in North London and a vibrant hub for our network of national and international and partnerships.   We value diversity amongst our students and staff and welcome opportunities from suitably qualified candidates, regardless of background.

The Media Department are looking for a highly motivated writer and academic to join the Creative Writing subject area at Middlesex University as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing.

The successful candidate will contribute to our growing Creative Writing suite of programmes.  Applicants to the role should have a proven track record of publishing Creative Writing (fiction or non-fiction), and expertise in teaching in one or more of the following areas: non-fiction, prose.

You will be joining a strong team who develop and deliver programmes in the Creative Writing subject area of the Media Department.  An ability to offer high-quality pastoral and academic support to a diverse range of students is expected of applicants.

Please note:  we will be looking to appoint to either the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level for this Creative Writing vacancy, with a fraction of the applicant's preference between 0.6 and 1FTE, inclusive.  As a composite post, only one appointment will be made.   

Please ensure you submit you application to the correct post.  For applications to be considered for both Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, online applications must be completed for both posts.

The Creative Writing Subject Area

At undergraduate level, BA Creative Writing and Journalism gives students a unique opportunity to develop as creative writers, gain practical journalistic skills and form a close understanding of the journalism industry. This focusses on improving student writing skills in a wide variety of forms including fiction, drama and creative non-fiction whilst taking an in-depth look at the journalism profession.

Our highly successful MA Novel Writing follows a practical and contemporary approach to novel writing that ensures students are able to hone their writing skills and develop their work while also identifying gaps in the market and how to approach agents and publishers.

If you wish to discuss the job in further detail please contact James Charlton, Head of Department for Media (

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