Lecturer in Creative Writing University of Adelaide, Faculty of Arts Australia

Lecturer in Creative Writing


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Job no: 495645

Work type: Continuing - Full-time

Location: Adelaide

Categories: Faculty of Arts, Level B

  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits


The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.


University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. 


The Faculty of Arts is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. The Faculty is steeped in history with its roots beginning over 125 years ago. Its arts degree was the first degree offered at the University in 1876.


Today the Faculty is a place of innovative practice and thought leadership. With outstanding teachers who have won national learning and teaching awards, many graduates have gone on to become leading politicians, policy makers, historians, curators, musicians and writers. The Faculty offers an interesting workplace of diverse disciplines clustered around the arts, humanities and social sciences, and serves the needs of approximately 5000 enrolled students.


The School of Humanities is one of four schools in the Faculty of Arts and comprises ten Departments, i.e. Art History; Classics, Archaeology and Ancient History; English and Creative Writing; French Studies; German Studies; History; Linguistics; Media; Philosophy; and Spanish Studies. In addition two research centres are affiliated with the School.


The School of Humanities seeks to appoint a Lecturer (Level B) in the Department of English and Creative Writing, a vibrant collegial unit with strong student demand, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The successful candidate will be involved in coordinating and teaching a variety of undergraduate courses and contribute to the research profile of the Department. It offers two majors, in English and in Creative Writing. The appointment will be offered on a full-time, continuing basis. This position is available from 3rd July 2017.


Salary: (Level B) $91,393 - $108,532 per annum.


Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% may apply.


Term of Position: This continuing position is available from 3rd July 2017.


Position requirements

  • To be successful you should have a PhD in Creative Writing - Fiction. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in the publication of fiction e.g. novels, volumes of short fiction, creative non-fiction.


Please address and upload your responses to the Essential Criteria and Desired Characteristics. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Associate Professor Lucy Potter, A/Head of English and Creative Writing, telephone: 8313 4685 or email: lucy.potter@adelaide.edu.au


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Closing date: Sunday 16th April 2017


The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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Advertised: 30 Jan 2017 12:00 AM Cen. Australia Daylight Time
Applications close:16 Apr 2017 11:55 PM Cen. Australia Standard Time

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