Lecturer in Creative Writing University of Leeds, Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures United Kingdom

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Are you a creative writer working in Higher Education with proven ability to carry out teaching and research in Creative Writing? Do you have an excellent publication record of creative (poetry, prose and/ or drama) and/or critical work? Do you have proven success obtaining funding and the vision and drive to tackle new challenges? Are you passionate about delivering world leading research and an exceptional student experience?


You will engage with the School’s culture of interdisciplinary research and research-led teaching. You will be a successful creative practitioner with a developing national or international profile. You will have already achieved significant public success and be able to demonstrate the potential to be internationally outstanding in your field.


You will contribute to shaping the emergent field of Creative Writing in the School of English. The creative writing team in the School currently includes Simon Armitage as recently appointed Professor of Poetry; Professor of Romantic Literature and poet John Whale; Vahni Capildeo as Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow (a position previously held by Helen Mort and Malika Booker), and Leverhulme Fellows and published poets Rachel Bower and Karl O’Hanlon. The School is also appointing a one-semester long Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing. A new undergraduate BA (hons) English with Creative Writing is currently recruiting students to begin in 2018 and a Masters in Creative Writing and Critical Life was launched in 2017.


The Leeds University Poetry Centre is based in the School and regularly welcomes guest readings from established and emerging poets. The School is home to two internationally-respected journals which feature creative writing: Stand magazine (poems and short stories) and Moving Worlds (poems, short stories and critical articles).


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:


Dr Fiona Becket, Head of School

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4752, email: f.d.becket@leeds.ac.uk


Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures

School/Institute: School of English

Category: Academic

Grade: Grade 7 to Grade 8

Salary: £35,550 to £47,722 p.a.

Working Time: 100%

Post Type: Full Time

Closing Date: Tuesday 16 January 2018

Reference: AHCEN1014

Downloads: Candidate Brief

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