Professor of Creative Writing
Queen Mary University of London, School of English & Drama
United Kingdom

Professor of Creative Writing

Department: School of English & Drama

Salary: Starting from £67,181 per annum pro rata (Grade 8)

Reference: QMUL17561

Date posted: 16-Jan-2019

Closing date: 14-Mar-2019


Job profile



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 seeks to make a 0.5 FTE professorial appointment in Creative Writing with specialism in Creative Nonfiction; preference may be given to candidates with additional expertise in Publishing or in one of the Department’s other core research areas. The post-holder will have significant creative nonfiction publications; they will undertake the normal teaching, research, and administrative duties expected of a senior member of the Department. In all areas they will be expected to show leadership appropriate to their position. 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. Please see the job profile document for the full specifications.


The post is 17.5 hours per week and permanent, starting from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The starting salary is £67,181 per annum pro rata. Benefits include 30 days annual leave pro rata, 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 the Head of Department, Dr Rachael Gilmour, or the Director of Creative Writing, Professor Patrick Flanery


Details about the School of English and Drama can be found at


Details about the English Department can be found at


The closing date for applications is Thursday 14th March 2019.


To apply, please click on the link below.


Interviews will take place Monday 29 April 2019.


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