Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing or Publishing

ARU is ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Their research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. They deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. ARU's academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of the research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, they were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for world-leading music therapy work.

About ARU:

We are ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields.  We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities.  Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.

 

About the Role:

The Cambridge School of Creative Industries have recently added a new undergraduate Single Honours degree in Creative Writing to complement established provision of joint degrees with English Literature and Film. The post in Creative Writing is to strengthen the teaching team for this new degree and to contribute to our MA in Creative Writing. We are also renewing a post-graduate course in Publishing, which would run alongside the MA course in Creative Writing.

 

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in either Creative Writing or Publishing, based on experience and qualifications, with ideally experience of course management and curriculum design. Applicants able to teach across both Creative Writing and Publishing may be at an advantage but we welcome applications from specialists in one of these topic areas. 

 

With a degree plus PhD, you’ll have successful teaching experience at HE level and/or relevant commercial and/or professional experience, as well as proven record of research output and publications (essential for Senior lecturer role). With excellent communication skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office, you’ll have the ability to think innovatively and work as part of a team. 

 

For informal enquiries, please contact James Ward, Head of School, Cambridge School of Creative Industries, at james.ward@aru.ac.uk.

 

We would also welcome expressions of interest in temporary part-time claim-based Associate Lecturer posts in Creative Writing or Publishing. These are very flexible hourly paid roles open to teachers or practitioners, with or without HE experience, but who can bring current knowledge of either subject area. 

 

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We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.

We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

[In accordance with the UK Government’s immigration points-based system, this post does not meet the characteristics of a skilled job including salary criteria to be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route.]

 

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

 

Guidance Notes: 

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification. 

 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

 

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