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Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing

Are you a published writer (poet, novelist or playwright) with proven skills as a teacher of creative writing? Do you have the ability to motivate and inspire learners? Do you have a clear commitment to creating and delivering an excellent student experience?

You will teach an undergraduate option module in creative writing and will undertake appropriate administrative and examining responsibilities associated with the teaching. You will also assist with the School’s series of readings, workshops and events, in order to contribute more generally to its encouragement of creative writing. You will be expected to engage with the School’s culture of interdisciplinary research and research-led teaching.

The School of English has a historic commitment to creative writing and, in 1996, instituted a Creative Writing Fellowship to develop the teaching of creative writing to undergraduates within the honours degree programme. You will join a which 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:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of English
Category:  Teaching
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £32,548 to £38,833 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  50%
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed-term from January 2018 to 30 June 2018)
Closing Date:  Sunday 17 December 2017
Reference:  AHCEN1012
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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