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Lecturer in Creative Writing (Education & Research)

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Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.


The School of Arts & Social Sciences is an internationally excellent centre of research and learning on the human condition in all its dimensions. It is a large and vibrant School with around 4,200 students and over 300 staff in seven Departments:   The School will be embarking on an exciting period of change for the new academic year, creating the School of Communication and Creativity, consisting of Journalism, Performing Arts, Media, Culture and Creative Industries together with a new School of Policy and Global Affairs comprising of Economics, International Politics and Sociology & Criminology.

Launched in 2017, the Department of English is an interdisciplinary environment for the critical analysis, production and dissemination of literature and other cultural texts. The Department offers an innovative, interdisciplinary BA programme in English; MA programmes in English, Creative Writing, Publishing, International Publishing, and Creative Writing and Publishing; an MFA in Creative Writing; and a PhD in English. Our motto, ‘English in the world’, captures the outward-looking focus of our teaching and research. This ethos is reflected in our research, which strives to shift our understanding of literature, creative writing and publishing from around the world, and in our teaching, which seeks to decolonise and re-envision the curriculum as politically informed and socially conscious.


This part-time post will suit a published writer who is able to fulfil teaching, research and administrative duties appropriate to the position of Lecturer in Creative Writing in creative non-fiction. We are looking for someone with a publication record in book-length creative non-fiction, whether that be life-writing, memoir, narrative non-fiction or other. The successful applicant will contribute to the development and delivery of excellent undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; work as a member of an interdisciplinary team; support and mentor students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and undertake administrative and management activities appropriate to the role level.

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See the job description for full details and person specification.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date: Thursday 23rd June 2022 at 11:59pm.

Interviews are scheduled to take place shortly after the closing date.

To apply and for more information about the post please use the links below.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture, for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or social class. For more information on our approaches to encouraging an inclusive environment, please see our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Pages.

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