Closing Date: Friday 11th November 2016 by 5.00 p.m.
Liverpool Hope University is a vibrant community with high scholarly standards. We are proud of our past, confident in our present and ambitious for our future. Research is central to our curriculum development and enhancement and all academic staff at the University engage in research. Building upon our REF 2014 submission we are looking with ambition and confidence to the next REF, strengthening even further our research degree programme (PhD and EdD). This developing research expertise builds upon and complements our already well established reputation for excellence in teaching and learning. Our policy is to combine these elements of our work in keeping with the University’s stated academic profile as a research-informed teaching University of distinction. It is in this context that we now seek scholars in a number of areas who will join with us in pursuit of excellence; these opportunities include the post of:
Lecturer/Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing
The successful candidate will have a PhD in an aspect of Creative Writing and will be expected to contribute to existing provision within the department, be involved in new curriculum developments and engage with the research profile of the team. S/he should possess the ability to contribute to both theoretical and applied classes and should have the potential to develop and deliver a Masters in Creative Writing, and supervise PhDs. Desirable areas of expertise include Dialogue, especially Screenwriting, Narrative and Fiction, Professional Writing such as journalism, copy-writing and/or writing for digital media, Publishing and Commissioning.
The successful candidate will contribute to lectures on ‘Writing Technique’ and ‘Writing Values’ on topics related to their PhD research. Future teaching will include the publishing business and/or producing and commissioning new writing as well as dissertation supervision. Experience of teaching Creative Writing to undergraduates and knowledge of the pedagogy of the discipline are required as well as facilitation of writing workshops.
The University is rapidly developing its research profile and has an ambitious agenda for the future. All new academic staff appointed to the University must either already be research active at REF 3* or above level or have the clear proven capacity, willingness and ability to become research active at this level for the next REF. The University has various support mechanisms in place to help scholars who are ambitious in developing their strong research profile.
The Lecturer post is permanent, subject to the normal probationary period of twelve months.
The post of Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow is a fixed-term appointment for a 12-month period in the first instance.
We recruit staff nationally and internationally as we seek out the best to help build Hope for the future. If you join us you will be doing so at an exciting and challenging time as we work to build a liberal arts inspired university of distinction in the UK. If you have the energy, drive and commitment to assist us in this task, we would be delighted to hear from you.