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Lecturer (Writing for Children and Young Adults)
Deadline: Mon 19 Feb 2018
Manchester Metropolitan University - The Department of English seeks to appoint a lecturer in writing for children and young adults. The post is suitable for you if you write creatively for young people in any medium, produce scholarly research on writing for children and young adults or do both.

We welcome applications from candidates with experience of or a demonstrable interest in collaborative Youth Studies research which links English with disciplines such as Education, Sociology or Linguistics. We would also welcome your application if you have experience of or a demonstrable interest in working with children and young people as part of their creative and/or scholarly research.

This post will align closely with the work of the Manchester Centre for Youth Studies (MCYS), a cross-disciplinary research centre which aims to be a centre of expertise for the use of participatory research with children and young people.

The Department of English fosters a rich and diverse research culture in both critical scholarship and creative writing. It hosts a large undergraduate single honours English programme, and smaller joint honours programmes in English and American Literature, English and Creative Writing and English and Film, whose core units are taught by specialists in each area. The Department runs highly successful MA programmes in Creative Writing and English Studies and has the largest community of taught postgraduate English and Creative Writing students in the UK. The department is home to the Manchester Writing School, run under the creative direction of UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

You will to have a doctoral level qualification in a relevant area OR an established professional reputation as a writer of children's and/or young adult literature, as evidenced in national broadcast media appearances, national broadsheet and literary press reviews, or major literary prize success. You will also need to have a track record of publishing high quality creative or critical research outputs which meet or exceed the 3* quality standard set by the Research Excellence Framework. The anticipated start date for the successful applicant is July 2018.

For an informal discussion regarding the requirements of the role please contact Dr Jess Edwards, Head of the Department of English J.Edwards@mmu.ac.uk and Prof. Hannah Smithson (h.l.smithson@mmu.ac.uk) Head of the Manchester Centre for Youth Studies.

Further details available here

 Deadline: 19 February 2018

Additional Information:
Location:
Manchester
Region(s):
North West England

Contact Information:
Organisation:
Manchester Metropolitan University
Contact Name:
Dr Jess Edwards
Contact Email:
J.Edwards@mmu.ac.uk
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