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Lecturer in Creative Writing, The Open University
Deadline: Tue 3 Sep 2019
The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as a Lecturer in Creative Writing.

With your specialism in fiction, creative nonfiction and/or scriptwriting, you will contribute to the development, teaching and assessment of modules. You will also participate in the vibrant research culture of the discipline, through original scholarship and/or creative practice in the field of Creative Writing.

Skills and experience required include:
A PhD in a relevant subject or a practitioner/publication profile which may be considered equivalent to having a PhD in Creative Writing;
An established or emerging national reputation as a creative writer in one or more of the following genres; fiction, creative nonfiction and/or scriptwriting;
Ability to produce high-quality research outputs and/or creative works for submission to REF2021 and beyond;
A working knowledge of publication or performance processes coming from own writing practice;
A profile of teaching excellence in fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or scriptwriting;
An understanding of the latest pedagogical techniques for teaching Creative Writing in HE, including the issues involved in supporting and delivering distance learning programmes.

18.5 hours per week - 0.5 FTE . £40,792 to £48,677 per annum, pro rata. Permanent.  (Job Ref: 16413)

Job description and person specification available here

For detailed information about how to apply go to or email

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this role before making an application please email Professor Suman Gupta, Head of Department for English & Creative Writing on or Dr Derek Neale, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing on

Deadline: 3 September 2019

Additional Information:
Milton Keynes
South East England

Contact Information:
The Open University
Contact Name:
Professor Suman Gupta
Contact Email:
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