The department of English and Related Literature is looking to appoint a creative writer with a record of outstanding literary achievement and a well-established international reputation to a fixed-term Writer-in-Residence position (0.2 FTE).
The faculty of Arts and Humanities at York has a long history of supporting creative work, with recent high-profile successes among student writers including novelist and PhD student Fiona Mozley’s recent shortlisting for the Booker Prize and MA student Phoebe Power’s Forward Prize for her first poetry collection in 2019. Staff creative output has become increasingly varied, from consulting and adaptation work for major film and theatre productions to innovative work produced in conjunction with our Thin Ice Press letterpress studio.
This appointment coincides with the launch of our PhD in English with Creative Writing option, and new BA and MA writing modules. The successful candidate will produce high-profile publications, and will take a lead in inspiring and guiding students and staff as they develop their own creative and critical profiles.
We will especially welcome applications from BAME candidates, who are currently under-represented within the department. Experience of multilingual approaches and/or translation will also be welcome.
There is some flexibility about how the hours for this post will be allocated, but the successful candidate will be expected to be in York for around two weeks in each of our three teaching terms.
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
The successful candidate:
References based on professional experience are welcome in place of academic references.
This post is available on a fixed term basis for two years and seven months.
This post is available at 7.50 hours a week.
Interview date: 12 December 2019
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