Creative Writing Lecturer job with EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY

The University of Edinburgh Napier is the “1 Modern University in Scotland”. An innovative, learner-centred university with a fresh, modern outlook, Edinburgh Napier is ambitious, inclusive in its philosophy and applied in its approach.

Edinburgh Napier has an outstanding academic reputation for delivering the highest quality education and research, alongside a goal to add value to the social, cultural and economic capital of its communities to empower individuals, transform communities, build careers and shape the future.

Further information on Edinburgh Napier University can be found here.

Graduate School of Arts and Creative Industries (SACI)

The School of Arts and Creative Industries is a dynamic and forward-looking school that prepares its students for employability and responsible citizenship suited to the demands of the 21st century.

Located in the heart of Scotland’s festival city, Edinburgh, SACI is made up of three areas: Media and Humanities; screen and performing arts; and Art, Design and Photography. The school is home to just over 1800 students and around 96 permanent staff, along with a range of industry experts and specialist staff employed on a more casual basis.

At SACI, we are committed to providing a personalized learning experience for students, within an agenda of inclusivity, employability and sustainability. We achieved 89% in the last NSS, and we are number one in the UK for Journalism, and in the top ten for Film & Photography, Media & Film Studies, English, Design and Music (Sunday Times and Guardian League Tables). ). We have enrolled four assessment units in the REF and have recently launched two new research centers to strengthen or research the culture.

We pride ourselves on our philosophy, combining a strong focus on critical thinking and the application of theory to industry-relevant practice. Our staff have strong ties to industry and many continue to be active practitioners. Our school encourages an atmosphere of creative practice as research alongside more traditional research.

For more information on SACI, click here.

Media and Humanities
Media and Humanities is a dynamic and diverse field with a suite of UG and PG courses ranging from English and Creative Writing to Mass Communications, Publishing and Journalism. The latest league tables show how our programs are leading the pack in their fields. We are a hub for interdisciplinary learning and research around culture and storytelling.

We are home to award-winning studio radio station – Radio ENRG – and our publishing operation, Merchiston Press. We have developed strong partnerships with media organizations and have an excellent record of employability and student satisfaction.

The role
You will work within the small dedicated creative writing team to design and deliver high quality, student-centered teaching and learning that reflects our focus on emerging fiction writers passionate about popular prose genres .

You will be responsible for developing our existing teaching and research specialties to further enhance the student experience and reputation of the University from a global perspective. You will be ambitious and enthusiastic about interdisciplinary work and committed to collaborating across the University and beyond.

As a Creative Writing Instructor, you:

  • Contribute to the delivery of our successful creative writing programs on campus and online
  • Be encouraged to join one of our new research centers at SACI
  • Benefit from training and development opportunities through our Human Resources (HR) and Office of Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE)

Applicants must demonstrate:


  • A doctoral degree
  • A professional publishing record in a relevant business fiction genre
  • A scientific interest in the development of the narrative practice of innovation
  • An academic and research professional profile
  • Relevant pedagogical practice within higher education.

Candidates will also preferably demonstrate:


  • Membership in the Academy of Higher Education.

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Gross base salary: £40,927 to £50,296 per annum (grade 6) Pro rata

You can find more information about our advantages here.

Further information

Application deadline: May 9, 2022

Date of interview: Interviews in May/June 2022

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in relation to our diversity awards and accreditations and holds Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details here.