Job as Associate Professor in Creative Writing at UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON


Location: Avenue Campus

Salary: £53,353 to £67,060
Full time, permanent

Closing Date: Friday, August 19, 2022

Date of interview: be confirmed

Reference: 1913422AR

About the role

The University of Southampton Department of English is seeking to appoint a permanent full-time Associate Professor in Creative Writing. The successful candidate will be expected to lead the strategic development of creative writing as a discipline at the University as Director of Creative Writing, and undertake publication and engagement activities that will raise the profile and impact of creative writing in Southampton in a city. , regional and national. They will be able to contribute to:

  • The development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate education in creative writing
  • Teaching and supervision on the introductory modules, the second and third year specialized modules and the final dissertation
  • Workshop teaching on the master’s in creative writing and doctoral supervision
  • Develop partnerships with cultural institutions in Southampton and the region

About you

The successful candidate will be a published writer with a developing international profile as a practitioner in a field of creative writing, whether in prose (fiction or non-fiction), poetry, performance, writing hybrid and intergender scenarios or practices. They will have a doctorate in English, creative writing, a related discipline, Where equivalent work experience. Applications may be particularly welcome from those whose work involves interdisciplinary or experimental practice, digital media, visual culture, or sound and audio, and who have a track record of publication in compendiums. essays or articles in peer-reviewed international journals.

Teaching and undergraduate and postgraduate experience is an essential requirement. Applicants who identify as Black, Asian, or from a minority ethnic background are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

About the department

The Southampton Department of English is a thriving department that is committed to fostering a strong sense of community among staff and students. We are one of the leading research departments in the UK: Southampton was ranked 8e in English in REF2021 and 10e in the Complete University Guide 2022. We are committed to developing teaching and research across the spectrum of English as a global literary language and its related disciplines: film, television, visual culture, creative writing and cultural studies .

About the University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a public research university located in Southampton, England. Southampton is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities in the UK and ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.


Committed to supporting our teaching and research community, we are open to a flexible work approach. Knowing that it is necessary to be on campus for teaching duties, we are open to a hybrid approach. We give full consideration to candidates who wish to work flexibly, including part-time, and those who have taken career breaks. Proud to be founding signatories of the Athena Swan Gender Equality Charter, we hold an institutional Silver Award.

Plus extra perks that will make your life easier, like generous vacation pay and extra university closing days. We’ll also support your long-term future, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidized health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts.

As a university, we aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences from around the world. We are proactive in promoting a culture of inclusion, respect and equal opportunity. We believe that we can only truly achieve our goals if we reflect society’s image, which is why we are passionate about creating a working environment where you are free to focus fully on your work.

Informal inquiries about this position are warmly appreciated and should be directed to James Jordan, Head of Department, English: [email protected]

You must submit your completed online application form to The deadline for applications will be midnight on the closing date listed above. References are requested with your application. This referral system is automated, so please ensure you provide the correct email address and allow time for it to be received, prior to the closing date, to assist the department with shortlisting.

If you need help, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 2750 or email [email protected] Please quote reference 1913422AR on all correspondence.