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Lecturer in Creative Writing

English, History & Creative Writing

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £34,804 to £39,152 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Thursday 22 April 2021
Reference:  EHT0999-0421

Your discipline. Your passion. Our success, together. 

About You 

You will be an enthusiastic and friendly professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing an excellent student experience. With evidence of innovative and inspiring teaching in Creative Writing, you will enrich the student experience with the ability to develop students’ awareness of the publishing industry. You will be committed to a student-centred approach to teaching and support and to contributing to diversifying student intake.

We are seeking an individual with high profile publications in novels, short fiction or creative non-fiction, and with excellent emotional intelligence.

About the Role

Creative Writing at Edge Hill University has a high profile and strong reputation based on the creative outputs of its staff, over thirty years of teaching the subject at postgraduate and undergraduate levels, the Edge Hill University Press and the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. The department as a whole has a strong learning community and a commitment to develop its students so that they can have a positive impact on the world.

You will be required to make a significant contribution to the delivery of our BA and MA programmes in Creative Writing, contributing to the delivery of our modules on fiction and other areas of our core curriculum depending on your areas of expertise and experience.


We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer various routes for progression, a range of specialist development sessions and academic development opportunities along with an award winning and comprehensive staff health & wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017). This means you will receive a full academic induction, be enrolled if appropriate on our PGCTHE, benefit from the Edge Hill University CPD scheme (UKPSF) and our annual University Learning and Teaching day all to support your professional development. 

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

About Us

“A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Dr Kim Wiltshire at 

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society

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