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Senior Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing

Arts & Creative Industries - School of Media & Communications

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £42,819 to £53,355 per annum
By annual incremental progression
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Friday 31 March 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0656-22-R
Further details:    Job Description    

The University of Sunderland is seeking a high-calibre full-time senior lecturer with a track record of strong academic leadership and the vision to help shape our professions-facing curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

English is housed in the School of Media and Communications. Our innovative BA (Hons) English: Creative and Professional Writing launched in September 2021, blending a traditional English curriculum with a modern focus on employability and professional writing skills. 

The successful candidate will be able to take a leading role in driving forward this degree, alongside helping shape our MA in English Studies. They will be also supported in developing their own areas of practice and research.

We are seeking someone with strong industry contacts, and ideas for careers-focused pedagogy and extra-curricular student experiences. You will also have proven experience as a professional writer, ideally spanning a range of creative sectors to help prepare students for careers in the likes of publishing, copy writing, script writing and screen writing. 

The University of Sunderland is a university on the rise. With ranking positions across The Guardian, Sunday Times and Complete University Guide league tables improving year on year, and a doubling of submissions rated as ‘World Leading’ in the latest Research Exercise Framework, the University of Sunderland fosters a dynamic environment of ambition and achievement for students, faculty, and staff. Last year it was shortlisted for the ‘University of the Year’ award in recognition of the outstanding work of its staff and students in furthering its ambition to be a transformative, life-changing institution.

The city itself has undergone a multi-million-pound regeneration which has attracted further millions of pounds of investment and new talent to the region, bolstering a thriving digital SME economy. The city of Sunderland is building towards a sustainable future and by 2030 it has plans to be an established dynamic, healthy and vibrant smart city with a low-carbon economy that deploys smart and sustainable technologies for the benefit of residents, businesses, and visitors.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Associate Head of School (Journalism and Communications)

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The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from the following groups as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area: Women, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as well as candidates with disabilities, whether hidden or otherwise. In addition, we are ‘happy to talk flexible working’.

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