Lecturer in Creative Writing

Birmingham City University

Job title:

Lecturer in Inventive Writing


Birmingham Metropolis College

Job description

Location: Metropolis Centre Campus (Millennium Level)
Wage: £41,814 to £45,449 each year
Submit Kind: Full Time
Launch Date: 28 March 2024
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 28 April 2024
Interview Date: Thursday 23 Could 2024
Reference: 032024-171The School of English and Media at Birmingham Metropolis College needs to recruit a Lecturer in Inventive Writing with a specialism in prose fiction.The post-holder can be a part of the instructing workforce in English and can ship modules at undergraduate and postgraduate ranges, with a specific concentrate on the BA (Hons) English and Inventive Writing. They’ll have experience in writing prose fiction, masking modules associated to writing quick tales and the novel. The candidate must also be ready to show inventive non-fiction. They’ll have a track-record of publications and exterior engagement which is able to contribute to the work of the inventive writing analysis cluster in English.ABOUT THE ROLE:The School is house to a thriving neighborhood of researchers and practitioners who serve a various scholar physique. We intention to offer college students with an impressive academic expertise via our industry-focused, research-led provision which ranges from basis yr to postgraduate analysis. The Institute of Inventive and Crucial Writing, primarily based inside the School, runs an impressive enrichment programme comprising masterclasses, visitor seminars, and public occasions.MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the design and supply of instructing and evaluation for taught programs.
  • Manufacturing and dissemination of analysis outputs – which incorporates inventive works – and contribution to the event of analysis proposals for funding.
  • Tutorial administration.
  • Pastoral help of scholars.
  • Recruitment and outreach actions.


  • Maintain a PhD in a related space (or be nearing completion), or have equal core data from follow (important)
  • Have printed or offered their writing and analysis externally (important)
  • Have expertise of instructing and assessing scholar work at undergraduate stage (important)
  • Have expertise of instructing and assessing scholar work at postgraduate stage (fascinating)
  • Maintain a PGCertHE instructing qualification or be accredited through the UK Skilled Requirements Framework for Increased Schooling (fascinating)
  • Have expertise of main analysis funding proposals (fascinating)
  • Have expertise of upper schooling high quality processes (fascinating)

In The School of English and Media, we’re dedicated to supporting a wealthy various tradition that displays our native communities and scholar physique. Due to this fact, we significantly welcome purposes from candidates from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.Additional particulars:OUR VISIONBirmingham Metropolis College is rising in high quality and standing, with a tutorial STEAM agenda on the coronary heart of our ambitions. We’re remodeling the lives of scholars and their communities, and need excellent individuals to hitch us in taking us on the following stage of our thrilling journey.Our college students be taught via doing. They’re empowered all through their academic journey, attaining important academic achieve and private transformation.There has by no means been a greater time to hitch us. Come and be a part of the following thrilling stage of our journey.ABOUT BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITYOn the coronary heart of our 2025 Technique is our mission is to allow our college students to rework their lives and to realize their potential. Via our schooling and analysis, and the roles our graduates go on to play on the earth, we not solely help people to rework their lives, however we additionally play a component in remodeling society.Situated within the centre of the UK’s second metropolis, we’re a college with a protracted heritage of innovation and of creating, courting again to our origins in 1843 after we have been based because the Birmingham Authorities College of Design.Our heritage of creating via innovation and its software via data trade, and of inventive analysis and follow, in the present day finds it expression in our STEAM agenda, in our analysis and enterprise, and in our dedication to challenge-based studying. Working throughout disciplines, and delivering impactful analysis and enterprise, interdisciplinarity is on the coronary heart of the persevering with transformation of our educational portfolio.OUR STAFF COMMUNITYBirmingham is house to a wealthy and various vary of communities. Our college students replicate this wealthy cultural combine, and we’re persevering with to work to ensure that that is additionally mirrored in our broader college neighborhood.Birmingham Metropolis College values the standard and variety of our employees. Our employees and scholar neighborhood is outlined by our core values, which define who we’re as a College and the way we work with one another. Our core values are we create alternative, we expect in a different way, and we construct neighborhood.We’re dedicated to equality, variety and inclusion, repeatedly reviewing and bettering our insurance policies, practices, and procedures to make sure that we’re selling these in all points of our operations. We imagine that by working collectively, combining our many alternative backgrounds and life experiences, we’ll empower one another to achieve our full potential.We maintain an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our dedication to bettering employment practices for the development of gender equality.Our College is positioned in one of the crucial culturally wealthy and various Cities within the UK, and it’s our ambition to be the College for Birmingham and the encompassing area. The occasions of 2020 have highlighted the stark inequalities that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities face and we’re dedicated to eradicating the institutional boundaries that our employees and college students face and enhance the illustration, development and success of employees and college students from all backgrounds inside increased schooling. To show this, now we have signed as much as the Race Equality Constitution to point out our dedication.Birmingham Metropolis College has been recognised for its progress on LGBT+ equality with a Gold award within the Stonewall Index and have entered the Prime 100 Employers 2023 for LGBT+ inclusion. In the meantime, we’re Incapacity Assured (Dedicated) and are on an thrilling journey to advance our College to progress via the Incapacity Assured scheme.We’re additionally a Aware Employer, which implies we’re dedicated to supporting the psychological well being and well-being of our employees, and now we have additionally signed as much as the Psychological Well being Constitution led by scholar psychological well being charity Scholar Minds. Moreover, we’re signed as much as The Technician Dedication – a college and analysis establishment initiative supported by the Science Council and Gatsby Basis – aiming to make sure visibility, recognition, profession improvement and sustainability for technicians working in increased schooling and analysis.WORKING AND LIVING IN BIRMINGHAMThe youngest metropolis in Europe with under-25s accounting for almost 40% of the inhabitants, Birmingham is a metropolis filled with vitality and enthusiasm and is a good place to reside and work.Based mostly within the coronary heart of England, the town is definitely accessible by highway, rail and air. Birmingham New Avenue station has lately undergone main redevelopment, whereas the town is on the coronary heart of the high-speed rail community, HS2. HS2 will present new fast rail journey connecting Birmingham Metropolis Centre to London and the remainder of the community from the brand new Curzon Avenue Station – adjoining to Birmingham Metropolis College’s Metropolis Centre Campus – and can be one of the crucial environmentally pleasant stations on the earth.Town’s urge for food for development is boundless, and it has been championing innovation because the earliest days of the Industrial Revolution, mirrored in Birmingham Metropolis College’s new STEAMhouse constructing which opened in October 2022 and is house to an inter-disciplinary neighborhood of entrepreneurs, companies, educational researchers, and college students providing a wealth of help to corporations of all sizes to spice up development via innovation to deal with industrial and societal challenges.Birmingham is brimming with nice theatres, museums, the world-famous Birmingham Metropolis College Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, in addition to lovely historic buildings and the long-lasting Library of Birmingham. It additionally has wonderful live performance and sporting venues together with Edgbaston Cricket floor, which Birmingham Metropolis College has a long-standing partnership with. It is usually house to the Alexander Stadium, which is the beautiful new house for Birmingham Metropolis College’s sport programs. The Stadium was one of many most important occasion areas for the Birmingham Commonwealth Video games in 2022, which noticed the eyes of the world on the town, and Birmingham Metropolis College employees and college students performed pivotal roles – together with designing the official medals for profitable athletes.Birmingham’s vibrant eating scene provides one thing for all tastes, together with Michelin star eating places, Spiceal Avenue on the Bullring, the Chinese language Quarter, and the well-known Balti Triangle.Town additionally gives an excellent place to buy, being house the Bullring and Grand Central, the luxurious Mailbox Birmingham and the world-famous house of British bling – the Jewelry Quarter, which is house to Birmingham Metropolis College’s College of Jewelry.From Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and the gorgeous arcades and independents, to the town’s historic markets in Digbeth, the retailers in Birmingham supply a plethora of selection.underpin how we work in attaining the ambitions set out in our Technique and Priorities, and are the ideas that unite the best way we work collectively and for our college students.

Anticipated wage

£41814 – 45449 per yr


United Kingdom

Job date

Sat, 30 Mar 2024 04:29:09 GMT

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