Opportunities for writers at Bath Spa University
News just in! Bath Spa University are looking for three writers to join their department of Creative Writing and Publishing:
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing (Creative Enterprise)
About the role: The appointment will have up-to-date professional knowledge of industries associated with creative writing, such as publishing, literary agencies and the relevant areas of broadcasting or digital media. You may be a nationally recognised writer, with a strong interest in the creative economies and professional environments that shape your industry. Or you will have a passion for writing, with a proven track record of service to the literary world as a publisher, literary agent, creative executive, or producer. You will, ideally, have experience of working within an academic environment, and be comfortable with the administrative duties involved in running courses or modules.
The successful candidate will be required to teach across a number of creative industry focused modules, including UG Creative Enterprise Modules, and our MA Modules in Professional Skills. You may also be asked to design and deliver a suite of innovative low-residency courses in creative writing at MA level, or co-ordinate all or part of a postgraduate programme, or play a lead role in the production of MIX Digital, our flagship creative writing conference and festival.
Deadline: 12 midnight GMT, 17 August 2015
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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing (Environmental Writing)
About the role: The 0.5 FTE in Environmental Writing should have an international or national reputation as a nature writer, environmental writer or natural history broadcaster. Their interests might include international nature writing, literature and climate change, literature and wildlife, and literature and landscape. Experience of teaching at university level will be an advantage. The role includes the leadership of an innovative distance-learning masters programme, with a focus on creative nonfiction, nature writing and other kinds of environmental writing.
Deadline: 12 midnight GMT, 12 August 2015
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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing (Transnational Writing)
About the role: The 0.5 FTE in Transnational Writing should have an international reputation as a writer, educator or a producer of new writing. You will have developed and delivered new writing projects and programmes within the international arena, and you will have extensive international connections, especially in Asia, Australia or America. We are looking for someone with a proven ability to deliver Creative Writing Courses and innovative creative programmes within transnational environments. The ability to communicate across cultures is essential, and you will ideally speak multiple languages.
The successful candidate will be required to develop and deliver our MA programmes in Transnational Writing and Creative Practice. You may also be asked to design and deliver a suite of innovative low-residency courses in Creative writing and practice, or play a lead role in the production of MIX Digital, our flagship creative writing conference and festival.
Deadline: 12 midnight GMT, 11 August 2015
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About Bath Spa University: Bath Spa University’s vision is to be a leading educational institution in creativity, culture, enterprise and education. With innovative teaching and learning, research excellence and state-of-the-art facilities, we put our students at the very centre of all we do.
Based in the Department of Creative Writing, you will be part of a distinguished team of creative writers and creative practitioners, as well as 10 internationally recognised Professors including Fay Weldon, Maggie Gee, David Almond, Kate Pullinger, Philip Hensher and Naomi Alderman.
We have a reputation as one of the country’s leading teaching and research centres for creative writing. We are home to a diverse community of writers from all disciplines — playwrights, scriptwriters, poets, nonfiction and professional writers, novelists, and digital specialists. Our graduates regularly publish their work with companies such as Random House, HarperCollins, Oxford University Press and see their work produced by leading broadcasters such as the BBC.
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