Applications are invited for a part-time (2 days per week / 0.4FTE) post of Writer in Residence based in the department of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. Located within the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, English Literature is an exceptionally strong subject area with a commitment to developing links in Creative Writing between its students and professional writers. The University wishes to appoint a highly capable person who will fulfil and develop the University-wide role of Writer in Residence.
The appointee will be a published writer of poetry or prose fiction with demonstrable ability to engage with a varied cohort of talented and demanding students. S/he will also have demonstrable organisational skills, as well as established connections in the professional literary world in Edinburgh, central Scotland or beyond.
The appointment is for a fixed term of 2 years, starting in September 2019 and is not renewable. The post is restricted to a two-year period in order that students and the University benefit from the varied development activities, experiences and exposure to professional writers that the rolling 2-year writer-in-residence programme provides.
Salary is £27,830 to £32,236 per annum, pro rata.
Informal queries can be sent via email to Dr Andrew Taylor, Head of English Literature – Andrew.Taylor@ed.ac.uk
Application deadline: 5pm (GMT) 20th March 2019.
It is expected that interviews will take place on 22nd April 2019.