Job offer available in Scotland Lecturer (Teaching & Research) in Creative Practice, School of Humanities at University of Dundee

Summary of Post

The School of Humanities at the University of Dundee is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Creative Practice to support and develop existing research and teaching strategies in this area. Experience in practice based research and teaching is an essential criterion. Areas of practice that the School is concentrating upon include creative writing, comics, film (particularly documentary filmmaking), and theatre, although other areas will be considered.

The successful applicant will be involved in teaching and assessing Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, and will contribute to the School’s priorities in research and scholarship. They will be closely involved with the design and running of a new Masters course in Creative Practice and the development and delivery of undergraduate courses with a similar focus. Experience of managing placements and internships would be valuable.

A completed PhD is expected, as is an established research profile with identifiable outcomes and achievements, and the ability to contribute to the upcoming Research Excellence Framework evaluation.

School of Humanities

The School of Humanities expands the understanding of the world’s culture and creativity through critical reflection and practice in history, literature, drama, continental philosophy, film, creative writing, comics and graphic novels, modern languages, and archival study. It attracts over 1000 students across these disciplines, working closely with various Schools across the University, and notably Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD).

The School prides itself on its research-driven commitment to promoting the critical understanding of culture and society through interdisciplinary work. This is organised around our research centres, which come under the umbrella of the Arts and Humanities Research Institute (AHRI). The School draws upon the culture within the city of Dundee and has created strong links with the local community and institutions through its strong programme of public engagement and partnership based projects.

The staff within the School are deeply committed to inspiring students to reach their potential. The successful applicant should be prepared to join a proactive team seeking to transform student lives so that they can then go on to transform and influence others within society.

Application Requirements

Your application must include the following:

  • Cover letter outlining your suitability for the role;
  • Details of at least 3 referees;
  • Research plan (1 – 2 pages), covering both the relationship of your research and creative practice, and your plans (in both research and creative practice) for the first 5 years in post;
  • Teaching plan (1 – 2 pages) outlining previous experience and teaching philosophy, potential contributions to teaching in the School, and a brief outline of an honours level module you would design and deliver once in post.
  • 1 example of academic work and 1 example of creative practice.

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee – an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links. 

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