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0161 275 4499
Manchester, Manchester, UK
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Salary: £32,236 to £39,609
Closes: 25th March 2019
Job Ref: HUM-13509

Job Reference : HUM-13509
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 25/03/2019
Salary : £32,236 - £39,609 per annum (pro rata) according to relevant experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
Division : Centre for New Writing
Hours Per week : 0.5 fte of 2 x 0.25 FTE
Contract Duration : From 1 May 2019 until 30 October 2022

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester invites applications for a Lecturer in Playwriting, tenable from 1 May 2019 for a period of three and a half years. The successful candidate will be a playwright with a track record of produced and published work of international significance, a proven ability as an excellent teacher, and potential to contribute to the research profile of the School. You will play a leading role in the development and delivery of an ambitious new MA in Playwriting (launched September 2019), working alongside a team of successful theatre practitioners and researchers, creative writers and screenwriters based in the Centre for New Writing and Drama Department. The successful candidate will teach and assess postgraduate courses in playwriting, and contribute to undergraduate courses in related areas in the Drama and English Departments, as necessary. You will contribute fully to the Centre for New Writing and Drama Department’s other activities, including public events series, outreach work with schools, collaborations with external cultural institutions, and/or the organisation of industry seminars with visiting writers and professionals from the theatre industry.

Applications from playwrights with specialisms in any area of playwriting are welcome, and preference will be given to applicants with a good track record of work in industry as well as academic contexts.

The University of Manchester is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community and we encourage applications from writers whose backgrounds and interests help us to achieve this aim. You are welcome to include in your application a statement that describes how your teaching will engage students from a wide variety of backgrounds and improve access of underrepresented individuals and groups to writing careers in the theatre industry.

a 0.25 basis.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Jenny Hughes, Head of Drama


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Tel: 0161 850 2004

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Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button above to find out more.
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