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Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing: Playwriting, Screen Writing, and Adaptation

Department of English


£39,233 to £46,397 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance

Post Type
Part Time

Closing Date
23.59 hours BST on Friday 02 August 2024


Right to work: Please note that it will not be possible for the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to the successful candidate for this position. Therefore, the appointable candidate will need to be eligible to work in the UK or have leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the University, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Part-Time (21 hours per week). Fixed Term for 10 Months

Applications are invited for the post of Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing: Playwriting, Screenwriting and Adaptation in the Department of English.

The successful candidate will join a team of prize-winning writers and dedicated teachers in the department, including seven Fellows of the Royal Society of Literature. Our BA English and Creative Writing was ranked 2nd in the UK (Complete University Guide 2024) and we are proud that our student body is very diverse. 

You will have a national profile as an author with a track record of writing for stage and/or screen, and experience of teaching creative writing at undergraduate level. You will have demonstrated the ability to work with others in teaching and/or administration. You will be committed to inclusive teaching and diversifying the curriculum and have a strong commitment to pastoral support and mentoring. 

Candidates will be expected to provide teaching in creative writing at BA levels, with an emphasis on playwriting and screenwriting. The post holder will also be required to teach a course on the theory and critical history of screen adaptations for English and Creative Writing students and to contribute to co-curricular enrichment activities.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities.   The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof. Adam Roberts, Head of Department via 

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: .

Please quote the reference: 0724-210

Closing Date:   23:59, 2 August 2024 

Interview Date: 21 August 2024

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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This position is not eligible for hybrid working.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.



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