14 January 2008

VACANCY - Professor in Creative Writing (U of Adelaide, SA; Deadline - 31 Jan 2008)

Professor in Creative Writing
School of Humanities
Job Reference Number: 12448

>> FULL JOB DESC and CRITERIA: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/jobs/current/12448/

The University of Adelaide invites applications for a Professorship in Creative Writing in the Discipline of English. The Discipline has a well-established and successful program in Creative Writing at the postgraduate level, from Graduate Certificate to PhD, and will be introducing an undergraduate stream from 2009. Graduates and students of the program have had very good publication outcomes, and Wet Ink: a magazine of new writing is produced by members of the Discipline. Creative writing staff and students are actively involved in the wider writing and arts community and in the production of literary journals.

This position is supported by the Government of South Australia through ArtsSA. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the further development of the Creative Writing program and in its engagement with the wider arts community, maintain a strong public presence as a publishing writer, supervise postgraduate research students, and participate actively in the intellectual and collegial life of the Discipline. The two previous incumbents of the position (Tom Shapcott and Nicholas Jose) have both been distinguished in their engagement with the study and teaching of Australian writing as well as in their own practice of creative work.

Further Information
Further information, including the selection criteria (PDF, 24kB) and information on the Creative Writing program, may be obtained from Professor Nicholas Jose (nicholas.jose@adelaide.edu.au).

Receipt of applications deadline: 31 January 2008.