Assistant Professor in English (Creative Writing)

Dublin City University

Three year Fixed Term Contract


Dublin City University ( is a research-intensive, globally-engaged, dynamic institution that is distinguished by both the quality and impact of its graduates and its focus on the translation of knowledge into societal and economic benefit. Excellence in its education and research activities has led to its consistent position in the rankings of the world’s top young universities.

The School of English in Dublin City University is a research active and vibrant School with specialist knowledge in the areas of Irish Studies, Theatre Studies, Poetry, Critical Theory, Children’s Literature, and the long Nineteenth Century. We are seeking to consolidate and expand our Creative Writing modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level by recruiting an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) -above bar- from 1 September 2018. We are open to all suitable applications from Creative Writers in fiction with an international reputation in the arts and experience in teaching at University Level. Possessing the ability to teach modules beyond Creative Writing would be an advantage.

DCU has a strong track record in attracting both Irish and European Union research funding under Horizon 2020, Marie Curie Actions and Erasmus.  We offer a dynamic, internationally-focused environment in which to advance your academic career.

The School of English:

The School of English is involved in three undergraduate programmes, three taught postgraduate programmes including a new Creative Writing Masters programme and a PhD programme. The successful candidate will be expected to play a role in the development and delivery of the School’s taught programmes and in the identification and delivery of new programmes in their specialist area.

The School is committed to high quality research and publications and supports its staff in such work.

Skills and Experience:

Applicants for the position must hold an honours degree, should be qualified to a post-graduate level. Applicants must have experience of teaching at University Level. The successful candidate will have an excellent international publication record and profile within the arts. Ideally they should have at least two years higher-level teaching experience. The successful candidate should be capable of working in a team and of providing leadership in developing teaching within the School. Specialist academic knowledge in American literature and fiction would be an advantage.

Informal Enquiries to:

Dr. Derek Hand, Head of School of English

E-mail:; Tel. +353 1 700 6099

Please do not send applications to this email address, instead apply as described below.

Further information:

More information on the School, including areas of research expertise and details of taught programmes, may be found at:  

Further information on the above position, including the job description and application procedure, is available from

Salary Scales:

Lecturer below bar:  €37,352 – €51,724

Lecturer above bar:  €50,159 – €76,891*

* Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be made on the appropriate point of the salary scale in line with current Government pay policy.

Closing date: 18th June 2018

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer