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Poet in Residence (Associate Tutor)

English

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  Salary up to £33.78 per hour depending on qualifications and experience
1-Year Appointment
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 31 July 2024
Interview Date:  Monday 19 August 2024
Reference:  023324

1-Year Appointment

The University of Surrey is delighted to announce a renewal of the Surrey Poetry Fellowship, as part of the institution’s longstanding commitment to establishing Guildford as a centre for the creation, performance, publication and study of poetry.

This year’s poet in residence will build upon the legacy of the university’s first teacher of poetry, Morag Morris, and the work of previous Surrey Poetry Fellows, Amy De’Ath, Stephen Mooney, Jessica Pujol, Nicholas Johnson, Prudence Chamberlain, James Davies, Verity Spott, Robert Kiely, Karenjit Sandhu, and Briony Hughes.

About the role 

The Poet in Residence will play a key role in organising the Surrey Poetry Festival, will organise poetry workshops for students and possibly other members of the university and beyond, will introduce the guest speaker at the Morag Morris Poetry Lecture, and may participate in other projects within the School. The postholder’s first objective, however, will be to write poetry which engages with the research culture in the department, particularly in the field of contemporary and innovative literature. See 

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/school-literature-languages 

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/school-literature-languages/research 

The expectation is that the post-holder will need to be present on campus to deliver the poetry workshops (five or six spread across both semesters). Overall, this part-time post will amount to appx 65-70 hours for Poet in Residence work.

About you 

  • An honours postgraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification is required. 
  • A postgraduate qualification/teaching qualification would also be desirable. 
  • Teaching experience and event management experience is essential. 
  • Good organisational and IT skills are necessary as well as the ability to work independently.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Liz Bahs e.bahs@surrey.ac.uk or Dr Angela Szczepaniak a.szczepaniak@surrey.ac.uk 

How to apply

To apply online, please click on the 'apply online' button above.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31st July 2024.

Interviews will take place: Monday 19th August 2024 .

At Surrey, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equitable opportunities for all, in the pursuit of Surrey’s vision to be a leading global University. We work together to create a truly inclusive culture. We place great value on diversity and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are seeking to increase the diversity within our community and would particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities. Appointments will always be made on merit.

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