Lecturer in Creative Writing (1801) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Do you have the ability to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds?
  • Are you interested in continuing your career as a publishing writer and playing a role in our wide range of public engagement activities?
  • Do you have a developing record of scholarly research and publication and/or creative work?


Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

As a Lecturer in Creative Writing, you will be convening our celebrated MA Fiction workshop and working with the next generation of Aotearoa’s novelists and short story writers. You will also be continuing your career as a publishing writer, and playing a role in our wide range of public engagement activities. This is a permanent full time position.  

The International Institute of Modern Letters is one of the leading creative writing programmes in the world. Our graduates have won major international prizes, including the Booker Prize and the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize, and feature regularly in the national book awards. You’ll be joining a small team of dedicated teachers and working with a diverse range of talented students.  

Ō pūmanawa - About you

The ideal candidate will have good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Key requirements:

  • A completed PhD in a relevant field, or other relevant qualifications commensurate with the role.
  • A developing record of scholarly research and publication and/or creative work.
  • Demonstrated evidence of some successful teaching in a relevant field at tertiary level.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy:  22 October 2021                                   

Contact Details for Vacancy:If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Damien Wilkins on (04) 463 6808.But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.