Page for academic positions in Creative Writing that begin in 2020-2021.

Last year's page: Creative Writing 2019

See also: English Literature 2019-2020

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Contents

RECENT ACTIVITY on Creative Writing 2020 Wiki[edit | edit source]

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Who Got the Job?: OFFERS ACCEPTED for AY 2020-21[edit | edit source]

Fiction: Full-Time / TT Jobs Accepted[edit | edit source]

Allegheny College: Mari Christmas
Auburn University: Maria Kuznetsova (Inside Hire)
Bryant University: Melissa Michal Slocum
California State University, San Bernardino: 
College of Charleston:
Emerson College: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
Georgia College & State University:
Hamilton College:
Hope College:
Johns Hopkins:
North Carolina State University:
Northern Kentucky University: Michelle Donahue
Rutgers-Newark: Akil Kumarasamy, Naomi Jackson
Southern Utah University: Ryan Shoemaker (Inside Hire)
Stonybrook University:
Syracuse University:
University of California, Santa Cruz: Jennifer Tseng
University of Houston: 
University of Memphis: Mark Mayer
University of Miami:
University of Missouri-St. Louis:
University of Montana: Emily Ruskovich and Boris Fishman
University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Derek Palacio
University of North Texas: [search cancelled]
Western Washington University:
College of William and Mary: Brian Castleberry (inside hire)
Vassar College: Tracy O'Neill

Non-Fiction: Full-Time / TT Jobs Accepted[edit | edit source]

Georgia State University:
Ithaca College: Rajpreet Heir
Kennesaw State University: Garrard Conley
Old Dominion University: Search cancelled after virtual campus visits due to coronavirus
Texas Tech University: Noam Dorr
University of British Columbia:
University of Michigan:
University of South Florida: Julia Koets
Virginia Commonwealth University: Jessica Hendry Nelson

Poetry: Full-Time / TT Jobs Accepted[edit | edit source]

Auburn University:
Brown University/Mellon Gateway Fellowship:
Coastal Carolina University: search canceled
Florida State University: L. Lamar Wilson
Jacksonville State University: Kimberly Ann Southwick
Michigan State University:
New Mexico Highlands University: Sara Lupita Olivares
Northwestern University: Charif Shanahan
Sam Houston State University: Ginger Ko
San Diego State University: Blas Falconer (Inside Hire)
San Francisco State University: Tonya M. Foster
Southern Methodist University: Katie Condon
University of California, Berkeley:
University of California, Santa Barbara: Amrah Salomón
University of Chicago: Margaret Ross
University of Cincinnati: Aditi Machado
University of Illinois: Ángel García, Corey Van Landingham (Inside Hire)
University of Memphis: Emily Skaja
University of South Florida: Natalie Scenters-Zapico
University of Tennessee-Knoxville: Iliana Rocha
University of Texas at Arlington: Nathanael O'Reilly
University of Pittsburgh: Diana Khoi Nguyen
Western Michigan University:
Widener University: Jessica Guzman 

Open Creative Writing: Full-Time / TT Jobs Accepted[edit | edit source]

Antioch University: Lisa Locascio
Austin College:
Bennington College: Paul La Farge
California State University, East Bay: 
Cleveland Institute of Art:
Emory University: Tameka Cage Conley
Middlesex University:
Mount Holyoke College: Anna Maria Hong
The New School: Search suspended
New York University:
Piedmont College: Jaydn DeWald
Rice University: Tomas Q. Morin
San Francisco State University: 
Southern Methodist University: Sanderia Faye (inside hire)
Southern New Hampshire University:
Stony Brook University: Molly Gaudry
University College Dublin:
University of Aberdeen:
University of Denver: Patty Yumi Cottrell
University of Alabama:
University of British Columbia:
University of Redlands:
Waldorf University:

Visiting Positions / Fellowships Accepted[edit | edit source]

Adelphi University:
Cleveland State University Fellowship in Writing and Publishing:
Colby College: College of Charleston: 
Cornell College (Distinguished Visiting Writer, one semester): Miriam Bird Greenberg
Deep Springs College:
George Washington University (Jenny McKean Moore Writer):
Guilford College:
Hobart & William Smith Trias Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow: search cancelled
Louisiana State University: Brenna Womer
Merrimack College: Diana Arterian
Mills College: Aria Aber
Minnesota State U:
New College: Eric Blix
NYU Abu Dhabi:
NYU London:
Oklahoma State University (writer-in-residence):
Philips Academy Andover:
Piedmont College:
St. Lawrence University: Leora Fridman
University of Chicago: University of Houston-Clear Lake:
University of Illinois: Christopher Kempf
University of Leeds:
Uninversity of Montana: Sean Hill and Keetje Kuipers (visiting professors, poetry, 2020-21) University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill (Kenan Visiting):
University of North Carolina--Wilmington (Visiting Artist & Scholar): Wesleyan University: 
Westminster College (Writer in Residence): Miriam Bird Greenberg
Wichita State University Distinguished Visiting Writer in Residence (spring 2020): Michael Parker
Wichita State University Emerging Poet-in-Residence (spring 2020): Diana Arterian

 

Administrative Positions Accepted[edit | edit source]

Chautauqua Institution, Director of Literary Arts:
Wilkes University, Director of MA/MFA:

Q&A: [edit | edit source]

Salaries: there have been very few posts about creative writing jobs on the salaries page. For all of our negotiating benefit, it would be helpful to have a little more data. Can anyone comment with salary data (either publically available or not) to give us a sense of where salary levels currently are/ should be? 

Full Professor:

200k (named chair at elite public technical university, medium/high COL)

90k (public university, low COL)

105k (R2 public, low COL)

Associate Professor:

105k (public SLAC, high COL)

202k (public R1, Southwest, medium COL)

low 70s (public university, low COL), 

mid 70's (R2 public, low COL)

low 50s (private SLAC, high CoL)

Assistant Professor:

92k (public R1, Southwest, medium COL)

mid 80s (R1 public, Southwest, high COL)

High 70s (Private, New England, medium high COL, mostly undergrad)

70s (R2 public, high-ranked MFA attached, rural)

70s (R3 public, undergrad only, city-adjacent)

low 70s (private university, large city, graduate faculty)

high 60s (R1 public, state university, Southwest, medium COL)

low 60s (R1 public, state university)

low 60s (public, fourth tier PhD program, small city, medium COL)

low 60s (private liberal arts, small city, low COL, advanced asst prof offer)

low 60s (R2 public, undergrad & MFA, low COL)

low 60s (R1 public, undergrad and non-MFA master's program, low COL)

high 50s (private liberal arts, small city, low COL)

high 50s (private liberal arts, rural, low COL)

mid 50s (public university, low COL)

low/mid 50s (public university, low/medium COL)

upper 40s (public research university with MA/PhD)

mid-40s, (public, very small rural school. Honestly, this salary was horrifying)

low/mid 50s (public, undergrad only, small city)

Full Time Non-TT:

mid 70s (private, MFA program, large metro area, high COL)

mid 40s (small, private religious college, rural, low COL, high work expectations beyond advertised load)

Visiting Assistant Professor:

low 60s (private college, northeast, med/high COL) ​​ low/mid 50s (private college, low/medium COL)

mid 70s (private SLAC, northwest, med/high COL)  

low 60s (private university, northeast, low COL) plus 6k (negotiated) relocation expenses + conference funding

$40,000, nonnegotiable (private university, south, med/high COL)


-What does COL mean? (Seconded. Could someone explain what COL is shorthand for?). COL = Cost of Living

-For most public universities, university salary is publicly available.  If you need to negotiate, just look up a comparable university and see what their equivalent hires are getting paid.  Factors depend on cost of living, rural vs. city, research-oriented, weather, ranking of MFA or PhD program,  etc., so look up one that matches the school you're trying to negotiate with. However, unless you have another offer that's better in some way, just knowing that another comparable university pays higher isn't going to help you negotiate. You didn't in fact get an offer from comparable, higher-paying university, and so you dont have any leverage that you might go to another university without an increased offer.

-It seems like there are a lot of jobs this year that haven't contacted anyone yet (no Skype interviews, no campus interviews, not even any rejections without interviews). Any idea why this is? Now that we've abandoned the MLA model, is it just that there's a new schedule that will go later into the Spring semester? Something else? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

-My sense is that the market is so saturated with deserving candidates that there are not all that many folks in our field getting multiple flyouts- rather, since for any of these jobs there are hundreds of candidates with tons of publications, teaching experience, etc etc, different committees hone in on different candidates. Therefore, fewer of the folks who know about this board have info to share about multiple searches, leaving us somewhat in the dark. (I could be totally wrong about all this, of course- it's just my sense from knowing a few people on the market...)


-- I think people have been deleting things. I've posted updates from jobs I've progressed in and returned later to see that they'd been removed. 

--I doubt people have been intentionally deleting things, and those kinds of changes would show up in the edit history.  It's possible that you did not confirm the changes after you initially submitted them, or people had the document open for changes before yours were submitted and so overwrote yours.


--I wasn't the person who originally made the comment about people deleting things, but I would add that I've also noticed updates being deleted, particularly dates for interviews or rejections. Yes, one can see them in the edit history, which is how I've seen them, but it's still happening. That said, I agree most people probably aren't intentionally deleting things. I also find a certain humor in the fact that in order to make the comment about people not intentionally deleting things, one of my comment was deleted. (Unintentionally, I assume, but still funny.) Anyway, my original comment that was deleted: "I get the sense that many people simply don't want to post for one reason or another. I have a friend on the market this year who heard from many postings below, accepted a position at one of them, but has chosen not to post. Many job openings didn't make it to this page at all, like Chowan and Southwest Minnesota. Others made it to Who Got the Job only, like Piedmont and both positions at the University of South Florida. Coronavirus and hiring freezes certainly play a role, but the wiki already wasn't getting much attention this year. "

-Whoa, weird. I was the one who posted that edit, but I didn't delete anything, only added. And I definitely didn't go further down than the Q&A, I only had the Q&A page open for editing, but edit history says that a few dates disappeared too. And I had recently refreshed that page. Maybe it's the wiki glitching? Because otherwise I can't explain it.


Q: Who else's offers and searches are getting cancelled, frozen, or "paused for reassessment to mission criticality" because of COVID-19 and accompanying recession? How many of these searches are even still going?


-I recently completed two on-campus interviews (one in-person and the other moved to a virtual visit on Zoom). One school has already emailed to say they have entered a hiring freeze and will likely not be filling the position this year. The other school hasn't admitted to a hiring freeze, but the search seems to be paused, with no updates expected anytime soon.

The list linked here is not exclusive to Creative Writing, but it gives a sense of how search freezes, cancellations, etc. are being handled nationwide.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KohP4xZdN8BZy1OMeXCAGagswvUOWpOws72eDKpBhI4/preview



-I know of two searches that have been cancelled at the campus visit stage. One was in the process of switching to a virtual visit when the institution implemented a freeze. As if the job market hasn't been grim enough. 


-Yes. After my dept. fought for YEARS for a much needed line to replace someone who left, we had finally made a verbal offer to someone on the very day our admin decided to freeze everything. Unclear whether that person will be hired or not- really feel sorry for them, to have come so close only to have a decent job yanked away. The job market next year is going to be completely nonexistent, I'm afraid.

FICTION: Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions[edit | edit source]

University of Memphis (USA:TN) - TT Assistant - Fiction[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of Memphis seeks applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in fiction writing. The position begins Fall semester 2020. The University of Memphis is a public university of over 20,000 students located in a quiet residential neighborhood in a legendary American city, and we embrace diversity and strive to be a major metropolitan research institution. Note: although we are primarily recruiting for a position in fiction, we are also accepting applications from candidates in creative nonfiction and poetry for a potential second position in the Creative Writing concentration.


Duties include teaching workshops and forms courses at the graduate and/or undergraduate level, and possibly a literature survey course; service to the creative writing program on thesis committees; assisting with student recruitment; possibly the direction of the River City Writers reading series or The Pinch literary journal; and other service to the Department and the Creative Writing program. For further information about our program, see our website: https://www.memphis.edu/english/graduate/mfa/creative_writing.php


Minimum Position Qualifications Required: MFA or PhD in creative writing; demonstrated teaching excellence; at least one full-length book of fiction in print or in press by a nationally recognized press; strong record of publication. For applicants in other genres, we require a full-length book of creative nonfiction or poetry in print or in press by a nationally recognized press; the remaining requirements are the same as for the fiction position.


Applications for this position must be submitted on-line. To apply, visit https://workforum.memphis.edu. To ensure full consideration, letter of application; a vita; a writing sample of 20-50 pages of fiction uploaded in a single pdf or doc file; and contact information for three references should be received by December 16, 2019. Screening will begin December 16 and may continue until filled. For applicants in other genres, include 20-50 pages of creative nonfiction or 10 poems, in addition to letter of application, vita, and contact information for three references. Finalists may be requested to mail a copy of a book to the search committee chair.


The University of Memphis is an Equal Employment /Affirmative Action Employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class.


Acknowledgment received:


Request for additional materials:


Rejection (no interview):


Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):  contacted for skype interview in early Jan (for the potential second position in poetry referenced in listing).


Rejection (after preliminary interview):


Campus interview scheduled:


Rejection (after campus interview):


Offer made:


Offer accepted:

NOTES:

What is the teaching load?

Negotiable, but standard is a 3-2 for Assistants.

Why does it always seem like this place is hiring?


Creative Writing – Visiting Professor of Practice (Open Rank)

NYU Abu Dhabi

Arts and Humanities Division

The Literature and Creative Writing Program at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint a multi-year visiting professor position of creative writing (open-rank, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Practice of Creative Writing) starting September 1, 2020. The candidate should be comfortable teaching and writing in two genres at least (e.g., fiction and poetry). The hired creative writer must be rooted in writing practice, have publishing experience, and demonstrate a passion for teaching.

Teaching load for the year is four courses (typically 2 in Fall, 2 in Spring) plus capstone thesis advising. Teaching duties may also include courses in the NYUAD Core Curriculum, which also has several creative writing-oriented course offerings.

A Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts, evidence of teaching excellence and prior work with a global student population is desirable. Broad knowledge of works of literature from a variety of different global regions (Middle East, South Asia, Africa, Asia) and of translation or multilingual approaches to writing is preferable. 

Appointments are tenable for up to 3 years. Visiting faculty (if not retired) must be able to obtain a leave of absence and a letter of no objection from their home institution. 

The NYUAD academic calendar typically starts the last week of August and ends in the last week of May. Candidates must be willing to relocate to the UAE in time for the beginning of the semester.

About NYU Abu Dhabi
NYU Abu Dhabi is a pioneer of higher education in a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, while advancing cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. Part of the NYU global network, NYU Abu Dhabi offers an outstanding liberal arts and science education to students from the United Arab Emirates, United States, and around the world, focusing on intercultural understanding and leadership. It supports innovative research that pushes the frontiers of knowledge forward and responds in powerful and interdisciplinary ways to vital global and local questions. NYU Abu Dhabi advances NYU as a model university for the 21st century and contributes in multiple ways to the development of a sustainable, knowledge-based economy in Abu Dhabi.

As an international center of excellence in teaching and research, our goal is to attract outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students, and providing an intellectually rich environment. Students are drawn from around the globe, surpassing all traditional academic benchmarks. The NYU Abu Dhabi undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school appointments, and many other honors. 

Working for NYUAD
A world-class institution deserves world-class benefits. At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work, it’s your home and in order for you to research, teach, and thrive, we’re offering a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. Start with generous relocation allowances to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by competitive salaries, housing and transportation allowances, and educational assistance for your dependents. Health and wellness services round out our offerings, plus more. Click here for more information on benefits for you and your dependents.  All benefits are subject to eligibility criteria and dependent on the duration of the appointment.

To apply for this position, please submit the following items:


  • CV

  • Cover Letter

  • Up to Five (5) Representative Publications 

  • Teaching Statement

  • Syllabi

  • List of Courses Taught

  • Recent teaching evaluations (if available)

  • Writing Sample Across Genres (not to exceed 25 pages)

  • Names and contact information for three (3) references. (Only referees of shortlisted candidates will be contacted.)  

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled. 

Shortlisted candidates are expected to be invited for campus visits in Abu Dhabi in Spring 2020. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in academic year 2020-2021. 

Hiring for this position is subject to final budgetary approval. If you have any questions, please email nyuad.artsandhumanities.positions@nyu.edu.

If this sounds like you, apply now.

Join NYU Abu Dhabi, an exceptional place for exceptional people. 

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Allegheny College (USA:PA) - TT Assistant or Associate - Fiction[edit | edit source]

The English Department at Allegheny College invites applications for fiction writers interested in joining a vibrant program dedicated to exceptional undergraduate education in creative writing and literature. Our program enjoys an outstanding record of alumni accomplishment, reflected in MFA and PhD program admissions, several Stegner Fellowships, frequent literary publications, and national awards. Faculty publish widely and receive considerable travel and research support from the College, which is dedicated to a balanced teacher-scholar model that lies at the core of Liberal Arts colleges.

Our future colleague will be an active writer of literary fiction whose work and professional interests demonstrate an earnest engagement with a diverse world. While primary teaching responsibilities will be in fiction writing and literature, Allegheny College has committed ongoing resources to build faculty clusters with expertise in race, gender, and/or social justice who could contribute to the core curriculum in one (or more) of three interdisciplinary programs: Black Studies, Community & Justice Studies, and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. This position will be in the cluster program and applicants are asked to demonstrate how their teaching and research experience intersects with one (or more of) these fields in their submitted materials; we have particular interest in candidates whose work is conversant with Black Studies. Faculty in the cluster program will be appointed in the hiring department, for this position the English Department, with clearly established guidelines and evaluation processes for contributions to other program(s). The cluster program will offer professional development opportunities, and we welcome teacher-scholars who are enthusiastic about collaborating with faculty colleagues and mentoring undergraduate students in the above interdisciplinary areas.

All Allegheny faculty teach in the college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars and advise senior projects. The teaching load is 3/3, with course releases earned for Senior Project advising.

Qualifications: Ph.D. with an M.F.A. in creative writing preferred, a promising record of publication in fiction, and college teaching experience. Strong candidates will demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education, including pedagogy and experience consistent with diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body. We take seriously our responsibility to increase the diversity of our dedicated faculty, recognizing that diversity is an integral aspect of high quality education. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community). Women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, and diversity statement (describing how you incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, research, and/or service), by email to Matthew Ferrence, Chair of English, at englishjobs@allegheny.edu. Writing samples and letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019, with short-listed candidates invited to interview via teleconference, followed by anticipated campus visits in late autumn. Please indicate in your application if you wish to be considered for a January 2020 start date.

Acknowledgment received: 9/30

Request for additional materials: 10/4

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 10/19 Video x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: yes

Offer accepted: yes

NOTES:

Auburn University (USA: AL) - TT Assistant Professor - Fiction[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in creative writing, with a specialization in Fiction, to begin Fall 2020. The teaching load for tenure-track faculty is normally 2-2, with the possibility of a special teaching load in the first two years to support strong creative scholarship. Teaching normally includes balanced assignments in upper-division and graduate creative writing courses, including the fiction workshop, or courses in form, craft, or theory, and the possibility of teaching in Auburn's core curriculum. The successful candidate will participate in and help to shape a strong undergraduate major and graduate concentration that includes advising of MA students in portfolio projects. (Many of our graduates go on to pursue MFAs and PhDs.) Creative writing faculty serve on departmental committees and are involved in outreach efforts such as overseeing reading series and working together to edit our national literary magazine, Southern Humanities Review. We are particularly interested in candidates who can advance the Department's commitment to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment through creative activity, scholarship, innovative teaching and course design. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Minimum QualificationsRequired qualifications include a terminal degree in Creative Writing (MFA or PhD) by the August 16, 2020, starting date; a strong creative writing and teaching specialization as well as an academic background in creative writing; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college/university level; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing; significant potential for continued successful publication of creative work, as well as other scholarly, professional, and/or creative activities; and strong potential as a colleague taking part in the life and work of a unified department of English Studies (including majors in creative writing, literature, and professional writing; graduate concentrations in creative writing, literature, and rhetoric and composition, and a graduate program in technical and professional communication). The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required. Desired QualificationsDesired qualifications include significant publications in nationally recognized venues, including at least one full-length book from a major independent, university, or commercial press; successful experience teaching fiction at the college/university level; interest in teaching a secondary genre, such as nonfiction, screenwriting, or hybrid genres; interest and/or experience in literary publishing; demonstrated commitment to diversity in outreach and teaching. We seek candidates with a track record of innovative teaching, scholarship, and service. Special Instructions to ApplicantsReview of applications will begin, Oct 15, 2019. Please have the following documents ready to upload: cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample; a statement of teaching philosophy; contact information for three references; transcripts. Open Until Filled: Yes

References required for this position? Yes

If yes, minimum number requested: 3 

Application Information Contact:Auburn University Online App. Form:https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/3832  Acknowledgment received: 9/30

Request for additional materials: 10/4

Rejection (no interview): 2/18

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/19 (Zoom)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Bryant University (USA: RI) - TT Assistant Professor - Fiction[edit | edit source]

The Department of English and Cultural Studies at Bryant University seeks a Creative Writer with a specialty in fiction and an additional writing discipline for appointment as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. The position begins August 2020. This position offers a competitive salary with full benefits.

Bryant University is a selective, four year, residential university that has academic programs that are distinguished by an integration of the arts and sciences with business. Our innovative academic programs are attuned to the needs of industry and society. We have 3,459 undergraduate students who hail from 36 states and over 50 countries. We also have 211 full- and part-time graduate students. Bryant is located in Smithfield, RI, and is 15 minutes northwest of Providence, RI, and one hour south of Boston, MA.

Principal Accountabilities

The Assistant Professor of Creative Writing will have a standard course load of three courses per semester, including an introduction to college writing course or introduction to literary studies course, as well as upper-level writing workshops. Participation in the production of the Bryant Literary Review, Bryant’s nationally recognized annual literary journal, is expected. This position will play a leadership role in curriculum development in writing and creative writing programs. In addition, the appointment will include contributing to student growth and development through active involvement in student related activities (e.g., research mentorship, event planning, departmental advising). Service to the department and the university is also required.

Qualifications:

Terminal degree in field with a Ph.D. preferred. Specialty in fiction with the ability to teach in another writing discipline, such as screenwriting, creative nonfiction, drama, etc. Candidate should demonstrate an ability to both critically and creatively engage with texts. Strong record of publication in creative field. Evidence of experience in innovative teaching. Connections to local and regional arts communities are a plus. Candidates with specializations in one or more of the following areas especially encouraged to apply: environmental humanities, gender and sexuality studies, ethnic/critical race studies, cultural studies.

Deadline: Nov. 11

More info: https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/457/assistant-professor-of-creative-writing-fiction-/?porder=Creative+writing&ix=32#top-pagination

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/19

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/16 Skype -- interviews scheduled for Jan 14-15

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Feb 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: February 17

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES:

California State University, East Bay (USA:Ca) - Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing[edit | edit source]

California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.  With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program. http://www20.csueastbay.edu/

California State University East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences.  The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students.

The Department of English offers its diverse student population a rich array of courses in literature, creative writing, linguistics, and composition. The B.A. in English fosters an understanding and appreciation of 1) the major works of British, American, and global literature, including works by and about ethnic and cultural minorities and women, 2) the history, structure, and socio-cultural aspects of the English language, and 3) the aims and processes of creative and critical writing. Our general education offerings emphasize themes of diversity, social justice, and sustainability in literature and creative writing. In all our courses, the department helps students develop the advanced skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for successful careers and engagement in civic life. The M.A. in TESOL prepares students to teach adult-language learners and enrolls students from around the globe.

Our 12 full-time and 34 part-time faculty are active scholars, acclaimed creative writers, and dedicated teachers. Our students take part in a number of co-curricular activities: student literary magazines, visiting writers’ series, and literary contests.

The teaching load for tenure-track faculty in their first and second years of service is nine units per semester as specified in the collective bargaining agreement. After the second year of service, English faculty typically teach twelve units (three courses) per semester.

For more information on the Department of English, please visit: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/class/departments/english/

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in creative writing and literature as well as supervise the department’s co-curricular activities (i.e., student literary magazine, visiting writers’ series, literary contests). We are particularly interested in candidates who value engagement with issues of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality. All members of the department are expected to teach composition and general education. In addition to teaching, all faculty are expected to sustain a record of scholarly or creative work, advise majors, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.  Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses.   

Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor.   Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.  Subject to budgetary authorization.

Position Starts: Fall Semester, 2020

Qualifications

Required qualifications included earned MFA or equivalent in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Fiction Writing at time of appointment; a significant record of recent publications in nationally recognized magazines/journals; a book published or under contract with a nationally recognized press; and experience or interest in coordinating co-curricular activities (i.e., student literary magazines, visiting writers’ series, literary contests). The ideal candidate will demonstrate awareness of innovative pedagogy around issues of diversity and social justice, experience in advising and teaching students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Secondary emphasis in one or more of the following areas is preferred: creative non-fiction, literature, composition and rhetoric, general education, or teacher preparation.

Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/

Application Instructions

Application Deadline: 

For full consideration, all materials should be submitted by September 1, 2019. The hiring committee anticipates phone interviews in October and campus visits in November. The position will be considered open until filled.

Please submit 1.) a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; 2.) portfolio of relevant teaching materials including a teaching philosophy as well as sample syllabi and assignments; 3.) a one-page statement addressing experience in advising and teaching students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, as well as contributions to diversity through research or service; 4.) a writing sample; 5.) three letters of recommendation, and 6.) a current curriculum vitae via Interfolio (see https://apply.interfolio.com/61537). 

Deadline: 1 September 2019 (US Pacific Time, UTC-7)

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California State University, San Bernardino (USA:Cal) - Assistant Professor, Creative Writing (Fiction)[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at California State University, San Bernardino announces a tenure-track search for an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Creative Writing (Fiction) beginning August 2020. Formal review of applications will begin October 14, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. For reasons of equity and inclusion we will be conducting first-round interviews via videoconferences rather than at the MLA Convention.

Applicants should submit the following materials: 1) Curriculum Vitae; 2) Cover Letter that includes (a). A statement of your teaching philosophy (b). A statement of your research experience and goals, and (c) A statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB's Strategic Plan; 3) A writing sample; 4) If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching; 5) Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment); 6) Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three referees we may contact; 7) Three letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to comment; and 8) A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum1,000 words).

Please apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/2510720.

Deadline: 14 October 2019 (North American Pacific Time, UTC-7)

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College of Charleston (USA:SC) - TT Assistant Professor - Creative Writing (Fiction)[edit | edit source]

The College of Charleston’s Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Fiction) beginning January 2, 2020. The department offers both an MFA and a BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and is also home to the literary journal Crazyhorse.

We seek applicants with either an MFA or a PhD in Creative Writing, a strong publication record (at least one book published with a nationally recognized press), and significant teaching experience. We seek to attract a candidate with a demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially; a willingness to collaborate with creative writing faculty and Crazyhorse staff in programming and development; and a readiness to serve in Creative Writing program administrative roles.

The ordinary teaching assignment is 3/3. Teaching duties will include all levels of fiction writing workshops from beginning to graduate, along with mentoring MFA theses. Other graduate teaching responsibilities include: a course on the craft of fiction and thematic reading-intensive courses on 20th/21st-century works. Faculty are encouraged to develop special topics creative writing courses fueled by their interests; to participate in the periodic teaching of first-year writing, first-year experience courses, and Honors College colloquia; and to mentor undergraduate independent studies and Bachelor’s Essays.

Responsibilities of every faculty member include a commitment to teaching excellence, maintaining an outstanding program of research and/or creative activity, and providing service to the department and College.

APPLY VIA INTERFOLIO AT https://apply.interfolio.com/62909.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and current transcript to Interfolio by August 15, 2019. Contact the Department Chair Dr. Myra Seaman (SeamanM@cofc.edu) with questions about applying. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype.

Founded in 1770 and located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a public liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to the teacher-scholar model for faculty. Charleston is a thriving, culturally rich city. The College of Charleston, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Department of English have a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students, and to sustaining an inclusive work and learning environment.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and current transcript to Interfolio by August 15, 2019. Contact the Department Chair Dr. Myra Seaman (seamanm@cofc.edu) with questions about applying. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/8706

Deadline: 15 August 2019

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Emerson College (USA:MA) - TT Assistant Professor - Fiction[edit | edit source]

The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Fiction Writing. The appointment begins August 20, 2020. The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through teaching, other forms of engagement with students outside of the classroom, creative work, and service activities.Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversityin people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the College's intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

The Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing is a vibrant and engaged community of writers, scholars, and publishers. The department has over 100 full- and part-time faculty members, 550 undergraduate majors, and 250 graduate students in the Creative Writing MFA program, the online MFA program in Popular Fiction Writing and Publishing, and the Publishing and Writing MA program.

Emerson College is the nation's only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,535 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 75 countries and all 50 states.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a fiction writer with a published or forthcoming book and experience teaching creative writing at the college level. Candidates should have an MFA in creative writing, a terminal degree in a related field, or substantial publications equivalent to a terminal degree. Candidates whose work explicitly engages with the pressing issues of racial, cultural, sexual, gendered, economic, or religious difference are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will demonstrate ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A strong commitment to undergraduate education beyond the classroom is essential.

Primary teaching duties include fiction writing courses at both the BFA and MFA level, and in both the residential and online programs. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, student mentorship, assisting in the graduate admission process, and serving on other department and college committees.

People who identify as LGBTQIA+, Indigenous/Native people, other racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, and contact information for three references. Each material should be saved as a separate PDF or Word doc. and uploaded into the upload section where it requests your CV. Although the upload section just shows "upload CV" - you should upload all materials in this section as the separate documents.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please visit: https://emerson.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Emerson_College_ft_faculty/job/Boston-Campus/Assistant-Professor-in-Fiction-Writing_JR001406

About Us Emerson College is the nations only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

Diversity Statement Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: titleix@emerson.edu

Annual Clery Report n accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

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Application Information Contact:Emerson College Online App. Form:https://apptrkr.com/1637421

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Georgia College & State University - TT Assistant Professor - Fiction[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Georgia College invites applicants for a distinguished fiction writer to teach in the MFA and undergraduate Creative Writing Program. This is a tenure-track position, requiring: an MFA or Ph.D. by time of employment; at least one book of fiction and critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation; additional publication in creative nonfiction; demonstrated knowledge of a diverse cultural literary tradition; and evidence of outstanding teaching. Teaching opportunities include courses in creative writing and literature. Teaching duties will vary but include graduate-level prose workshops and undergraduate creative writing and literature classes, serving as faculty fiction or creative nonfiction editor for the university’s literary journal Arts & Letters, and advising graduate theses. Additionally, there will be the opportunity of developing a new course in the faculty member’s area of expertise.

Key Functions: Faculty - Teaching/Instructing, Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity, Faculty - Service to Institution

Job duties performed for the above function:

Teaching is a primary responsibility of all Georgia College faculty. Teaching opportunities for this position include courses in creative writing and literature. Teaching duties will vary but include graduate level fiction workshops, undergraduate creative writing and literature courses, and the potential for teaching in Area C of the Core (ENGL 2110). Other responsibilities of this position will include serving as faculty poetry editor for the university's journal Arts and Letters and advising graduate theses. Department Chairs assign courses, days and class times. Specific responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following: providing in-class instruction; holding office hours; developing or maintaining competence in various learning platforms, and contributing to departmental and university initiatives such as assessment, continuous development, and inclusive excellence; service to the academic community and a robust scholarly or creative agenda.

All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

,While publication is a primary measure of creative/scholarly endeavor, expectations for scholarship also include but are not limited to the following: offering public readings, securing residencies, giving workshops, or preparing instructional materials or acting in a consulting capacity.

Service to various communities (such as the department, the college, the university or the profession) is expected of all faculty. Serving as faculty senator, acting as program coordinator or student organization advisor, search committee member, chair, or standing committee representative are some of the more common forms that service takes.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must have an MFA in Creative Writing or Ph.D. in Creative Writing or Literature; in addition, they should have published at least one book with a nationally recognized press.

Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S.3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org [faculty credentials]). (Minimum 18 graduate semester hours in the academic discipline).

Quick Link: 7416


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Hope College (USA:MI) - TT Assistant Professor - Fiction[edit | edit source]

The English Department at Hope College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in creative writing (fiction) at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning on July 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will preferably have expertise in fiction or screenwriting as a primary interest. Additional areas of interest may include new media or digital storytelling, hybrid writing, and literary journalism. The candidate will be prepared to teach fiction courses including multi-genre creative writing, and will demonstrate accomplishment in creative practice and teaching. The candidate will engage in the life of the department and demonstrate a pedagogy that values diversity in a range of undergraduate creative writing and general education courses, including first-year composition and interdisciplinary humanities.

Qualifications

A terminal degree in creative writing (fiction), Ph.D. preferred, MFA considered.

Application Instructions

As part of the online application candidates will upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial versions are acceptable for this stage of the search), statement of teaching philosophy and competencies, and a statement describing how the candidate is committed to the mission of Hope College. In addition, the names and contact information for three references will be entered into the application. Those references will be contacted upon receipt of application to submit letters of recommendation.

The deadline for submission of applications is 1 November, 2019.

About Hope College

Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community. Hope offers an academically rigorous, co-educational and residential education to 3,150 undergraduate students from 37 states and more than 36 countries. Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America since its founding in 1866, Hope College is known for its invitational ecumenical Christian atmosphere, friendly campus community, and well-balanced academic and co-curricular offerings. Hope's beautiful campus is located just steps from award-winning downtown Holland, Michigan, and fewer than seven miles from Lake Michigan.

At Hope College, accomplished faculty and staff mentor students to recognize the interconnectedness of the world and cultivate the skills, perspectives and habits that help them flourish inside and outside the classroom. Recognized as a national leader in undergraduate research and scholarship, Hope provides exceptional professional preparation and life-changing educational experiences that equip students for success after graduation. The college has consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives.

Hope College is financially sound, with more than 50 consecutive years of balanced budgets, an endowment of approximately $230 million and no deferred maintenance, and over $140 million invested in the construction of new facilities during the past 12 years. Since 2015, the college has completed three new buildings -- Kruizenga Art Museum (2015), the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts (2015) and the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center (2017). The next facility to be built will be a new home for the college's Campus Ministries programs, which is slated for completion in fall 2019.

In 2015, Hope College launched its 10-year strategic plan, Hope for the World: 2025, which consists of six goals, focused on: academics; Christian formation; global engagement; community; reputation and influence; and value. Developed by the campus community, the strategic plan supports the college's mission, "to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society through academic and co-curricular programs of recognized excellence in the liberal arts and in the context of the historic Christian faith."

Hope College is a community that aspires to be faithful, welcoming and transformational. Accordingly, the college is committed to being a place where all experience a sense of belonging. Students of all faiths -- and no faith -- are welcome at Hope, as are students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. In 2018-19, 18 percent of the student body identified as a race other than Caucasian. On Hope's campus, there is broad understanding that, in order to best prepare students for lives of leadership and service in a global society, the college must have diversity among its faculty and staff. Twenty-four percent of Hope's tenure-track faculty are from underrepresented groups, coming from both the U.S. and abroad.

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Johns Hopkins (USA:MD) - Open Rank (POSSIBLY ONLY FULL) - Fiction[edit | edit source]

We are seeking to fill a position in fiction at the level of associate or full professor. Interested applicants should have at least two books of fiction published by a reputable house, and another under way. Teaching responsibilities (two courses per semester) will include undergraduate and graduate courses. Ability and experience in the teaching of writing and literature are requisite to the job. We are particularly interested in candidates with a demonstrated ability to develop and teach courses in one or more of the following areas: Asian American, Native American, African American, Latino/a, World Literature, and Queer Studies. The Writing Seminars, one of the oldest graduate programs in creative writing, offers a fully funded two-year Master of Fine Arts degree in poetry and fiction, as well as an undergraduate major.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter and CV electronically via Interfolio using the Apply Now button.

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North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing[edit | edit source]

The English Department at North Carolina State University seeks applicants for a position as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing. The successful candidate will teach fiction writing to undergraduates across the university, to undergraduates majoring in creative writing, and to graduate students enrolled in our nationally-recognized MFA program in creative writing.

The candidate will develop and maintain relationships with writers who contribute to our diverse and popular visiting writers program; will attract, select, and recruit candidates into our MFA program; will direct fiction thesis and serve on thesis committees; will mentor MFA students in writing and teaching; and will teach classes at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

MFA or Ph.D. required. If ABD, Ph.D. must be obtained within one year of employment. The successful candidate will have a strong publication record and literary reputation, including at least one published book, and successful university teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates who work in the areas of science/speculative fiction or global writing.

The largest department in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, English offers a range of undergraduate majors and concentrations, minors, and graduate programs. We also offer many courses of interest to the University community as a whole, and we work with other departments and programs — such as Foreign Languages and Literatures, Women’s Studies, Communication, Education — to furnish multidisciplinary opportunities for NC State students.

NOTES: Salary information and other details available at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/122946 Apply online at: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/122946

Position closes October 8, 2019.

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Northern Kentucky University - TT Assistant Professor - Fiction[edit | edit source]

Purpose of PositionThe Department of English at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing-Fiction. While all types of fiction writing and genres will be considered, there is a preferred focus on African American, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and/or other underrepresented writing.

We seek a dynamic teacher with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, as well as an emerging fiction writer with publications in fiction and potential for future publications in fiction.

Located just seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in a region offering an outstanding quality of life, Northern Kentucky University is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly 2 million people. NKU is built on core values that emphasize multidimensional excellence, learner-centered education, access across the lifespan, civic engagement, diversity and multiculturalism, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration across disciplines and professional fields. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining faculty who have both the interest and ability to work across the full breadth of the university's teaching, research and public engagement mission. For additional information on Northern Kentucky University visit http://www.nku.edu. Primary ResponsibilitiesThe position entails teaching a 4/4 load in creative writing and composition courses in our undergraduate and graduate programs. Examples of courses to be taught include Novel Writing, Fiction Workshop, and Theory & Craft of Creative Writing. The position also requires maintaining an active record of creative work and publication.

In addition, our department encourages and supports the development of new courses to meet student interest and demand. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach students with diverse and wide-ranging interests in fiction, including genre fiction, and to candidates dedicated to teaching students how to submit their work for publication.

This position requires a commitment to service activities including advising the student literary journal, serving on faculty committees, and community outreach. QualificationsMFA or PhD required. ABD considered.

To apply, please submit a Cover Letter, CV, Teaching Philosophy, and Diversity Statement. In your CV, please include a section where you list courses that you have taught.

Please do not submit additional materials at this time. We will contact candidates at a later date to request three letters of recommendation and a 10-page writing sample in fiction (either a complete short story or an excerpt of a longer story or novel, briefly-contextualized).

Full consideration will be given to applications submitted by November 8th.

Any candidate selected for this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law. Minimum Education: ABD

Preferred Education: MFA or PhD

Requisition Number: 2019F411

Job Open Date: 09/24/2019

Open Until Filled: YesContact:Northern Kentucky University Online App. Form:https://jobs.nku.edu/postings/8763 


Request for additional materials: 11/21 (LoR, writing sample)

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Rutgers-Newark (USA:NJ) - TT Assistant Professor (2 Positions) - Fiction[edit | edit source]

The English Department at Rutgers University-Newark invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in Fiction Writing at the level of Assistant Professor. The positions will begin September 1, 2020. The successful candidates will have a strong track record of publishing literary fiction. Responsibilities will include, teaching creative writing workshops, leading classes in the craft of creative writing, mentoring graduate students in our nationally ranked MFA program, directing MFA theses, and teaching undergraduate courses in American or World Literature. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to graduate and undergraduate education, including pedagogy and experience consistent with diversity, equity, and inclusion. Posting Open Date: 10/01/2019

Posting Close Date: 11/30/2019

Minimum Education and ExperienceMFA or Ph.D. in creative writing and at least one book published by a nationally recognized press. OverviewThe School of Arts and Sciences-Newark (SASN) is a place where exploration, discovery, and imagination come together to form the core of a liberal arts education. We serve all undergraduates at Rutgers-University-Newark (RU-N), and offer a broad selection of 2000 undergraduate and graduate courses a year in more than 40 subjects. SASN combines the best of a large research university with a small liberal arts college. RU-N is a remarkably diverse, urban, public research university that is not just in Newark but of Newark - an anchor of our home city. RU-N is located in a transportation hub with easy access to New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. New Jersey offers vibrant and varied cultural activities, excellent schools, and opportunities to live in culturally diverse urban, suburban, or small-town settings within a short distance to campus. RU-N is consistently ranked one of the most diverse universities in the country by US News & World Report and is located minutes from New York City. For more information about RU-N: http://newark.rutgers.edu. Special Instructions to ApplicantsFor an application to be considered complete, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion in higher education, the names and contact information of three references, and a writing sample of creative work. Campus: Rutgers University-Newark

Home Location Campus: Rutgers University-Newark Contact:Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Online App. Form:https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/102183  Acknowledgment received:

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Syracuse University (USA:NY) - Assistant Professor, Fiction[edit | edit source]

Syracuse University, Department of English, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Fiction). This is a tenure track position that will start in the Fall of 2020, with a 2:2 teaching load.

Qualifications: 

A strong publication record (including at least one novel or short story collection in print and significant recognition in the form of fellowships, awards or nominations) is required. Applicants should have a devotion to literary excellence, an enthusiasm for teaching, and a commitment to cultivating literary art enriched by a range of experiences of race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and class. Prior teaching experience is preferred, but not required. An MFA (or equivalent) is preferred, but not required. 

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Continue to publish fiction and play a significant role in the larger literary world. Teach graduate and undergraduate fiction workshops. Teach literature “Forms” classes to the graduate students. Read fiction applications and help select new students for the MFA program. Advise graduate and undergraduate theses. Attend MFA events, such as readings.

Contribute service to the program, the department, the college and the university.

Applicants should upload cover letter, CV, writing sample (25 pages maximum) and names of three references.

Deadline: 1 November 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-5)

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Request for additional materials: 11/12

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UC Santa Cruz (USA:CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Creative Writing/Fiction[edit | edit source]

The Department of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing and Literature. The Department is seeking a fiction writer with secondary expertise in creative non-fiction, cross genre experiments, poetry, digital arts, and/or environmental humanities, with an ability to teach fiction at the advanced undergraduate level and multi-genre graduate courses in the Creative/Critical Writing PhD concentration. The candidates must have college-level teaching experience and evidence of a developed creative writing trajectory, as demonstrated in publications and professional activity that will contribute to existing departmental and division/campus strengths.

We seek a writer who will participate fully in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Teaching assignments will include undergraduate creative writing workshops, literature courses, and graduate studios and “methods and materials” courses. The appointee will be expected to continue to develop a creative activity/research focus; publish in their field(s); teach large undergraduate lecture courses as well as small advanced seminars on the undergraduate and graduate level, participate in running a reading series, mentor the Ph.D. Creative/Critical graduate students who teach creative writing, advise and mentor graduate students in the Creative/Critical doctoral concentration; and assume general service responsibilities in the department. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience working with graduate students; interest and/or experience in teaching gender/sexuality studies, Latinx, African American, Asian American, Native American or other ethnic literatures; and an ability to work in a language other than English. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Candidates must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.

ACADEMIC TITLE Assistant Professor (tenure-track), academic year (9-month) basis.

SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS MFA and/or Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Creative Writing or related field of study in hand at time of application; record of creative productivity, including one published book of prose (not self-published); and evidence of teaching at the college-level.

POSITION AVAILABLE July 1, 2020, with the academic year beginning in September 2020.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

APPLY AT https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00740

Please refer to Position # JPF00740-20 in all correspondence. Reference Requirement Applications must include three confidential letters of recommendation* Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System. • All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

RECRUITMENT PERIOD Full consideration will be given to applications completed by October 18, 2019. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

Deadline: 18 October 2019 (North American Pacific Time, UTC-7)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/17

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/3 MLA

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/17 (to be held in late Jan or Feb)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Denver —  Assistant Professor, Creative Writing-Prose[edit | edit source]

Job no: 492539 Work type: Faculty Full-Time Location: Denver, CO Categories: Faculty

The Department of English and Literary Arts has the oldest PhD program specializing in creative writing in the country, remains one of the most highly ranked of those programs, and is one of only four focused exclusively on doctoral study. We have approximately twenty-five to thirty writers enrolled at any given time and as such offer an intimate writing community as well as a rigorous academic experience. We are able to select students from a highly competitive pool of applicants and invite strong, committed writers each year to join our community. The department also has both an MA and a PhD program in Literary Studies. Our programs benefit from an ethos that prizes, facilitates, and encourages work and thinking that transcends the critical-creative divide.

The Department of English and Literary Arts is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on Inclusive Excellence. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations.

Position Summary

The Department of English and Literary Arts at the University of Denver invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, with an emphasis in Creative Writing Prose (in traditional and/or experimental forms).

The position will begin in Fall 2020. 

Candidates should have a strong publication record, including at least one book of prose, and demonstrate excellence and innovation in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We seek candidates whose writing practice is grounded in literary theory and engages with African American, Asian American, Latinx, Native American, immigrant studies, or transcultural contexts. Additional experience in other areas such as hybrid genres, queer studies, performance studies, film/video, and/or digital arts would be welcome.

Essential Functions

Duties of the position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, directing undergraduate and graduate theses, advising undergraduate and graduate students, and contributing to the creative and intellectual life of the department through individual and collaborative initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

Required Qualifications

  • MFA or PhD in English/Creative Writing or other relevant discipline required by date of appointment.
  • Strong publication record, including at least one book of prose.
  • Demonstrate excellence and innovation in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in English/Creative Writing or other relevant discipline.
  • Candidates whose writing practice is grounded in literary theory and engages with African American, Asian American, Latinx, Native American, immigrant studies, or transcultural contexts.
  • Additional experience in other areas such as hybrid genres, queer studies, performance studies, film/video, and/or digital arts would be welcome.

Application Deadline For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on September 30, 2019.

Special Instructions Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range: Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. C.V.
  2. Cover Letter - Our department is committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will advance this commitment through their research, teaching, and/or service.
  3. Three letters of recommendation and any additional support materials, which should be uploaded to www.du.edu/jobs by September 30, 2019.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Advertised: July 12, 2019  Applications close: Open until filled

Deadline: September 30, 2019, 4:00 p.m. (MST)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 9/9 Reference Letters; 10/18 Samples

Rejection (no interview): 10/30

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

What is the teaching load? The teaching load is 3 classes per year (spread over 3 quarters) as well as 2 tutorials per year. A tutorial is similar to an independent study, but will have 1-3 students in it.

Legitimately curious as to what is going on in this department, which has posted this job EVERY YEAR that I have been on the job market (since 2014). Insights welcomed.

University of Houston (USA: TX) — TT Assistant or Advanced Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction)[edit | edit source]

The University of Houston’s internationally acclaimed Creative Writing Program seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Advanced Assistant Professor of Creative Writing with a concentration in fiction, to begin fall 2020. Our program houses PhD and MFA degrees in Creative Writing and also hosts a sizeable undergraduate concentration, and minor, in Creative Writing.  The University of Houston is also home to Gulf Coast, a national literary journal.  Houston is a thriving, diverse, and dynamic city that boasts a wealth of cultural opportunities.

We wish to hire an excellent, dynamic teacher who is excited about mentoring a diverse range of students and teaching a variety of creative writing courses. We expect at least one book, outstanding teaching, and a history of collaboration and service to one’s writing community. We value literary fiction, and are interested in writing that engages questions of race, ethnicity, gender, and class in relation to African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American, Indigenous, or other global perspectives and contexts. We wish to increase the faculty diversity in the Creative Writing Program and Department of English and so encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups.

The University of Houston is a Carnegie Tier One public research university. Houston is an international and multicultural city, and the University reflects this diversity. The University is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and has been recognized as the second most racially and ethnically diverse research institution in the nation. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

The 2-2 teaching load will be split between undergraduate and graduate classes.

Minimum degree required: MFA or equivalent.

Qualifications: Candidates must have published at least at least one book with a nationally recognized press. The University of Houston’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Studies is especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Deadline: November 15

To apply, please submit an online application at http://jobs.uh.edu containing the below requested attachments.

Application must include:

·       Cover letter.

·       C.V.

·      Statement of teaching philosophy—including approaches to workshops and our form and technique classes, and the ways the candidate encourages aesthetic variety and support for writers of all formal choices and innovations. 

·      A diversity statement—including how the candidate will advance our department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service.

·       3 references. 

·       A digital or physical submission of full book as evidence of publication. If physical and you wish it returned please include a SASE.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 1/24

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/19

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/3

Offer accepted: 3/9

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University of Miami (USA:Fl) - Asst. or Assoc. Prof. - Creative Writing, Fiction[edit | edit source]

The University of Miami (UM) is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Department of English at the University of Miami seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in creative writing (fiction) with teaching responsibilities in both MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs.

The Creative Writing Program is particularly interested in fiction writers who bring multilingual, international, or cross-cultural perspectives to their work. We seek candidates with diverse intellectual and creative interests whose teaching and writing intersect with the work of other faculty in English and elsewhere in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The successful candidate will be an actively publishing writer who is ready to serve as a reader or adviser for MFA theses and on the creative writing program committee, as well as other departmental, college, or university committees. The teaching assignment is two courses per semester. Minimum requirements include an appropriate terminal degree (i.e., an MFA or the equivalent); at least one published book of fiction; and experience teaching creative writing at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This position will begin August 15, 2020.

Applicants should apply to the University of Miami’s Career Opportunities website: https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UMFaculty . Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, and a writing sample of 15-30 pages; please combine all the application materials into one PDF file.

First-round interviews will take place via video-conferencing. Review of materials will begin immediately on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled.

To ask questions about the position, please e-mail the Search Committee Chair, Chantel Acevedo: chantel.acevedo@miami.edu

Deadline: Open Until Filled (Posted: 7 August 2019)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 12/5

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/12

Rejection (after campus interview): 3/3

Offer made:2/17 (X2)

Offer accepted: yes

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University of Missouri-St. Louis (USA:MO) -- Assistant Professor -- Fiction[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in creative writing (fiction), to begin in August 2020. The department seeks an active writer and dedicated teacher to teach courses in both our MFA program and our BA in English. We welcome applications from candidates with secondary expertise in such areas as creative non-fiction, screenwriting, translation, or new media. The ability to teach courses in literature, composition and rhetoric, or linguistics is welcomed, as well.

Candidates should have at least one book of fiction published by (or under contract with) a  nationally recognized press, as well as a commitment to teaching that aligns with the University’s mission and core values of access, inclusion, and community engagement. An MFA and/or PhD is required by the time of appointment.

Women, members of historically underrepresented groups, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Working in UMSL’s English Department and the College of Arts of Sciences

The MFA program at UMSL is small yet robust, graduating an average of 6-8 students a year.  Our students come from diverse backgrounds, and many are working professionals in the St. Louis area. We are home to a nationally-distributed literary magazine, Natural Bridge, as well as the Natural Bridge Debut Writers Series. MFA faculty serve on and chair MFA thesis committees and oversee independent studies with both graduate and undergraduate students.

Directorship of the MFA program rotates among tenured faculty. The department also features an active MA program and a newly-revised BA in English, with courses at all levels in creative writing, literature, composition, rhetoric, and related fields including linguistics, film studies, gender studies, and disability studies. The department is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, which supports collaboration in research, teaching, and service. The College offers a range of interdisciplinary programs, including African/African American Studies, American Studies, Latinx Studies, Gender Studies, and Veterans Studies. College faculty also regularly offer courses through the Pierre Laclede Honors College and the Center for International Studies.

Early career faculty typically teach two courses per semester. In the undergraduate major, these might include upper-level classes in fiction writing, seminars in contemporary fiction, or other courses in an area of specialization. At the graduate level, teaching would include graduate fiction workshops, courses in methods and techniques of fiction writing, and Literary Journal Editing, the course through which Natural Bridge is produced. The optimal candidate would contribute to the continued growth and development of both the BA and MFA programs.

About UMSL and Saint Louis


An urban institution in the heart of a major metropolitan area with robust literary and cultural communities, and a rich historical background, the University of Missouri-Saint Louis (UMSL) serves one of the most diverse student populations in the state. As the largest public research university located in Missouri’s most populous and economically important region, UMSL provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities to dynamic and engaged students, in the classroom and beyond; for instance, Washington Monthly ranked the University as one of “America’s best colleges for student voting.” UMSL is committed to maintaining an inclusive campus community that values and respects all members and achieves educational excellence through actively promoting diversity. We seek a faculty colleague who shares these values.


One of four institutions in the University of Missouri land-grant system, UMSL is classified as RU-H (high research activity) and as a Community Engaged Campus by Carnegie rankings. For further information about UMSL and St. Louis, please see:http://www.umsl.edu/proud/index.html and http://www.stlregionalchamber.com/life/overview.


How to Apply


Applicants should apply online at www.umsl.jobs, submitting a cover letter and CV in a single .pdf or Word file. (Applications received from other sources cannot be accepted). For assured consideration, please submit application materials by 15 November 2019. However, the position will remain open until filled. We will request additional materials in December, and we anticipate semifinal interviews via phone or video conference in January. On campus interviews will be held early in the spring semester. Interested individuals may contact Shane Seely (seelys@umsl.edu), search committee chair, with any questions.


The University of Missouri – St. Louis is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity.


EEO IS THE LAW


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following link: https://www.umsl.edu/services/odei/policies.html

Position Type Full-Time/Regular

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Additional materials requested - 11/22

Rejection (no interview): 1/22

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Montana (USA:MT) - Open Rank - Fiction[edit | edit source]

The Department of English invites applications for two full-time tenure-track positions in its premier creative writing program. We expect to make the hires from a single diverse pool of applicants with distinguished early-career records in fiction-writing and evidence of successful teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The position includes teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, supervising graduate students’ theses, advising/mentoring students, and publishing creative works.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Qualifications

Required: An MFA or PhD degree in creative writing; at least one book-length work of fiction published by a reputable literary press and significant publications in literary journals and/or magazines; evidence of successful teaching.

Desirable: Ability to teach in other writing genres, including creative nonfiction and interdisciplinary courses; writing program administration experience.

Position details

The new faculty members will join one of the oldest and most respected MFA programs in the nation, anchoring its storied fiction emphasis. Our graduates include many of the most well-regarded and critically acclaimed writers at work today, including two Pulitzer Prize winners and scores who regularly publish in top literary venues and teach in notable MFA programs. Our acclaimed faculty frequently receive state, national, and international awards for their publications.

The creative writing faculty typically teach a graduate workshop and a graduate course in techniques or special topics, as well as two upper-level undergraduate workshops in a given year. Faculty are also expected to advise/mentor students and serve on university committees. The B.A. in English and the MFA in Creative Writing requirements include a substantial literature component. The program is housed in the Department of English in the College of Humanities and Sciences. Visit http://hs.umt.edu/creativewriting/ for more information about our program.

UM is located in Missoula, Montana, a vibrant small city with a flourishing arts scene, many social and cultural amenities, superb medical facilities, and close proximity to exciting outdoor recreation opportunities. UM has a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, and innovative thinking, making it a great place to grow professionally. Located in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, UM attracts excellent teachers, researchers, and students from around the world. UM, the College of Humanities and Sciences, and the Department of English embrace diversity as a core value and welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds. Visit www.umt.edu for more information about UM.

Salary

Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications. Health and retirement benefits are included.

How to Apply

Application deadline: November 1, 2019.

Start date: Aug. 22, 2020.

Required application materials:

  • A letter of interest, describing qualifications for the position
  • A Curriculum Vitae, listing education, publications, work experience
  • Name and contact information for three (3) references who can speak to the candidate’s creative work, teaching and collaborative skills

Semi-finalists for the position will be asked to send publications at a later date and to be available for video interviews, after which the finalists will participate in campus interviews

Important: Applications must be submitted through the UM online applicant system to be considered. No exceptions. For a full position description, list of materials and instructions to apply, visit https://umjobs.silkroad.com/.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing - Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility - All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Need additional help? Check out our UM Jobs FAQ website.

Position Type Full-Time/Regular

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/11/19

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro (USA: NC) - Asst. Prof. - Creative Writing, Fiction[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at UNC Greensboro invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Fiction, to begin August 1, 2020.

Position: Fiction writing with desirable research and/or teaching interests in the form, structure, and technique of fiction writing. Secondary interest in poetry writing desirable.

All applicants should show evidence of a strong independent research program, a commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds, and excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching and practicum supervision. Successful applicants for this position will teach courses in creative writing and literature at the undergraduate and graduate level, will advise undergraduates, and will contribute to the supervision of MFA student theses.

We offer competitive salaries and benefit packages, a 2/2 teaching load for research-active faculty who contribute to the graduate program, and opportunities to develop research agendas, build cross-disciplinary collaborations, and teach in a department committed to equity, access, and excellence.

UNCG is home to one of the oldest MFA writing programs in the country, with a professionally active English Department and flourishing graduate programs. UNCG is a Minority Serving Institution, with an undergraduate population of 45% ethnic minority students. UNCG and the English Department foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools and support community-engaged research. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNCG is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNCG is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer and is strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

Applicants must have published a minimum of one book of fiction (a novel or collection of short stories) with a nationally recognized press and have appropriate teaching and professional credentials. MFA is the preferred degree.

Ability to teach fiction workshops, courses on the form, structure, and technique of fiction writing, creative nonfiction, and literature courses in the contemporary novel. Secondary interest in poetry desirable. Interest in helping to grow our new undergraduate creative writing minor, and the ability to serve, in an advisory capacity, on The Greensboro Review.

Deadline:  November 1, 2019.

Applicants should submit all materials electronically (to apply, visit https://spartantalent.uncg.edu and click on “Faculty” and apply to position #1504), including a cover letter, a CV, and a statement of teaching philosophy.

Applicants are asked to provide the names and email addresses of at least three (3) References, in the References section of the electronic application. These References will be solicited by the UNCG SpartanTalent system via email, and they will be asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the UNCG SpartanTalent system. This is the applicant’s only notification that the electronic references in the reference section are being notified when the application is submitted.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/11 (what was requested?); They asked for digital and physical copies of my book x 2

Rejection (no interview): 2/18

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/16

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/30

Rejection (after campus interview): 3/5

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/5

University of North Texas (USA:TX) -- Asst. or Assoc. Prof. of Fiction[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor of fiction to join a thriving creative writing Ph.D./M.A. program with a strong scholarly emphasis. The appointment begins August 2020. The successful candidate will teach a 2/2 load, including graduate and undergraduate workshops, and will supervise graduate theses and dissertations. Required qualifications include an M.F.A. or Ph.D.; demonstrable excellence in mentorship and teaching; and a significant publication record with a minimum of one book of fiction (two books preferred). The qualification to teach in another genre and editorial experience are preferred, as is previous experience teaching a diverse student body. We recognize that a university community benefits from situations where individuals from diverse cultural and experiential backgrounds learn, create and exchange ideas together, and we value the inclusion of historically underrepresented perspectives in our workshops and classrooms. We offer a competitive salary, considerable support for research and travel, and opportunities for release time to work on creative projects.  

Please apply online at http://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/32859. Submit a letter of application, a CV, a writing sample that consists of one published book, and the names and contact information of three references. We will begin review by January 15 and hope to bring candidates for campus interviews in February. 


UNT is a Tier One Research University in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex—the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. This dynamic region is seeing explosive growth, demographically and economically, and is host to countless excellent restaurants, parks and outdoor opportunities, cultural institutions of all types, and globally diverse populations. UNT is located only 26 miles north of DFW International Airport. At almost 40,000 students, UNT is one of the nation's largest universities. It ranked in the top 8% of USA universities based on racial, geographic, gender, and age diversity and among the nation's top 100 universities for social mobility and ethnic diversity (U.S. News & World Report, 2020 College Rankings). 

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Deadline:  open until filled (application review Jan. 15, 2020)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/28

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 1/24

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Western Washington University (USA:WA) - Asst. Prof. - Creative Writing, Fiction[edit | edit source]

About the University: Western Washington University, with about 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of almost 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands, and the Cascade mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

About the Department: The department has 33 tenure-line faculty members and offers B.A. programs in Creative Writing and Literature with or without a secondary teaching endorsement, an M.F.A. program in Creative Writing, and an M.A. program in English Studies. The department also offers minors, including those in Film Studies and in Professional Writing, Literacies, and Rhetoric. The English Department supports Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity. To learn more about the Department of English visithttps://chss.wwu.edu/english.

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning September 16, 2020. This is a position in creative writing, focused on teaching and creative activity in fiction.

Position Responsibilities: Standard quarter system teaching assignment (currently 2-2-2), with specialty courses at the undergraduate and M.F.A./M.A. levels; general education courses and other courses depending on the candidate’s interests and departmental needs; exemplary teaching, including fulfilling teaching responsibilities in ways that support an equitable and inclusive learning environment for students; a rigorous program of scholarly activity; service to the department through a range of activities including advising and contributions to the development of programs and curricula.

Required Qualifications

  • M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing, English, or a related field at time of application OR ABD at time of application. If ABD, all degree requirements must be completed by June 15th of the first year of employment.
  • Primary expertise in long-form speculative fiction
  • Experience publishing and/or teaching in global indigenous literatures and/or postcolonial literatures (for example black speculative fiction, Latinx speculative fiction)
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching
  • Significant record of publication in fiction
  • Experience with cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications

  • Secondary expertise in multigenre writing and/or creative nonfiction writing
  • Demonstrated expertise in any area of historically marginalized writing

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Unit: United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions: To be considered for the position, application materials must be submitted via WWU’s PageUp application system . Please log into WWU’s PageUp application system and then give permission for pop-up windows from this site to fully utilize the online application system.

Closing Date and Next Steps: Position closes on November 1, 2019; applications must be received by this date. Screening interviews will take place via video conference in early winter. Finalist interviews will be conducted on campus.

Apply herehttps://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/497331/assistant-professor-of-english-creative-writing-fiction

Deadline: November 1, 2019 (Posted: 29 August 2019)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/18

Rejection (no interview): 11/25 (x2)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 12/11, 12/13

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/24

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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College of William and Mary (USA:VA) - TT Assistant Professor - Fiction[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at William & Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in creative writing. We are interested in individuals with publications and teaching expertise in fiction, with secondary expertise in creative nonfiction or screenwriting. Appointment will begin August 10, 2020. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach courses that fulfill the proposed COLL (general education) requirement in justice and equity.

Teaching expectation is two seminar/workshop-style courses per semester. Additional expectations include advising students and supervising senior honors projects, participation in running an annual series of readings by invited authors, and helping to organize and evaluate student writing competitions (including several annual scholarship programs).

Information on the degree programs in the Department of English may be found at https://www.wm.edu/as/english/index.php.

To apply submit a curriculum vitae; a cover letter; two recent, relevant syllabi; and copies of student evaluations (including comments) from two recent, relevant courses. Please also submit a teaching statement in which you address how you create a welcoming environment for students from diverse backgrounds in regards to gender, race, ethnicity and sexuality. You will also be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions on how to submit a letter of reference. For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, September 29, 2019. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/36930

Acknowledgment received: 9/30

Request for additional materials: 10/21 (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 12/19

Offer accepted: 1/14

NOTES: Is there an internal candidate?

I have (very limited) knowledge of the search and no, I do not think there is an internal candidate, although I could be wrong.


- Yes there is an internal candidate.


Q: Does anyone know anything about the Vassar fiction job that appeared briefly on MLA (had an 11/1 deadline) but now seems to be gone from everywhere?

Vassar College (USA: NY) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Fiction specialization)[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor who specializes in fiction writing. This position will start in August 2020.

Teaching in the first year is four courses. In ensuing years, it will be five courses or four courses plus a group tutorial. The selected candidate is expected to further develop creative writing at Vassar, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College has a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research and faculty development, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.  

Candidates must have the MFA or Ph.D. in English in hand at the time of appointment, experience in and a commitment to undergraduate teaching, and a strong record of publication, including but not limited to a collection of short stories or a novel. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to one or more of the following multi-disciplinary programs: Environmental Studies, Urban Studies, and American Studies.

In addition to a letter of application, candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, diversity statement, graduate school transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for the initial application), three letters of recommendation, and a published writing sample of no more than 20-25 pages. Additional information on candidate diversity statements can be found at deanofthefaculty.vassar.edu/positions/candidate-diversity-statement.html.

For inquiries, e-mail Wendy Graham, Chair, Department of English, Vassar College, [English@vassar.edu].

Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity, equality, inclusion and respect for difference within its community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas. Applicants who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.  

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/9 skype

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Any news on this hiring? Has any heard a response? Nope (12/4)

Still no news from this search (1/22)?

NONFICTION: Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions[edit | edit source]

Old Dominion University - TT Assistant Professor in Creative Non-Fiction[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Nonfiction), with an expected start date of July 25, 2020.

The successful candidate will teach creative writing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, supervise graduate-student thesis projects, participate actively in the life of Old Dominion’s nationally recognized MFA program, and have a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Minimum qualifications: an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing; a successful record of publication in nonfiction prose, including at least one book by a nationally recognized press; a strong record of successful teaching; excellent interpersonal skills. Preference will be given to applicants who have published and taught in multiple or hybrid genres, including digital storytelling.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (up to 25 pages), unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references at https://jobs.odu.edu/ The system will solicit the three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.

Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1/27 (video conference) 2/6 (video conference)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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NOTES: Search cancelled after virtual campus visits due to coronavirus

The University of British Columbia (Canada:BC) - TT Assistant Professor: Rogers Chair in Creative Non-Fiction [edit | edit source]

The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2020.

Requirements include: graduate degree (MFA in Creative Writing preferred, but a combination of a post-graduate degree and appropriate writing and publishing experience would be acceptable); demonstrated excellence in creative non-fiction; experience in a second genre an asset; evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellent teaching ability of university-level creative writing courses; one major publication or equivalent required.

The ideal candidate will have an international profile and experience teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level, including workshops as well as large lecture classes; experience in teaching online classes an asset.  The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate and graduate education; will be expected to teach a total of 4 courses (12 credits) per year, to participate in Creative Writing program administration, to supervise graduate theses, and to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and scholarly activity, which includes a distinguished record of professional publication.

UBC's Creative Writing Program is known for its strong undergraduate and graduate degrees and has an international reputation for excellence. For information about the program, please visit https://creativewriting.ubc.ca/.

UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are to be submitted online through the form at the following link: crwr.air.arts.ubc.ca/job-opportunities/position-48114/

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents (PDFs): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, one writing sample (20-30 pages); a teaching portfolio (to include a statement of teaching philosophy and some or all of the following: student evaluations, peer assessments, 1-2 sample course syllabi); and a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly via email to crwr.admin@ubc.ca.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity and essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin 15 October 2019 (and will continue until the position is filled)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 3/12/2020

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Georgia State University (USA:GA) - Assistant Professor of English (Creative Nonfiction)[edit | edit source]

The Georgia State University Department of English and Creative Writing Program seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor for a specialist in in Creative Writing/Creative Nonfiction with a secondary focus in Creative Writing/Poetry.

The Georgia State University Department of English and Creative Writing Program offers the PhD, MFA, and BA in Creative Writing. The successful candidate will join a thriving Creative Writing Program (Poets & Writers ranked the PhD in the top 15 in the US) and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Creative Writing/Creative Nonfiction and Creative Writing/Poetry, direct theses and dissertations, and contribute to the development of our nascent Creative Writing/Creative Nonfiction concentration. Normal teaching load is 2/2. More information about the Department of English and the Creative Writing program can be found here: https://english.gsu.edu/

Required Qualifications:

  1. MFA or PhD in Creative Writing or a related field at the time of appointment
  2. At least one book of creative nonfiction published or in-press, or a number of essays comparable to a book published in print and/or online magazines or journals with national visibility
  3. Poetry publications in print and/or online magazines or journals with national visibility
  4. Experience teaching at the college or university level
  5. Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and with colleagues

Applications received by October 1, 2019 will be given full consideration. Please submit the following to Professor Josh Russell, Chair, Hiring Committee, care of hstrom@gsu.edu:

  • A letter of application that describes teaching experience and professional work, and includes a reflection on the candidate's potential to contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment through teaching, research, and/or service
  • CV
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

As the search progresses, we may request additional materials. We will conduct preliminary interviews via Skype. Finalists will be invited for campus visits in early 2020.

The Georgia State University Department of English and the Creative Writing Program have demonstrated success in developing a diverse faculty, and we are especially interested in candidates from underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience in working with diverse student populations. Georgia State University is an AA/EEO employer committed to building an inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. GSU is a unit of the University System of Georgia. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification.

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Texas Tech University (USA:TX) - Assistant Professor in Creative Nonfiction[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Texas Tech University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing with a primary emphasis and strong publication record in narrative nonfiction—literary journalism and/or memoir—and the ethics of nonfiction. Preference will be given to candidates with a significant record of quality publications, including at least one book in print or under contract, and a secondary specialization in translation, video essays, fiction writing, and/or any of the following areas: Latinx American Literature, Native American Literature, Asian American Literature, African American Literature, or Disability Studies.

We encourage candidates who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech. An MFA or PhD in creative writing, or other advanced degree with a creative dissertation, is required, as well as demonstrable excellence in teaching, with preference given to applicants with experience teaching nonfiction writing. The successful candidate will teach a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses on a level 2/2 load (two courses per semester), some portion of which is expected to be taught online. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is desirable. Given Texas Tech’s recent designation as a Hispanic Serving University, we are interested in candidates whose expertise might serve the goals of that program, as well as in those who demonstrate an interest in and ability to develop and teach courses that include works comprising a diversity of distinctive cultures and subcultures.

Review of applications begins Oct 15, 2019 and applications will be accepted until November 8, 2019. Apply at https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25898&siteid=5637#jobDetails=467369_5637 or visit https://www.texastech.edu/careers/ and search under “Faculty Positions” on the main campus (# 18848BR). Required materials: cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and nonfiction sample up to 15 pages. Dossiers will be solicited from exceptionally qualified candidates. Inquiries: jill.patterson@ttu.edu.

TTU is designated as a Carnegie Tier One (Highest Research Activity) institution and as an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution). As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, TTU welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Deadline: 8 November 2019

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University of Michigan (USA:Mi) - Tenure-Track Position in Creative Nonfiction[edit | edit source]

The English Department and the Residential College at the University of Michigan expect to make a tenure-track appointment in the field of Creative Nonfiction to begin in September 1, 2020. This is a university-year appointment. We seek applications from emerging writers who have achieved distinction in one or more genres of long-form, narrative nonfiction broadly understood, including literary journalism, travel writing, and digital storytelling, and who can demonstrate promise of excellence in teaching and of commitment to diversity in the academy. We are particularly interested in writers with a proven interest in bringing to their teaching, mentoring, and writing critical perspectives reflecting the experiences of groups who have been historically underrepresented or marginalized in higher education.

Applicants, who must have a terminal degree in hand by the time of appointment, should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample (no more than 25 pages), statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation by September 27th. 

All applications must be submitted electronically to: https://apply.interfolio.com/65847

Deadline: 27 September 2019 (North American Central Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received: 9/27

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 10/25

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 11/12

Rejection (after campus interview): 12/18

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Anyone heard anything from Michigan?

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-CHAPEL HILL - KENAN VISITING WRITER[edit | edit source]

The Creative Writing Program in the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Department of English and Comparative Literature seeks to bring an emerging talent to campus for a one-year teaching appointment as the Kenan Visiting Writer. For the 2020-2021 academic year, beginning August 2020, the Program requests applicants in CREATIVE NON-FICTION. This one-year appointment carries an annual salary of $32,000, with benefits. The selected candidate will teach one undergraduate creative writing course per semester, most likely at the introductory level. The selected candidate will also give one major public reading and otherwise participate fully in the life of the Creative Writing Program.

M.F.A. in Creative Writing is required.

Applicants should also have:
•Significant publication in major literary magazines
•Published one recent book or have one book under contract 
•Previous college teaching experience, and 
•A willingness to relocate to Chapel Hill for one year.

By 5:00 p.m. on February 21, 2020, applicants should apply online at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/173786 and submit:
•A curriculum vita
•Up to 10 pages of published work (uploaded as a “writing/research sample”), and
•A 1-page personal statement indicating how an appointment of this sort would serve the applicant’s needs and endeavors (uploaded as “cover letter”).
•Three letters of reference, at least two of which should be written by those familiar with the applicant’s teaching abilities and who can evaluate the applicant’s suitability for this position, should be provided via Interfolio and addressed to: 
Professor Daniel Wallace
Director of Creative Writing and Search Committee Chair
UNC Chapel Hill, Campus Box 3520
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520.



The Cleveland Institute of Art- Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/Composition (Poetry/Fiction) Liberal Arts[edit | edit source]

The Liberal Arts Department at The Cleveland Institute of Art seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/Composition (Poetry/Fiction) to begin July 2020.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is a nonprofit, private college of Art and Design located near the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Case Western Reserve University in the University Circle cultural district, a growing, vibrant and diverse center for education and the arts that was named by Forbes as “one of ten prettiest neighborhoods in the country.” CIA offers BFA degrees in Life Sciences Illustration, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Glass, Sculpture + Expanded Media, Game Design, Photography, Animation, Illustration, Interior Architecture, Metalworking and Jewelry, Ceramics, and “Concentration” study through the Liberal Arts Department in Visual Culture and in Creative Writing.

We are seeking applications from writers who have achieved distinction in composition/creative writing (poetry/fiction) and whose scholarship and/or teaching history includes genres of writing that incorporate visual media. Preferred secondary areas of expertise include one or more of the following:

  • Digital Storytelling
  • Graphic Novel (Comics)
  • Multimodal Composition
  • Screenwriting/Video Game Writing
  • Visual Essay/Poetry
  • Video Poetry
  • Arts Criticism

We are particularly interested in candidates with a proven interest in bringing to their teaching, mentoring, and writing critical perspectives reflecting the experiences of groups who have been historically underrepresented or marginalized in higher education.

Successful candidates will carry a 3/3 teaching load and will be expected to engage in scholarship/publishing and service, which includes contributing to the advising and coordination of students in our Creative Writing Concentration.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MFA or PhD in a relevant field.
  • A record of publication in nationally recognized outlets.
  • Experience teaching writing at the college level.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and with colleagues.

Application requirements:

Applicants must submit the following:

1. A Cover Letter of no more than two single spaced pages detailing qualities the applicant brings to this position and outlining teaching and service, creative/scholarly practices, and other relevant experience.

2. A Curriculum Vitae.

3. A Writing Portfolio (15-25 pages).

4. A Teaching Statement of no more than two single spaced pages outlining pedagogical methods and commitments to diversity and inclusion in the classroom.

5. Contact information for three (3) references.

  • All application materials must be submitted in a single pdf file in the order listed. Limit pdf file size to 10MB or less and label the file as follows: last name_first name_LA2019.
  • Applicants are required to set up an account on Slideroom.com (free) to submit complete application file to: http://www.cia.edu/liberalartsfacultysearch
  • Questions can be directed to Rachael Sauber, Office of Academic Affairs, rasauber@cia.edu

'Review of applications will begin on 'November 20, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Semi-finalist candidates will be interviewed via teleconference. Three letters of recommendation will be required for candidates who progress. Finalists will be invited for campus visits in early 2020. Academic transcripts and background check authorization will be required for finalists. The Institute offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, committed to building and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, and to the principles that promote inclusion.

Application Deadline:  November 20, 2019

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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Notes: https://www.cia.edu/about-us/careers-at-cia/assistant-professor-of-creative-writingcomposition-poetryfiction-liberal-arts



Virginia Commonwealth University, Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction[edit | edit source]

(*The deadline to apply was 11/15 and now the job post has been deleted everywhere. Not sure how to post or link to this or if the search has been cancelled.)

POETRY: Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions[edit | edit source]

Brown University:Mellon Gateway Fellowship/Assistant Professor Tenure Track with emphasis in Poetry[edit | edit source]

Location: Providence RI

Open Date: Sep 20, 2019

Deadline: Nov 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description

Brown University Department of Literary Arts seeks a poet with a strong secondary practice, such as hybrid genre, fiction, non-fiction, film/video, new media, language-driven installation, digital mediation/composition, or performance. Supplemental publication in theory, art criticism or translation would also be considered a plus. The department is committed to cross-genre experimentation and has transitioned to a three-mode program: poetry, fiction, and cross-disciplinarity to include digital language art. Duties of the position include teaching poetry as well as elective seminars/workshops and literature or critical/creative courses, directing undergraduate and graduate theses, advising undergraduate and graduate students, and contributing to the creative and intellectual life of the department through individual and collaborative initiatives.

The successful candidates will hold a two-year Andrew W. Mellon Gateway Post-MFA or Post-Doctoral Fellowship to be followed by a Tenure Track Assistant Professorship. The goal of Brown’s Andrew W. Mellon Gateway Fellowship is to support the early career development of scholars and artists from historically underrepresented groups as well as those with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities in higher education.

In addition to conducting research and normal teaching duties, candidates will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate curriculum and fulfill normal service appropriate to the position.

Qualifications

Applicants should hold an MFA or equivalent, with a career-appropriate publication record, and be able to demonstrate the potential for excellence and innovation in teaching poetry and cross-disciplinary practice.

Application Instructions

Please submit via Interfolio a letter of application, including artistic statement and visions for how you would incorporate diversity and inclusion in an academic, artistic setting; a CV; a statement of teaching philosophy; a writing sample with 15-25 pages of recent work; and a list of at least three references. Applications will only be guaranteed full consideration if they arrive by November 15th. We ask that recommenders also upload letters by this date, however they may still be uploaded after it has passed.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/19

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/06

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/21

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Auburn University (AL): Assistant Professor (English - Creative Writing-Poetry)[edit | edit source]

Job Description Summary

The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in creative writing, with a specialization in Poetry and a strong secondary specialization in Creative Nonfiction, to begin Fall 2020. The teaching load for tenure-track faculty is normally 2-2, with the possibility of a special teaching load in the first two years to support strong creative scholarship. Teaching normally includes balanced assignments in upper-division and graduate creative writing courses, including the poetry workshop, or courses in form, craft, or theory, and the possibility of teaching in Auburn's core curriculum. The successful candidate will participate in and help to shape a strong undergraduate major and graduate concentration that includes advising of MA students in portfolio projects. (Many of our graduates go on to pursue MFAs and PhDs.) Creative writing faculty organize multiple reading series, and work together to edit our national literary magazine, Southern Humanities Review. We are particularly interested in candidates who can advance the Department's commitment to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment through creative activity, scholarship, innovative teaching and course design. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.Minimum Qualifications Required qualifications include a terminal degree in Creative Writing (MFA or PhD) by the August 16, 2020, start date; a strong creative writing and teaching specialization as well as an academic background in creative writing, especially in poetry and creative nonfiction; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college/university level; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing; significant potential for continued successful publication of creative work, as well as other scholarly, professional, and/or creative activities; and strong potential as a colleague taking part in the life and work of a unified department of English Studies (including majors in creative writing, literature, and professional writing; graduate concentrations in creative writing, literature, and rhetoric and composition, and a graduate program in technical and professional communication). The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Desired Qualifications Desired qualifications include significant publications in nationally recognized venues, including at least one full-length book from a major independent, university, or commercial press; successful experience teaching poetry and creative nonfiction at the college/university level; interest and/or experience in literary publishing; demonstrated commitment to diversity in outreach and teaching. We seek candidates with a track record of innovative teaching, scholarship, and service.Special Instructions to Applicants Review of applications will begin , Oct 15, 2019. Acknowledgment received:

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The University of Chicago - Collegiate Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry; Non-TT)[edit | edit source]

Basic Information

Position Title

Collegiate Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

Location

Chicago, IL

Position Type

Faculty - Instructor/Collegiate Assistant Prof.

Position URL

apply.interfolio.com/69768

Position Description

The Program in Creative Writing in the Department of English at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for a full-time, four-year, non-renewable Collegiate Assistant Professor position as a Harper Schmidt Fellow with a concentration in poetry. Collegiate Assistant Professors are members of the College Faculty whose primary responsibility is to teach in the general education (Core) curriculum.

Teaching duties will involve six courses per year (usually two courses per quarter); these introductory, multi-genre courses offered through the Program in Creative Writing fulfill the College's core curricular requirement for the arts. These courses fall under the designation of “Reading as a Writer” or “Introduction to Genres,” often with a specific theme e.g. “Introduction to Genres: Waste” or “Reading as a Writer: The Sea.” Sample course descriptions can be found at our website: creativewriting.uchicago.edu.

The Collegiate Assistant Professor also has the opportunity to design an independent poetry writing course and is eligible for one quarter of research leave, typically in the Spring of the third year of appointment, and may also be eligible to apply for a second research leave in the Spring of the fourth year of appointment.

The position comes with an annual salary for 2020-21 of $72,307.80, carries full benefits, and an annual professional development fund of $5,000.  The effective date for this teaching appointment is September 1, 2020.

Collegiate Assistant Professors participate with other Program in Creative Writing faculty in curriculum development, academic advising of undergraduates, and other committee work. They also serve as a member of the Humanities Division’s Program in Poetry & Poetics, which determines events programming and explores co-curricular opportunities in poetics for undergraduate and graduate students.

An MA, MFA, or PhD is required, as is a deep commitment to teaching and a publication record that includes at least one book of poetry published or forthcoming. At least two years of experience teaching creative writing at the college or postsecondary level is required, along with the interest and ability to participate in the intellectual life of the English Department and the College.

To apply for this position, please see our web site at apply.interfolio.com/69768   Applicants must upload a current CV, a cover letter detailing teaching philosophy and creative work, the names and contact information for three references, a portfolio of poetry work (maximum 20 pages), and sample syllabi for two courses taught at the postsecondary level.  Optionally, course evaluations (if available) may be uploaded.

Application deadline is November 15, 2019.  Only completed applications will be considered.  For further questions about this position, please contact Jessi Haley, Program in Creative Writing, jmhaley@uchicago.edu.

These positions are part of the Service Employees International Union.

Qualifications

Application Instructions

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.


Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/26 (pdf of book, letters, up to 3 extra creative/critical samples, up to 3 extra cw syllabi)

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University of Cincinnati - Assistant Professor of Poetry [CAMPUS VISIT STAGE] [edit | edit source]

https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Assistant-Professor%2C-English-%28Poetry%29-OH-45201/599024700/

The University of Cincinnati Department of English seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Poetry, full-time, tenure-track, beginning August 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to have an MFA or Ph.D. (Ph.D. by time of start date preferred), at least one full-length book of poetry from a nationally-recognized press (two preferred), plus significant additional literary publications and/or awards, and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Additional publications or teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas would be a plus: African-American studies, Asian-American studies, creative nonfiction, digital humanities, Latinx studies, Native American studies, playwriting, screenwriting, or translation.

Responsibilities include a 2-2 teaching load of both undergraduate and graduate classes in the creative writing track, advising of graduate students (including participation on exam and dissertation committees), continued excellence in writing and publication, and service to the department, university, and profession.  

The University of Cincinnati has offered the Ph.D. in Creative Writing since 1978, and we also offer a B.A., minor, and certificate in Creative Writing at the undergraduate level. We are part of a large and robust Department of English, and we sponsor an annual Visiting Writers Series, the Cincinnati Review, and an undergraduate literary journal, among other projects and collaborations. The University of Cincinnati is home to the George Elliston Poetry Room, which houses a large collection of poetry and poetry-related books, papers, art and archival material. We have a diverse student body at both the graduate and undergraduate level, and we are interested in candidates with a proven commitment to equity and inclusivity in higher education, and for whom community is a core value. The University of Cincinnati is a Research 1 institution.

Application review will begin on November 12, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, apply online with cover letter, CV, the names and contact information of three references, a one-page statement of the applicant's experiences with or contributions to diversity and inclusion, and a 10-12 page poetry sample to https://www.jobsatuc.com, Position #XXX. Address letter to Leah Stewart, Head, Dept. of English, University of Cincinnati, ML 0069, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0069. The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and others who can contribute to a diverse academic community.


Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 3/21

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):  Skyoe call week of Jan 6

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:  Yes. Late January/early Feb for visits. 

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Florida State University- Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/Poetry [SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE][edit | edit source]

The Florida State University English Department invites applications for an assistant professor in creative writing/poetry to begin Fall 2020. MFA or PhD from an accredited institution and a demonstrated record of achievement in publication (at least one book with nationally recognized press) as well as teaching and service required. 2/2 teaching assignment, including one graduate course per year. Competitive salary.

The English Department is dedicated to the FSU strategic plan on Diversity and Inclusion. Therefore, priority will be given, first, to candidates with a commitment to creating a pipeline for diverse students beyond the department/institution; and, second, to candidates with experience incorporating diverse and inclusive practices into their pedagogy.

We will begin considering applications immediately; the deadline for application is November 1. Initial interviews will be by Skype. Apply at https://jobs.fsu.edu, Job Opening #46366. A cover letter and dossier (CV, teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching, writing sample, names and contact information for three recommenders) should be included as a single PDF. Questions should be directed to CRW/Poetry Search Committee, Department of English, english-recruiting@fsu.edu

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf


https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/1875376/assistant-professor-9-month-salaried-creative-writing-poetry-/ 

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 3/8 (subj: "Here's How It Worked Out")

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/15 (Skype interview request)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: http://careers.jsu.edu/cw/en-us/job/494522/assistant-professor-english-creative-writing-poetry

Jacksonville State University (USA:AL) - TT Assistant Professor - Poetry[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Jacksonville State University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in creative writing, with a specialization in Poetry and a secondary specialization in Creative Nonfiction, to begin Fall 2020.  The successful candidate will participate in and help shape an undergraduate curriculum, including development of creative writing courses in areas of interest.

Job Responsibilities:

Teach four courses per semester in composition, literature, and creative writing at the undergraduate level; conduct scholarly/creative research sufficient for tenure and advancement; engage in appropriate department, school, and university service.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or MFA in Creative Writing, with an emphasis in Poetry required by August 2020.
  • Ability to teach composition required
  • Evidence of good teaching and scholarly potential, including poetry publications, required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in creative nonfiction. 
  • Expertise in areas which would contribute to breadth of departmental offerings, such as African American, Latinx, Native American, Asian American, Environmental, and/or hybrid literature and writing. 
  • Interest in/experience with teaching online courses.

Required Documents:

  1. CV
  2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  3. 20-30 page writing sample
  4. Three (3) References
  5. Transcript

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2019

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 3/1

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/25 Skype Interview Invitation

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: http://careers.jsu.edu/cw/en-us/job/494522/assistant-professor-english-creative-writing-poetry

Michigan State University (MI, USA), Assistant or Associate Professor, Director of Center for Poetry[edit | edit source]

The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks an accomplished poet for a tenure-stream position, to teach courses that include poetry and creative writing, and to serve as the Director for the RCAH Center for Poetry .  The ideal candidate will demonstrate a well-established and extended trajectory of publishing, performance, and community engagement within the literary arts. A secondary and demonstrated interest in scholarship, criticism, or critical nonfiction is not required but highly desirable. The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellence in teaching (particularly in courses on literature, poetry, and creative writing), and an ability to integrate teaching and civic engagement in the context of a large research institution with a diverse student body. The successful candidate must also be an effective leader, able to administer a Center dedicated to the collaborative development and promotion of the literary arts across colleges and programs at MSU and the Greater Lansing community. We are looking for someone who will: conceive of poetry broadly, to include poetic expression beyond traditional forms of print poetry (e.g. spoken-word poetry, new media poetry); be interested in exploring the connections between poetry and forms of creative expression in other disciplines, including music, visual arts, dance, film, and theatre; be committed to developing projects that engage local, diverse communities in poetic production and performance.  The candidate will work closely with The Center's assistant director and interns. A terminal degree in a related field by the time of appointment and evidence of an active career as an arts practitioner capable of thriving in an interdisciplinary undergraduate learning context is required.

The RCAH at MSU is an interdisciplinary, residential undergraduate college in the arts and humanities with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and with a curricular emphasis on social justice, community engagement, and the study of language and culture.  Michigan State University is a Carnegie R1 institution that values cross-college collaboration, and the successful candidate will also have opportunities to connect with faculty in his/her discipline at MSU.

The RCAH Center for Poetry (poetry.rcah.msu.edu/index.html), founded in 2007, encourages the reading, writing, and discussion of poetry, in order to cultivate an awareness of the place and power of poetry in our everyday lives.  The Center accomplishes these goals, among other ways, through readings, performances, community outreach, workshops, contests, and publishing. The Center works to build a poetry community in the Greater Lansing area and beyond.  Recent visiting poets include Marvin Bell, Tina Chang, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Toi Derricotte, Natalie Diaz, Mark Doty, Carolyn Forché, Tyehimba Jess, Li-Young Lee, Robin Coste Lewis, Thomas Lynch, George Ella Lyon, Naomi Shiab Nye, Carl Phillips, and Ocean Vuong.  

This position will start 8/16/2020.

The RCAH is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community that is diverse along many dimensions, including race and ethnicity; gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression; ability status; and religious belief, creed, or ideology. MSU is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential.  The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Applicants should include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement on diversity, sample syllabi for creative writing and poetry courses, and a (min 20 page) writing sample that suggests the breadth of their creative and critical interests. These materials should be compiled in a single PDF.  Applicants also will be required to submit names and emails for three people from whom letters of reference will be solicited.  Application due Nov. 30; initial interviews to be held online in early January.

To apply, go to https://careers.msu.edu.  Click on Search Postings at right, enter posting number 617612 in the Posting Number field, and click Search.  From there, follow prompts.  All applicants must apply using this application portal.

Deadline: November 30 2019 

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 4/8

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

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Offer accepted:

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Northwestern University (USA:IL) - Professor of Instruction (Non TT) - Poetry[edit | edit source]

We are looking for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Instruction in poetry, prosody, and poetic form starting fall 2020. The successful candidate will be a published poet and exceptional pedagogue who will teach at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and in the newly established Litowitz Creative Writing Graduate Program. We are looking for a colleague with an MFA or PhD who can work effectively with our team of teaching-track and tenure-stream faculty in creative writing and literary studies and who is willing to take a turn directing the undergraduate program in creative writing. This continuing position offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, a four-course teaching load, and access to the resources of a world-class university and city. Applications should consist of a cover letter; a c.v. including names and contact information for at least three references; and a writing sample of 5 poems, not to exceed 10 pages in total (no books or complete manuscripts at this time). The cover letter should specifically address how the candidate situates creative writing in relation to the close reading of contemporary poetry and poetry of the past. Preference is given to faculty who have experience teaching a diverse student body. Deadline for applications is 1 December 2019. To apply please visit https://www.english.northwestern.edu/people/job-openings.html. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Questions about the position may be sent to Jennifer Britton, Assistant Director of Creative Writing, at (j-britton@northwestern.edu).

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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===San Francisco State University- Endowed Chair/Assistant Professor, Poetry https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177099078===

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - Assistant Professor of Poetry [edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing/Poetry. We are especially interested in candidates with additional expertise or publications in one or more of the following genres: fiction, nonfiction, or screenwriting. Candidates will have an MFA, or equivalent in publication, or a PhD in creative writing or a closely related field, at least one published book of poetry, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. The candidate chosen for this position will teach workshops for beginning through advanced level students and may teach additional classes according to their interests and experiences. Candidates must have strong communication and human relations skills and a commitment to excellence in writing and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent commitment to writing and publishing, and provide ongoing service to the department, the university and the profession.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals, with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO .

An MFA, or equivalent in publication, or a PhD in creative writing or a closely related field, is required before the starting date of appointment as an Assistant Professor.  All applicants will also have one published book of poetry and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Target start date is August 16, 2020. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit your application materials: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (20-25 pages),  evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information or Interfolio ID for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date.  Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board https://jobs.illinois.edu will be considered.

To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by October 31, 2019.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

For additional information, please contact Janice N. Harrington, Hiring Committee Chair, at jharr@illinois.edu

Deadline: 31 October 2019 

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:  mid-December 

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):  Skype (week of Jan 6)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:  

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Sam Houston State University (USA: TX) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Poetry[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Sam Houston State University announces a tenure-track search for an Assistant Professor of English - Poetry beginning August 2020. Application deadline is December 1, 2019. Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype in January 2020.

Qualifications: Substantial publications, including at least one full-length book of poetry with a press of national standing and significant potential for continued publication of creative work, as well as other scholarly, professional, and/or creative activities; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level, including the teaching of creative writing, and evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing; experience in editing and publishing; and a secondary emphasis in one or more of the following areas preferred: African American, Asian American, Latinx, Native American, or other ethnic literatures; LGBTQ+ literature/Queer studies; Disability studies. The teaching load is 3-3 with assignments primarily in upper-division undergraduate and graduate creative writing courses. An MFA or PhD in creative writing in hand by August 2020.

For initial applications, the following material is required: cover letter, addressed to Dr. Scott Kaukonen, chair, search committee, poetry; curriculum vitae; statement of diversity and inclusion, specifically addressing qualifications and strategies for engaging all students at SHSU; contact information for three recommenders; a 20-page writing sample of creative work; unofficial transcripts documenting all prior graduate coursework (official transcripts documenting all prior graduate and undergraduate coursework will be required prior to hire); and for applicants whose terminal degrees are not yet in hand, a letter from a faculty advisor stating that the degree is expected to be in hand by August 17, 2020.

Deadline: 1 December 2019

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

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San Diego State University (USA:Ca) - Open Rank (Tenure-Track) Professor, Poetry (CAMPUS INTERVIEWS COMPLETED)[edit | edit source]

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, a campus of the largest and most diverse public university system in the U.S., seeks applications for a Poet (open rank). Tenure-track specialist in poetry with distinguished teaching experience and publications, with expertise in one or more areas of creative writing: program development and administration; literary publishing; fiction.

The successful candidate should have significant experience in teaching poetry, as well as other genres of creative writing and literature. Applicant should be a well-published writer, with at least two volumes of poetry, a deep commitment to teaching and writing, and experience in program development, program administration, and/or editing (and one who sees these responsibilities as complementary rather than competing activities). Teaching experience should include creative writing workshops, form and theory seminars, and literature classes. Administrative and editorial experience can be varied, but the successful candidate should be prepared to work toward assuming either the directorship of the MFA Program and/or the editorship of an international poetry journal. Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population is required. We particularly seek candidates who mirror the diversity of the university and its surrounding urban community. The normal teaching load is 3/3. PhD or MFA preferred.

For more information about the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the MFA Program, please visit our websites: literature.sdsu.edu and mfa.sdsu.edu. For more information about SDSU, please visit sdsu.edu.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Applicants should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/65345. To ensure full consideration, submit completed applications by October 25, 2019; the position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Deadline: 25 October 2019 

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype (2nd week in December)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interviews completed.

Rejection (after campus interview): Rejections sent 2/21.

Offer made: Late February

Offer accepted: Offer accepted.

NOTES: Anyone know about campus interviews yet? Answer: Apparently, they had campus interviews already, probably early February / late January. They selected a final candidate. Inside hire/visiting lecturer Blas Falconer.

University of California, Berkeley (USA:CA) - Assistant or Associate Professor of Poetry Writing (ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTED)[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor faculty position in the area of Poetry Writing, with the expected start date of July 1, 2020. Basic qualifications (required at time of application): Bachelor's or equivalent international degree. Preferred qualifications: a graduate degree, at least two published books, and substantial experience teaching creative writing at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at U.C. Berkeley and in the Department of English. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02236. Applicants should submit, in addition to the documents listed in the advertisement, contact information for three references (letters will be solicited only for those under further consideration). All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by October 1, 2019 to be considered. Please direct questions to John McChesney-Young at jmccyoung@berkeley.edu.

The English Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Deadline: 1 October 2019 (North American Pacific Time, UTC-7)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/06 (writing sample + letters)--(question: weren't these submitted with original application?) --- (sorry, should have been more specific. they asked for my whole book. and letters. the original application only asked for the contacts for the refs). 

Rejection (no interview):

Received news they will not be pursuing application further, after requesting additional materials, today (12/03)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/25 Google Hangouts

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Does anyone have any more information about this position? Undergrad/Grad? Teaching load? etc.? Thx.

San Francisco State University (USA:CA) - George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chair in Poetry[edit | edit source]

The Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University invites applicants for the George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chair in Poetry, a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August, 2020.

As one of the largest and most popular creative writing programs in the country, our B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. programs reflect our commitment to making student writers attentive readers of the literatures of the world and socially aware members of society. We seek a colleague with a focus of study and creative work that will add to the mix of cultural, aesthetic, and community perspectives of an innovative program and accomplished faculty. We specifically seek poets whose creative work has contributed to the literatures of the African Diaspora, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern and/or Indigenous/Native cultures. Required degree is an M.F.A., M.A., or equivalent. At least one recent book of poetry and demonstrated teaching excellence. Complete position description available at http://creativewriting.sfsu.edu.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

•Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body.
•Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging.
•Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice.
•Recruiting, retaining, and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio.
•Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus.
•Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and
•Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.

Responsibilities:

The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in creative writing, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing program of creative work in one's area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Endowed chairs are also expected to present lectures/readings on and off campus, organize presentations of visiting authors and other scholars, and establish themselves as public scholars contributing to the literary life of the Bay Area.
Detailed position description is available at http://creativewriting.sfsu.edu.

Qualifications:

Required:
•M.F.A., M.A. or equivalent in Creative Writing.
•Minimum of one recent book of poetry published by a recognized independent or national press.
•Record of creative work that has contributed to the literatures of the African Diaspora, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern and/or Indigenous/Native cultures.
•Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and student

Preferred:
•Record of university teaching contributions in the area of poetry.
•Active record of publishing and participating in creative activity related to poetry, along with honors and critical recognition in the field.
•Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works.
•Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under­ represented communities.
•Record of contributing to collegial, supportive and collaborative work environments. One to two years of university teaching experience with a large, diverse student body or in a multicultural setting.
•Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, instruction of individuals and groups, and the assessment of learning.
•Planning and organizing skills sufficient to ensure implementation of the assigned curriculum, job duties, and established expectations.
•Oral and written communication skills in the English language at a level that conveys information to and from students, colleagues, and others in an effective manner.
•Awareness of and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and capacity to continue to produce original creative work.
•Interpersonal orientation that encourages useful interactions with students, colleagues, and other campus stakeholders and promotes collegiality in department, college, and university contexts.

San Francisco State University faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to building a multicultural educational environment.

Rank and Salary:

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits. Endowment includes an annual professional development fund.

Application:

Submit letter of interest, a current CV, a statement on how your teaching and creative work align with the commitment of the Creative Writing Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; ten-page sample of poetry, evidence of teaching effectiveness; names and contact information of three references to SFSU Creative Writing Hiring Committee c/o Jane George at jgeorge1@sfsu.edu.

Application deadline: November 30, 2019.

Letters of Recommendation upon request at a later date.

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.



Deadline: November 30, 2019 (North American Pacific Time, UTC-7)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:  mid-December: copy of book & letters of recommendations 

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): anyone got a request for interview yet? 

A: (01/6/19) I've heard nothing though they're not back in session for a few weeks.

A: the fiction committee is doing interviews next week. i wonder if they're on same schedule. 

A: (01/10/20) Yes. They requested addtional materials in mid-December.  Skype call week of January 6.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview): 3/14

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Western Michigan University (USA:MI) - TT Assistant (or Associate?) Professor of English (Poetry)[edit | edit source]

[Note: The job posting on WMU's websitespecifies "Assistant Professor," but the same job posting on ChronicleVitae lists "Assistant or Associate" in both the title and the text of the ad. Can anyone confirm which it is?]

Western Michigan University invites applications for a full-time academic year tenure-track position in Creative Writing (Poetry) to begin Fall 2020 at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Major Responsibilities:

  • teaching undergraduate and graduate workshops in poetry and topics courses in contemporary literature, such as Forms of Poetry and Contemporary Poetry
  • guiding undergraduate students in job preparation and graduate school applications
  • mentoring graduate students in poetry at the M.F.A. and Ph.D. levels
  • directing theses and dissertations
  • advising on graduate exams, and providing guidance for career and job preparation
  • maintaining a record of successful publication
  • helping to support the department, the college, and the university through committee work or other service
Minimum Qualifications:
  • M.F.A. degree from an accredited institution  
  • At least one published book of poetry
  • Proven record of excellence in undergraduate teaching
Desired Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing (doctoral degree must be granted by August 2020)  
  • Proven record or evident promise for excellence in graduate teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

To Apply: Review of applications will begin January 6, 2020 and will continue until position is filled. Applicants must visit http://www.wmich.edu/hr/jobs to apply and should include a letter of application, a vita, and a list of references. The letter of application should include discussion of the applicant's teaching philosophy. Applicants who pass the initial screening will be asked to submit further materials, including sample course syllabi, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, digital copies of writing samples, and, if available, teaching evaluations. Address all correspondence and inquiries to Meg Dupuis, Chair, Department of English, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331, margaret.dupuis@wmich.edu. For information on the department, please visit: www.wmich.edu/english

Additional Information: Western Michigan University (WMU) is a public research university located halfway between Chicago and Detroit, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. WMU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a High Research Activity institution. As articulated in the College of Arts and Sciences strategic plan, we are committed to fostering a community of diverse, inclusive, equitable and globally-engaged scholars, learners and leaders. WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 6 January 2020

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Jan. 13, Jan. 11.

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: The job posting on WMU's websitespecifies "Assistant Professor," but the same job posting on ChronicleVitae lists "Assistant or Associate" in both the title and the text of the ad. Can anyone confirm which it is?

Widener University (USA:Pa) - Assistant Professor, English & Creative Writing (Poetry)[edit | edit source]

The Department of English and Creative Writing at Widener University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in English and Creative Writing specializing in Poetry to begin in August 2020.  A secondary expertise in global literatures is strongly desired.  An MFA in Creative Writing or PhD/ABD in English or Creative Writing must be completed by May 2020.  Applicants should be committed to excellence in teaching and advising, have a strong record of publishing, provide evidence of mentoring students in writing and publishing and related career pathways, and be open to working collaboratively in a department and university that values diversity.  Since all faculty in the department teach first-year writing, preparation in writing pedagogy is essential.

The English and Creative Writing faculty, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Widener University are committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.  Those candidates experienced in, or who would enjoy, working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and those who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

Responsibilities:  Teaching responsibilities in a given semester will typically include two first-year writing courses, one introductory-level course in literature or creative writing, and one upper-division course in the candidate’s area of expertise and interest.  Periodically, the candidate will be expected to teach the Creative Writing program’s senior seminar, and will have the opportunity to design new courses.  Teaching load is 4/3 (12 semester hours/9 semester hours).  Additional responsibilities will include:  advising Widener Ink, our university’s in-house literary journal, managing the Greene Poetry Collection, co-coordinating the Distinguished Visiting Writer Series, and strengthening the literary community at Widener and in Chester and the wider Philadelphia region through planning and participating in open mics, workshops, and other events.

Qualifications:  Minimum requirements are a commitment to undergraduate education and clear evidence of potential as a writing teacher, poet, and scholar.  MFA in Creative Writing or PhD/ABD in English or Creative Writing must be completed by May 2020.  Proficiency in teaching global literatures is highly desired.  The English and Creative Writing Department and Widener University are committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.  Those candidates experienced in, or who would enjoy, working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and those who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in those areas.

To apply:  Applicants must complete the online application at widener.edu/jobs.  Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, one copy of a syllabus for an introductory-level writing course, one copy of a syllabus for a potential upper-division creative writing course (both should include assignments), and a 20-page sample of the applicant’s poetry.  In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent to Arts_and_Sciences@widener.edu.  Please ensure that all documents are submitted as either .docx or .pdf.

Complete applications received by October 1, 2019 will be given full consideration.  Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline: 1 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Contacted mid-December, scheduled for mid-January, via Zoom

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Late January/Early February

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Texas at Arlington (USA:TX) - Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry)[edit | edit source]

Location: Arlington TX

Deadline: Nov 11, 2019

Job Summary:

The Department of English at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, with a specialization in poetry, to start in the Fall 2020 semester. We are seeking applications from active creative writers who can contribute to our vibrant MA and PhD programs and to our growing minor in Creative Writing.

Essential Duties:

The expected teaching load will be 2/2 in AY 2020-21 and then 3/2 or 2/2 thereafter, based upon the significance of the faculty member's creative activity. The position also entails service, which includes mentoring creative writing students and serving on committees. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their creative activity, teaching, and/or service.

Required Qualifications:

ABTs and ABDs will be considered, but candidates must have their MFA or PhD in Creative Writing or a closely aligned field by the time of appointment. Preferred Qualifications: Strong preference will be given to candidates who have published at least one book of poetry or who have such a book already under contract. Preference will be given to applicants who can also contribute to the Department by teaching lower- and upper-division courses in one or more of the following areas: language, literature, rhetoric, technical writing, theory, and writing/digital authoring.

Special Instructions:

To apply, please go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/ and submit the following by 11 November 2019 in order to ensure consideration: 1. A cover letter that describes the candidate's interest in UTA, qualifications, creative work, teaching experience, and professional service and that addresses how the candidate's creative activity, teaching, and service has or would support the success of a diverse student population. 2. A current CV. The search committee will contact applicants should additional materials (i.e., three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and a teaching portfolio) be required.

Preliminary Skype interviews will likely be held during late November or early December. Please direct questions to the chair of the Creative Writing Search Committee, Dr. Cedrick May (cedrick.may@uta.edu).

EEO Statement:

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.

Deadline: 11 November 2019

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/5

Rejection (no interview): 

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): mid-January

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

Notes:

GRAPHIC FORMS: Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions[edit | edit source]

The University of British Columbia (Canada:BC) - TT Assistant Professor: Graphic Forms [edit | edit source]

The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2020.

Requirements include: graduate degree (MFA in Creative Writing preferred, but a combination of a post-graduate degree and appropriate writing and publishing experience would be acceptable); demonstrated excellence in graphic forms; experience in a second genre an asset; evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellent teaching ability of university-level creative writing courses; one major publication or equivalent required.

The ideal candidate will have an international profile and experience teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level, including workshops as well as large lecture classes; experience in teaching online classes an asset.  The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate and graduate education; will be expected to teach a total of 4 courses (12 credits) per year, to participate in Creative Writing program administration, to supervise graduate theses, and to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and scholarly activity, which includes a distinguished record of professional publication.

The Creative Writing Program is known for its strong undergraduate and graduate degrees and has an international reputation for excellence. For information about the program, please visit https://creativewriting.ubc.ca/.

UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2020.

Requirements include: graduate degree (MFA in Creative Writing preferred, but a combination of a post-graduate degree and appropriate writing and publishing experience would be acceptable); demonstrated excellence in graphic forms; experience in a second genre an asset; evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellent teaching ability of university-level creative writing courses; one major publication or equivalent required.

The ideal candidate will have an international profile and experience teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level, including workshops as well as large lecture classes; experience in teaching online classes an asset.  The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate and graduate education; will be expected to teach a total of 4 courses (12 credits) per year, to participate in Creative Writing program administration, to supervise graduate theses, and to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and scholarly activity, which includes a distinguished record of professional publication.

The Creative Writing Program is known for its strong undergraduate and graduate degrees and has an international reputation for excellence. For information about the program, please visit https://creativewriting.ubc.ca/.

UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are to be submitted online through the form at the following link: crwr.air.arts.ubc.ca/job-opportunities/position-51904/

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents (PDFs): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, one writing sample (20-30 pages), and a teaching portfolio (to include a statement of teaching philosophy and some or all of the following: student evaluations, peer assessments, 1-2 sample course syllabi); and a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly via email to crwr.admin@ubc.ca.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity and essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin 15 October 2019 (and will continue until the position is filled)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

OPEN / MIXED GENRE: Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions[edit | edit source]

Antioch University (USA:Ca) - MFA Core Faculty in Fiction and/or Creative Nonfiction -- OFFER ACCEPTED

General Summary

The position of MFA Core Faculty in Fiction and/or Creative Nonfiction is a highly administrative and collaborative position that involves decision making and problem solving within the scope of the faculty member’s assigned duties.  The MFA Core Faculty member works with a team of other Core Faculty members and a Chair of the Creative Writing Department within Antioch’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program. During the residencies, the faculty member teaches seminars on literary topics, performs administrative duties, runs a writing workshop, hosts guests and other visiting faculty, and generally helps to run the residency and to solve student and faculty issues.  During the project periods, the MFA Core Faculty in Fiction and/or Creative Nonfiction mentors/teaches MFA students online, works with the MFA team to set strategy and to administer the program, assists in recruitment and admission of MFA students, works on development activities, maintains relationships with alums, and serves on campus committees, among many other duties. The Core Faculty in Fiction and/or Creative Nonfiction represents the University in public and professional situations.  Like the rest of the Antioch MFA team, the MFA Core Faculty in Fiction and/or Creative Nonfiction member resides in Los Angeles and comes to campus regularly for meetings and other on-campus duties. This faculty member also works 10-days, twice per year during our residencies in June and December.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities In addition to mentoring MFA students in Fiction and/or Creative Nonfiction on a one-on-one basis, the faculty member will work with the MFA team to:

  1. Create and execute MFA program strategy.

  2. Administer and coordinate residency and project period activities, including orientations, residency run-up calendar, and schedule.

  3. Recruit, hire, and train Affiliate Faculty, Visiting Faculty, and Special Guests.

  4. Recruit students and review applications.

  5. Advise on curriculum and academic planning.

  6. Manage student Field Studies.

  7. Develop annual program budget.

  8. Work cooperatively with program coordinators and Work Study personnel.

  9. Collect faculty and guest seminar topics and graduating student presentation topics.

  10. Execute development and fundraising activities.

  11. Oversee marketing activities related to the program.

University Responsibilities

The MFA Core Faculty in Fiction and/or Creative Nonfiction is a member of the Faculty Assembly, serves on assigned campus committees, and may be called upon to substitute for the Chair of the Creative Writing Department in his/her/their absence.

Qualifications

The MFA Core Faculty in Fiction and/or Creative Nonfiction should hold an MFA in Creative Writing (recognized by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs as the terminal degree in the field) or Ph.D. in Literature with a creative dissertation from an accredited institution.  The candidate should have a significant record of publication (including at least one book with a reputable publisher) and experience in the teaching of creative writing and literature. It is highly desirable that the MFA Core Faculty in Fiction and/or Creative Nonfiction have administrative experience and strategic thinking, financial, and execution experience.  Experience in a low-residency creative writing program is recommended, as well as familiarity with online or distance education. Experience working with adult students and a diverse faculty and student body is a plus.

Hours of Employment

This is a 100% position.  A workload will be established to meet the demands of the program.  The individual is required to fully participate in two ten-10 on-campus Residencies each year in June and December (dates to be determined).

Physical Demand

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Antioch University reserves the right to change the duties of the job description at any time. Qualified applicants are required to submit:

  • A cover letter referencing the job title

  • A professional CV

  • A writing sample or a link to same

  • Letters of recommendation will be requested after initial applicant screening

Documents submitted via email as attachments must be in Microsoft Word or pdf format.  Applications that do not reference a specific job title in the cover letter or email subject line will not be considered. Send materials to: hr.aula@antioch.edu

Deadline: 15 September 2019 (North American Pacific Time, UTC-7)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Zoom interview request, 9/25  

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 11/26

Offer accepted: 11/26

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Bennington College (USA:Vt) - Faculty Position in Literature[edit | edit source]

Bennington College seeks to add a creative writer to its undergraduate Literature faculty beginning in the fall of 2020 to teach literature coursework covering different historical periods, styles, cultures, and traditions, with the option of also regularly teaching writing workshops in rotation with colleagues. All members of Bennington’s Literature faculty have published book-length works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, literary journalism, or translation. While applications from writers in all genres are welcome, we are particularly interested in considering fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and dual-genre authors for the position. Applicants should have a strong record of publication, including at least one book published or under contract with a nationally recognized press.

Faculty members at Bennington are teacher-practitioners whose professional work is in ongoing dialogue with their teaching and advising. Faculty teach five courses per year, and fully engaged student advising is an expectation. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to developing curriculum that invites the participation of students with a broad range of interests. We seek candidates excited to branch out of their primary areas of expertise, who demonstrate both depth and breadth in their writing and teaching, and whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.

Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We serve a diverse student population, and our faculty and staff also reflect diverse backgrounds and identities. Our aim is to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims. 

Candidates should apply online at https://bennington.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk033fe by submitting: 1) a letter of application that describes teaching experience, professional work and includes a reflection on the candidate's potential to contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through teaching, research, and/or service; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a 25-page writing sample; 4) descriptions of at least three non-creative writing-focused courses in literature that you would be interested in offering; and 5) contact information for three references.

In recognition of the employment challenges sometimes faced by academic couples in small communities, the College will also consider applications to share equally a single full-time faculty position. Applicants must each submit an individual application and indicate in their cover letters that they are applying jointly.

Review of applications will begin on September 15 and will continue until the position is filled. This position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.

Deadline: rolling (with applications starting to be read on September 15th)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/20

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

The University of British Columbia (Canada:BC) - TT Instructor - Creative Writing [edit | edit source]

The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor to begin July 1, 2020.

The ideal candidate must provide evidence of expertise in or potential for educational leadership, and have experience teaching creative writing (genre open) at both the graduate and undergraduate level, including workshops as well as large lecture classes; experience in teaching blended and/or online classes preferred. The program will prioritize candidates with experience in developing pedagogical and curricular strategies for blended, online, and extended learning courses and related educational innovations.

Requirements for the position include: graduate degree (MFA in Creative Writing preferred, but a combination of a post-graduate degree and appropriate professional experience would be acceptable) and evidence of excellence in teaching and educational leadership. Relevant professional publications in creative writing required. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a load of six one-semester courses (18 credits) per year, to participate in Creative Writing program administration, to supervise graduate theses, and to maintain an active program of excellent teaching, service, and educational leadership.

As this is a tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the UBC/UBC Faculty Association Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/#4. For information about educational leadership at UBC, visit: http://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/teaching-and-educational-leadership/. For information about the Creative Writing Program, please visit https://creativewriting.ubc.ca/.

UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are to be submitted online through the form at the following link: crwr.air.arts.ubc.ca/job-opportunities/position-51907/

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents (PDFs): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of past and/or potential contributions to educational leadership; evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student evaluations, sample course outlines, statement of teaching philosophy, etc); and a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly via email to crwr.admin@ubc.ca.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity and essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin 15 October 2019 (and will continue until the position is filled)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Central Washington University (USA: WA) - TT Assistant Professor - Creative Writing/Director, El Centro Latinx for Latino & Latin American Studies Program[edit | edit source]

Job Summary

This position in the Department of English is expected to teach existing introductory and advanced creative writing courses, and other courses in their area of expertise using a variety of modalities. This position is also the Director of El Centro Latinx for Latino & Latin American Studies Program. Faculty are expected to advise students; contribute to the department/program; engage in scholarship appropriate to their field; and provide service to the University, the community and their profession. Faculty will integrate CWU's commitment to diversity and create a learning environment that is welcoming, accessible and inclusive for all students.

Minimum Qualifications

Please address in your cover letter:

  • MFA or PhD in Creative Writing: Poetry, Fiction, and/or Creative Nonfiction
  • At least one published full-length book of creative writing from a nationally recognized press
  • Proven excellence in classroom and online teaching
  • Willingness to teach a wide range of courses at all levels and modalities
  • Demonstrated excellence in mentorship of Latino/a students
  • Research, teaching, service or other experience that has prepared the candidate to contribute to CWU's commitment to the engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students

Preferred Qualifications

Please address in your cover letter:

  • University-level teaching experience.
  • Secondary interests and experience teaching in interdisciplinary studies, cultural studies, editing and publishing, digital humanities, literature and/or professional and technical writing,
  • Experience or interest in developing and teaching online courses.
  • Experience providing effective mentorship to Latino/a students and colleagues.
  • Research agenda in Latino/a and Latin American cultural studies, curriculum development, and programming.

Please address in a Diversity Statement:

  • Experience working in a diverse environment and/or utilizing a variety of teaching methods designed for broad student success.
  • A record of promoting inclusivity in classrooms and academic work environments.
  • Experience or interest in mentoring students from a variety of backgrounds, particularly Latino/a.
  • Ability to incorporate multicultural perspectives and issues into curriculum and classroom conversations.
  • Research, teaching, or service that demonstrates an ability to contribute to CWU's commitment to inclusion and diversity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students through teaching and/or mentoring activities.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience

Appointment : Full-time, Tenure-Track, 9 Month Appointment. Summer teaching may be available.

Benefits : CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance.

Additional Information : For additional information about the University, visit: http://www.cwu.edu

For additional information about Ellensburg, visit: http://www.myellensburg.com

OR http://www.kittitascountychamber.com

How To Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:

  • A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
  • A diversity statement detailing how teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CWU's commitment to diversity);
  • Curriculum Vitae including work history, education, training and contact information for three professional references;
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • 10-page creative writing sample of fiction or creative nonfiction; and
  • Copies of transcripts for the highest degree held

Screening Begins: November 7, 2020 and will be open until filled  

NOTE:  Although copies of transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, all job offers are contingent upon verification of highest degree.

**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact Information

Name: Katharine Whitcomb

Title: Department Chair, English

Email:   [[1]]

Phone: 509.963-1550

Website: English

Please contact Human Resources at [[2]] or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.

Conditions of Employment

Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to sign a Sexual Misconduct disclosure pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080 and submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.

The conditions of employment with Central Washington University are set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Central Washington University and United Faculty of Central, University policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal laws.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement may be found here: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/labor-relations/ufc .

Deadline: November 7, 2020 (UTC-8)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: This position was posted with a very short turnaround time. Candidates should apply as soon as possible as application screening begins on November 7, 2020 (UTC-8).

Emory University (Oxford College) (USA:GA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor - Creative Writing[edit | edit source]

Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on the original campus of Emory College in Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College of Emory University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing (tenure-track), with a specialization in Fiction or Poetry and very strong secondary expertise in the other genre beginning August 2020.

The individual in this position will teach five courses a year: a combination of introductory creative writing courses (Introduction to Creative Writing and/or Introduction to Poetry Writing); intermediate workshops (including Intermediate Fiction); and one additional course (e.g., a Discovery Seminar). They would also be expected to build the Creative Writing program at Oxford College and be an engaged participant in the Emory College Creative Writing community.

Qualifications: Required- An MFA and/or a PhD in Creative Writing (or in English, with a specialization in Creative Writing) in hand by the time of appointment. Demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching creative writing at the undergraduate level. Ability to teach creative writing courses in multiple genres. A significant publication record, including at least one book or its equivalent. A commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds.
Desirable- Experience in contributing to the success of a creative writing program on a college campus and overseeing student literary journals/ publications.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy (in which they address how they prepare students for advanced work in multiple genres), evidence of strong teaching, a sample of published work (no more than 15 pages in length), undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/67702.

The review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. First-round interviews will be held via video conferencing. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Molly McGehee, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Associate Professor of English & American Studies (molly.mcgehee@emory.edu).

One of Emory University’s four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College provides 975 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor’s degree. We are interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community that values excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction. Applications from women and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome. For more information about Oxford College and for a full listing of open positions, visit http://oxford.emory.edu/hiring

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/19 (ZOOM interview) 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/20 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Note that Oxford College is actually a two-year school—it only enrolls first and second year undergraduates, who then go on to finish their degree at Emory itself in Atlanta. Therefore a professor there has a much more restricted group of students than one would find at a typical four year college.

Michigan State University - Assistant Professor Fixed Term[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Michigan State University invites applications to fill a two-year (9 month) full-time fixed-term Assistant Professor in Creative Writing beginning August 16, 2020.


Teaching responsibilities include three courses per semester (3/3 teaching load), to fill areas of department need. The successful applicant must be able to teach a multi-genre Introduction to Creative Writing course, as well as single-genre workshops in fiction at the introductory and advanced levels. Secondary areas of expertise in creative nonfiction and arts programming are desirable. Strong applicants should be committed to engaged learning practices, and have experience mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, including students of color, LGBTQ students, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities.


Housed in the Department of English, the Creative Writing Program offers a new minor in creative writing, as well as a rigorous undergraduate concentration within the BA in English, emphasizing the relationship between creative and critical practice and invested in community-engagement. The Department of English is a dynamic inclusive community that encourages intellectual and cultural diversity, prepares students for a range of careers that require global cultural knowledge, and is an integral part of the College of Arts & Letters and Michigan State University’s international engagement.

Required Degree

Doctorate - Creative Writing

Minimum Requirements Applicants must have an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing. Applicants must have a demonstrated publication record in fiction.

Required Application Materials a. a letter of application b. a curriculum vitae c. a fiction writing sample of approximately 20 pages d. a teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, sample syllabi for a multi-genre Introduction to Creative Writing course and one upper-division course in fiction e. a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your creative activity; any experience mentoring students from traditionally underrepresented groups f. names and email addresses of three references, at least one of whom must be able to speak to your teaching experience

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on May 25th, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. https://careers.msu.edu Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the search: Professor Gordon Henry, henry@msu.edu Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

You can apply for this position online at https://careers.msu.edu

Middlesex University (EU:UK:Eng) - Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing[edit | edit source]

The Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries at Middlesex University is a leading provider of higher education across the breadth of creative disciplines.  In Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Media and Design, our focus is on thinking through making.  We combine a close engagement with professional practice with high quality research and scholarship to ensure that our students and staff are working at the forefront of their disciplines.  Our Hendon campus provides outstanding specialist facilities in North London and a vibrant hub for our network of national and international partnerships. We value diversity amongst our students and staff and welcome opportunities from suitably qualified candidates, regardless of background.

We are looking to appoint a Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing to join the Media Department at Middlesex University.

The role will typically be held by an enthusiastic and highly motivated academic with English Literature expertise in one or more of the following areas: contemporary literature (realism, anti-realism and the fantastic); global literature written in English.  The successful candidate will be someone with a proven track record of publishing professional Creative Writing in prose (fiction or non-fiction).  They will contribute to Middlesex University's growing English and Creative Writing subject areas, and be able to combine research with learning, teaching and knowledge transfer to make a positive contribution to the Media Department and the University.

The Media Department at Middlesex University is one of the largest and most diverse in the country.  Our facilities are amongst the best in the sector.  We offer an exciting array of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses including Film, Television, Advertising, Public Relations, Digital Media, Journalism, Publishing, Creative Writing and English.  All of our degree courses emphasise the development of professional practice underpinned with critical and cultural theory.  

If you wish to discuss the job in further detail please contact James Charlton, Head of Department for Media (J.Charlton@mdx.ac.uk).

To apply please visit: https://jobs.mdx.ac.uk/ACI58

Deadline: 28 July 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

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Mount Holyoke College (USA:Ma) - Assistant Professor of English - Creative Writing[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing. We seek a writer with a record of publication in prose, whose work also moves across genres and engages questions of race, ethnicity, and diaspora, particularly in relation to African American, Asian American, Native American and Indigenous, and/or Latinx literary lineages. Desirable additional interests might include poetry, translation, creative nonfiction, graphic narrative, digital arts, and/or hybrid forms. MFA or equivalent required.

The teaching load for this position is four courses per year. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in Creative Writing, and there will be opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with such programs as Africana Studies and Latinx Studies. Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu. Please submit a letter of application, CV, brief writing sample (up to 25 pages uploaded as one PDF), a one-page statement of teaching philosophy/practice, a separate statement that addresses experience with or commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body, and two sample syllabi, one introductory. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019. Please contact the English department (english@mtholyoke.edu) with any questions.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

Deadline: 31 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 3/16

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/11 Zoom

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Scheduled in early January

Rejection (after campus interview):

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The New School (USA: NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Writing (Multi-genre)[edit | edit source]

Description: The School of Writing at The New School in New York City invites applicants for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Writing, with expertise and publication experience in at least two genres, or in hybrid forms that cross genre boundaries.

We seek an outstanding writer, scholar, and practitioner, who has published at least two books of poetry, nonfiction, fiction, graphic narrative, or hybrid work to critical acclaim and international attention, or equivalent creative practice in other media. The successful candidate will also have a record of teaching excellence and will be expected to teach writing workshops and literature seminars in multiple genres in both the graduate MFA program and in the undergraduate Riggio Honors program. The faculty member will also advise students, supervise thesis projects, organize readings and forums, and perform administrative service.

The Creative Writing Program at The New School is a hub of literary activity in New York City and serves writers at every stage of their development. We offer an MFA program in Creative Writing with concentrations in Poetry, Nonfiction, Fiction, and Writing for Children and Young Adults. We also offer a BA in Creative Writing as well as an honors program for gifted undergraduate writers called The Riggio Writing & Democracy Program. For over a century, The New School has programmed writing workshops for continuing education students, and we host one of the preeminent literary reading series in New York City.

The New School, a private university in New York City’s Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good.

The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.
The New School has been a vital center for writers and writing since its founding in 1919; in 1931, The New School hosted the first writing workshop held in an academic setting.

Over the years, our writing and literature faculty has included many of America’s most acclaimed poets, novelists, and nonfiction writers. Since 1996, The New School has offered an MFA in Creative Writing. For undergraduate students, Creative Writing offers The Riggio Honors Program in Writing and Democracy, along with a diverse curriculum of writing courses.

The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.

Qualifications:

● MFA or equivalent professional experience.
● Minimum requirement of significant publication history, including at least two books of literature (fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic narrative, or hybrid genre), published to critical acclaim, or equivalent creative practice in other media.
● Demonstrated excellence in teaching creative writing and literature at the university level.
● Experience with curriculum development and oversight.
● Experience mentoring students.
● Capacity to work well with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and levels of professional experience.
● Commitment to collaborating across the University and with external partners.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until December 1.

Interested candidates should send the following via our online application system:
1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s creative practice and teaching philosophy relevant to this position, 2) a curriculum vitae and names of three referees, 3) Teaching evaluations

Information about the Schools of Public Engagement, and the Creative Writing Program can be found at: https://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/mfa-creative-writing/

For information on the University benefits package including health and retirement plans, please visit http://www.newschool.edu/human-resources/benefits/ Acknowledgment received: 

Request for additional materials: 

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 10/19 Video 

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NOTES: I'm wondering if this is an inside hire. They posted it really late and then someone here put 10/19 for a video interview. Doesn't make sense. 

Reply (12/19): It's not an inside hire--and the video interview date someone put it is either wrong or a typo.

New York University (USA: NY) - Clinical Assistant Professor: Writing[edit | edit source]

Description Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for two Clinical Assistant Professor positions in Writing to begin September 1, 2020, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

Liberal Studies provides a unique interdisciplinary educational experience to undergraduate students. The Liberal Studies Core consists of a two-year interdisciplinary global curriculum drawing on great works across civilizations. The Global Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts, one of NYU’s premier liberal arts degrees, builds on the global core with an upper division set of interdisciplinary concentrations that direct students toward different areas of global study.

We seek applicants for the following positions:

1. Writing and Literary Journalism

Ph.D. in Writing Studies, Journalism, Creative Writing

2. Writing and Translation

Ph.D. in Writing Studies, Translation Studies, Creative Writing.

All candidates should have the ability to teach the first-year writing sequence of the Core Curriculum with a global emphasis that engages works in English and in translation. Candidates should have the ability to teach upper-division seminars in their areas of expertise.

All Liberal Studies full-time faculty hold renewable term contracts, initially three years, and later five years in duration. Faculty are eligible for promotion within the Clinical faculty ranks (Associate, Full). Faculty normally teach three classes per semester, advise undergraduates, and contribute service to Liberal Studies and to the University.


Qualifications Minimum qualifications: a Ph.D. by the date of appointment; three years of college-level teaching experience; and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Publications and evidence of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are strongly encouraged.


Application Instructions Applications include ONLY (1) a cover letter, (2) a current c.v., and (3) a Diversity and Inclusion Statement addressing past and/or potential future contributions to diversity through teaching, professional activity, and/or service (additional information can be found here http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity/recruitment/diversity-statements.html).

Complete applications must be recorded by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (US), October 22nd, 2019. Applications recorded after this deadline will not be considered.

Liberal Studies offers a global liberal arts curriculum at sites around the globe in the context of a leading research university. We seek scholar/educators of the highest caliber whose work reflects an interest in global diversity.  Liberal Studies strongly encourages applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the Arts & Science commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, please read here:  http://as.nyu.edu/departments/facultydiversity.html

EOE/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity 

Deadline: 22 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/25

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/25

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/29

Campus interview scheduled: 2/28

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NOTES: [anyone heard? I had an interview in December but it's been crickets since - 1/13]  [yes, campus interviews have been scheduled for February and April]

San Francisco State University (USA:CA) - George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chair in Creative Writing[edit | edit source]

The Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University invites applicants for the George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chair in Creative Writing, a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, beginning August, 2020.

As one of the largest and most popular creative writing programs in the country, our B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. programs reflect our commitment to making student writers attentive readers of the literatures of the world and socially aware members of society. We seek a colleague with a focus of study and creative work that will add to the mix of cultural, aesthetic, and community perspectives of an innovative, rigorous program and accomplished faculty. We specifically seek writers whose creative work has contributed to the literatures of the African Diaspora, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern and/or Indigenous/Native cultures.

Required degree is an M.F.A., M.A., or equivalent. At least one recent book of fiction/creative nonfiction and demonstrated teaching excellence. Complete position description available at http://creativewriting.sfsu.edu.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world.

To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

  • Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body.
  • Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging.
  • Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice.
  • Recruiting, retaining, and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio.
  • Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus.
  • Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and
  • Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.

Responsibilities:

The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in creative writing, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing program of creative work in one's area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments.

Endowed chairs are also expected to present lectures/readings on and off campus, organize presentations of visiting authors and other scholars, and establish themselves as public scholars contributing to the literary life of the Bay Area.

Detailed position description is available at http://creativewriting.sfsu.edu/

Qualifications:

Required-

  • M.F.A., M.A. or equivalent in Creative Writing.
  • Minimum of one recent book of fiction/creative nonfiction published by a recognized national independent or commercial press.
  • Record of creative work that has contributed to the literatures of the African Diaspora, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern and/or Indigenous/Native cultures.
  • Record of contributing to collegial, supportive and collaborative work environments.

Preferred-

  • Record of university teaching contributions in the area of fiction/creative nonfiction.
  • Active record of publishing and participating in creative activity related to fiction/creative nonfiction, along with honors and critical recognition in the field.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works.
  • Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under­ represented communities.
  • One to two years of university teaching experience with a large, diverse student body or in a multicultural setting.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, instruction of individuals and groups, and the assessment of learning.
  • Planning and organizing skills sufficient to ensure implementation of the assigned curriculum, job duties, and established expectations.
  • Oral and written communication skills in the English language at a level that conveys information to and from students, colleagues, and others in an effective manner.
  • Awareness of and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and capacity to continue to produce original creative work.
  • Interpersonal orientation that encourages useful interactions with students, colleagues, and other campus stakeholders and promotes collegiality in department, college, and university contexts.

San Francisco State University faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to building a multicultural educational environment.

Rank and Salary:

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits. Endowment includes an annual professional development fund.

Application:

Submit letter of interest, a current CV, a statement on how your teaching and creative work align with the commitment of the Creative Writing Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; ten-page sample of fiction/creative nonfiction, evidence of teaching effectiveness; names and contact information of three references to SFSU Creative Writing Hiring Committee c/o jgeorge1@sfsu.edu.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2019.

Letters of Recommendation upon request at a later date.

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Deadline: November 30, 2019

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): interview requested for Jan (12/17) (Q: just to be clear, this was for the fiction/nonfiction job, right? and also, did they ask for your letters now or beforehand? thanks!)

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Rice University (USA: TX) - Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing[edit | edit source]

Department: English

Position Description

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

The Department of English at Rice University has been authorized to fill a position at the Assistant or Associate professor rank in Creative Writing (Open Genre) to serve within an English Department committed to the collaboration between critical studies and the creative arts. (Applicants for the Associate Professor position can apply here: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/21252). The successful candidate will be an actively publishing writer with a record of teaching excellence and an ability to collaborate on the administration and coordination of our undergraduate Creative Writing Concentration and our award-winning literary journal, R2. We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate through their teaching, mentorship, and writing a commitment to the inclusion of historically underrepresented perspectives and who bring multilingual, international, and/or cross-cultural perspectives to their work. Candidates whose work emerges from or speaks toward communities of African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx or Native Americans are especially encouraged to apply.

The position carries a 2/2 course load and requires institutional service, including academic advising of undergraduate students. Successful candidates will design and teach introductory and advanced courses that could include fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and/or drama. The department would also welcome courses on translation and writing in languages other than English, the graphic novel, podcasting, publishing, film, literary journalism, poetics, hybridity, literary cultural criticism or on topics related to the medical humanities, digital arts, environmental writing, science writing, social justice, Indigenous and ethnic studies, or disability literature.

The university expects faculty members to maintain an active program of publication and contribute service to the department, university, and profession. The successful candidate must have an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing, a demonstrated history of teaching excellence, and a robust history of publications.

We will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled. All documents are required for the applicant to be considered for the position.

Applications should include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample (max. 25 pgs.), and 3 letters of recommendation. Initial interviews will be conducted over ZOOM in early January 2020.

All applications must be submitted through RICEWorks. Applicants will be asked to input the necessary information on your evaluators who will receive an email generated by the system. In this email they will be instructed on the process for submitting their letters.

Rice University is a private, comprehensive research university located in the heart of Houston's dynamic museum district and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of 4,001 undergraduates and 2900 graduate students. Rice ranks no.16 among national universities and eight in undergraduate teaching (2019 US News & World Report); its endowment ranks among the top 20 of US universities. Its hallmarks include a very high level of research activity and intellectual innovation, a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, and a commitment to diversity at all levels. As an Equal Opportunity employer, Rice considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Specify Concentration / Degree Type

MFA or PhD in Creative Writing

Requisition Number: F20020

Open Date: 09/11/2019

Open Until Filled: Yes

Best Consideration Date: 11/15/2019

Desired Start Date: 07/01/2020

Position Status: Full-Time

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Posting Link: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/21250

Deadline: 15 November 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4, Best Consideration Date)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): zoom interviews scheduled for january

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Southern New Hampshire University (USA:NH) - Assistant Professor - Creative Writing[edit | edit source]

Southern New Hampshire University's traditional campus is seeking an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and English. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits at the residential campus of SNHU, starting September 2020. We seek a candidate with a passion for creative writing, an excellent record in teaching undergraduates, and a minimum of one book (or the equivalent in published shorter works) from a nationally recognized publisher. The ideal applicant must be qualified to teach fiction, nonfiction, publishing, and rhetoric and composition. Preference will be given to a candidate with a particular interest in working and teaching at the intersection of creative writing and composition and rhetoric.

We seek a candidate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and experience administering a Creative Writing program is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be committed to fostering inclusive teaching and learning environments, and will contribute their vision, imagination, and leadership to a thriving creative writing program and English department. The teaching load may vary but is normally seven courses per academic year, split between creative writing, literature, and composition. Faculty service includes student advising and committee work.

Applications are due by December 15, 2019.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MFA or PhD in creative writing, with publications
  • Those with an MFA and a PhD in Rhetoric/Composition are strongly encouraged to apply

Application:

https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=177140272&Title=Assistant%20Professor%2C%20Creative%20Writing%20and%20English

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: January 30

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): February 8

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Stony Brook University (USA:NY) - Assistant or Associate Professor, Creative Writing[edit | edit source]

The Creative Writing Program at Stony Brook seeks a fiction or creative nonfiction writer for its lively undergraduate and graduate programs to start September 1, 2020. Successful applicants will have significant publication (at least one book from a respected press), an MFA or PhD in creative writing (or an exceptionally strong record of publication), and evidence of successful teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate level. We especially welcome candidates with leadership experience, inside academia or out, as, for example, building a reading series or editing a literary journal, and candidates with competence in a second genre, including genre fiction. We encourage applications from women, writers of color, LGBTQ writers, writers with disabilities, and any others who contribute to the diversity of our faculty. Finally, we seek candidates with experience in teaching culturally diverse curricula.

This full-time tenure track position in fiction or creative nonfiction carries a 3/2 teaching load for Assistant Professors and a 2/2 load for Associates. Our faculty of working writers lead workshops, teach “read like a writer” literature courses, direct graduate and undergraduate theses, and otherwise support the artistic aims of our diverse student body across two campuses, located within an hour’s commute of each other. Faculty members with leadership roles receive course release.

Creative Writing is the flagship program in an entrepreneurial, innovative department that also offers programs in film, podcasts, children’s literature, and the culinary arts. During July, we present the Southampton Writers Conference. Imagine Wednesdays and Writers Speak, our two reading series, bring writers of national reputation in all literary genres to both campuses; The Southampton Review, our graduate literary magazine, publishes original writing and artwork from established and emerging voices. BookEnds is a selective, post-MFA, one-year mentorship program for book-length manuscripts in fiction and nonfiction. Our BFA in Creative Writing is headquartered at Stony Brook; the MFA is in Southampton, with a secondary location at our Manhattan Center for Creative Writing and Film.

Please submit a cover letter addressing your qualifications, c.v., statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabus, and list of three references, along with a State Employment Application. Applications may be accepted online at www.stonybrook.edu/jobs (Ref. #F-10057-19-07) or via email to cwlsearch@stonybrook.edu.

The deadline to apply is October 15, 2019.

Deadline: 15 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received: 10/4

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/7 (x2)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/6; 12/2

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/7

Campus interview scheduled: 1/16 

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University of Alabama (USA:AL) - TT Assistant Professor - CNF/Fiction[edit | edit source]

The Program in Creative Writing in the Department of English at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English (Creative Nonfiction and/or Fiction Writing) to teach in our thriving MFA program and undergraduate creative writing minor. We seek a prose writer with at least one book published or under contract, significant teaching experience, and a MFA or PhD in Creative Writing. The typical teaching load is 2/2 plus MFA thesis direction. In addition to undergraduate and graduate workshops, our faculty teach a wide variety of self-designed “forms of writing” courses investigating aspects of literary genre, history, form, pedagogy, outreach, collaboration, and culture. All tenured creative writing faculty members take turns directing our program. To get a sense of our innovative curriculum, flexible approach to genre, faculty, graduates’ accomplishments, and lively local culture, please visit our website at cw.english.ua.edu. Position begins 8/16/20.

Candidates for this position should visit the University of Alabama website at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu to initiate an application and upload various materials. The application will include the following documents: A letter of application with description of creative projects, curriculum vitae, and writing sample of up to 30 pages. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Wendy Rawlings, at englishoffice@ua.edu, with a subject line specifying the position being applied for. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct preliminary meetings by video conference and final interviews on campus. Prior to hiring, the final candidates will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/6 (x2), 1/6

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/9

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/9

Rejection (after campus interview): 3/5

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University College Dublin (EU:Ire) - Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Creative Writing[edit | edit source]

Applications are invited for a Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Creative Writing post within School of English, Drama, and Film.

Applications are invited for a permanent appointment as Lecturer / Assistant Professor (above the bar) in Creative Writing in the School of English, Drama, and Film. Applicants must be established writers with a significant reputation and be able to contribute to practice-based research developments in this rapidly developing area in the School. Experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level is required, and in curricular design and development. Applicants should be also prepared to take on doctoral supervision with appropriate support.

Applicants should have expertise in teaching Creative Writing across genres, and in particular in teaching prose fiction. We would also be interested in those who could offer additional fields such as, but not limited to, creative non-fiction, poetry and young adult fiction.

Creative Writing at UCD is characterised by its strong links with high profile individual writers and with arts organisations in Dublin and beyond. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to these links, and sustain a programme that brought visiting writers to the campus for readings and to interact with students. Contribution to the Creative Writing Journal HCE, and to Creative Writing conferences would also be expected, as would a willingness to develop events on campus and in collaboration with cultural institutions that increase impact and community engagement.

95 Lecturer/Asst Professor Above the Bar Salary Scale: €52,848 - €83,090 per annum. 
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 9th August 2019.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below: 

http://www.ucd.ie/hr/t4cms/Academic%20Contract.pdf

Source: Jobs.ac.uk

Deadline: 9 August 2019 (Irish Time, UTC+1)

Acknowledgment received: June 28

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Mid-Oct.

Offer accepted: ?

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University of Aberdeen (EU:UK:Sco) - Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing[edit | edit source]

The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture seeks to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing. With a focus on creative writing, the post is aimed at further enhancing the School’s profile in the domain of creative practice more broadly, as it looks to develop new teaching and research initiatives across programmes in Creative Writing, Film and Visual Culture, and Music.

The successful candidate will undertake research (including practice-led activity) in creative writing, ideally with some demonstrable expertise in screenwriting and/or script writing. S/he will contribute teaching to relevant undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes offered by the School; will develop new courses and programmes as appropriate in collaboration with other colleagues in the School; will undertake supervision of postgraduate research students; will contribute to the work of the School’s research centres, including public engagement and impact-related activities; and will pursue external funding opportunities. Responsibilities will also include administrative roles as agreed with the Undergraduate Programme Co-ordinator in English and the Head of School in Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture.

You will have postgraduate qualifications up to PhD level in creative writing or a closely related area relevant to the post. You will have a record of excellent research and publication appropriate for the career stage, a clear plan of research activity for the coming years, including plans for obtaining external research funding and for research impact, and experience of teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level. You will have excellent written and spoken communication skills, and be able to engage with students and promote student learning in a range of ways.

Your covering letter should set out how you would envision helping to lead the development of the School’s activities in the domain of creative writing.

Appointments made at Lecturer level will be paid at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£40,792 - £48,676 per annum), with placement negotiable according to qualifications and experience.

Appointments made at Senior Lecturer level will be paid at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 salary scale (£51,630 - £58,089 per annum), with placement negotiable according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here 

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk for further information.

Online application forms are available at www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

The closing date for receipt of applications is 26 August 2019

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Professor Michelle Macleod, Interim Head of School

01224 272548 m.macleod@abdn.ac.uk 

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Macleod.

Deadline: 26 August 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

Acknowledgment received:

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University of Redlands (USA:Vt) - John and Linda Seiter Chair of Writing[edit | edit source]

John and Linda Seiter Chair of Writing

University of Redlands

POSITION: John and Linda Seiter Chair of Writing

APPOINTMENT: Rank - Open

DEPARTMENT: College of Arts and Sciences

AVAILABLE: September 2020

POSTING DATE: September 13, 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 06, 2019

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Redlands welcomes applications for the John and Linda Seiter Chair of Writing, to begin in September 2020. This is a tenure-track, open rank appointment with an open field of disciplinary/interdisciplinary specialty. The successful candidate will teach three courses per year and direct the College-wide writing curriculum. Responsibilities include: (1) developing resources and activities designed to train, mentor, and advise College faculty in writing pedagogy and curricular design; (2) teaching undergraduate writing-intensive courses in an area of interest; (3) working with faculty and staff to administer all aspects of the College-wide Writing Program; and 4) engaging in scholarly research, advising, and service to the College and University.

Candidates may be appointed in a range of College departments and interdisciplinary programs (a listing of College majors and minors can be found at https://www.redlands.edu/study/schools-and-centers/college-of-arts-and-sciences/undergraduate-studies/).

The University of Redlands is committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Applicants are asked to submit a Statement on Diversity and Inclusion that identifies their strengths and experiences in accomplishing curricular goals with students who have diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Applicants from historically under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.



The University of Redlands is a liberal arts and professional institution located in Southern California, sixty miles east of downtown Los Angeles, in a town of 70,000. The student population reflects the diverse demographics of the region. The campus is surrounded by orange groves and sits at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains, one hour from the coast, and 45 minutes from Palm Springs.



APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications received by December 06, 2019 are assured consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



POSITION CRITERIA: Successful candidates must have a Ph.D or advanced degree, with expertise and at least three years leadership experience in a college writing program. Research expertise in the scholarship of writing pedagogy and experience in working collaboratively with faculty to build effective writing programs are essential qualifications. Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching writing to students from diverse backgrounds is strongly desired.



INQUIRIES: Candidates may contact the search committee chair, Keith Osajima, at mailto:keith_osajima@redlands.edu with questions or concerns.



TO APPLY: Please submit the following materials using the Academic Jobs Online website at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo: a cover letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement on diversity and inclusion, sample of scholarly work, and three letters of recommendation.



In compliance with The Americans with Disability Act, if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed, please call (909) 748-8040.



SUBMISSION OF A RESUME OR APPLICATION INDICATES AGREEMENT THAT THE UNIVERSITY MAY VERIFY ANY AND ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.



MEMBERS OF UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.



AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.



To apply: Submit a University of Redlands application form at https://apptrkr.com/1675091.



FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 909-748-8040 OR VISIT http://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=1675091&targetURL=http://www.redlands.edu/human-resources/employment/. SUBMISSION OF A RESUME OR APPLICATION INDICATES AGREEMENT THAT THE UNIVERSITY MAY VERIFY ANY AND ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.

MEMBERS OF UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



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Waldorf University (USA:IA) - Assistant Professor - English & Creative Writing (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction)[edit | edit source]

Waldorf University seeks candidates for a term tenure track, full-time English & Creative Writing faculty member (residential) in the Department of English to begin August 2020.  Initial faculty rank is dependent on experience.  The department seeks an active writer and dedicated teacher with a demonstrated abiility to teach both fiction and creative nonfiction courses. The successful candidate will teach a 4-4 course load, to be split between creative writing and first-year composition, with the possibility for some literature courses, dependent on experience and interest. The ideal candidate should possess a desire to mentor young writers in our small but vibrant Creative Writing B.A. program, and be able to contribute broadly to our existing course offerings in the English Department.

Responsibilities include teaching at all levels of English and Creative Writing, including first-year composition, introduction to creative writing, specialized courses in fiction, non-fiction, and magazine production, and occasional opportunities to teach lower-division literature and special topics courses. Additional responsibilities include mentoring creative writing students beyond the classroom, advising majors, and contributing to various aspects of the Creative Writing program, such as our Distinguished Visiting Authors Series, the production of our campus journal the Waldorf Literary Review, the Warriors Writing Club, and the Top of Iowa High School Writing Contest. University and departmental service as well as continued professional development are also required.

Benefits: This is a full-time, exempt and benefit eligible position. Waldorf University offers a comprehensive benefit package with including: health, life, LTD, 401k match and tuition benefits for employees and their families, in addition to options in dental, vision, supplemental and voluntary life insurances and FLEX spending plan.

To Apply: Interested and qualified candidates are asked to apply through the link below, upload their application materials including a cover letter demonstrating enthusiasm for developing student writers, a creative writing sample, a current resume or vita, contact information for at least three professional references, and copies of graduate transcripts (official copies will be required of final candidate).  Final candidate will be subject to a background investigation.

Review of applicants will mid-January 2020 and continue until position is filled.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An MFA and/or PhD is required by the time of appointment.
  • Teaching experience at the college level in creative writing and composition is preferred.

Application: https://www.waldorf.edu/about/careers

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

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VISITING POSITIONS / LIMITED TERM POSITIONS / FELLOWSHIPS[edit | edit source]

Cleveland State University, Anisfield-Wolf Fellowship in Writing and Publishing (2 years)[edit | edit source]

Job Description

The Cleveland State University Poetry Center is accepting applications for the Anisfield-Wolf Fellowship in Writing & Publishing, a two-year postgraduate fellowship that offers an emerging writer time to work toward a first or second book and an opportunity to gain experience in editing, publishing, literary programming, and outreach in collaboration with the staff of the CSU Poetry Center. 

The CSU Poetry Center is a 58-year-old independent nonprofit press that publishes 3–5 books of contemporary poetry, prose, and translation each year. The Poetry Center also hosts the Lighthouse Reading Series and the NEOMFA Writers at Work Colloquium and serves as a teaching lab for students at Cleveland State University and within the Northeast Ohio MFA program. The Fellow will be a two-year employee of the CSU English department. The salary is $40,000 per year with health insurance and benefits. 

The fellowship will encompass two academic-year (9-month) residencies of 30 hours per week, divided between writing, work at the CSU Poetry Center, and community outreach work designed in collaboration with the Poetry Center. Poetry Center work will include reviewing submissions, attending editorial meetings, and assisting with publicity and marketing efforts. Outreach work will include: giving public readings and/or talks in the greater Cleveland area; helping launch a CSU Poetry Center podcast on literary editing and publishing; contributing to local literary events and programming, such as the Cleveland Drafts Festival and events hosted by other partner programs; teaching community workshops, such as at a local high school, library, or prison; and an additional endeavor of the fellow’s own design. 

This fellowship is named for and supported by the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which honor literature that promotes equity and social justice and are administered through the Cleveland Foundation. Through the creation of this fellowship, Anisfield-Wolf and the CSU Poetry Center hope to support writers from backgrounds and with perspectives historically underrepresented in publishing and creative writing programming. By providing editorial experience and professional development opportunities at a literary press, the fellowship also aims to help address the longstanding lack of diversity in the U.S. publishing workforce. 

About Anisfield-Wolf

Cleveland poet and philanthropist Edith Anisfield Wolf established the book awards in 1935 in honor of her father, John Anisfield, and husband, Eugene Wolf, to reflect her family’s passion for social justice and the rich diversity of human cultures. Founded with a focus on combating racism in America, the Anisfield-Wolf Awards today maintain that commitment to equity and justice in an expanded, global context. Recent winners, for example, have also addressed religious identity, immigrant experiences, LGBTQ+ history, and the lives of people with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

1. MFA in creative writing

2. Evidence of significant creative publication

3. Demonstrated progress toward a first or second book in any genre of creative writing

4. Strong interpersonal and communication skills

5. Potential to complete community outreach work

6. Ability to contribute to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of CSU and its surrounding community

Preferred Qualifications

1. Strong record of significant creative publication

2. Experience in literary programming, publishing, and/or community outreach and education

3. Experience in arts engagement/outreach projects with underserved communities 


Required Application Materials

1. Cover letter describing your qualifications for the fellowship, including a description of your commitment to a fellowship that supports increasing diversity in the publishing workforce.

2. Statement on community outreach and literary publishing/programming: a 1–2 page statement outlining your interest and experience in community-oriented literary publishing or programming work. (Experience in teaching community workshops, producing podcasts, running a reading series, and/or any related programming would be relevant.)

3. Writing Sample (15–20 pgs max.), any genre of creative writing

4. CV

5. Names and contact information for three references

Submit application to CSU’s online applicant portal by February 1, 2020: https://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/11943

Finalists will be interviewed by Skype in March 2020. 

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Louisiana State University, Visiting Professor of Creative Writing (one-year)[edit | edit source]

2020/2021 Academic Year

The LSU English Department is seeking a one-year Visiting Professor of Creative Writing beginning August 2020. Teaching will include a 2/2 load consisting of graduate and upper-level undergraduate fiction workshops and possible General Education literature courses and service on graduate theses committees.

Required Qualifications: Significant publications required in fiction, a published collection of stories or a novel preferred; an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing and an excellent record of teaching at the college level, including experience teaching graduate students.

Special Instructions: Applications accepted until July 21st or until a candidate is selected. Please attach a current CV, letter of application, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample to application. Please send 3 letters of recommendation to Richard Landry at rland26@lsu.edu. Please attach documents  under the “Resume/CV” section of your application. 

Job Number: R00046271

APPLY HERE[edit | edit source]

Diversity is fundamental to LSU's mission and the University is committed to creating and maintaining a living and learning environment that embraces individual difference. Cultural inclusion is of highest priority.  LSU recognizes that achieving national prominence depends on the human spirit, participation, and dedicated work of the entire University community. The LSU Strategic Plan 2025 will be realized by bringing together diverse ideas, perspectives, skills, and talents of the nation's pre-eminent scholars, brightest students, and leading higher education professionals.  Through it's Commitment to Community; LSU strives to create an inclusive, respectful, intellectually challenging climate that embraces individual difference in race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, spirituality, socio-economic status, disability, family status, experiences, opinions, and ideas. LSU is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

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UC Davis - Creative Writing, Fiction or Nonfiction Visiting Assistant Professor[edit | edit source]

2020/2021 Academic Year

The Department of English at the University of California, Davis invites applications for an open-rank visiting faculty appointment in the area of creative writing with a specialty in fiction or nonfiction. Responsibilities will include teaching four creative writing workshops over three 10-week quarters, serving on thesis committees for graduate writers in our MFA program in Creative Writing, and giving a public reading, as well as service to the department and active engagement in creative work. MFA or PhD required; teaching experience required; and at least one book of fiction or nonfiction with a high-quality press required. Teaching capacity in fiction and nonfiction required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing your creative work, your teaching interests, and your approach to teaching, curriculum vitae, a dossier including three letters of reference, and a 30 page sample of your fiction or nonfiction (or a combination of the two).

Please use your cover letter to help us understand you as a writer and a teacher in a way that is not evident through your CV. Submit these materials through the online application form: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03542

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. Closing date for applications is July 1, 2020.

To apply, visit https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03542

University of North Carolina Wilmington - Visiting Assistant / Associate Professor - Creative Writing[edit | edit source]

Department: Creative Writing - 32131

Vacancy Number: 16F-318

Position Number: 2557

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Department of Creative Writing is seeking a Visiting Associate Professor specializing in Creative Nonfiction for a three year appointment beginning in the academic year 2020-21. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Creative Nonfiction and serving as reader on a limited number of MFA thesis committees, as well as university and/or department committees. The ideal candidate will have an MFA in Creative Writing or equivalent, substantial publications in the genre in national venues, at least two books of creative nonfiction, and a record of excellence in teaching creative writing. The Creative Writing Department offers a thriving BFA program and a nationally recognized MFA program, as well as a certificate program in The Publishing Laboratory. Salary, benefits, and course load are competitive. A complete profile of the department is available at http://www.uncw.edu/writers.

Minimum Requirements

  • An appropriate terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.) or equivalent experience
  • At least two books of creative nonfiction of literary merit from a national press
  • Additional publications in reputable magazines or anthologies
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching creative nonfiction writing at undergraduate and/or graduate level

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in teaching classes with a culturally diverse focus
  • Publication in and the ability to teach a second genre, or some aspect of editing and publishing
  • National recognition for creative work (e.g., literary awards, critical praise, etc.)

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The UNCW Department of Creative Writing is a community of deeply committed writers who believe that the creation of art is valuable to self and culture. We think you'll find we are an open-minded and big-hearted group. Our faculty encourages a rigorous yet safe, supportive environment in which diverse writers can grow as artists and as individuals. We believe excellence starts with an informed application of craft and we encourage writers to explore aesthetics and methods across genre lines.

College/School Information

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university's pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state's coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master's levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents - except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Applicant Instructions

A letter of application, a curriculum vita, a short sample of published creative nonfiction (10-20 pages) and contact information for three current professional references should be addressed to the Search Committee Chair and attached to the online application as either Adobe PDF or Word documents. Please do not email, mail, or fax those materials. Application review begins June 3, 2020 and continues until the position is filled. We anticipate reviewing applications quickly and phone interviews will begin by mid June.

Position Type: Time-limited

Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions: 05/31/2023

Priority Consideration Date: 06/12/2020

Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to

Visiting Associate Professor Search Committee

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The College of Charleston’s Department of English invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in English and Creative Writing, with a start date of August 16, 2020 and the possibility of annual renewal. The department offers both an MFA and a BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and is also home to the literary journal Crazyhorse. Required qualifications include an MFA or a PhD in English with emphasis in Creative Writing; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and a commitment to participating in a growing English program. This faculty member will teach 12 credit hours per semester, a mix of First-Year Writing and Creative Writing courses. Qualified candidates may have opportunities to teach upper level and MFA courses. Submit cover letter, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, current transcript, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio by March 13, 2020: http://apply.interfolio.com/73849

Contact the Department Chair Dr. Myra Seaman (seamanm@cofc.edu) with questions about applying. Interviews will be conducted by Skype. The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion,national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

Acknowledgment received:

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Rejection (no interview):

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Offer made: 4/23 (but not really an offer--no official offer until May, when the college looks at budgets and enrollments)

Offer accepted:

NOTES: The teaching load for this position is a 3/3, with a typical assignment of 2 sections of ENGL 110: Introduction to Academic Writing (4 cr. hrs.) and 1 section (3 cr. hr.) of Creative Writing--Poetry across our 3 undergraduate levels (introduction, intermediate, and advanced), and possibly at the MFA-graduate level if the successful candidate has a poetry collection published or under contract.


The George Washington University - Jenny McKean Moore Writer in Washington, D.C, Creative Non-Fiction (1 year)[edit | edit source]

Position Description Summary

For appointment beginning as early as fall 2020, we seek a writer of creative nonfiction to teach two semesters at The George Washington University as the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in -Washington.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach a small creative nonfiction workshop each semester for members of the metropolitan Washington community. No tuition is charged for these workshops, which are not open to University Students. The successful candidate will also teach two classes, one each semester, for students at The George Washington University. This position is funded by an endowment from the Jenny McKean Moore Fund for Writers. The late Jenny McKean Moore, who had been a playwriting student at The George Washington University, left in trust a fund to encourage creative writing, and the trustees of the Fund helped design the program. The position is intended to serve as a fellowship for the visiting writer since it involves only a moderate teaching load. The program's location at a university in the center of Washington should offer attractions for the writer. He or she should reside in the Washington area while the university is in session, September 1, 2019 through early May 2020.

Minimum Qualifications

The writer must have significant publications (a book of creative nonfiction published by a well-regarded press) and teaching experience, though not necessarily in a conventional academic setting.

The writer need not have conventional academic credentials.

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience plus an attractive benefits package

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please complete online faculty application and upload a cover letter, a 20-30 page writing sample, and a resume that includes a full list of publications and the names of at least three references. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin November 7, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.

Open Until Filled: Yes

Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

EEO Statement

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 7, 2019 

Acknowledgment received:

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Guilford College, Greensboro NC, Visiting Assistant Professor - Creative Writing[edit | edit source]

'English and Creative Writing. 'Guilford College seeks a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of English  and Creative Writing to teach creative writing courses for undergraduate majors (fiction, nonfiction, multi-genre), as well as courses in introductory and advanced literary-studies (for majors and non-majors), first-year writing, and special topics in media studies. This position also administers Guilford’s Sherwood Anderson Creative Writing Scholarships and visiting writer series. Begins August 2020. Position renewable. Applicants must hold an MFA or Ph.D., show enthusiasm for teaching undergraduates, and have an active publishing record. Guilford is a selective coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1837 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) with approximately 1,700 students. The College seeks applications representative of diversity based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, ethnicity, religion, national origin, career and life experiences, socio-economic background, geographic roots; it also seeks them from members of the Society of Friends. EOE/AA. Submit cover letter, CV, statement of educational philosophy, and letters of recommendation with application online only at[3]guilford.peopleadmin.com/postings/3335. Additional materials (writing sample, transcripts) may be requested later. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2020.



University of Leeds (EU:UK:Eng) - Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing (1 Year)[edit | edit source]

Are you a published writer (preferably of fiction, life-writing or plays) with proven skills as a teacher of creative writing? Do you have the ability to motivate and inspire learners? Do you have a clear commitment to creating and delivering an excellent student experience?

You will teach a minimum of one undergraduate option or core module in creative writing and will undertake appropriate administrative and examining responsibilities associated with the teaching of our Creative Writing programme. You will also assist with the School’s teaching e.g. seminars, workshops and tutorials, as well as its series of readings and events, in order to contribute more generally to its development of creative writing. You will be expected to engage with the School’s culture of interdisciplinary research and research-led teaching.

The School of English has played a historic role in supporting and stimulating new literary voices from around the world. In 1996, to maintain our rich and diverse traditions of literary creativity, we instituted a Creative Writing Fellowship for the purpose of teaching creative writing to undergraduates within our honours degree programme. This post is a new iteration of that fellowship. 

You will join a team which includes Poet Laureate Simon Armitage as Professor of Poetry; Professor of Romantic Literature and poet John Whale; Zaffer Kunial as Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow (a position previously held by Helen Mort, Malika Booker and Vahni Capildeo), writer and academic Dr Kimberly Campanello (who is also the Programme Leader) and Leverhulme Fellows and poets Rachel Bower and Karl O’Hanlon. A new undergraduate BA (Hons) in English Literature with Creative Writing began in 2018-19 and a Masters in Creative Writing and Critical Life was launched in 2017. The School also offers practice-led PhDs in Creative Writing and performance-based theatre studies.

The Leeds University Poetry Centre (LUPC) is based in the School and regularly welcomes guest readings from established and emerging poets. The School is home to two internationally-respected journals which feature creative writing: Stand magazine (poems and short stories) and Moving Worlds (poems, short stories and critical articles) as well as Poetry & Audience and a new annual anthology of students’ writing called Tenter Hook. The Poetry Centre is also a focus of research and impact activity.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Fiona Becket, Head of School

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4752, email: f.d.becket@leeds.ac.uk

Working Time: 60% of full time

Contract Type: Fixed Term (from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2022)

Interview Date: Tuesday 20 August 2019

Deadline: 8 August 2019 (UK Time, UTC+1)

Acknowledgment received:

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St. Lawrence University - Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Nonfiction - Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Nonfiction[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at St. Lawrence University seeks applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Nonfiction for the 2020-2021 academic year. Experience teaching fiction, screenwriting, or hybrid genres also desirable. Our department is committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their application a separate statement on diversity outlining how they will advance this commitment.


The successful candidate will teach six (6) courses per academic year. The teaching load will include introductory and advanced creative nonfiction workshops and possibly a literature course or a creative writing course in another genre. Class sizes range from 12 to 16 students and are typically run as seminars.


The Department of English at St. Lawrence University has 12 full-time faculty members and an annual Viebranz Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing, offering courses in British, American, and World literatures and Creative Writing (poetry, fiction, and non-fiction). Our undergraduate major includes concentrations in Literary Studies and Creative Writing.


Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in English with creative dissertation or MFA in creative writing; significant publications and undergraduate teaching experience.
The English Department also seeks evidence of excellence in teaching and of a commitment to incorporate inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies that engage broadly diverse student populations.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): January 13, 2020

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: February 18, 2020

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: February 22, 2020

Offer accepted: March 4, 2020

Wichita State University (USA:Ks) - Distinguished Visiting Writer-in-Residence (Fiction), One Month Appointment[edit | edit source]

This is a well-compensated one-month visiting position for a distinguished writer of fiction who will give a campus reading and teach a tutorial course to approximately 15 graduate and advanced undergraduate fiction writing students. Appointment will be in the Spring 2020 semester. Qualifications: extensive high quality publications in top national journals and magazines; high quality novels or collections of short stories; awards, fellowships, and a national reputation preferred. Salary is $14,000 for the month, which can be flexibly scheduled within certain constraints. Writers of diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Send letter of application, professional vita, and writing sample to Sam Taylor, Attn: Distinguished Visiting Writer Application, Department of English, Box 14, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0014. Telephone: 316-978-6762. Priority deadline for receipt of applications is September 15, 2019.

Please note that the recipient must pay for his/her own housing and transportation. Wichita State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. Any person having inquiries concerning this may contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount St., Wichita, KS 67260-0145 (316) 978-6791.

Deadline: 15 September 2019 (North American Central Time, UTC-5)

Acknowledgment received:

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Rejection (no interview):

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Offer accepted:

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Wichita State University (USA:Ks) - Emerging Visiting Poet-in-Residence (One Month Appointment)[edit | edit source]

This is a one-month position for an emerging poet of extraordinary promise. The recipient will give a reading and teach a tutorial course to approximately 15 graduate and advanced undergraduate poetry writing students. Appointment for one month in the Spring 2020 semester; dates can be flexibly scheduled within some constraints. Qualifications: Extensive high quality publications in top national journals and/or at least one high quality collection of poems with a notable press; successful teaching experiences; awards and fellowships preferred. Recipient will receive $4000 for the one month tutorial and a campus reading. Writers of diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. 

Send letter of application, professional vita, and writing sample (10-15 pages or a book) to Sam Taylor, Attn: Visiting Emerging Poet Application, Department of English, Box 14, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0014. Telephone: 316-978-6762. Please indicate your full range of possible availability. Priority deadline for receipt of applications is September 15, 2019

Please note that the recipient must pay for his/her own housing and transportation. Wichita State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, or disability. Any person having inquiries concerning this may contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount St., Wichita, KS 67260-0145 (316) 978-6791.

Deadline: 15 September 2019 (North American Central Time, UTC-5)

Finalists notified: 10/19 (asked to reconfirm interest) x2 (10/28)

Offer made: 11/3

NOTES: Accepted

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS[edit | edit source]

Chautauqua Institution - Director of Literary Arts[edit | edit source]

Chautauqua Institution is a ‘not-for-profit’ global convener of dialogue and debate on the most significant issues of the day through engagement across four pillars of arts, education, religion, and recreation.  The Chautauqua Community is located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York State and comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine/performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship/programs, and recreational activities.

 

Mission:  Chautauqua Institution is dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a program that explores the important religious, social and political issues of our times; stimulates provocative, thoughtful involvement of individuals and families in creative response to such issues; and promotes excellence and creativity in the appreciation, performance and teaching of the arts. 

 

Vision:  Chautauqua aspires to create an informed, engaged and renewed public that fosters and actively contributes to a more civil society, nationally and within the various communities represented by its individual constituents and partners. 

Application Procedures

Qualified candidates should apply online at CHQ.org/employment.  Interested applicants must submit a resume and writing sample (typically a cover letter) for consideration.  You are encouraged to learn more about Chautauqua Institution at CHQ.org and the 150 Forward Strategic Plan at 150fwd.CHQ.org.

Position Summary

The Director of Literary Arts will report to the Vice President/Emily & Richard Smucker Chair for Education to design and implement collaborative strategic initiatives to strengthen and deepen the value of the literary arts program to stakeholders. This incumbent provides administration and leadership for the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle (CLSC), the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, pre-season Writers’ Festival, the literary journal Chautauqua, and two national literary prizes (The Chautauqua Prize and The Chautauqua Janus Prize), and works collaboratively with other colleagues on school-based programs, such as the CLSC Young Readers Program and Young Writers Institute. 

 

This position has the opportunity to build upon the strengths of Chautauqua’s literary legacy in support of the Institution’s recently adopted strategic plan that calls for leveraging the power of various programmatic platforms to “advance the most important, relevant conversations and experiences of our time, during the summer assembly and beyond, on the grounds of the Institution and beyond.”

 

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provide strategic vision and working leadership for Literary Arts programs, including program evaluation, operational support, fiscal management and community engagement.
  • Produce coordinated and unified programs within Chautauqua’s Literary Arts, supporting the mission, vision, shared values and strategic direction of Chautauqua Institution and Department of Education.
  • Plan, develop and deliver compelling, creative and innovative programs for a sophisticated, well-educated reading audience by working effectively with other internal managers, program coordinators and informal network contacts. Work collaboratively with Institution colleagues on developing program and growing audiences in support of Chautauqua Institution’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.
  • Working within the Institution’s weekly theme concept, curate a list of Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle (CLSC) selections for the upcoming season. Coordinate Chautauqua visits and hospitality for 9-12 CLSC authors and the winners of The Chautauqua Prize and The Chautauqua Janus Prize.
  • Serve as program director for the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, managing the hiring and supervision of writers (generally, one prose writer and one poet each week) for the summer assembly season; hosting public Writers’ Center events (one reading and two literary lectures each week); overseeing workshops; and handling administrative details of the program including arranging for author transportation, housing needs, and guests.
  • Provide literary leadership and expertise to the processes of Writers’ Festival, literary journal production, and The Chautauqua Prize and The Chautauqua Janus Prize. Partner with and support director of Writers’ Festival in planning and execution of festival program.
  • Manage planning and execution for the seasonal operations of the CLSC, the CLSC Octagon, the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall and the Poetry Makerspace.
  • Develop year-round contact and engagement with CLSC, Writers’ Center, and Writers’ Festival alumni. 
  • Cultivate partnerships with national literary arts and academic institutions in support of and aligned with programmatic goals and Chautauqua Institution’s strategic plan.
  • Oversee year-round and seasonal staffing and budgeting for literary programs and work with staff of the Chautauqua Foundation on philanthropic support for programs through grants and donor cultivation.
  • Evaluate programs and content to measure impact, mission alignment, financial sustainability and as part of institution’s program optimization goals.
  • Working in support of Chautauqua’s strategic plan, develop a multi-phase plan to reclaim Chautauqua’s position as a national force in the literary arts and develop a year-round literary presence with Chautauqua’s current participants and prospective Chautauquans.

 

Formal Education & Experience Requirements


  • Master’s Degree in English, creative writing, or closely related liberal arts field required; doctoral degree or pursuit preferred. 
  • 10-years’ experience in literary education, writing, publishing or related fields with proven success in program development and leadership in advancing effective engagement in a higher education or not-for-profit landscape strongly preferred. 

 

Skills and Abilities


  • Exceptional literary background and wide/deep intellectual interests with a broad professional and literary network, or experience developing such a network  
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and enjoys working in a participative work environment that respects varied opinions and diverse audiences
  • Creative, imaginative, a quick learner with excellent communication skills to present often complex information, frequently with public speaking engagements or at board meetings
  • Exceptional program administration and management skills, including, but not limited to: staff supervision, program evaluation, budget development/management, data gathering/analysis, communicating with stakeholders and population served
  • Advanced competencies in critical questioning, trust-building, networking, managing change/uncertainty, continuous improvement and mobilizing stakeholders as advocates of innovation within a traditional environment
  • Capacity to envision new operational landscapes and ability to quickly adapt new skills in a constantly evolving, rapid-pace culture of visionary thinkers
  • Intermediate knowledge and application of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, and digital learning methods/resources

 

Physical Requirements, Environment Hazards & Working Conditions


  • Primarily light work with approximately 85% of work performed sitting at a desk and using substantial/repetitive motion of fingers, wrists and hands (including grasping)
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body
  • Stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching and when organizing office, filing paperwork and managing daily administrative tasks using resources at floor/desk/overhead levels
  • Standing, walking, pushing, pulling and lifting to travel to work events and assist with transportation of materials and/or event set up
  • Visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal and extensive reading
  • Talking by expressing ideas and conveying instructions as well as hearing to perceive sound with or without corrections.  Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.
  • Normal levels of office noise from conversation, computers and systems. Risk of eye strain due to heavy computer usage. Employee should seek to change visual focus every twenty minutes to alleviate potential discomfort.
  • Travel required to various events, conferences and/or trainings using personal (or occasionally rental) vehicles.  Travel predominately in PA/NY within an approximate 100-miles radius.  Potential to visit Chautauqua Institution Offices in Washington, DC.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays required and willingness to flex up in scheduled work hours (based on business need).

Contacts


  • Executive Leadership Team, specifically Vice Presidents of Education and Strategic Initiatives
  • Education Department Team, including Director of Youth & Family Programs and Manager of Community Education
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Chautauqua Foundation
  • Strategic business partners, including professional networks and consultants
  • Chautauqua Institution Board of Trustees
  • Community-at-large, including donors, patrons, and community members 

Supervision and Guidance


  • Seasonal employees Literary Arts Programs

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Wilkes University -- Director of the Maslow Family Graduate Creative Writing Program[edit | edit source]

Wilkes University invites applicants for a Director of the Maslow Family Graduate Creative Writing Program in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.  Founded in 2005, the program offers both the M.A. and M.F.A. in five genres: fiction, playwriting, creative nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting, as well as tracks in publishing, documentary filmmaking, and creative writing education.  The program is consistently rated as one of the top low-residency programs in the country and also offers a weekender option.[edit | edit source]

The Director of the Maslow Program performs a broad range of duties in this dual faculty/administrative role, and requires proven organizational and administrative skills and a strong teaching and publishing and/or producing record.  The Director works with university departments on marketing, faculty and student recruiting, admissions, budgeting, student and alumni relations, and strategic direction of the program.  The Director oversees, plans, and teaches courses in the bi-yearly residency sessions, and is responsible for maintaining relationships with associated independent presses and literary organizations.[edit | edit source]

The Director will develop and implement the residency schedule of courses, workshops, craft seminars, and panel discussions for students and faculty.  With support from and consultation with the staff and faculty, the Director will plan and host two eight-day residencies annually (January and June), provide administrative oversight for distance learning and curriculum development, and respond to student, faculty, and administrative concerns, as needed.[edit | edit source]

An M.F.A. or Ph.D. is required.  The ideal candidate will have prior experience in higher education administration and teaching and a notable record of achievement as a writer, director, or producer.  The ability to recruit and manage program faculty and staff will be an important consideration in identifying the candidate.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.[edit | edit source]

Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs.  The university has approximately 2,450 students at the undergraduate level and over 2,400 graduate students.[edit | edit source]

Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania.  The university is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.[edit | edit source]

To apply, visit https://wilkesuniversitycareers.applicantpro.com/jobs/.  Please be sure to include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.  The position is open until filled.[edit | edit source]

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings.  The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.[edit | edit source]

Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2019-2020[edit | edit source]

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