Page for Academic Positions in Creative Writing that begin in 2021.

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Who Got the Job?: OFFERS ACCEPTED for AY 2021-22[edit | edit source]

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

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

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

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

Visiting Positions / Fellowships Accepted[edit | edit source]

Administrative Positions Accepted[edit | edit source]

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

Assistant Professor - English: Creative Writing, Fiction at Anderson University (SC)[edit | edit source]

Anderson University and the College of Arts and Sciences invite applications for a full-time, nine-month professorship in Creative Writing beginning in August 2021. A terminal degree (M.F.A or Ph.D.) in Creative Writing or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution is required. Applicants who are currently pursuing a terminal degree with ABD status will be considered. Experience teaching at the undergraduate level is preferred. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the job is filled. Faculty status will be determined at the time of appointment based on experience and record of publication.

The largest private university in South Carolina, Anderson University is an innovative comprehensive liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. AU is one of just a handful of universities in the world to receive Apple's Distinguished School recognition three times. In addition to being named as one of the best Southeastern Colleges by the Princeton Review, AU was recently ranked by U.S News & World Report as the #2 Regional College in the South with a Strong Commitment to Teaching. We are located in South Carolina’s Upstate region, a growing and thriving community with award-winning public schools with convenient access to major cities and year-round outdoor recreation. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, active in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of faith.

The undergraduate Creative Writing major is an integral, important part of the English program. Students in this major develop content, edit, and help produce Ivy Leaves, an award-winning publication (http://ivyleavesjournal.com). The department also offers a popular writing minor. Candidates should have a track record of publication in fiction, though success in other genres such as non-fiction and poetry, is welcome. The position would involve teaching other academic core courses in the department, such as Introduction to Creative Writing, Creative Inquiry Through Literature, and Freshman English. Other duties include guiding undergraduate research projects and advising creative writing majors.

Review of completed applications will begin January 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please send a letter of application, a completed application form, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to the name and address listed below:

Jennifer Campbell, Administrative Assistant

College of Arts and Sciences

Anderson University

316 Boulevard, #1123

Anderson, SC 29621

Applications by email may be sent to [[1]]. Electronic submissions are preferred.

Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing, Auburn University at Montgomery[edit | edit source]

Description

Auburn University at Montgomery invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing, to begin Fall 2021. We are seeking a candidate who is actively publishing in the areas of fiction and/or new media (digital narrative, game narrative). The successful candidate will offer courses in these areas, as well as our introductory course in creative writing. The ability to teach other genres depending on qualifications is also desirable. Candidates writing about any topic of contemporary significance are encouraged to apply, particularly those whose work engages with pressing issues related to racial, cultural, sexual, gendered, economic, or religious difference. The hire will serve as Coordinator of Creative Writing: they will be given the opportunity to take the lead in growing our Creative Writing Program, to develop a visiting writers series, and to revive THAT Literary Review. The faculty member will be expected to teach core literature surveys, so an ideal candidate will have graduate preparation in literary studies supplementing their creative specialization.

AUM has an official 4/3 teaching load. Faculty with ongoing scholarship and publication usually receive a course release for a normal 3/3 load. Internal funding and professional improvement leave to support scholarship are available.

Minimum qualifications: MFA in Creative Writing or Ph.D. in English, Creative Writing, or related field. Competitive salary.

Please complete an online application at http://www.jobs.aum.edu/postings/4418 and upload 1) a cover letter describing both your teaching and scholarship, 2) a curriculum vitae including three reference contacts, and 3) unofficial transcripts. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide additional materials, including teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample, and reference letters.

Application review begins November 2 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries to John Havard, Department Chair, jhavard@aum.edu.

Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Auburn University at Montgomery has been ranked among the South’s top universities by U.S. News and World Report, was named one of the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review, is designated as a Military Friendly School, and is consistently chosen as the best university in the area. Auburn Montgomery provides students with detailed knowledge and hands-on, practical experience, often from professionals in the field.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

Apply at https://www.jobs.aum.edu/postings/4418

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Assistant Professor in Creative Writing Fiction, Bluffton University (OH)[edit | edit source]

Bluffton University invites applications for a full-time, ongoing faculty position in Creative Writing Fiction to begin Fall 2021.

QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A. or Ph.D. expected; primary expertise in creative writing fiction, with secondary area in American Literature; record of publication in creative writing.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate classes in writing, composition, and literature as well as courses in Bluffton’s Enduring Values general education program, recruiting prospective students to Bluffton, directing the literary journal Bridge, and advising students.

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with education and experience within the university pay scale. Position could be converted to tenure-track in a few years.

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume or vita
  • Three letters of reference submitted directly from referee
  • Copies of transcripts
  • Bluffton Supplementary application (see www.bluffton.edu/fac-creativewriting)

DEADLINE: Preferred date is December 28, 2020; open until filled. Postal Address:

Elaine Suderman

Academic Affairs

Bluffton University

1 University Drive

Bluffton, OH 45817

Phone: 419-358-3360

Fax: 419-358-3323

E-mail Address: [From HigherEdJobs|sudermane@bluffton.edu]

Assistant Professor Creative Writing (Fiction), George Mason University[edit | edit source]

The George Mason University Department of English invites applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor Position in Fiction. We encourage applicants whose work explicitly engages pressing issues of racial, cultural, sexual, gendered, economic, or religious difference including African American, Latinx, Native American, Asian American, immigrant, and other marginalized voices. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities:

Candidates will teach in the Creative Writing MFA and BFA programs beginning fall 2021, teaching a 2:2 load. Candidates should be prepared to teach creative writing graduate courses including forms of fiction, creative writing workshop.

Specific Duties:

  • Teaching graduate courses and workshops with an option to eventually include undergraduate courses if desired (2-2 load);
  • Directing MFA theses;
  • Reviewing fiction applications and assisting in student recruitment;
  • Partaking in faculty meetings;
  • Contributing other service as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • MFA or PhD in creative writing;
  • Demonstrated excellence in the teaching of writing and literature;
  • At least one full-length book of fiction in print or in press by a nationally recognized press.

For Full Consideration, apply by December 30, 2020, and submit the following required documents:

  • Cover Letter;
  • CV;
  • Academic Transcripts;
  • List of Professional References with contact information;
  • Writing Sample.

Chronicle (posted 11/5/2020)

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Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing - Hollins University (VA)[edit | edit source]

The Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University seeks applications for an endowed Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing position to begin July 1, 2021.  This is a three-year, visiting, full-time, renewable position.

The distinguished professor will teach a 2-2 load, including mixed genre advanced seminars in creative writing, focused graduate tutorials, and graduate and undergraduate thesis direction. Additional responsibilities include full participation in the co-curricular and admission activities in support of Hollins’ MFA creative writing program.

Applicants should be accomplished fiction writers with several published books (at least three).  Preference will be given to candidates who also have strong publications in poetry, undergraduate and graduate teaching experience, and a terminal degree in the field.  

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, dossier including graduate school transcript(s) (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), evidence of effective teaching, and letters of reference to [[2]]. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.  Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university in Roanoke, Virginia offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives.  Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins is best known for its creative writing program, which has a storied history in all genres of writing, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Man Booker Prize, Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, and many other writers of distinction and achievement.  The graduate creative writing program, among the earliest in the nation, is now over 60-years-old.

Hollins is an equal opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the university.  Persons of all genders, persons with disabilities, and persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Candidates are encouraged to comment in their cover letter on how their contributions will further the university’s efforts to ensure the success and inclusion of all members of its community.

Assistant Professor of English (Fiction Writing), Kenyon College[edit | edit source]

The English department at Kenyon College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in creative writing with a specialization in fiction and significant experience in another prose genre, such as creative non-fiction, science and nature writing, journalism, and/or comics/graphic narrative. We seek candidates who can broaden the English department’s curricular diversity. The position is set to begin on July 1, 2021. The teaching requirement will be five courses per year (divided 3:2 or 2:3) and will include courses at all levels of the curriculum. Additional responsibilities will include contributions to the life of the English department and the College (including advising students, directing honors projects, and participating in faculty governance). Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level is required. Candidates should hold an MFA or PhD and have at least one book published or under contract with a reputable press. A completed application will include 1) a cover letter detailing writing interests and accomplishments, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy with information on ways that issues and practices related to diversity, inclusion, and equity have been or will be included in teaching and advising; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) an unofficial graduate transcript. Applicants should also submit the names and email addresses of three references, including at least one who can attest to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness and potential. These references may be prompted by email to upload their letters of recommendation to the application website at a later stage. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s website athttp://careers.kenyon.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled; to ensure full consideration, candidates should submit materials by January 11, 2021. Applications will be acknowledged by automatic response. Semi-finalists will be asked to submit writing samples prior to preliminary interviews, which will be held by Zoom or Google Meet, with virtual on-campus interviews to follow. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Kenyon encourages diversity and welcomes applications from women and minority candidates.  

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Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing (tenure-track), Notre Dame[edit | edit source]

The University of Notre Dame seeks a tenure-track fiction writer at the assistant professor level for a joint appointment in Notre Dame's new center for the comparative study of race that will be launched later this year and the long-established Creative Writing Program in the Department of English. We seek a writer with an M.F.A., Ph.D., or equivalent degree and teaching experience who has published at least one book with a nationally recognized press and who has expertise in Black (including African American, African, and African diasporic) fiction. The writer will have teaching opportunities in creative writing, literature, and/or critical race theory at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and will join a thriving community of venturesome writers. The course load (2:2 per year) will be divided between the Creative Writing Program and the new center.

Application Instructions

Please submit a CV and letter of interest describing your literary and teaching concerns, along with a statement describing how you envision contributing to a vibrant new center on race, to https://apply.interfolio.com/78949 by October 30, 2020.

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Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Oberlin College[edit | edit source]

The Creative Writing Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences in the general area of Fiction, with special consideration given to candidates with secondary expertise in screenwriting, writing for performance, translation, creative nonfiction, or graphic narrative. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years, beginning fall semester of 2021, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates with a strong record of achievement in undergraduate teaching, and a firm commitment to diversity and equity in education.

The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load (4.5 courses per year) in the general area of Fiction. Course coverage may also include screenwriting, writing for performance, translation, creative nonfiction, or graphic narrative.

The incumbent will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the MFA degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2021-22). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Oberlin College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. The incumbent will bring understanding of or experience working with underrepresented and diverse academic populations. Oberlin is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Oberlin recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran’s status, and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://jobs.oberlin.edu. A complete application will be comprised of: 1) a Cover Letter describing your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and service, detailing any connections to supporting an inclusive learning environment; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) an unofficial graduate transcript; 4) a statement detailing your commitment to and expertise in diversity and equity in teaching; 5) a research statement that includes how you will support undergraduate research and, if applicable, how you might incorporate undergraduate students into your research program; and 6) Letters of Reference from three recommenders.

All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process at: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/

  • By providing three letters of reference, you agree that we may contact your letter writers.
  • Review of applications will begin on October 26, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the November 30, 2020 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Chronicle (posted 11/2/2020)

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Request for additional materials: 12/16

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 20-min zoom interview on 1/12 (x2)

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I didn't see this job posted anywhere before now and the deadline has already passed.

Same here. Disappointing/frustrating/shady.

Third commenter: Same here! This probably just means that they're only pretending to look (right?).

This position was advertised in the Chronicle of Higher Education and the AWP Job List in early November, and applications were still being accepted as of late December, so I really don't know what you're talking about.

TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing - Fiction, Oklahoma State University[edit | edit source]

Description

The Department of English at Oklahoma State University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing-Fiction beginning in August 2021, contingent upon available funding. Responsibilities include a 2/2 teaching load of introductory through graduate creative writing workshops, as well as advising graduate students and serving on exam, thesis, and dissertation committees. Appropriate terminal degree (MFA or PhD), significant national publication with at least one book in print or under contract, and demonstrated teaching excellence required.

Application Instructions

For further information on the department, see our webpage at http://english.okstate.edu.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by February 1, 2021.  We will continue, however, to accept and consider applications until the position has been filled.  Submit letter of application, cv, writing sample, teaching philosophy, and dossier, including three letters of recommendation and transcript through Interfolio using this link http://apply.interfolio.com/82158 

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Assistant/Associate Professor of English Literature in Creative Writing, Swarthmore College - Preliminary Interview Stage[edit | edit source]

Description

The Department of English Literature at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track open-rank position in creative writing with a specialization in fiction; secondary expertise in fields including but not limited to creative nonfiction or poetry desirable but not required. Teaching load is 2/2. This position will start in August 2021. 

In addition to teaching literature in English and housing the Creative Writing Program, the Swarthmore College English Department supports work in critical race and ethnic studies, feminist studies, environmental humanities, and queer studies, and contributes to interdisciplinary programs in these fields. The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and mentorship of undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. The College has a generous leave policy and provides strong support for research and faculty development.

Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see http://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty.

Candidates must have the MFA or Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, as well as experience in and a commitment to undergraduate teaching.  Candidates should have published at least one book or have one in contract. They should demonstrate capacity to produce programming, mentor diverse student writers, and contribute to the leadership and future direction of the creative writing program within our department. Application Instructions Please submit a cover letter, a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of 30 pages maximum. Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled.   Please address any questions you may have to Donna McKeever, Administrative Assistant (dmckeev1@swarthmore.edu) or Betsy Bolton, Chair of the Department. (ebolton1@swarthmore.edu). 

Apply at apply.interfolio.com/77409

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/2 Zoom interview scheduled. 11/2 Zoom interview scheduled for 1st week of December

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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Department of English, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT[edit | edit source]

Job Description

The Department of English at Wesleyan University seeks a fiction writer for a tenure track Assistant, Associate, or Professor position to begin on July 1, 2021. Teaching responsibilities will include two courses per semester in introductory through advanced workshops as well as some literature courses. The successful candidate will use their passion for working with student writers to advise and mentor students, help plan the reading series, assume a leadership role in creative writing programs in the department and university, participate in faculty governance at the departmental and university level, and take an active part in a growing, lively writing community. Wesleyan highly values creative work and teaching; has a strong, diverse student body; and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have at least an MFA or its equivalent in Creative Writing or a related field, as well as teaching experience.

Application & Additional Information

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are a 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) writing sample consisting of 25-30 pages to include both published work and work in progress; documentation of teaching experience to include 4) teaching statement, 5) course syllabi, and 6) student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Applications received by November 1, 2020, will be given full consideration.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Liz Tinker, the department administrative assistant, at etinker@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2360.

Note for Interfolio users:
We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the “web delivery” method to upload your letters directly to our online application.

For further instructions, look here: http://product-help.interfolio.com/m/27438/l/266289-confidential-letter-uploads-to-online-application-systems

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Assistant Professor in English - University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)[edit | edit source]

Job no: 229847-FA

Work type: Faculty-Full Time

Department: L&S/ENGLISH/ENGLISH

Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional

Position Summary:

The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a fiction writer for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Qualified applicants should be writers with excellent records of publication, teaching and expertise in Black/African American fiction.

Principal Duties:

The successful candidate will teach four courses per academic year and participate fully in all activities of the creative writing program, including serving in rotation as one of the directors of the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate components. The successful candidate will also advise graduate students, continue research and publication, and participate in service.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

MFA or PhD in Creative Writing (fiction): Specialization in Black/African American fiction.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of one published book of fiction, and teaching experience. Must hold an MFA or PhD in creative writing before appointment begins.

Additional Information:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.

Department(s):

A482400-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/ENGLISH/ENGLISH

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 23, 2021

Salary:

Negotiable

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply for the Assistant Professor position at: https://jobs.wisc.edu (PVL 229847). Address application information to Professor Amy Quan Barry. Complete the application and upload the following 4 documents: 1) Application letter; 2) An updated CV; 3) Names and contact information (email, address, phone) for three (3) recommenders; 4) Writing sample--no longer than 30 pages.

For assured consideration, please apply by February 15, 2021.

Contact:

Spring Sherrod

[[3]]

608-263-3303

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

229847-FA

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the [of Wisconsin Police Department] .

Applications Open: Dec 22 2020 Central Standard Time

Applications Close:

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Visiting Part-Time Faculty Position in Creative Writing - College of the Holy Cross (MA)[edit | edit source]

DescriptionThe Department of English at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting part-time faculty position to teach two creative writing courses during the spring semester to begin in February 2021. We seek a candidate to teach an introduction to narrative writing course and an intermediate nonfiction workshop. We encourage candidates to learn more about our department at https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/english. Qualifications Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. Application Instructions Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching philosophy and interests, graduate transcripts (M.F.A. or Ph.D. preferred), and two confidential letters of recommendation.

In your cover letter, please address the ways you might contribute to and further the Colleges mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission), and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Previous experience teaching, mentoring or advising diverse student populations is an asset. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity. To learn more about faculty life at the College, applicants are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching philosophy and interests, graduate transcripts (M.F.A. or Ph.D. preferred), and two confidential letters of recommendation.

In your cover letter, please address the ways you might contribute to and further the Colleges mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission), and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Previous experience teaching, mentoring or advising diverse student populations is an asset. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity. To learn more about faculty life at the College, applicants are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join. The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/82284https://apply.interfolio.com/82284. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Stephanie Reents, Chair, Department of English, [[4]].

To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/82284 The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)jeid-ad7a955ec7203f4db0a67305c6ab9e7f

Application Information[edit | edit source]

Contact:

College of the Holy Cross

Online App. Form:

https://apptrkr.com/2109440

Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO[edit | edit source]

The English Department at Colorado College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Creative Writing (Nonfiction) to begin in the fall of 2021. Applicants should be prepared to teach Introduction to Creative Writing (a multi-genre class), Beginning Creative Nonfiction Writing, and Senior Project/Workshop courses for students writing Creative Nonfiction theses.

Colorado College has made a commitment to be an antiracist institution through our Anti-racist Implementation Plan (Anti-Racism at CC). Antiracism, equity, and inclusion are foundational to our community expectations. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students who represent a broad spectrum of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, disabilities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions.

The successful candidate will play a key role in developing a creative nonfiction track in the English major, assist with the English Dept.’s online literary journal, mentor students interested in creative writing graduate programs, publishing, and professionalization, support literary events on campus, and help organize creative writing contests, events, and programming/administrative work. They will also assist in planning, hosting, and supporting the department’s Visiting Writers Series, which has previously featured writers including Roxane Gay, Layli Long Soldier, Charlie Jane Anders, Diane Seuss, and Jenny Boully.

Required Qualifications:

  • MFA or PhD in Creative Writing; or a terminal degree in a related field and relevant experience; or multiple book publications with relevant teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a secondary teaching focus in any of the following areas: Poetry, Poetics, Digital storytelling, Image-text, graphic forms, hybrid writing; Latinx, African American, Asian American, Native American, or other ethnic literatures; LGBTQ+ literature/Queer studies; Disability studies.
  • CNF publications in print and/or online magazines or journals with national visibility
  • Experience teaching at the college or university level
  • Evidence of a commitment to anti-racist initiatives and practices

Please submit the following by November 1st, 2020:

  • Letter that describes your teaching experience and professional work
  • CV
  • a 20-page writing sample of creative work including a one-page introduction and/or summary of additional projects
  • Contact information for references to provide letter of recommendation – requests for letters will only be sent to references of selected candidates

Selected applicants will also be requested to submit the following additional materials:

  • A statement indicating how anti-racism is supported and practiced in your classes
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

Application link: https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/4511 Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/23 (x5)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/22 (Zoom) (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Assistant Professor of Journalism and Creative Nonfiction at North Carolina State University[edit | edit source]

The English department at North Carolina State University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Journalism and Creative Nonfiction. We are looking for a candidate with a national reputation and a strong publication record in journalism and/or creative nonfiction, with an emphasis in science, technology, or environmental writing. 

The primary teaching duties of the successful candidate will be within the English department’s Journalism Program, a minor degree program that enrolls 60 students. In addition to teaching journalism at the undergraduate level and science journalism at the graduate level, the candidate will also direct the program, which includes supervising four professional track faculty in journalism, scheduling the program’s courses, and maintaining the curriculum. 

The successful candidate will also teach creative nonfiction at the undergraduate and graduate level in the department’s Creative Writing program. The candidate will have opportunities to contribute to the department’s undergraduate concentration in Rhetoric and Professional Writing and its Master of Science in Technical Communication. The candidate may also be part of the Public Science cluster in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. More information about all of these programs can be found at NC State’s English Department (https://english.chass.ncsu.edu/) and at Public Science (https://publicscience.ncsu.edu/).

Qualifications: We invite applications from candidates with an MA or PhD in journalism, an MFA, or a PhD in a science or a technical field and a demonstrated expertise in journalism. Professional experience in science journalism, science writing, or environmental writing is strongly preferred, and prior teaching experience is preferred but not necessary. 

To apply:  Application materials must be submitted through NC State’s online portal. You can go to the posting directly by visiting https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/136214. You may also visit http://jobs.ncsu.edu/hr and search for position (00104625) to apply.  

You will be asked to attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae or resume, and four writing samples. Screening of applications will begin October 23 and will continue until the position is filled.

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. This number is intended for use in seeking disability-related accommodations only.  For general applicant inquiries, contact Human Resources at workatncstate@ncsu.edu or (919) 515-2135.

Assistant Professor of English - Creative Writing, Nonfiction at Old Dominion University (VA)[edit | edit source]

Job Description

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, 2021. We seek an emerging star in creative nonfiction, someone innovative in their writing and teaching methods and prepared to serve as a mentor to students from historically underrepresented groups. The successful candidate will teach creative writing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels (both face-to-face and online, as needed), supervise thesis projects, participate actively in the life of Old Dominion's nationally recognized MFA program, and have a demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student populations.

Minimum Qualifications - knowledge, skills, and abilities

Successful record of publication in nonfiction prose, including at least one book by a nationally recognized press; a strong record of successful and flexible teaching; excellent interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications - Education or training

MFA or PhD in Creative Writing

Application Review Date: 01/15/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants / Additional Materials Required

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, a writing sample (up to 25 pages), and three letters of recommendation at https//jobs.odu.edu/ (The system will solicit the letters from your listed references. Please ensure that their email address is correct.) Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Questions? Please contact search committee chair John McManus at [[5]].

Telework Friendly: No

Online App. Form: https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/12821

Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing) at Washington University in St. Louis[edit | edit source]

We seek applications from emerging creative nonfiction writers whose work centers on the experience of Blackness and have achieved distinction (in the form of at least one book) in one or more genres of creative nonfiction, including essays, literary journalism, memoir, cultural criticism, graphic nonfiction, and more, and who can demonstrate the promise of excellence in teaching and commitment to diversity in the academy.

An MFA or PhD is expected, but exceptionally strong candidates without a terminal degree will be considered. This position is part of the Chancellor’s recently launched initiative to hire twelve new faculty members across disciplines whose work addresses race and ethnicity, an initiative that, along with the opening this year of the University’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity, is one of many aimed at furthering the University’s core commitment to racial equity.

The successful candidate will teach and mentor students in our top-ranked undergraduate and MFA Creative Writing programs and take part in a dedicated and lively creative community that includes an active reading series, acclaimed visiting writers, a literary journal committed to publishing underrepresented voices, and opportunities to generate and sustain a vibrant relationship with the communities of Black St. Louis. The position, which carries a teaching expectation of two courses per semester, will begin in the Fall of 2021.

Application materials—a letter of interest, a CV, three letters of recommendation, a 1-2 page teaching statement which includes a discussion of your approach to diversity and inclusion in the classroom, and a writing sample of 25-35 pages—should be submitted via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/80623) by 15 December.

Further materials, including a teaching portfolio and copies of published books, will be requested of candidates selected for interviews, which will be held via Zoom beginning in late January; for our finalists, subsequent Zoom presentations to our department at large will follow in February.  Applications received before 15 December 2020 will receive priority consideration but the review will continue until the search is concluded.

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

Each year Washington University publishes a Safety and Security brochure that details what to do and whom to contact in an emergency. This report also publishes the federally required annual security and fire safety reports, containing campus crime and fire statistics as well as key university policies and procedures. You may access the Safety and Security brochure at https://police.wustl.edu/clery-reports-logs/

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

English, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor - University of Central Oklahoma (OK)[edit | edit source]

Preference Date for Applications:

February 1, 2021

Required Documents:

Online faculty application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three professional references, degree transcripts for all degrees, writing sample (5 pp.), sample workshop syllabus, and teaching statement that demonstrates commitment to racial justice in the classroom.

Contact Information:

Please contact Dr. J. David Macey (dmacey@uco.edu) with questions.

Position Announcement:

The Department of English at the University of Central Oklahoma seeks to appoint a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with specialization in Creative Writing (Poetry) . The department seeks a poet whose work significantly engages with issues of race/ethnicity, identity, and culture and who has a strong commitment to antiracist and social justice pedagogy.

The Department of English at the University of Central Oklahoma is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse faculty and to creating a welcoming environment for all.

Position Overview:

Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. This position is full-time, tenure-track position.

College/Department Overview:

The College of Liberal Arts currently has 113 full-time and 152 part-time faculty in 8 academic departments. The College serves the University's Core Curriculum programs and enrolls more than 2,850 undergraduate students and more than 300 graduate students in 34 undergraduate and 17 graduate majors. For further information see our website at http://www.uco.edu/la.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach four courses (twelve hours) per semester, including first-year composition, introductory creative writing, and upper-division and cross-listed undergraduate-/master’s-level courses in areas including but not limited to poetry writing. Must be willing to teach in a variety of instructional formats (in-person, hybrid, and online) as needed and appropriate. Direct and serve on M.A. thesis committees; engage in service on the department, college, and university levels; and maintain an active program of research, scholarly, and/or creative activity.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval).

A Ph.D. in Creative Writing or in English (creative dissertation), a significant national publication record, and a commitment to high-quality teaching are required. Preference will be given to applicants who have at least two years of experience teaching in a college or university setting.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

Assistant Professor - Poetry Writing - Tennessee Tech University (TN)[edit | edit source]

Position Number: 104070

Department: English

Job Purpose

The English department at Tennessee Technological University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Poetry Writing to join us as a teacher, scholar, and working poet and writer/artist.

Tennessee Tech provides impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service that creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness.

Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate Creative Writing, General Education, and occasional upper-division English courses, with likely load-reduction for scholarship/creative activity. The department has established Creative Writing concentrations in our B.A. and M.A. programs, in both of which the successful applicant will teach. General Education classes include sophomore-level literature and/or composition offerings. Excellent teaching, peer-reviewed publications, professional activities, and department/university service are required for tenure and promotion.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned M.F.A. or Ph.D. in English at the time of appointment required, as is specialization in Poetry Writing as evidenced through terminal creative thesis, dissertation, or one or more poetry books from a publisher with a national reputation. College-level teaching experience required, as is an active publication record as a poet and proven ability to teach poetry in literature classes. Ability to teach online.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred additional areas of expertise include digital media; playwrighting/screenwriting/performance; poetics/poetry criticism; and/or small press/literary magazine publishing. Experience teaching college-level Creative Writing in poetry or multi-genre classes is also preferred. Our program amenities include an annual, student-produced literary magazine, Iris Review; involvement in selecting visiting writers through our Center Stage program; and an active Creative Writing Club. Additional concentrations in the English major include Language and Rhetoric, Literature, Professional and Technical Communication, and Theatre.

SalaryCommensurate with education and experience. This is a full-time, 9 month, tenure-track appointment to begin August 1, 2021.

Benefits Information

Tennessee Tech offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the accumulation of one (1) sick leave day per month and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.

Screening Date: 02/19/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants will apply online at https://jobs.tntech.edu and upload: 1) letter of application describing the qualifications listed above; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of teaching philosophy; 4) copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts (official transcripts required if hired); 5) email addresses of three professional references familiar with candidate's teaching and publication record, who will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter; 6) poetry writing sample (15 pp. maximum); 7) a sampling of recent teaching evaluations. Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Application Information[edit | edit source]

Contact:

Tennessee Tech University

Online App. Form:

https://jobs.tntech.edu/postings/12703

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Poetry (subspeciality race, ethnicity and/or expressive culture), University of Texas at Austin [edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin seeks to appoint in Fall 2021 a tenure-track assistant faculty member in Creative Writing (Poetry) whose work and teaching interests include race, ethnicity, and/or expressive culture. https://apply.interfolio.com/79499


Tenure Track Assistant Professor Creative Writing, Poetry (subspecialty fiction, non-fiction, digital storytelling, literary magazine production, and screenwriting), The University of Houston-Downtown


The Department of English at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) invites applications for one or more tenure-track or tenured positions at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor of English (Creative Writing), to begin August 2021. Preference will be given to candidates with specialization in poetry, with an additional specialization in Latinx literature preferred. In addition to the preferred specializations, secondary sub-specializations in the following areas will be considered: literary translation, literary magazine production, screenwriting, creative nonfiction, fiction, and digital storytelling. The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in creative writing as well as a creative writing minor, both of which support The Bayou Review, UHD’s undergraduate literary magazine. Opportunities are available to collaborate with the Center for Latino Studies, the Center for Critical Race Studies, and the Cultural Enrichment Center, each housed in UHD’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

This position is part of a Latino Studies cluster hire in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences that includes searches in Drama and Sociology as well as Creative Writing.

The teaching load is 4/3 with a 3/3 load in the first year on the tenure track.

Note: The position requires that the candidate establish a successful program of research and work with others, including students, to engage in research and service activities that support the Department, College and the University.

EEO/AA

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:


-MFA or Ph.D. in a relevant field at the time of initial appointment

-Evidence of publication in prominent venues

-Experience teaching at the college or university level


Preferred Qualifications


-Teaching focus or publication record in poetry

-Teaching focus or publication record in Latinx literature


Secondary Preferences


Willingness and ability to teach one or more of the following: literary translation, literary magazine production, screenwriting, creative nonfiction, fiction, or digital storytelling


For more information about UHD, please use the link below.


https://www.uhd.edu/about/Pages/about-index.aspx


Please submit only the items below by February 1, 2021—to the following link: www.uhd.edu/careers


-Letter of Application

-CV

-One-page teaching philosophy


Selected candidates will also be requested to submit: a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial graduate transcripts.


All stages of the search will be conducted through video conference. For specific questions about the position, please contact Daniel Peña, Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing) at penad@uhd.edu.


Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Teaching Philosophy or Statement

Schedule: Full-time

Employee Status: Regular/Benefits

Job Posting: Dec 21, 2020, 9:54:22 PM

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Ongoing

LINK: https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex3_uhdf/jobdetail.ftl?job=FAC001700&tz=GMT-06%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago


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

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Composition/Rhetoric, Cedarville University (OH)[edit | edit source]

Cedarville University equips Christian undergraduate, graduate, and online students for godly service and vocational distinction. We offer more than 150 programs of study, all from a distinctly biblical worldview.

The Cedarville University Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages invites applications for a tenure-track eligible Assistant Professor faculty position with a specialization in English, Composition, and/or Rhetoric or Creative Writing for the 2021-22 academic year. Course load will include courses in Creative Writing, Fiction and Poetry, as well as first-year composition, writing studio, and general education literature.

Additional expectations include academic advising, professional development, scholarly activity in the field, university service, and a formal paper on Biblical integration of faith, learning, and teaching. The teaching load is 4/4 (24 semester hours per academic year). Our friendly, supportive, motivated department places a high priority on our Christian identity, integrity, collegiality, and rigor in the classroom.

This position is subject to the University's verification of credentials along with other information required by law and Cedarville University policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. This position is pending budget approval.

Position Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in English, Composition and Rhetoric, or an MFA in Creative Writing preferred. Master’s degree required in applicable discipline.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team member
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Documented successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level
  • Committed to biblical integration in and out of the classroom
  • Qualified applicant must be a born-again Christian with a personal commitment to Jesus Christ
  • Qualified applicant must agree with and be willing to abide by Cedarville University's Doctrinal Statement, Community Covenant, and General Work Place Standards.

Contact Information:

For consideration, an employment application must be completed on our online application website, including completion of a doctrinal questionnaire, submission of unofficial transcript copies, and a CV. All official inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Cochran ([[6]]), Director of Academic Human Resource Services.

Online App. Form: http://www.cedarville.edu/Job-Openings.aspx

Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing - Open Genre) -- College of Charleston (SC)[edit | edit source]

The College of Charleston’s Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Open Genre) beginning August 16, 2021. The Department of English is committed to a diverse and inclusive educational environment and especially encourages applicants from underrepresented groups. The department offers both an MFA in Creative Writing and a BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and houses the literary journal Crazyhorse, which is currently in the process of rebranding.

We seek applicants with either an MFA or a PhD in Creative Writing; a strong publication record in one genre (at least one book published, or under contract, with a nationally recognized press); publications/expertise in a second genre (fiction, nonfiction, or poetry); and a record of teaching excellence. We seek to attract a candidate with a demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially and with a willingness to eventually serve in Creative Writing program administrative roles.

The ordinary teaching assignment is 3/3. Teaching duties will include all levels of creative writing workshops from beginning to graduate, along with mentoring MFA theses. Faculty are encouraged to develop special topics creative writing courses fueled by their interests; to participate in the periodic teaching of first-year writing; to pursue interdisciplinary program affiliations such as with our African American Studies or Women’s and Gender Studies programs; 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.

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 Feb 15, 2021:

https://apply.interfolio.com/82409

Contact Department Chair Dr. Myra Seaman (seamanm@cofc.edu) with questions about applying. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Zoom.

Assistant Professor of Writing - Creative Writing (Fiction or Screenwriting) - Houston Baptist University (TX)[edit | edit source]

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Writing — Creative Writing (Fiction or Screenwriting)

Position Number: FT-ACAD-SOFA-007142020

Departments: School of Fine Arts

Reports To: Chair of the Department of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing/ Dean of the School of Fine Arts

Job Status: Exempt

Position Summary

Houston Baptist University (HBU) invites applications for Assistant Professor of Writing to begin August 2020.

Job Responsibilities

  • Teach MFA in Creative Writing or Screenwriting graduate courses, as well as undergraduate courses in appropriate field(s) within the Department of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing.
  • Oversee design, development, and delivery of new courses within candidate’s area(s) of expertise.
  • Participate in scholarly and creative activities related to field(s) of instruction.
  • Perform service activities consistent with HBU’s teaching mission.
  • Teach at biannual MFA retreats.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Applicants should have a terminal degree and publication history in creative writing or professional screenwriting experience.
  • An emphasis in fiction writing or screenwriting is strongly preferred, while additional experience in non-fiction, poetry, or other mediums is desired.Successful candidates should also be able to clearly express how their Christian faith enriches, guides, and undergirds their understanding of creative art and storytelling, as well as be able to articulate a vision for the role of his or her discipline at HBU that is supportive of the Ten Pillars vision statement; the Ten Pillars vision statement may be found at https://www.hbu.edu/about-hbu/the-ten-pillars/.

About the Department

The Department of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing, part of the School of Fine Arts at HBU, offers an MFA in Creative Writing and a parallel MFA in Screenwriting, as well as undergraduate degrees in Writing, Mass Media Arts, Cinematic Arts, and Interactive Media & Digital Design.

Additional Information

Houston Baptist University is an independent, private Christian institution with a diverse student body and access to all the cultural advantages of one of the largest metropolitan centers in the country. As a result of implementing its twelve-year vision, The Ten Pillars: Faith and Reason in a Great City, HBU is on a trajectory to become a comprehensive, national university. For more information about the University, visit www.hbu.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This position is pending final budget approval.

Direct questions about this position to Joshua Sikora, Chair of the Department of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing ([[7]]).

Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.

**Disclaimer**

Background checks are performed on every new hire. If your application is selected to continue with the interviewing process you will be required to submit a Background Check form. If you decline, your application may be denied. By proceeding with the online application you understand and accept this process.

Application Information[edit | edit source]

Contact: Human Resources, Houston Baptist University

Phone: (281) 649 3245

Fax: (281) 649 3334

Online App. Form: https://hbu.edu/about-hbu/jobs/assistant-professor-of-writing-creative-writing-fiction-or-screenwriting/

Email Address: [From HigherEdJobs|academicapplication@hbu.edu]

Visiting Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing - Loyola University New Orleans (LA)[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Loyola University New Orleans invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professorship in Creative Writing, focusing on any area of creative writing, including playwriting, fiction, nonfiction, and/or poetry, beginning August 2021. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in multiple genres. This is a one year, renewable position.

The successful candidate will have a record of excellent undergraduate teaching and a demonstrated commitment to writing and publication. The teaching load is seven courses per year and includes introduction to creative writing, undergraduate workshops, and courses fulfilling university-wide requirements in literature and writing. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to our new Certificate in Editing and Publishing.

Loyola University New Orleans is committed to excellence through diversity and equity. Our student body is made up of a large percentage of students of color and roughly thirty percent first-generation college students. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups, first-generation college graduates, veterans and/or individuals with disabilities. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work and teaching explores Latinx, Native American and Indigenous, African American and/or Asian cultures, and the intersectionality of these areas.

Responsibilities

  • Teach seven courses per year, including courses in the general education core as well as both introductory and upper-division workshops in creative writing
  • Advise senior theses and independent research projects
  • Engage and support students from diverse backgrounds
  • Publish innovative and scholarly creative work
  • Develop courses for the department and the Certificate in Editing and Publishing
  • Advise and mentor English majors

Requirements

Candidates must have completed an M.F.A. or Ph.D. by the start date.

Interested applicants should send via Interfolio a letter of application, CV, writing sample (up to 20pp), 1-page statement describing the candidate's experience engaging and supporting students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion, and dossier of three recommendation letters. Review of applications will begin January 4th and continue until the position is filled.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Subspecialty: Fiction, poetry, and/or new genres), Santa Clara University[edit | edit source]

Description

The Department of English at Santa Clara University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing, to begin fall 2021. Subspecialties can be in fiction, poetry, and/or new forms/genres. We are particularly interested in creative writing that emphasizes social justice, especially racial and environmental justice; and in candidates committed to undergraduate writing and publishing, including an emphasis on mixed media and/or mixed genre writing. Successful candidates must have a strong record of teaching undergraduates, robust publications in literary magazines (print or electronic), and interest in collaborating with other faculty and students (in the English Department and other departments such as Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies) to enhance a vibrant campus creative writing presence with a commitment to justice. We especially seek candidates with publications related to environmental and/or racial justice in journals with diverse voices and readerships. Inquiries may be sent by email to jgopp@scu.edu. All applications must go through the Workday portal found at scu.edu/hr/careers, or this direct link: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/scu/scu/job/Santa-Clara-CA/Tenure-Track-Assistant-Professor-of-Creative-Writing--Subspecialty--Fiction--poetry--and-or-new-genres-_R918

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jessica Gopp, Office Manager

English

Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95053

Contact Phone: (408) 554-4142

Contact e-mail: jgopp@scu.edu

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/3

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/10

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/9, 12/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Assistant Professor - Creative Writing/Director, El Centro Latinx[edit | edit source]

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: katharine.whitcomb@cwu.edu Phone: 509.963-1550 Website: English

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Publications/Expertise in Multiple Genres), The University of Southern Mississippi[edit | edit source]

Description

The English program in the School of Humanities at the University of Southern Mississippi invites qualified applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor in Creative Writing to begin Fall 2021.The successful candidate will join the Center for Writers (http://www.usm.edu/writers), which grants Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in English (Creative Writing). It is also home to the Mississippi Review.


This position is part of a larger, multi-school effort in The College of Arts and Sciences to make a cluster hire in diversity, equity, and inclusion, for which we invite applications for faculty positions in three areas: creative writing, sociology, and interdisciplinary studies & leadership.  The University of Southern Mississippi maintains a proud tradition as one of the most representative and diverse public institutions of higher education in the state.  As part of this initiative, we seek applicants who demonstrate expertise in issues of race, racial inequality, race and social justice, race and intersectionality, the African diaspora, and/or African American Studies as related to their disciplines.  Applicants are asked to comment in their application letters on how their work contributes to one or more of these areas.  This initiative reflects a broader commitment to diversify the teaching, research, and creative activities of the College; promote a culture of equity and inclusion throughout the campus, community, and region; and support efforts to recruit and retain diverse faculty, students, and staff.  Faculty who are hired through this initiative will serve as members of their home schools, potentially affiliate with the Center for Black Studies, and participate in interdisciplinary collaborations and student mentoring.   For more information about university initiatives in diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit https://www.usm.edu/diversity-inclusion/.

Minimum Qualifications

M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing by time of appointment. Candidates should have published a book (or have comparable achievements) in one genre and significant publications/expertise in a second genre which may include fiction, poetry, nonfiction, screenwriting, drama, or others.

Preferred Qualifications  

Ph.D. in Creative Writing.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities 

  1. Maintain active publishing and research agenda
  2. Maintain a teaching load of 3/3 in creative writing and area of specialization
  3. Advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students
  4. Fulfill service obligations appropriate to a tenure track faculty member
  5. Perform other duties as assigned

Link to Apply:

https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1706&site=1

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Matthew Casey

School of Humanities, Director

matthew.casey@usm.edu

Acknowledgment received:

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Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Fiction or Non Fiction, University of California at UC Davis[edit | edit source]

Description:

The Department of English at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in Creative Writing, Fiction or Nonfiction. We seek a writer whose work speaks to, or engages with, one or more communities of color. We also seek a writer who can teach both fiction and nonfiction. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach Creative Writing at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Ability and interest in teaching literature at the undergraduate level is also expected. A PHD or MFA, completed or near completion, is preferred. Teaching experience is required. At least one book of fiction or nonfiction from a high-quality press is also required. To apply, please submit a 2 page cover letter describing your work as a writer and a teacher in a way that is not evident in your CV, a CV, a 30 page writing sample, and a diversity statement through the online application form by November 2, 2020.

Letters of recommendation, and additional writing samples may be requested at a later phase in the process.

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.

We are actively seeking faculty who aspire to educate a student body rich in diversity with respect to gender, ethnicity, first-generation students, socioeconomic status, and academic interests.


Document requirements:

2 page Cover Letter - Describing your work as a writer and a teacher in a way that is not evident in your CV

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

30 page writing sample

Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.


RECRUITMENT PERIOD:

Open date: September 22nd, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Nov 2, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Feb 26, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Online App. Form:

https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03709

Acknowledgment received:

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

Early Career Fellowship in Creative Writing (Fiction, YA Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, or Screenwriting) at University of Texas at Austin[edit | edit source]

Early Career Fellowship in Creative Writing (Fiction, YA Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, or Screenwriting): Race, Ethnicity, and Expressive Culture (start Fall 2021)

College/School/Unit: College of Liberal Arts

Department: English

Posted: Nov 13, 2020

Apply By: Jan 8, 2021

Description

The Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin seeks to appoint in Fall 2021 two early career fellows in Creative Writing (Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, or Screenwriting) whose work and teaching interests engage with race, ethnicity, and expressive culture.

At UT Austin, we are committed to building a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars. If you are an early career writer, postdoctoral fellow or graduating MFA or PhD student interested in pursuing an independent academic career, the UT Austin Provost's Early Career program could be ideal for you.

This training program is designed to allow you to develop and pursue writing and teaching skills upon which you can build a future academic career, here at UT Austin or elsewhere. Join a broad community committed to fostering your independent career growth in writing, teaching, and scholarship. The program will enable you to build a network of emerging scholars like yourself and benefit from the mentorship of top faculty in your field.

As a Provost's Early Career Fellow, you will join an energetic community of other incoming fellows training in different departments across the university. In English, we have designed a 3-year program where you will be mentored in all the different dimensions that make an assistant tenure-track professor successful. A major focus for our creative writing program this year is the study of Race, Ethnicity, and Expressive Culture, and we seek fellows whose fiction, young adult fiction, creative non-fiction, or screenwriting engages with these interests. English looks to build towards a critical mass of diverse faculty taking diverse approaches to creative expression.

Fellows selected for this program will receive a competitive stipend, fringe benefits, relocation funds, travel funds, and discretionary funds. Throughout the duration of the program, you will also participate in university-wide training provided by the Provost's Office to further develop the skills to build a unique writing and teaching portfolio. This cross-departmental cohort experience will be complemented by a departmental mentoring program including participation in communities of practice for both writing and teaching. The fellowship will provide teaching experience with a 1-0 course load designed to afford the fellow time to write for publication. In the final year of the fellowship program, fellows will be invited to apply for an open, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of English.

Qualifications

The qualified creative writing fellow will have earned a terminal degree (MFA or PhD), with a concentration in fiction, young adult fiction, creative non-fiction, or screenwriting. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work and teaching explores Latinx, African American, Native American and Indigenous, and/or Asian American expressive cultures. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to expanding practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that describes their work as a writer and a teacher, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and a 10-15 page writing sample through Interfolio. Inquiries may be sent to Martin Kevorkian, Chair, Department of English, 204 W. 21st Street B5000, Austin, Texas 78712-1164. Additional materials, including three letters of recommendation, may be requested during the applicant review process. To be guaranteed fullest consideration, applications should be received by January 8, 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/66860

NOTES

Re-posted on HigherEdJobs 1/12/2021.

Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship (aka Patrick Henry History Fellowship)[edit | edit source]

The Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience invites applications for its full-time residential fellowship, which supports outstanding work on American history by both scholars and non-academics. The deadline for the 2021-22 Patrick Henry History Fellowship is December 1, 2020.

The Center’s Patrick Henry History Fellowship includes a $45,000 stipend, health benefits, faculty privileges, a book allowance, and a nine-month residency (during the academic year 2021-22) in a historic 18th-century house in Chestertown, Md.

Applicants should have a significant project currently in progress — a book, film, oral history archive, podcast series, museum exhibition, or similar work. The project should address the history and/or legacy – broadly defined – of the U.S. founding era and/or the nation’s founding ideas. It might focus directly on early America, or on the myriad ways the questions that preoccupied the nation’s founding generation have shaped America’s later history. Work that contributes to ongoing national conversations about America’s past and present, with the potential to reach a wide public, is particularly sought.

We encourage a broad reading of such terms as “founders” and “founding ideas.” Past fellowship topics have ranged as broadly as the early history of the slave trade, American religious minorities, and the LGBTQ rights movement.

In the past, the Starr Center has awarded this to poets as well as nonfiction writers and academics and has encouraged applications from creative writers. More information can be found at: https://www.washcoll.edu/learn-by-doing/starr/Fellowships/patrick_henry_fellowship/index.php?fbclid=IwAR2tiOEyRabC1ceFieVoe2IPHkT47vL7KBcJuNhPZXOTlvIAxzoqr4dHP-8

Forese Writer-in-Residence, Colby College, Waterville, ME[edit | edit source]

Description

The Creative Writing Program at Colby College is accepting applications for the 2021 Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer-in-Residence.  

The Forese Writer-in-Residence is a semester-long residency, beginning in February of 2021, which provides a prosewriter at any stage of his/her career an opportunity to work on a writing project, while also being involved in the Colby literary community.  Duties of the Forese Writer-in-Resident will include teaching one class designed by the Resident and giving one reading during the semester; being available for office hours, working with selected seniors in the appropriate genre, and interacting with the broader Waterville community (in consultation with the Program Director).

In addition to an honorarium, housing will be provided, as well as a stipend for expenses.

Qualifications

The first Forese Writer-in-Residence will be in prose; writers in other genres may apply in fall of 2021 for a residency in February of 2022.

Qualifications:  MFA or creative PhD in hand by September, 2020; two book-length works; some demonstrated experience of teaching at the undergraduate level.  

The search committee is especially interested in candidates who will participate in the dialogue between Creative Writing and other areas on campus, and who, through their involvement on campus, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the campus community.

Application & Additional Information

To apply, please submit a CV, a cover letter, a description of the proposed course, a significant excerpt from one of your books in pdf form, and the names of two possible references.  Materials can be posted to Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/77890

Deadline:  September 30, 2020.

Please address inquiries about the Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer-in Residence program to the Creative Writing Program Director, Professor Michael Burke mdburke@colby.edu

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu

Acknowledgment received:

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Kenan Visiting Writer, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, FICTION[edit | edit source]

https://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative-writing/kenan-visiting-writer/

The Creative Writing Program in UNC’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 2021-2022 academic year, beginning August 2021, the Program requests applicants in FICTION.

This one-year appointment carries a salary of $40,000. 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 public reading and otherwise participate fully in the life of the Creative Writing Program.

An 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
  • The ability to relocate to Chapel Hill for one year.

By 5:00 p.m. on January 31, 2021, applicants should apply online at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/186279  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.

Questions about the position, the job requirements, or the hiring department should be directed to Professor Wallace at [[8]].

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Tickner Fellowship, Gilman School, Baltimore, MD[edit | edit source]

Job Description

Gilman School, an independent boys' school, announces its search to award the 25th Tickner Writing Fellowship to an emerging poet, playwright, or writer of fiction or creative nonfiction. The Tickner Fellowship is a two year position.

Responsibilities include teaching one senior elective in creative writing each semester, organizing a series of readings, advising the literary magazine, and working with the Lower and Middle Schools on select writing projects. The Tickner Fellow teaches every other day, affording time for independent writing projects.

Salary: $35,000 per year, plus full benefits package


Application & Supplemental Information

​​​Visit www.gilman.edu/about/careers and select the "Openings" icon to submit your CV via our online portal. Additionally, please submit a hard copy of your CV, a cover letter, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of up to 30 pages of published prose, 10 pages of published poetry, or an original play to:
​​​ Kelsey Carper

English Department

Gilman School

5407 Roland Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21210

Applications must be postmarked by December 7, 2020 in order to receive consideration. We are happy to accept materials, including letters of recommendation, from a dossier service or under separate cover.

Our School

Gilman School is a pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade private independent day school for boys. Set on a 57-acre campus in the northern part of Baltimore City, Gilman serves roughly 1,000 students in three divisions. The School has a full-time faculty of nearly 140, and the average class size is 16 students.

​Gilman is a diverse community dedicated to educating boys in mind, body, and spirit through particular emphasis upon academic excellence, athletic participation, and aesthetic appreciation. Gilman seeks to produce men of character and integrity who have the skills and ability to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work.

Gilman School is an equal opportunity employer and educator who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information or testing, family and medical leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, and against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Acknowledgment received

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Rejection (no interview):

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Visiting Poet, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT [DELETED][edit | edit source]

Deleted this posting, a re-post of last year's ad. (The visiting poet position is annual-ish, but I don't think it's been posted yet for 2022.)

Distinguished Visiting Writer, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA[edit | edit source]

The Cornell College Center for the Literary Arts seeks a Distinguished Visiting Writer to teach a topics-based course in Writing Difference in a Digital World. Courses that engage race, citizenship, and/or identity through audio, video, or new media writing are especially welcome. The visiting writer will teach one block (a three-and-a-half-week term) in the academic year 2021-22; exact term schedule will be negotiated.

During the teaching term, the visiting writer will also give a public reading at the Center for the Literary Arts. The stipend is $5,000, and on-campus housing can be provided. Past Distinguished Visiting Writers have included Angie Estes, Ross Gay, Michael Martone, and Mylene Dressler. Descriptions of previous Distinguished Visiting Writer courses can be found at http://www.cornellcollege.edu/center-for-the-literary-arts/courses/index.shtml.


About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule.  This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, real world experience requirements through Ingenuity in Action, 19 division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 13 foreign countries.

External endorsements include selection as one of the original Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, a Kiplinger's best value in liberal arts colleges, and one of only 290 U.S. colleges with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly constructed Russell Science Center. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region near the UNESCO City of Literature, Iowa City.


Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included. The entire campus community is called upon to play a role in Cornell College's commitment to diversity and inclusion. We engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology in the classroom, residence halls, and throughout campus. We embrace diversity, and as a result our viewpoints are enriched and our community strengthened. The College is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects its diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement: https://www.cornellcollege.edu/about-cornell/why-we-do-what-we-do/diversity-and-inclusion.shtml)


Qualifications

Previous teaching experience and graduate degree required.


Application Process

To apply, visit our application site and upload as a single PDF: a letter of application containing a detailed course proposal and discussion of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae with contact information for two references, and a short relevant work sample. Review of applications begins November 28, 2020.

Please contact Becca Klaver, Robert P. Dana Director of the Center for the Literary Arts, at [[9]] for additional information. For more information about the Center for the Literary Arts, please visit https://www.cornellcollege.edu/center-for-the-literary-arts/.

Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-free Air Act, participates in e-verify for verification of employment eligibility, and conducts background checks.

Acknowledgment received
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ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS[edit | edit source]

Q & A[edit | edit source]

WHO IS USING THIS WIKI?[edit | edit source]

AGE

under 30: 1

30-35: 8

36-40: 6

41-45: 3

46-50: 1

over 50: 1

prefer not to state age:

TOTAL: 19<-- Don't forget to update Total!

Field

Poet: 8

Fiction Writer: 4

Nonfiction Writer: 2

Multi-Genre...

Poetry/Criticism:
Creative Nonfiction/Fiction: 3
Fiction/Poetry:
Hybrid/Fiction/Poetry/Theory/Pedagogy:
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Poetry:
Creative Nonfiction/Poetry: 1
Creative Nonfiction/Fiction/Poetry:
Fiction/CNF/Hybrid:
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Playwriting:
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Screenwriting/Journalism:
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Screenwriting:
Fiction/Screenwriting/Playwriting:
Fiction/Poetry/Criticism:
Nonfiction/Poetry/Criticism: 1
Poetry/Fiction/Nonfiction/Criticism:
Poetry/Film/Visual Arts:
Fiction/Poetry/Film:
Fiction/Literary essays/CNF:
Poetry/Visual Arts:  1
Fiction/Criticism: 1
Fiction/Screenwriting/Comics/Nonfiction:
Playwriting/Screenwriting/Fiction/ChildLit/Non-fiction:
Fiction/CNF/Publishing: 1

Search Committee Lurker:

Other Lurker:

Partner/Spouse Lurking on Behalf of Applicant:


Employment STATUS

Unemployed and looking for job: 1 (lost visiting gig because of Covid-19)

Administrative job/Publisher:

Employed in other field, wanting to re-enter academia:

Employed in other field, just trying to break into academia: 1

Finishing MFA or Ph.D. & going on the market: 2

Have fellowship after MFA or Ph.D. & going on the market: 1

Working as adjunct/lecturer, looking for TT job: 4

Have visiting gig, looking for TT: 1

Have fixed-term gig, looking for TT: 1

Have visiting gig, looking for another visiting gig (not TT): 1

Have TT job and looking for new one: 1

Have TT job and on the market because of a spouse/partner:

Had TT job but quit to go on the market because of spouse/partner:

Have TT job and want to keep it but need an offer elsewhere to get a raise:

Tenured and on the market because of a spouse/partner:

Have tenure but looking for new job: 1

Tenured at undergrad-only institution, looking for job in MFA program: 1

Window shopping: 1

Self-punishing: 1

Degrees

PhD only:

PhD and MA:

PhD and MS:

PhD and MA (lit, not cw):

Phd and Terminal MA:

MFA and ABD:

MA and ABD:

MFA, MA, and ABD:

MFA and MS:

MFA only: 8

PhD and MFA in . . .

Fiction: 2

Poetry: 2

Nonfiction: 1

PhD and MFA (two genres): 1 (Lit PhD; Fiction MFA)

PhD, MFA, and MSc (three genres):

PhD, MFA, and MA: 1

Two MFAs (in different genres or same):

Terminal MA:

MFA and MA:

MFA and MA (not in CW):

MA (not terminal):

MAT and MFA:

MA Ed, Ed.D., MFA:

Other: 1 (PhD Rhet-Comp, MFA Nonfiction)

No book yet: 3

First book under contract:

First academic book under contract: 1

First book published: 2

First book under contract + edited anthology published: 1

First book + edited anthologies published:

Edited book under contract:

First book + academic book under contract:

First book + critical book published + edited book under contract:

First book published, second book under contract: 3

First book published, second book in submission: 1

Second book published: 1

Second book published, third under contract: 2

Multiple books published: 2

Multiple books + edited anthology published: 1

Multiple full-length theatre plays + multiple short theatre works + film produced + 2 or more anthology works:

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