Assistant Professor - Creative Writing

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor - Creative Writing
Department Creative Writing - 32131
Vacancy Number 16F-130
Position Number 3125
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

The University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction Writing in the Department of Creative Writing on a continuing 9-month tenure track appointment, beginning Fall 2018. The successful candidate will join a nationally recognized department that offers both a BFA and an MFA, as well as a Certificate in Publishing from a unique teaching press. Teaching duties will include all levels of writing workshops from beginning to graduate, as well as courses in forms, special topics, and the senior seminar. In all courses, there should be an emphasis on diverse curricula. In addition, he or she will direct and read MFA and BFA theses, mentor graduate teaching assistants, and serve on departmental committees.

Minimum Requirements

• An appropriate terminal degree (MFA, Ph.D, or equivalent degree).
• At least one book of creative nonfiction of literary merit from a national press.
• Additional publications in reputable magazines or anthologies.
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching creative nonfiction writing at undergraduate and/or graduate level.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional desirable credentials:
• Publication in and the ability to teach a second genre, or some aspect of editing and publishing.
• National recognition for creative work (e.g., literary awards, critical praise, etc.).
• Interest and/or experience in teaching culturally diverse curricula.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Creative Writing Department is an independent department that offers MFA, BFA, and full suite of publishing courses.

College/School Information

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions

Priority will be given to applications received by December 01, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please complete the online application including a letter of application detailing professional experience, publications, and pedagogical philosophy, complete curriculum vita, a short sample of published creative nonfiction (10-20 pages), and contact information (including e-mail address) for three current professional references. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Three (3) letters of reference will be requested of finalist candidates. For questions regarding the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 910-962-3160. Please do not contact the Chair of the Department of Creative Writing directly.

Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 09/28/2017
Priority Consideration Date 12/01/2017
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Writing Sample
  4. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents

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