Department of Creative Writing
Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing
The University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing in the Department of Creative Writing on a continuing 9-month appointment, beginning Fall 2013.
This is an excellent opportunity to 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. The successful candidate will teach (in rotation) all levels of writing workshops from beginning to graduate, as well as courses in forms and special topics, and the senior seminar. In addition, he or she will direct and read MFA and BFA theses, mentor graduate teaching assistants, and serve on departmental committees of governance and curriculum.
- An appropriate terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.).
- At least one book of fiction of strong literary merit from a national press, published within five years prior to the start date (August 12, 2013).
- Additional serial publications of high literary quality in national venues.
- Likelihood of continuing national publication (i.e., works in progress, books or stories accepted or in press, etc.).
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching fiction writing and/or related courses.
- A substantial record of professional activity (e.g., panels, readings, board service, etc.).
- A willingness to participate in all aspects of the community of writers and the life of the college and university, including departmental administration.
Additional desirable credentials:
- Publication in and the ability to teach a second prose genre (including screenwriting or playwriting) or a sub-genre of literary fiction, or some aspect of editing and publishing.
- Success in teaching graduate courses in creative writing.
- National recognition for creative work (e.g., literary awards, prizes, critical praise, etc.).
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 3, 2012, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please complete the online application process available on the web at http://consensus.uncw.edu. A letter of application detailing professional experience, publications, and pedagogical philosophy, complete curriculum vita, a short sample of published fiction (10-20 pages), and contact information (including e-mail address) for three current professional references should be addressed to the Search Committee Chair and attached to the online application, not e-mailed, mailed or faxed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. In addition, please have three references upload their letters of recommendation; if they prefer, they may send hard copies to Wendy Brenner, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Creative Writing, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403, firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the online application process, please contact Jennifer Coombs (email@example.com), ph. 910.962.3196. Please do not contact the Chair of the Department of Creative Writing directly.
Salary is competitive and includes benefits. For more information about the Department of Creative Writing, see www.uncw.edu/writers.
UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.