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University of Minnesota Creative Writing Program

University of Minnesota MFA Program Tenure-Track Opening

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing:

Specialization in creative nonfiction preferred.

Specialization in fiction considered.

The Department of English at the University of Minnesota invites applications for this assistant professorship: tenure-track, 2/2 course load, beginning fall semester 2014. Required qualifications: (1) Terminal degree in Creative Writing (MA, MFA, or PhD) or English (PhD), in hand by July 1, 2014; (2) one volume in primary specialization (literary nonfiction or fiction) published with a national press; (3) college/university-level teaching experience. 

Preferred qualifications: experience/expertise in other creative genres (e.g. poetry, drama, screenwriting) and/or editing/publishing; evidence of potential for continued success as a published writer; ability to work with graduate students individually and to direct MFA theses; and ability to teach courses in undergraduate creative writing and literature. The university expects faculty members to continue to publish, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, and contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession.

Applicants must apply online at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp requisition #185848

On-line applications can begin on August 12.



Provide a cover letter, a CV, 20-25 pages of literary nonfiction or fiction, and syllabi for two courses taught. To be assured full consideration, deadline is Oct 14. Selected applicants will be contacted at a later date for 3 letters of recommendation, published book, and for preliminary interviews via Skype. The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Holly Vanderhaar
Minneapolis, MN

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