Wesleyan University

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Creative Writing—Fiction, Department of English

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. Candidates should have at least an MFA or its equivalent in Creative Writing or a related field, as well as teaching experience. 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 sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/7390. Applicants will be asked to upload the following in four separate files: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) writing sample consisting of 25–30 pages to include both published work and work in progress; 4) documentation of teaching experience to include teaching statement, course syllabi, and student evaluations. Applicants will also be asked to submit the name and email address of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experience engaging a diverse student body.

Applications received by November 1, 2020, will be given full consideration. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Liz Tinker, department administrative assistant, at etinker@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2360.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious practice or creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historicall underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice-President for Equity and Inclusion / Title IX Officer, 318 North College, 860-685-4771.

Contact Information

Liz Tinker, Administrative Assistant V
English Department
Wesleyan University
294 High St.
Contact Phone: 
(860) 685-2360
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