Vanderbilt University

Assistant Professor in Fiction Writing (tenure-track)

The Department of English at Vanderbilt University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Fiction Writing to begin Fall 2022.  


The successful candidate will have a MFA or PhD in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, at least one book of fiction by a reputable literary press, accompanied with reviews, interviews, or profiles (if available), and demonstrable excellence in teaching. Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. 

Application Instructions

Apply at: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a description of a current project, teaching portfolio, a fiction writing sample (pp. 25-35) and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio by October 1, 2021.

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Contact Information

College of Arts and Science: Humanities: English