University of Victoria

Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction

The Department of Writing at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position in creative nonfiction at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2018.

Preferential Hire

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, preference will be given to women. Candidates from this group who wish to qualify for preferential consideration are encouraged to self-identify.

Requirements

The successful candidate will have at least a master’s degree or equivalent, successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level, and a significant record of creative nonfiction publications. A track record of receiving grants and awards, of community engagement, and a capacity to teach journalism, publishing, digital media production and/or another genre (fiction, poetry, screen or stage) are assets.

As a member of a small department, the candidate will be expected to share in administrative duties at the departmental, faculty and university levels, including as the Director of the Professional Writing Minor in Journalism and Publishing. Teaching duties will include creative nonfiction workshops and lecture courses on the theory and practice of creative nonfiction, journalism and/or publishing, as well as the supervision of graduate students and the mentorship of sessional instructors.

Contact Information

Applications must include:

  • a statement of teaching, creative and research interests
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a teaching dossier or summary of teaching experience
  • three letters of reference
  • up to 20 pages of published or forthcoming creative nonfiction

Please send applications (electronic only, in PDF or Word format) to:

David Leach, Chair, Department of Writing

writingchair@uvic.ca

Phone: (250) 721-7627

Additional Information

Established in 1973, the Department of Writing at the University of Victoria is one of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious programs in creative writing, offering a BA, BFA, and MFA in the genres of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting and screenwriting, as well as a Minor in Creative Writing and a Professional Writing Minor in Journalism & Publishing, and supporting Minors in Film Studies and Digital & Interactive Media in the Arts.

Application Deadline

Midnight PST on September 15, 2017.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).

Equity Statement

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application 3and hiring process, may contact Grace Wong Sneddon, Adviser to the Provost on Equity and Diversity at (250) 721-6143. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Contact Information

David Leach, Chair
Department of Writing
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2
Contact Phone: 
(250) 721-7627
Contact e-mail: