University of Maine at Farmington

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Fiction

The BFA Program in Creative Writing and the Division of Humanities at the University of Maine at Farmington invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing, with an emphasis in Fiction, beginning fall, 2020. Teaching load three-three, including intermediate and advanced fiction workshops, introductory multi-genre courses, occasional literature courses and workshops in other genres, one section of First-Year Composition each year, and one section of Senior Seminar (the creative writing capstone) every other year. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will advise undergraduates, participate in departmental service, mentor student writers, and join in sustaining and developing our active, nationally-recognized BFA Program in Creative Writing, affiliated with Alice James Books.

Founded in 1864, UMF is an undergraduate public liberal arts college with an enrollment cap of 2000 students. It has consistently been rated one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S.News & World Report. To learn more, please visit All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee training, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment. An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

How to Apply:

Upload letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Interfolio:

Questions to Jeffrey Thomson, Chair, Search Committee,

Contact Information

Jeffrey Thomson, Professor of Creative Writing
115 South St
Contact Phone: 
(207) 778-7454
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