Old Dominion University

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Nonfiction)

The Department of English at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Nonfiction), with an expected start date of July 25, 2020.

The successful candidate will teach creative writing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, supervise graduate-student thesis projects, participate actively in the life of Old Dominion’s nationally recognized MFA program, and have a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Minimum qualifications: an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing; a successful record of publication in nonfiction prose, including at least one book by a nationally recognized press; a strong record of successful teaching; excellent interpersonal skills. Preference will be given to applicants who have published and taught in multiple or hybrid genres, including digital storytelling.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (up to 25 pages), unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references at https://jobs.odu.edu/. The system will solicit the three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.

Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

John McManus, Director, MFA Creative Writing Program
Old Dominion University
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