Columbia University

Assistant Professor of Writing

Assistant Professor of Writing

Columbia University School of the Arts

The Writing Program of Columbia University School of the Arts seeks to fill a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Writing in the field of fiction to begin fall 2018. The Program offers the MFA in Writing and an undergraduate major in Creative Writing.  

The Writing Program aims to attract dynamic and dedicated teachers with significant publication history, a commitment to service, and a potential for leadership. The position’s teaching load includes primarily graduate as well as some undergraduate writing workshops and seminars.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required. Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Candidates for the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Writing – Fiction must have published at least one book with a nationally-recognized press. They must also possess a demonstrated capacity for creative work and exhibit the potential for continuing to make significant contributions to their professional and artistic fields as well as to their areas of pedagogy. A strong commitment to the teaching of writers must be in evidence. Graduate and undergraduate teaching experience preferred, but commensurate experience in the field will be considered as well.

The School of the Arts is especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Priority will be given to applications received by December 31, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University School of the Arts offers Masters of Fine Arts Degrees in four disciplines: Film, Theatre, Visual Arts and Writing; a Masters of Arts degree in Film Studies; and undergraduate majors in Creative Writing, Film Studies and Visual Arts.

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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer - Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

Contact Information

Laura Mosquera, HR Manager
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