Rutgers University-Newark

Assistant Professors

The English Department at Rutgers University-Newark invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in Fiction Writing at the level of Assistant Professor. The positions will begin September 1, 2020. The successful candidates will have a strong track record of publishing literary fiction. Responsibilities will include, teaching creative writing workshops, leading classes in the craft of creative writing, mentoring graduate students in our nationally ranked MFA program, directing MFA theses, and teaching undergraduate courses in American or World Literature. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to graduate and undergraduate education, including pedagogy and experience consistent with diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Minimum Education and Experience:

MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing and at least one book published by a nationally recognized press.


The School of Arts and Sciences-Newark (SASN) is a place where exploration, discovery, and imagination come together to form the core of a liberal arts education. We serve all undergraduates at Rutgers-University-Newark (RU-N), and offer a broad selection of 2000 undergraduate and graduate courses a year in more than 40 subjects. SASN combines the best of a large research university with a small liberal arts college. RU-N is a remarkably diverse, urban, public research university that is not just in Newark but of Newark—an anchor of our home city. RU-N is located in a transportation hub with easy access to New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. New Jersey offers vibrant and varied cultural activities, excellent schools, and opportunities to live in culturally diverse urban, suburban, or small-town settings within a short distance to campus. RU-N is consistently ranked one of the most diverse universities in the country by US News & World Report and is located minutes from New York City. For more information about RU-N:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For an application to be considered complete, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion in higher education, the names and contact information of three references, and a writing sample of creative work.

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Pre-employment Screenings:

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.


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Contact Information

Rigoberto González, Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing