University of Minnesota

Asst. Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry/Nonfiction)

The Department of English at the University of Minnesota invites applications for an assistant professor of Creative Writing: tenure-track, 2/2 course load, beginning fall semester 2018.  We are looking for a writer with strengths in both creative nonfiction and poetry. 

Required qualifications: (1) The MA, MFA, or PhD in Creative Writing, English (PhD), or a related field, with degree in hand by August 27, 2018; (2) at least one volume of work published with a national or international press in either creative nonfiction or poetry, with significant work published in the alternate genre; (3) college/university-level teaching experience. 

Preferred qualifications: evidence of potential for continued success as a published writer; ability to work with graduate students individually and to direct MFA theses; ability to teach courses in undergraduate creative writing and literature; and experience/expertise in editing/publishing.

Applicants must apply online at  Click "External Faculty and Staff Applicants" under “To Apply for Jobs," in the “Keywords” search window enter 319215. Provide a cover letter, a CV, 20-25 pages of work in both creative nonfiction and poetry (20-25 pages total, not 20-25 pages for each genre), and syllabi for two courses taught. The deadline is Sunday, October 15, 2017. Selected applicants will be contacted for 3 letters of recommendation and for preliminary interviews via Skype; they may also be asked to provide more written work for consideration.

The university requires faculty members to continue to publish, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, and contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession.  

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Information

Pamela Leszczynski, Administrator
Department of English
207 Church St. S.E.
207 Lind Hall
Contact Phone: 
(612) 625-0550
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