University of Florida

Two Assistant Professors in Creative Writing (Tenure Track)

Title:  Two Assistant Professors in Creative Writing (Tenure Track)

Location: University of Florida, Department of English, Gainesville, Florida

Areas Required: Fiction

Other Desirable Areas: Although not required, we welcome candidates who write in genres other than literary fiction, such as creative nonfiction, screenplays, YA fiction and/or children’s literature, and graphic literature

Start Date: August 16, 2018

Contact: David Leavitt,

Application Deadline: November 15, 2017

The University of Florida invites applications for two tenure-track appointments in English at the rank of assistant professor, effective August 16, 2018. The successful candidates will be expected to 1) maintain an active writing career, 2) apply for extramural grants and fellowships, 3) teach four courses per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate level, 4) provide service to the department, the university, and the profession.

Applicants are expected to have an MFA and/or PhD in Creative Writing and must hold this degree by the starting dates. In addition candidates should have a minimum of one published book.

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural event, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities.

Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a research statement of approximately two pages, single-spaced, (3) a CV, (4) a writing sample of 15-20 pages, 5) the names and email addresses for three references, and (6) A teaching statement and, if available, representative teaching evaluations. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants. Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the positions are filled.

The final candidates will be required to provide an official transcript to the department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

Contact Information

Melissa Davis, Admin Spec II
PO Box 117310
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