Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

The BFA Program in Creative Writing and the Division of Humanities at the University of Maine at Farmington invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing, with an emphasis in Fiction, beginning fall, 2020.

Minimum qualifications:
MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing by time of employment; at least one book or collection of short stories published or under contract by time of application; and a documented record of quality undergraduate teaching. We welcome candidates with expertise in a secondary writing field.

Teaching load three-three, including intermediate and advanced fiction workshops, introductory multi-genre courses, occasional literature courses and workshops in other genres, one section of First-Year Composition each year, and one section of Senior Seminar
(the creative writing capstone) every other year.

In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will advise undergraduates, participate in departmental service, mentor student writers, and join in sustaining and developing our active, nationally-recognized BFA Program in Creative Writing, affiliated with Alice James Books.

Send letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Interfolio @ https//

Questions to Jeffrey Thomson, Chair, Search Committee, at Application deadline: November 1, 2019.


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of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

The University of Maine at Farmington is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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