Assistant Professor of English with Specialization in Creative Writing

Assistant Professor of English with Specialization in Creative Writing

Job Type:  Full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of English to start August 1, 2021.

Job Description:  This position as a creative writing instructor carries a 4/4 teaching load that includes first-year composition.  A successful candidate will demonstrate effectiveness in teaching creative writing, with expertise in poetry or fiction.  Knowledge of current composition pedagogy and experience teaching composition is also expected.  Experience advising student writing groups and/or student publications preferred.  Additional desirable experience could include incorporating new media and other appropriate technologies into the writing classroom, teaching general linguistics or modern literature (of any genre or nationality), or teaching online or distance learning.

Job Responsibilities:  The University of Tennessee at Martin has traditional tenure requirements in teaching research, and service, with a primary focus on quality teaching.


Minimum Qualifications: An MFA or PhD in Creative Writing required by time of appointment; PhD preferred. 

Apply online only at and click faculty vacancies.  Applicants must also attach a letter of application, current vita, transcripts, teaching philosophy statement, names of three references, and a brief portfolio (15-25 pages) of creative writing that includes a sample of prose and poetry.  Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Jeffrey Longacre, Review of applications will begin November 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews in early 2021 will be conducted virtually.

A standard background check report will be conducted before the candidate is hired as defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/TitleVI/TitleIX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applications will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

The University of Tennessee at Martin is a primary campus of The University of Tennessee system with a population of approximately 7,300 students. The main campus is located in Northwest Tennessee about 125 miles northeast of Memphis, 150 miles northwest of Nashville, and 60 miles north of Jackson. Educational Outreach teaching centers in Jackson, Parsons, Ripley, and Selmer, and dual-enrollment course offerings in Tennessee high schools, bring UT Martin academic programs to people across West Tennessee. UT Martin is home to UT Online, the University of Tennessee’s online programs for both undergraduate and graduate education. UT Martin's investment in its faculty and instructional technology is helping to ensure that the university's graduates are prepared to meet the challenges in an international economy. The state-of-the-art Instructional Technology Center, located in the Paul Meek Library, brings instructional technology capacity to all university faculty members.

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