Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction)

The Department of English and Cultural Studies at Bryant University seeks a Creative Writer with a specialty in fiction and an additional writing discipline for appointment as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. The position begins August 2020. This position offers a competitive salary with full benefits.

Bryant University is a selective, four year, residential university that has academic programs that are distinguished by an integration of the arts and sciences with business. Our innovative academic programs are attuned to the needs of industry and society. We have 3,459 undergraduate students who hail from 36 states and over 50 countries. We also have 211 full- and part-time graduate students. Bryant is located in Smithfield, RI, and is 15 minutes northwest of Providence, RI, and one hour south of Boston, MA.

Principal Accountabilities

The Assistant Professor of Creative Writing will have a standard course load of three courses per semester, including an introduction to college writing course or introduction to literary studies course, as well as upper-level writing workshops. Participation in the production of the Bryant Literary Review, Bryant’s nationally recognized annual literary journal, is expected. This position will play a leadership role in curriculum development in writing and creative writing programs. In addition, the appointment will include contributing to student growth and development through active involvement in student related activities (e.g., research mentorship, event planning, departmental advising). Service to the department and the university is also required.


Terminal degree in field with a Ph.D. preferred. Specialty in fiction with the ability to teach in another writing discipline, such as screenwriting, creative nonfiction, drama, etc. Candidate should demonstrate an ability to both critically and creatively engage with texts. Strong record of publication in creative field. Evidence of experience in innovative teaching. Connections to local and regional arts communities are a plus. Candidates with specializations in one or more of the following areas especially encouraged to apply: environmental humanities, gender and sexuality studies, ethnic/critical race studies, cultural studies.

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