Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

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The University of Toledo Department of English Language and Literature invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Creative Writing. Preferred candidates will have expertise in at least two genres of creative writing, including but not limited to fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. Further preferred qualifications include experience mentoring first generation and underrepresented minority college students. The candidate must have a record of publishing in creative writing, demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, and will have earned a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in Creative Writing by the time of the appointment. Duties will include teaching undergraduate courses in creative writing, other English courses, and general education courses. Candidates must apply at with a letter of application addressed to Search Committee Chair Benjamin Stroud, a CV, and a writing sample of 30 pages maximum. Three letters of recommendation must be submitted to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on Monday, October 18th, and will conduct initial interviews online; finalists will be brought to campus. Questions may be addressed to


The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a cultural diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual career professionals and covered veterans. The University does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

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