Creative Nonfiction Junior Faculty

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in creative nonfiction (prose). Areas and genres of interest include (but are not limited to) writing about race; lyric essay; disability writing; literary investigative journalism or reportage; writing about medicine; personal essay; queer and trans writing; science writing; memoir; environmental writing; urban writing; biography. We are particularly interested in applicants with a deep commitment to teaching and mentorship across a range of class formats as well as a willingness to contribute to the life and administration of a vibrant public university and departmental community. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Prerequisites: terminal degree or one publication; demonstrated excellence in creative nonfiction in prose; evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellent teaching ability of university-level creative writing courses.
Please submit the documents listed below via UCLA Recruit by November 1, 2021:
Document Requirements:
• Cover Letter (including present and future research or writing projects)
• Curriculum Vitae
• Writing Sample (max. 6,000 words not including footnotes)
• Statement of Teaching
• References (contact information only for 3 references)
• Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion which describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document (

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