Assistant Professor of Creative Writing--Nonfiction

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The Program in Creative Writing in the Department of English at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English (Creative Nonfiction) to teach in our thriving MFA program and undergraduate creative writing minor. We seek a nonfiction writer with at least one book published or under contract, significant teaching experience, and an M.F.A or PhD in Creative Writing. The typical teaching load is 2/2 plus thesis direction. In addition to undergraduate and graduate workshops, our faculty teach a wide variety of self-designed creative writing courses on topics such as literary genre, history, process, form, pedagogy, outreach, and culture.

All tenured creative writing faculty members take turns directing our programs. To get a sense of our innovative curriculum, flexible approach to genre, faculty, graduates’ accomplishments, and lively local culture, please visit our website at Position begins 8/16/22.

Candidates for this position should visit the University of Alabama website at to initiate an application and upload various materials. The application will include the following documents: A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample of up to 30 pages. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Wendy Rawlings, at, with a subject line specifying the position being applied for. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct preliminary meetings by video conference. Prior to hiring, the final candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background check.

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