Assistant Professor, Creative Writing/Fiction

The Department of English at Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit university, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in creative writing (fiction), to begin in August 2022. The department seeks an active writer with a strong record of publication and a dedicated teacher to teach creative writing courses in our B.A. in English as well as core and first-year writing courses as needed.  We particularly welcome applications from candidates whose writing or secondary scholarly expertise engages questions of race, ethnicity, gender and class in relation to literatures of Black and/or African Diaspora, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American or Disability studies perspectives and contexts.  2/2 courseload; salary competitive.  Candidates should have a commitment to teaching that aligns with the University’s mission and core values of social justice, inclusion, and community engagement. A Ph.D. in English or Creative Writing or an M.F.A. is required by the time of appointment.   

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, writing sample, and letters of recommendation to the university’s online HR portal at .  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 15.  Direct questions about the application process to Dr. Devin Johnston at

Vaccine Protocol: Saint Louis University will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses.  As a prospective and/or new employee, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol.  Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University.  If you are not vaccinated, you will be required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment.  Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances.   

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