Assistant Professor in Creative Writing: Fiction, Memoir, and Creative Non-Fiction

Assistant Professor in Creative Writing:  Fiction, Memoir, and Creative Non-Fiction (MFA or PhD) with preferred additional area of interest in one of the following areas of literary and cultural studies:  Asian-American, Native American, Latinx/Chicanx, African-American, Queer, Disability, and/or Diasporic Literature.  The successful candidate will have a strong a record of achievement in fiction and prose with the demonstrated potential to develop as a strong teacher in creative writing, as well as the preferred ability to teach one or more of the above fields of literary and cultural studies.  In addition, candidates must demonstrate the capacity to develop an inclusive curriculum and engage in work that celebrates, supports, and helps to sustain the diverse backgrounds of our students, faculty, staff, and community.  Normal teaching load is three courses per semester.  The successful candidate will engage in service to the institution and the community; have an active agenda of creative work and scholarship; work well with fellow faculty in various disciplines in shaping the direction of the Department and University; participate in student advising; and teach a variety of courses, which may include graduate courses in our MA program, upper-division undergraduate classes, lower division general education courses, and composition courses in our writing program.  ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by August 2022.

Review of Application will begin on 11/22/21; position open until filled.

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at  Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link.

As you put together your materials to submit, please review the following websites:

Candidates must include the following attachments with the application:

  • Cover letter that addresses the qualifications for the position,
  • Writing sample of approximately 15 pages,
  • Diversity statement
  • Current curriculum vitae, and
  • Unofficial transcripts attesting to highest degree earned (official transcripts required if invited for interview).

At the time of application, please also have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to:Professor David W. Toise
Department of English, MS 6075
6000 J Street
California State University, Sacramento 
Sacramento, CA 95819-6075





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