Assistant Professor of Writing (Fiction)

The Writing Program of Columbia University School of the Arts seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Writing (Fiction) effective July 1, 2022. The Program offers the MFA in Writing and an undergraduate major in Creative Writing.  

The Writing Program aims to attract dynamic and dedicated teachers with significant publication history and a commitment to service. The position’s teaching load includes primarily graduate workshops and seminars. Based on needs in the future, some undergraduate creative writing courses may become part of the teaching load.

Candidates for the Assistant Professor of Writing must have published at least one book with a nationally-recognized press. They must also possess a demonstrated capacity for creative work and exhibit the potential for continuing to make significant contributions to their professional and artistic fields as well as to their areas of pedagogy.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required. Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred. A strong commitment to the teaching of writers must be in evidence. Graduate and undergraduate teaching experience preferred, but commensurate experience in the field will be considered as well.

Columbia University School of the Arts is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Priority will be given to applications received by December 31, 2021. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University School of the Arts offers Masters of Fine Arts Degrees in four disciplines: Film, Theatre, Visual Arts and Writing; a Masters of Arts degree in Film Studies; and undergraduate majors in Creative Writing, Film Studies and Visual Arts.

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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer - Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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