Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

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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 and/or Fiction Writing) to teach in our thriving MFA program and undergraduate creative writing minor. We seek a prose writer with at least one book published or under contract, significant teaching experience, and a MFA or PhD in Creative Writing. The typical teaching load is 2/2 plus MFA thesis direction. In addition to undergraduate and graduate workshops, our faculty teach a wide variety of self-designed “forms of writing” courses investigating aspects of literary genre, history, form, pedagogy, outreach, collaboration, and culture. All tenured creative writing faculty members take turns directing our program. 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 8/16/20.

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 with description of creative projects, 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 November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct preliminary meetings by video conference and final interviews on campus. Prior to hiring, the final candidates will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

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