Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Fiction)

The English department at North Carolina State University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Fiction). We are looking for a candidate with a strong publication record and literary reputation, including at least one published book, and successful university teaching experience. An MFA in creative writing is preferred. Additional publications or teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas would be a plus: creative nonfiction, screenwriting, African American literature, Latinx literature, Native American literature, Asian American literature, and/or environmental literature and writing. 

This hire will enable us to maintain the high quality of our competitive MFA program and our popular, growing creative writing concentration in the English major. The new hire will develop and maintain relationships with writers who contribute to our visiting writers program; will attract and recruit candidates into our MFA program; will direct fiction theses and serve on thesis committees; will mentor MFA students in writing and teaching; and will teach classes at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Likely courses include Studies in Fiction, Intermediate and Advanced Fiction Writing, the graduate Workshop in Fiction, and ENG 590, a craft seminar offered to graduate MFA and MA students. 

More information about the creative writing program at NC State can be found at the English Department website (


Qualifications: An MFA with a concentration in fiction or a PhD with a creative dissertation in fiction. Demonstrated expertise in teaching at the university level. 


The candidate should have an established reputation in fiction writing, with the potential for future growth. Strong commitment to excellence in teaching is expected, as is a willingness to build and support the creative writing program at NC State. The candidate should have teaching experience at the university level, preferably in fiction writing, and demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence. 


To apply:  Application materials must be submitted through NC State’s online portal. You can go to the posting directly by visiting You may also visit and search for position PG192006EP to apply.  


Applicants should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae or resume, a writing sample of twenty pages, and contact information for three references. Screening will begin in October. Applications should be received by October 28 to assure full consideration.

For more information, contact search committee chair, Belle Boggs, 


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