Professor of Creative Writing and Director of Program in Creative Writing


The University of Chicago Department of English Language and Literature invites applications for a full Professor in Creative Writing. We seek candidates with a major national profile in any genre and teaching experience in a university Creative Writing program. The selected candidate will also be expected to serve as Director of the Creative Writing Program for an initial five-year term. We thus encourage applications from candidates with relevant administrative experience and who can offer a catalyzing vision for the future of a thriving program. 


Required: Candidates must hold the rank of full professor and must have experience teaching in a university Creative Writing Program.

Preferred: Administrative and leadership experience in a university Creative Writing program.

Application Instructions 

Complete applications must include:

  • A cover letter
  • CV
  • The names and contact information for three recommenders

Application materials must be received by 11:59pm eastern time on October 31, 2022 through the University's Academic Recruitment website at

Position contingent on final budgetary approval.

EEO Statement 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email with their request.

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