Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Literary Nonfiction, English, College of Liberal Arts

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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Professor of Literary Nonfiction, English, College of Liberal Arts [R0133371]

ROLE of the POSITION

The Department of English at UNLV is searching for a writer of Literary Nonfiction, broadly defined, to join the faculty of its established Creative Writing International program. Areas and genres of interest include (but are not limited to) writing about race, gender, immigration, science, and the environment, as well as memoir, the personal essay and biography. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position available beginning in fall 2023. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising graduate students, serving on committees, and helping to lead the Literary Nonfiction program for the M.F.A. and Ph.D. with creative dissertation.

Creative Writing at UNLV is closely affiliated with the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute (BMI), an international literary center at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. BMI brings writers and the literary imagination intothe heart of public life through live experiences, fellowships, innovative media, and literary activism. BMI hosts two fellowship programs, notably City of Asylum, which provides safe haven to writers who have been persecuted for their literary work. These fellows, along with Shearing fellows, join a thriving and diverse community of writers in residence at BMI.

UNLV is the most racially and ethnically diverse campus in the United States, so candidates who demonstrate proven engagement with diversity and inclusion, and experience with BIPOC and/or ethnic studies are strongly encouraged to apply. As we are an international program, a globally-engaged writer is desired. Our creative writing program houses the literary journals Witness and Interim and participates actively with Las Vegas and its literary community.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will possess an M.F.A., Ph.D. or equivalent credentials, from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and will demonstrate a significant publication record with at least one book in print or in press by a nationally recognized publisher.  Applicants must have earned a M.F.A., Ph.D. by the time of appointment, which is July 1, 2023.

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

SALARY RANGE

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT UNLV

  • Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
  • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
  • No state income tax
  • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents

PERKS

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on November 15, 2022.

Materials should be addressed to David J. Morris, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, R0133371 in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu.

EEO/AA STATEMENT

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible. 

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