Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

The University of Central Missouri seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning on August 8, 2023. An MFA or PhD in Creative Writing with a specialization in creative nonfiction is required; candidates with an ABD may be considered. A secondary area of specialization in poetry is preferred. The ideal candidate will have at least one significant publication in the field of creative nonfiction and at least one significant publication in poetry. 

The position contributes to the department’s program in general education, including first-year Composition, and it includes a significant editorial role for Pleiades: Literature in Context. Previous editorial experience is required. The annual course load is 4/3, including one course release for work on Pleiades

Applicants must complete the online faculty profile at and attach to the profile a letter of application, CV, unofficial transcripts, and a writing sample consisting of a creative nonfiction essay or excerpt from a book-length creative nonfiction work of 15 pages, with the option to include 5 pages of poetry. Send three letters of recommendation to  Screening of applications will begin on November 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be sent to Professor Marc Joseph; for questions about the application process, contact Human Resources (attn. Michelle Taylor) at or 660-543-4225. The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity employer. We accept applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, or abilities. Minorities, women, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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