Associate Professor - English


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Associate Professor - English


The Department of English at the University of Wyoming seeks applications for a Director of Creative Writing at the advanced Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful applicant will have duties primarily in the Creative Writing Program. The Creative Writing Director will bring vision and energy to fostering connections (campus-wide, state-wide, national) and to the duties of mentor, administrator and scholar. Responsibilities are a 2/2 load which includes a one-course release for Director duties, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, MFA thesis duties, coordinating and developing new curriculum, including a BFA in Creative Writing, event programming, and admissions and recruiting for the MFA cohort.  Candidates will also be expected to contribute courses to other programs across campus, especially the Department of English, but potentially also to the School of Culture, Gender and Social Justice, which includes the fields of Native American and Indigenous Studies, African American and Diaspora Studies, Latina/o Studies, and Gender and Women’s Studies, and/or the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (book excerpts of ~50 pages preferred) by November 15.  Interviews will be in early December via Zoom.  Finalists will be asked to submit a teaching statement/portfolio and will visit campus in February.  Members of historically underrepresented groups in the discipline are encouraged to apply.


Applicants must have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) and their work should primarily be in Creative Non-Fiction, although expertise in another genre is also desirable. Applicants should have published a minimum of two books or equivalent. 


  • Evidence of administrative experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and an ability to teach courses that foreground issues of equity and diversity
  • A record of publication beyond the minimum qualifications stated above
  • Evidence of substantial work with graduate students

For questions about the application, please contact Gwynn Lemler at For questions about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Julia Obert, at jobert@uwyo.eduThis position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 11/18/2022 will receive full consideration.


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.   

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