Assistant Professor, Department of English - Creative Writing

The University of Virginia’s Department of English/Program in Creative Writing—one of the nation’s highest-ranked programs — invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Fiction, expected to begin Fall 2023. We are looking for candidates who can teach undergraduate and graduate workshops and seminars in fiction, as well as in a secondary or subgenre such as creative nonfiction, literary translation, graphic narrative, writing for performance, etc. Applicants must hold an MFA or equivalent; significant teaching experience at the university level preferred. At least one book of fiction from a nationally recognized press is required, with two books strongly preferred, in addition to publications in a secondary genre. Teaching responsibilities will be a 2/2 load. The successful candidate must demonstrate promise of continued creative excellence, a commitment to teaching, and a readiness to assume service responsibilities with in the Creative Writing Program, including the undergraduate Area Program in Prose Writing. The department will select a candidate who can contribute, through research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of a well-established academic community.

This position will remain open till filled and review of applications will begin on November 28, 2022.  The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. 

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0041717.  Complete an application online with the following documents:

1) a cover letter describing your background in writing and teaching;

2) a current CV with contact information for three references;

3) a statement about your teaching philosophy and your experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or with diverse populations;

4) a 20 to 30-page writing sample.

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission.  Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive consideration. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. 

For additional information about the position, please contact Micheline Marcom at

For questions about the application process, please contact Melanie Sponaugle, Academic Recruiter, at

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The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


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