Visiting Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing

The Department of English at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing specializing in creative writing with a primary focus in fiction and a secondary specialty in creative nonfiction. The appointment will be effective August 2023. The teaching load is a 3/3. Candidates must hold an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing by August 2023 and have college-level teaching experience. Experience with literary journal editing, digital platforms and design, and/or the teaching of editing is desirable. The successful candidate will have significant fiction publications in literary journals and/or at least one published book of fiction (short stories and/or a novel). The individual hired for this position will have the opportunity to teach graduate courses in the Master of Arts in Writing program, undergraduate fiction workshops, and introductory creative writing courses. The position also includes opportunities to contribute to the production of Waccamaw, Coastal Carolina’s award-winning online literary journal, the department’s visiting writers’ series, as well as individually-centered undergraduate and graduate projects. Subspecialties in African American Literature or Diaspora Studies, Southern Literature, or cross-genre subspecialties are welcome as this position offers the opportunity to collaborate with the Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies.

The Department of English ( aspires to create a diverse and inclusive community of scholars that promote reading and writing critically through an open exchange of ideas so that our students can better understand—and write perceptively on—the historical, cultural, and aesthetic dimensions of language and literature. Furthermore, we are committed to innovative teaching and strongly encourage the development of experiential and multimodal learning. The department offers two majors: the BA in English and the BA in Digital Culture and Design. We also offer five minors and house the MA in Writing program, which prepares students for careers in writing, editing, and publishing or for further graduate study in MFA or PhD programs. 

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 49 states and 55 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.
Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.
Interested candidates should submit electronically to (1) a letter of application that addresses the qualifications specified in this advertisement and includes a paragraph about the applicant’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references. (4) Transcripts. Acceptance of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

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