Lecturer in Creative Writing/Literary Publishing

The Department of English Language and Literature in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan seeks applicants with a Ph.D. or M.F.A. for a full-time new Lecturer III position in Creative Writing/Literary Publishing on a continuing 12-month appointment beginning Fall 2024. This is a non-tenure track position.

Duties and responsibilities for this Lecturer III position are expected to include teaching responsibilities for two courses per term, with a course in creative writing (fiction and nonfiction) and a publishing and editing practicum course. This Lecturer III will also serve as managing editor of Michigan Quarterly Review in an associated staff position. A typical full-time (100% effort) load for a Lecturer III in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts is three courses per semester, or the equivalent in administrative and/or service duties. With teaching two courses per semester representing 66.67% appointment effort, and the associated staff role representing 33.33% appointment effort, these combined roles total 100% appointment effort.  

Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. or MFA in a related field and have extensive background in teaching, publishing, and creative writing at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, and a range of instructional expertise; three or more years of editorial experience (as a developmental editor, including substantive line-level editing; managing editor; and/or copyeditor), at a nationally recognized literary publisher or magazine; and a record of achievement in professional research and/or creative activities in publishing, including literary magazine, books, and/or book arts. Excellence in teaching and instructional service will be the principal criteria used to select the successful candidate.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, evidence of editorial works published, and three (3) letters of reference to http://apply.interfolio.com/129867. Additionally, please provide a diversity statement that describes your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement. There may be some overlap with your teaching statement. 

Anticipated application deadline is October 13, 2023, and we anticipate notifying the successful candidate by February 2023.

Offers for this appointment are contingent on successful completion of a background screening. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


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