Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing

The Department of English at the University of Iowa invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing. We seek a dynamic fiction writer and teacher, who can contribute to our hybrid major by offering both creative and critical classes. We particularly welcome applications from writers who have expertise in multiple creative genres or in the following fields: African American Studies, Asian Literature, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies, Transnational and Postcolonial Literature, Latin American Literature, Disability Studies, and Media Studies. This is a tenure-track position. Teaching will be at the undergraduate and the graduate levels, with a normal load of two courses per semester. The anticipated start date for the position will be August 21, 2024.

The English and Creative Writing Major flourishes at a top-ranked writing university, home to several premiere writing programs. Located in Iowa City, one of America’s two UNESCO cities of literature, our ECW program affords students and faculty unique opportunities to participate in the community’s diverse and vibrant literary culture, with campus-wide collaborations across the university’s MFA programs in creative writing, translation, Spanish, and nonfiction, The Center for the Book, and International Writing Program. Our department promotes a creative, rigorous, and inclusive fusion of creative writing and critical scholarship.

Applicants should provide the following: (1) a cover letter; (2) a CV; (3) a 1pp. statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a 30pp. fiction writing sample; (5) three letters of recommendation. 

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 1st, 2023, though the search will remain open until the position is filled. 

Application:  Please submit your application online.  To apply for this position go to and refer to requisition #74930.  Curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three references will need to be attached during the online application process.

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