Regular Faculty-Nonfiction (English)

The Department of English at the University of Idaho seeks to hire an assistant professor of creative writing in Nonfiction, beginning August 2024. The candidate shall have a primary expertise in Nonfiction, with a secondary emphasis in Fiction. This tenure-track position has a standard 2/3 teaching load at lower- and upper-division levels, including graduate workshops and seminars. Areas of required specialization include the writing and study of contemporary nonfiction with emphasis on a range of conventional and experimental forms. We encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The University of Idaho has a fully funded 3-year MFA program emphasizing multi-genre study, literary publishing and editing through Fugue, a thriving Visiting Writers Series, and creative and critical mentorship. In addition to teaching graduate-level workshops and seminars, responsibilities of this position include directing MFA theses and service to the department and program, including rotating duties as Director of Creative Writing. Undergraduate responsibilities include teaching, academic advising, and possible program administration; teaching duties include English 290 (a multi-genre Introduction to Creative Writing course) as well as workshop, techniques, and literature classes at both upper and lower divisions. All faculty serve on committees at the department, college, and university levels. Continuing creative activity and publication is expected for tenure and promotion.

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