Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction
- Florida Atlantic University
- Location details
- Boca Raton, Florida
- Commensurate with experience
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Creative writing
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
- Academic Hiring Standards
- Hiring standards
REQ16849 – Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction
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The Department of English at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing with a specialization in creative nonfiction, beginning in August 2024. We invite applications from candidates with additional specializations, including poetry and publishing/editing. The teaching load is 3/2. The successful candidate will teach both graduate and undergraduate workshops and undergraduate literature classes, supervise MFA thesis projects, and be an active member of our creative writing community.
Further information about the Department can be found at:
Summary of Responsibilities:
- The new hire will be responsible to the Chair of English
- Responsible for teaching, research, service, and related administrative activities.
- Responsible for academic advising and related activities.
- The new hire may represent the department, college, and/or university, on college, university and/or Statewide committees.
- The new hire may contribute to the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Interdisciplinary Ph. D program in Comparative Studies.
- The new hire may contribute to the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Center for Peace, Justice, and Human Rights.
- The new faculty member may also collaborate with interdisciplinary programs on campus such as Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
- The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in the School of the Arts.
The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to thoughtfully engaging all communities in higher education. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the various internal and external communities that it serves.
Minimum qualifications include a MFA or PhD in creative writing at the time of appointment, and distinguished publications in creative nonfiction.
Preferred qualifications: Experience teaching creative nonfiction, especially at the university level.
Commensurate with Experience.
College or Department:
Work Days and Hours:
Special Instructions to Applicant:
This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.
This position is subject to funding.
All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.
PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into a single attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.
The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references.
Preliminary interviews will be held via Zoom.
The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University, not to the individual applicant.
Selected candidates must successfully complete and pass all employment screenings prior to the start of employment. Employment screenings may include a criminal background check (level I and level II), motor vehicle check, credit check, reference checks, alcohol, and drug screening check.
As a Hispanic-serving institution, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse institutions in the Florida state university system. We are committed to recruiting and retaining talented faculty and staff. We embrace our shared responsibility to create and celebrate a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for all. Our community features excellent schools, a vibrant and safe community, and a sub-tropical climate conductive to year-round outdoor activities.
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