Assistant Professor in Creative Nonfiction

The English Department at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing with a specialization and teaching expertise in creative nonfiction. Candidates will be expected to develop and teach courses in creative nonfiction, which might include graphic memoir and diasporic or immigrant narratives. The appointment will be at the level of assistant professor with an anticipated start date of August 2024.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including general education and introductory creative writing courses as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing.. There may be opportunities to teach general education and advanced writing and rhetoric courses as departmental needs permit. The standard teaching load for this position is 18 credits per year. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of creative projects leading to publication, effective teaching and mentoring and service within the college and disciplinary community. For more information about the English Department, please visit our website:

We welcome applicants from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented on college campuses, especially scholars focused on race and LGBTQ Issues who are committed to diversity and inclusion in their scholarship and teaching and who are invested in doing this work collaboratively with our faculty. This appointment may also contribute to a number of curricular and research initiatives in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the University more broadly, including Communication, Digital Media Studies, the Equal Opportunity Program, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. To this end, we ask that candidates include, among their application materials, a separate statement identifying past experience that promotes equity and diversity and/or describing plans to make future contributions to more inclusive representation of racialized minorities and gender expression in the applicant's area of expertise, in affiliate programs, and in the academy more broadly. For more information about our commitment to diversity, please visit this link:

Qualifications: Required:
• An earned PhD, MFA, or equivalent (or supply solid indication of imminent completion)

• Strong evidence of active publication
• Demonstrable record of, or potential for, excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels

Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3628.

Candidates will be required to electronically submit:
• Letter of application
• CV
• A description of current and future research plans
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• The one-page diversity statement referred to above
• A creative writing sample
• Unofficial graduate transcripts
• Three (3) letters of recommendation

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Deadline: Applications accepted until position filled; priority given to applications received before 11/15/23.


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