Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, Tenure Track, Starting September 1, 2017

Job description

The Literature Program at Stockton University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, specializing in prose or playwriting, to start September 2017. PhD or MFA is required by the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory multi-genre courses through advanced courses in prose, and to teach core courses in support of the Literature curriculum. The teaching load is six four-hour courses per year, which includes two self-designed courses in Stockton’s interdisciplinary General Studies Program. Stockton supports several university-wide diversity initiatives, and a candidate experienced with culturally diverse populations is desired.

Stockton mentors new faculty and provides several avenues of support for research and teaching.  The search committee strongly encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds, genders, cultures, and abilities who, through their creative and teaching endeavors, will aid Stockton in its commitment to maintaining a culturally diverse community.

Founded in 1969, Stockton University is an innovative liberal arts and sciences university ranked among the top ten public Master’s institutions in the Northeast. Stockton proudly offers the academic, technological, and cultural advantages of a large institution combined with the community spirit of a small liberal arts college. The University is located in the Pinelands National Reserve in southern New Jersey, about one hour from Philadelphia, two hours from New York City, three hours from the Baltimore/Washington area, and 20 minutes from Atlantic City. Stockton is an AA/EOE, with competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply please visit: https://stockton.hiretouch.comOnly electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using; Word, PDF or Videos either as one single file or as individual attachments.

1.) A letter of application

2.) A curriculum vitae

3.) Statement of teaching philosophy

4.) Three letters of recommendation

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Prospective employees may access the Annual Security Report for the University at or contact the Campus Police department at 609-652-4378 to request a hard copy of the report.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit;  Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.




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Job No: 2016-1236 / #001120
Posted: 11/2/2016
Application Due: 1/1/2017
Work Type: Full Time