Visiting Assistant Professor

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Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Department: Creative Writing - 32131
Vacancy Number: 16F-108
Position Number: 3125
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
The Department of Creative Writing is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor specializing in Creative Nonfiction for academic year 2017-18. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Creative Nonfiction and serving as reader on a limited number of MFA thesis committees. The ideal candidate will have an MFA in Creative Writing or equivalent, substantial publications in the genre in national venues, a book of creative nonfiction, and a record of excellence in teaching creative writing. The Creative Writing Department offers a thriving BFA program and a nationally recognized MFA program, as well as a certificate program in The Publishing Laboratory. Salary, benefits, and course load are competitive A complete profile of the department is available at Please apply online at: A letter of application, a curriculum vita, and contact information for three current professional references should be addressed to the Search Committee Chair and attached to the online application as either Adobe PDF or Word documents. Please do not email, mail, or fax those materials. Application review begins May 8, 2017 and continues until the position is filled We anticipate reviewing applications quickly and phone interviews will begin by mid-May. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. UNC Wilmington is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Minimum Requirements:
• An appropriate terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.) or equivalent experience.
• At least one book of creative nonfiction of literary merit from a national press.
• Additional publications in reputable magazines or anthologies.
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching creative nonfiction writing at undergraduate and/or graduate level.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in teaching classes with a culturally diverse focus.
• Publication in and the ability to teach a second genre, or some aspect of editing and publishing.
• National recognition for creative work (e.g., literary awards, critical praise, etc.).

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Creative Writing Department is an independent department that offers MFA, BFA, and full suite of publishing courses.

College/School Information:
At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 15,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions:
Please complete the online application process available at For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Megan Hubbard at (910) 962-7063.

Position Type: Time-limited
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions: 05/12/2018
Job Posting Date: 04/19/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 05/08/2017

Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.




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Posted: 4/19/2017
Application Due: 6/18/2017
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