Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction

Aug 03, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction
Susquehanna University

About Susquehanna	
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna's unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University's 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary	
The Department of English & Creative Writing at Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction), beginning in August 2018. Teaching responsibilities include several levels of creative nonfiction workshops as well as first-year composition and introductory literature or genre surveys. Ability to teach poetry classes is an advantage. The successful candidate will show publishing promise (e.g. a book or shorter work in reputable print/online journals and/or magazines), excel as a teacher, and also show exemplary interest in building and maintaining Susquehanna University's nationally-distinguished undergraduate creative writing major. The standard teaching load is 3/3.

Required Qualifications	
All candidates must present evidence of creative, literary, and teaching potential. PhD. preferred, MFA and ABD considered. Our highly-engaged creative writing program is regularly ranked as one of the top tier undergraduate majors in North America, hosts a visiting writers series, and offers a supportive collegial environment.

Special Instructions to the Applicant	
Please apply online at At this time we are asking for a letter of application, a curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, a 20-25 page writing sample, and a statement on how you will contribute to campus diversity and inclusion. Any inquiries should be sent to the department co-chair, Dr. Glen Retief, Review of applications will begin on October 9.