UF Preeminence - Assistant Professors: Creative Writing

Gainesville FL
Oct 19, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

UF Preeminence - Assistant Professors: Creative Writing

Job Description:

The University of Florida invites applications for two tenure-track appointments in Creative Writing (Fiction) at the rank of assistant professor, effective August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to 1) maintain an active writing career, 2) apply for extramural grants and fellowships, 3) teach four courses per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate level, 4) provide service to the department, the university, and the profession.

Applicants are expected to have an MFA and/or PhD in Creative Writing and a primary specialization in fiction. Candidates must hold the graduate degree by the starting date and must have published at least one novel or collection of stories.

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural event, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

Advertised Salary:

Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

MFA and/or PhD in Creative Writing by the start date of August 16, 2018, and appropriate record of publication.

Preferred Qualifications:

Although not required, we welcome candidates who write, in addition to literary fiction, creative nonfiction, screenplays, young adult fiction and/or children’s literature, and/or graphic literature

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ (search job 505116) and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, (3) a writing sample of 15-20 pages (a short story or novel excerpt), (4) the names and email addresses for three references, (5) a teaching statement and, (6) if available, representative teaching evaluations. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants. Review of applications will begin November 20, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

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