Associate/Full Professor

Job description

Working Title: Associate/Full Professor

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of English

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-25-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of English, Creative Writing, at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, invites applications for a tenured position at the Associate/Full Professor level, depending on the applicant's qualifications, experience, and interest. The anticipated appointment start date is July 25, 2018.

Applicants must have a strong background in contemporary fiction and creative nonfiction and hold an MFA, Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree in creative writing or a related field. Substantial publications in two genres from major presses are required, with at least two book publications (one or more novels, story collections, or books of creative nonfiction). At least two books of fiction or nonfiction from major publishers or presses are required for applicants at the Associate level; for a more senior appointment a correspondingly larger body of work is required. The department will select a candidate who can contribute, through research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of a well-established academic community.

The teaching responsibilities will be two courses per term, and will include graduate and undergraduate workshops and courses on contemporary literature. The successful candidate must demonstrate promise of continued creative excellence, a commitment to teaching, and a readiness to assume service responsibilities within the creative writing program.

To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through [email protected] (, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest including a statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample (chapter, story, or essay), and a current CV. Search on posting 0621980. Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Work samples and reference letters will be requested after review of application materials.

To learn more about the Creative Writing community at the University of Virginia, please visit

Questions regarding the online application process should be directed to Stacey Trader, [email protected]

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Jeffery Renard Allen at [email protected]

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative employer. Women, minorities, Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Virginia assists UVA faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about these services, please see

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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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