Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

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Vacancy TypeTenured/Tenure-Track FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleAssistant Professor of Creative WritingSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring Range$70,000 - $75,000Position Number00004896Work ScheduleVaries Based on Teaching ScheduleFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.0Department160201 - EnglishDepartmentEnglishJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The largest department in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, English offers a range of undergraduate majors and concentrations, minors, and graduate programs. We also offer many courses of interest to the University community as a whole, and we work with other departments and programs — such as Foreign Languages and Literatures, Women’s Studies, Communication, Education — to furnish multidisciplinary opportunities for NC State students.

Essential Job Duties

The English Department at North Carolina State University seeks applicants for a position as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing. The successful candidate will teach fiction writing to undergraduates across the university, to undergraduates majoring in creative writing, and to graduate students enrolled in our nationally-recognized MFA program in creative writing.

The candidate will develop and maintain relationships with writers who contribute to our diverse and popular visiting writers program; will attract, select, and recruit candidates into our MFA program; will direct fiction thesis and serve on thesis committees; will mentor MFA students in writing and teaching; and will teach classes at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Other Work/ResponsibilitiesMinimum Education/Experience

MFA or Ph.D. required. If ABD, Ph.D. must be obtained within one year of employment.

The successful candidate will have a strong publication record and literary reputation, including at least one published book, and successful university teaching experience.

Departmental Required Skills

Successful university teaching experience is required.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Preference will be given to candidates who work in the areas of science/speculative fiction or global writing.

An MFA in creative writing is preferred

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

In addition to your application please submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for at least 3 professional references
  • Short writing sample
  • Teaching statement.
Job Open Date09/10/2019Anticipated Closing DateIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire DateAA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
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    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Short Writing Sample
  5. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 9/13/2019
    Application Due: 12/12/2019
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