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Kenan Visiting Writer - Creative Non-Fiction

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Closing date
Feb 21, 2020
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Position TypeVisiting / Part-time FacultyWorking TitleKenan Visiting Writer - Creative Non-FictionDepartmentEnglish and Comp Literature - 311500Vacancy IDF002086Salary RangeFull-time/Part-timePart-Time TemporaryIf part-time, hours per weekFTEFaculty Posting CategoryOpen RankPosting Close Date02/21/2020Proposed Appointment Date07/01/0020Estimated duration of appointment11 monthsPosition Summary

The Creative Writing Program in UNC’s Department of English and Comparative Literature seeks to bring an emerging talent to campus for a one-year teaching appointment as the Kenan Visiting Writer. For the 2020-2021 academic year, beginning August 2020, the Program requests applicants in CREATIVE NON-FICTION.
This one-year appointment carries an annual salary of $32,000, with benefits.
The selected candidate will teach one undergraduate creative writing course per semester, most likely at the introductory level. The selected candidate will also give one major public reading and otherwise participate fully in the life of the Creative Writing Program.

Education Requirements

M.F.A. in Creative Writing is required.

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants should also have:
•Significant publication in major literary magazines
•Published one recent book or have one book under contract
•Previous college teaching experience, and
•A willingness to relocate to Chapel Hill for one year.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Physical and Mental RequirementsStimulus/ARRA Funded?NoSpecial Instructions

By 5:00 p.m. on February 21, 2020, applicants should apply online at ******** and submit:
•A curriculum vita
•Up to 10 pages of published work (uploaded as a “writing/research sample”), and
•A 1-page personal statement indicating how an appointment of this sort would serve the applicant’s needs and endeavors (uploaded as “cover letter”).
•Three letters of reference, at least two of which should be written by those familiar with the applicant’s teaching abilities and who can evaluate the applicant’s suitability for this position, should be provided via Interfolio and addressed to:
Professor Daniel Wallace
Director of Creative Writing and Search Committee Chair
UNC Chapel Hill, Campus Box 3520
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520.

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EEO Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Contact InstructionsOptional and Required DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing/research Sample
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      Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

      Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

      Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

      Type of Institution: Public, four-year

      Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

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      Faculty: 3,000

      Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

      Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

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      Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

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