University of Nevada, Reno — Assistant Professor, Creative Writing

The University of Nevada, Reno Department of English announces an entry-level, tenure-track position in creative writing, with a specialization in fiction. The successful candidate will teach intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses, graduate seminars (primarily to students in UNR’s new MFA program in creative writing) and Core Curriculum classes. Tenure-track faculty who teach and mentor in the graduate program and engage in creative work or scholarly research typically teach a 2/2 load. MFA or Ph.D. completed by July 1, 2017. Desired areas of secondary specialization include one or more of the following: speculative/genre fiction, multiethnic literatures, poetry, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting. A record of significant national publication and experience as an excellent teacher is expected.

The University of Nevada requires that applications be submitted electronically at – where formal position announcements may be located by keyword or under College of Liberal Arts, Department of English. To apply, complete the brief form, and submit the following:

  1. a CV;
  2. a letter of application which details your qualifications, experience and interest in the position; highlights your leadership experience and/or potential; and indicates how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your creative activity, teaching, and/or service;
  3. contact information for three professional references.

All applications must be submitted electronically no later than November 1, 2016.  The search committee will conduct initial interviews via Skype in early December, and bring finalists to interview on campus at the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester.

UNR is the State of Nevada’s historic land-grant institution; it serves approximately 21,000 students. The university is ranked as a Tier 1 institution by US News and World Report and offers an array of degree programs at all levels. Located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, a 30-minute drive from Lake Tahoe, Reno has a rapidly-growing technology business sector and boasts a vibrant arts and restaurant scene. Reno/Tahoe is recognized as a world-class outdoor recreation area. Additional nearby areas of interest include the Black Rock Desert, Sacramento, Yosemite and Lassen National Parks, Napa/Sonoma, the Bay Area, and San Francisco.

For additional information about the University of Nevada Department of English, see or view for complete position announcement and requirements. For additional information about the MFA program in creative writing, see

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.