University of North Texas — Assisant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction)

The Department of English at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor of fiction to join a thriving creative writing Ph.D./M.A. program with a strong scholarly emphasis. The appointment begins August 2020. The successful candidate will teach a 2/2 load, including graduate and undergraduate workshops, and will supervise graduate theses and dissertations. Required qualifications include an M.F.A. or Ph.D.; demonstrable excellence in mentorship and teaching; and a significant publication record with a minimum of one book of fiction (two books preferred). The qualification to teach in another genre and editorial experience are preferred, as is previous experience teaching a diverse student body. We recognize that a university community benefits from situations where individuals from diverse cultural and experiential backgrounds learn, create and exchange ideas together, and we value the inclusion of historically underrepresented perspectives in our workshops and classrooms. We offer a competitive salary, considerable support for research and travel, and opportunities for release time to work on creative projects.

Please apply online at a letter of application, a CV, a writing sample that consists of one published book, and the names and contact information of three references. We will begin review by January 15 and hope to bring candidates for campus interviews in February.

UNT is a Tier One Research University in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex—the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. This dynamic region is seeing explosive growth, demographically and economically, and is host to countless excellent restaurants, parks and outdoor opportunities, cultural institutions of all types, and globally diverse populations. UNT is located only 26 miles north of DFW International Airport. At almost 40,000 students, UNT is one of the nation’s largest universities. It ranked in the top 8% of USA universities based on racial, geographic, gender, and age diversity and among the nation’s top 100 universities for social mobility and ethnic diversity (U.S. News & World Report, 2020 College Rankings).

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