North Carolina State University — Assistant Professor of Journalism and Creative Writing

The English department at North Carolina State University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Journalism and Creative Nonfiction. We are looking for a candidate with a national reputation and a strong publication record in journalism and/or creative nonfiction, with an emphasis in science, technology, or environmental writing.

The primary teaching duties of the successful candidate will be within the English department’s Journalism Program, a minor degree program that enrolls 60 students. In addition to teaching journalism at the undergraduate level and science journalism at the graduate level, the candidate will also direct the program, which includes supervising four professional track faculty in journalism, scheduling the program’s courses, and maintaining the curriculum.

The successful candidate will also teach creative nonfiction at the undergraduate and graduate level in the department’s Creative Writing program. The candidate will have opportunities to contribute to the department’s undergraduate concentration in Rhetoric and Professional Writing and its Master of Science in Technical Communication. The candidate may also be part of the Public Science cluster in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. More information about all of these programs can be found at NC State’s English Department ( and at Public Science (

Qualifications: We invite applications from candidates with an MA or PhD in journalism, an MFA, or a PhD in a science or a technical field and a demonstrated expertise in journalism. Professional experience in science journalism, science writing, or environmental writing is strongly preferred, and prior teaching experience is preferred but not necessary.

To apply: Application materials must be submitted through NC State’s online portal. You can go to the posting directly by visiting You may also visit and search for position (00104625) to apply.

You will be asked to attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae or resume, and four writing samples. Review of applications will begin October 23.

AA/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. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. This number is intended for use in seeking disability-related accommodations only. For general applicant inquiries, contact Human Resources at or (919) 515-2135.