Stony Brook University — Assistant or Associate Professor

Assistant or Associate Professor

Location: Southampton, NY
Open Date: Nov 04, 2021
Deadline: Jan 04, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Stony Brook University's Creative Writing and Literature Program seeks a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing to start September 1, 2022. This position carries a 3/2 teaching load of creative writing and creative writing based literature courses, as well as thesis direction, and advising at both the undergraduate and graduate level on two campuses, located within an hour's commute of each other. Undergraduate courses are held at Stony Brook; graduate courses are held in Southampton. Creative Writing and Literature is the flagship program in an entrepreneurial, innovative, and team-based department that offers in addition to the MFA, BFA, and Minor in Creative Writing, MFAs and Minors in Film and Television Writing. During July, the program offers workshops for visiting students through the Southampton Writers Conference. Writers Speak, its reading series, brings writers of national reputation in all literary genres to campus. TSR: The Southampton Review, its literary magazine, publishes original writing and artwork from established and emerging voices. BookEnds, is the program's one-year intensive program for manuscript development. The successful candidate will contribute to these activities in various capacities, as well as to regular administrative duties in the program, such as admissions and future searches. Faculty members with leadership roles receive course release. Opportunities to teach at the Manhattan Center for Creative Writing and Film may be occasionally possible according to program need. Early career, writers of color, LGBTQ+, as well diverse voices are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have a strong record of publication, including at least one book-length work of literary merit from a respected press; an M.F.A. in Creative Writing or the equivalent, such as a B.A. with an exceptionally strong record of publication in at least one genre or a PhD with a strong record of publication in at least one genre; and evidence of successful teaching on the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

Preferred Qualifications: Publication in and the ability to teach in multiple genres. Experience in teaching culturally diverse curricula. Interest and/or experience in program leadership in a team environment, as, for example advising a student literary journal or building a reading series. Academic and/or community service.

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Special Notes:

Tenure Track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2022.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request . It can also be viewed online at the University Police website at

SBU campus description: Stony Brook University, one of four research intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and its rankings bear that out. It’s included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S.News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Island’s largest single site employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part time employees, including more than 2,700 faculty. It enrolled roughly 26,800 students in fall 2019 — 17,900 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students — and offers more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. Also part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running, and performs joint research with, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock Krasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.