Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing (Prose Genres)
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
|Position:||Associate Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
The Department of English at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for two Associate Professors of English and Creative Writing (Prose Genres). We seek accomplished writers in any prose genre, including literary fiction, nonfiction, emerging and hybrid prose genres, and literary translation, to help us lead a dynamic program into a new phase of development. The expected start date of the positions is July 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Program in Creative Writing thrives within a top-ranked English department at one of world’s foremost research institutions, benefiting from the city of Chicago’s vibrant literary culture. Participating in a vibrant campus-wide arts ecology that is integral to the University’s intellectual life, the Program extends its focus beyond traditional literary genres to areas such as translation, science writing, arts writing, graphic narrative, digital literature, and emerging forms of hybrid literary practice. The Program’s innovative curriculum seeks to promote new modes of artistic practice, research, and outreach regarding diverse worldviews, cultures, and histories.
Applicants must have:
· an MFA in Creative Writing and/or PhD in English, Creative Writing, Comparative Literature, or a related field
· a publication record that includes at least two books of fiction, nonfiction, or equivalent literary production
· the potential to achieve a national profile in their genre
· experience teaching at the College or University level
A record of prior administrative experience in a Creative Writing program is preferred.
Applicants must upload the following to the University's academic recruitment website at http://apply.interfolio.com/129415:
1. a cover letter discussing current and future writing projects and interest in the position
2. a CV
3. a representative sample (25-35 pps) of published fiction, nonfiction, or other prose forms
4. the names and contact information for three recommenders who may be asked to provide a letter in support of the application
Review of applications will begin on September 18, 2023 and will continue until the posting is closed or the position is filled. For questions about the position, please contact Michael Fischer (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Program in Creative Writing. Position contingent on final budgetary approval.
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Michael Fischer (firstname.lastname@example.org)