UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ
Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
The Department of Literature at the University of California, Santa
Cruz, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in
Creative Writing for the academic year 2011-2012, with the possibility
of a one-year renewal. We are looking for a writer who specializes in
poetry and has additional interests in fiction and/or cross-genre work.
The successful applicant will be expected to pursue their research and
writing and to teach undergraduate intermediate and advanced workshops
in poetry and fiction, as well as workshops focused on particular
processes or genres, participate in running the reading series and work
actively to invigorate the Creative Writing program. The appointee must
be able to work with students and faculty from a wide range of social
and cultural backgrounds. The campus is especially interested in
candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the
academic community through their writing, research, teaching, and/or
service. This position carries a five-course workload over three
quarters along with the expectation of continued creative achievement.
RANK: Visiting Assistant Professor I - III
SALARY: $53,200 - $59,500, commensurate with qualifications and
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MFA and at least one published book required;
creative talent of a high order as testified to in letters of
recommendation and as manifested in published and unpublished writing;
demonstrated record of successful college-level teaching required.
POSITION AVAILABILITY AND DURATION: To begin on July 1, 2011, for one
year with the possibility of reappointment for a second year based on a
successful performance review conducted after the first year.
TO APPLY: To be given full consideration, please send an informative
letter of application (clearly outlining your educational background,
teaching experience, and publication record), curriculum vitae, and
three current letters of recommendation* (dated 2008 or later).
Applicants are encouraged to submit a statement addressing their
contribution to diversity through their research, teaching, and/or
Send Materials To:
Creative Writing Search Committee
Department of Literature
University of California
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Please refer to position #T11-31 in your reply
*All letters will be treated as confidential documents; please direct
your references to UCSC's confidentiality statement at
CLOSING DATE: Position is open until filled. Initial review of
applications will begin on March 11, 2011. Full consideration will be
given to applications received by that date.
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