fiction position: University of Chicago
- The University of Chicago Department of English and Program in Creative Writing invite applications for an appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Fiction Writing. Rank is commensurate with qualifications. We look for a colleague with a significant record of fiction publications (at least one book or an equivalent number of short story publications). Applicants should demonstrate both talent and commitment as a teacher and have an interest in building a young and exciting creative writing program. Some publications engaging the history, criticism, or theory of fiction writing are desirable but not necessary. MFA or PhD required. The position is contingent upon final budgetary approval and is renewable based upon satisfactory review.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, reference contact information, and a 20-30 page writing sample electronically to the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at http://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, requisition number 01519. In addition, three letters of recommendation by referees or dossier service should be submitted by email to Janice Knight, Chair, Committee on Creative Writing (jknight@...).
For full consideration, applications, including letters, should be completed before midnight Central Time on January 1, 2013. No materials will be accepted after January 15, 2013.
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