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Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Fiction

Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted date
Aug 17, 2018
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The Department of English & Creative Writing at Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, specialty in Fiction, beginning in August 2019.  A literary fiction writer will be given preference; additional interest in areas such as young adult, speculative writing, and/or screenwriting is also desirable. Teaching responsibilities include several levels of creative writing workshops as well as first-year composition and introductory literature or genre surveys. The successful candidate will have published a book or have publications in nationally reputable literary journals, excel as a teacher, and also show exemplary interest in building and maintaining Susquehanna University’s nationally-distinguished undergraduate creative writing major. The standard teaching load is 3/3.

Candidates must possess either an MFA with a substantive publishing record or a Ph.D. in creative writing.  All candidates must present evidence of creative, literary, and teaching potential.  Our highly-engaged creative writing program is regularly ranked as one of the top tier undergraduate majors in North America, hosts the Seavey Reading Series, and offers a supportive collegial environment.

Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a statement on how the applicant will contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, including applicant’s knowledge of and experience with inclusive pedagogical practices in classroom teaching, advising, and mentoring, and three letters of recommendation online at Any inquiries should be sent to the department co-chair, Dr. Glen Retief, Review of applications will begin on October 17.

As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world.  Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

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