Assistant Professor of Literary Arts, Fiction

Brown University
Rhode Island, United States
Jul 10, 2017
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Literary Arts at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, with an emphasis in fiction, beginning July 1st, 2018.

Candidates should preferably have an MFA or equivalent, a strong publication record, including at least one book of fiction, and demonstrate excellence and innovation in teaching fiction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We seek candidates with expertise in areas such as experimental or innovative literature, hybrid genre, international literature, translation, literary theory, film/video, and/or digital arts. Duties of the position include teaching undergraduate and graduate fiction as well as elective seminars/workshops and literature courses, directing undergraduate and graduate theses, advising undergraduate and graduate students, and contributing to the creative and intellectual life of the department through individual and collaborative initiatives. 

Please submit via — a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, an artist's statement, a writing sample (a substantial portion of a creative text), and the names and addresses of three references (please do NOT send letters at this time). Please note: this will be an accelerated search; we plan to make the appointment by the end of the fall semester; therefore, the review of applications will begin on September 15, 2017 and applications received before October 21, 2017 will receive full consideration.


Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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