Creative Writing, Nonfiction - Assistant Professor of English

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 03, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of English at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing/Nonfiction, with an expected start date of July 25, 2021. We seek an emerging star in creative nonfiction, someone innovative in their writing and teaching methods and prepared to serve as a mentor to students from historically underrepresented groups.


The successful candidate will teach creative writing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels (both face-to-face and online, as needed), supervise thesis projects, participate actively in the life of Old Dominion’s nationally recognized MFA program, and have a demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student populations. Minimum qualifications: an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing; a successful record of publication in nonfiction prose, including at least one book by a nationally recognized press; a strong record of successful and flexible teaching; excellent interpersonal skills. Our department has an accomplished, collaborative, and diverse faculty and student body, and the successful candidate will enrich this environment.


Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (up to 25 pages), unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (The system will solicit the letters from your listed references. Please ensure that their email address is correct.) at .  Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


Old Dominion University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.