Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer of Fiction

Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 08, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Idaho

Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer of Fiction

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: $54,216 - $58,387, depending on experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The Department of English and the MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of Idaho seek to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer of Fiction. This is a full time, academic year appointment with the possibility of renewal, with a 2/3 teaching load at lower- and upper-division levels, including graduate workshops and seminars. Areas of specialization include the writing and study of contemporary fiction with emphasis on a range of conventional and experimental forms.

Additional responsibilities include directing MFA theses, and service to the department, university, and profession. Continuing creative and/or scholarly activity is expected. Secondary expertise in creative nonfiction is desirable.

Visiting Faculty customarily indicates that the appointee holds a regular teaching or research position at another institution. A visiting appointee who does not hold a professorial rank elsewhere may be designated as a lecturer.

UI is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:
• MFA, PhD, or equivalent degree in Creative Writing or related field;

• Experience teaching fiction writing courses at beginning and advanced levels;

• Experience teaching techniques seminars and literature courses in the traditions of fiction.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Expertise in nonfiction writing;

• Significant publications, conference presentations, awards, fellowships, and other demonstrated and nationally recognized scholarly or creative activity in creative writing, with similar recognition in nonfiction preferred;

• At least one full-length book of fiction in print from a nationally recognized press;

• Commitment to inclusiveness and equity in the classroom.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: F000901P

Posting Date: 04/07/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
First review of applications will begin Monday, April 26, 2021. Application should address all required and preferred qualifications. Please submit a letter of application that explains your qualifications for the position, including your contributions to diversity and inclusion; a curriculum vita; and a writing sample of 20 pages that demonstrates excellence in fiction (upload to Other Document 1 field).

Three confidential letters of recommendation must be submitted directly to

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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