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Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing

School of the Arts
Omaha, Nebraska
Competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials.
Posted Date
Aug 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing

School of the Arts

University of Nebraska at Omaha

The School of the Arts in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing with a secondary expertise in one or more of the following areas: creative nonfiction, screenwriting, hybrid forms, translation, and/or digital writing. Based on the studio model of instruction, the Writer’s Workshop section of the School of the Arts offers the BFA degree in Creative Writing with tracks in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting. This is a nationally recognized undergraduate program within a School of the Arts, which includes Theatre and Art and Art History. For over four decades, the Writer’s Workshop has sponsored an annual reading series, recently hosting Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Jericho Brown, Ross Gay, Ilya Kaminsky, and Diane Seuss among others. An innovative student-edited literary and arts journal, 13th Floor, is published annually. The teaching load includes undergraduate fiction studios at the basic, intermediate, and advanced levels, as well as courses in a secondary area as needed. There is the opportunity to design and teach Form & Theory 4000-level seminars and to direct Senior Thesis projects. Starting date for this position is August 14, 2023.  Review and screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2022.

Required Qualifications: 

  • MFA or PhD in fiction One full-length book of fiction published by a nationally recognized press Substantial publications in a secondary area University-level teaching experience Commitment to undergraduate education in a fine-arts setting

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials.

Required Documents for Application: Applicants must apply online: 

Applicants are to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to the application.

Please direct inquiries to: Professor Kevin Clouther, Search Committee Chair,

University of Nebraska at Omaha and the School of the Arts: The School of the Arts is housed within the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media at the vibrant, metropolitan University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). UNO has an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and has a residential campus with several new and beautifully appointed residence halls. The campus has built strong partnerships with local business, education, government, arts, and civic organizations in the city. UNO’s commitment to community engagement has landed UNO on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years—the highest federal recognition a school can receive for civic engagement. UNO is classified as a doctoral-research university in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and the athletic program competes in engagement and outreach. The campus is in the heart of Omaha, a cosmopolitan city of more than 600,000 (1.2 million including the larger Omaha metro area), which is known for its excellent public school system and strong economic base. The city has a variety of sizeable ethnic populations and a myriad of interesting places to live and shop.


The School of the Arts—Art & Art History, Theatre, and Writer’s Workshop—is one of three schools in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media. Offering a wide array of undergraduate degrees, concentrations, student-led activities, and clubs to over 400 majors, the School of the Arts is also home to the Arts Entrepreneurial Minor and the Master of Fine Arts in Writing, the only MFA in Writing degree granted in the state of Nebraska. Committed to scholarly research, creative activity, and community engagement, the 30-plus faculty members mentor and guide students in real-world experiences. For more information about UNO’s School of the Arts, please visit:


The University and School of the Arts have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among the faculty and staff.  The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.  UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.


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