University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Introduction (Description of
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee English Department seeks a
creative writer with an expertise in fiction who can contribute to
a busy creative writing program that offers BA, MA, and PhD
degrees. One of the oldest doctoral programs in creative writing,
UWM’s program is known for its accomplished alumni; its
distinguished literary journal, cream city review;
national, AWP-award winning undergraduate journal,
Situated on the shores of the largest system of
freshwater lakes on earth, the University of
provides a world-class and
affordable education to 25,000 students from 90 countries. As an R1
research and access university, we are committed to fostering a
welcoming and inclusive environment that values excellence in
research and teaching. We want to attract, retain, and grow a
diverse staff that honors unique experiences and perspectives, and
we take pride in the diversity of our student body, faculty and
staff, and programs.
Duties would include a 2/2 teaching schedule (a mix of graduate and
undergraduate courses); serving on graduate student exam and
dissertation committees; serving on the program admissions
committee; and participating in the literary life of the campus and
city by attending and occasionally organizing readings and other
events on- and off-campus. Creative writing faculty also take turns
serving as program coordinator.
- Terminal degree (such as an MFA or PhD) in creative
- College teaching experience
- A published novel or short story collection
- PhD in creative writing or related field
- Publications and teaching experience in a writing genre other
- Experience working with colleagues and mentoring students who
bring a range of diversity to the campus
- Experience in administration
Please provide a letter of application; vita; writing sample (up to
7000 words); a diversity statement, discussing how you foster
diversity and inclusion in and out of the classroom (up to 500
words); and three letters of reference.
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to
ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether the
applicant meets any of the qualifications, the applicant will be
evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.
This is a continuous recruitment.
Please note that
the review of applications begins November 2, 2022; applications
received after November 1, 2022 may not receive
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM
will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.
Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and
attach any required documents. The process is complete when the
message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you
receive a confirmation number.
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To apply, please visit: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/35290