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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Dec 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 00687892

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
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; and its national, AWP-award winning undergraduate journal, Furrow.

Situated on the shores of the largest system of freshwater lakes on earth, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 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.

Job Summary
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.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Terminal degree (such as an MFA or PhD) in creative writing
  • College teaching experience
  • A published novel or short story collection

Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD in creative writing or related field
  • Publications and teaching experience in a writing genre other than fiction
  • Experience working with colleagues and mentoring students who bring a range of diversity to the campus
  • Experience in administration

Application Instructions
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 consideration.

Application Notes
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.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Title and Total Compensation Project

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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