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Term Faculty in Creative Writing

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 20, 2023

The Department of Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty position for Academic Year 2023-2024. Rank will be dependent on degree, experience, and stature in the field. The appointment is a 9-month term position (non-renewable) and will commence on August 28, 2023.

The position will require the incumbent to teach three courses per semester (fall and spring), including introductory Creative Writing and graduate seminars in fiction and creative nonfiction. All faculty are expected to hold regular office hours, read MFA theses, and participate in department and university activities and service.

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until June 25, subject to ongoing budgetary approval.

We especially encourage applicants from underrepresented groups.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit

The Department of Literature offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Learn more about the Department of Literature at:

Applicants should hold an MFA or a PhD in Creative Writing or a similar degree, with significant publication in the field; should have published at least one book of fiction or creative nonfiction, with some experience in both fields; and should have successful teaching experience and experience mentoring students of creative writing.

Include an application letter; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and any relevant teaching materials. Please contact Peter Chamberlain, Senior Administrative Assistant, 202-885-2908 or, if you have any questions.

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