Assistant Professor, Fiction

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Nebraska, United States
Oct 27, 2017
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Writer’s Workshop of the University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for a tenure-track position in fiction, with a secondary expertise in one or more of the following areas: creative nonfiction, screenwriting, creative writing for new media, hybrid forms, alternate narrative forms, translation, and/or digital writing.  Based on the studio model of instruction, the Writer’s Workshop offers the BFA degree in creative writing with tracks in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and/or screenwriting. This is a nationally recognized undergraduate program within a School of the Arts, which includes Theatre and Art & Art History. For over four decades, the Writer’s Workshop has sponsored an annual reading series, through the years hosting Carl Phillips, Dorianne Laux, Monique Truong, Gregory Pardlo, Charles D’Ambrosio, Erin Belieu, James McBride, among others. An innovative student-edited literary and arts journal, 13th Floor, is published in digital and print editions. 

The teaching load is two courses per semester and includes undergraduate fiction studios at the basic, intermediate, and/or advanced levels; and courses in the secondary area as needed. There is the opportunity to design and teach Form & Theory 4000-level seminars, and to direct Senior Thesis projects.

The successful candidate will also administer the University of Nebraska low-residency MFA in Writing program, which involves staffing, marketing, and coordination of two ten-day residencies—one in summer, the other in winter—as well as other administrative duties. 


Required Qualifications MFA or PhD in fiction, one full-length book of fiction published by a nationally recognized press, and substantial publications in a secondary area.  Must have university-level teaching experience, arts administration experience, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education in a fine-arts setting.


Starting date is August 2018. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials.  The University and the Writer’s Workshop have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.  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.


Application must be on-line. Procedures can be found at Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Applications will remain open until the position is filled. To apply, please complete the online application and electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation.  For information about UNO Writer’s Workshop, please visit


Contact Person:

Anna Monardo, Professor

Writer’s Workshop

College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media

University of Nebraska at Omaha

6001 Dodge Street, WFAB

Omaha, NE  68182