Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction and Creative Nonfiction) - 062051

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Not Specified
May 02, 2018
Employment Type
Full Time
Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (fiction and creative nonfiction)

Appalachian State University

Department of English, PO Box 32052, 200 Sanford Hall, Boone, NC 28608

The Department of English at Appalachian State University invites applications for a three-year visiting assistant professorship in Creative Writing, specifically in fiction and creative nonfiction, to start August 21, 2018, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. We seek a faculty member committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching, ongoing creative writing publication, and academic service. The successful candidate will maintain an active publication agenda, teach a 4/4 load, and join an established creative writing program that features an undergraduate concentration offering courses in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, and special topics. Teaching will include classes in both creative writing and general education literature.

Qualifications: A completed MFA or PhD in Creative Writing, demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level, and at least one book published or under contract with an established literary press are required. A PhD in Literature would also be a plus.

To ensure full consideration, please send only a letter of application and CV electronically to James Burniston at Review of applications will begin May 14 and will continue until the position is filled. Only electronic applications will be considered. We will be interviewing by video-conferencing.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in the scenic mountains of Boone, NC, it enrolls approximately 18,000 students and was recently ranked fourth in the nation among Consumer Digest’s top values in Public Colleges and Universities and third among U.S. News and World Report’s list of the top public master-degree granting universities in the South. The University has been recognized as among the greenest schools in America by the Princeton Review and the Sierra Club. Additional information about the Department of English, Appalachian State University, and surrounding areas may be accessed at:

Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees. The university is committed to its affirmative action plans and seeks to deepen its applicant pools by attracting interest from a diverse group of qualified individuals. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact James Burniston at Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. For more information, please visit:

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