Creative Writing Program, University of Oregon

Position ID:UO-CRWR-VAP [#10642]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States [map]
Subject Area: Creative Writing
Appl Deadline:2018/02/15 finished (posted 2017/12/15, finished 2018/08/19)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The University of Oregon’s Creative Writing Program invites applications for a non-tenure-track position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Fiction for the 2018-2019 academic school year (09/16/18–06/15/19). We are a freestanding and diverse program within the College of Arts and Sciences, with strengths in poetry and literary fiction and a record of excellence in our M.F.A. program.

We seek candidates specializing in literary fiction. Competitive applicants will have publications in top-tier journals, fellowships and/or awards, and book publication(s) from a top-tier publisher. Experience in an M.F.A. environment (teaching, advising, service, etc.) preferred. We particularly welcome applications from writers who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. Responsibilities will include:

• teaching one M.F.A. workshop, four undergraduate creative writing courses (five courses total), and directing five individual tutorials for our first-year graduate students,

• program service (i.e., graduate admissions, M.F.A. exam, etc.), and

• participation in the program’s Reading Series.

This is a non-tenure-track, nine-month, non-renewable position at 1.0 FTE. The University of Oregon offers a competitive benefits package.

UO is committed to recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, and strongly encourage women faculty, faculty of color and faculty with disabilities to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who can support our work in mentoring, research, teaching, and outreach with women, first-generation students, communities of color, and other underrepresented groups. Applicants should include in their cover letter information about how they will contribute to this work.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MFA, MA, or PhD in creative writing or comparable field, at least one published book of literary fiction from a nationally recognized press and evidence of strong teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.


APPLICATION MATERIALS: Applicants should post a letter of application, vita, writing sample (approximately 25 pages in length), and three confidential letters of recommendation to Academic Jobs Online: We will contact applicants if we need additional material.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
(541) 346-0549
Creative Writing Program
5243 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-5243

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