University of Oregon, Creative Writing Program

Position ID:UO-CRWR-VAP [#12593]
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:2019/02/19 (posted 2018/10/30, listed until 2019/02/19)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, 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 2019-2020 academic school year (09/16/19–06/15/20). 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, and/or who are interested in teaching fiction that explores socio-cultural difference (race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, nationality, or disability).

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 candidates, candidates of color and candidates 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: Candidates should apply on line at by submitting an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of approximately 25 pages, a statement of previous contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and three confidential letters of recommendation by February 15, 2019, or until filled. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials. The program will contact candidates if additional information is needed.

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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