Department of English, Ohio State University

Position ID:OSU-Department of English-APCNF [#8103]
Position Title: AAssistant Professor of English (Creative Writing)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: English / Creative Writing
Starting Date:2017/08/16
Appl Deadline:2016/11/01 finished (posted 2016/09/26, finished 2017/03/02)
Position Description:    

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


Creative nonfiction writers with teaching experience and significant publications, including at least one book, are invited to apply for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing) in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University starting August 2017. Publications and teaching experience in a second genre are desirable. The successful candidate will teach both at the undergraduate level and in a flourishing, selective, three-year M.F.A. program in which all students are fully funded. The Department of English offers an undergraduate concentration in creative writing for English majors and a creative writing minor. Faculty typically teach 2/2 on semesters and advise theses; assistant professors qualify for a further reduced teaching load in their first four years. For additional information about the creative writing program at OSU, please visit:


M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing upon appointment and at least one book of creative nonfiction required, either published or under contract. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

Application Instructions:

A complete application consists of a detailed letter of application, which also indicates how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your writing, teaching, and/or service, curriculum vitae, a short writing sample (a single essay or book excerpt of no more than 20 pages), and three letters of reference. Finalists will be asked to submit an additional writing sample. Applications received prior to November 1, 2016 will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Kathy Fagan Grandinetti at The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.

We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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:
164 Annie and John Glenn Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

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