Assistant Professor: Director of Creative Writing
The Department of English at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton invites applications for a tenure-track position in creative writing. Applicants must have at least an MA or an MFA in Creative Writing. The successful Candidate will, over the first three years, make the transition to Director of Creative Writing. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence on July 1, 2016.
As the Director of Creative Writing, the chosen candidate will teach courses in creative writing and literature, supervise graduate students, edit The Fiddlehead, and coordinate administrative duties with the creative writing faculty, such as advising students, running the reading series, and administering the writer-in-residence program. A secondary area of academic expertise is desirable. A small, research-intensive department with a reputation for high-quality teachinglocated in the capital city of New Brunswick, UNB’s Department of English offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including MA and PhDdegrees in the academic and creative writing streams.
Demonstrated excellence and experience in creative writing, teaching, and administration are required. Interested individuals should ask three referees tosend letters of reference and should themselves send a letter of application, adetailed curriculum vitae, and a sample of their creative work no more than 30 pages in length (preferably in electronic format) to:
Dr. JenniferAndrews,Chair Department ofEnglish Room#247, CarletonHall Universityof NewBrunswick
P.O. Box4400 Fredericton,NB E3B5A3 CANADA
The deadline for applications is February 1, 2016.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, permanent residents and Canadian citizens will be given priority. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status. The University of New Brunswick is committed to the principle of employment equity.
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