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Chair, Creative Writing Program, University of British Columbia

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for the position of Chair of the Creative Writing Program, with anticipated start date of July 1, 2017. The UBC Creative Writing Program, the largest and oldest creative writing program in Canada, offers courses in 11 genres to 80 undergraduate Majors, 80 undergraduate Minors, and 220 MFAs (a combination of our distance education and on campus cohorts). We also teach approximately 3000 elective students in our first and second year large-lecture classes.

We expect that the successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate would be expected to have an MFA or other advanced degrees, experience in teaching creative writing at an advanced level, an excellent record of publications or productions commensurate with appointment at the Associate or Full Professor rank in any of the Program’s areas of specialization, and a distinguished record of involvement in a relevant literary or artistic community. They must also have a demonstrated commitment to high quality teaching and possess a robust track record of successful academic administration. The Program is committed to excellence in pedagogy while maintaining and enhancing a welcoming and supportive educational environment for our increasingly diverse student population.

Review of applications will begin on January 23, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, see http://www.universityaffairs.ca/search-job/?job_id=38051

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