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Job: Creative Writing (Fiction) – Assistant Professor, University of New Brunswick (Deadline: May 14, 2021)

The Department of English at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton invites applications for a Tenure-Track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence on July 1, 2021, subject to final budgetary approval. 

The ideal candidate will have a nationally recognized record of achievement in literary fiction, including at least one major publication. They should also have experience in teaching or mentoring roles, as they must be able to teach graduate creative writing courses and supervise creative theses by PhD and MA students; they will also teach undergraduate literature and creative writing courses at all levels. The successful applicant will help edit The Fiddlehead and additionally assume the role of Co-Director of Creative Writing, contributing to student advising and administration of the creative writing program as well as our Writer-in-Residence and Public Reading Series programs. Applicants should have graduate training in English and/or Creative Writing; a PhD is strongly preferred and an MA required. Demonstrated knowledge of the publishing world is an asset. Applicants with proven abilities in creative non-fiction may be given special consideration. Expertise in playwriting, screenwriting, or drama or film production would also be welcome.

A small, research-intensive department with a reputation for high-quality teaching located on unceded Wolastoqey lands in New Brunswick’s capital city, UNB’s Department of English offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a longstanding creative writing stream in the MA and a newer creative writing stream in the PhD that is one of only two such programs in Canada. 

Demonstrated excellence in teaching is required. Interested individuals should ask three referees to send letters of reference and should themselves send a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae, and a sample of their creative work of no more than 30 pages (preferably in electronic format) to:

                                    Dr. John C. Ball, Chair
                                    Department of English
                                    Room #247, Carleton Hall
                                    University of New Brunswick
                                    P.O. Box 4400
                                    Fredericton, NB     E3B 5A3


The deadline for applications is May 14, 2021.

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity, fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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