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Job: Creative Writing – Assistant Professor, MacEwan University (Application review begins: 2 January 2023)

The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts and Science at MacEwan University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Creative Writing with a specialty in Creative Nonfiction at the rank of Assistant Professor. Secondary publication in short fiction, playwriting, or screenwriting is an asset. This position will commence July 1, 2023, and is subject to final budgetary approval.  

The successful candidate will hold an MFA or MA in Creative Writing (or equivalent) and will demonstrate significant prose publications at the national level, including at least one trade book publication. Candidates will demonstrate excellence in teaching the craft of writing and various prose forms at the undergraduate level. Experience with online, hybrid, workshop, and other creative writing pedagogies is an asset. The successful candidate will teach English and Creative Writing courses, participate in curriculum development and events for the Creative Writing minor and the English Department, and maintain an active national publishing presence in their genre.   

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of creative agenda, a 20 – 30 page sample of creative work, and unofficial academic transcripts.  Three letters of reference, quoting the competition number and candidate name, will be requested only from shortlisted candidates, and should be sent directly from referees to the Chair, as listed below. 

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. P. Farvolden, Department Chair, at 

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

About MacEwan University:

MacEwan University is where caring faculty help people connect their passions to their future paths. Located in the heart of Edmonton’s diverse and dynamic downtown community, and on the traditional lands of Treaty 6 First Nations and homelands of the Métis people, MacEwan is known for exceptional undergraduate learning. With its dedication to teaching excellence, informed by scholarly research, innovation, and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to human rights, environmental sustainability, and opportunities for community engagement. We are committed to creating an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community for all peoples, cultures, and identities.

Our comprehensive undergraduate university offers 59 programs to more than 18,000 full- and part-time students in business, communications, community and human services, design, fine and performing arts, health, humanities, natural science, nursing, public safety, and social science. Through a wide array of experiential learning opportunities, and strategic relationships in the community, we partner with others to produce graduates of stature. Along with a robust grounding in their chosen disciplines, MacEwan students are given durable life skills that prepare them to take on the world.

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