Literature Department: Assistant Professor, Creative Writing (Fiction) & Literature (open until filled, initial review 11/04/19)
The Department of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing and Literature. The Department is seeking a fiction writer with secondary expertise in creative non-fiction, cross genre experiments, poetry, digital arts, and/or environmental humanities, with an ability to teach fiction at the advanced undergraduate level and multi-genre graduate courses in the Creative/Critical Writing PhD concentration. The candidates must have college-level teaching experience and evidence of a developed creative writing trajectory, as demonstrated in publications and professional activity that will contribute to existing departmental and division/campus strengths. We seek a writer who will participate fully in both undergraduate and graduate programs.
Teaching assignments will include undergraduate creative writing workshops, literature courses, and graduate studios and methods and materials courses. The appointee will be expected to continue to develop a creative activity/research focus; publish in their field(s); teach large undergraduate lecture courses as well as small advanced seminars on the undergraduate and graduate level, participate in running a reading series, mentor the Ph.D. Creative/Critical graduate students who teach creative writing, advise and mentor graduate students in the Creative/Critical doctoral concentration; and assume general service responsibilities in the department. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience working with graduate students; interest and/or experience in teaching gender/sexuality studies, Latinx, African American, Asian American, Native American or other ethnic literatures; and an ability to work in a language other than English.
We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Candidates must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.
ACADEMIC TITLE Assistant Professor (tenure-track), academic year (9-month) basis.
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS MFA and/or Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Creative Writing or related field of study in hand at time of application; record of creative productivity, including one published book of prose (not self-published); and evidence of teaching at the college-level.
POSITION AVAILABLE July 1, 2020, with the academic year beginning in September 2020.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
Reference Requirement Applications must include three confidential letters of recommendation* Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
REVISED RECRUITMENT PERIOD Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 4, 2019. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.
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