The George Mason University Department of English invites applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor Position in Fiction. We encourage applicants whose work explicitly engages pressing issues of racial, cultural, sexual, gendered, economic, or religious difference including African American, Latinx, Native American, Asian American, immigrant, and other marginalized voices. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Launched in 1980 as the department's first terminal degree, Mason Creative Writing today encompasses both an undergraduate BFA and graduate MFA program. The MFA Program is a three-year residential program with concentrations in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Located in vibrant and diverse Northern Virginia, the program draws from and contributes to the extraordinary literary and cultural scene in the region as well as in nearby Washington, D.C., with all the additional amenities that the nation's capital has to offer.
Coinciding with its 40th anniversary, Mason Creative Writing established Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice as a chartered center of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. This new collaborative center harnesses synergies from initiatives that have flowed from the program over the past four decades: Fall for the Book, a nationally prominent literary festival; Stillhouse Press, a literary imprint and
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About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.