Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing

Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number F0947W
Role Title Assistant Professor/9-Mth
Position Title Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing
Position Summary

The Department of English at William & Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in creative writing. We are interested in individuals with publications and teaching expertise in fiction, with secondary expertise in creative nonfiction or screenwriting.
Teaching expectation is two seminar/workshop-style courses per semester. Additional expectations include advising students and supervising senior honors projects, participation in running an annual series of readings by invited authors, and helping to organize and evaluate student writing competitions (including two annual scholarship programs).
Information on the degree programs in the Department of English, including creative writing, may be found at

Information on the degree programs in the Department of English, including creative writing, may be found at

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a record of publication, and hold an M.F.A. in creative writing or a Ph.D. with a creative writing emphasis at the time of appointment (August 10, 2018).

Preferred Qualifications

Undergraduate teaching experience and a book, either published or under contract, from a university, trade, or small press publisher (no self-published books).

Department English Dept - 3KD310
Location William & Mary
Job Open Date 09/26/2017
Review Begin Date 10/26/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Job Category Instructional Faculty
Special Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement of writing and teaching interests, and a 25-page writing sample. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, October 26, 2017. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc