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UNC Wilmington: Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction (Deadline: November 27)

UNC Wilmington’s creative writing department is seeking an assistant professor of creative nonfiction, and applications close November 27, 2023.

Upon initial appointment, responsibilities will entail teaching a range of creative writing courses including introductory and advanced creative writing workshops, craft-based literature courses, publishing courses, and graduate courses. The successful candidate will also direct and read MFA theses, mentor graduate teaching assistants, and serve on departmental and university committees.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A terminal degree in Creative Writing (MFA, PhD) or closely related degree
  • At least one book of nonfiction of literary merit from a national press
  • Demonstrated, sustained excellence in teaching nonfiction writing at both undergraduate and graduate levels

Preferred Experience:

  • Strong publication record in poetry and/or fiction, as well as nonfiction
  • Experience with the curricula of varied underrepresented subject areas of American literature, including publishing

Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on November 27, 2023. To apply, please complete the online application process available at and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample – one essay or book excerpt
  • Combined Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy – including teaching interests and subject areas of expertise, as well as a list of potential course offerings
  • List of Professional References—a minimum of three references are required for all applications.
  • If needed, applicants may upload additional materials under the “Other” category.