Associate or Full Professor in Creative Writing

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 11/3/2016

University of California - San Diego San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA
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Bachelors Degree



Job #JPF01179

* Arts and Humanities - LITERATURE


Open September 1st, 2016 through November 1st, 2016


The Department of Literature within the Division of Arts & Humanities at the University of California, San Diego ( is committed to excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. In that commitment, we seek candidates for an Associate or Full Professor in Creative Writing--Prose, with emphasis in Innovative Fiction, Cross-Genre, or Other.

In addition to having demonstrated highest achievement in creative and professional activity, we welcome candidates who will excel in teaching at all levels in a thriving undergraduate program and a selective cross-genre MFA program, with interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to writing practice and theory. Applicants should have an accomplished record of publication, teaching, and service, as well as an interest in working within a world literature department with a focus on critical theory and cultural, ethnic, and gender studies. The candidate will be expected to teach and supervise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to specialized seminars, the successful candidate should be prepared to teach large enrollment introductory courses in fiction and non-fiction for non-majors.

The ideal candidate will be called upon to participate in the development of the Writing Section, including leadership of our unique cross-genre MFA program and administration of the New Writing Series, and will contribute to a department where faculty members work in multiple languages, geographies, and historical periods. As such, desirable areas of additional expertise include translation, digital writing, intermedia, lyric essay, performance, or nontraditional formats.

MFA or PhD required. Preferred candidates will have ample experience in the arena of equity and diversity, such as leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly and artistic environment and programs that foster inclusion and access for historically underrepresented groups. Proof of authorization to work in the U. S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).

Closing Date: November 1, 2016

Literature (JPF01179)

Applicants are asked to submit applications using UCSD s online Recruit web page:

Required documents include:

1) a cover letter (include job ad code 164 and the acronym showing where you found the ad at the top of your cover letter with personal statement);

2) current CV;

3) at least 3 letters of recommendation; please add contact names and requested information (click on the prompt to contact references, which generates an email to these references). Request your dossier services to upload reference letters to your online application web page;

4) one, or at most two, sample syllabi, with recent student evaluations;

5) writing samples of 20-30 pages, including recent publications and new creative work. Upload in .doc or .pdf format;

6) a personal diversity and leadership statement.

Applicants should include a personal statement summarizing their contributions to diversity and leadership. Contribution to diversity statements could include an attention to diverse learning needs, engaging learning fields of diverse communities, pedagogical methods that address learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, an awareness of inequities in education and research, a track record of specific activities that address and mitigate inequities, follow-up of positive impact on under-represented students, and a specific plan of activities and follow-up at UCSD.

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity (


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Cover Letter - Include job ad code 164 and the acronym showing where you found the ad at the top of your cover letter with personal statement.

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Syllabi - 1-2 syllabi, with recent student evaluations.

Writing Samples of 20-30 pages - Including recent publications and new creative work. Upload in .doc or .pdf format.

Statement of Contributions to diversity/A Personal of Diversity & Leadership Statement - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

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3-5 letters of reference required