Assistant Professor of Practice in the Arts, Department of English, Program in Creative Writing

Chicago, Illinois
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Program in Creative Writing of the Department of English and the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago invite applications for a non-tenure track, renewable, appointment as Assistant Professor of Practice in the Arts (Assistant PPA) in prose writing (fiction and/or nonfiction).

The first term of the Assistant PPA is four years, renewable for an additional three years, and the Assistant PPA may be eligible for promotion to Associate PPA at the end of their second term.

Assistant PPAs teach four courses over three quarters of the academic year. Additional responsibilities may include serving on departmental or divisional committees, serving as Director of Undergraduate Studies, participation and supervision of BA and MA theses and exams, participation in (but not supervision of) PhD theses and exams. PPA's may be invited to vote on some departmental matters.

A PhD, appropriate terminal degree (MFA or MA in creative writing), or equivalent professional experience is required. A minimum of two years experience teaching at the college or post-secondary level required.

Evidence of excellence in teaching, and recognition and high quality artistic output in prose writing is required. We look for a colleague with a record of significant publication, with at least one book or equivalent.

Applicants should demonstrate enthusiasm for shaping the future of a young and ambitious creative writing program in a major research university.

This appointment will start on 1 July 2019. This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

To apply for this position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website, , and select requisition #03958.

Applicants must upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 20 to 30 page writing sample, and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters will be solicited automatically by the Academic Career Opportunities application system.

Application deadline is: December 2, 2018. Only completed applications will be considered.

The position will be part of the Service Employees International Union.