Creative Writing, Assistant Professor

Albany, NY - Posted: 10/03/16 | SHARE:


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Job Description:

The Department of English at the University at Albany, SUNY, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing (Fiction) at the rank of Assistant Professor of English.

The position entails teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in a program that integrates creative writing; literary, rhetorical and critical theory; and literary history. Candidates should be able to develop and teach courses in a secondary area of specialization (field open).


  • Ph.D. in English from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • A strong record of publication and demonstrated expertise in teaching
  • Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population.

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant Professor

Start date: August, 2017

The closing date for receipt of applications is November 15, 2016. 

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To Apply:

Please apply online via

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • Creative writing sample
  • Critical writing sample
  • Three letters of recommendation*

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