The Creative Writing Program in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of English and Comparative Literature seeks to bring an emerging talent to campus for a one-year teaching appointment as the Kenan Visiting Writer, a position that alternates between poetry, prose and creative non-fiction. For the 2016-2017 academic year, the Program requests applicants in FICTION.
This one-year appointment carries an annual salary of $32,000. The selected candidate will teach one undergraduate creative writing course per semester, most likely at the introductory level. The selected candidate will also give one major public reading and otherwise participate fully in the life of the Creative Writing Program.
An M.F.A. in Creative Writing is required.
Applicants should have:
• Significant publication in major literary magazines
• Published one recent book or have one book under contract (no more)
• Previous college teaching experience, and
• A willingness to relocate to Chapel Hill for one year.
By 5:00 p.m. on February 15, 2016, applicants should apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/36915 and submit:
• A current curriculum vita
• Up to 10 pages of published work (uploaded as a writing sample)
• A 1-page personal statement indicating how an appointment of this sort would serve the applicant’s needs and endeavors (uploaded as "cover letter”).
Three letters of reference, two of which should be written by people familiar with the applicant’s teaching abilities and who can evaluate the applicant’s suitability for this position, should be sent directly by the recommender to:
Professor Marianne Gingher, Search Committee Chair, UNC Chapel Hill, Campus Box 3520, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520.
Questions about the position, the job requirements, or the hiring department should be directed to Marianne Gingher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.