Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing; Fiction or Nonfiction
University of California Davis
United States

Creative Writing, Fiction or Nonfiction Visiting Assistant Professor

Job #JPF03542
  • Letters and Science: Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies - ENGLISH

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 8th, 2020

Next review date: Monday, Jun 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jul 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


2020/2021 Academic Year

The Department of English at the University of California, Davis invites applications for an open-rank visiting faculty appointment in the area of creative writing with a specialty in fiction or nonfiction. Responsibilities will include teaching four creative writing workshops over three 10-week quarters, serving on thesis committees for graduate writers in our MFA program in Creative Writing, and giving a public reading, as well as service to the department and active engagement in creative work. MFA or PhD required; teaching experience required; and at least one book of fiction or nonfiction with a high-quality press required. Teaching capacity in fiction and nonfiction required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing your creative work, your teaching interests, and your approach to teaching, curriculum vitae, a dossier including three letters of reference, and a 30 page sample of your fiction or nonfiction (or a combination of the two).

Please use your cover letter to help us understand you as a writer and a teacher in a way that is not evident through your CV. Submit these materials through the online application form:

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. Closing date for applications is July 1, 2020.


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Cover letter describing your creative work, your teaching interests, and your approach to teaching.
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
  • SAMPLE - Include a 30 page sample of your fiction or nonfiction
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

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