Assistant Professor - Fiction Writer

Employer
Indiana University
Location
Bloomington, IN
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Organization Type
Corporate
Assistant Professor - Fiction Writer

The Creative Writing Program at Indiana University-Bloomington seeks a fiction writer of emerging prominence to join our faculty at tenure-track assistant professor level. We invite applications from writers with expertise in African American, Asian American, Latinx, or LGBTQ literature, and/or whose work address issues of race, class, and gender. We require at least one book of fiction published to critical acclaim in the last five years, and an active publication record. An MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing is required at the time of appointment. Expectations include teaching of graduate and undergraduate workshops in fiction, mentoring of young writers, and a commitment to strengthening creative writing at a world-class university. Teachers with a track record of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Ability to teach nonfiction, science fiction, or fantasy is desirable. Faculty at IUB normally carry a 2/2 annual teaching load, alongside responsibility for thesis advising. This appointment would begin in August 1, 2022.

IU's Creative Writing is a highly ranked program with a national reputation for diversity among its faculty and students, thus mentoring a diverse graduate student body is an important aspect of this position. The program is housed in an English Department that boasts a national reputation. Indiana University's Bloomington campus and the surrounding community offer a progressive, cosmopolitan culture with world-class music, theater, and art, and a wide selection of other cultural activities.

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

More information on the Creative Writing Program can be found here: https://english.indiana.edu/graduate/master-of-fine-arts-degree/index.html.

Review of applications will begin November 22, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit (1) a letter of interest (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a 1-page diversity statement that illustrates, with specific examples, the candidate's past and current contributions to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their professional careers, (4) a writing sample (minimum 50 pages to an entire book in digital format) and (5) the names of three references to https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/11801. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Samrat Upadhyay, Fiction Search Committee Chair, at supadhya@indiana.edu.

Information about benefits for all employees can be found at http://hr.iu.edu/benefits/. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. H1B sponsorship is not available for this position.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Assistant Professor, Location: Bloomington, IN - 47405

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