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Assistant Professor/associate Professor/Professor

University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Closing date
Sep 24, 2022

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Position Information

Classification Title Open Rank FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank Contract Type Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status Tenure Track or Tenured Minimum Qualifications

A master's degree or above (a terminal degree such as an MFA or PhD) is required.

Position Summary

The person hired for this position will direct the college's low-residency MFA program in Narrative Nonfiction, a two-year degree that trains participants to write nonfiction books or long-form articles in narrative style for national and international publishers and/or to teach writing at the university level. The professor will teach in the MFA program and in the undergraduate journalism curriculum.

Additional Requirements

Candidates who hold a master's degree must document exceptional professional accomplishments and be approved for a terminal-degree exception before hire.

Candidates for the rank of associate or full professor who have not been tenured at a prior institution must be approved for tenure on appointment by the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia.

For more information regarding rank requirements and terminal degree exceptions, please see the UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Candidates for this position must have success in writing and publishing narrative nonfiction and in working with and leading communities of writers. Candidates must have at least five years of journalism industry experience as a writer or editor.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

It is preferred that candidates show evidence of administrative expertise, as the person hired for this position will organize two annual weeklong conference-style residencies for the MFA program in Narrative Nonfiction and oversee internal and external communications related to the program. He/she/they also will recruit new students into the MFA program and will recruit and manage remotely a diverse roster of mentors who work closely with students to inspire and support each writer's emerging craft and voice. The mentors include accomplished authors and other industry professionals.

Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

* Resume/CV
* Cover Letter
* Writing Sample
* List of References with Contact Information

Optional Documents

Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact University HR (

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
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