Department of English: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Creative Writing

Academic Employment Opportunity #23-04

UNB Fredericton

Closing Date: The deadline for applications is November 1, 2023.

The Department of English at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton invites applications for a Tenure-Track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to commence on July 1, 2024, subject to final budgetary approval.

The ideal candidate will have a nationally recognized record of achievement in literary fiction, including at least one major publication. They should also have demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring roles, as they must be able to teach graduate creative writing courses and supervise creative theses by PhD and MA students; they will also teach undergraduate literature and creative writing courses at all levels. The successful applicant will assume the role of Co-Director of Creative Writing, contributing to student advising and administration of the creative writing program as well as our Writer-in-Residence and Public Reading Series programs; helping to edit The Fiddlehead may also be expected. Applicants should have graduate training in English and/or Creative Writing; a PhD is preferred and an MA is required. Demonstrated knowledge of the publishing world is an asset. Applicants with proven abilities in creative non-fiction may be given special consideration.

A small, research-intensive department with a reputation for high-quality teaching located on unceded Wolastoqey lands in New Brunswick's capital city, UNB's Department of English offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a longstanding creative writing stream in the MA and a newer creative writing stream in the PhD that is one of only two such programs in Canada.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter outlining their creative and teaching interests and experience as they relate to the position, along with a curriculum vitae that includes the names of three referees and a sample of their creative work of no more than 30 pages (preferably in electronic format). Letters of reference and evidence of teaching effectiveness will be requested only from longlisted candidates. Applications should be addressed as follows:

Dr. Edith Snook, Chair
Department of English
Room #247, Carleton Hall
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2023.

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.