Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, Fiction or Non Fiction

University of California Davis Department of English

United States

Creative Writing, Fiction or Non Fiction; Assistant Professor Fall 2021

Job #JPF03709
  • Letters and Science: Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies - ENGLISH

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 22nd, 2020

Next review date: Monday, Nov 2, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Feb 26, 2021 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.


The Department of English at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in Creative Writing, Fiction or Nonfiction. We seek a writer whose work speaks to, or engages with, one or more communities of color. We also seek a writer who can teach both fiction and nonfiction. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach Creative Writing at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Ability and interest in teaching literature at the undergraduate level is also expected. A PHD or MFA, completed or near completion, is preferred. Teaching experience is required. At least one book of fiction or nonfiction from a high-quality press is also required. To apply, please submit a 2 page cover letter describing your work as a writer and a teacher in a way that is not evident in your CV, a CV, a 30 page writing sample, and a diversity statement through the online application form by November 2, 2020.

Letters of recommendation, and additional writing samples may be requested at a later phase in the process.

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.
We are actively seeking faculty who aspire to educate a student body rich in diversity with respect to gender, ethnicity, first-generation students, socioeconomic status, and academic interests.


Document requirements
  • 2 page Cover Letter - Describing your work as a writer and a teacher in a way that is not evident in your CV
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • 30 page writing sample
  • 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.

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