Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Nonfiction)

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA 23529




Jan 04, 2021

Assistant Professor of English: Creative Writing, Nonfiction

The Department of English at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing/Nonfiction, with an expected start date of July 25, 2021. We seek an emerging star in creative nonfiction, someone innovative in their writing and teaching methods and prepared to serve as a mentor to students from historically underrepresented groups.

The successful candidate will teach creative writing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels (both face-to-face and online, as needed), supervise thesis projects, participate actively in the life of Old Dominion’s nationally recognized MFA program, and have a demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student populations. Minimum qualifications: an MFA in Creative Writing or PhD in English/Creative Writing; a successful record of publication in nonfiction prose, including at least one book by a nationally recognized press; a strong record of successful and flexible teaching; excellent interpersonal skills. Our department has an accomplished, collaborative, and diverse faculty and student body, and the successful candidate will enrich this environment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (up to 25 pages), and three letters of recommendation at

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


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