Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/Publishing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Department of Creative Writing

November 23, 2021
Wilmington, NC

The Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/Publishing on a continuing 9-month appointment beginning Fall 2022. The successful candidate will teach publishing and editing courses in our graduate and undergraduate publishing certificate programs, with curricula emphasizing diversity and inclusion. Courses may include The Publishing Process, The Editing Process, Bookbuilding, Special Topics, and practicums in literary magazine and book editing.

In addition, the successful candidate will support the publication of Ecotone, the national literary magazine that seeks to reimagine place. Further research may include assisting in other projects, as determined by the needs of the program, Ecotone, and Lookout Books, as well as the candidate’s skills and interests. The assistant professor will join a nationally recognized department that offers both a BFA and an MFA in creative writing, as well as graduate and undergraduate Certificates in Publishing. 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching publishing and/or creative writing at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, with emphasis on diversity and inclusion
  • Two or more years of editorial experience (as a developmental editor, including substantive line-level editing; managing editor; and/or copyeditor), preferably for a literary magazine
  • Participation and achievement in professional research and/or creative activities in publishing, including literary magazines, books, and/or book arts
  • MA in Creative Writing or in a closely related field with exceptional experience

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

MFA or PhD in Creative Writing preferred

  • Publication and experience in, and the ability to teach some aspect of, poetry, fiction, or nonfiction
  • Experience with production, marketing, grant writing, and/or distribution for literary entities
  • Three to five years of editorial experience (as a developmental editor, including substantive line-level editing; managing editor; and/or copyeditor), preferably for a literary magazine
  • Familiarity with Ecotone, its editorial mission, and its contributors
  • Familiarity with titles published under the Publishing Laboratory and Lookout Books imprints

Applications will be accepted through December 13, 2021. For more detail, and to apply, please visit https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/22495.