Assistant Professor of Practice in the Arts - Creative Writing

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Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS

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Assistant Professor of Practice in the Arts - Creative Writing

Department of English Language and Literature, Humanities Division
Position Type: Other Academic Appointee

Chicago, IL USA

May 10, 2024 – May 20, 2024


The Program in Creative Writing in the Department of English at the University of Chicago invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor of Practice in the Arts in prose fiction. The expected start date of the position is July 1, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The selected candidate will teach four courses per year in the Program in Creative Writing and will pursue their own writing. The candidate will also be expected to take on service responsibilities within the program.


The selected candidate will be appointed for an initial term of four years, with reappointment possible following review.


Applicants must have:

  • a record of publication and/or recognition for manuscripts in progress;
  • an MFA in Creative Writing;
  • experience teaching prose fiction at the University level.

Application Instructions

Applicants must upload the following material to the University’s Academic Recruitment Website at by 11:59pm Eastern Time/10:59pm Central Time on May 20, 2024:


  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • One chapter-length writing sample
  • A teaching statement
  • One sample syllabus
  • Sample Teaching Evaluations


Please contact [email protected] with questions about the position. Contingent on final budgetary approval.

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We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at .

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email [email protected] with their request.

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