Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 10 Jan 2024

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department English and Comp Literature - 311500
Application Deadline 01/10/2024
Position Type Visiting / Part-time Faculty
Working Title Lecturer
Appointment Type Visiting Lecturer
Position Number 20052578
Vacancy ID F002991
Full-time/Part-time Part-Time Temporary
Hours per week 20
FTE 0.5
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $40,000
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2024
Estimated duration of appointment 1 year

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is located in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Thousands of students have graduated from our program, and many have gone on to study at top MFA programs and publish award-winning books of their own. Our undergraduate-only program currently offers students the opportunity to major or minor in the field with a specialty in Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Musical Writing, or any combination therein. Select students may also compose an honors thesis their senior year. Details about our program can be found at https://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative-writing/.
Our hosting institution, the Department of English and Comparative Literature (ECL), boasts a 225-year history of its own. Current course offerings present a diversity of approaches to the study, production, and appreciation of literary and nonliterary texts. We pursue a four-fold mission to 1) explore the history and significance of American, British, and world literature; 2) promote interdisciplinary connections and incorporate the study of culture, theory, and history into our research and courses; 3) offer training in rigorous thinking, precise analysis, and critical reading; and 4) foster practical skills in rhetoric, composition, and expression in essays, creative pieces, even emerging forms of digital media.
The ECL is home to the undergraduate and graduate programs in English and the undergraduate and graduate programs in Comparative Literature as well as various certificate programs. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the flagship institution of a strong state university system comprising 17 campuses across North Carolina. Chapel Hill is an exuberant college town near the Research Triangle economic hub and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Neighbor institutions within 25 miles include Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and Meredith College.
Position Summary
The Creative Writing Program in UNC’s Department of English and Comparative Literature seeks to bring an emerging talent to campus for a one-year teaching appointment as the Kenan Visiting Writer.
The Program requests applicants who specialize in Fiction. The selected candidate will teach one undergraduate creative writing course per semester, most likely at the introductory level. The selected candidate will also give one major public reading and otherwise participate fully in the life of the Creative Writing Program.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
M.F.A. in Creative Writing or relevant degree is required.
Significant publication in major literary magazines.
Published one recent book or have one book under contract.
Previous teaching experience.
These classes are on campus and the selected candidate must be on campus to teach.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Previous college teaching experience.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Not Applicable.
Special Instructions
By 5:00 p.m. on January 10, 2024 applicants should apply online at:
and submit:• A curriculum vita • A sample syllabus for an undergraduate course in fiction writing • Up to 20 pages of published work (uploaded as a “writing/research sample”), and • A 1-page personal statement indicating how an appointment of this sort would serve the applicant’s needs and endeavors (uploaded as “cover letter”). • Two official letters of recommendation written by those familiar with the applicant’s teaching abilities and who can evaluate the applicant’s suitability for this position, should be sent via Interfolio or addressed to: Professor Ross White Director of Creative Writing UNC Chapel Hill, Campus Box 3520 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520.
Quick Link https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/269342

Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Karen Tucker/ ECL Communications Director, Teaching Assistant Professor
Department Contact Telephone or Email (919) 962-3520 / [email protected]
Academic Personnel Office Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Academic Personnel Office at [email protected] .
Please note: The Academic Personnel Office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.
If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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