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Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Creative Writing advertised during the 2023-2024 hiring season. This page is for jobs that begin in 2024.

This page is locked. Instead, use this page for creative writing jobs advertised during the 2023-24 hiring season that begin in 2024: https://academicjobs.fandom.com/wiki/Creative_Writing_2024

Last year's page: Creative Writing 2023

See also: English Literature 2023-2024

Instructions[]

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  1. Example University. Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s).

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PD: Post-doc

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WHO GOT THE JOB?[]

FICTION - Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions[]

  1. Berry College. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Fiction. TT. 10/15/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178520557&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Creative%20Writing%20%28Tenure%20Track%29
  2. Brigham Young U. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Fiction. TT. 9/15/23. https://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=70&JobOpeningId=123899&PostingSeq=1&
  3. Carleton College. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Fiction. TT. 11/1/23. https://carleton.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CarletonCareers/details/Assistant-Professor-of-English_R-00528-1
  4. Grinnell College. Assistant or Associate Professor. Creative Writing-Fiction. TT. 11/1/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178528995&Title=English%2C%20Creative%20Writing%2DFiction%20%2D%20Tenure%20Track%2C%20Start%20Fall%202024
  5. East Carolina University. Assistant Professor. Fiction Writing. TT. 11/9/23. https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/3001334/assistant-professor/
  6. Hollins U. Assistant or Associate. Creative Writing-Fiction. TT or Tenured (?) 9/15/23. https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37505429/english-and-creative-writing-tenure-track-assistant-or-associate-professor-new-/. Additional materials requested (11/01).
  7. Hope College. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Fiction. TT. 12/1/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178557220&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Creative%20Writing%2D%2DFiction
  8. Illinois State U. Assistant Professor. Prose Genres. TT. 11/13/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178555637&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Creative%20Writing%20%28Prose%20Genres%29
  9. Kansas City Art Institute. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Fiction-Liberal Arts. TT. 1/2/24. https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=b8eda22f-d280-4db8-a8b7-bc0ed820ee60&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=468164&lang=en_US&source=CC2
  10. Ohio University, Assistant or Associate, Creative Writing—Fiction, with secondary expertise in one or more of the following areas: screenwriting, playwriting, storytelling for new media, digital writing, or other narrative medium, TT, 10/23/23 (preferred) https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/47481
  11. Princeton U. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Fiction. TT. 10/1/23. https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=31181
  12. Smith College. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Fiction. TT. 10/1/23. https://apply.interfolio.com/129824
  13. St. Mary's College of California. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Prose. TT. 10/20/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178546155&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20in%20Fiction%20and%20Nonfiction%20%28full%2Dtime%2C%20tenure%2Dtrack%29 Interview requested (11/20)
  14. U of Chicago. Associate Professor. Creative Writing-Prose Genres. Tenured. 9/18/23. https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37504159/associate-professor-of-english-and-creative-writing-prose-genres-/
  15. U. of of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Assistant Professor of English—Creative Writing (Fiction). TT. 11/15/23. https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37541458/assistant-professor-of-english-creative-writing-fiction-/
  16. U of Iowa. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Fiction. TT. 10/1/23. https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/74930
  17. U of St. Thomas (MN). Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Fiction. 11/1/23. https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37522219/tenure-track-assistant-professor-creative-writing-fiction-/
  18. U of Illinois-Chicago. Professor. Creative Writing-Fiction. TT. (Note: PhD required.) 11/1/23. https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/6895?c=uic
  19. Wake Forest U. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Fiction. TT. (Note: "We seek a fiction writer whose work engages with African American contexts.") 11/1/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178556156&Title=Assistant%20Professor%2C%20Creative%20Writing%20%28Fiction%29

NON-FICTION - Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions[]

  1. Auburn U Montgomery. Assistant Professor. Creative Nonfiction. TT. 10/16/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178533834&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Creative%20Writing
  2. Bowdoin College. Assistant Professor. Creative Nonfiction. TT. 10/1/23. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/7544/assistant-professor-of-english-creative-nonfiction-/?porder=Creative+writing&ix=4#top-pagination
  3. Denison U. Assistant Professor. Creative Nonfiction. TT. 11/1/23. https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37504265/assistant-professor-of-english/
  4. Elon University. Assistant Professor of English. Creative Writing/Nonfiction. TT. 11/13/23. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/8096/assistant-professor-of-english/
  5. Florida Atlantic University. Assistant Professor. Creative Nonfiction. TT. 11/18/23. https://fau.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/FAU/details/Assistant-Professor-in-Creative-Writing--Nonfiction_REQ16849
  6. Illinois State U. Assistant Professor. Prose Genres. TT. 11/13/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178555637&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Creative%20Writing%20%28Prose%20Genres%29
  7. Sarah Lawrence College. Undefined TT. Creative Nonfiction. 9/15/23. https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37486201/writing-nonfiction-tenure-track-position/
  8. St. Mary's College of California. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Prose. TT. 10/20/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178546155&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20in%20Fiction%20and%20Nonfiction%20%28full%2Dtime%2C%20tenure%2Dtrack%29
  9. U of Chicago. Associate Professor. Creative Writing-Prose Genres. Tenured. 9/18/23. https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37504159/associate-professor-of-english-and-creative-writing-prose-genres-/
  10. U of Idaho. Assistant Professor. Nonfiction. TT. 10/15/23. https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/42081?fbclid=IwAR1GXvAfdUCNRFoJuOy6Cet5gWYLrwV3ArkyzK91uByz2YP1SMq-6aBotSM
  11. U of North Dakota. Assistant Professor. Creative Nonfiction. TT. (Note: PhD required.) 11/1/23. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/7878/assistant-professor-of-english/?porder=Creative+writing&ix=3#top-pagination
  12. U of Tampa. Assistant Professor. Creative Nonfiction. TT. 11/1/23, review begins. https://utampa.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Faculty/details/Assistant-Professor--English-and-Writing_R0007896-1?q=english%20and%20writing

POETRY - Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions[]

  1. Binghamton University (SUNY-Binghamton). Lecturer/Associate Director of CW Program. Creative Writing-Poetry. NTT. 10/27/23. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/7694/lecturer-and-associate-director-of-the-creative-writing-program/? JbeBatchId=1570&porder=Creative+writing&JobAlertId=18897&utm_source=JobAlert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2023-09-07
  2. Colorado College. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Poetry. TT. 11/1/23 https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/7405
  3. Emerson College. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Poetry. TT. 11/8/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178540176&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20in%20Creative%20Writing%20%28Poetry%29
  4. Florida Atlantic University. Assistant Professor. Poetry. TT. 11/18/23. https://fau.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/FAU/details/Assistant-Professor---Creative-Writing--Poetry_REQ16827
  5. Franklin and Marshall College. Assistant Professor (or Instructor). Creative Writing-Poetry. TT. 11/13/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178527734&Title=Assistant%20Professor%2FInstructor%20of%20English%20%28Creative%20Writing%29
  6. Hendrix College. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Poetry (Secondary Specialization in CNF). TT. 10/16/23. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/7801/assistant-professor-of-english-creative-writing-poetry-w-secondary-field-creative-nonfiction-/?porder=Creative+writing&ix=3#top-pagination
  7. Reed College. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Poetry. TT. 9/15/23. https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37495229/tenure-track-appointment-in-creative-writing-with-a-concentration-in-poetry-/
  8. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Assistant Professor. Writing-Poetry. TT. 1/8/2024 https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37513552/tenure-track-assistant-professor-position-in-writing/
  9. Texas Tech University. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing--Poetry. TT. 10/16/2023 https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/7772/tenure-track-assistant-professor-creative-writing-poetry/?kw=Employer%3a+Texas+Tech+University+English+Department&so=Date#top-pagination
  10. UC Davis. Assistant or Associate Professor. Creative Writing-Poetry. TT/Tenured. 11/2/23. https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37540498/assistant-professor-or-associate-professor
  11. U of Cincinnati. Assistant or Associate Professor. Creative Writing-Poetry. TT/Tenured. 9/1/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178487827&Title=Assistant%20or%20Associate%20Professor%2C%20English%2C%20Poetry
  12. U of Massachusetts. Associate or Advanced Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Poetry. TT. 10/27/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178530104&Title=Tenure%2Dtrack%2C%20Associate%20or%20Advanced%20Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Poetry
  13. U of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Walker Percy Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Poetry. TT. 10/21/23. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/7932/walker-percy-assistant-professor-in-poetry/?JbeBatchId=1591&porder=Creative+writing&JobAlertId=18897&utm_source=JobAlert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2023-09-28
  14. U of Pittsburgh. Toi Derricotte Chair (Associate or Full Professor), also Director of Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. Tenured. Creative Writing-Poetry. 11/1/2023. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178541740&Title=Toi%20Derricotte%20Chair%2D%20English%20Dept
  15. U of South Florida. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Poetry. 12/11/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178559452&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20%2D%20English
  16. U of Tampa. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing--Poetry. TT. 11/1/23, review begins. https://utampa.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Faculty/details/Assistant-Professor--English-and-Writing_R0007866-1
  17. U of Vermont. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing-Poetry. TT. 10/1/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178455171&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20in%20Creative%20Writing%20%2D%20Poetry

OPEN GENRE - Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions[]

  1. Davis and Elkins College. English Faculty. Creative Writing. NTT. 9/25/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178515890&Title=English%20Faculty
  2. Emerson College. Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, Full). Creative Writing. TT/Tenured. 11/1/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178540175&Title=Open%20Rank%20Faculty%20Member%20in%20Creative%20Writing%20%28Multi%2DGenre%29
  3. Franciscan U of Steubenville. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing. TT. 10/15/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178506633&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20English
  4. Illinois State University. Assistant Professor (Prose Genres). English Department. TT. 11/13/23. https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37535284/assistant-professor-of-creative-writing-prose-genres-
  5. Le Moyne College. Assistant Professor of Creative Writing. "We seek a specialist in fiction or poetry, with the ability to teach a second Creative Writing genre." 11/10/23. https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37538761/assistant-professor-of-creative-writing/
  6. Loyola Marymount U. Assistant Professor (2 Positions). Creative Writing. TT. 10/13/23. https://lmu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers/job/Westchester-Campus/Assistant-Professor-of-Creative-Writing_R6685 (Not Selected for Interview 11/30).
  7. US Naval Academy, Annapolis: Assistant Professor. Creative Writing. TT. NOTE: PhD required. 10/2/23. https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/Tenure-track-English-Creative-AY24.php
  8. Texas State University, San Marcos, TX: Associate Professor. Director, MFA in Creative Writing Program. TT. NOTE: position starts Spring 2024. 9/15/23. https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/43570
  9. U of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Assistant/Associate Professor. Creative Writing. (Note: "UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians"). No date given. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178553038&Title=Assistant%20%2F%20Associate%20Professor%20%20Creative%20Writing
  10. U of Michigan. Lecturer III. FT, NTT. Creative Writing/Literary Publishing/Managing Editor of Michigan Quarterly Review. 10/13/23. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/7612/lecturer-in-creative-writing-literary-publishing/?porder=Creative+writing&ix=2#top-pagination
  11. U of Missouri Kansas City. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing. TT. 10/20/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178436609&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Creative%20Writing%20%2F%20English%20Language%20%26amp%3B%20Literature%20%2F%20Umkc%20School%20of%20Humanities%20%26amp%3B%20Social%20Sciences
  12. U of South Florida. Assistant Professor. Creative Writing. TT. 12/11/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178559452&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20%2D%20English
  13. Texas State University, San Marcos, TX: Assistant Professor. Creative Writing. TT. 11/6/23. https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/44053
  14. Catawba College, Salisbury, NC. Fiction and Non-Fiction. TT. 01/25/2024. https://www.higheredjobs.com/institution/details.cfm?JobCode=178570173&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20English
  15. Weber State University, Ogden, UT: Assistant Professor. Creative Writing/Screenwriting/Fiction. TT. 11/15/23. https://jobs.weber.edu/postings/21076

VISITING/LIMITED-TERM POSITIONS Positions[]

  1. Amherst College. Writer in Residence. Creative Writing. 10/1/23. https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/7533/writer-in-residence/?porder=Creative+writing&ix=2#top-pagination
  2. Davidson College. McGee Distinguished Professor (Spring 2025). 11/1/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178530664&Title=McGee%20Distinguished%20Professor%20of%20Creative%20Writing
  3. George Washington University. Jenny McKean Moore Writer in Washington. Creative Nonfiction. 11/13/23. https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/105882
  4. Georgia Tech. Brittain Fellowship (January 2024). 10/15/23 for optimal consideration. https://wcprogram.lmc.gatech.edu/brittain-fellowship/brittain-fellowship-application-process
  5. Tufts University. Professor of the Practice of Creative Non-Fiction and Journalism. "Initial two-year contract with a renewable appointment and eligibility for a rolling contract in the sixth year after a review." 12/1/23. https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=178566505
  6. Wichita State. Distinguished Visiting Poet for Spring 2024. 9/15/23 https://www.awpwriter.org/careers/job_view/106575/wichita_state_university
  7. Wichita State. Visiting Emerging Fiction Writer for Spring 2024. 9/15/23 https://www.awpwriter.org/careers/job_view/106576/wichita_state_university

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS[]

  1. U of Houston. Associate Director, Creative Writing Program. https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37510032/associate-director-creative-writing-program-sta013043-/

WHO IS USING THIS WIKI?[]

Age

under 30: 4

30-35: 6

36-40: 4

41-45: 4

46-50: 2

over 50: 2

prefer not to state age:

TOTAL: 16


Field

Poet: 7

Fiction Writer: 4

Nonfiction Writer: 2

Multi-Genre: 7

Script writer (TV&Film):

Script writer (Theatre):

Search Committee Lurker:


Employment Status

Unemployed and looking for job:

Administrative job/Publisher: 1

Employed in other field, wanting to re-enter academia:

Employed in other field, just trying to break into academia: 1

Finishing MFA or Ph.D. & going on the market: 3

Have fellowship after MFA or Ph.D. & going on the market:

Working as adjunct/lecturer, looking for TT job: 3

Have visiting gig, looking for TT: 3

Have fixed-term gig, looking for TT:

Have visiting gig, looking for another visiting gig (not TT):

Have TT job and looking for new one: 6

Have TT job and on the market because of a spouse/partner:

Had TT job but quit to go on the market because of spouse/partner:

Have TT job and want to keep it but need an offer elsewhere to get a raise:

Tenured and on the market because of a spouse/partner:

Have tenure but looking for new job:

Tenured at undergrad-only institution, looking for job in MFA program:

Tenured, looking for visiting position:

Permanent NTT job, looking for tenured job: 2

Window shopping:

Have "SR" NTT job, looking for tenured job: 1

Degrees

PhD only:

PhD and MA:

PhD and MS:

PhD and MA (lit, not cw): 3

Phd and Terminal MA:

MFA and ABD: 1

MA and ABD:

MFA, MA, and ABD:

MFA, MS, and ABD:

MFA and MS:

MFA only: 6

MFA and MA: 1

PhD and MFA: 8


Other

Published articles or stories (Magazine, Anthology, or Journal, etc): 1

No book yet: 2

First book under contract:

Two books under contract: 1

First academic book under contract:

First book published: 2

First book forthcoming + multiple edited books published: 1

First book + edited anthologies published:

Edited book under contract:

First book + academic book under contract:

First book + critical book published + edited book under contract:

First book published, second book under contract: 2

First book published, second book in submission:

Second book published: 2

Second book published, third under contract: 1

Multiple books published: 5

Multiple books + edited anthology published: 4


ICYMI: Who previously held the job. In some cases this year (and every year) these job postings are replacing people who have moved on to other institutions. This can be useful knowledge if you want to find out more about the position from the last person who held it. For example:

Grinnell College: Replacing Dean Bakopoulos, who's now a Professor of Film at U-Iowa.

Princeton: Replacing Jhumpa Lahiri, who's now a professor at Barnard.

U of Vermont: Replacing Major Jackson, who moved to Vanderbilt.

U of Pittsburgh: Replacing Dawn Lundy Martin, who moved to Bard.

U of Massachusetts: Replacing Ocean Vuong, who moved to NYU.

Reed College: Replacing Samiya Bashir, who's now director of Lambda Literary.

Denison University: Replacing Melissa Faliveno, who's now at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Bowdoin College: Replacing Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, who's now at UBC.

Know of other replacements or moves? Add them here.

WORD ON THE STREET[]

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