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Tenure Track, Assistant Professor in Creative Writing

University of Winnipeg

The Department of English at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2022, subject to budgetary approval. The position is designated for candidates who self-identify as Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons.

Applicants should have, at minimum, a Master’s degree in English, Creative Writing, or a related discipline, and a substantial creative writing publication portfolio.

Priority will be given to candidates with a strong record of creative publication in fiction, teaching experience in creative writing, and a commitment to fostering a positive artistic community on campus. The successful applicant will be expected to teach both creative writing and literary studies courses in the Department’s undergraduate programs, and to take part in the administration of the department’s two writer-in-residence programs. They will also have the opportunity to serve as an advisor for the student-led creative writing journal.

The University of Winnipeg is an urban, post-secondary institution on Treaty One land in the heart of the Métis Nation. The University offers undergraduate and graduate programs. Located in Winnipeg’s inner city, the University is committed to improving access to post-secondary education for traditionally underserved populations.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. In accordance with the University of Winnipeg Employment Equity and Diversity Policy and section 11 of The Human Rights Code, this position is designated for qualified candidates who self-identify as racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify at the time of application.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications must be submitted online via The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system. For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources Website and under the Employment category, choose the Faculty Employment position vacancies option: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/hr/employment.html

Candidates will need to submit PDFs of the following:

1. curriculum vitae that includes names and contact information for three references able to submit letters of recommendation upon request.

and

2. in a single pdf:
• a letter of application that speaks to the candidate’s publication record, works in progress, teaching interests
• a sample publication or writing sample(s) (maximum 20 pages).

Deadline for Applications: February 18, 2022

Invitations for interviews will be issued by March 31, 2022

Consideration of applications will continue until such time as the position is filled.

Please send any enquiries about the position to:
Brandon Christopher, Chair, Department of English
b.christopher@uwinnipeg.ca