Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Creative Writing (Fiction) - Department of English

The English Department at Case Western Reserve University seeks an assistant professor of creative writing (fiction). Qualified candidates will have published one book of fiction or have a substantial record of publication in fiction. Responsibilities include teaching  beginning and advanced undergraduate fiction workshops and graduate seminars, directing undergraduate senior projects in fiction  writing and graduate creative writing theses, and teaching undergraduate and graduate literature courses. We seek a colleague who champions an inclusive, diverse, and transformative university and who is excited to join our energetic and collegial department. 

Responsibilities & Duties: Teaching load is two courses a semester. Other responsibilities include active creative writing publication; and service at the departmental, college, and university levels.

About Case Western Reserve and the English Department: CWRU is an independent research university located in Cleveland's University Circle, a square mile urban district of cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions. We enroll over 12,000 undergraduate and graduate/professional students in both liberal arts and professional/technical disciplines. The English department includes undergraduate and graduate offerings in literature, creative writing, and rhetoric that complement our undergraduate offerings in film, linguistics, and journalism. It also includes the Writing Program, which oversees the university's first-year academic writing curriculum and includes a substantial Writing Resource Center that serves all CWRU writers, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. The department is also home to Writers House, a gathering place for writers that supports community programming, craft workshops, and the New Gutenberg Annex, which is a moveable type print lab and book arts workshop.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA or PhD in English or Creative Writing.

How to Apply: Apply to this position at: The deadline for applications is December 22, 2023. Candidates should submit:

1) Cover Letter
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Research Statement (2 pp max)
4) Teaching Statement (2 pp max)
5) Service Statement (1 p max)
6) Diversity Statement (2 pp max) - The diversity statement should describe how the candidate's research, teaching, and/or service might contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how the candidate's individual and/or collaborative efforts may promote structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future.
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Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics.

Case Western Reserve provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity by phone at 216.368.3066 or by email at Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.