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How to Apply

Applicants should use the link below to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future writing plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a writing sample, and three letters of reference by September 28th. The English Department is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage all applicants to comment, either in the cover letter or in a separate statement on how their research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

Job Summary

Visiting appointment in creative nonfiction. Anticipated three-year appointment, with potential of renewal for two additional years. 2/1 teaching load.

Required Qualifications*

Candidates should be emerging writers (one book published or under contract; candidates may also have a second book under contract) who have achieved distinction in any field of creative nonfiction broadly understood (i.e., long-form journalism, the lyrical essay, the nonfiction novel, memoir, etc.). Candidates should also have demonstrated excellence in their teaching, or show the promise of such distinction and excellence.

Additional Information

Further information about the Department of English Language and Literature can be found on our website at lsa.umich.edu/english.  Click on the “Faculty Job Openings” button on the home page to apply.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Selection Process

The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applications will be acknowledged.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.