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How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample (no more than 25 pages), and evidence of teaching excellence by October 1st.

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

The Helen Zell Writers’ Program in the Department of English at the University of Michigan invites applications for a fiction writer to join the MFA faculty at the level of a tenure-track Assistant Professor. As a member of our department, the candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate fiction workshops and other courses reflecting his/her interests and departmental needs. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1st, 2019.  

Required Qualifications*

MFA is preferred, and a MFA or MA is required.

Desired Qualifications*

We are looking for a colleague of distinction with a strong record of publication (a minimum of one book published or in press) and demonstrated promise of excellence in teaching.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applications will be acknowledged.

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 homepage 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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Application Deadline

October 1st, 2018

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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