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Assistant Professor of English (Fiction Writer)

The George Washington University English Department invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Fiction for a three-year renewable contract beginning as early as Fall 2018. The successful candidate will join a thriving Creative Writing program.

The successful candidate will teach in our all-undergraduate Creative Writing program; may teach literature courses, including in the graduate program; will advise students and perform other departmental and university service and will continue to publish at a high level.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must hold an MFA or PhD in English or closely-related field by date of appointment and must have one book of fiction published or under contract. Applicants must be fiction writers and have a secondary interest in one (or more) of the following fields: creative non-fiction, film and media studies, children’s literature, Jewish literature, ethnic literatures and studies, or postcolonialism.

To be considered, please complete an online faculty application at  and upload a cover letter, a 20-30 page writing sample, and a curriculum vitae that includes a full list of publications and the names of three references. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 9, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Pending final budget approval, employment offers are contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.