UAF CLA Term Assistant Professor of English

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Classification:Term Assistant Professor
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:College of Liberal Arts
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Education/Instructional, Other

Position Summary:

Would you like to live and work in the Interior of Alaska? The University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking a full-time, 9-month, term-funded Assistant Professor of English-Creative Writing with specialization in fiction writing and a substantial publishing record. The successful candidate will teach graduate workshops and forms courses in our MFA program and contribute to our growing undergraduate minor in creative writing.


15Public, professional, and University service to department, College, and the University.Essential
5Research in areas of inquiry related to specialty.Essential
80Teaching creative writing as well as literature or composition at the general education level. Teaching graduate workshops and forms courses in UAF''s MFA program. Contribute to the undergraduate minor in Creative Writing. Advising students.Essential

The University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Liberal Arts English Department is seeking applicants for a full¬≠-time, 9¬≠-month, term-funded Assistant Professor of English - Creative Writing with a specialization in fiction writing beginning Fall 2017. The successful candidate must have substantial publications in fiction with additional publications in a secondary genre, either nonfiction or poetry. The preferred candidate will have published one book of fiction with an established publishing house or have equivalent magazine/journal publications.  Please identify other fields of expertise in writing, academic specializations, or interdisciplinary/collaborative work.

The teaching responsibilities include graduate workshops and forms courses in the UAF Master of Fine Arts Program as well as courses in a growing undergraduate creative writing minor.  Candidates should also have experience in or be ready to teach core academic writing and literature classes.  Other responsibilities may include advising the graduate student-run literary journal Permafrost or the undergraduate journal Ice Box.

Candidates must have an MFA or PhD (ABD minimum) with creative dissertation in hand by August 15, 2017. 

Please submit:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Sample(s) of published work to total 20-25 pages
  4. All academic transcripts
  5. Three confidential letters of reference

An initial Review Date of applications will begin April 4, 2017. Applications must be completed and submitted no later than this date to ensure consideration. Position is open until filled.

If you encounter any difficulty while applying online for this position, please contact UAF HR at 907-474-7700 for assistance. 


The University of Alaska Fairbanks is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is the nation's northernmost Land, Sea and Space Grant institution, serving over 10,000 students. UAF is accredited by the Northwest Regional Accrediting Association and has a Carnegie classification of RU/H. Fairbanks is Alaska's second largest city with over 90,000 residents in the greater Fairbanks area. The city is located near the confluence of the Tanana and Chena Rivers, approximately 120 miles north of Denali National Park and the Alaska Range and 40 miles south of the White Mountains National Recreation Area.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


This position is part of the United Academics union (UNAC) and is subject to union dues as a condition of employment in a collective bargaining unit.

Term Position:

This position term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:

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