Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor: Indigenous Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2019.

Requirements include: graduate degree (Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing preferred, but a combination of a post-graduate degree and appropriate writing and publishing experience would be acceptable); demonstrated excellence in indigenous creative writing (any genre); evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellent teaching ability of university-level creative writing courses; one major publication or equivalent required.

The ideal candidate will have an international profile and experience teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level, including workshops as well as large lecture classes; experience in teaching online classes an asset.  The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate and graduate education; will be expected to teach a total of 12 credits per year, to participate fully in Creative Writing teaching team work and program administration, to supervise a number of graduate theses, and to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and scholarly activity, which includes a distinguished record of professional publication or production.

Applicants should email a letter of application, a brief statement of pedagogical perspectives on teaching creative writing, a current CV, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.) directed to Prof. Alix Ohlin, Chair, Selection Committee, Creative Writing Program, University of British Columbia to

Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (including letters from established writers indicating the suitability of the applicant for appointment in an academic setting) to be sent under separate cover to the above email address.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Creative Writing Program at UBC is known for its strong undergraduate and graduate degrees and has an international reputation for excellence.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Preference will also be given to Aboriginal candidates as permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code. Candidates seeking a preference may be required to prove qualification for the preference.