University of British Columbia: Lecturer in Creative Nonfiction

The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Creative Nonfiction, starting September 1, 2020, for one year with a possible renewal to three years.

The successful applicant will be required to teach 24 credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and perform service assignments. Teaching will include Creative Writing courses, including 200- and 300-level lecture courses and/or 400-level BFA workshops. The successful candidate will contribute to the CRWR Program in an administrative capacity, including participating in program committees related to the area of expertise, and serving on faculty committees charged with evaluating prospective BFA and MFA candidates.

Applicants are expected to have a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing, but in exceptional circumstances, the equivalent combination of education and writing and publishing experience will be considered. The successful applicant must have expertise in writing creative nonfiction. They must have professional publishing experience, as well as a minimum of 2 years teaching experience.  Demonstrated success in teaching large lecture classes of an introductory nature and  demonstrated ability to manage teaching assistants are considered strong assets, as well as experience in a second genre. Experience teaching online courses is highly desirable.

To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit their applications here ( and be prepared to upload the following in the order listed: a letter of application; curriculum vitae that includes the names and contacts of three referees; statement of teaching philosophy; a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion; and evidence of teaching effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations). Applications and all supporting materials should be received by July 16, 2020. Review of applications will begin soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled.

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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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