Creative Writing Program

Indigenous Creative Writing (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

26 Jul, 2018

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 crwr.admin@ubc.ca.

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.

Creative Non-Fiction (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

26 Jul, 2018

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 creative non-fiction; experience in a second genre an asset; 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.

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 Alix Ohlin, Chair, Selection Committee, Creative Writing Program, University of British Columbia to crwr.admin@ubc.ca.

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.

Video Game Writing & Narrative (Adjunct Professor)

18 May, 2018

The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for an Adjunct Professor in Video Game Writing and Narrative to begin September 1, 2018. The qualified applicant will teach CRWR 310 (3 credits) in Term 1 and Term 2.

Requirements include: MFA preferred, but a combination of a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline with appropriate writing, publication, and production experience is acceptable; demonstrated excellence in video game writing; creative writing teaching experience at the postsecondary level, including large lectures and video capture, as well as working with teaching assistants.

Applicants should send a letter of application, current CV, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc). In addition, applicants should arrange to have two confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees.

Application material and reference letters are to be sent electronically to crwr.admin@ubc.ca by June 25, 2018.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is $6,520 per 3.0 credit course. The position is not eligible for pension and benefits except for statutory benefits (Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation Board).

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.