Candidates must have a strong record of publication, including at least one memoir
or creative nonfiction collection of literary merit from a respected press; an M.F.A.
in Creative Writing or the equivalent, such as a B.A. with an exceptionally strong
record of publication of creative nonfiction or a PhD with a strong record of publication
of creative nonfiction; and evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate and/or
Publication in and the ability to teach literary fiction or literary genre fiction.
Interest and/or experience in teaching culturally diverse curricula. Interest and/or
experience in program leadership, as, for example, building a reading series or advising
a student literary journal. Academic or community service.
Responsibilities & Requirements
Stony Brook's Creative Writing and Literature Program seeks a full-time tenure track
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing to start September 1, 2019. This position
carries a 3/2 teaching load of creative writing and literature courses, as well as
thesis direction, and advising at both the undergraduate and graduate levels on two
campuses, located within an hour commute of each other. Undergraduate courses are
held at Stony Brook; M.F.A. courses are held in Southampton. CWL is the flagship
program in an entrepreneurial, innovative department that also offers an M.F.A. in
Film and, during July, workshops for visiting students through the Southampton Writers
Conference. Writers Speak, its reading series, brings writers of national reputation
in all literary genres to campus; TSR: The Southampton Review, its literary magazine,
publishes original writing and artwork from established and emerging voices. The
successful candidate will contribute to these activities. Faculty members with leadership
roles receive course release. Opportunities to teach at the Manhattan Center for
Creative Writing and Film are possible according to interest and program need. Early
career, writers of color, LGBTQ, as well as diverse voices are strongly encouraged
This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime
provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.
Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2019.
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|Dr. Carla Caglioti, Search Chair
|MFA in Creative Writing in Literature
|Stony Brook Southampton
|239 Montauk Highway
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a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes
34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges
and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island
region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory,
the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs
with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute.
Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New
York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors
that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park
in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts,
humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Official Job Title:
Stony Brook West Campus
Creative Writing - Southampton Provost
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