Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant/Associate
Discipline/Field: Creative Writing: Fiction
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: English
Position Start Date: July 1, 2022
Creative Writing: Fiction, Department of English, Faculty of Liberal Arts &
Professional Studies, York University
The Department of English, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies,
York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a
professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Creative Writing: Fiction at
the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2022. Salary
will be commensurate with qualifications, rank, and experience. All York
University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
A terminal MA or MFA degree in Creative Writing or related field, or a PhD in
English Literature, Creative Writing, or a related field by the start of the
appointment is required, along with a demonstrated record of creative
production, and a record of excellence or promise of excellence in creative
research, production, and teaching. Applicants should have a clearly
articulated program of future creative research and work. Additional
subspecialties in creative nonfiction and genre fiction are welcome.
The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding,
innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded creative production at the
highest level. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or
promise of excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated
in: the cover letter and writing sample; a record of current or forthcoming
fiction writing from recognized publishers or in recognized collections,
magazines, or journals; significant speaking or reading engagements; honorary
appointments; awards and accolades; evidence of service in arts or publishing
organizations; educational engagement and outreach; and strong recommendations
from referees of high standing.
Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided
through a teaching dossier, which may include a statement of teaching
philosophy, copies of teaching evaluations, evidence of pedagogical
innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education
and technology enhanced learning, and sample syllabi. The successful candidate
will be expected to contribute to the development and launch of the
departments new first-year undergraduate Creative Writing curriculum and to
other curricular initiatives; to teach at the introductory, intermediate,
advanced, and graduate levels (including the Graduate Diploma in Creative
Writing); and to become involved in the administrative coordination of the
program and its Creative Writing Reading Series. The successful candidate will
be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a
driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse
community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students
for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things
right for our communities, our planet and our future.
York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with
Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and
to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities.
Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited
to contact Professor David Goldstein, the Chair of the Search Committee at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject Line: Creative Writing: Fiction.
York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values
diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA
Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized
groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can
be found at https:// acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA line at
416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York Universitys
Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting
the form found at: https:// acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens,
permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.
No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status
Declaration form which can be found at
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 10 January 2022.
Applications, including a cover letter detailing creative and pedagogical
interests and accomplishments, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, teaching
dossier (as described above), and a writing sample of maximum 50 pages, may
be uploaded to https: // apply.laps.yorku.ca/ beginning on 22 November 2021.
Confidential letters of reference will be requested of long-listed applicants.
Questions may be directed to Professor Tina Choi, Chair, Department of
English, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email:
email@example.com. Subject line: Position in Creative Writing: Fiction.
Posting End Date: January 10, 2022