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Associate Professor or Full Professor - Fiction Writing - Department of English

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The Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time, tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor faculty position in the area of Fiction Writing, with the expected start date of July 1, 2018. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application): B.A. or equivalent degree and teaching experience. Preferred qualifications: a graduate degree, at least two books, and substantial experience teaching creative writing.

To apply, please go to the following link: Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of published fiction (up to 10,000 words), contact information for three references (letters will be solicited only for those under serious consideration). A statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service is optional. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by November 30, 2017 to be considered. Please direct questions to Grace De Guzman at

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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Berkeley, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Writing Sample - A writing sample of published fiction (up to 10,000 words)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)