Career Opportunities


Assistant Professor - English (Creative Writing)

Posting Date

11/27/2018 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Assistant Professor - English (Creative Writing)
UW System Title:  Assistant Professor
Start Date:  August 19, 2019

Essential Job Functions

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seeks a tenure-track faculty member in Creative Writing, specializing in one or more of the following: electronic literature, digital or interactive storytelling, screenwriting, scriptwriting, and/or writing for narrative media (podcasting, animation, comics, videogames, film, and/or television). The preferred candidate will have demonstrated expertise in producing creative or critical digital and public humanities projects and teaching in a higher education environment. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in one or more of these secondary areas: poetry writing, American literature, editing and publishing, and/or community-based learning.  

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach upper-level, undergraduate writing workshops in scriptwriting, screenwriting, narrative media, and/or digital storytelling.
  • Teach upper- and lower-level undergraduate writing courses in poetry and/or prose.
  • Teach upper- and lower-level literature courses, as well as courses in the Humanities, including digital and public Humanities.
  • Advise students and a student organization.
  • Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank.
  • Perform institutional and community service.
  • Produce a nationally competitive portfolio of sustained and distinctive creative activity.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship and a commitment to undergraduate education. The candidate should also possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues. 



  • Earned doctorate in English, or related field, from an accredited institution.  ABD candidates will be considered; however, an earned doctorate in English, or a related field, from an accredited institution is a necessary condition for contract renewal.  ABD candidates will be hired into a terminal appointment at the rank of Instructor with a rate determined at the time of hire. Upon degree conferral during the terminal period, the contracted appointment with the rank of Assistant Professor will be reinstated.

**Candidates with an MFA in creative writing from an accredited institution will also be considered.  MFA degree must be completed by the start date of the appointment.
  • Specialization in one or more of the following: electronic literature, digital or interactive storytelling, screenwriting, scriptwriting, and/or writing for narrative media (podcasting, animation, comics, videogames, film, and/or television).

Conditions of Appointment

Position is an academic year, tenure-track appointment.  Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years, although tenure decisions may be at any time.  Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure.  Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity and institutional service required for retention and promotion.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Assistant Professor - English (Creative Writing)"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved
  • Statement of teaching philosophy

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Brenda Beck
Phone: (920) 465-2995

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.