Assistant Professor of Writing with Concentration in Fiction

New York, New York, United States

Job description

Position Availability: 7/1/2018
Requisition Number: 0106071473
Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Position Status: Full-Time
Department: SPE/Dean’s Office

New York City

The School of Writing at The New School in New York City invites applicants for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Writing with concentration in fiction.

We seek an outstanding faculty member who has published at least one book of fiction to critical acclaim and international attention. The successful candidate will also have a record of teaching excellence and will be expected to teach writing workshops and literature seminars in the graduate MFA program and in the undergraduate Riggio Honors program. The faculty member will also advise students, supervise thesis projects, organize readings and forums, and perform administrative service.

The New School, a private university in New York City’s Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good.

The New School has been a vital center for writing since 1931. Over the years, our writing and literature faculty has included many of America’s most acclaimed poets, novelists, and nonfiction writers. Since 1996, The New School has offered an MFA in Creative Writing. For undergraduate students, Creative Writing offers The Riggio Honors Program in Writing and Democracy, along with a diverse curriculum of writing courses.

The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA or equivalent professional experience; significant publication history, including at least one book; evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate or graduate level.

The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.

Information about the Schools of Pubic Engagement, and the Creative Writing Program can be found at:

For information on the University benefits package including health and retirement plans, please visit

How to apply

Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until January 15, 2018.

Interested candidates should send the following via our online application system:
1) a cover letter summarizing their research interests and teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position, 2) a curriculum vitae and names of three referees, 3) Teaching evaluations