Professor of the Practice of Creative Non-Fiction and Journalism

Tufts University
November 16, 2023
Medford, Massachusetts
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The Department of English seeks to fill a full-time, nontenure-track position in teaching creative non-fiction and journalism writing workshops. Initial two-year contract with a renewable appointment and eligibility for a rolling contract in the sixth year after a review. Candidates should be established writers with strong records of publication, continuing active involvement in the profession, and proven excellence as undergraduate instructors. We are interested in candidates whose work focuses on environmental/climate issues, such as the social impacts of climate change in the US or globally and questions of environmental justice. Candidates should be prepared to teach creative non-fiction and journalism courses at the introductory as well as more advanced levels, including special topics related to environmental/climate issues, to direct creative senior theses, to serve as an academic advisor to undergraduates and on university and departmental committees, and to provide leadership for the Creative Writing Program by organizing readings and other events, and, at times, coordinating the program. Expected teaching load is 2 courses per semester.

This position is part of a new multi-year cluster hire program at Tufts University entitled Creating the Community of Tufts Scholars (CCTS). The first cluster focuses on the broad theme of climate. Each theme of CCTS will also increase the number and impact of faculty across the University whose work centers race, equity, and disadvantaged communities in the US and/or globally. As part of the cluster, CCTS faculty will be able to take advantage of comprehensive faculty, professional, and community development resources as well as other forms of support.

Qualifications: Relevant MFA or PhD preferred, though BA degrees with substantial professional activity and teaching experience at the college level will also be considered.

Application requirements: Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, a writing sample (about 20 pages), a sample syllabus, and three letters of recommendation uploaded directly by the authors to Interfolio. All materials should be submitted through Interfolio at

Tufts University is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution. The English Department takes this commitment seriously and invites dialogue on our continuing efforts to promote diversity, equity, and justice towards these shared goals. As a start to such dialogue, we ask for a short statement to be included in the letter of application addressing how candidates expect to contribute to such efforts as professionals and teachers.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may direct any questions to Department Administrator Wendy Medeiros at

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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