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Position Summary
The Creative Writing Program in UNC’s Department of English and Comparative Literature seeks to bring an emerging talent to campus for a one-year teaching appointment as the Kenan Visiting Writer. For the 2019-2020 academic year, beginning August 2019, the Program requests applicants in POETRY.

This one-year appointment carries an annual salary of $32,000. The selected candidate will teach one undergraduate creative writing course per semester, most likely at the introductory level. The selected candidate will also give one major public reading and otherwise participate fully in the life of the Creative Writing Program.

Education Requirements
An M.F.A. in Creative Writing is required.

Qualifications and Experience
Applicants should have:

Significant publication in major literary magazines
Published ONLY one book or have one under contract
Previous college teaching experience, and
A willingness to relocate to Chapel Hill for one year.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions
By midnight on February 18, 2019, applicants should apply online at and submit:
A curriculum vita
Up to 10 pages of published work (uploaded as a “writing/research sample”), and
A 1-page personal statement indicating how an appointment of this sort would serve the applicant’s needs and endeavors (uploaded as “cover letter”).

Three letters of reference, two of which should be written by those familiar with the applicant’s teaching abilities and who can evaluate the applicant’s suitability for this position, should be uploaded and addressed to:
Professor Daniel Wallace
Director of Creative Writing and Search Committee Chair
UNC Chapel Hill, Campus Box 3520, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520.
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