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Helen Zell Visiting Professor in Creative Nonfiction


Visiting appointment in creative nonfiction. Anticipated three-year appointment, with potential of renewal for two additional years. 2/1 teaching load. Candidates should be emerging writers (one book published or under contract; candidates may also have a second book under contract) who have achieved distinction in any field of creative nonfiction broadly understood (i.e., long-form journalism, the lyrical essay, the nonfiction novel, memoir, etc.). Candidates should also have demonstrated excellence in their teaching, or show the promise of such distinction and excellence.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future writing plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a writing sample, and three letters of reference by September 28th. The English Department is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage all applicants to comment, either in the cover letter or in a separate statement on how their research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applications will be acknowledged.