Assistant/Associate Professor of Writing Across Media

The New School

New York, NY

ID: 7055150
Posted: January 8, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Creative Writing Program at The New School invites applicants for a three-year renewable term appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Writing Across Media beginning on July 1, 2019.

We are seeking an outstanding writer, scholar, and practitioner with expertise in
literature, film, and writing for new and emerging platforms. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong potential for high standards of accomplishment in creative practice, teaching, and service.

The teaching course load is five graduate and/or undergraduate courses per year or its equivalent, plus advising students and supervising theses. The successful candidate will be expected to teach creative writing workshops, literature seminars, lab courses in multi-platform production, and university lecture courses. These courses will consider narrative across mediums as well as the intersections of art, culture, and politics. The candidate should also demonstrate an interest and aptitude for curriculum development and leadership roles that rotate among faculty.

The Creative Writing Program at The New School is a hub of literary activity in New York City and serves writers at every stage of their development. We offer an MFA program in Creative Writing with concentrations in Poetry, Nonfiction, Fiction, and Writing for Children and Young Adults. We also offer a BA in Creative Writing as well as an honors program for gifted undergraduate writers called The Riggio Writing & Democracy Program. Since 1931 The New School has programmed writing workshops for continuing education students and we host one of the preeminent literary reading series in New York City.

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

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.

You can find more information on The Schools of Public Engagement here and The Creative Writing Program here.

● A terminal degree in writing, literature, or media, or an advanced degree with a substantial record of creative practice and/or publication is required.
● Minimum requirement of two books of literature (fiction, poetry, nonfiction, or hybrid genre) published to national acclaim, criticism on books and art in national publications, and substantial creative practice in media studies.
● Demonstrated excellence in teaching creative writing, literature, and media at the university level.
● Experience with curriculum development and oversight.
● Experience mentoring students.
● Capacity to work well with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and levels of professional experience.
● Commitment to collaborating across the University and with external partners.

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by January 22, 2019. However, review of applications will begin immediately and may continue until the position is filled.

Using The New School’s human resources website applicants must submit:

1) cover letter that includes: research/practice interests, teaching philosophy and expertise, and service to the discipline and/or community.
2) curriculum vitae
3) writing and media samples
4) names and contact information of three references
5) teaching evaluations (and any other evidence of teaching excellence)

Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials.

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

The New School, as well as its individual academic divisions, is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical disabilities, veteran or marital status.


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