Open-Rank, Tenure-Track faculty in English (Creative Writing: Fiction)

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: English

Bucknell University seeks to hire an open-rank tenure-track faculty member in English to begin August 2023. This position will specialize in creative writing: fiction, with ability to teach fiction at beginning and advanced levels, as well as special topics courses. We welcome candidates who demonstrate excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and who display a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity. MFA or Ph.D. and teaching experience along with a strong record of fiction publication required. We seek a candidate with experience in and enthusiasm for literary arts administration, potentially rotating in as future faculty director of the Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts.

Please submit the following information through Bucknell’s online career site (
• A cover letter
• Curriculum vitae or resume
• Teaching philosophy statement, including commitment to diversity and inclusion, and any interest in the Creative Writing major’s Literary Citizenship and Ethics requirement, which includes community engaged learning courses.
• Names and contact information for 3 references (letters of recommendation will be requested in a later stage of the process)

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Applications are accepted exclusively through Questions should be directed to Robert Rosenberg, Professor and Director of Creative Writing (

About Bucknell

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music.

Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged.

Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed to these goals.

Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies.

Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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