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Stanford Department of English/Creative Writing Program Open Rank Faculty Search, Fiction Writer

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Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Humanities & Sciences

The Department of English and the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University are conducting a search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor. Candidates are expected to have a record of distinguished publication, including two completed books of fiction. Of these, both may be published, or one may be published and the second not yet published but under contract.

Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching and be prepared to take an active part in Stanford’s vibrant academic and creative writing communities. The successful candidate will teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels within both the English Department and the Creative Writing Program. A particular emphasis of the position is the mentoring and advising of students at all levels. Candidates should hold a degree of practice or its equivalent.


Candidates should submit:

●  a cover letter

●  a curriculum vitae with a full list of publications

●  a statement of teaching philosophy

●  contact information for three references (untenured applicants should submit recommendation letters at the time of application)

Further material may be requested later.

For full consideration, materials must be received by September 15, 2024 at 11:55pm PST. The term of appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2025. 


The co-chairs of the search are Professor Adam Johnson and Associate Professor Nicholas Jenkins. General inquiries may be directed to Christina Ablaza, Administrative Director of Creative Writing, at More information about Stanford’s Department of English and Creative Writing Program can be found at and


Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.

The expected salary range for this position is: 

Assistant Professor: $108,000 - $127,000

Associate Professor: $121,000 - $150,000

Professor: $140,000 - $240,000

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.



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