Lecturer in Fiction Writing

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YALE UNIVERSITY, Department of English, seeks a Lecturer in Fiction Writing beginning July 1, 2023.  This will be an initial appointment of one year with a possible extension of up to four additional years. The course load will be 2/2, along with advising of creative writing projects and independent studies. The courses will be a range of introductory and more advanced undergraduate workshops, directing undergraduate creative writing theses, advising undergraduate students, and contributing to the creative and intellectual life of the department through individual and collaborative initiatives.  The committee would welcome, but does not require, an interest in speculative fiction, broadly defined.

Prior teaching experience of the craft of writing is required.  

Please submit a letter of application, a writing sample consisting of 25–30 pages of published work (or work in forthcoming publications), c.v., and names of three references.

In your cover letter please comment on the relationship between your writing and your teaching interests and experiences. 

Application material required:

Letter of application with description of teaching


Writing Sample

Names of three references

Submit the above items online by clicking the ‘Apply’ button.

Review of applications will begin October 27, 2022

Direct administrative inquiries to Sarah Harford ([email protected]) and other questions to Richard Deming, the search committee chair and Director of Creative Writing ([email protected]).

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. 

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