Instructor, tenure-track

The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor to begin July 1, 2020.

The ideal candidate must provide evidence of expertise in or potential for educational leadership, and have experience teaching creative writing (genre open) at both the graduate and undergraduate level, including workshops as well as large lecture classes; experience in teaching blended and/or online classes preferred. The program will prioritize candidates with experience in developing pedagogical and curricular strategies for blended, online, and extended learning courses and related educational innovations.

Requirements for the position include: graduate degree (MFA in Creative Writing preferred, but a combination of a post-graduate degree and appropriate professional experience would be acceptable) and evidence of excellence in teaching and educational leadership. Relevant professional publications in creative writing required. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a load of six one-semester courses (18 credits) per year, to participate in Creative Writing program administration, to supervise graduate theses, and to maintain an active program of excellent teaching, service, and educational leadership.

As this is a tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the UBC/UBC Faculty Association Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: For information about educational leadership at UBC, visit: For information about the Creative Writing Program, please visit

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Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications are to be submitted online through the form at the following link:

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents (PDFs): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of past and/or potential contributions to educational leadership; evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student evaluations, sample course outlines, statement of teaching philosophy, etc); and a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly via email to

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity and essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.