Job Details
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Tenure Track, Starting September 1, 2022
Galloway - Main Campus
Arts & Humanities (250005)
Salary is commensurate with experience and is accompanied by an extremely competitive University benefits package.

Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located in the University District, just steps from the beach and the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at

This is an in-person on campus, non-remote position.

As a condition of employment, you are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to your start date. Vaccination cards should be submitted to  If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, or reasons related to a current pregnancy, you may submit a waiver request.  If you are approved for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, you will be required to wear a mask while indoors on campus when you cannot be socially distanced, and you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 by the University on a regular schedule.

The Literature Program at Stockton University invites applicants for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Creative Writing. The program welcomes writers of any genre to apply; preference will be given to applicants with experience teaching prose writing (including long-form literary fiction, popular genre fiction, creative nonfiction, and memoir) as well as introductory multi-genre workshops. The successful candidate will join a thriving department of writers and literary scholars whose innovative pedagogies center marginalized voices and bodies. We seek a colleague with the interest and ability to blend writing and teaching with progressive activism, and to help engage communities beyond the university’s walls. This new faculty member will help shape the direction of our BFA in Creative Writing, which launches in September 2022. Additional teaching opportunities include designing interdisciplinary courses for our General Studies curriculum, and designing courses that fulfill Stockton’s new degree requirement in Race and Racism Education.

  • Teach 3 courses per semester, including a mix of introductory multi-genre workshops, upper-level genre workshops, and an interdisciplinary course in General Studies
  • Serve as an advisor to majors and minors
  • Cultivate a publication record in the primary genre of expertise (publications outside the primary genre are also welcomed and encouraged)
  • Provide service to the university, community, and profession
  • Support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission

Required Qualifications:

  • MFA or PhD in Creative Writing, in hand by August 31, 2022

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching creative writing courses
  • Record of publications in creative writing
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Experience connecting teaching or writing to public-facing activism or community engagement
Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Interest, Unofficial Transcripts, Writing Samples

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by January 31, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Only electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF.

  1. A letter of interest describing qualifications and accomplishments
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone
  4. Writing sample
  5. Unofficial Graduate transcripts


Please note:

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is available at The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.