Baruch College – Assistant Professor Creative Writing - Journalism

  • Baruch College
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Aug 02, 2022
Full time Education

Job Description

Job Title: 
Baruch College – 
Assistant Professor Creative Writing - Journalism


Job Description:


The Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions at Baruch College, City University of New York, invites applications from experienced creative writers for a full-time, tenure-track position as an assistant professor, starting Sept. 1, 2023. The successful candidate will have several years’ experience as a professional creative writer, evidenced by published short work in recognized literary journals or other noted periodicals, or at least one book published by an established trade, independent, university or regional press. Proficiency in fiction-writing and one other creative-writing genre -- such as film writing, literary nonfiction, memoir, or fiction podcasting -- is required. We are not seeking a poet. The candidate is expected to remain active as a creative writer and publish regularly. In addition to teaching, candidates also must expect to be active and engaged in the life of the department and college and be prepared to take on a leadership role with respect to the creative writing specialization. Proven commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity is a must.

The journalism major at Baruch includes specializations in Journalism and Creative Writing, and Business Journalism. Baruch College is in Manhattan’s vibrant Gramercy Park

neighborhood. It is easily reached from the city’s other boroughs and New Jersey by car and public transportation. Its buildings include the 1929 Field Building and the modern Newman Vertical Campus completed in 2001. The College is nationally recognized for academic excellence, access and value, and social mobility for students. For more information about the College, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department, visit the Baruch website:http s:// .

Baruch College is strongly committed to a diverse work environment. Our student body is one of the most diverse in the nation, bringing an unparalleled breadth of cultural experience to the campus that enriches teaching, scholarship, and student life. A vibrant and pluralistic community is fundamental to the exchange of ideas and production of knowledge. Ensuring such plurality and diversity in the faculty is fostered by active efforts in recruitment and retention and in the sustaining of a climate of openness and participation throughout the life of the college.


All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to the tri-state area.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Compensation and Benefits:                                               
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.



An MFA degree, or the equivalent, is required.

Experience in teaching at a college level is required; experience teaching workshop-style classes is a plus.

An established, and continuing, publication record in fiction writing and at least one other creative-writing genre such as memoir, film writing or literary non-fiction.

Given that we are a journalism department, familiarity with narrative writing that incorporates research and reporting is a plus.

A commitment to develop new courses in hybrid storytelling would be welcome.

How to Apply: 


Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #24855.  You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting

To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" below. Candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, contact information for three to five professional references. Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement describing their commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university and a statement of philosophy of inclusive education and teaching.


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All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.

Please go to and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

Closing Date:  

Posting will end on October 6,2022 and review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022.


EEO Statement:                        

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.