Job Openings

Program Associate

The Program Associate will support the Executive and Deputy Directors with coordinating all aspects of the institute's programs, including fellowships, publications, and a full slate of public events during the academic year. The ideal candidate will have considerable prowess and demonstrated abilities to assist in the curation of internationally-significant programming aimed at live audiences and at generating material for print, audio, and film. The Program Associate will manage all aspects of programs, including evaluation, administrative execution and expansion. Responsibilities include supervising student workers and volunteers, and serving as the first point of contact for fellows, guest authors and public stakeholders.

For more information and to apply, go to: https://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?JobCode=176416546

Two Assistant Professors of English

The Department of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with the support of the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute (BMI), is now reviewing applications for two assistant professor positions, which will constitute the founding faculty of a track in literary non-fiction, joining the prestigious programs in fiction and poetry. (The Atlantic named UNLV one of the top creative writing programs in the country.)

Funding exists for 18 graduate students in non-fiction—15 MFAs, receiving a stipend of $15,000 per year, and 3 PhDs/BMI fellows, each receiving $26,500 per year.

The faculty for this new track will be affiliated with BMI, where a recent $30 million commitment from the Rogers Foundation is fueling a storied and ambitious program to bring literary writers into the heart of public life. Recent guests of BMI include Katherine Boo, Leslie Jamison, Jamaica Kincaid, and William T. Vollmann, and the center partners with organizations including City of Asylum, the Library of Congress, and The Believer.

For details on the positions, you may follow these links, first for the job in literary non-fiction or for the separate position, for which we are receiving applications concurrently, for a creative writer with outstanding publications in both non-fiction and fiction.

Please note that November 1 is not the application deadline; we began reviewing applications then; the position will remain open until filled. However, interested applicants are encouraged to submit their materials, or at least signal their interest, soon. Inquires may be made to chairs of the search committees, or to Joshua Wolf Shenk, the executive director of BMI. (Joshua dot Shenk at UNLV dot edu).

A bit on Las Vegas. We get it. Many people can’t imagine ever living here. But consider the experience of locals, most of them recent transplants, who live a life quite removed from the Strip, in a warm desert city with restaurants that rival New York’s, a major international airport, and a 30-minute drive to pure, gobsmacking desert with some of the best rock-climbing in the world. There are also classic mid-century neighborhoods with remarkably cheap housing, a first-rate indy bookstore, and, of course, the Black Mountain Institute and UNLV.