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Are PhDs in creative writing (creative dissertations) frowned upon in the job market?

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If you're looking for a position--tenure track or no--in an English department on a university campus, would a PhD with a creative writing dissertation be a sure way to shoot yourself in the foot?


I love writing and would love to teach writing but would also like to be able to buy food and have a roof over my head.

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I mean, if you want to teach creative writing, then yes a PhD in creative writing can help you get a job, along with significant publications and teaching experience and ability to teach in more than one genre.  If you want to get a job teaching something other than creative writing, then that degree would not be a good idea.

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