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Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing Specialization

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants will be required to electronically upload a letter of application addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy addressing diversity in the classroom, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire), creative writing sample (20 pp. maximum), and contact information for three professional references who will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter. References must be familiar with applicant's teaching and publication record, and at least two of the references must address the applicant's teaching. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 104040
Working Title Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing Specialization
Job Title Assistant Professor
Job Type Full-Time
Department English
Job Purpose

Teach courses, conduct research and publish.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities include a 4/4 teaching load, consisting of undergraduate and graduate professional and creative writing courses, as well as general education courses. Reduction in teaching load for scholarship/creative activity is possible. The department has introduced a Creative Writing concentration to its longstanding M.A. program in which the successful candidate will teach. Peer-reviewed publications, professional activities, and department/university service required for tenure and promotion.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned M.F.A. or Ph.D. from an accredited institution in English or related field, with a specialization in Creative Writing or creative dissertation, by the start date of appointment. College-level teaching experience. Active publication record in creative writing.

Preferred Qualifications

Areas of expertise in at least two of the following: fiction writing, literary non-fiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, new media, and/or small press publishing. College-level teaching experience in creative writing. Significant publication record.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2018.
Benefits Information

Benefits include the accumulation of one (1) sick leave day per month and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.

Posting Details

Posting Date 11/06/2017
Screening Date 12/04/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants will be required to electronically upload a letter of application addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy addressing diversity in the classroom, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire), creative writing sample (20 pp. maximum), and contact information for three professional references who will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter. References must be familiar with applicant’s teaching and publication record, and at least two of the references must address the applicant’s teaching. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Transcripts
  5. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts 2
  2. Transcripts 3
  3. Other Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have, or will you have by start date, an earned M.F.A. or Ph.D. from an accredited institution in English or related field, with a specialization in Creative Writing or creative dissertation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What are your areas of expertise?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have college-level teaching experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you hear about this job opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)