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NOTE: posted at CreativeWriting 2016

MALONE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY POSITION DESCRIPTION

Department of English – Creative Writing

The Department of English at Malone University in Canton, Ohio, invites applications for a tenure-track position in creative writing at the rank of Assistant or early Associate Professor to direct our growing Creative Writing Program, which includes our popular University Writers Series, to start fall of 2016.

We seek an energetic writer and program director who can work across genres but with particular strength in poetry and/or fiction, with at least one book (any genre) preferred. Experience in professional writing or magazine editing and production a plus. Qualifications include a Ph.D. or MFA in creative writing, undergraduate teaching experience, ability to advise student literary publications (both print and online), and a commitment to the Christian Faith and to the integration of faith and learning. Malone University is a Christian college for the arts, sciences and professions in the liberal arts tradition affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church – Eastern Region.

Malone offers a major and minor in creative writing, part of an innovative English curriculum designed to suit the needs of young writers, and a new minor in Editing and Publishing that will go into effect this fall. Teaching duties for this position include a multi-genre introduction to creative writing, Poetry Writing, Fiction Writing, a multi-genre Advanced Workshop, and Literary Publishing. The successful candidate will also advise and mentor students, serve on institutional committees, and engage in program building initiatives. Existing initiatives include annual writing awards, a competitive scholarship to aid recruitment, and a summer writing camp for youth.

To apply, please send the following materials to Dr. Nate Phinney, Provost at provost@malone.edu:  (1) letter of application and curriculum vitae, (2) statement of Christian faith, (3) 15 page writing sample, (4) teaching philosophy, (5) statement of the integration of faith and learning in the academic discipline, and (6) names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin March 25.

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