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Page for academic positions in Creative Writing that begin in Fall 2012 or later.

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Fiction (full-time / tenure-track) Edit

Asbury University (KY) - Fiction & American LitEdit

Full-time tenure track position in Creative Writing - Fiction and American Literature beginning fall 2012. Required qualifications include: Ph.D. in American Literature and MFA in Fiction or Ph.D. in Creative Writing with extensive graduate work in American Literature. Preparation and experience teaching freshman composition and general education core literature courses are also needed. Responsibilities include: teaching creative writing and American literature courses, as well as freshman composition and general core literature courses. May also involve helping to develop and teach in an MFA program. Candidates must give evidence of an evangelical Christian commitment and be in harmony with the University’s Statement of Faith and Mission. Normal teaching load is four courses (12 hours) per semester. Asbury University welcomes applicants with culturally diverse backgrounds. Letters expressing interest, current curriculum vita, and statement describing the current vitality of your personal Christian faith and the theological framework that informs your work should be emailed to provost@asbury.edu or mailed to: Dr. Jon S. Kulaga, Provost, Asbury University, One Macklem Drive, Wilmore, KY 40390. Inquiries will be acknowledged by email.

MLA JIL March 9 2012

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received: x

Request for Additional Materials: x

Rejection Letter:

Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Does anybody know if this is the kind of place that would not hire or fire a writer publishing controversial work, as in work that might offend because of language or sexually charged subject matter?

--They are very conservative Christian college--still required chapel, dress codes, etc.

Auburn University - Fiction - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for two tenure-track positions as Assistant Professor in creative writing -- one with a specialization in fiction, one with a specialization in poetry -- to begin Fall semester 2012. The teaching load is 3-2, with assignments primarily in upper-division and graduate writing courses in the genre of specialization (we offer concentrations in creative writing at the undergraduate and graduate levels), but with some teaching in the core curriculum (first-year composition and sophomore literature).

Required qualifications include an appropriate terminal degree in creative writing (MFA, MA) by the August 16, 2012, starting date; a strong academic background; significant publications in the genre of specialization, including publications in a range of reputable journals; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing; potential for continuing success in publication, research, and other creative/professional/scholarly activities; interest in teaching core curriculum courses in first-year composition and/or sophomore literature; and good potential as a colleague taking part in the life and work of the department. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Desirable qualifications include a PhD. in creative writing; publication of at least one book in the genre of specialization from a major university or commercial press; experience teaching creative writing in the genre of specialization at the college or university level; and experience teaching first-year composition and/or sophomore literature. Additional desirable qualifications include publications and experience in teaching creative non-fiction at the college or university level.

Send CV and a letter of application clearly indicating the genre of specialization postmarked by November 1, 2012, to Victor Villanueva; Head, Department of English; 9030 Haley Center; Auburn University, AL 36849-5203. Applications will be acknowledged by departmental letter. Review of applications will begin November 1. Initial interviews will be conducted by telephone or videoconference.

HigherEdJobs

Acknowledgment received: 10/28 - via mail

Request for Additional Materials: 10/28 x2; 11/15 via email x3

Rejection Letter:

Phone or videoconference interview scheduled: Skype interview scheduled (12/9)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/09

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES AND QUERIES:

ANYONE KNOW HOW MANY SKYPE INTERVIEWS HAPPENED? I was one

- 12 happened for fiction -- poetry has not started the process

DOES ANYONE know if the campus interview is for the fiction position or poetry?

- initial (skype) interviews have not yet been held for poetry

Baylor University - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor in Creative Writing. Baylor U, English, 1 Bear Pl, #97404 Waco Tx 76798

Creative Writing, tenure-track assistant professor to begin Fall 2012. The Department of English seeks a dynamic creative writer to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Primary expertise should be in fiction writing, the novel and/or short story, but the successful candidate should also be prepared to teach courses in American Literature. The candidate should be a published creative writer, as well as a scholar-teacher, with the Ph.D. in hand at the start of the appointment. This position offers both a competitive salary and generous research support.

Applications will be reviewed beginning 1 October 2011 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration for MLA interviews, applications should be completed by 1 November 2011. A letter of application, a c.v., transcripts, and at least three letters of recommendation should be sent to Dr. Dianna Vitanza; Chair, Department of English; One Bear Place #97404; Baylor University; Waco, Texas 76798-7404. After an initial review of applications, a portfolio of writing samples will be requested of applicants being considered for MLA interviews.

Baylor, the world’s largest Baptist university, holds a Carnegie classification as a “high-research” institution. Baylor’s mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as Baylor aspires to become a top tier research university while reaffirming and deepening its distinctive Christian mission as described in Baylor 2012 (http://www.baylor.edu/vision/). Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an AA/EEO employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, & persons with disabilities to apply.

From MLA JIL 9/13/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 1 by snail.

Request for Additional Materials: Personal Data Sheet sent with acknoweldgement.

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/9, 12/16

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Bradley University - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English invites applications for the position of entry-level, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing - Fiction to begin in August 2012.

Candidates must have M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing - Fiction in hand by August 15, 2012. Experience teaching college-level fiction workshop is required as is experience teaching college-level composition. The ideal candidate would also possess college-level teaching experience in Creative Nonfiction. In addition, candidates must demonstrate ability to teach general education literature courses within the Department's standard 3-course load. Significant journal publication of fiction is required. Fiction book publication is preferred. Creative nonfiction publication is also preferred. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

Successful teaching and significant publications are required for tenure and promotion.

Candidates should submit letter of application addressing their qualifications for the position, current vita (including list of courses taught and numbers of sections for each course), and dossier (including at least three letters of recommendation that attest to successful teaching and publication potential, official graduate transcript, and 10 pp. fiction sample) to:

  • Professor Kevin Stein
  • Coordinator of Creative Writing
  • Department of English
  • Bradley University
  • 1501 W. Bradley Avenue
  • Peoria, IL 61625

Sample syllabi and additional writing samples may be requested prior to interviews. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be postmarked by November 4, 2011. Initial interviews will be conducted by video conference. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Video conference interview scheduled: 11/21

Campus interview scheduled: <--date?

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Have campus interviews been completed? YES

Brooklyn College, CUNY - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure track position in the teaching of the craft of fiction in the undergraduate English program. All appointments are subject to financial availability. The candidate should be conversant with the range of 20th-, and early 21st-century, fiction from traditionally structured novels and short stories to the experimental. As well, the candidate should have a grounding in the history of the genre. Teaching duties will include undergraduate introductory creative writing and more advanced fiction workshops, the capstone creative writing seminar, freshman composition, literature courses, and individual tutorials.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree in area(s) of expertise, or equivalent as noted below. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred Qualifications: M.F.A. in hand; a record of publication, including at least one novel and several stories; honors and awards commensurate with the rank of assistant professor; at least three years of teaching experience, ideally at a large, public and urban institution.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit your application online by clicking on the link below and be sure to upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae as a single document in rtf, doc or pdf format.

LINK to CUNY HR post

In addition, all applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (referencing Job ID 4629) and writing sample(s) to be sent directly to:
Mr. Michael T. Hewitt
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210-2889
-OR-
BCjobs@brooklyn.cuny.edu (in pdf format)

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: Open until filled with the review of applications to begin October 15, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Hard copy, 1/17 (x4).

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: Offer has been made. [posted 2/2]

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anyone know where they are in the process?

Is this position actually funded (note: "subject to financial availability" in the second line of the listing)?

A: They are on finalists.

Eckerd College (FL) - AWP INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, tenure track, to start in September, 2012. M.F.A. in Creative Writing required. We seek a fiction writer (with skills in a second genre or mode to support electives and interdisciplinary courses) with a promising record of publication and teaching to join a strong creative writing major which focuses on conventional skills of narrative craft. Teach seven courses per academic year (3-1-3), including beginning, intermediate, and advanced fiction. Participation in an interdisciplinary values-oriented general education program required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester freshman program. Eckerd College, the only independent, national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Send letter of application, vita, recent teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, sample of short fiction, and three current letters of recommendation by December 31, 2011 to http://www.eckerd.edu/hr/employment. Inquiries to Professor Scott Ward, wardds@eckerd.edu. Qualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for the College. EOE. Applications from women and minorities encouraged.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone Interview scheduled: AWP interview scheduled 2/3 via email

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone applied and figured out how to upload letters from a dossier service for this application? The application said that they'd contact the applicant with instructions for requesting the letters, but I haven't received any instructions. I just entered the recommenders' actual email addresses in the section about references and not the addresses that would allow Interfolio to upload my letters directly to the application.

A: I got an email three days after I submitted my application with an email address where I should send the letters.

Evergreen College (WA) - FictionEdit

The Evergreen State College seeks a full-time faculty colleague to teach creative writing in a wide range of interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate must be professionally trained and published in fiction and at least one of the following genres: screenwriting, creative nonfiction, or graphic novel. Candidates must have experience teaching fiction and an additional writing genre at the college level, must have publications in fiction and in one other genre (in the case of screenwriting, at least one produced script).

Evergreen organizes its curriculum through coordinated interdisciplinary studies (rather than through departments and courses). Students enroll in team-taught interdisciplinary “programs” full time, often for multiple quarters. Faculty on teaching teams enjoy a high degree of freedom to determine the subject matter, emphases, pace, classroom strategies and modes of evaluation in these programs. In some years, faculty teach students working close to their own discipline at a variety of experience levels; in other years they join faculty from diverse disciplines to develop a theme-based curriculum, sometimes for first-year students, or for advanced students, or for all levels. In keeping with this teaching and learning model, ideal candidates for this position will demonstrate engagement with one or more disciplines outside of creative writing and in different social, cultural, or environmental arenas, through creative work, teaching, or research. We’re searching for a faculty member who enjoys working with other faculty to model for students and with students the collaborative strategies that multiple disciplines deploy to succeed in the scholarly and professional worlds. We also encourage applicants who have had experience teaching and/or working with students from underrepresented populations.

In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to advise and mentor students and participate in Evergreen’s system of shared governance. Through their participation in shared governance, faculty play a significant role in most aspects of how the college is run.

Apply: http://fir.evergreen.edu/facultyemployment/facultyhiring/appform.php?position=Creative%20Writing2012

Minimum Qualifications: M.F.A. or equivalent terminal degree; College level teaching experience; Publications in fiction and one other genre (screenwriting, creative nonfiction or graphic novel); and Experience integrating the teaching of creative writing with other disciplinary fields. Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching with faculty from a variety of disciplines; and Experience teaching and/or working with students from underrepresented populations.

This is a Regular Faculty position, eligible for continuing appointment after two, three-year renewable contracts. Review of complete applications begins March 9, 2012. We will continue to accept applications until finalists are selected.

To apply, please submit the following information on our online application, link is above: Contact Information, Work Experience, Affirmative Action. Submit the following items as an attachment(s) with an email: Curriculum vitae. Letter of application. 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice. Please focus specifically on your understanding and experience of interdisciplinary study and what you believe should distinguish a liberal arts education today. 1-2 page statement of your multicultural experience and/or practice. Examples of scholarly or artistic work. (Research papers or reviews). Evaluations by students (if available) Three current letters of reference from professional colleagues that speak to your teaching experience; in addition, letters from students are often useful. Letters of reference may be emailed or mailed directly to our faculty hiring office.

To send additional application materials or for questions regarding this position, contact us at: Faculty Hiring Coordinator,The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway, L-2002 Olympia, WA 98505, (360) 867-6861 voice (360) 867-6794 fax (360) 867-6834 TDD facultyhiring@evergreen.edu

About Evergreen: Evergreen is a public liberal arts college emphasizing integrated interdisciplinary study and team-teaching throughout the undergraduate curriculum and in three graduate programs. Teaching at Evergreen allows faculty members to exercise broad-ranging intellectual curiosity and to work collaboratively with faculty colleagues and students formulating interdisciplinary questions and inquiry.

Faculty members team-teach in full-time interdisciplinary programs. With their teaching colleagues they collaboratively design thematically-centered programs that bring together multiple disciplines. Faculty teams also strive to address core academic experiences we believe should be included in all programs: teaching writing and quantitative reasoning; deepening students’ academic, artistic and interpretative abilities and skills; promoting culturally diverse traditions of knowledge; and creating inclusive learning environments for students and faculty members.

Recognizing diversity as a defining characteristic of the 21st century, the college has intensified its efforts to become a multicultural and diverse institution. Substantive experience working across cultural differences is therefore highly desirable for all positions. Committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action, TESC is working to build a diverse, broadly trained faculty. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose race, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or physical disability will contribute to our diversity.

Faculty membership is unranked with salary determined on an open scale based on earned degrees and years of relevant experience.

Evergreen's fundamental academic commitments are summarized in our Five Foci: Interdisciplinary study, Personal engagement in learning, Linking theoretical perspectives with practice, Collaborative/cooperative work, Teaching across significant differences

The College reserves the right to extend searches or not offer positions advertised. All position offers are contingent on funding. Persons with disabilities can receive accommodations in the hiring process by contacting the Faculty Hiring Coordinator. The Evergreen State College is an equal opportunity employer.

From Evergreen Website

Deadline: March 9

Acknowledgment received: 4

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 1

Phone Interview scheduled: 1

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Anyone heard anything since the acknowledgments?

4/30/12- I just contacted the hiring office and was told the sub-committee is still reviewing applications.

Georgia Southern University - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Writing and Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Writing and Linguistics with an emphasis in Creative Writing.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Writing and Linguistics, the Assistant Professor of Writing and Linguistics with an emphasis in Creative Writing position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The successful candidate will teach 2-3 courses per semester with primary assignment in multi-genre and single-genre Creative Writing courses. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications: • M.F.A. or Ph.D. with a creative dissertation by August 1, 2012 • Fiction as primary genre • At least one full-length book publication with a nationally recognized press • Publication in nationally recognized journals • Experience teaching multiple creative writing genres • Experience teaching with technology • Evidence of excellence in teaching

Preferred Qualifications: • Publications in multiple creative writing journals • Experience writing and teaching screenplays • At least one year of full-time experience teaching Creative Writing • Experience teaching online courses • Experience teaching graduate courses in Creative Writing • Evidence of interest in active involvement with Creative Writing students

Screening of applications begins October 10, 2011 and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2012. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Professor Laura Valeri, Search Chair, Search #65332 Department of Writing and Linguistics, Georgia Southern University P. O. Box 8026, Statesboro GA 30460-8026. Electronic mail: lvaleri@georgiasouthern.edu Telephone: 912-478-0739

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/writing.

LINK (pdf)

Deadline: review begins Oct. 10

Acknowledgment received: Oct. 24 letter: "the department has completed its initial screening of applicants and that you are still under consideration." +3

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Oct. 21 letter: "the search committee for the position of Asst. Professor has completed its review of applicants and regrettably, you were not included in the group for further consideration."

Letter informing of still being under consideration on 11/16--no phone interview or campus interview with me scheduled as of 2/2/12

Phone Interview scheduled: Phone interview 11/16

Campus interview scheduled: YES (see below) <--date?

Offer made & accepted according to Q&A section below.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

I applied in October. 3 days after mailing my letter, I got both an acknowledgement of the letter and was declined. Meaning they already had their employee selected. Since October, I have received two more email rejections and three by USPS. This seems strange to me since I applied once and did not contact them again. I am not sure what is happening there but it seems suspicious. But it looks like their candidate was predetermined and the call a formality.

Phone interview in November but nothing since. Anybody know where they stand at this point? i.e., have campus visits been scheduled?

YEAH, PLEASE, if anyone has heard anything futher, please say so. This job is a bit of a mystery . . .

HOW MANY CAMPUS VISITS have been scheduled? I was one. <-- date?

Hamline University (MN)Edit

Hamline University. The Creative Writing Programs (CWP) invites applications for a tenure-track position in fiction to begin in August 2012. Candidates must have an MFA or equivalent terminal degree, a strong record of publication (two books of fiction minimum), evidence of successful college-level teaching and advising, and they must be committed to the promotion and enhancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in support of academic excellence. Knowledge and experience in another genre(s) in addition to fiction is helpful. The candidate will teach traditional semester graduate and undergraduate workshops and introductory/advanced courses in the craft of fiction, will advise students, and will direct thesis projects.

Hamline is the oldest university in the state of Minnesota and has more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Ranked first in quality and value among universities in Minnesota by U.S. News and World Report, Hamline's vision is to be a diverse, learning-centered university that is rooted in a tradition of liberal education, dynamic and actively inclusive, locally engaged and globally connected, and invested in the personal and professional growth of persons. The Creative Writing Programs offer a BFA in creative writing, an MFA in writing for adults, and a low-residency MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults (MFAC). The BFA and MFA programs offer concentrations in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The MFA, established in 1995, is distinguished from many other writing programs by its interdisciplinary context and its encouragement of multi-genre explorations. CWP publishes two literary magazines: rock, paper, scissors (focused exclusively on graduate student work) and Water~Stone Review, an award-winning national review.

Send letter of application; c.v.; one published work of fiction; graduate transcript(s); and a list of names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mails of three professional references to Mary Rockcastle, Director, The Creative Writing Programs, Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104-1284, mrockcastle@hamline.edu. Applications will be accepted electronically or by U.S. mail. Priority will be given to letters sent by January 20, 2012, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Chronicle

Deadline: Jan. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Hampshire College - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts college and a member of the Five College Consortium, is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing. Experience teaching literary fiction workshops at the college level, a terminal degree (MFA or PhD), and record of publication are essential. The Creative Writing Program requires students to complement their work in the arts with intensive interdisciplinary study in other fields, including the social and natural sciences, and humanities and languages. Documented experience in the study and teaching of other disciplines in relation to the candidate's creative work is also desired. An active interest in critical pedagogy is especially welcome. The Creative Writing Program is part of the School for Interdisciplinary Arts, which includes arts and social action in its mandate. We encourage students to be attentive to issues of social justice and to the power of art to change lives.

This position will begin fall 2012. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. The deadline for application submission is October 5, 2011. Applicants should submit a 1-2 page cover letter describing candidate's professional experience, creative record, current interests, and potential contribution to Hampshire's unique experimenting environment; a 1-page teaching statement; a current curriculum vitae; a writing sample of no more than 15 pages; and the names and contact information for three recommenders via our website at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/

  • Please note that two hard copies of the writing sample only must also be sent to us by regular mail at: Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing Search School for Interdisciplinary Arts, Hampshire College, 893 West Street Amherst, MA 01002
  • Applications missing writing samples in hard copy after October 5, 2011 will not be considered.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 5

Acknowledgment received: Automatic e-acknowledgment 10/5

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Campus interview scheduled: From "NOTES & QUERIES" (below): "I heard that they've invited their candidates for interviews already... just FYI... [posted 1/16]"

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q. Does anyone know the teaching load at Hampshire?

A. If you look at the faculty bios of the three creative writing professors there now, all of them list four recent courses taught: 2 in Fall 2011 and 2 in Spring 2011. So it seems like a good guess it is 2/2.

Q. Does anyone know if they will be asking the recommenders directly for letters (and if so, when those will be due) or if they will just discuss candidates with the references? (Just want to give my references full info...)

A: When you enter reference info, they automatically send an email asking the person to upload a letter. This wasn't made explicit, so be sure to check that your recommenders follow up.

A: I received an automatic notifcation that my recommendations had been uploaded.

Note: folks applying should know that Hampshire does not have a tenure system; every faculty member is reviewed (by their peers) for reappointment every three years, as I understand it. It would be great if someone with more insider knowledge could testify to faculty experience and the predictability of the review system at Hampshire.

Q. Tried to upload my application today (the stated deadline) but the system says they are no longer taking applications. Anyone else have this happen? Update: was able to upload my documents.

Q. Do you think if we have not heard by now (a month after deadline), we are not being further considered?

A. Not necessarily. Since they asked for writing samples and recommendations up front they can dispense with the intermediate step of asking for more materials. My guess is they'll go straight to scheduling interviews, and they can take their time with that. (Or maybe that's wishful thinking.)

A. Never assume that you're out of contention until you get a rejection letter. They don't say in their posting that they're even interviewing at MLA; they might wait until January, pick finalists, and go straight to campus visits. (That happened to me once). There are so many unknowns in academic searches, so relax! No news is no news.

A. Maybe they've already contacted the finalists... but having chaired a search before, I think everyone is better served by directness. Let people know where they stand--even if the search is unresolved or the process has slowed.

A. A search on their employment website suggests that they are "interviewing candidates" for this position. Whether that actually means they are is another question. Perhaps that is just what their website says when they are no longer accepting applications, but at least it's some little piece of information for those of us waiting.

A. The "interviewing candidates" status marker appeared the day after the deadline for this position; I suspect it is intended mainly to deter would-be late applicants.

A. I've heard, from a candidate who was a finalist for the poetry job a couple of years ago, that Hampshire waits until they have 4 top finalists and then invites them all to campus. Whether they will do this isn't clear, but the candidate told me they didn't send the invitation until February.

A. I heard that they've invited their candidates for interviews already... just FYI... [posted 1/16]

High Point University - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The English Department at High Point University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing with a specialization in fiction writing. Candidates should have a PhD in writing, a published book and substantial record of publishing fiction, and a demonstrated record of teaching at the university level. Desirable secondary fields include critical theory and studies in narrative. The position begins August 2012, pending final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will teach a 3/3 load, including undergraduate courses in introductory creative writing, advanced fiction, composition, and general education literature. Other duties include university and departmental service. Applicants should submit a letter of application, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and writing sample to Dr. Charmaine Cadeau, Norcross 211, High Point University, 833 Montlieu Avenue, High Point, NC 27262. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2011. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by phone in December.

Located in the North Carolina Piedmont Triad, a thriving metropolitan area with more than 1.4 million people, High Point University is a private liberal arts institution with approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 52 countries and 40 states.

High Point University is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity and welcomes applications from women and members of other minority groups.

From MLA JIL

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/23 (2)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled: Phone Interview Scheduled 12/6 (x2), Skype 12/8

Campus interview scheduled:12/26

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • According to rejection letter, position was filled. [posted 3/5]

Lee UniversityEdit

The Department of English & Modern Foreign Languages announces an opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing with an emphasis in FictionWriting. The position begins August 1, 2012. Application deadline is December 15, 2011. The department is seeking a faculty member committed to excellence in teaching & to integrating faith & learning on a Christian liberal arts campus. This position requires a terminal degree & will include teaching, service, & scholarship responsibilities. The successful candidate will teach 4 courses per semester with the teaching load evenly divided between creative writing courses for writing majors & first-year writing courses for general core students. Candidates should have demonstrated interest & ability in mentoring student writers & will be expected to help develop & participate in extracurricular activities that enrich the curriculum for writing majors. The department is looking for an energetic & imaginative candidate who can make strong contributions to a growing writing major. The application is available on the Lee University website at http://employees.leeuniversity.edu/. The application & all materials indicated on the application should be sent to Dr. Jean Eledge, Chair, Department of English & Modern Foreign Languages, Lee University, P.O. Box 3450, Cleveland, TN 37320-3450or jeledge@leeuniversity.edu. Lee University is a Christ-centered liberal arts university affiliated with the Church of God. (HEJ). Added 9/23/11

From AWP elink JL

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Louisiana State University - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English invites applications from fiction writers for an anticipated, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Creative Writing Program. Required Qualifications: Terminal degree or exceptional combination of education, publication, & professional experience; one published novel or collection of short stories; evidence of innovation & excellence in teaching & writing. Additional Qualifications Desired: Publications and/or experience in one of the following areas: nonfiction, new media, advising student journal, or literary culture (small press or magazine publication, and/or running a reading series). An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is November 15, 2011 or until a candidate is selected. Candidates will be contacted for preliminary phone interviews. Applications will be acknowledged in writing. To apply, go tohttps://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu, click on Faculty, & at the bottom of the page, search for position 000586, & upload letter of application, c.v., & a brief writing sample. Also have three letters of recommendation (including name, title, phone number & e-mail address) emailed to Richard J Landry, rland26@lsu.edu. (AWP)

From AWP elink JL

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/14 (via email)"...I must report that the committee has reached a point in its work at which it has become clear that we will be not asking you for an interview." +1

Phone Interview scheduled: 12/11

Campus interview scheduled: (via email) was not chosen for campus interview although three other candidates were

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

McNeese State University - POSITION FILLEDEdit

McNeese State University's Department of English and the Foreign Languages and the M.F.A Program in Creative Writing seek an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing, Fiction. McNeese State University's M.F.A. program is a small, sixty-hour, studio/academic program, established in 1981, located in Southwest Louisiana's Cajun country. Our alumni have been the recipients of the Whiting Award, NEA Fellowships, and Ruth Lilly fellowships, among a host of other honors. This is a full-time, 9-month, unclassified, tenure-track position. The appointment begins in Fall 2012.

Position Description and Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor of English, a fiction writer, will conduct and coordinate the graduate fiction workshop and teach form and theory of fiction, graduate genre-based literature courses, and some undergraduate courses which may include composition and literature survey courses. Additional responsibilities include directing M.F.A. theses and serving on graduate thesis committees, assisting in the coordination of visiting writers, advising and recruiting graduate students, editing The McNeese Review, continuing creative activity, serving on departmental and university committees, and contributing to program development and assessment. Standard teaching load is 4/4; however, reassigned time is currently given for editing The McNeese Review.

Qualifications: Required: Terminal degree in Creative Writing. College-level teaching experience. At least one book of fiction or equivalent in journal publications. Experience writing creative non-fiction a plus.

Salary: $50,000 per year, non-negotiable

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

Application Materials and Contact: Initial applications, including a letter of interest of application and current CV, should be sent by mail to: Department of English and Foreign Languages, C/O Fiction Search, McNeese State University, Box 92655, Lake Charles, LA 70609-2655.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 12/2/11)

Acknowledgment received: 12/16 by mail

Offer accepted: Position Filled. [posted 2/15/12]

NOTES:

Missouri State University - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Added 10/19/11

The English Department at Missouri State University, located in Springfield, Missouri, anticipates an August 2012 opening for an Assistant Professor-Creative Writing (fiction), tenure-track. For a full position description and to apply online go to http://www.missouristate.edu/academicopenings. A letter of application, curriculum vitae and names and addresses for 3-5 references can be uploaded electronically via the online application form. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their research teaching, and/or service. For additional information contact Dr. W.D. Blackmon, Department Head of English, at WDBlackmon@missouristate.edu or 417-836-6565. Missouri State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution. Employment will require a background check at University expense.

LINK

Deadline: Screening of applications to begin on 10/24/2011 and will continue until position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: form with request for unofficial transcripts, writing sample, letter of reference 10/24.

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 1/18 via post.

Skype interview scheduled: yes <--- date?

Campus interview scheduled: <--date?

Offer made: 2/29

Offer accepted: yes, according to Q&A, below.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Can anyone figure out what the teaching load is for this job? I tried to research it, but some profs are teaching five classes, and others are teaching two. (And why, by the way, don't they just post what the teaching load is in these ads?)

A. It can be really hard to figure this out. The only sure way is to talk to someone who teaches there. Generally the rule is this: Community colleges are 4/4 (at least); State colleges (that is, second-tier, full undergrad public colleges) run anywhere from 4/4 to 3/3 or even 3/2; Liberal arts colleges are 3/2 or 2/2; Research universities are 2/2, 2/1, or even 1/1 for senior or prominent faculty. Some colleges do post teaching loads, but there are cases when the language is prescribed and doesn't allow it (for some stupid reason), and other cases where the college doesn't want to scare off candidates. (For example, Marymount Manhattan College, in NYC, for several years searched for a T-T fiction writer, but many good candidates turned them down—once they realized it was a 4/4 load.)

A. I contacted this job and was told that the teaching load is 4/4, but that one of the classes is rescheduled every semester as creative/research study. So that sounds like a 3/3.

C. A little off topic, but CC's are more generally 5-5 or more, not 4-4.

Northeastern Illinois University- OFFERS ACCEPTED Edit

Status: Accepting Applications until January 28, 2012. Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in Fiction

Northeastern Illinois University’s English Department welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing to begin Fall 2012. The candidate should have primary specialization in Fiction and secondary specialization in another field with an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing in hand by August, 2012. Secondary field is open. Relevant teaching experience and commitment to teaching and service are important for this position.

Candidates should have significant magazine/journal publications or a published book of fiction from a recognized press. For secondary field, provide evidence of scholarly or creative activity. We seek a colleague interested in building a creative writing program, including launching a BFA degree, organizing readings, working with literary publications, and re-imagining and growing creative writing courses. Teaching load includes introductory and advanced creative writing courses. Interest in and experience with developing community-based programs is desirable.

To apply, submit cover letter, c.v., writing sample, and three reference letters. Submit materials electronically in PDF form to Professor Bradley Greenburg, Acting Chair at B-Greenburg@neiu.edu. The deadline for applications is January 30, 2012. We will conduct interviews at AWP in Chicago at the end of February.

From MLA JIL 12/16/11

Deadline: Jan. 28

Acknowledgment received: 12/15 (email), 1/25 (email), 1/27 (email)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

AWP interview scheduled: 2/21 phone; 2/20 phone

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Invitations to campus were supposed to be made this week--anyone heard if that's happened yet?

Northern Michigan University -OFFER ACCEPTED (1 of 2?)Edit

Creative Writing: Fiction. Northern Michigan University, Department of English, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, Michigan 49855-5563.

Assistant Professor, two tenure track positions in creative writing: Fiction

The Department of English at Northern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure track position in creative writing: Fiction. MFA or PhD required. Expectations include publications, successful teaching experience at the college level, the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate workshops, and undergraduate composition and/or literature courses. A commitment to professional/scholarly/creative engagement and service is important. In addition to fiction, a secondary area of emphasis is desirable. Other responsibilities include the direction of MA and MFA theses. Competitive salary, excellent benefits, congenial department.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, transcripts, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to https://employme.nmu.edu . Applicant review will begin immediately. The position will be posted until January 15, 2012.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 01/30 (email) x3

Phone interview scheduled: 1/31

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: I KNOW ONE OFFER HAS BEEN ACCEPTED

NOTES AND QUERIES:

May be an inside candidate here. One instructor's credentials look right against the posted ad. Also, a large fraction of the faculty are former students...

I'm a little baffled because I didn't get a rejection email but I also haven't received a phone interview request. Anyone else in this category?

Ohio University - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing-Fiction.

The Department of English at Ohio University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Creative Writing: Fiction. We seek candidates of established achievement who have published at least one book. Ph.D. or MFA required. The successful candidate is expected to teach at both the graduate and the undergraduate level, publish and direct creative work, and participate in departmental/university governance. We are seeking a candidate with a commitment in working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. The position will begin in August 2012.

To apply visit, http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/1546.

Upload a cover letter, CV, and 20-page writing sample. Letters of reference will be requested upon receipt of application. Review of applications will begin Monday, January 16 and will continue until the position is filled. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

HR Listing - also posted at HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: References contacted early March.

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: SKYPE interview 2/23

Campus interview scheduled: previous post indicated campus interview scheduled in late Feb.

Offer made: 4/9/12

Offer accepted: yes, according to Q&A section below.

NOTES AND QUERIES: Have candidates been invited to campus yet? I've heard nothing, but OU contacted one of my references last week.

--Yes, campus visits have been scheduled. But perhaps they're having doubts and, hence, the reference being contacted?

OU is down to three candidates who are coming in for interviews and presentations late March early April.

It looks as though a new fiction hire replaced the initial one. What happened here?

A: The offer was initially made to a candidate, who then insisted on spousal hire (which wasn't part of the hiring agreement). The candidate then withdrew. Then tried to reaccept and then withdrew again. So the job was offered to the next candidate.



Oklahoma Baptist University - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant or Associate Professor of English: Fiction and Fiction Writing. The Division of Language and Literature at Oklahoma Baptist University invites applications for an assistant or associate professor of English, a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in August 2012. The ideal candidate will be able to teach upper-level courses in the modern or contemporary novel as well as courses in fiction writing. The successful candidate will be a strong generalist with the ability to teach expository writing, as well as in OBU’s two-semester, team-taught course on Western Civilization. Other duties include service on division and university committees, advising students, and participating in assessment.

This position requires a Ph.D. in hand before August 2012. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the ideals of Christian Liberal Arts education and will be an active member of an evangelical congregation.

Applicants should submit a C.V., three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to Mike Johnson, Director of Human Resources, Oklahoma Baptist University, Box 61141, Shawnee, Oklahoma, 74804. The division will take applications until the position is filled, but we plan to interview at the 2012 MLA conference in January.

From MLA JIL 9/30/11

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13

Campus interview scheduled: 1/19

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Generalist 2012

Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English, starting August 15, 2012. To teach four courses/semester: fiction writing, craft of fiction, introduction to creative writing, literature, and composition. Required: M.F.A. in creative writing, or doctorate in English or related area with creative dissertation; one published novel or book of short stories; expertise in Contemporary American fiction; college-level teaching experience. Preferred: Story publications in respected journals; experience with literary magazine production; participation in arrangements for visiting writers series. Salary: $42,500. Mail vita, letter of application, portfolio of sample publications, dossier (including three recent letters of reference and transcripts), to Dr. Celia Patterson, Chair, English Department, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS 66762. E-mail (queries only; no applications, please): engl@pittstate.edu; Website: http://www.pittstate.edu/department/english/index.dot . Criminal background check required. Screening begins October 28 and continues until position is filled. For more information: http://www.pittstate.edu/office/hr/jobs.do

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Oct. 28

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 12 / 5 - Campus visits are going on now. If the finalists do not work out, then the search committee will return to the stack of applications.

Offer made:

Offer accepted: December 2011

NOTES AND QUERIES:

11 / 2 - The search committee met to decide on a short list. We will meet next week to decide on phone interviews.

11 / 10 - The search committee met to decide on phone interviews. Once the questions are approved by the school's legal department, the chair will contact candidates.

- I'm just a random lurker from a different field & would like to say how awesome it is that the committee is updating the wiki. Points for open communication!

11 / 14 - Thanks! I'm a newish faculty member on the search committee, and the wiki was very helpful for me while I was on the market. On that note, depending on how phone interviews go, we may return to the application pile. Consequently, no one will get a rejection until the search is complete.

Rochester Institute of Technology - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Professor of Creative Writing with specialization in fiction & expertise in the practice of Electronic Literature/Digital Arts

Job Title / Rank: Instructional Faculty / Assistant Professor of English PC#2511 IRC52157.

Job Category: Faculty, Tenure Track. Starting Date: Late August, 2012.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION: Situated within a vibrant technological university, the English Department seeks a teacher, writer, and scholar for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing, with a specialization in fiction and expertise in the practice of Electronic Literature/Digital Arts. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in English or MFA in Creative Writing in hand, evidence of outstanding college teaching, a strong research agenda, and publication. We seek candidates who approach their subject matter with fresh critical and theoretical perspectives. Applicants with significant experience in a wide range of E-literatures are especially welcome. Interdisciplinary approaches and global perspectives are highly desired.

The successful candidate will teach both introductory and advanced fiction workshops and will develop courses in the theory and practice of electronic literature/digital arts. Teaching assignments include introductory and advanced creative writing courses, as well as general education offerings such as first-year writing. The teaching load for new faculty is two courses per quarter and includes the possibility of developing with students the Web version of the undergraduate publication, Signatures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in English or MFA in Creative Writing in hand. Evidence of outstanding college teaching. A strong research agenda. Publication record.

PREFERRED: Approaches subject matter with fresh critical and theoretical perspectives. Significant experience in a wide range of E-literatures. Interdisciplinary approaches and global perspectives. Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu. Faculty Search: IRC52157. Please submit a letter of application addressing the listed qualifications, the names of three references with contact information, a CV, and a statement of teaching philosophy.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Dr. Sandra Saari, Search Chair, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, 92 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604. engchair@rit.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Application deadline is November 7, 2011. NOTE: the website says it's now extended to 12/1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 12.17 (sample syllabus & letters of recommendation)

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12.23 (MLA interview)

Campus interview scheduled: 1.19 (for early February)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/10/2012

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q. Any guesses about what Electronic Literature/Digital Arts means in this context? Are we talking about hypertext fiction, electronic publications, multimedia writing, or what?

A. Plug any and all of it, for ex., if you've ever played a YouTube video in class, or a podcast, or had students write a blog, or tweet, or assigned a visual rhetoric analysis of a web page, that all goes directly into why you'd make a great match pedagogically. As per your cred as a Digital Artist, anytime you've published online, in e-book format, or edited/read/judged/designed an online mag, that goes in the letter. My take-away on these buzz words is that often the committee doesn't know what they mean and so you get to create that meaning for them. This is just an educated guess. I represent no committees.

Also posted at New Media & Digital Humanities 2011-2012

Rhode Island College - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant professor, Creative Writing/Fiction. Anticipated vacancy at Rhode Island College beginning fall 2012, pending funding approval, full-time, tenure track position. Requirements include Ph.D. in English with specialization in creative writing/fiction and significant fiction publications. Preferred: college teaching experience; subfield in literary nonfiction and/or creative writing pedagogy; experience supervising the production of an undergraduate literary journal; and/or willingness eventually to play an active role in program promotion and administration. The successful candidate will teach the department’s offerings in creative writing/fiction, our 200-level introduction to creative writing course, general education courses, and graduate courses (both literature and creative writing). An ongoing commitment to publishing fiction, to student advising, and to departmental and college service is expected. Application deadline: December 7, 2011. IMPORTANT: for full job description, including additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see our web site at https://employment.ric.edu/. Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College’s PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.

From MLA JIL 10/28/11

Deadline: Dec. 7, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 1/12/12

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/2/12

NOTES AND QUERIES:

San Francisco State University - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Fiction/Creative Nonfiction The Department of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University seeks candidates for an approved tenure-track position in Creative Writing, fiction with a secondary emphasis in creative nonfiction, at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2012, subject to financial ability. Responsibilities include teaching in the B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. programs; supervising M.A. and M.F.A. theses; reading yearly applications to the graduate programs; contributing to curriculum development; and campus, community, and professional service. Normal teaching load three courses per semester. Minimum qualifications: M.F.A. or equivalent with a strong commitment to university teaching; book publication; and experience teaching at the university level. Salary competitive, commensurate with qualifications. Information about the Creative Writing Department available at the following websites: http://www.sfsu.edu/~cwriting/, and http://www.sfsu.edu~poetry/. To apply: Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, a ten-page writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Semi-finalists only will be asked to send copies of their books. Send to: Hiring Committee Creative Writing Department San Francisco State University 1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco CA 94132 (415) 338-1891 Review of applications will begin November 14, 2011, and continue until suitable candidates are selected. SF State is an AA/EO employer.

(CHE 10/18)

Deadline: Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received: 1/17 +2

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 2/28

Phone interview scheduled: 2/2 x2

Campus interview scheduled: I'm not one as of 2/28, so they've extended invites to others.

Yes, four finalists were invited to campus in March.

Q: Does anyone have confirmation that campus interviews have indeed been scheduled?

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q. Does anybody know what's going on with this search? In process? On hold?

A. No idea. I submitted my app weeks ago, before the deadline, and have heard nothing, not even an acknowledgment of materials received. No request for books either.

A. Received an email in November that this posting is cancelled.

A. I think the previous responder is wrong. My guess is s/he is mistakenly referring to the University of San Francisco poetry search, which was cancelled in November.

A. I just received an email from this school asking me to fill out the demographic survey (01/17/2012). In the email it says: "Our hiring committee is reviewing applications to select candidates for phone interviews in mid-late February." So I guess the job search isn't cancelled.

A. I got this also 1/17. Pretty late though, isn't it?

Q Anybody know the financial status of SSU at moment? Cutbacks to dept? Retirement cuts?

A. Status of the entire Cal State system is: terminally ill. As in, falling ceiling tiles and no paper towel in the bathrooms.

Q. Is there any confirmation of the phone interview mentioned above? Anyone else schedule an interview?

Yes, phone interviews have occurred.

Seattle University - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in Creative Writing with a specialty in fiction. Terminal degree (Ph.D. in Creative Writing or MFA with extensive teaching experience) required by June 2012. The ideal candidate will have a record of publications in fiction, experience teaching fiction and other genres, and a commitment to excellence in teaching at all undergraduate levels. Additionally, strong academic preparation and expertise in narrative theory or some other critical specialty are desired. The new assistant professor will be responsible for developing and instructing courses in creative writing and in his/her secondary critical specialty as well as lower-division courses in literature or composition. We seek candidates who are dedicated to both publishing and teaching. Founded in 1996, the English Department's Creative Writing Program is an optional track within our BA in English Literature. Our Department also offers a BA in Film Studies. Applications must be received by November 1. Interviews will be conducted at MLA. Please submit a letter of application, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, with a focus on Creative Writing, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references online at https://jobs.seattleu.edu . Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle's Capitol Hill. More than 7,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2011" ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

Chronicle

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/15 (+2)

MLA Interview scheduled: 11/28 (+3)

Campus interview scheduled: 11/16

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anybody know the load? I emailed the admin assistant and never heard back.

A: Not sure, but would guess 3/3 or 3/2.

A2: It's a quarter system. My educated guess is the load is 6, likely 2/2/2.

Q: A new ad for this job has appeared in AWP with a February 29th, 2012 closing date. Is this unusual, since MLA interviews are scheduled? Or is it common practice if a school plans to interview at AWP too?

A: Definitely not common practice. And anyway, they couldn't very well do AWP interviews when the application deadline is the first day of the conference. This is either a second position or a mistake.

A: The new job/new deadline does not appear in the university application system. Hmmm.

Q: So what's the story with this? Any confirmation? I don't have access to the AWP job list and the HR page doesn't even have a posting for the job anymore. Could someone post this new job ad?

A: Confirmed with the department AWP did not have their authorization to re-post this job.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at SIU Carbondale seeks applications to fill a faculty position at the level of tenure-track Assistant Professor in fiction writing for the Creative Writing Program. Candidates must possess an earned MFA or Ph.D. in fiction writing or a related field, a record of national publications, and teaching experience. Principal responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, maintaining a successful publication record in the area of expertise, and serving on departmental, college, and/or university committees. Application deadline: December 23, 2011 or until filled. Send letter of application, current c.v., and writing sample to Professor Michael R. Molino, Chair, Department of English, Mail Code 4503, SIU Carbondale, 1000 Faner Dr., Carbondale, IL 62901. SIU Carbondale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration. http://english.siuc.edu/.

Chronicle

Deadline: 12/23/11

Acknowledgment received: 12/8 (personnel card by mail)

Request for Additional Materials: Recommendations, 1/10.

Rejection Letter:

Phone Interview scheduled: 1/25

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, according to Q&A section below.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

St. Edward's University (TX) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

St. Edward's University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor of English Writing and Rhetoric to begin fall 2012.

Responsibilities: Full-time teaching responsibilities (4 courses per semester) include fiction workshops, Introduction to Creative Writing (a course exposing literature and writing undergraduates to a variety of genres), and first-year Rhetoric and Composition courses. Occasional course release for creative work is available. Summer teaching is available but not required. Other responsibilities include academic advising of English Writing and Rhetoric students and informal advising for students considering MFA programs. Sponsorship of campus literary journal and/or Visiting Writers Series. Ongoing professional development. Participation in departmental curriculum planning and program assessment; participation in School of Humanities, and University projects, events, and committee assignments. Fulfillment of other required faculty responsibilities as outlined in the Faculty Manual.

Qualifications: MFA or PhD in Creative Writing or a related field. Significant publication record in fiction. Demonstrated ability to teach introductory creative writing courses and fiction workshops. The ideal candidate would also have experience teaching first-year composition and workshops in another creative genre. Educational philosophy consistent with a liberal arts emphasis and values orientation. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required.

About St. Edward's University: Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 5,300 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world.

How to Apply: Review of applications will begin in mid-September. Send cover letter, vita, samples of published work, three current letters of reference, and transcript to Creative Writing Search Committee; School of Humanities; C/M 1033; 3001 S. Congress Avenue; Austin, TX 78704-6489.

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins in mid-Sept.

Acknowledgment received: snail mail stating position already filled. Grapevine here in Texas tells me it went to an instructor at Austin Community College

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: By mail, three sentences. They have begun interviews (10/25). x2 Update: Position filled per rejection letter dated 11/10. Does anyone know who accepted the job?

Offer accepted: Position filled (according to rejection letter, above).

NOTES AND QUERIES:

SUNY Potsdam - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

English & Communication, 44 Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam, NY 13676

http://www.potsdam.edu

Assistant Professor - English - Creative Writing [16366]
The English and Communication Department at SUNY Potsdam is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor of English. This is a tenure track position with primary responsibilities in teaching Creative Writing - Fiction. Demonstrated ability to teach in another genre desirable. Teaching responsibilities normally include upper-division courses in area of specialization, lower-division courses in literature and composition, and contributions to our Master’s program in English & Communication. Full time teaching load is 24 hours per academic year plus advising and committee responsibilities. Continuing program of creative activity is expected. M.F.A. or Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2012 with teaching experience and significant publications (book preferred). The position offers opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and a supportive teaching environment. Potsdam is located in northern New York State between the Adirondack Mountains and the Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River, and is in close proximity to Ottawa, Montreal, and Lake Placid, NY. To apply for this position visit our website at https://employment.potsdam.edu, job posting no. 0600291. Applicants should upload cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and a document with name and contact information of three professional references. For full consideration applications should be received by December 12, 2011. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Online Application

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: December 12, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 12/16 (writing sample, samply syllabi)

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: Phone interview scheduled (1/16) x 2

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 4/5/2012

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Writing classes are 4 credits. Looks like a 3/3. (a department member adds here: "Most of them are, but not all. Studio/workshop courses are mostly 4 credits, but literature courses are 3, so number of courses varies from semester to semester slightly)

Question: Anyone know whether they have extended invitations to campus for second round interviews?

Answer: I had a phone interview with them, but I haven't heard back about the second round of campus interviews yet.

Q: Has anybody heard back after the phone interviews as of 3/16? Any word on the status of the search?

4/24: Anyone have news about this search?

4/30: Looks like the offer was accepted on 4/5 above.

Trinity College (CT) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Assistant Professor in Fiction Writing

The English Department at Trinity College seeks to hire an actively publishing fiction writer to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in fiction writing. Applicants for this position should have demonstrated ability to teach introductory creative writing courses and advanced fiction workshops. Ph.D. or M.F.A., publications, and teaching experience required. We particularly welcome applications from affirmative action and minority candidates. Please send a letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample by November 1 to David Rosen, Chair, Department of English, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 06106. Preliminary interviews at MLA, though we will consider alternatives. Trinity College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

From 9/13/11 MLA JIL

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: I received an email acknowledging receipt of my application and cc'ing (not blind) about 40 other applicants. So applicant beware if you are expecting confidentiality. (10/25) x2 -- a serious indiscretion (11/10, email, w/o cc's—though I would love to see who else applied!)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 1 (2/20, email) (2/22, email)

MLA (or phone) interview scheduled: Interview scheduled, NYC; Initial interview conducted on campus--not official campus interview

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Wasn't this job advertised last year? Anyone know what's up with this?

A: I interviewed at MLA for this exact job last year. The search committee was friendly and engaging. No idea what happened or why the search did not conclude with a hire. Anyone know the protocol for submitting an application (again) to a department you interviewed with? Should I act -- in the letter -- as if I never met them? Or, should I presume they didn't like me enough last year and not apply again?

Q: I was wondering the same thing, especially because I know the people who made it to the MLA round, and they were eminantly hireable.

A: No clue what is up with this job, but to the question of whether you should apply again, I would say, based on advice I've heard over the years, that yes, you should, and you should treat this as a fresh application, as the composition of the committee very likely will have changed, at least to some extent.

A. As someone who's served on CW search committees, I would say that there's always a few possibilities for why searches fail: a) funding disappears, b) the committee can't agree on finalists, c) the Dean or Provost disagrees with the finalist choices. If you applied last year, definitely apply again and don't mention anything about last year. It may be that they never even made it to the finalist stage. If anybody has insider information on what's up with this job, please share!

A: All of the above, as I understand it. I mean, a, b, and c. Anyone who made it to the MLA last year should of course try again.

Q: I applied for this job a few weeks ago and never got an email confirmation like the poster above (and the 40 cc'd people s/he mentioned). Anybody else apply and not get confirmation?

A: I applied and never got confirmation, either, just FYI.

11/10 confirmation received. (x2)

Q: Anybody know if Trinity already contacted candidates for campus visits? Or did they pull the same thing as last year? I had a good interview at MLA and the committee was very friendly. It seems like a great job, but it seems odd that a private college like this would have the funding fall through two years in a row. Anybody know what is happening here? (2/15)

Q: When was this offer made? Has it been accepted?

Offer accepted. Who got it? --> see Q&A, below.

Truman State University (MO) - JOB SEARCH CANCELLED Edit

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor of English, available August 15, 2012. This is a tenure-track position. Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching full time, committee work, and advising and mentoring writers at the undergraduate and graduate level. {C {C}

Qualifications. Required: Expertise in fiction, a strong publication record, evidence of teaching effectiveness at college level, and a Doctorate in English (or Creative Writing) or M.F.A. in Creative Writing in hand by date of appointment (August 2012) are required. Preferred: Evidence of pedagogical and professional activity in screen writing, experience with interdisciplinary work, and experience with course development are desirable.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits package includes life, health and disability insurance, retirement contributions, and partial reimbursement for moving expenses.

More information about Truman State University can be found at www.truman.edu and faculty positions at http://provost.truman.edu/positions.

Review of complete applications will begin on November 5, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone Interview scheduled: Phone interview scheduled via email 12/2 x 2

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Job search ordered cancelled due to Missouri-wide budget shortfall. To Truman's credit, they could not have been more gracious and apologetic about this, nor more indignant on behalf of their applicants.

University of ArizonaEdit

Position Summary: The Creative Writing Program in the Department of English at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in fiction, beginning August 2012. We seek an outstanding writer with significant publications (at least one book from a reputable press) and demonstrated excellence as a teacher to work with students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The MFA Program has an active partnership with the University of Arizona's Poetry Center and supports the initiatives of the College of Humanities in the areas of regional engagement and global studies. Candidates who might contribute to these initiatives are welcome. Additionally, we encourage applications from candidates with experience and interest in working with diverse students, colleagues, and communities.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in genre.
  • Mentor graduate students.
  • Maintain active publication agenda.
  • Serve on program, department, and college committees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MFA or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • A record of distinguished publication, e.g. one published book in the genre.
  • Experience and interest in working with diverse groups.

For additional information and to apply, visit </span>www.UACareers.com/ (Job 49433). Review begins 2/24/12 and remains open until filled. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer - M/W/D/V

HigherEdJobs.

Deadline: Review begins 2/24/12

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 3/19 (1)

Phone Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: Has anyone heard about this position? Phone interviews/campus? (Is anyone still checking the wiki like me :)

Q: What is happening here? Were there rejections but no interviews offered yet?

University of Indianapolis - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at the University of Indianapolis seeks candidates to fill a position of Assistant Professor with MFA and/or PhD to teach Creative Writing with a focus on Fiction Writing. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position to begin August 2012.

The new assistant professor will be responsible for developing and instructing courses in creative writing and in his/her secondary critical specialty, as well as lower-division courses in literature or composition. We seek candidates who are dedicated to teaching and publication. All department faculty teach Freshman Composition and Introduction to Literature courses and teach 25 hours per academic year.

Qualifications: MFA and/or PhD to teach Creative Writing with a focus on fiction writing required. Additional desirable areas include ability to teach editing and publishing courses and incorporate service learning. The ideal candidate will have a record of publications in fiction, experience teaching fiction and other genres, and a commitment to excellence in teaching at all undergraduate levels.

Apply electronically at http://www.uindy.edu/visitors/hr. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Online App. form: https://jobs.uindy.edu/

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 11/3/11)

Acknowledgment received: 11.8 "Will be narrowing list of candidates in early December."

Request for Additional Materials: 12.7 (writing sample, course syllabi, letters of recommendation); "We hope to have completed this round of evaluations by the end of December and to schedule telephone or online interviews in January of 2012."

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone Interview scheduled: 1/22

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: yes

Offer accepted: yes [posted 2/26]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Kansas - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Kansas English Department, Lawrence, is seeking an Assistant Professor in Creative Writing--Fiction to assume responsibilities as early as August 18, 2012. This is an academic year, tenure-track position. Successful applicant will teach introductory through graduate-level courses in fiction writing, introductory literature and writing courses, and courses in a secondary area of expertise; write and publish fiction; and serve on departmental, College, and University committees. The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge; and (4) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities. See http://www. provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/ for more information.

Required Qualifications

1. M.F.A., A.B.D., or Ph.D. in English, or equivalent, expected by start date of appointment 2. Significant publication of prose fiction, including short fiction. 3. Potential for successful teaching of creative writing courses, evidenced by letters of recommendation, teaching awards, application letter, and/or history of courses taught. Student evaluations and teaching portfolios may be solicited. 4. Additional expertise or experience in one or more of the following: digital publishing, creative writing pedagogies, speculative fiction, creative non-fiction, or poetry

Apply online and upload a letter of application (that addresses research and teaching interests), c.v., writing sample of approximately 10-20 pages, and a list of 3 references. Contact employ@ku.edu if assistance is needed uploading attachments. In addition, applicants must arrange to have a graduate transcript and three letters of recommendation that evaluate creative potential / achievement and teaching sent to:

Professor Marta Caminero-Santangelo, Chairperson , Fiction Writer Search, Department of English, 1445 Jayhawk Blvd. Rm. 3001 Wescoe Hall, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-7594

Preliminary interviews will be conducted at MLA. Review of applications begins November 1, 2011 and continues as long as needed to identify a qualified pool of applicants.

Online application at https://jobs.ku.edu/ (posting #00003505)

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/13

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Maryland - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor in Fiction Writing. The Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track, entry-level Assistant Professor in Fiction Writing to start fall 2012. MFA or comparable degree required; published book expected. To join a distinguished creative writing faculty with an MFA program. To assure consideration, please submit letter of application and C.V. by November 1, 2011. Application and materials must be submitted online at http://jobs.umd.edu. Appointment contingent upon the continued availability of funding. The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

From MLA JIL 9/13/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Via email 12/22 (+3); voice message 1/23

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 11/26 (email, phone interview)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, see Q&A.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Is this accurate? The Maryland HR site does not recognize this job.

A: It is currently advertised in the MLA Job List. Sometimes HR sites lag behind ads--this is not uncommon. You might want to alert their HR to the problem if you want to apply.

Spoke with HR and they checked with dept: this was an accidental posting on MLA (at least at this date)

FYI: this job has now (as on 9/21/11) been posted on the Maryland HR application portal: http://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55505

Q: They notified someone about an interview the day after Thanksgiving? Has anyone else received an interview request?

University of Nebraska-Lincoln - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks a specialist in fiction writing, for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level. The successful candidate will teach courses in fiction writing at the graduate and undergraduate levels, will supervise MA theses and Ph.D dissertations and serve on graduate student committees. Candidate must have an MFA or Ph.D in English with a specialization in creative writing by August 2012, evidence of successful teaching, and an extensive publication record, including at least one book published by a national press. We welcome secondary interests and expertise in one or more of the following: creative nonfiction; contemporary technologies and new outlets for creative work; LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies; Great Plains Studies; Ethnic Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. Applicants should go to http://employment.unl.edu requisition #100658 and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information form and apply online. Applicants should be prepared to attach a letter of application and a curriculum vitae to their online application. Please do not send paper applications. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2011, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Writing sample, recs, syllabi and teaching statement, Nov. 8. +3

Rejection Letter: Post MLA-interview, an email to let me know they have made an offer. [posted 2/1]

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled: 12/2 (MLA)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/9 (+3) Campus Interviews completed

Offer made: yes, per rejction letter noted above.

Offer accepted: yes, 2/21/12

NOTES AND QUERIES:

There is a strong inside candidate here.

No way the inside candidate won't get this job. Also directs the writing conference.

Posts like the ones above are detrimental to the interview process. All candidates are receiving equal treatment from the search committee, and comments made by people who are not privy to all the particulars of the current situation in the department can sabotage a candidate's campus visit.

The interview process is between the interviewers and the interviewees. The comment about the inside candidate is a heads up to the other people who read the wiki, and one they can either take or leave. If I were the interviewee in a situation like this, you can bet I'd like to know. And if a person doesn't want to know, they shouldn't read the wiki.

Indeed, I mean what's the point of an annoymous Wiki?

A: To share relevant and helpful information.

University of New Orleans - AWP INTERVIEWS COMPLETEDEdit

University of New Orleans. Assistant Professor of English–Nonfiction Writing. Assistant Professor of English. Specialization: Fiction Writing. Tenure-track position to begin Fall 2012. MA in creative writing, MFA or PhD, & record of significant publications in fiction, including at least one book, required. Expertise in teaching fiction writing is required; experience teaching fiction literature is also required, as is commitment to the development of the fiction concentration in an established MFA program. Responsibilities: three courses per semester, including a graduate workshop in fiction, & direction & reading of MFA theses. Salary offer competitive, commensurate with experience & qualifications. Send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, & a sample of fiction approximately 30 pages long to: Peter Schock, Chair, Department of English, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (all materials may be sent as e-mail attachments to pschock@uno.edu). Deadline for application:February 24, 2012. EOE/AA (AWP)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

AWP Interview scheduled: AWP interview, one of eight, waiting to hear about campus

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

I was interviewed in Chicago for the playwriting position [not posted here or anywhere on wikia], told I could email to check on status, have done so, but have heard nothing. Has anyone heard anything about positions posted here? I read an article March 20 that said LSUs were "battling it out" over monies allocated to them in LA budget. Also read that on April 17 they appointed a new head of Graduate Studies.

--I was interviewed for fiction at AWP. They said they'd be moving fast to bring people to campus. I emailed after one week to confirm I wasn't one of the campus invitees. Didn't hear back. Very weird, since they'd been formerly VERY in touch and very reachable. I know of one other person who was interviewed (non fiction); she's heard nothing either.

--Thank you so much for your response. I agree - they were extremely reachable and encouraged me to get in touch with them if I had questions or wanted to know status. I wonder if the budget has somehow not been given final approval. Again, thanks for the response - I was feeling out there in the desert with no compass. Still have no compass but ... :)

University of Notre Dame - POSITION FILLEDEdit

English, 356 O'Shaughnessy, Notre Dame, IN 46556. http://english.nd.edu

Fiction Writer. Rank: Tenure Track Assistant Professor. We seek a fiction writer, at the assistant professor level, to teach primarily in our well-established undergraduate- and graduate-level Creative Writing Program. Fiction writers who have published at least one novel or collection of stories with a nationally recognized press are encouraged to apply. Publications in another genre are desirable. MFA degree or equivalent expected. Please send letter of interest and vita to Orlando Menes, Director of Creative Writing, Dept. of English, 356 O'Shaughnessy, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 46556, by October 31st, 2011, and indicate whether you plan to attend the MLA convention in January 2012.

The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity educator and employer with strong institutional and academic commitments to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women, minorities, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are encouraged to apply. Information about Notre Dame, including our mission statement, is available at http://www.nd.edu. Information about Notre Dame's creative writing program is also available at http://www.nd.edu/~alcwp/

From MLA JIL 9/14/11

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 16 (Glitch in system. Thought they were sent out much earlier.)

Request for Additional Materials: Nov. 21 (Teaching statement, writing sample, recs) +4

Rejection Letter: 12/15 (via email)

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled: MLA interview 12/13

Campus interview scheduled: yes (see below)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Hire identified in Q&A section below.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anyone know where the process is? [12/14]

A: Pretty sure it's in a conference room somewhere in South Bend, Indiana. [12/14]

A: They are doing campus visits [posted 2/6]

University of Pittsburgh - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

English, 526 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 http://www.english.pitt.edu

Assistant Professor, Fiction Writing
The Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh anticipates an Assistant Professor position, pending budgetary approval, in Fiction Writing, tenure track, to teach undergraduate and MFA Students. Required: extensive experience and publication. MFA or other advanced degree preferred. For a position as an Assistant Professor, we expect at least one book and/or significant publication in journals. Experience in digital media desirable. Applicants should be interested in helping to support a large, extremely active undergraduate major as well as a nationally recognized Master of Fine Arts program that runs several reading and collaborative arts series on campus and in the community.

Course load: normally 4/year; competitive salary. Tenure is awarded for excellence in teaching, research, publication and service. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send a letter and curriculum vita by November 4th to Don Bialostosky, Chair, Department of English, University of Pittsburgh, 526 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. We will ask for a writing sample and letters at a later stage of the review. We plan to interview candidates at the MLA convention in Seattle January 5-8 or on campus in early January.

MLA 9/30/11

Acknowledgment received: 2

Request for Additional Materials: 11/11, transcripts, teaching materials, writing sample +6

Rejection Letter: 11/11 "We received a large and impressive pool of applications . . ." +4; 12/14 (after request for more materials); 1/17, rejection letter (after MLA interview)

MLA Interview scheduled: MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULED [posted 12/14]

Campus interview scheduled: campus interviews scheduled <--date?

Offer made: March?

Offer accepted: yes, see Q&A below.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

(Any further information about this offer and the status of the position? Thanks for sharing, if you have some info.)

University of South Dakota - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of South Dakota invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with specialization in fiction writing. Expertise in a second genre is highly desirable. Expertise in Native American literature is desirable but not required.

Excellence in teaching is expected, both in the classroom and in mentoring students outside the classroom. Teaching responsibilities focus on creative writing and literature courses. An ongoing agenda for creative publication is assumed. Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, USD's English Department offers BA/BS, MA, and PhD degrees, with creative writing specializations available at all levels; it hosts South Dakota Review and the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference. USD is the state's flagship liberal arts university.

Teaching experience and book publication are required, as is an MFA in Creative Writing or a PhD in English (or equivalent). Additional publications, readings, and presentations are desirable. Anticipated date of appointment is August 22, 2012. Salary is commensurate with rank.

To apply submit: CV, application letter, graduate transcript, at least three letters of reference, and a representative sample of creative writing via https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu . Additional materials may be submitted to: John Dudley, Chair, English Department, The University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390.

Screening begins December 27, 2011 and continues until a suitable candidate is hired.

MLA JIL 12/2/11

Deadline: Dec. 27

Acknowledgment received: "Your application is complete." 12/28

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 2 (notified on 1/21)

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: yes

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES:

University of Southern Mississippi (Fiction Writer) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for two tenure‑track positions in creative writing, a fiction writer and a poet, to begin August 2012. Successful candidates will teach 3 courses per semester, including graduate and undergraduate workshops and other courses, contribute to program development, work on the Mississippi Review, serve on thesis and dissertation committees, and perform other program and departmental service. Requires terminal degree, a strong publication record in journals and at least one book published by a national press, and excellence in teaching. Preferred qualifications: Ph.D., editorial experience. The department’s distinguished Center for Writers in the Department of English has 30‑35 active graduate students in creative writing. Hattiesburg is a pleasant small city with a metro population of 150,000 situated about 90 miles from New Orleans and 65 miles from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Application deadline is Nov. 1, 2011. Please submit letter of application, CV, a statement on teaching, a writing sample, and three recommendations electronically to http://www.usm.edu/employment‑hr/.

MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/4

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: <--date?

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES:

Sounds like candidates have been invited to campus. (Q: when did you hear this?)

Is the VAP on faculty an inside candidate?

Well, the VAP was hired, so it would certainly appear so.

University of Utah - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

University of Utah seeks to appoint a fiction writer. Substantial record of publication, preferably a book, expected along with teaching experience @ university level. Expertise in a 2nd genre [read: hybridity, new-media writing, etc.] desirable. Letters of application & CVs to Professor Lance Olsen, 255 S. Central Campus Drive, Rm. 3500, SLC, UT, 84112. Postmarked by November 1. Interviews @ MLA. To apply, go to: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/9665.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Request for writing sample via email (Oct. 25) +7 (Nov. 14) +1

Rejection Letter: 12/12 (via email) 12/12 (via email)

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/5.

Campus interview scheduled: 1/9.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Vermont - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English in the College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing: Fiction to begin August 2012. The writer hired for this position will teach introductory through upper-level undergraduate courses in creative writing, and serve as academic advisor for English majors. A secondary interest and expertise in teaching contemporary literature - short fiction and/or the novel - is desirable. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Minimum requirements: MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction), or PhD in English with a concentration in Creative Writing (Fiction); at least one book of fiction from a reputable trade, independent literary, or university press; undergraduate teaching experience. Salary, teaching load, and research support are highly competitive.

Apply online at http://www.uvmjobs.com . Search for position using department name (English) only. Attach letter of application and CV, along with a statement of teaching philosophy. Please also provide the names and contact information of three recommenders. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2011. Interviews with finalists (who will be asked for books and other supporting materials) to be held at MLA in Seattle, WA, January 5th and 6th.

LINK - HERC

Deadline: review begins Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/10, request for teaching statement, 20 pg sample, rec letters, fiction syllabus. (3)

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/1

Campus interview scheduled: yes, see below.

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, see Q&A below.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: Has anyone heard anything about campus visits?

A: Campus visits took place in January.

Warren Wilson College (NC) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Undergraduate Writing Program of Warren Wilson College seeks a fiction writer to join our faculty and assist us in shaping our growing program. The Writing Program, which exists alongside and shares faculty and courses with the English Department, offers a creative writing major and minor with tracks in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. In addition, the Writing Program houses first-year writing and a Writing Center, supports a literary journal, and hosts a reading series and twice-a-year Writer-in-Residence.

This is a full-time, entry-level position in an extended contract system with a 3-3 load. All regular writing faculty teach broadly, with courses that include introductory and advanced multi-genre classes, tiered single-genre workshops, first-year composition, and occasional first-year seminars. Faculty in this position will also develop readings courses in their expertise that contribute to a category of genre-study through immersion in contemporary literatures.

We seek candidates with an M.F.A. and/or Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature (in hand by August 2012). The successful candidate will have significant and relevant publications, evidence of excellence in and commitment to teaching undergraduates at a residential college, and the expectation of continued creative and/or scholarly work. Warren Wilson College, known for its low-residency MFA, is a tier-one nationally ranked, independent liberal arts college organized around a unique Triad education of academics, work, and service; current campus-wide initiatives emphasize sustainability thinking and interdisciplinary teaching. (Learn more at our website: http://www.warren-wilson.edu .)

Interested candidates should submit (electronically) a cover letter, c.v., and statement of teaching philosophy to Academic Affairs (Warren Wilson College, PO Box 9000, Asheville, NC 28815-9000). Review of applications will begin November 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: October 31 +1, Nov.1

Request for Additional Materials: 12/1 email. Three questions requiring narrative responses about the candidate's fit with WWC and In addition to answering these questions, the search committee requests that you forward the following: three current letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching excellence, and graduate transcripts (Also added that starting income is 45,000) (+4)

$45,000 is on the very low end of what a full-time asst. prof should make anywhere in the US. I wonder why they include that at this stage in the process: as a warning? As an opening gambit? I'm not applying for this job, but let me just say that no matter *what* they say, and no matter what your situation is, salary is something you negotiate, not something the institution gets to decide up front. If you're offered this job, tell them to take that lowball offer and shove it. Working for a progressive college (or any college) doesn't mean that you take a vow of poverty.

Random Respondent to Above: $45,000 is not that shocking. Last year 2 of my campus interviews stated the salary would be $45,000. Warren Wilson's disclosure at this early stage shows integrity and should not be considered a "warning" or "opening gambit." Look around. How many of these ads or the acknowledgments you've been receiving include the salary? Not many. You won't know the salary until you're sitting before the Chair or Dean during your campus visit and sometimes you still won't know the salary. It will come with the offer. Do I work for Warren Wilson? I wish! The place is in the mountains near Asheville. But definitely negotiate. The poster is right-on about that. Your entire salary range for the rest of your career depends on it.

Random Respondent to Above: Anyway you look at it, $45,000 is low. Anyway you look at it, asking applicants to write three small composition papers about how wonderfully they match with the institution is immature. And maybe that's what they're looking for: immature candidates who will teach only at the undergraduate level, according to the job description, and will receive no academic rank or tenure. Immature candidates with "significant publications," of course.

To continue: Asking a writer to write some narrative answers to how well they fit into an institution is crazy? Most professors are required to submit evaluations for job review that include a narrative portion and I don't think asking this of a job candidate it out of bounds. They have a culture they wish to preserve, why is that a bad thing? And while $45,000 doesn't match the salaries of investment bankers, it is certainly not poverty. Surely that is a metaphor, but it's lazy rhetoric and privileged reasoning.

If you're 24 and single, $45,000 is great. If you're 35 with 3 kids, $45,000 is poverty.

So then you shoudl use birth control or get a different job.

Attacking a stranger urging job applicants to fight for the best possible salary is wrongheaded--to say the best that can be said of it. The author indicating that 45K is low is right. It is low, as are several other starting salaries advertised this year (though most of them are at state u.s, not relatively well-off schools like WW). And the respondent who says Asheville is a desirable place to live and that location is an important point to consider is also right, obviously. No doubt this year's low starting salaries are related to the current political and economic climate. But to call the complaint about that number "privileged reasoning" (a phrase more telling about its writer than anything else) also suggests that one has not had much experience on the professor-side of the great departmental divide. It is unusual for an English Department to request a written narrative describing how an applicant would make a good addition to its faculty; the analogy to performance review narratives is flawed, because the latter involves a faculty member writing about work accomplished, not work imagined. What WW is asking for this year is more similar to the college admissions essays high school seniors write. Disappointing, strange, probably, in the end, totally benign.

Thank you for the support. It's nice to see an intelligent voice here. The bottom line is very simple. Fight for decent pay. A contract between an employer and a teacher is a two-way relationship. Applicants are asked to prove that they will be committed to the institution -- but the institution must also convince us that it will be committed to its employees. None of us is going to get rich teaching these classes, but good employers will make sure that you won't be struggling to pay your bills -- and that your dedication and hard work will be acknowledged and rewarded.

I'm the person who posted the original comment, and I have to say it's really interesting to see this dialogue. Just to be clear: I am an associate prof (nine years as a full timer) who makes about $90,000. I'm on the market this year to support a spouse. The reason I make what I make is that I negotiated very aggressively when I switched jobs (pre-tenure) a number of years ago. I'm the primary earner in my family (two kids), and let me tell you, even as lucky and privileged as I absolutely am, it's *still* not easy. Keep in mind that as an academic your earnings, over a lifetime, will only increase within a very narrow range. It's not like the corporate world where one can (in theory) move up the ladder from, say, bank teller to branch manager to regional executive, etc. You will, most likely, *never* make more than $120,000, if that—and that's fifteen or twenty years from now! Do the math—think about putting a down payment on a house in your area, paying for childcare, saving for retirement, saving for college, replacing your car, and so on. Think hard about how much it will cost to live in a community with good public schools (or the cost of paying for private schools). And then get in there and fight for the middle class life you deserve. Keep in mind that the dean you're talking to has an income in the six figures and that even the campus police (as we all know) probably make more than you will. And then ask yourself: is it really costing Warren Wilson College that much to pay me $55k or $60k as a starting salary? Don't just do it for yourself—do it for all of us. Because believe me, these deans talk to each other, and they know that driving down expectations saves them money in the long term.

I'm not sure I understand all the outrage over the salary. Yes, I get that candidates should fight for better wages and all that, but I'm talking about the surprise over a small liberal arts college (that focuses on undergrads) offering 45K for a non-tenure track starter job. Any entry-level, undergrad CW job at a SLAC or regional state university is going to pay in this range (low 40s to low 50s). This job isn't associated with the Warren Wilson Low-Res program--it's an undergrad job that also has the person teach comp and literature. It's also not the kind of job you would ideally stay in w/ good publications, as you would obviously want to move on to an MFA program. Nothing about this job screams "long term."

Nothing screams "long term"? Warren Wilson is a highly respective liberal arts college with an innovative service-learning model. It's definitely a place where *some* people would want to stay. Many writers choose to teach at undergrad-only institutions even if they have the option of joining an MFA program instead—it depends on what kind of teaching you prefer. And this isn't a "non tenure track starter job"—it's a full time position that offers an extended contract in a school that doesn't have a tenure system (like Hampshire or Bennington).

A few things I didn't mention in my previous post: 1) This is what, the second or third year the job has been advertised? Doesn't that alarm you? 2) The salary, while not shocking, is on the low end and they're telling you the salary upfront--that's somewhat of a red flag 3) You should read the Chronicle of Higher Ed forums, where a few posters discuss WWC on the "Interview Experience" board--some interesting posts there that suggest the university is not on the most stable financial grounds and the relationship between the faculty and the president is problematic. Look, I'm not suggesting that it's a terrible job, but from everything I've gathered, it doesn't seem like a destination job. What's wrong with that? How many people stay in one job their entire lives?

No one can cry poverty and make demands for the life they "deserve" better than the American middle class.

Nor can anyone can throw stones into the well from which they drink like a misguided product of that group.

It's funny to see job seekers reciting the rhetoric of factory owners, trying to convince themselves -- and others -- that you can certainly support a family of five on $45,000 a year."And if you can't," they tell you, "don't have babies." An employer's wet dream: workers with no children, no maternity leaves, no interest in improving their living conditions, no sense of criticism, no desire to fight for decent pay -- only eternal gratitude. The job will most likely be offered to you by someone at Warren Wilson who makes $120,000 a year. Take it or leave it, but don't try to tell us that it's a good deal.


Rejection Letter: 1/6 (email), 1/14 (email), post dossier/phone interview rejection 2/5

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 1/17 Phone interview scheduled

Campus interview scheduled: 2/02 x 2

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: What is an "extended contract system" exactly? Should I take from this that it is not a tenure track professor position?

A: Assume it means they do not have a tenure system; instead they offer extended, renewable contracts (although how extended is not clear from ad). Some schools do operate with this kind of system, although it's often a sign of a school with not much expectation for research activity.

A. Hampshire College also has a three year review system instead of a tenure system. There are a number of liberal arts colleges that have some kind of system like this as an alternative to tenure (mostly colleges founded or re-developed in the 1970s; Bennington College is perhaps the most well known). It really doesn't have much to do with research expectations (as faculty at these places are expected to be extremely productive)—it's part of the non-traditional philosophy of the institution. It does, however, make faculty vulnerable to extreme changes in the institutional mission, as happened at Bennington in 1993 when a third of the full-time faculty was fired.

Q. What happened to this job 2 years ago? Was it a failed search? Canceled? Did they hire someone and now someone new has vacated?

West Chester University (PA) - Fiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

West Chester University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for the position of Creative Writing/Fiction Specialist. There is a four course teaching responsibility per semester, with two courses per semester in general education writing.

Requirements: Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. or M.F.A. completed or expected by August, 2012, in Creative Writing, or in English, with demonstrated commitment to fiction writing and the teaching of fiction writing as primary field of study; fiction publication; and experience teaching composition at the college level.

Preferences: Preferred candidates will also have experience teaching fiction writing at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels; and an active research agenda with a history of conference presentations and articles submitted for publication. Editing and fiction publication with premier journals and presses is desirable, as is experience in distance education and/or screenwriting.

Finalists must demonstrate effective teaching and communication skills during an on-campus interview. References with contact information will be required prior to interview.

Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and dossier including three letters of reference and undergraduate and graduate transcripts to: Dr. Victoria Tischio, Chair, Dept. of English, 700 S. High Street, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383-2124. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2011 and continue until the position has been filled. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins Oct. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled: Phone interview scheduled (12/27)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/27

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Poetry (full-time / tenure-track)Edit

Auburn University - Poetry - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for two tenure-track positions as Assistant Professor in creative writing -- one with a specialization in fiction, one with a specialization in poetry -- to begin Fall semester 2012. The teaching load is 3-2, with assignments primarily in upper-division and graduate writing courses in the genre of specialization (we offer concentrations in creative writing at the undergraduate and graduate levels), but with some teaching in the core curriculum (first-year composition and sophomore literature).

Required qualifications include an appropriate terminal degree in creative writing (MFA, MA) by the August 16, 2012, starting date; a strong academic background; significant publications in the genre of specialization, including publications in a range of reputable journals; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing; potential for continuing success in publication, research, and other creative/professional/scholarly activities; interest in teaching core curriculum courses in first-year composition and/or sophomore literature; and good potential as a colleague taking part in the life and work of the department. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Desirable qualifications include a PhD. in creative writing; publication of at least one book in the genre of specialization from a major university or commercial press; experience teaching creative writing in the genre of specialization at the college or university level; and experience teaching first-year composition and/or sophomore literature. Additional desirable qualifications include publications and experience in teaching creative non-fiction at the college or university level.

Send CV and a letter of application clearly indicating the genre of specialization postmarked by November 1, 2012, to Victor Villanueva; Head, Department of English; 9030 Haley Center; Auburn University, AL 36849-5203. Applications will be acknowledged by departmental letter. Review of applications will begin November 1. Initial interviews will be conducted by telephone or videoconference.

HigherEdJobs

Acknowledgment received: Oct 27, snail mail confirmation

Request for Additional Materials: October 31, email, poetry position. x 3; 11/11 request for materials x 4; 11/15 x 1, 11/17 x3, 11/21 x1

Rejection Letter:

Phone or videoconference interview scheduled: January 16, Skype interview scheduled via email from the search chair. X2

Campus interview scheduled: yes, around 1/23 (see below)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [posted 3/18]

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: It appears as though MLA interviews are scheduled for Auburn's fiction position but not for their poetry position?

Q: Any word post-skyping for anybody? Has anybody heard about a campus invite?

A: Post-Skype interview, I recieved an email (on 1/23) stating that invitations to campus had been extended.

Colby-Sawyer College (NH) - Assistant Professor in Humanities (Poetry)Edit

Summary: The chosen candidate will be an innovative, energetic educator who will teach courses in poetry as well as recent world literature, college composition and other writing courses to serve our writing and communication studies areas, such as creative writing or journalism.

Requirements: PhD in literary studies, English or directly related. A minimum of two years of related teaching experience at the undergraduate level, including experience teaching poetry. Graduate coursework or research in poetry, or demonstrated in-depth knowledge of poetry. Demonstrated success as a writer, through national or international publication, receipt of national or international awards in writing, or similar accomplishments.

College Employment Site

Deadline: 07-18-2012

  • Q: Does this job actually start in 2013 or Fall 2012?
  • A: Fall 2012.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (MLA, phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Columbia College Chicago - POSITION CANCELLEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English: Creative Writing - POETRY {C}

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution of over 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students, emphasizing arts, media, and communications in a liberal arts setting. {C}

The Department of English in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Columbia College Chicago seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing—Poetry, beginning August 2012 (contingent upon funding). Qualifications include at least one published book (poetry); a solid record of magazine/journal publications; MFA, PhD, or equivalent; and college-level teaching experience. The position includes teaching in both undergraduate (BA/Creative Writing-Poetry) and graduate (MFA/Creative Writing-Poetry) programs, as well as College service and advising, administrative, and other duties within the Department of English. Poets who would enhance the diversity of cultural, gender, ethnic, or national perspectives within the department are particularly encouraged to apply. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday, November 15, 2011. The Search Committee plans to conduct interviews at the 2012 MLA Convention in Seattle.

UPDATE:

EXTENDED DEADLINE for receipt of applications is Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.

INTERVIEWS will be conducted at the 2012 AWP CONVENTION in Chicago, rather than at the MLA Convention in Seattle, as previously announced.

PLEASE NOTE: those who have already successfully applied for the position electronically will receive a new email confirmation and need not reapply.

How To Apply: Application is comprised of the following:
• Application letter (Cover Letter)
• Curriculum Vitae
• 10-page poetry sample
• Sample undergraduate/graduate-level poetry workshop syllabus
• Teaching philosophy statement

Please combine all materials in a single PDF file, and sent via email—bearing your last name and the Job ID (100274) in the subject line—to Nicole Wilson (nwilson@colum.edu)—i.e., “Doe, 100274”; upon email receipt of materials, applicants will receive electronic confirmation.

• Two letters of recommendations

Please send the letters of recommendations via post mail to: Nicole Wilson, Associate Programs Director, Creative Writing, Department of English, Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605.

Columbia College Chicago encourages qualified female, LGBTQ, disabled, and minority individuals to apply for all positions.
For more information, please visit us at: http://www.COLUM.edu

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: Nov. 15 Extended Deadline: Dec. 19

Acknowledgment received: 1 (Dec. 2)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

AWP interview scheduled: YES. Queried and was told interview invitations had been made. (2/14/12)

NOTES:

Q. (3/3): When was cancellation notice received?


Q: Any movement yet? (2/1)

J: They've changed their minds about MLA, and will be interviewing at AWP in Chicago instead, this according to the job posting on their Web site.

Dear Poets:

Please help spread the word that the deadline for the tenure-track poetry position (contingent upon funding) at Assistant Professor level at Columbia College Chicago, beginning Fall 2012, has been EXTENDED to Dec. 19. We will be conducting interviews at AWP in Chicago rather than at MLA in Seattle. Please also help spread the word that all poets whose applications we already have will receive an e-mail verification from us. ANY APPLICANT WHO DOES NOT RECEIVE AN E-MAIL VERIFICATION FROM US SHOULD APPLY AGAIN, VIA E-MAIL, to Nicole Wilson at nwilson@colum.edu. I regret this intrusion into the wiki space, which I respect as being for job-seekers, not for search committees. The desire to reach all potential applicants and to alert them of the possible need to re-submit applications via e-mail (rather than the electronic system previously in place) impels this one-time intrusion.

Sincerely,

Lisa Fishman

______________

Dear Lisa: Thank you very much for the update on this position. There is no need to apologize; it is perfectly legitimate for search committees to use the wiki to communicate with potential job candidates. Best wishes for your search. --Una74 00:15, December 3, 2011 (UTC)

Cornell University - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Creative Writing Program of the Cornell University English Department invites applications for a poet with an M.F.A. degree in Creative Writing and at least one full-length book of poetry for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professorship beginning July 2012. The position involves teaching creative writing at the undergraduate and graduate level, teaching composition, perhaps teaching an occasional literature course, and assisting with program administration. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, dossier of recommendation letters, and a sample of your poems (20-30 pages) to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1267, and send a book of your poems to Poet Search, English Department, Cornell University, 250 Goldwin Smith Hall, Ithaca NY, 14853. Please include a SASE if you would like your book returned. Deadline: December 15, 2011.

From MLA JIL 11/18/11

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/9/12

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q: Any news here? (2/1)

Question about rec letters for this job: the Cornell system (it seems, unless I'm misunderstanding) requires you to indicate your recommenders, then they email them to have them upload their letters directly to the system. Does anyone know if there's a workaround so that I can use my Interfolio letters?

A: Yes, there is. If your online application asks you to provide the email address of your letter writer, you can use the Interfolio Online Application delivery service to submit your letters of recommendation. See intructions at this link: http://www.interfolio.com/helpcenter/index.cfm/198

East Carolina University - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at East Carolina University (http://www.ecu.edu/english/) seeks applicants for a position in Poetry Writing at the assistant professor level to begin August 13, 2012. Successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate poetry workshops in the Creative Writing Program and literature courses; work with students on theses; engage in creative/scholarly writing and publishing; serve on committees; and participate actively in the life and governance of the Creative Writing Program, including its efforts to recruit, advise, and retain students. Appropriate service to the university, community and profession is expected. This is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment; salary competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Qualifications: Required: MFA or PhD with creative dissertation by August 13, 2012; significant poetry publications (at least one book of poetry with a nationally recognized press); and demonstrated ability to teach poetry writing. All degrees should be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must complete a candidate profile and submit a letter addressing the qualifications cited above, a curriculum vitae, and 8-10 poems or pages of poetry online. In addition, arrange for three letters of professional reference to be sent to: Jeffrey Johnson, Chair, Department of English, East Carolina University, Bate Building 2201, Mail Stop 555, Greenville, NC 27858-4353.

Additional documentation may be requested. Screening begins November 20, 2011; position open until filled. Official transcript required upon employment.

Online App. Form: https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=67023&jtsrc=www.higheredjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/15 x2 (15 total)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview): 1/19 (email noted that three campus interviews have been scheduled)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, per List of Hires section below.

NOTES:

Eastern Illinois University- CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Tenure-track position in Creative Writing, Poetry. We seek candidates with expertise primarily in poetry but with experience also in one or more of the following: fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting and screenwriting. Publication in area of specialization and preparation for teaching creative writing at undergraduate and graduate levels required. Successful candidate will be able to contribute to our two-year MA program, our undergraduate major, and General Education curricula. We seek excellent teachers with wide interests and creative promise. PhD by date of appointment. Fall 2012 start.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and dossier (letters of recommendation and official or unofficial transcripts) by November 4, 2011, to Dana Ringuette, Chair, Department of English, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920-3099. We will interview at the MLA conference.

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: phone call 12/14 for MLA interview

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: <---approx. date?

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q: Anyone know what the course load is here?

A: The course load is 3/3 with reductions for certain types of service, and one year of "pre-tenure course reduction" (2 courses off in one year).

One offer was extended and accepted, but a second line was opened, and additional campus interview scheduled in April.

Emory University - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English/Creative Writing (Poet). Faculty appointment for an advanced assistant professor in undergraduate English/Creative Writing Program. Requirements: MFA or PhD; significant publications including at least one book of poems from an established press; Creative Writing teaching experience. Load: 2-2, primarily workshops, with supervision of honors theses, and opportunities to teach literature courses in English. Desirable: Writing Program administration experience; interest in a secondary genre, and/or area of literary specialization. Qualified applicants should send dossier, including C.V., three letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about the writer's work and teaching experience, and a writing sample to: Creative Writing Program, Emory University, 537 Kilgo Circle, Room N209, Callaway Center, Atlanta, GA 30322. Review of applications begins November 10; interviews will be conducted at MLA in Seattle.

From MLA JIL 9/15/11 - also posted at Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 10

Acknowledgment received: 5

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1 (letter said there were 170 highly qualified applicants and my credentials were impressive)

MLA interview scheduled: 3 (12/23, via telephone call from search chair)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Yes

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Hire noted in Q&A section below.

NOTES:

Q: Is Jake Adam York an inside candidate for this? Does anyone (including him--if he'd like to anonymously reply!) know?

A: I don't know why he would be, even as he is visiting at Emory this year. It sounds as if they are looking for someone more junior for this position.

C: Thanks for the insight--it's fun to hope (both for his success and an open door to others).

Q: The wait is tough; surely they've called people to campus already? Gossip? Anyone in-th-know lurking? Have mercy and update us!

A: Was told at MLA that candidates would be contacted in the first week of Feb.

A: On Monday the 23rd, they invited their candidates to campus.

Fairfield University - POSITION FILLED Edit

Fairfield University in Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing: Poetry in the English Department, beginning August 2012. The successful candidate will teach courses in creative writing, poetry, first-year writing, editing and publishing, and other areas within the hire's specialization, plus help coordinate the undergraduate literary magazine. There may be additional opportunities to edit Dogwood, the University's national literary journal, and to teach in Fairfield University's low-residency MFA program. Additional information is available through the job posting at http://www.fairfield.edu. Required qualifications: Ph.D. or MFA; evidence of teaching excellence; and major poetry book award or two published books of poetry. Desirable qualifications include editorial experience with a magazine/journal and experience administering an undergraduate or graduate writing program. For initial consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of references. Please send materials to Chair, Poetry Search Committee, Department of English, Fairfield University, DM 130, Fairfield, CT 06824. Materials must be postmarked by Dec. 1, 2011.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/2; 12/5; 12/6 via email

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 12/7 x 3

Campus interview scheduled: 12/23 (email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Good luck with that!

  • ^^^ so what happened to the offer that had been posted as being made on 1/10 ... was this an error?
  • A: A first offer was made last week. I imagine it has been turned down, and they're moving on to the second choice.
  • Received email informing of search continuation. 2/22

Offer accepted: Received letter informing me that the position has been filled, 4/10

NOTES:

Q: Interesting... the IP address shows someone from Fairfield/Bridgeport/Stratford, CT is posting about this job offer. A: People are tracking IP addresses at this site?

A: It's possible someone from the SC or in the dept. posted the info about the offer ... yes, IP addresses are visible in the edit history of any page (click the down arrow next to the "Edit" button at the very top of the page to get access to "History.") If you don't want your IP to show up here, create a User ID for this site, which will mask your IP address (and also hide the ads).

(7 Nov) Went to the human resources page but did not see the job posted. http://www.fairfield.edu/hr/hr_openings_faculty.html

  • Ad for this position was posted in MLA JIL 11/11/11. Perhaps they haven't updated their HR site yet?

Grinnell College (Ethnic American Literature, Poetry Writing)- POSITION FILLEDEdit

Tenure-track position in the Department of English (Ethnic American Literature and Poetry Writing), starting Fall 2012. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible.

The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters will include Literary Analysis, a survey and an advanced seminar in Ethnic American literature, and eventually introductory and advanced courses in poetry writing. Every few years one course will be Tutorial (a writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, oriented toward a special topic of the instructor's choice).

In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They also should discuss what they can contribute to efforts to cultivate a wide diversity of people and perspectives, a core value of Grinnell College. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 11, 2011.

Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts (copies are acceptable), statement of teaching philosophy, a set of recent teaching evaluations, a writing sample, and also provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Astrid Henry, at EnglishSearch2@grinnell.edu or 641-269-4655.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/20 (syllabi) x3, 11/21 (poetry) x2

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/14 MLA interview [copied from Other Ethnic American page]

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [From Other Ethnic American 2012: "Position has been filled according to HR email."]

NOTES:

2/3 Anyone hear news since MLA interviews?

DAMN! I was one who got a request for more materials. For those interviewing with them in Seattle, do you care to talk about your cv in terms of books/pubs? I need some insight as to why I can get close but not close enough. Thanks!

A: It's hard to know why exactly one does or doesn't get interview. I have some journal/book chapter pulblications, both scholarly and creative, no books (except an edited collection), years and years of teaching, very eclectic CV and areas of multi-ethnic/global interest. I don't even apply for the straight CW positions because I don't have a book (yet) out. I think it becomes a matter of feel and, yes, luck. Good luck--since you get nibbles, I'd imagine at some point you will get bites....

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2012

Hamilton College - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English/Creative Writing (Poetry). The Department of English and Creative Writing at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing (Poetry) at the rank of Assistant Professor. Appointment begins July 2012. We seek a poet with a PhD in creative writing or literature, or MFA and MA (or MA equivalent graduate work) in literature. Candidate should have at least one book of poetry, either published or accepted for publication. Teaching load is five courses annually, typically 2 sections of introduction to creative writing, an intermediate or senior workshop in poetry, and 2 courses in literature. Deadline for applications is November 11, 2011. We will conduct initial interviews at the MLA convention in Seattle. Please send vita, letter of application, and writing sample (10 pages) as pdf files to poetsrch@hamilton.edu , addressed to Onno Oerlemans, chair. Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at www.upstatenyherc.org. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/9 (letters of rec and essay) x4; 11/16 (same materials) x1

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/7 x 1 (scheduled by email), 12/8 x 1 (scheduled by email)

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/17 x 1

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes.

Offer accepted: Yes. [posted 2/18]

NOTES:

Does anyone know about their VAP, Jane Springer, who is a poet with a creative PhD? Is she perhaps an inside candidate?

R: From a non-insider POV, I'd say that's very department and college-level specific. Some departments have a culture of deliberately shying from inside hiring. Others do it when the opportunity arises. Regardless, it's impossible to know short of speaking directly to folks within the know.

R: I would say yes. A very strong yes. I have been there an and interacted with the department. She is very much well liked. I don't see why they wouldn't considering how well liked she is.

Loyola University Chicago - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, Loyola University Chicago (LUC) seeks qualified candidates for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Creative Writing - Poetry, beginning August 15, 2012. The department serves the university's undergraduate core curriculum and offers undergraduate majors and minors in English and Literature. The department is among the largest in LUC's College of Arts and Sciences and teaches 3,000 students in roughly 200 sections each term on the Lake Shore Campus, Water Tower Campus, and at the John Felice Rome Center. For more information about the Department of English, please visit its website at http://www.luc.edu/english/index.shtml.

This tenure-track position comprises teaching poetry writing in the core curriculum and in the Creative Writing Concentration within the English major, mentoring students, assisting in administration of the Creative Writing Program, and continuing to publish poetry in recognized venues. Minimum Education or Experience: Successful candidates will have a terminal degree an M.F.A. or a Ph.D. and will demonstrate proven excellence in the teaching of poetry-writing workshops at the college level as well as a record of publication in nationally known venues.

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement, and a letter of interest to http://www.careers.luc.edu . They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Applicants should also send, by US mail, hard copies of these items and a writing sample of 5-7 poems to:

  • Dr. Joyce Wexler, Chair
  • Department of English
  • Crown Center for the Humanities
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • 1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
  • Chicago, IL 60660

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by the above date will receive the fullest consideration. Interviews for prospective candidates will be held at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference in Chicago, February 29-March 3, 2012

Quicklink for Posting: http://www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54307

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

AWP interview scheduled: 3 on 2/7

Rejection (after AWP interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: YES

Offer accepted: YES [posted 4/20]

NOTES:

Q: Any news? (2/1)

Q: They hired a one-year VAP last year; does anyone know who?

A: Looks like that was Aaron Baker. Anyone know if he's wanting to stay?

Note: I found the first round interviews to be really combative, with interviewers trying to make me choose sides between their vastly differing points of view on teaching creative writing. If you didn't get an interview, don't feel bad--they clearly had no idea who I was (I don't think they'd bothered to read my resume, because they seemed to have no sense of what I'd been doing or where I was coming from), and they didn't seem to care. It was a shit show.

Note: Weird, my first round interview wasn't anything like what's described above--amiable, intelligent, informed.

4/3/2012: "Finalists have all been interviewed." Dr. Joyce Wexler.

Ohio Northern University - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in poetry. We seek a student-oriented creative writer who can teach Introduction to Creative Writing, Advanced and Intermediate Poetry, Modernism, and general education composition and literature courses. 4/4 load or the equivalent load with co-curricular course substitutions for publication advising. Candidates should hold Ph.D. (preferred) or MFA (degree must be in hand by the start of AY 2012-13). Relevant teaching experience and demonstrated commitment to teaching required. Competitive salary and benefits. Interviews at MLA. Information about ONU's English Department can be found at our website, http://english.onu.edu. Applications must be received by Dec. 2 for full consideration; interviews at MLA. Please complete all application materials online by visiting our website at http://www.onu.edu/hr/jobs. You must create an application (username/password) to begin this process. All required materials must be submitted electronically through the online employment site. EOE

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 by email x6

Rejection (after MLA interview): 3/18

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q: Does anyone know if the current VAP is an "inside candidate" for this position?

A: No, the VAP is not an inside candidate.

Q. I'm curious as to the inside source that confirms the VAP as a "non-insider"??? If you look at his areas of interest and place it next to the job description it looks a match:

If Universities are going to create job descriptions to fit their VAP so that their search allows them to hire said human, they should at least just do phone interviews. I would be salty if I had to drop my own dime to fly someplace for an interview that was for not.

A: This is an open, honest, and 100% real search. Without going into private details, the VAP is departing for valid reasons absolutely unrelated to the position. (For that reason, I've removed the direct link to that person's web page.) It is understandable that one would be "salty" if it were not a legitimate opening. And while distrust is ripe and likely appropriate in today's job market, those who will be interviewed should be assured that this position is an open one.

Q: Any news? (2/5)

I contacted them. Said I'd be kept apprised. (2/16)

Email form rejection from human resources after an initial interview. Classy. (3/15) -- make that x2

Quinnipiac University - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Quinnipiac University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position beginning in Fall 2012. This is a full-time, non-tenure track renewable term appointment in creative writing with a specialization in poetry. Applicants must have an MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing completed by August 2012. We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and an established publishing history. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in both traditional and innovative forms, including multidisciplinary, multimedia, and digital approaches to poetry.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with a colleague in fiction writing to develop interest in a new concentration in creative writing within the English major. Responsibilities include contributing to curriculum development within the department, advising our undergraduate literary magazine, organizing poetry readings on campus, and developing new initiatives within an emerging creative writing program. The successful candidate is also expected to teach one course in the First Year Writing program. Expected teaching load is 3/3.

The English Department at Quinnipiac University serves nearly 150 majors and many minors across the University campus. It has been at the forefront of the University's WAC initiative and plays a key role in the development of the liberal arts as a center of excellence on campus.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Qualified applicants should apply online at https://careers.quinnipiac.edu. Application materials should include a letter of application and a current curriculum vita. In addition three letters of recommendation, at least one of which directly addresses the candidate's teaching, should be sent to Creative Writing Search, c/o Danielle Pomponi, English Department Secretary, English Department, Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518. Applications must be received by March 1, 2012.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: March 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 4/13 (x1)

Phone interview scheduled: 4/10

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Rhodes College - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Assistant Professor: Poet. The English Department at Rhodes College seeks a Poet to join the Department at the level of Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), starting August, 2012. We seek an accomplished poet and dedicated teacher who can contribute broadly and energetically to our expanding Creative Writing and Literature track within the English Department. The successful candidate will join a department of active scholars and creative writers who are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Course load is 3/2, with workshops normally capped at 15 students.

Qualifications: M.F.A. and/or Ph.D. in Creative Writing in hand or expected by August 2012. Successful candidates must demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence as well as a strong record of and potential for continued publication.

Please apply online at http://jobs.Rhodes.edu. We will begin reviewing files beginning on October 28. Completed applications must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, three representative poems, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation. For additional information contact: Professor Marshall Boswell, Chair boswell@rhodes.edu

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Oct. 28

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Skype interview scheduled: 12/5 x 4

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 x 3

I know they Skyped with at least 10 people, surely more MLA interviews have been set up than just this one, right? Where are you guys? Please post so I know if I have a chance or not. Thanks!

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [From "MLA Follow-up" section below: "Rhodes scheduled campus visits some time ago."]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES:

Q: Any progress here? (2/1)

See last year's page for extensive commentary on a similar search at Rhodes.

Here we go again on Rhodes... but has anyone been able to find the online job posting at jobs.Rhodes.edu? Perhaps it's just not up yet?

9/26: you can now find this position at http://jobs.rhodes.edu/ ... good luck!

Q: Anyone know who they ended up hiring for the visiting position after they cancelled the t-t search ?

A: This person appeared on their faculty list, so it must have been her: http://www.rhodes.edu/English/20891_23555.asp . Job posting this year is much more generic than last year's, for whatever that's worth.

NOTE from CreativeWriting 2011: "I was one of the candidates who went to campus last year. Reading this discussion made me want to add my two cents for people applying now, which I will preface by saying that almost everyone I met at Rhodes was really amazing and kind, and I would have taken the job had it been offered because of that and the fact that the students were great and challenging. But, and it's a pretty big BUT, one person on this search was clearly in an enormous rush, which made my visit pretty disorganized (example: my teaching demo was scheduled during my flight?) In a one-on-one conversation, this person also shared information about a former faculty member that I considered somewhat inappropriate. Obviously, the others on the committee didn't know about this, so I think I felt uncomfortable around them after that point, which probably baffled them as they were very warm. At any rate, I would say: if you go to campus, prepare for a wild ride. It's pretty crazy-making. And take it easy if it doesn't work out. Seems like there were a lot of good people who interviewed last year and no one got it. (Nov 1 2011)."

C: Amazing how one faculty member can bring down the tone of a whole department. And of course those who interviewed aren't in a position to say so. A shame, b/c I'm sure there are many others who, like me, wouldn't touch this job with a ten-foot pole.

C: I'm sure someone noted it last year--but at MLA they had a psychologist there the whole time taking notes--very disconcerting to feel one is not only being interviewed--but profiled. I'm sure there are nice, normal folks working there--but there is a creepy vibe I get from the place that I have never received anywhere else--like the speaker above, I'd steer clear of this one.

C: Wait--did they introduce the person as a psychologist? This makes me want to apply just so I can witness the weirdness. They're becoming fabled, Rhodes.

A: Yes! They introduced her quite elaborately then positioned her in the room so it was tough to get eye-contact-- she could be seen only in one's peripheral vision.

C: I didn't think there was anything strange about the psych professor in the room during MLA interviews. It's a small school and I actually thought it was nice that they had someone on the hiring committee who was from outside the department. True, there was a lot of weird stuff going on with this job search, but having a psychology professor as part of the interview process was not weird.

C: I'd agree if she hadn't been introduced as someone who was there to take behavioral notes.

C: I hope those of you who applied & get interviews will bring a psychologist with you to profile the committee, with instructions to raise an eyebrow, furrow brow, or write furiously at random moments. "This is my Freudian," you could say. "Don't mind her/him."

C: Sometimes I try to Like things that aren't on Facebook and get confused. Totally one of those times. ;) I was not interviewed at MLA, but went to campus after they went through those people -- I had no idea there was a note-taking psychologist at MLA! Kind of wish I could have had that experience. The visit I had was super, no weirdness from faculty, incidentally; just the weirdness afterward with the not hiring anyone.

C: Having someone in a different field be part of the search committee is par for the course. But having someone introduced as taking "behavioral notes" or "profiling" a candidate seems like a terrible practice; surely there is an MLA regulation discouraging this.

Sam Houston State University (TX) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of associate or assistant professor with a primary emphasis in creative writing—poetry. A secondary emphasis in creative nonfiction is preferred. An MFA is required. Sam Houston State University will begin its new 48-credit-hour MFA program in creative writing, literary publishing, and editing in the fall of 2012, and the new hire will play a significant role in the development of the program. The successful candidate will have significant publications and at least one book in print with a reputable press as well as a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The appointment will be made at a salary commensurate with the individual’s record and includes a 3-3 teaching load with expectations in scholarship, advising, and both departmental and university service. SHSU, located an hour north of Houston and in the beautiful Piney Woods, is home to Texas Review Press and Texas Review. For full consideration, please send a cover letter, c.v., and three letters of reference to Dr. Helena Halmari, Chair, Department of English, Sam Houston State University, Box 2146, Huntsville, TX 77341. Applicants being considered will be asked to provide additional information and materials. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at MLA.

From MLA JIL 9/13/11

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/30 via email (x3)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 via email (x5)-email stated 15 invited

Rejection (after MLA interview): x1

Campus interview scheduled: <--date? Don't know the dates. As of 1/23, chair said 3 people had been invited

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Late Feb.

Offer accepted: 3/5

NOTES:

Contacted chair and was told invites to campus have been extended. [posted 1/23]

Received letter from chair saying offer had been made and accepted. [posted 3/5]

Southern Methodist University - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Position No. 00006269. We invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of creative writing with a specialization in poetry. Applicants must have one of the following degrees in creative writing, M.F.A., M.A. or Ph.D. in hand by August 2012, although terminal degree is preferred; undergraduate creative writing teaching experience; and a promising publication record that includes top-tier journals and at least one book from a nationally-recognized press. Applicants with experience publishing and teaching in more than one genre, and an interest in new media and/or publishing and editing, are especially encouraged to apply. The position begins in the fall of 2012. The individual hired will teach the equivalent of two courses each semester, serve as academic advisor to creative writing students, and work with the director of creative writing to support the goals of the program. This writer will also join the department in implementing an innovative revision to its undergraduate creative writing curriculum. Adding to our long-established and successful craft-based fiction and poetry workshops, which have over the years trained nationally recognized writers, the revised curriculum will include coursework in new media, publishing and editing, and community engagement. In their applications, candidates are encouraged to highlight their interest in and demonstrated ability to support the new curriculum. SMU does not offer any creative writing coursework at the graduate level. Submit a letter of application and curriculum vita, plus contact information for three letters of recommendation, postmarked no later than October 15, 2011 to: Search Committee, Department of English, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750435, Dallas, Texas 75274-0435. The search committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Send no writing sample at this time. SMU is a private nonsectarian university of 11,000 students near the center of Dallas, a city with a vibrant arts scene.

Position Announcement at SMU HR

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: 5

Request for additional materials: On 11/7 requested book and additional dossier materials over email x1. Same request on 11/8 x1. Same request on 11/9 x 6.

Rejection (no interview):

Skype Interview: Scheduled for week of 12/12 x 3

MLA interview scheduled: During Skype interview I was told that we would be notified in January if they were interested in having us do a campus visit in February (it seems that they are skipping MLA).

Rejection (after MLA or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled: yes (see NOTE below)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/24

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Inside Candidate

Has anyone heard anything after the skype interviews? Any campus invites yet?

Yes- I know someone who has a campus visit scheduled.

Rats. Can you share how they found out? Email? Phone? And when?

St. Lawrence University (NY) - Poetry and Early Modern British Lit. - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Poetry and Early Modern British Literature.

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure‑track appointment in poetry and early modern British literature. The successful candidate will teach both levels of our coursework in introductory and advanced poetry writing, as well as coursework in early modern British literature, including Shakespeare, and will also be expected to offer the department’s research methods/theory course. Normal teaching load is three courses per semester. Ph.D. preferred. We encourage applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to bear on their writing and teaching. The successful candidate will join a department with a commitment to excellence in teaching, and to a program founded upon the essential relationship between creative expression and the study of literature.

 This appointment is scheduled to begin August, 2012. Please send a letter of application, a c.v., and sample syllabi for two relevant courses to Poetry and Early Modern British Literature Search Committee, Department of English, St. Lawrence University, Canton NY 13617. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. 

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit SLU’s homepage at http://www.stlawu.edu .

From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: A friend has an MLA interview for this position.

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, see NOTES

NOTES:

Also posted at Renaissance 2012

Q: Anything new to report?

  • Got a letter on Friday that said the position has been filled. [posted 2/25]

Towson University - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Tenure-track appointment starting August 2012. Poetry Writing Specialist.

Candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to teaching and evidence of a promising research agenda. Three-course load each semester for initial three-year appointment; load afterwards determined by balance of responsibilities. Ph.D. in appropriate discipline must be conferred by time of appointment. Electronic submission of application materials preferred. Address cover letter and curriculum vitae to Professor George Hahn, Chair, and email to engl@towson.edu. Deadline for receipt of applications is November 8 201l. This position is contingent on the availability of funds at the time of hire. Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Nov. 8

Acknowledgment received: 2

Request for additional materials: 11/28 x2

Rejection (no interview):

Skype interview scheduled: 12/19, 12/20

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/23

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: yes

Offer accepted: yes [posted 4/20]

NOTES:

In one job listing they say that a PhD is required, in another job listing an MFA is sufficient. I also heard from a friend of the head of the committee (who doesn't have a PhD, btw) that they aren't necessarily looking for a PhD and that lots of non-PhDs are applying for this position. What gives? Do they want a PhD or not? And why not just be straight about it?

A: This is confusing. It seems there's an insider, currently a lecturer, who has a PhD. So, they might be setting this lecturer up to look good, against any MFA person they might bring to campus.

- Honestly, I've heard the entire Towson English department is a complete mess, organizationally. So go ahead and apply.

--Does anybody have any additional information on this search?

University of Alabama at Birmingham -- POSITION FILLEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing. Entry-level, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Poetry. M.F.A. or Ph.D. must be completed by 15 August 2012 starting date. Publication record in creative writing and experience in teaching at the college level required. Position includes 3/3 course load, creative productivity, and a service commitment. Teaching responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate creative writing workshops, literature, and composition courses, along with direction of honors and master’s theses. Our 30+-member department offers B.A. and M.A. degrees within a nationally ranked teaching and research urban university with more than 17,500 students. Review of applications will begin 15 October. Send letter and c.v. to Creative Writing Search Committee, Department of English, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-1260. Requests for writing samples and dossiers will be made after our initial screening. Visit us at http://www.uab.edu/english . With a Carnegie Classification of Doctoral/Research Universities-Extensive, UAB is an EEO/AA employer and actively seeks applications from women and minority candidates. [R]

From MLA JIL 9/13/11

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: 3

Request for additional materials: 11/3: requested book and letters of rec x 9; 11/17, same request x1

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/14 x2

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/17 X1

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

C: Note that Alabama's new law requires that they check your citizenship before hiring (if they suspect you're not a citizen), and that of your kids' before you enroll them in school--which is enough for me to say with utter certainty that I will never, ever apply for a job in Alabama.

C: Um, I am pretty certain all jobs require proof of work eligibility in the states. Many states require this of kids in schools. While I am not a fan of this policy, to make it exclusive to AL is distorted in the very least.

C2: Alabama's new law is beyond the pale. For a state whose university system is mired in trouble, this doesn't help; hard to convince one's undergrads to apply to those grad programs, too, when they may be legally pulled over if "suspected" of being here illegally.

Q: Are they starting the search again? Here is a link to the add posted in higher ed on Jan 20

University at Buffalo, SUNY - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor - Poetry & Poetics

Position Summary: Standard duties of a professor at a research university, commensurate with rank, are expected; these include teaching graduate and undergraduate students; research and publication; curriculum development; participation in General Education program in the university; student advisement; supervision of independent study; service on department, college and university committees. Candidates, typically holding or about to be granted the PhD or an MFA should bring fresh perspectives to the study and teaching of Poetry and Poetics at both the undergraduate and the M.A./Ph.D. level.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates, typically holding or about to be granted the PhD or an MFA should bring fresh perspectives to the study and teaching of Poetry and Poetics at both the undergraduate and the M.A./Ph.D. level

Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit letter of application, CV, sample of creative work, dissertation abstract and/or published critical essay, and contact information for three recommenders to http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu under Department of English, Poetics. For information, contact Professor Myung Mi Kim, Chair of the Search Committee (mmkim@buffalo.edu). The University at Buffalo, the State University of New York is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/17 x 6 (letters..least for me) Yes, request for rec letters. 11/21 request for rec. letters. 11/21 (follow-up request for course description) x3

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/8 x 1: scheduled by phone

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: YES (see below)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, according to Q&A section below.

NOTES:

Loving the contrast between MFAs may apply & send dissertation abstract.

"Dissertation abstract and/or published critical essay" --

No: it says "or published critical essay" -- I don't see why you would discourage MFAs. C: I didn't see the "or" after the "and." No discouragement meant. Half of last year's poetry jobs going to PhDs means the other half didn't. I choose to think of my degree as terminal.

People are welcome to write the program for clarification, but given the emphasis on research right at the beginning of the posting, I'm pretty sure they want 1.) letter, 2.) CV, 3.) creative sample, 4.) critical sample consisting of dissertation abstract or published essay or both, 5.) references. Advising students at a sizable PhD program with no MFA mandates critical expertise.

--so are those who are only critics unwelcome to apply? ie, I have a PhD and can contribute to the (innovative!) study and teaaching of poetry at all levels, but I'll never be a poet and I don't have a creative sample to send. Other than that requirement, it sounds like they want a critic before a poet--or do they only want poet-critics??

Any job that asks for Piece X wants Piece X. If you don't have a creative sample to send, you can't submit a complete app. This particular school, which has a long and distinct (maybe peculiar, depending on your perspective) history of poet-critics, yes, wants a poet-critic. A few years ago, they ran this search trying for a senior hire to replace Susan Howe -- this is a junior hire, but it's the same program with the same goals.

C2: Also, you'd be teaching workshops. So yes, they want a poet/critic/scholar.

(1/10/12) Any news on campus visits being scheduled?

A. I know someone who has been declined and told campus interviews had been scheduled, don't know date [posted 1/20]

University of California, IrvineEdit

Open Rank - Poet. The Department of English at the University of California, Irvine seeks to appoint a poet as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor to join Ron Carlson, Michelle Latiolais, and Michael Ryan on the faculty of UC Irvine's distinctive MFA Writing Program. Application procedure: upload a curriculum vitae and cover letter with the names and contact information of three people qualified to discuss your teaching to https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/ . Fullest consideration will be given to those who submit their applications by November 15, 2011. The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and has an Advance Program for faculty equity and diversity.

From MLA JIL 9/13/11

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: October 14 (email)

Request for additional materials: October 16 (email), November 2 (email)

Rejection (no interview): 2/13 - FYI, email rejection noted that they received over 250 applications. 2/13, rejection by letter.

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q: Were the additional requests for materials already described in the job ad (i.e. additional contact info. of references, for example), or were the requests for materials not requested in the job ad, such as writing samples (books) or the actual reference letters....does anyone know what additional materials were requested? Thanks.

A: They wanted to see books and anything else we care to send--syllabi, interviews, etc. as well as recs. They mentioned are skipping the MLA and going straight to campus visits after review of additional materials.

C: I hear this may be an inside hire--not surprising but does anyone know who?

Q: Has anyone heard if they've brought people to campus or scheduled interviews on campus yet? I heard it was going to be in the latter half of January so I assume they've brought folks or scheduled. Wondering.

University of Denver - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English (Poetry & Creative Writing). The Department of English at the University of Denver invites applications for an entry level Assistant Professor of English. We are currently seeking a poet with publications and substantial promise as a writer and teacher, starting in the fall of 2012. In addition to poetry workshops, candidates should be qualified to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate literature courses in 19th and/or 20th century American poetry. The successful candidate shall teach five (5) courses per academic year and will, at times, advise undergraduate and graduate students. He or she must show promise of very good to excellent teaching and will be expected to meet the English Department’s teaching requirements for tenure and promotion.

Preferred qualifications: PhD at time of appointment with area(s) of specialization in poetry and creative writing. An excellent record of teaching experience. Minimum qualifications: ABD in English with expectation that the dissertation will be finished by 12/1/11 and Ph.D. in hand by 9/1/12. In addition to poetry workshops, candidates should be qualified to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate literature courses in 19th and/or 20th century American poetry. Commitment to excellence in accomplishment, mentoring, and collaboration.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Those who wish to apply must submit an online application and attach a cover letter and a C.V. Please mail 3 letters of recommendation and any additional support materials by November 15, 2011 to Clark Davis by Chair, Department of English, 2000 East Asbury Avenue, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208. The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans. DU is an EEO/AA employer. Please see our extensive benefit package at www.du.edu/hr/benefits.

From MLA JIL 9/13/11

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/22 via email X 5

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/14 (MLA interview scheduled via phone)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview): 1/31 (email)

Campus interview scheduled: [From "MLA Follow-Up" section below: " I know someone with a U of Denver campus interview scheduled."]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/13

Offer accepted: yes, according to Q&A section below.

NOTES:

Q: What additional materials were requested?

R: Copy of book & a "a brief statement telling us how you see yourself and your work as a part of DU’s creative writing community".

University of Iowa - Associate or Full Professor of Poetry, Iowa Writers' Workshop - OFFER MADEEdit

The Iowa Writers’ Workshop seeks a poet of national prominence for a position on its permanent faculty in poetry, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Candidates should have a distinguished record of book publication and substantial experience teaching poetry, preferably at the graduate level. Genuine interest in the work of student writers is essential. We will consider splitting the position: two individuals each at half‑time. Start date is Fall, 2012.

Qualified candidates should apply online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu (Requisition #59973) with a curriculum vita, a letter of application, a brief writing sample, and the names and contact information of three references. The application deadline is November 15, 2011. The Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity. The University of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

From MLA JIl 9/30/11

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Finalists selected. [posted 3/2]

University of Massachusetts Boston - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Tenure-track position in poetry-writing, beginning September 1, 2012, at a lively, diverse urban university in a department with over 480 undergraduate majors, over 100 master's students in literature, composition and creative writing, and an MFA program in creative writing. Responsibilities include teaching poetry and craft workshops, literature classes, and the pedagogy of creative writing, as well the future directorship of the MFA program. Secondary areas of expertise are of interest to us and should be described.We seek candidates with at least one published volume of poetry and one under review, with experience in and strong commitment to teaching creative writing, literature, and the pedagogy of creative writing, with enthusiasm for working with talented undergraduate and graduate writers of all ages and backgrounds, and a willingness to become the future director of the MFA program. The course load is 2+2. Candidates must have Ph.D. or M.F.A. in hand by no later than August 2012.Applications must be received by November 30, 2011. A cover letter and CV must be submitted online. Three letters of reference and sample poems of no more than 20 pages should be emailed to Lisa.Greggo@umb.edu or mailed to: Ms. Lisa Greggo, English Department, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125. Online App. Form: http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=27556&jobboard=148

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received: 2

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/19; Interviewed January 2nd in lieu of an MLA interview; others were also interviewed in Boston same day.

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview): 16 January 2012 by email

Campus interview scheduled: <--date?

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Hire identified in Q&A section below (3/9)

NOTES:

Check out the campus images on Yelp. Yikes!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/university-of-massachusetts-boston-dorchester

Inside candidate here who has a few years of teaching exp at the institution. The other campus visitors all already have full-time jobs. I think the dept was burned so badly by the last poetry hire (a complete disaster -- appointed for 4 years, she taught a grand total of 2 semesters) that they will go for someone whom they can trust.

University of Miami (FL) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Miami’s Department of English seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in creative writing (poetry) with teaching responsibilities in both MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs. Minimum requirements: appropriate terminal degree; one book; experience teaching creative writing at graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate is expected to be a publishing writer; to serve as reader or adviser for MFA theses; and to serve on the creative writing program committee, as well as other departmental, college, and university committees. We are particularly interested in poets who write from a multilingual perspective.

Please address letter of application, c.v., fifteen-page writing sample, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation to John Paul Russo, Acting Chair, Department of English, University of Miami, PO Box 248145, Coral Gables, FL 33124-4632. In addition to sending a paper copy, you may also submit your application as an email with attachments (all but the letters of recommendation) to Natalie Hernandez at n.hernandez23@miami.edu. Applications will be read until 16 January, and interviews will be at AWP.

To confirm receipt of your application or with questions, please email our office manager, Natalie Hernandez, at n.hernandez23@miami.edu. The University of Miami is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and has progressive work-life policies. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. [R]

MLA JIL 11/4/11

Deadline: Jan. 16

Acknowledgment received: 1/11 x 1

Request for additional materials: 1/11 (email from dept. secretary, asking for a hard copy of latest book) x2

Rejection (no interview):

AWP interview scheduled: 1/31

Rejection (after AWP interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/9

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

I've been hearing rumors for years that the U of Miami English Dept. is poisonous -- full of back-stabbing and bad actors. Does anyone have first-hand info on this?

Not sure (re: above posting), but it seems like there's a very strong inside candidate here.

University of Missouri‑St. Louis - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Missouri‑St. Louis seeks a poet for an assistant professor position. Duties include leading MFA poetry workshops and undergraduate poetry workshops, teaching form & theory and other techniques classes to both graduates and undergraduates, serving as guest editor of Natural Bridge, and teaching other classes depending on a secondary specialization. A preferred secondary specialization is creative nonfiction. We seek a poet who will become a full member of the MFA community, and who will take part in readings and literary events on and off campus. The University of Missouri –St. Louis is an urban university with graduate classes in the evenings, and the MFA students are a mix of traditionally‑aged and older working students. Workload for assistant professors is 2‑2. Qualified applications will have at least one book of poetry published by a nationally recognized press, an MFA (or PhD), and experience teaching poetry and other writing, preferably to undergraduates and graduates. Applications from minorities are especially welcome. Applications close November 11, 2011. Submit letter of application and CV to John Dalton/ Chair, Poetry Search Committee/Department of English/ University of Missouri‑St. Louis/ One University Drive/ St. Louis, MO 63121.

MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 15

Request for additional materials: 12/1x4 (books and recs); 12/3x1--materials requested from 25 people; 8-10 to be interviewed at AWP. They'll let us know who in mid-January.

Rejection (no interview):

AWP or Skype interview scheduled: 3x 1/16

Rejection (after AWP or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, according to Q&A section below.

NOTES:

Q: I'm interested in the backgrounds of those who were asked to provide more info/had interviews scheduled. Checked my spam filter in the hope that good news had accidentally missed my inbox, to no avail. How many books, how much teaching experience?

A: 2 books, and edited collection, loads of teaching experience. A2: 2 bks, 3 visiting gigs. A3: 1 book published, 1 book under contract, lots of teaching experience and visiting gig. A4: 1 book. A5: 1 book, 1 visiting gig. A6: 1 book published, 1 book under contract.

University of San Francisco - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The MFA in Writing program at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track position in poetry at the Assistant Professor level to begin fall 2012. Job responsibilities include teaching graduate workshops and craft-based literature seminars and possibly an occasional undergraduate cw course. Administrative responsibilities include serving as coordinator for poetry curriculum and performing duties related to admissions and thesis approval. Expertise in a secondary genre (fiction or creative nonfiction) is desirable, but not required. The teaching requirement is two courses per semester.

Qualifications include an MFA or PhD with creative dissertation, demonstrated expertise in teaching in the genre (preferably at the graduate level) and developing curriculum, and an ability to contribute to an innovative, expanding writing program. The candidate must have a strong publication record, with at least two books of poetry in print or under contract.

Applicants should apply for this job on the HR website (http://www.usfjobs.com) by creating a username and login and providing the pertinent contact information.

Applicants should also submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy (two to three single-spaced pages) electronically in PDF format directly to the program at mfasearch@usfca.edu. Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample and teaching evaluations.

Requisition Number: 2011-0011 Faculty

Closes: 10/24/2011

For more information, visit https://www.usfjobs.com/postings/5726

Deadline: Oct. 24

Acknowledgment received: 2.

Rejection Letter: Received email notification 12/2 that "at this time the search has been canceled."

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone completed this application yet? How are you supposed to attach letters of recommendation? I use InterFolio and have no access to my letters -- what should I do? C: Contact HR and ask them what they prefer--I'd imagine they'll ask for hard copies or have you e-mail them. I wouldn't tell them that this "challenge" stumped you, either. They might assume a lack of compentancy in other matters as well...

Unnecessary paranoia--if you're experienced in filling out applications and, as here, the application procedure has a serious snag, you can expect that HR is getting dozens of similar inquiries. & what the HR office thinks about your competence isn't going to make its way to the search committee, anyway, unless it's some kind of epic failure.

Interfolio has a service that allows them to upload letters directly to the job site. Go to interfolio--start delivery--(there should be an option to upload application to website) go there-- it will give you email addresses to use for the job site, put them in the job site where you would put in your recommender's email, interfolio will upload them for you once you've paid for the service. Hope that helps

Other answer: The application asks you to EMAIL the letters of recommendation directly to the program. You just go to Interfolio and type in the email address.

Did anyone else make the same mistake I did? I downloaded materials to the HR website and when the confirmation said: "Thank you for your application, your materials are currently under review and we'll contact you if we need to see more... " I took that to mean I did not need to email duplicate materials to the committee. I know that's dumb--I am just wondering if it happened to more than one person?

C::Not canceled; position went to D.A. Powell, who is on faculty at USF in a different capacity.

University of South Carolina - POSITION FILLED Edit

The Department of English Language & Literature at the University of South Carolina (http://www.cas.sc.edu/engl/) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in poetry.

We seek a talented poet with a significant publication record who will be an active participant in our MFA program. Requirements include an MFA in hand, at least one book (published or under contract), and the demonstrated ability to teach poetry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate can expect to teach two courses per semester and assist in the operation of the MFA program, including serving on thesis committees.

To apply, send cv, letter of interest, poetry sample, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation (which may be sent separately either electronically through a certified dossier service or in hard copy) to:

  • William E. Rivers, Chair
  • Department of English
  • University of South Carolina
  • Columbia, SC 29208

For full consideration, application materials must be received no later than November 1, 2011.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled: 11/9 x3 via phone and followed up by email. (Q: MLA or Phone interviews?) A: MLA interviews.

Campus interview scheduled: Yes.

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: "demonstrated ability to teach poetry at the undergraduate and graduate levels." * Does this mean I must have already taught MAs and/or MFAs? Can't imagine as this is an entry level hire. Still, don't want to waste my time or that of the people who would be sending in my recs. C: Since your recs come from a dossier service and not directly from your recommenders, why not apply? Maybe it'll be a lateral hire, but we just never know.

C: "Entry-level" is dead.

OQ: Guess I was thinking more along the lines of you have a few books, some CW classes taught, and a PhD, but now you want to go out and get a real job. It is my understanding that an assistant professor post is usually for people entering their first TT position. I don’t think it is common for those people to have MFA teaching experience. But yes, a dossier service makes this easy. Thanks.

C: Some people get MFA teaching experience thru VAPs. Also, many MFA programs--espec. large ones, &/or ones in big cities--use adjuncts, so experience is accumlated that way.

University of Southern Mississippi (Poet) - OFFER MADE & ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for two tenure‑track positions in creative writing, a fiction writer and a poet, to begin August 2012. Successful candidates will teach 3 courses per semester, including graduate and undergraduate workshops and other courses, contribute to program development, work on the Mississippi Review, serve on thesis and dissertation committees, and perform other program and departmental service. Requires terminal degree, a strong publication record in journals and at least one book published by a national press, and excellence in teaching. Preferred qualifications: Ph.D., editorial experience. The department’s distinguished Center for Writers in the Department of English has 30‑35 active graduate students in creative writing. Hattiesburg is a pleasant small city with a metro population of 150,000 situated about 90 miles from New Orleans and 65 miles from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Application deadline is Nov. 1, 2011. Please submit letter of application, CV, a statement on teaching, a writing sample, and three recommendations electronically to http://www.usm.edu/employment‑hr/.

MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):5

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/5 x 1

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES:

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse - INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

The English Department of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry). A secondary specialization in Creative Nonfiction is preferred. UW-L is a high-ranking comprehensive university specializing in teaching (the load is 4/4). Candidates should have a record of successful teaching and significant publications in poetry. Our new colleague will teach upper-level courses such as Seminar in Advanced Poetry Writing, Forms of Poetry, Creative Writing (a multi-genre introductory course), and Creative Nonfiction; regular teaching assignments will also include general education literature and freshman composition. Aside from creative nonfiction, other interests may include literary magazine production; teacher preparation studies; advanced expository writing; the graphic novel; professional writing; and multicultural, international, disability, and diversity perspectives in teaching, scholarship, and curriculum development. Candidates must have a terminal degree (PhD or MFA in English or related field) with preparation/expertise in Creative Writing conferred by August 27, 2012.We seek a colleague who shares the department's commitment to diversity in curriculum and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, UW-L is engaged in an effort to be a leader in Wisconsin’s movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. If you have a special need or accommodation to assist in your participation in the hiring process, please contact Matt Cashion, Committee Chair, at (608) 785-8297. To learn more about the English Department, visit http://www.uwlax.edu/english. Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required, including letter of application, c.v., a one-page teaching philosophy statement, unofficial graduate transcript(s), and three letters of reference; letters may be uploaded through the electronic portal or mailed by reference providers or dossier service to UW-L English Department, attn: Creative Writing Search, 1725 State St., La Crosse, WI, 54601. All application materials must be received by November 11, 2011. Initial interviews at the Seattle MLA Convention; candidates not attending may make other arrangements. For additional information about this Faculty position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1240494358073 .

From MLA JIL 9/13/11

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 11/23 (email) x2

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

- I've heard that this department is full of super-nice people. Good luck to all who apply!

Anyone heard anything??? (2/16)

Candidate chosen, 2/19

Viterbo University (WI) - TT Poetry + Modern Brit Lit - POSITION FILLED Edit

The Viterbo University English Department seeks applications for a tenure-track position in creative writing with emphasis in poetry at the rank of assistant professor. Preference will be given to applicants who can also teach modern/contemporary British literature. Appointment begins August 2012. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience at the college level and a Ph.D. in creative writing or literature with extensive course work at the masters or doctoral levels in creative writing and modern/contemporary British literature. Teaching load is 4/4 including general education courses in composition, creative writing, and literature. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to advise students, engage in scholarship, and participate in departmental activities and in the university community. Please send your application to Dr. Glena Temple, Dean, School of Letters and Science, Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601 (or ggtemple@viterbo.edu). Your application should include a letter indicating interest and qualifications, completed employment application form (http://www.viterbo.edu/hr.aspx?id=1196), curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of scholarly interests, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, creative writing samples, and three letters of reference. Review begins November 1, 2011. Located in southwest Wisconsin in the scenic upper Mississippi River valley, Viterbo University is a Catholic, Franciscan, liberal arts institution with an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2200 students. Viterbo University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages nominations and candidacy of historically underrepresented groups. For more information, please visit http://www.viterbo.edu/hr.aspx?id=7740

HigherEDJobs

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 2

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 3 (phone interview, contacted 11/22)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1 (contacted 12/7)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Letter announcing they'd hired (3/14)

NOTES:

Hire was not the current VAP, contrary to information previously posted here.

Wake Forest University - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant or Associate Professor of English, Poet in Residence. WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’S Department of English is searching for a tenure-track Assistant or beginning Associate Professor as poet-in-residence. The ideal candidate would have a terminal degree in creative writing (MFA or PhD) or extraordinary achievement in creative writing, and significant publications. Responsibilities include teaching poetry workshops at introductory and advanced levels, with the possibility of other courses as appropriate to candidate’s experience, co-directing campus reading series and helping establish a new Creative Writing minor. Salary is competitive. Position begins July 1, 2012. Initial interviews will be conducted at MLA convention.

Electronic applications are strongly preferred. Applicants should apply at https://wakejobs.silkroad.com, and submit a cover letter directed to Dr. Scott Klein, Chair, Department of English. Also submit your vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample (5 to 7 poems). Confidential letters of recommendation must be sent via email by the recommender or dossier service to wakejobs@wfu.edu. Applications and other materials must be submitted no later than October 31 at 5:00 pm. Questions about the application process may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to english@wfu.edu.

From MLA JIL 9/13/11

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/10 x1, 11/13 x4

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview scheduled 12/12

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/10

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q: Isn't Maya Angelou at Wake Forest already in some capacity? Has she been slated for this position?

A: Angelou is not the sort of person one would hire in at the Associate level.

A: Angelou is Wake Forest's Feynolds Professor of American Studies. I believe Jane Mead was a recent poet-in-residence, and she left in 2003. The most recent was Vona Groarke.

Non-Fiction (full-time / tenure-track)Edit

Florida International University - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Creative Non-fiction

FIU is a multi-campus public research university located in Miami. Serving more than 42,000 students, FIU offers more than 180 baccalaureate, masters, professional and doctoral degree programs. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our times.

Florida International University invites applications for a tenure-track position (Assistant Professor level) in the Creative Writing Program to begin Fall, 2012.

Required: M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing with specialty in Creative Non-fiction in hand by time of appointment; significant record of national publication; evidence of effective university creative writing pedagogy. Secondary experience in editing is beneficial.

The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate Creative Writing Program, teach undergraduate courses and graduate courses in Creative Writing, and contribute to the development of graduate offerings.

Responsibilities: 2/2 course load during tenure-seeking years, including program service responsibilities. Nine-month appointment, beginning Fall 2012. Competitive salary and benefits.

Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three reference letters, a writing sample, and a statement of teaching philosophy to https://www.fiujobs.org. Use position number 35554 as a reference. Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2012. Questions regarding this position or electronic submission of applications may be directed by e-mail to Les Standiford (standifo@fiu.edu) or by phone at 303-919-5857. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

From MLA JIL 11/23/11

Deadline: January 9, 2012.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

AWP interview scheduled: 1/28 by email x3

Rejection (after AWP interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/7

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 4/6

Offer accepted: 4/16

NOTES:

Hofstra University - Literary NonfictionEdit

Hofstra University seeks a writer of literary nonfiction for an anticipated tenure-track assistant professor of English. Interest in disability studies, a second genre, or a second area of concentration is desirable. Strong record of publication and teaching required.

Please submit by e-mail a letter of application, a CV (including names of references), and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages to Dr. Joseph Fichtelberg, Chair, at engjaf@hofstra.edu. Please also send hard copies of the letter of application and the CV, but not the writing sample, to Dr. Joseph Fichtelberg, English Department, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549. Deadline for submissions is January 25, 2012.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: January 25, 2012.

Acknowledgment received: 1/26 (e-mail)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): (2/28, error-filled email) X5

"Our search committee has chosen its initial round of interviewees. Thanks for your application, and with your many interesting projects." (regarding the "Creative Writing positioni") I received this error-laden message, too, which reads- "Thanks with your many interesting projects." Me three -- this has to be the worst rejection letter I have received. Me four--LAME.

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

James Madison University - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

General Info: Tenure-track position in creative nonfiction in thriving interdisciplinary creative writing program. Beginning Fall 2012. Review of applications will begin December 1. Interviews will be held at AWP Conference in February. JMU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Duties and Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching introductory and advanced courses in nonfiction writing. Qualifications: Successful candidate must have MFA or Ph.D. Significant national publications in the field; book publication preferred. Pay Rate: Commensurate w/ experience

Special Instructions: In order to be considered, candidates must apply online at: https://joblink.jmu.edu and mail letter of application, cv, and dossier to Professor Laurie Kutchins, Creative Writing Search Chair, James Madison University, English Department, MSC 1801, Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Online Application

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: (request for transcripts 12/13) x6

Rejection Letter:

AWP Interview scheduled: 1/25 (by email) x5 (there are 14 interviews at AWP)

Request for Additional Materials after AWP Interview: 3/6 (syllabi, student evals, etc.)

Campus interview scheduled: 3/12

Offer made: the week of 4/2

Offer accepted: the week of 4/2

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Any word on who got this?

New Mexico Highlands University-SEARCH CANCELLEDEdit

SUMMARY: In addition to participating in an undergraduate English Program, the faculty member will also participate in the graduate program in English.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Faculty contractual duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and Teaching (normal fulltime teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester) upper- level and graduate courses in Creative Non-Fiction as well as Technical Writing and Freshman Composition.
  • Holding office hours;
  • Advising and Mentoring undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Serving on faculty or University committees;
  • Conducting scholarly activities to include conducting research in area of specialization; disseminate the results of research at scholarly conferences and in professional publications.
  • May be assigned responsibilities over graduate assistants, work-study students and/or clerical staff.
  • May be assigned to teach evening and/or Saturday classes, courses via ITV, and/or develop and teach WEB CT courses.
  • Maintaining regular attendance.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: PHD in English (ABD may be considered). EXPERIENCE: Demonstrated excellence in teaching, research & writing. PREFERRED: Publications in creative writing.

For more detailed information regarding the position you may contact Dr. Helen Blythe, Chair of the Department of English at (505) 454-3329 or helenblythe@nmhu.edu.

Deadline Date: Position is open until filled, yet applicants are encouraged to submit a complete application by 20 January, 2012, when review of the applications will begin.

Rate: Minimum Starting $45,400

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates must submit 1) a letter of application describing teaching & research interests, 2) curriculum vita, 3) University employment application, 4) copies of advanced degree transcripts, 5) names/address/phone numbers of 3 professional references.

Official transcripts will be required at time of on campus interview. References will be contacted in conjunction with on campus interview.

  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • Human Resources
  • Assistant Professor of English
  • Box 9000
  • Las Vegas, NM 87701
  • Email applications will be accepted: metrujillo@nmhu.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2012 & Generalist 2012

Oregon State University - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Oregon State University, Department of English is recruiting for a full-time (1.0 FTE) nine-month, tenure-track position in creative writing/creative non-fiction. The position is at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2012. Responsibilities include teaching courses in our thriving MFA program, as well as in undergraduate writing and contemporary American prose. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Required minimum qualifications include an MFA or Ph.D. with a creative writing emphasis at time of appointment and a strong publication record with national exposure in the form of a book or significant magazine publications. Significant teaching experience, commitment to curricular development, and cross-disciplinary collaboration are preferred. An interest in helping to shape a potential low-residency MFA program is desirable. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. In addition, please have three hard-copy letters of reference or Interfolio files sent directly to Tracy Daugherty, Professor of English and Creative Writing, 238 Moreland Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-5302. For full consideration, apply by 11/11/11 to posting 0007977. OSU is an AA/EOE employer.

From MLA JIL 9/13/11

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/2 request for writing sample (x5)

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or Phone interview scheduled: 12/10 interview set for MLA (x5), 12/11

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: by phone 1/13

-- Can anybody confirm that Oregon has scheduled more than one (or all) of their campus visits? I'm assuming they've scheduled all of them by now and that formal rejections might come after someone accepts an offer.

-- Your assumption is correct. Noun in header changed to plural.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES:

Portland State University - Nonfiction Writing - SEARCH CANCELLEDEdit

The English Department at Portland State University invites applications for a tenure-track 1.0 FTE position as an Assistant Professor in Nonfiction Writing to begin in September 2012. The successful candidate will be a core contributor to the English department's MFA in Creative Writing. He/She will teach graduate workshops and seminars, as well as undergraduate nonfiction writing and other courses in support of the English and University Studies curricula. Other duties include directing MFA theses and contributing to departmental governance and university service. We seek a candidate interested in developing the department's relationship with campus-wide sustainability initiatives. Required Qualifications: MFA, M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. in English, Writing, or other field relevant to writing interests at time of appointment. At least one book published or in press at time of application. Demonstrated ability to teach at the college and graduate level.

Full position announcement at http://www.pdx.edu/hr/faculty-administrative-openings

To Apply: Send a letter of interest, current C.V., writing samples, and three references to: Chair, Nonfiction Search Committee, Dept of English, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland OR 97207-0751. Applications must be received by February 1, 2012.

Due to the expected high number of applicants, please follow application directions and refrain from email and phone queries. Thank you!

Chronicle

Deadline: Feb. 1

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Heard some inside info that they may have decided not to budget for this position after all

Got a letter that said the funding was cut for this search. [posted 4/22]

University of Massachusetts Lowell - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks an energetic and collaborative colleague for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professorship in Creative Writing--Non-Fiction. Teaching includes creative non-fiction workshops and other upper-level as well as introductory writing courses. We seek a colleague who will be able to create new courses based on areas of expertise for our developing concentration in Creative Writing. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active publishing agenda, to mentor students on individual and group projects, and to assist in outreach projects in the community and the region. Ability and willingness to develop interdisciplinary connections based on area of expertise also desirable.

Located along the Merrimack River 30 minutes north of Boston, the University of Massachusetts Lowell serves a diverse population of 12,000 students in over 120 degree programs. The city of Lowell is the birthplace of the American industrial revolution as well as of Jack Kerouac, and is home to a National Historical Park and a burgeoning local arts and culture scene. The University values it connections with the city and encourages its students to engage in interdisciplinary thinking, service, and experiential learning.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA or PhD in Creative Writing with an emphasis in non-fiction. Minimum 3 years teaching experience at the college level

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent communication skills. Strong record of publication. Evidence of outstanding teaching and ability to mentor and organize student groups

Special Instructions: Writing sample up to 25 pages. Three letters of reference will be required - (Email addresses of three references will be required during the application process). Review of applications will begin immediately.

Online App. Form

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: on 11/22, received email that made it to next round of consideration and should confirm that all LOR have been submitted; they'll be interviewing at MLA (x5 -- wonder if everyone got this?)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

11/28 no email received (and I felt I had a solid app...oh well) [Are you saying that you did not receive a rejection email, but didn't receive the "next round" email, either?] OP: Correct; I have received no response at all. C: don't assume you've been rejected until you are actually notified that you have been ... you just never know!

MLA or Phone interview scheduled: MLA scheduled by phone 12/9 (x 2) also 12/14

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview): 1/17, by email

Campus interview scheduled: 1/13, by phone

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/20, by email

Offer made: the week of 2/20

Offer accepted: the week of 2/20

Anyone know who got this one?

NOTES:

Can I ask if the three people who got that email are personal essay/memoir practitioners or narrative journalism practitioners?

A: I myself do both.

A: Me, too.

A; Me three.

QUESTION: Are those of you who have heard about MLA interviews located outside the state of Massachusetts? I'm wondering if they are interviewing out-of-staters at MLA and holding off on notifying in-state applicants... I can hope, anyway (obviously i am one of the in-staters - i've heard absolutely nothing so far).

A: I am many states away from MA, if that helps.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Department: English & Comp Literature. Application Deadline: 11/15/2011 Recruitment ID: 2501821

Position Summary: Entry-level, tenure-track position. Competitive salary for entry-level Assistant Professor; 2-2 teaching load, undergraduate classes.

Education Requirements: BA (MFA preferred).

Qualifications and Experience: Candidates must have established strong literary reputations, at the national and/or international level, in Creative Non-Fiction. Requirements include substantial, ongoing publication; at least two years college teaching experience; and commitment to teaching undergraduates and mentoring young writers. Candidates should also have at least one book in print.

Special Instructions: Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.unc.edu/2501821 and electronically upload a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, copies of reviews of recent books, and copies of relevant publications. Click on the Direct Link URL from any internet browser to apply for the position.

Hard copies of recent books (at least one book in print required) and copies of relevant publications that cannot be uploaded electronically should be mailed to:

  • Beverly Taylor, Chair
  • Department of English and Comparative Literature
  • Greenlaw Hall, CB# 3520
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520

In addition, applicants should have four letters of recommendation sent to gtompkins@unc.edu.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: (phone call) 1/27/12 x 2

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/1

Offer accepted: 3/30

NOTES:

Anyone heard anything about this job??

A: They seem to have skipped preliminary interviews and are scheduling campus visits for February.

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown - Literary JournalismEdit

Assistant Professor, English Writing/Literary Journalism - Tenure Stream Position {C}Responsibilities include: A specialization in Literary Journalism for both print and online venues. A Ph.D. in Writing or English is preferred, but a Writing M.F.A. with an exceptional record of accomplishment will receive full consideration. Knowledge of current trends in media writing and publications of significance in the field of Literary Journalism are a must. Subject areas may include Biographical Profile, Travel, Sports, Popular Culture, and Science or Nature. A background in Web writing and Web page design is highly desirable. The teaching load is four courses per semester, including two sections of first-year composition and a rotation of such courses as introductory professional writing, creative nonfiction, and literary journalism. Qualifications other than the degree, publication, and specialization noted above include college teaching in relevant course areas; evidence of teaching effectiveness; commitment to teaching excellence; and strong potential for a sustained record of publication in Literary Journalism.

Please visit our Web site at http://www.pitt-johnstown.pitt.edu/Employment for further position details and complete application information.

Chronicle

Deadline: Review of all applications will begin on February 21, 2012 and continue until the positions are filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Washington University in St. Louis - OFFER MADE & ACCEPTEDEdit

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Department of English - 22425. Job ID: 22425.

The Writing Program in the Department of English seeks an emerging writer of creative nonfiction for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall semester of 2012. We particularly seek candidates with experience writing and teaching documentary literature or narrative journalism. The teaching expectation is two courses per semester and will include creative nonfiction workshops and craft courses at the undergraduate and MFA levels. The new faculty member will assist with the continued development of the creative nonfiction curriculum, will advise undergraduate English majors, and will mentor MFA fiction and poetry students interested in nonfiction as a secondary genre; beyond the expected work of continued publication, the new faculty member will participate in departmental governance and university service.

Required Qualifications: An M.F.A. or Ph. D. in creative writing is expected; a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching is required; at least one book of creative nonfiction must be published or completed and under contract.

Interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention in Seattle in January. The application process occurs in two parts. Please send a cover letter, c.v., and statement of approach to teaching undergraduate and graduate creative writing, to our online application service, https://jobs.wustl.edu , and provide the reference job number of 22425. Three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of 25-40 pages, may be sent by post to Professor Vincent Sherry, Nonfiction Search Committee Chair, Washington University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1122, One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63130. Preference will be given to applications received before November 10, 2011.

Deadline: Nov. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: (10/27 email request for books as well as works in progress) (also 11/9) (also 11/22)

Rejection Letter: 2/19 by email (after campus visit)

MLA Interview scheduled: email invite on 12/7 (x5)

[Wow! FIVE MLA interviews? With only nine people on here self-identifying as CNF writers? Have some of you not added your numbers to the genre tally yet? And if five people on the wiki (so far) have scored interviews (I assume wiki users to be a small minority of the applicant pool), how many people do you think they're interviewing in all? Fifteen? Is everyone going to MLA, or are some of you doing phone interviews?]

[A: It is not uncommon for committees to schedule ten or more MLA interviews. Also, if you look at the genre listings, there are several other folks that write CNF in addition to other genres. So that, paired with the fact that some folks have not added their names to the tally, might be why you're seeing such a high number of MLA folks].

A: Also, only a fraction of applicants--we can't know how many--even read the Wiki. Your average narrative journalist writing for Harper's or the New Yorker or doing NPR interviews about their latest book ain't wiki-hovering, I suspect.

Response to A2: I'd just like to say that I think this wiki is helpful to people at all stages of their careers, from recent graduates to established folks. The transparency and collaboration are helpful to everyone. So although I'm not a Harper's-writing CNF author, I think that if I were, I'd still be using this wiki if I were on the job market. :)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11 [by phone]

Offer made: yes, the week of 2/13

Offer accepted: yes, the week of 2/13

NOTES AND QUERIES:

At campus interview stage ----> They interviewed four candidates for this position, including a current lecturer.

  • NOTE: The offer was made to one of the outside candidates.
  • Who?
  • "Edward McPherson (2011) has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professorship at Washington University in St. Louis." http://creativewriting.umn.edu/
  • Who???

West Chester University - Non-Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

West Chester University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for a position of Assistant Professor in Creative Nonfiction, secondary specialization in Poetry. Experience in editing and/or publishing desirable; experience in distance education also desirable.

Responsibilities: 4/4 load: two courses per semester in the general education track, other courses from the following: creative writing (general), creative nonfiction, and poetry. Courses may include both undergraduate and graduate courses. Other duties may include overseeing graduate theses. Potential to develop a range of creative nonfiction courses.

Requirements: Ph.D. or M.F.A. (or equivalent) completed or expected by August, 2012, in Creative Writing, with demonstrated commitment to creative nonfiction and the teaching of creative nonfiction as a primary field of study and poetry as a secondary field of study; creative nonfiction and poetry publication; and experience teaching composition at the college level.

Preferences: Teaching experience preferred; demonstrable professional experience in the fields of creative nonfiction and poetry - a book and/or journal publications, conference presentations, or readings - also preferred.

Finalists must successfully complete interview process and teaching demonstration. References with contact information will be required prior to interview.

Candidates Should Submit: Cover letter, complete dossier (including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and curriculum vita); fifteen-page sample of creative nonfiction, five-page sample of poetry to: Dr. Victoria Tischio, Chair, Dept. of English, 700 S. High Street, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383-2124. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2011, and continue until the position has been filled. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background and consumer reporting checks. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled: I got a call on Dec 23, setting up an interview. Any others? YES..I did as well. Me, too.

Campus interview scheduled: 1/27 x2

Offer made: Week of 3/19

Offer accepted: 3/26

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone received a reply after the initial interview? Any campus interviews scheduled yet?

Does anyone know if they have made all of their campus interviews yet? Are all applicants who have made it to the campus interview round usually called on the same day???

I've been waiting too, with no indication. I do know that there were three phone interviews conducted after MLA, but I was assuming that by now they would have their slate chosen and contacted. I see that at least one campus visit is scheduled. I would be surprised if they have not scheduled the others too, but hope springs eternal.

2/12: ANy news on the second round?

3/2: CAMPUS INTERVIEWS COMPLETED

Westfield State University (MA) - Creative Non-Fiction & SpeechEdit

Westfield State University's English Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in creative non-fiction and speech. The successful candidate will contribute to our growing writing concentration and will be responsible for teaching Introduction to Speech and Creative Non-Fiction writing courses, and possibly developing upper-level offerings in speech. Ability to teach composition and core literature classes strongly preferred. Requirements of the position include an MFA in creative non-fiction, experience teaching at the college-level, and significant professional writing and editing experience in daily news or magazine journalism outside of the college classroom. Teaching load is four courses each semester, along with advising and departmental and college service responsibilities.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the finalist has been selected.

YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE ON THE UNIVERSITY'S HIRING SYSTEM TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.If YOU ARE VIEWING THIS POSITION FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE, PLEASE USE THIS APPLICATION QUICK LINK: http://jobs.westfield.ma.edu/postings/319

A cover letter, C.V., and statement of teaching philosophy are required attachments. An unofficial transcript of highest degree and three letters of recommendation are also required, however, applicants who do not have these documents available electronically may forward a paper copy to:

Dr. Emily Todd, Chair, Department of English, Westfield State University, P.O. Box 1630, Westfield, MA 01086-1630.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Open until filled (posted Feb. 9)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 5/15

Phone or Skype interview scheduled: 3/20

Campus interview scheduled: 5/3-4

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES: This was a failed search. They brought candidates to campus to interview, but didn't hire any of them.

How often does a failed search typically happen, and what are the most common reasons?

Open (full-time / tenure-track)Edit

Arizona State University, Barrett Honors CollegeEdit

Full-time, multi-year faculty position

Primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year seminar, a two-semester interdisciplinary examination of important ideas from the earliest writing to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills.

Successful applicants will demonstrate experience and openness to teaching a variety of texts using multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches.

Qualifications: A PhD in any field of the humanities or social sciences (including interdisciplinary and area studies, e.g. African American studies) that complements the academic focus of the existing faculty members. Experience in leading discussion seminars and teaching argumentative writing skills is required.

More information at http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000711869-01 or at http://barretthonors.asu.edu/2012/01/lecturer-barrett-honors-college/

Search application deadline: February 13th or until filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Bennington College - Two Positions in Literature - FULL-TIME POSITION ACCEPTEDEdit

Bennington College seeks two published writers of distinguished literary accomplishment to teach a broad spectrum of essential works in the history of literature to highly motivated undergraduates. One position will be full-time, one part-time; both positions are benefits eligible. In keeping with our commitment to the teacher-practitioner model, we seek writers of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction (including narrative journalism) whose own interests and abilities as teachers will shape our future curriculum.

Expected Start Date: Fall 2012. How To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest and CV (no e-mails, please) to Literature Search Committee, Bennington College, One College Drive, Bennington. VT 05201.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: 12/01/2011

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 7; Nov. 22 x2

Request for Additional Materials: 1/17 via email (books, letters of reference, course descriptions)

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: 3/20 for the full-time position

Offer accepted: yes, for the full-time position

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Did anybody who sent in an application not get an acknowledgment? I didn't get an acknowledgment yet either--did those people who got an acknowledgment get it electronically or via regular mail?

A: I received mine electronically but it went straight into my Spam folder, which I check now and then. The return address is Veronica Jorgensen. Hope this helps.

OP: Thanks. Not in the junk folder. Doesn't seem right to ask if everything was received, but this is my only snail mail app., so without that confirmation, there's no way to know if they got anything.

A: That's what confirmations are for, right? It seems to me perfectly appropriate to drop them a line and ask if they received your application. I'd do it this week, before many offices close for the holiday.

A. FWIW, I never received any acknowledgment either. Given how little they asked for initially, I'm surprised they haven't sent out requests for more by now.

OP: I sent an email query to the HR email box listed on the website and they confirmed that my materials were received. Mystery solved.

Bethany College - two tenure-track positions - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Bethany College is a national liberal arts college located on a beautiful historic 1,300 acre mountaintop campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, 39 miles from Pittsburgh. The state's oldest private college, Bethany offers a wide array of B.A. and B.S. programs in more than 25 fields of study and a Master of Arts program in Teaching.

Bethany College seeks to fill two tenure-track positions in English at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2012. The successful candidates will have competence in at least two of the following areas: American Literature, Creative Writing and Secondary Education as well as competence in teaching Composition and a variety of other writing courses.

A Ph.D. in hand by Spring 2012 is preferred. ABD candidates will be considered with appropriate adjustment in rank. The successful candidates will be committed to excellence in teaching. Review of applications will begin November 10 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae with at least three references. Additional materials may be requested of final candidates.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: [From Generalist 2012: "2/9 x5"]

Rejection Letter:

SKYPE interview scheduled: 3/30, according to 20-21 st. c. American page.

Campus interview scheduled: 4/18, according to Generalist page.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Generalist 2012 & 20-21 c. American 2012

Butler University (IN) - Prose - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant professor of Creative Writing. The English Department of Butler University in Indianapolis seeks to fill a full‑time, tenure‑track position in Creative Writing at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2012. Primary qualifications in Prose (fiction and/or nonfiction) with secondary qualifications in one or more of the following: screenwriting, genre fiction, game design and narrative, digital literature and/or publishing, science/health/environmental writing, graphic novel. Requirements: one book with a nationally recognized press, and/or publications in literary journals, as well as excellence in university teaching. MFA or Ph.D. in field also required. Teaching responsibilities include 3‑3 course load, divided among the MFA program, undergraduate creative writing, and Core Curriculum. Review of applications will begin on November 1 and continue until position is filled. Interviews at MLA. Please send cover letter and vita to Andrew Levy, Search Chair, Department of English, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208.



From MLA JIL 9/30/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Nov 1 (email, dossier and writing sample) x3; Nov. 4 (email -- dossier, letters of recoomendation, writing sample, syllabi, student evaluations); Nov 11 (email -- dossier, same as above, due Dec 1)

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled: 12/11, by phone; 12/12, by phone

Rejection (after MLA interview): 1/12 (email)

Campus interview scheduled: <--date?

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/29

NOTES:

Current visiting professor is the leading candidate (two books, Whiting Award).

California Baptist University - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

California Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing to begin August, 2011. Candidates must embrace the mission of California Baptist University and evidence a clear understanding of, and commitment to, excellence in teaching through the integration of the Christian faith and learning. An application for the position should be submitted electronically through the University’s web site at http://www.calbaptist.edu/faculty. A terminal degree (PhD or MFA) in creative writing is preferred, although candidates with a master’s degree who are in the final stages (ABD) of the terminal degree may be considered. A publication history is required. Candidates should be interested in supporting and promoting the existing Creative Writing Minor and developing that program toward a major, as well as contributing to extra-curricular and co-curricular creative writing activities. Teaching assignments may include both graduate and undergraduate courses. Typical load is 4/4.

From MLA JIL 11/4/11

Deadline: ?

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: Phone interview x1 [posted 12/16]

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/4

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Coastal Carolina University (SC) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English to join our growing creative writing program. The department seeks an experienced instructor with a creative writing background to teach courses in his or her specialty (poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction), introductory creative writing, first-year composition, and graduate-level classes in the M.A. in Writing program. The new hire will also have the opportunity to work on Waccamaw, the department's award-winning literary journal.

Competitive candidates will have an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing, as well as training and teaching experience in creative writing, literature, and first-year composition. The successful candidate will have significant publications in literary journals and/or at least one published book. Candidates with publications and/or training in multiple genres are preferred. Additional secondary specialties desired include: women's and gender studies, literary journal editing, world literatures, and screenwriting/film studies.

Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and approach to teaching), a current CV, transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (copies acceptable at this time), and three letters of recommendation at http://jobs.coastal.edu. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by December 15, 2011.

Chronicle Ad

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 1/10 x4

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/26 by phone

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q: How are people submitting rec letters for this application? The job site asks that letters be uploaded along with other materials, but of course I don't have the letters to upload. Are people having the letters mailed?

A: I was asking myself the same thing. What makes it even less applicant-friendly is that there's no contact person you could approach with such questions. I submitted my application without recommendation letters, urging the search committee to contact me with requests for additional material, hoping that a human being will actually read our cover letters rather than disqualify them as "missing documents."

A: You can call Human Resources for a human contact, or email to jobs@coastal.edu.

Colorado State University - Fiction / Non-Fiction - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY. Nine-month, tenure-track appointment with a 2-2 courseload to begin August 15, 2012. Specialization in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction. Required Qualifications: M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing and/or English at time of appointment; a promising record of scholarship/research/teaching; at least one book in either Fiction or Creative Nonfiction and significant publications in the other genre. This includes, for example, novels, short stories, literary essays, literary journalism or memoir. An application will be enhanced by experience teaching and writing about literature at the college level. Applicants are encouraged to describe any additional teaching or scholarly interests and experiences. Send letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample publications, and three letters of recommendation to: Matthew Cooperman, Search Chair, Colorado State University, Department of English, 1773 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1773. Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, applications must be postmarked by November 16, 2011. Routine inquiries to Sue.Russell@colostate.edu. For a complete position description, visit the department web site at http://english.colostate.edu/.

From MLA JIL 10/21/11

Deadline: Nov. 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled: MLA Interview Scheduled 12/13 [via phone or email?], 12/15 (phone)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Columbia College (MO) - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Columbia College seeks candidates for a full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate faculty position in English beginning in the Fall of 2012. The successful candidate will have a strong background in both English literature and creative writing. While we seek a generalist, the department is already well-served in Medieval and Renaissance as well as Creative Non-Fiction. Qualified candidates will have an earned Doctorate in English in hand at time of appointment. Experience teaching English composition literature and creative writing. Typical teaching load is 12 hours per semester with at least half in Freshmen level composition.

Candidates must submit a letter of application, a current vita, statement of teaching philosophy, official graduate transcripts, three letters of reference and evidence of teaching effectiveness to: Executive Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, Columbia College, 1001 Rogers St., Columbia, MO 65216.

Chronicle

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until December 1, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:10/29

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or Phone interview scheduled: 1, phone interview (contacted 12/8)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Generalist 2012

Columbia U (NYC) - FINALIST WORKSHOPS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assist/Assoc Professor of Writing, or Assist/Assoc Professor of Professional Practice in Writing

Undergraduate Writing: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry, Columbia University, School of the Arts

School of the Arts, Writing Division, 2960 Broadway, 415 Dodge Hall, New York, NY 10027

The Writing Program seeks to appoint a new faculty member in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, beginning in fall 2012. The position may be filled at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track faculty) or Assistant or Associate Professor of Professional Practice (practice faculty). The teaching includes primarily undergraduate and occasional graduate writing workshops and seminars. The Writing Program aims to attract writers with significant publications at the national level who are experienced and dedicated teachers with the potential for leadership in the Undergraduate Program. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

At least one book with a nationally recognized press is required. A strong commitment to the teaching of writers must be in evidence.

The Columbia University School of the Arts offers Masters of Fine Arts Degrees in four disciplines: film, theatre, visual arts, and writing, as well as an array of Masters of Arts degrees and instruction in a number of undergraduate programs.

For more information and to apply for this position, please visit our online site at:

https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54770

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 10/13 (email; teaching philosophy, course descriptions)

Additional request for additional materials: 10/29 (email; more work samples, peer observations, student evals, etc.)

Rejection letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

1. Anyone know anything about this one?

2. Does any one know the status of this search? I was contacted on 10/13 and 10/29 for extra materials, but nothing since. Does "open until filled" mean the search dispenses with interviews and campus visits?

It is still open, believe it or not. But who is going to get this one? I'm sure if we saw the list of candidates, we'd all fold up our tents and go home. The net is extremely wide and the desirability of the job, at least on paper, is astronomical. Is Edward P. Jones on the market? What about Don DeLillo?

3. 2, are you fiction or poetry? Did anyone else get contacted for extra materials?

2 other people.

Q. Any interviews or campus visits?

Four finalists are teaching sample workshops in the coming weeks. [posted 3/24]

Concordia University, Nebraska Edit

Assistant Professor of English and Communication

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching creative writing.
  • Teaching other general education courses in composition, literature or communication studies as called upon by the department.
  • Student Advising.
  • Curriculum assessment and development.
  • Faculty service duties as assigned and based on candidate's strengths.
  • General Faculty Responsibilities (please visit the university website: http://www.cune.edu/employment )

Position start date is on January 1, 2012.

To Apply: Please visit the university website: http://www.cune.edu/employment for directions on how to apply.

LINK (HR)

Acknowledgment received:10/14

Request for Additional Materials:10/10

Rejection Letter: 10/15, 10/18

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Note that this starts this coming January--as in, 3.5-ish months from now.

Dakota Wesleyan University - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Dakota Wesleyan University, a four year liberal arts university in Mitchell, South Dakota, invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English with writing specialization to begin in August, 2012. The teaching load is 4-4, with assignments primarily in creative writing and writing courses within the English department.

Dakota Wesleyan University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and embraces its values of learning, leadership, faith and service. With a primary focus on teaching undergraduates, the university is committed to helping hone effective writing and communication skills in its graduates.

Required qualifications include a terminal degree in creative writing or writing/rhetoric (PHD); a strong academic background; publications representative of the writer's background; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level; potential for continuing success in publication, research, and other creative/professional/scholarly activities; interest in teaching core curriculum courses in first-year composition; experience or interest in online teaching; experience in assisting students with publication of student literary journals and or/ student newspapers; desire to be involved in the life and work of the department; and excellent communication skills required.

Dakota Wesleyan University is committed to fostering diversity and is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the candidacy of underrepresented groups. DWU is a tobacco free campus.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a vita, cover letter, and a list of three references to:

Human Resources
Dakota Wesleyan University
1200 W University Avenue
Mitchell, SD 57301
comelleg@dwu.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: not stated (posted 11/23/11; review begins immediately)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, according to Q&A section, below.

NOTES AND QUERIES

Anyone heard anything from Dakota Wesleyan? I just emailed them to find out the status of the search, and as of 1/23 they are in the interview stage.

DePaul University (Chicago, IL) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in September 2012 in Creative Writing, with expertise in the field of publishing and editing. We seek a creative writer with significant experience in publishing and editing, a strong record of publication of his/her own work in at least one genre (fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry), demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching, and an MFA or PhD in hand by September 2012.

The successful candidate will teach an array of undergraduate and graduate workshops in his/her genre(s) and develop publishing courses (examples might include Digital Publishing, Literary Editing and Publishing, History of Publishing, etc.) for our MA program in Writing and Publishing.

DePaul offers graduate and undergraduate degrees on two campuses. We seek candidates with experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students of diverse backgrounds, and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural student population. Tenure-track faculty participate in advising and service and may teach in DePaul's interdisciplinary programs, including Liberal Studies and Honors.

Upload applications by January 16, 2012. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AWP Conference in Chicago, February 29-March 3, 2012.

To apply, please visit the following URL: http://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50879.

Application Requirements: Applications should include a cover letter describing teaching, writing and research interests; curriculum vitae; graduate transcript (an unofficial copy is fine); and email addresses for three references; and 35-40 pages of recent written work. If you wish to submit non-electronic items (books, etc.), please send them to: Search Committee, Department of English, DePaul University, 2315 N. Kenmore, Suite 312, Chicago, IL 60614. Please also include a note with your uploaded application saying you are sending additional materials.

From MLA JIL 12/23/11

Deadline: Jan. 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: we received over 150 applications and you are not among the 15 we decided to interview at AWP. mail 2/23 (X2)

AWP Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: yes.[posted 3/23]

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES

Fairleigh Dickinson University - (Creative Non-Fiction/Fiction)Edit

The Department of Literature, Language, Writing, and Philosophy at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham is seeking a well-rounded and flexible Creative Writing (Creative Non-Fiction/Fiction) faculty member to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor line. This individual will teach in a rapidly growing program in Creative Writing. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education and advising, teaching effectiveness, scholarship, and service.

Requirements : Masters degree in Literature, Language, Writing, Philosophy, or related field is required.

The applicant will be expected to teach required undergraduate courses including Introduction to Literature and Creative Writing, Fiction Writing I and II, Senior Writing Project, World Literature Survey, Reading as a Writer, as well as major elective courses in Creative Writing and Literature.

The candidate will also be given the opportunity to develop and teach courses in his/her specialty. Significant publishing record required

Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check and produce a Social Security Card.

Application Information: Contact: Peter Benson, Literature, Language, Writing & Philosophy, Fairleigh Dickinson University. Online App. Form: https://jobs.fdu.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: not stated (posted 11/16/11)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES: Q: anyone know what's up with this job? It appears no one's heard boo.

Funding for this opening was apparently denied by the university president's office a/o February 2012.

Funding apparently restored as of 3/12. It's a 4/4 load. Ugh.

Franklin College (IN) - Creative Writing + Modern World Lit - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Franklin College invites applications for a tenure‑track position in English to begin August, 2012. Located approximately 30 minutes from culturally rich downtown Indianapolis, Franklin College is a private, four‑year liberal arts college.

 The ideal candidate is a generalist who can teach creative writing and modern world literature. A demonstrated interest in advising the college’s student literary magazine is a plus, as is the ability to teach dramatic literature (Classical, Modern, and Contemporary) when needed. The candidate will teach composition on a regular basis. Broad service to the college such as advising and committee work is required. 

Candidates who can demonstrate a dedication to teaching and a genuine interest in working with undergraduates in a small, collegial liberal arts setting that emphasizes close student‑faculty interaction will be given preference. College‑level teaching experience required. Intercultural experience and/or interest in intercultural issues is an asset. ABD or Ph.D. preferred; Ph.D. is required for tenure.

 Review of applications will begin Friday, November 4, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should send letter of application, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three current letters of recommendation (at least one of which can speak to the candidate’s teaching effectiveness) to:

 Employee Resources
Franklin College
Department of English
101 Branigin Blvd.
Franklin, IN 46131

 or by e‑mail to: employeeresources@franklincollege.edu. 

Applicants should have transcripts and a teaching portfolio (sample syllabi and assignments plus teaching evaluations) ready to provide upon request.



From MLA JIL 9/30/11

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:11/3

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: Skype interview scheduled 12/1 (x2)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interview scheduled 12/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: per rejection letter: We have now filled the position with the candidate we feel best fits the needs of the department and the college. [posted 4/10]

NOTES:

Also posted at Generalist 2012

Georgia College and State University (Fiction / Non-Fiction) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Job Summary/Basic Function: Undergraduate and graduate teaching, thesis advising, and editing for graduate and undergraduate literary journals. Candidate will be expected to design and offer graduate and upper division courses in literary fiction and creative nonfiction as well as other undergraduate liberal arts courses.

Georgia College is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and is the state's designated public liberal arts university. A member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College enrolls approximately 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students and is prominently cited for educational excellence in a number of leading publications. The university's beautiful and historic campus is located in Milledgeville, which was the 19th century capital of Georgia and is very near the geographic center of the state. Additionally, many of the university's graduate programs are located in nearby Macon and Warner Robins.

Georgia College is known for combining the educational experiences typical of esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university's main campus is a residential learning community that emphasizes undergraduate education and offers a select number of graduate programs. GC faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students in the learning process through high impact pedagogies and fostering excellence in the classroom and beyond. Georgia College seeks to endow its graduates with a passion for achievement, intellectual curiosity, and an exuberance for learning and critical thinking. Our values include an emphasis on acting from a foundation of respect for self and others, fostering responsible leaders and global citizens, and cultivating relationships that enhance collaborative approaches to solving problems. Hiring preference will be given to faculty and administrators who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College's mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship.

Knowledge/Skills and Abilities: Critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation and evidence of effectiveness in teaching graduate and undergraduate students

Minimum Qualifications: MFA or PhD in relevant discipline by time of employment, eligible to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications: At least one book of literary fiction and/or creative nonfiction, demonstrated successful experiences teaching both fiction and creative nonfiction and mentoring students

Special Instructions: Attach statement of teaching philosophy as Other Document. Send copies of published books and request that your three listed references send letters of recommendation directly to Dr. Allen Gee, Search Committee Chair, Georgia College CBX 044, 231 W. Hancock St., Milledgeville, GA 31061-0490.

Online App. Form: https://www.gcsujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52496&jtsrc=www.highe redjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA

Deadline: review begins 03-10-2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 3/13

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/23

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Idaho State University - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing.

Specialist in Creative Writing with ability to work in multiple genres. Tenure‑track position, assistant professor rank, August 2012. M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing in hand by August 2012 and a significant record of creative publications. Normal teaching load 3 courses per semester with responsibilities in creative writing and literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Regular assignments to composition and general education courses. Starting salary $43,000. Send letter of application, c.v., sample of creative writing (approx. 20 pages) and a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation (confidential letters preferred) to https://isujobs.net. All application materials must be received by November 11, 2011. Interviews at MLA. ISU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution‑wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 2/3 email: Thank you for your recent application for employment. Our records show that you applied for the following position: Title: Assistant Professor, Creative Writing Department: 3108-English and Philosophy Please be advised that you are no longer under consideration for this position. ouch!

--Got this today too. Harsh. Also, oddly, hilarious. (x3!) My favorite rejection so far!

--Isn't it nice to be "advised"? Sounds more like a weather report than a rejection.

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/19, by phone

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

John Brown University (AR) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

John Brown University, independent, evangelical and Christian, seeks a faculty member to teach undergraduate courses in creative writing with emphasis in fiction and/or poetry and core curriculum courses of English I and English II. Other responsibilities may include but are not limited to administering a yearly writing festival, teaching upper‑division literature courses, advising, and committee work.

An M.F.A. or Ph.D in creative writing is preferred. Effective teaching experience in higher education, evidence of scholarly potential, and a commitment to Christian higher education are essential.
Position begins August 1, 2012. Screening process begins October 15, 2011, and continues until the position is filled.

Submit electronically a letter of interest and vita to academicaffairs@jbu.edu Attn: Dr. Ed Ericson III, Vice President, Academic Affairs, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR 72761. Phone: 479.524.7129.

From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for Additional Materials: 10/17 (2), 11/15 (1)

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone interview scheduled: Phone interview x1 [posted 12/16]

Campus interview scheduled: 12/23

Offer made: 2/7

Offer accepted: 3/1

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Before anyone applies here, note that the school requires students to sign a lifestyle statement, and the school expelled an openly gay student in 2006 for content on his private Facebook page. While faculty aren't required to sign any sort of lifestyle statement, this is a Christian school in Arkansas.

Lehman College of the City University of New York - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

CONTRACT TITLE: Assistant Professor

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION: Teaching freshman composition, undergraduate and graduate creative writing (including creative nonfiction), undergraduate and graduate literature courses. Will receive reassigned time to serve as graduate director.

Lehman College, a senior college of the City University of New York, offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. Its campus is located in the Northwest Bronx in New York City, convenient to Manhattan, Westchester, and Rockland Counties, and New Jersey.

Position available for Fall, 2012.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree in area(s) of expertise, or equivalent as noted below. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: - Ph.D. in English or related field required. - Substantial college teaching experience and minimum one year of administrative experience preferred. Outstanding publication record preferred.

LINK (InsideHigherEd)

Deadline: Open until filled with review of CV to start October 1, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled: Phone and email for phone interview 12/8 x 2

Campus interview scheduled: yes <--date?

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Lesley University (MA) - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Humanities Division of Lesley College is seeking a full-time, 9-month faculty member to teach courses in creative writing (poetry or fiction), literature and Humanities Internship Seminars. This faculty member will teach the introductory creative writing course, introductory and upper-level creative writing courses in their genre, introductory and upper-level literature courses and the Humanities Internship Seminars; will oversee the publication of the student literary magazine; will actively promote programs in recruitment and retention events; and will consult with supervisor regarding expenditures, actions, and unusual problems.

Requirements: This position requires an MFA in poetry or fiction; evidence of two years successful teaching introductory and upper-level creative writing and two years of teaching literature courses in an undergraduate setting; and a record as a published writer, either having a book published with a recognized national publisher and/or significant periodical publications. In addition, the candidate must have a record of curriculum development and advising undergraduate students. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

Additional Information: Salary commensurate with experience.

Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.

BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS.

Application Instructions:Please include a cover letter with your application.

http://lesley.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=30861

HigherEdJobs.com - posted 3/9/12.

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 3/28 x 4

Rejection (after phone interview): 4/16 x 1

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q: This says it's a full time nine-month position. What does this mean? Is this a visiting position or tenure-track? I've seen it listed as both in different places.

A: I believe the term "9 month" basically means you have your summers off (contracted for 9 months of teaching) and it can apply to either visiting or tenure-track positions. Nothing in this ad suggests the position is temporary or visiting; it could be a full-time on-going position without being tenure-track (renewable contracts instead) ... I'm not sure whether this school has a tenure system, but maybe someone else out there does know ...


Q: Just tried to apply and got a message announcing that the job posting had already expired--?? Am I just experiencing anomalous technical difficulties? It's only been up for less than a week...what gives?

A: I spoke to a faculty member at AWP and he said that the job would be posted for a very short window. He did urge me to spread the news about the position (before it had even been posted), but the short window does seem a little suspicious. Maybe there's an inside candidate?

I applied on 3/14 and all went through without a hitch...

WOW! Someone has a phone interview. A cat I know who applied for this--qualified to the nines (and with three books to boot)--didn't even get an acknowledgment. That this job post showed late, and was here so short a time, makes me wonder inside job.

I know the person who took the job. Not an inside job at all, and also a person who was (is) qualified. But it was all very last minute.

Long Island University - CANCELLEDEdit

English, 1 University Plz, Brooklyn, NY 11201 http://www.liu.edu/Brooklyn.aspx

Assistant professor of Creative Writing
The English Department at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University anticipates, pending budgetary approval, a September 2012 opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing. We are looking for a creative writer in poetry and/or fiction to teach creative writing courses in the undergraduate English major and the MFA. The candidate will also teach undergraduate composition or literature classes and should be willing to serve as a director of the MFA program in Creative Writing at some point in the future. The position of Assistant Professor requires nine credit hours of teaching per semester, ongoing writing and publication, and active service to the University. Teaching experience and an MFA degree in creative writing (or equivalent) are required. Long Island University is a private, non-sectarian university located in the heart of revitalized downtown Brooklyn. The Brooklyn campus is home to 11,000 students and serves an ethnically and economically diverse population. Deadline for applications is December 15, 2011. Please submit letter of application (including a statement of teaching philosophy), curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to: Leah Dilworth, Co-Chair, English Department, Long Island University, One University Plaza, Brooklyn, New York 11201. LIU is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

From MLA JIL

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received: e-mail that app was received 11/3

NOTES AND QUERIES:

SEARCH CANCELLED DUE TO BUDGETARY ISSUES; notified via email 11/30

North Central College (IL) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Assistant Professor in Creative Writing. North Central College invites applications for a tenure‑track position in Creative Writing with expertise in multiple genres to begin Fall 2012. The successful candidate will have a PhD (preferred) or MFA in Creative Writing in hand by September 1, 2012. Applicants should demonstrate potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching within a liberal arts setting and a strong commitment to publication. The position includes teaching creative writing and composition courses and offers opportunities to participate in North Central’s interdisciplinary programs. Appointment at the rank of assistant professor is anticipated, but higher rank may be considered for suitably qualified candidates.



Send letter of application describing teaching philosophy and creative/research interests along with curriculum vita to Dr. Martha Bohrer, Chair, Creative Writing Search; c/o Office of Academic Affairs; North Central College, 30 N. Brainard Street, Naperville, IL 60540. Review of applications will begin November 11, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association in January 2012 (Seattle).



From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/22 via email (4)

Rejection Letter: email. 2/22

MLA Interview scheduled: 12/16 (x3)

Campus interview scheduled: yes <--date?

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Beware the dean at this school. At a job visit, a couple years ago, I found him to be an arrogant man. He liked to turn his hand over mind while shaking, to "show dominance" ... that sort of thing. Worse, he seemed dismissive of the vagaries of the current job market. Salary offered was less than you'd imagine for that area, and was completely non-negotiable. Word is he's near retirement, though this could take a couple years.

  • Agreed. He was dismissive of the cost of health/dental care, which for a family a couple years ago was going to cost $800 per month (reason enough to turn down the job). And yes, salary was all but non-negotiable.

Q: Does anyone know the teaching load at North Central?

  • Believe it's a 2/2/2.
  • I think technically it's either a 3/2/2 or 3/3/2, but there's an opportunity to advise the student lit-mag, which gives you a course reduction making it essentially a 2/2/2.

Q: I am confused. Does this mean the campus interviews have been scheduled? Normally posters put a date up after the "Campus interview scheduled" category, not a "yes." Can someone clear this up for me?

A: I would interpret the "yes" to mean "yes, campus interviews have been scheduled." It would be great if the poster gave a rough date, but sometimes people are wary of giving specific dates b/c they are afraid SC's might track them. Also, it could be second-hand info, so the original poster doesn't have the date.

Northwestern College (IA) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing. MFA or PhD in Creative Writing, with a publication record in fiction or poetry for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing beginning August 2012. Previous teaching experience in composition and creative writing is essential. Teaching load is three to four classes (12 credits) per semester including Freshman Composition and introductory and advanced creative writing courses. Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, Northwestern College seeks candidates with an authentic Christian faith who will support the college’s mission, Reformed and evangelical identity, and commitment to Christian liberal arts as expressed in our Vision for Learning.

Interested candidates should send an email message with a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to deanoffaculty@nwciowa.edu and complete an online application: http://www.nwciowa.edu/employment/open-positions/assistant-professor-of-creative-writing/227. Applications received before January 15 will receive first consideration.

From MLA JIl 10/21/11

Deadline: Jan. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Additional materials requested 12/13/11 x2

Rejection Letter:

Phone Interview scheduled: 1/18

Campus interview scheduled: 1/26

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Norwich University - Poetry / Non-Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English and Communications at Norwich University invites applications for a tenure-track English faculty position in creative writing, with specialization in creative nonfiction and poetry, to begin fall 2012. All faculty teach a 4/4 schedule of courses; for this position, the schedule will include freshman composition, world literature surveys, and introductory and advanced creative writing.

Publication and prior teaching experience desired. M.F.A. or Ph.D. expected at time of hire. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and a Norwich application form no later than November 29, 2011, to English Faculty Search, via email: jobs@norwich.edu.

Online App. Form: http://www.norwich.edu/jobs

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 29

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1/17 x3

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 2/2

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

This position is written in a way that very closely fits the VAP who holds a position there right now...

NOTE: this school is, in part, a military college: http://www.norwich.edu/

Penn State Harrisburg - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Penn State Harrisburg, School of Humanities invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English and Humanities, with a specialization in creative writing and composition, effective Fall Semester 2012. Qualifications include an M.F.A. in Creative Writing or Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Creative Writing and 2-4 years teaching experience. Tenure-track faculty are expected to pursue scholarly research and publications, participate in curriculum development, advise students, and serve on committees. For more information on the College, visit our website at http://www.hbg.psu.edu/.

To be considered, please send letter of application explaining experience and match with this description, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. syllabi, course evaluations, peer observations), and curriculum vitae to: Writing and Composition Search Committee, c/o Ms. Dorothy Guy, Penn State Harrisburg, Box HEJ - 35661, 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057-4898. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2012. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 1

Acknowledgment received: 2/10 x2

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: (about) May 1

NOTES:

I was an applicant and never heard a single thing in reply to my application. x2

  • I know this because a friend got the job, not through official channels (I did not apply). Felt it was my duty to not leave people wondering.

Piedmont College - POSITION FILLED (x2)Edit

Founded in 1897, Piedmont College is a private comprehensive liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 2,800 students. The College offers classes at its main campus in Demorest, Georgia, and at a satellite campus in Athens, Georgia.

Applications are being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing. A doctorate specializing in Creative Writing, as well as a strong commitment to excellent teaching and service, is required. Teaching responsibilities include courses in introductory writing and sophomore literature surveys.

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references electronically in one email to: hrapplicant@piedmont.edu. Review of applicants will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Piedmont College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

MLA JIL 2/17/12

Deadline: review begins immediately

Acknowledgment received: 4 (3/8); 4/10 (though submitted materials on 3/16).

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 4/2 x 3

Rejection (after phone interview): 4/19

Campus interview scheduled: 4/19

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 5/1 (x2)

Offer accepted: 5/2, 5/10

NOTES:

Q: Anyone know if this is a tenure-track position?

Rosemont College - Director, MFA ProgramEdit

Posting Number: 0090161

Job Summary: Provide overall management and accountability for the delivery of the College's Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. This is a 12-month, 35-hour a week administrative position that includes a non-compensated teaching load of nine credits per academic year. The Director is appointed annually by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs upon the recommendation of the Dean for the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Rosemont College pursues its mission based on the values of:

  • Trust and reverence for the dignity of each person
  • Respect for diversity in human culture and experience, (and)
  • Persistence and courage in promoting justice with compassion.
  • An employee's performance must support and exhibit these values.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and coordination for all instructional aspects of the graduate degree program in Creative Writing.
  • Teach nine credit hours per academic year--one three-credit course in the fall, spring, and/or summer sessions.
  • Collaborate with faculty and the Dean in the development of courses and academic requirements.
  • Establish, review, modify and oversee the implementation of policies and procedures in the Part-time Faculty Handbook and Student Handbook.
  • Create and work with an Advisory Committee of area professional writers to assess and improve the graduate degree program in Creative Writing.
  • Collaborate with the Dean for the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies in the development of marketing and recruiting initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Dean for the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies in the development of co-curricular activities that support the mission of the College and provide growth opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the community.
  • Work with other offices of the College as appropriate to enhance the graduate degree program in Creative Writing and its students.
  • Sit on appropriate College governing bodies.
  • Attend seminars, forums, lectures, open houses, information sessions and other events that contribute to the growth and vitality of the graduate degree program in Creative Writing and its students.
  • Support the recruitment and enrollment function for the graduate degree program in Creative Writing.
  • In consultation with the Dean for the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies prepare course schedules and assign faculty according to the College calendar.
  • In collaboration with the Dean for Graduate and Professional Studies recruit faculty.
  • Conduct assessment of adjunct faculty that provides a mechanism for professional development.
  • Conduct course and programmatic assessment that provides a mechanism for improving student learning and support services where appropriate.
  • Assist in the preparation of all programmatic collateral material and website information on a regular basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree (doctoral preferred) from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • At least three years of experience in teaching and/or administering higher education or professional education programs.
  • Experience with adult learners.
  • Demonstrated increasing responsibilities within an educational setting.
  • Experience with marketing educational services.
  • Demonstrated experience with personal computer, data, document, and academic records management.
  • Sustained current publishing industry experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good writing skills for higher education communications.
  • Excellent oral communication skills; ability to comfortably speak to large groups.
  • Ability to assist in the development of an educational program marketing plan.
  • In depth understanding of adult learning theory.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of the adult learner returning to college.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent time management skills; self-starter; ability to carry out daily responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with individuals from other units within the College.
  • Ability to work on project and program management teams.
  • Excellent customer service aptitude.
  • Accepts the need for ongoing program evaluation and continuous quality improvements.
  • Approaches work form a problem solving mode.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Available to work flexible hours.

Application Information

Contact: Rosemont College

Online App. Form: Rosemont HR

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 4/2)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada)Edit

The Department of English ( http://www.ryerson.ca/english ) invites applications for 2 positions at the Assistant Professor rank: one in Restoration/18th Century and another in Creative Writing. The appointments will be effective August 1, 2012. The positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Creative Writing: Required qualifications include an earned MFA, PhD and/or an established national/international reputation based on a strong publication record. Demonstrated ability to teach in a secondary area of literature is required. Demonstrated experience with innovative pedagogy in creative writing is desired. The English Department is currently exploring new ways of enhancing Creative Writing’s presence at Ryerson, and the successful applicant is expected to contribute to this endeavour.

Applicants should submit a letter describing their areas of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of reference, a sample of their research/creative work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011and will continue until the positions are filled. Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Chair ( denisoff@ryerson.ca ). Please note that applications by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Dennis Denisoff, Chair, Department of English, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3.

From University Affairs 9/16/11 - Link to English Dept employment page.

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 3/23 (via email)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Siena College, NY - Fiction/Non-Fiction - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of English at Siena College seeks applicants for a tenure track position in Fiction/Nonfiction Writing, beginning September 2012. MFA, Ph.D. or terminal degree required. Expertise in composition and literature preferred, as is previous teaching experience. Course responsibilities will include Writing Short Fiction, Introduction to Writing, Advanced Writing, Literary Perspectives, and other writing and literature courses. Teaching load is 3 classes per semester with the expectation of creative or scholarly activity. If interested, please submit your CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Electronic submission through Interfolio is required; please submit materials to http://interfolio.com/universities/partners/SienaAPWriting.cfm not later than October 14, 2011.

Chronicle Ad

Deadline: Oct. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: email 11/18 x4

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled: 11/17 x5 (phone)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: 3/7

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q. Any news about campus interviews?

Texas A&M University-Central Texas - CANCELLEDEdit

The Department of English announces a full time, tenure track assistant professor position in English. The successful candidate will teach four courses a semester: some combination of Creative Writing, American Literature, and Academic Writing courses in English and two upper-level courses in Fine Arts.

All viable candidates will demonstrate a record of scholarly and creative publications, past success in the classroom, the desire and talent to remain active as a creative writer, and the willingness to engage in the sort of service required at a fast-growing and ever-changing campus.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Creative publications and teaching experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience giving and organizing creative readings. Scholarly publications in American Literature.

TERM: 9 months/Tenure Track

SALARY: $45,000 (Salary includes Benefit Replacement Pay if eligible)

Interested applicants MUST apply online at https://www.tamuctjobs.com.

The department requires a cover letter and vita for this position. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received: 3/8

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone Interview scheduled: 4/5

Campus interview scheduled: 4/27

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: Looks like there's a potential inside candidate. Any word on this?

A: What makes you say that?

This is an inside hire. The instructor is being promoted to an assistant professor and there had to be the appearance of a national search.

Department Head doesn't respond to emails about position.

5/2/2012 Received an email stating that search for the position has been cancelled. Not sure if this means that the position has been filled or if the department has killed the position.

5/3 Had a campus interview scheduled and canceled. Position not filled.

Thiel College (PA) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department of Thiel College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position for Fall 2012. We are seeking a candidate with specialization in composition to teach a variety of introductory and upper-level writing courses including Advanced Technical Writing, Creative Writing: Poetry, and Creative Writing: Drama. Assigned workload is four courses per semester, with additional responsibilities in student advising and committee work. A Ph.D. and an appreciation for and commitment to small, private, liberal arts college education are required; prior college teaching experience is preferred. Rank and salary are based on qualifications. Please send a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three current reference letters including email addresses and phone numbers of references, and samples of syllabi and assignments to employment@thiel.edu or to Susan Swartzbeck, Director of Human Resources, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Visit http://www.thiel.edu for more information about Thiel College. Thiel College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing diversity among its faculty and staff. Qualified minority applicants are encouraged to respond.

From MLA JIL 10/28/11

Deadline: Open until filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: Phone interview scheduled 1/25 x3

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

God bless the person taking the job. TC professors are the worst paid in the state. Awful health care and retirement package, too. The town, Greenville, is in the heart of the rust belt.

Person above, where does your knowledge of the school come from? Experience?

No, but two of my friends worked there for a short time. They both quit due to old guard politics and higher paying jobs. The morale is very low. Everything there is stuck and/or trying to get out. I was told the new president cut retirement from 10% to 0%, but he erected a million dollar football dome.

See wages -- http://chronicle.com/stats/aaup/index.php?action=result&year=2011&state=Pennsylvania&search=&category=&institution=0&offset=0&withRanks=1&sort=institution&limit=25&showall=1

University of Chicago - Full Professor (Poet or Novelist)Edit

The John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, an interdisciplinary PhD program at the University of Chicago, seeks to appoint a distinguished writer, either a poet or a novelist, to its faculty at the tenured full professor level. Such a person should have considerable experience in the teaching of literature (in any tradition or period), and should have a distinguished publication record, including works of criticism, and should be interested in the interdisciplinary environment of the Committee. Information about the Committee can be found at http://socialthought.uchicago.edu . Applicants are required to apply online at the University of Chicagos Academic Career Opportunities website, http://tinyurl.com/7u7nt6s. Applicants are required to send 1) a brief cover letter and 2) a current curriculum vitae. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or until the application deadline of April 20, 2012.

Chronicle

Deadline: April 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Mississippi - African-American Lit + Creative Writing - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Mississippi English department is looking to make two tenure-track appointments in African American Literature, one of them with a creative writing emphasis. The first is a joint appointment with African American Studies for an Assistant professor in African American literature. PhD required. The Second appointment is at the Assistant or Associate level for a candidate in African American literature with a proven ability to teach and publish creative writing. PhD or MFA required. The search committee will start reviewing applicants on October 14, 2011. Preliminary interviews at MLA. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Ethel Young-Minor (eyoungmi@olemiss.edu). Apply online at http://jobs.olemiss.edu . The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/ADA/ADEA/ Title VI/Title IX/Section 504 employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 14

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for Additional Materials: 10/31

Rejection Letter:

MLA Interview scheduled: [From African American 2012: "12/14 (by phone)"]

Campus interview scheduled: [From Af-Am page: "1/10 (by phone--this committee is moving admirably fast!)"]

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Q: Did any creative writers get requests for MLA interviews?

A: I know of at least one creative writer, a poet, who did.

Also posted at African American 2012

University of North Carolina at Pembroke - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, with a 3/2 teaching load, to teach classes primarily in creative writing and to edit Pembroke Magazine, a well-established literary magazine with a distinguished history whose previous editors have been award-winning authors. Applicants must have an MFA, or the equivalent, as well as a record of significant published work, preferably a book or chapbook. Applicants should also have taught creative writing at the university level and have successfully edited a literary journal, including soliciting work, applying for grants, and producing, printing, and distributing a magazine. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.uncp.edu. Attach current vitae, letter of application, and sample works. Send (electronically or via mail) three recent letters of recommendation to Richard Vela, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of English and Theatre, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC 28372-1510. The committee will begin formal review of applications on November 30, and the closing date for applications is December 15.

University of North Carolina at Pembroke is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities, veterans and women are encouraged to apply. For more information, see the university website at http://www.uncp.edu.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or phone Interview scheduled: Phone Interview (1/30) x 2

Campus interview scheduled: yes (2/17)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES AND QUERIES:

1/27 anyone heard anything from UNC Pembroke?

A1. Nary a peep from Pembroke. Wonder what the deal is. 1/27 A2. Worth noting that other institutions have been quiet as long and longer: Bethany College, Iowa, Loyola, Cornell, etc. (1/28).

University of Southern Indiana - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of English at the University of Southern Indiana invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in creative writing to teach courses in her or his specialty; the position begins August, 2012. MFA or PhD in English must be completed by August, 2012. Significant publications in the field; book publication preferred. Expectations include undergraduate teaching, publication, and department service. Teaching duties (4/4) include upper-division creative writing, composition, and core curriculum courses.

To apply, please follow the directions on our www.usi.edu/hr/employment page to log in or set up an account. When you select the Apply to this Job link near the top of this page, you will be prompted to complete the appropriate Faculty/Administration application. When completing the application, you will be given the opportunity to attach the additional documents required for this position which include (1) letter of application; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) sample syllabi and assignments in specialty; (4) sample of creative; and (5) contact information including e-mail addresses for three professional references. Materials should be provided electronically within this web-based applicant system and to the attention of Dr. Stephen Spencer, Search Committee Chair, Candidates selected for interview will also be required to provide unofficial transcripts, with official transcripts required at a later stage.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. (Job Open: 9/28/11

LINK (HR Post)

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 3/19

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 2 phone interviews scheduled (via email, 11/7)

Campus interview scheduled: 11/16

Offer made: 2/28

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of St. Thomas - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English announces a tenure-track position in creative writing at the assistant professor level, with preparation and a publication record appropriate to the teaching of an introductory multi-genre creative writing course as well as intermediate and upper-level courses in more than one of the major creative genres (fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction). Ph.D. preferred; MFA, ABD considered (with initial appointment of ABD at the rank of instructor). All full-time members of the English Department teach six courses per year, including our general requirement sequence in writing and literature. There is also opportunity to teach graduate courses.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota's largest private university. Its 11,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs. Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

Please apply online at https://jobs.stthomas.edu

LINK - HERC

Deadline: November 1, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/7, 11/11, 11/28, 11/28, 12/2

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/15 (+2)

Post MLA Rejection Email: 1/10

Campus interview scheduled: 1/10

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Note: Interviews of selected candidates will be held at the MLA convention in Seattle.

University of Texas, Austin (Senior Position, Millikan Professorship) Edit

Senior Scholar: The English Department at The University of Texas at Austin wishes to appoint a distinguished senior scholar or creative writer to the J.R. Millikan Centennial Professorship in English Literature. All areas of specialization are open. Ph.D. or terminal degree in field preferred. Duties include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, publication, and service. Salary will be commensurate with achievements.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and a CV to Dr. Elizabeth Cullingford, Chair, via english-department@fortyacres.utexas.edu. Deadline: October 17th. The position is subject to budgetary approval. Background check will be conducted on successful candidate. The University of Texas at Austin is an AA/EEO employer.

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/english/

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Oct. 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): Nov. 28 x 2 (by letter)

Phone or Skype interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Has anyone heard anything new about this position?

Also posted at Renaissance 2012

University of Texas, Tyler - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Literature and Languages at The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing on a nine-month contract starting in fall 2012. Required qualifications include MFA in Creative Writing or Ph.D. in English with specialization in creative writing by August 15, 2012 and experience in teaching writing at college level. Publications in creative writing, including fiction, non-fiction, short stories, and/or screenwriting, literary magazine editorship, and connections with national creative writing community desirable. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, commitment to teaching writing to first-year, undergraduate, and graduate students, writing course development, continuous publications in creative writing, and national and local writing community outreach. Summer contract is possible but not guaranteed. Compensation is competitive and based on credentials.

To apply: submit letter of interest, curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, contact information for three references, and any supporting documents to creativewritingposition@uttyler.edu or mail hardcopies to: Creative Writing Search Committee, BUS 237, Department of Literature and Languages, University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of application begins on November 21. For additional information, contact department chair, Hui Wu, at hwu@uttyler.edu or visit our website: http://www.uttyler.edu/news/jobs.php/.

From MLA JIL 10/14/11

Deadline: Nov. 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or MLA interview scheduled: Phone interview scheduled for 12/15/2011 X2

Rejection (after phone or MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled: yes <---date?

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/28

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

This position doesn't say "no poets" but it does list a number of potential desired expertises without mentioning poetry. Could this possibly be an oversight, or does anyone know that they just don't want a poet?

University of Warwick (UK)Edit

English and Comparative Literary Studies, , Coventry United Kingdom CV4 7AL http://www.warwick.ac.uk/jobs

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Creative Writing £36,862 ‑ £44,016 pa pro rata or £45,336 ‑ £52,556 pa pro rata



Minimum 20% FTE


You will publish creative writing and undertake advanced research in an appropriate field of study in English and Comparative Literatures. You will also undertake teaching and other academic duties as required within the Department and, additionally, attract research students to the department; building an appropriate research grouping of international significance and substance.

 You will possess an emergent or already established international standing in an appropriate field of study in English and Comparative Literatures. You will also be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of teaching experience.





Please note that appointments at Assistant Professor level entail a period of probation (normally 5 years).

 For further information and to apply, please go to http://www.warwick.ac.uk/jobs . Applications must be received by 2 December 2011. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 19 March 2012.

From MLA JIL 9/15

Deadline: Dec. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): They have a short-list of candidates. (email)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Wisconsin - Marathon County--POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University of Wisconsin-Marathon County and the University of Wisconsin Colleges English Department invite applications for an Assistant Professor of English. The UW-Marathon County campus in Wausau, Wisconsin is one of thirteen campuses comprising the UW Colleges, a freshman-sophomore transfer institution within the UW System. The UW Colleges offers an excellent liberal arts and pre-professional education for students beginning work toward a bachelor’s degree. Contract begins August 27, 2012.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates will hold an MFA or PhD in creative writing or closely related field and have coursework or other experience or professional work in the teaching of composition. ABD candidates will be considered, provided the Ph. D. is confirmed by the start of the appointment. PREFERRED QUALIFICATION: Experience in supervising or editing a student-run literary magazine is highly desirable.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Typical teaching load is twelve-credit hours per semester to include four, three-credit courses in both composition and creative writing. The candidate may teach courses in first year composition, intermediate composition, creative writing (fiction and/or poetry), and the literary magazine course. Our campus is also eager to engage the local community in literacy and creative writing activities and would welcome candidates with innovative community outreach ideas and experience. Teaching two courses of freshman composition (ENG 101 or ENG 102) will be a part of a normal semester workload. Interest in teaching Ethnic Studies and developing Interdisciplinary Studies courses and/or courses with a service learning component are also desirable. This tenure-track position requires ongoing professional engagement in the field of creative writing.

SALARY: Starting salary currently is $43,000. Additional compensation for summer and/or winterim instruction is a possibility depending on campus need. Details of the excellent benefits package may be found at http://www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits.

Applications: Applications must include a letter of interest, current vita, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and up to three current letters of recommendation. Student evaluations of teaching may also be submitted if available. ABD candidates should also provide evidence of the advanced status of their dissertation. Final interviews of candidates will include a class presentation. All application materials must be submitted electronically to the faculty.positions@uwc.edu. For assured consideration, all required application materials must be received by December 3, 2011. This position will remain posted until filled. If requested, confidentiality of an application can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search.

Questions may be addressed to: UW Colleges Department of English chair, Greg Ahrenhoerster, Ph.D. greg.ahrenhoerster@uwc.edu (262) 521-5522 or UW-Marathon Executive Officer and Dean, Keith Montgomery keith.montgomery@uwc.edu (715) 261-6223.

From MLA JIL 11/3/11

Deadline: Dec. 3

Acknowledgment received: Email notifying me I'd been moved to the next round -- Rec'd 1/18 x2

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or Skype interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/27

NOTES:

University of Wisconsin - River Falls - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, beginning August 2012, to teach in the Department of English, which has an English-Creative Writing Emphasis major with more than 80 majors and minors in the program. We are looking for an accomplished writer with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, publications in one creative writing genre-preferably fiction-and the ability to teach in at least one other genre. Further teaching responsibilities include teaching composition and literature courses and designing writing, cultural, or humanities courses to fit specific goals in the General Education program. Second field is open, dependent upon the applicant's areas of expertise. Required: Ph.D. by the time of appointment, previous university teaching experience, and a willingness to advise and mentor students and to assist with visiting writers, student publications, and readings. Compensation is based on qualifications, including education and experience. The normal teaching load is 12 units. The University expects creative/scholarly activity appropriate to field, including research, scholarship, and creative endeavor, that supports its programs.

Qualifications (Required):

  • Education: Ph.D required in literature or creative writing by time of appointment
  • University teaching Experience in area of expertise: Fiction preferred, nonfiction or poetry also acceptable
  • Publication in one creative writing genre, fiction preferred
  • Experience teaching first-year written communication
  • Ability to advise and work with undergraduate students
  • Assistance with visiting writers, student publications, and readings
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse student populations and ability to contribute to the University's commitment to enhancing student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnic and cultural heritages.

Qualifications which may be considered an asset:

  • Editorial experience with a literary magazine
  • Experience in literary editing and publishing fields

To Apply: Online applications are required at: https://jobs.uwrf.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/ {C}Submit a resume (or curriculum vitae), letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience and a separate statement addressing your ability to contribute to the enhancement of student awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures. Include a sample of professional publication in creative writing, fiction preferred. Include unofficial graduate transcripts (official copies will be required if hired) and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your teaching ability, experience, and professional preparation.

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: Review of Applications will begin on 15 November. For full consideration, applicants should submit online all required materials by this date. Any materials sent via postal mail or email will be shredded.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled: 12/12, 12/13

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date? 3/8

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Utah State University - Creative Writing + English Teaching - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Position Summary: The English Department at Utah State University invites applicants for a full‑time, tenure‑track position in Creative Writing and English Teaching. We seek an assistant professor who can teach in both these areas. Areas of specialization can include poetry, creative nonfiction, or fiction as well as training secondary English teaching majors. The position is available August 2012 at a competitive salary.



Responsibilities: The position will contribute to the department’s English Teaching and Creative Writing emphases. The teaching load is supportive of research and creative work. Courses taught could include introductory, advanced, and graduate creative writing courses; teaching writing in the secondary schools; other English education courses; and environmental writing.

Women, minority, veteran, and disabled candidates are encouraged to apply. Utah State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.usu.edu/. The search committee would also like the candidate to submit separately a placement center dossier containing letters of reference to Dr. Jeannie B. Thomas, Utah State University, Department of English, 3200 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322‑3200.

From MLA JIL 9/30/11

Deadline: Application review begins November 15, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: Phone interview scheduled (12/2)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/16

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Wayne State University (Prose Genres, Associate or Full) - CANCELLEDEdit

Associate or Full Professor in Creative Writing. Pending final budget approval, the Department of English at Wayne State University invites applications for an associate or full professor specializing in creative writing. Preference will be given to candidates working in prose genres, including fiction, creative non-fiction, and drama.

Wayne State University is an urban research university with the highest Carnegie designation of RU/VH [Research University, very high research productivity]. The teaching load in the English Department is 2-2.

The WSU Jobs site will open on October 1, 2011. To submit an application, applicants should go to http://jobs.wayne.edu and upload the following: letter of application, CV, and one 20-25 page writing sample (double-spaced). Applicants should also arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to Ellen Barton, Chair, Department of English, Wayne State University, 5057 Woodward, Detroit, MI, 48202. All materials are due by November 1, 2011.

From MLA JIL 9/13/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

NOTES:

This job has been eliminated according to the MLA Job Information List.

Western Washington University - POSITION FILLEDEdit

English, 516 High St MS 9055, Bellingham, WA 98225.
http://kerouac.english.wwu.edu/~newenglish/index.php

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing [16412]
The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing position beginning September 2012. M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing, Screenwriting, English, Film Studies, or related field required by August 2012. Also required of applicants are a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and a potential for strong creative activity and publication in relevant fields. Strong expertise in at least one of the following areas is required: fiction, nonfiction, or screenwriting. Experience in editing and publishing, including book, journal, magazine or online publication is also required. Experience in two or more of the following is preferred: fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, or film studies. Familiarity with and sensitivity to cultural diversity issues is also preferred. The successful candidate will have the departmental standard 2-2-2 quarter teaching assignment, including specialty courses at the undergraduate and MA levels, general education courses, and other courses depending on the candidate’s interests and departmental needs. To be considered for the position, application materials must be submitted via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE). Please log in to https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=2902 to view the full position announcement and complete an application. Use Internet Explorer to fully utilize the online application system. Candidates should upload a letter of application, CV, and graduate transcripts. Additionally, three letters of recommendation are required; recommenders should email their letters to the Creative Writing Search Committee at English@wwu.edu. Application review begins January 9, 2012; position is open until filled. AA/EOE.

From MLA JIL 11/18/11

Deadline: Jan. 9, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: [1/19 email x 4]

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 2/6 x 3

Rejection (after phone interview): 2/17 x 2

Campus interview scheduled: <--date?

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Yes, according to email 4/11

NOTES:

Visiting Positions / Limited Term Appointments / FellowshipsEdit

Adelphi University - VAP, English and Creative Writing - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Adelphi University's English Department is seeking applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor position to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in literature and creative writing during academic year 2012-13, replacing a fiction writer on leave. 3/3 teaching load with thesis advising duties. Published fiction writer with publications in additional genre preferred. Adelphi's two-track undergraduate English major offers concentrations in literature or creative writing; the MFA program offers students the opportunity to work in fiction, poetry, and dramatic writing.

Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, is a co-educational university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as professional and educational programs for adults. The University currently enrolls over 8,000 students from 41 states and 48 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge & Poughkeepsie, the University maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation. For additional information about Adelphi University please visit our website: http://www.adelphi.edu.

Application instructions: submit letter, CV (including names & contact information for 3 references), and statement of teaching philosophy at http://www.adelphi.edu/positions/faculty. Applications will be reviewed as received until position is filled.

Chronicle

Deadline: open until filled (posted Jan. 25)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled: 2/22 email

Rejection (after phone interview): 3/9 email

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Didn't apply until 3/20, got an email 3/27 about not making the shortlist, but that "the search committee is, however, still interested in [my] application if the current round of interviews doesn’t yield a candidate." How serious is this? Are they having problems finding someone from their shortlist?

Augustana College (IL) - Two-year Fellowship in English & Creative Writing (fiction and/or poetry) - AWP INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

English - Augustana College invites applications for a two-year Fellowship in English and Creative Writing (fiction and/or poetry), beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year. A Ph.D. or M.F.A and dedication to teaching in our first year general education program are required, as is participation in creative writing extracurricular activities. The department seeks candidates with dynamic teaching skills who are able to incorporate active learning pedagogies into their teaching and value the college’s commitment to the liberal arts. Priority will be given to those candidates with broad teaching skills, who are comfortable teaching composition, literature and creative writing. Details about Augustana, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: http://www.augustanafaculty.org/.

To apply, send a cover letter (detailed, indicating fit for the position and the college), curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (copies are fine), evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement if teaching philosophy, and three current letters of recommendation to: Search #111-12 CW-English, C/O Dr. Pareena Lawrence, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201. Questions may be directed to the co-chairs of the department, Joseph McDowell at JosephMcdowell@augustana.edu or Kelly Daniels at KellyDaniels@augustana.edu. Review of applications will start on Feb 1, 2012. We will interview at the AWP Conference in Chicago, Position is contingent on funding.

From MLA JIL 12/23/11

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

AWP interview scheduled: 2/20

Rejection (after AWP interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Bowling Green State University - Distinguished Visiting Writer (Poetry) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department of Bowling Green State University seeks strong applicants for the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer. Duties: The Creative Writing Program at Bowling Green State University seeks a poet as the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer. The successful candidate will be in residence spring 2013; teach one workshop in our BFA program and one workshop in our MFA program; give a public reading and a lecture; and advise theses. Qualifications: 1) MA, MFA or Ph.D. by time of employment; 2) At least one book of poetry and critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation; 3) Evidence of outstanding undergraduate and graduate teaching. Send cover letter, CV, transcripts, three current letters of reference, writing sample (one book), a list of courses taught with brief descriptions of each, and 1-2 sample undergraduate and graduate syllabi to Kristine Blair, Chair, English Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0191. The starting date of employment for this position is January 7, 2013. Screening of applicants will begin February 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. BGSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

FROM: http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/creative-writing/visitingwriter.html

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [posted 5/25]

NOTES:

Brown University - Visiting Fellow, International Writers ProjectEdit

The Brown International Writers Project is currently seeking nominations and applications for its one-year fellowship with residency. The Fellowship is designed to provide sanctuary and support for established creative writers - fiction writers, playwrights, and poets - who are persecuted in their home countries or are actively prevented from pursuing free expression in their literary art. The Fellow will be a member of a supportive community that includes faculty members and graduate students in Brown's Department of Literary Arts and the Watson Institute for International Studies, co-sponsors of the Project. The fellowship will be accompanied by a series of lectures, readings and other events that highlight the national artistic and political culture of the writer and address the global issues of human rights and free expression. It will include a stipend, relocation funds, and health benefits. Brown will aid the writer in the visa and relocation process and provide administrative support, equipment and office space on the Brown campus in Providence, Rhode Island.

To apply or to nominate a candidate, send a letter, providing publishing history and explaining need, together with a resume, and if available, a writing sample (preferably in English) of creative work by the candidate to Literary Arts, Box 1923, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, or by email to iwp@brown.edu. Supporting letters from others would be helpful. The application/nomination deadline for the next Fellowship is February 15, 2012.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2012

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

California College of the Arts (CCA) - Ranked Non-Tenure Position, Creative NonfictionEdit

California College of the Arts is seeking a candidate for a ranked non-tenure* assistant or associate professor to teach courses in creative nonfiction beginning fall 2012. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence and substantial (3+ years) experience in teaching creative nonfiction writing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Experience teaching research and composition for a general education curriculum is desirable. MFA or equivalent necessary and at least one book published in the field of creative nonfiction. In keeping with the colleges commitment to diversity, community engagement, and social justice, we seek candidates who cultivate an equitable, diverse scholarly environment and curriculum. We value collaboration, intellectual flexibility and creative approaches to scholarship and to teaching.

  • Ranked non-tenure faculty appointments carry 3-year renewable terms, full benefits (including health benefits as well as eligibility for grants), and a teaching load of 50-80% full time. Ranked non-tenure faculty are voting faculty members and expected to fulfill academic service requirements.

Course load is negotiable and not to exceed four courses per academic year. Candidate will teach regularly in the undergraduate Writing and Literature Program and MFA Program in Writing. Candidate will also participate in program and college-wide service, including curricular development and assessment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates will hold the MFA or equivalent and have a minimum of three years postgraduate teaching experience. Must demonstrate significant publication and professional activity, with at least one book published in the field of creative nonfiction, as well as leadership ability and team-work experience.

SALARY: Applicants are requested to state salary history and requirements; position includes a comprehensive benefits package.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested candidates should submit the following (preferably via email):

1.)PDF #1: a. Cover letter b. CV c. One-page statement of research and writing interests d. One-page statement of teaching philosophy.

2.)PDF #2: a. Writing sample.

3.)The names and contact information of three professional references

Email materials to employment@cca.edu or mail to: California College of the Arts, Human Resources (Job #2082), 5212 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618-1487. Fax (510) 594-3681 employment@cca.edu

Application Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by March 5, 2012. NOTE: If you wish to be notified of the status of your application for this position, please provide a current email address on your resume or cover letter.

Chronicle

Deadline: March 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

California University of Pennsylvania - Poetry, 1 year positionEdit

The English Department at California University of Pennsylvania seeks a published poet to teach upper- and lower-division creative writing, lower-division literature, and first-year composition. Teaching load is 4/4 and will include Creative Writing Poetry, Introduction to Poetry (literature), and first-year composition classes, as well as other creative writing classes.

RANK & SALARY: This is a one-year, temporary faculty appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with academic preparation and experience. An excellent fringe benefits package is included.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT must be capable of and committed to effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities, continuing scholarly growth, and service contribution to the University and communities. Also, the successful applicant will have experience working with diverse populations.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES include involvement with departmental, college-wide, and university committees. Also, in accordance with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and APSCUF, the successful applicant might be assigned to perform work at off-campus sites, in the evening/weekend college and/or provide instruction through online and/or other distance education methods.

Online App. Form: https://careers.calu.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: June 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Centre College (KY) - 3 year VAP, Fiction - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English with Specialization in Creative Writing (Fiction).
Centre College invites applications for a three-year visiting assistant professor in English beginning August 2012. The successful candidate will hold a MFA or PhD and specialize in creative writing (fiction). Centre College English faculty also teach in an interdisciplinary Humanities sequence for first-year students; teaching responsibility for this position is six courses per year of which three or four will be fiction writing and literature and two or three will be Humanities. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching in a student-centered environment.

Centre College is a highly selective liberal arts college of 1,300 students, listed by U.S. News in the top fifty liberal arts colleges in the nation. Classes are small and academic standards are high.

To apply, please submit by post (no email applications): letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, materials demonstrating teaching effectiveness, sample of fiction writing (no more than 20 pages), three letters of recommendation, CV, and transcripts to: Ms. Sallie Bright, Centre College, 600 W. Walnut St., Danville, KY 40422. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2011. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the MLA conference in January, or by conference call. Centre College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FROM MLA JIL 10/14/11

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11.11, 11/15

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): email 2/28 (offer made and accepted)

MLA or phone interview scheduled: MLA (12/8) x4

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/17

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Hire made per rejections letter.

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City College of New York, CUNY - Distinguished Lecturer, PoetEdit

The Department of English at the City College of New York, CUNY, is conducting a search (Job ID 4882), for a nationally recognized poet to be hired on a Distinguished Lecturer line in a non-tenure track position renewable annually for seven years. Duties include teaching graduate and undergraduate poetry workshops, prosody courses, and literature courses in poetry on a 2/2 teaching load. Poetry thesis supervision, Creative Writing committee work, and a willingness to contribute in other ways to the vitality and visibility of the MFA in Creative Writing, the department, and the college as a whole are essential. Salary range $85,000 to $114,104, depending on experience and reputation in the field. Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired. Apply online at www.cuny.edu, cover letter and CV only.

In addition to applying online, hard copy applications including cover letter, CV, dossier/letters of reference, and writing sample should be sent to: Paul Oppenheimer, Chair, c/o Yana Joseph, Department of English, NAC 6/219, The City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031, yjoseph@ccny.cuny.edu. Equal Opportunity Employer.

From MLA JIL 12/9/11

Deadline: ?

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Skype or Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Cleveland State University - VAP in Poetry Writing & Interim Director of CSU Poetry Center - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, specializing in Poetry Writing, and Interim Director of the CSU Poetry Center, a literary press with a national reputation, for a nine-month academic year appointment beginning August 20, 2012. The position carries a teaching load of two courses per semester, including undergraduate and M.F.A. workshops and craft classes, as well as the direction of graduate creative writing theses.

Position Requirements:

Duties will also include close supervision of all Poetry Center book production and promotion activities, and supervision of a graduate student staff. Applicants must have at least one book of poetry published or under contract, and an M.F.A., or Ph.D. in Creative Writing by July 1, 2012. Preferred qualifications: experience in publishing and/or editing with a nationally-distributed literary press or journal, and/or an arts management background, and a demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.

Response Information:

Cleveland State University is a large, urban, ethnically diverse institution in the heart of downtown Cleveland, a city with thriving artistic and literary communities. Please send cover letter, vita, three letters of recommendation, and a 10-15 page writing sample to David Larson, Chair, Department of English, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115. Review of applications will begin June 15 and continue until the position is filled. Cleveland State University is an AA/EEO employer. Hiring is contingent on maintaining existing levels of funding from the State.

Chronicle

Deadline: June 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Skype or Phone Interview scheduled: 7/11

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Either nobody's hitting this Wiki with updates OR the Cleveland State people already know who they want. Who else but someone very nearby could, at this point, in mid-July, up and move to Cleveland for a job that starts next month? Very disappointed in this process...

  • (7/17) Looks like phone interview was scheduled last week ...

Colby College (ME) - Fiction Writing (Part-Time / Adjunct)Edit

Position in Fiction Writing starting September 2012 to teach 1-3 sections of Introduction to Fiction (English 278).

Applicants must have a MFA or equivalent, publication, and evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level.

To apply, please send cover letter, C.V., three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests to Adrian Blevins, Director, Program in Creative Writing, Department of English, 5250 Mayflower Hill, Colby College, Waterville, ME 04901. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2012.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Skype or Phone Interview scheduled:

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Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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I'm curious--why is an ADJUNCT job listed here?

I may be misrembering it, but I think until recently this job was a fulltime visiting replacement job for one year. I agree that this is not the place to post adjunct listings.

I like seeing ALL the CW jobs out there.At this point, I'd like to land most anything. Maybe there could be a seperate section for adjunct posts?

College of Wooster - VAP in Creative Non-FictionEdit

Three-year Visiting Assistant Professor of English position, beginning Fall 2012, in journalism and creative non-fiction. Teaching will include introductory and advanced news writing and editing, digital media, and creative non-fiction writing courses. Teaching will also include the department’s introductory course in textual and cultural interpretation, as well as participation in the College’s independent study program and interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar. Ability to offer courses in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies desirable. The teaching load is five courses per year in addition to directing senior theses. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. and teaching experience. We encourage applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to bear on their writing and teaching. The successful candidate will join a department with a commitment to excellence in teaching.

Electronic applications only, including letter of application, vita, writing sample, three letters of reference, and unofficial transcript (as Word or PDF attachments) to Kathie Clyde [kclyde@wooster.edu], Administrative Coordinator, Department of English, by March 26, 2012.

MLA JIL 2/24/12

Deadline: March 26

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Skype or Phone Interview scheduled:

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Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Emory University - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in PoeticsEdit

The Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory University is accepting applications for one Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Poetics for an academic year of study, teaching, and residence in the Center. Funded by a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fellowship highlights the importance of the ongoing critical, theoretical, and creative engagements with poetry across Emory University, as well as marking the emergence of the Robert W. Woodruff Library’s Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Library (MARBL) as a major center for research in poetry. The deadline for submission of completed applications is February 15, 2012; awards will be announced in early-April 2012. Application forms and further information are available from the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at 404-727-6424 or fchi@emory.edu, on the web at http://www.chi.emory.edu , or write to: FCHI, Emory University, 1635 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30322.

From MLA JIL 10/21/11

Deadline: Feb. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Skype or Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Any news? (4/11)

Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12

Franklin & Marshall College - VAP, Creative Writing (Non-Fiction) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Visiting Assistant Professor of creative writing

The Department of English at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a one‑year position at the Visiting Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2012. We are looking for a creative writer specializing in nonfiction. A commitment to undergraduate teaching, significant publications, including preferably at least one book, and a terminal degree in creative writing required. The 3/2 teaching load will include creative writing and literature offerings but no composition. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample and, if possible, teaching evaluations to: Patrick S. Bernard, Chair, English Department, Franklin & Marshall College, P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604‑3003. Application deadline: March 30, 2012. We will not accept materials submitted electronically. 

F&M is a highly selective private liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to cultural pluralism. EOE.

From MLA JIL - March 2, 2012

Deadline: March 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Skype or Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

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Gettysburg College - Emerging Writer Lecturer Edit

Department of English - Emerging Writer Lecturer

One-year appointment, beginning August 2012, for a creative writer who plans a career that involves college-level teaching, to teach three courses per semester, including Introduction to Creative Writing and an advanced course in the writer's genre, as well as to assist with departmental writing activities. Mentorship for teaching and assistance in professional development provided. M.F.A. or Ph.D. with creative dissertation, required. Teaching experience and literary magazine publications are essential. Competitive salary.

To apply, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, names of three references, and 10-page writing sample to: Emerging Writer Lectureship, Department of English, Campus Box 397, Gettysburg College, 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325, postmarked by January 27, 2012. Electronic applications will not be accepted. Do not send entire monographs, books, etc.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 27

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: (2) 3/12 ("over 200 well-qualified applicants").

Skype or Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Any movement here? Anyone know of interviews, etc?

A: I received an acknowledgement letter in late January, but that's it. Surprised at the lack of movement. Figured they'd interview at AWP.

Harvard University. Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in PoetryEdit

Harvard University. Department of English is seeking a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in poetry, with responsibility for teaching two undergraduate writing workshops per semester. Five-year untenured appointment to begin July 1, 2012. Two books (not including chapbooks) plus significant publications & teaching experience expected. Candidates should submit letter of application, resume, writing sample, plus the names and contact information of two references, no later than November 1, 2011. Apply online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu. Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

AWP

LINK to Harvard HR post

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 10/20 (request to send two books) X2

Rejection Letter:

MLA, Skype or Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Hollins University (VA) - Visiting Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University invites applications for an endowed distinguished professorship in creative writing to begin July 2012. This is a one‑year, visiting, full‑time, renewable position.

The distinguished professor will teach a 2‑2 load, including mixed‑genre advanced seminars in creative writing, focused graduate tutorials, and graduate and undergraduate thesis direction. Additional responsibilities include full participation in the co‑curricular and admission activities in support of Hollins’ MFA creative writing program.

Qualified candidates should be accomplished fiction writers with several published books. Preference will be given to candidates who also have multi‑genre publications or teaching experience, some graduate level teaching, and a terminal degree in the field.

Qualified candidates should apply electronically by forwarding an application letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and letters from three recent references to creative.writing@hollins.edu. Screening of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 1/4/2012 Received email stating that the position had been filled

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Illinois College - Visiting Asst. Professor - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Illinois College English Department seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in writing, beginning August 2012. The position is for one year, with a definite possibility of another year. The new faculty member will teach fiction, new media/journalistic writing, and introductory writing. Experience with other genres, such as scriptwriting, playwriting, and nonfiction is also desirable. For more information, see http://www.ic.edu/employment .

From MLA JIL 9/15/11

Deadline: Review of applications begins November 1, 2011, and continues until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled: 12/16 (phone)

Campus interview scheduled: Campus visit/interview completed. [posted 3/17]

Offer made: 4/5

Offer accepted: 4/10

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Indiana University - 1 year VAP in Poetry - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Indiana University seeks a 1-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing to teach graduate and undergraduate poetry workshops, as well as literature courses in contemporary poetry. Appointment to begin Fall 2012. Expertise in African-American, Asian-American, Latino, and/or anglophone African-Caribbean literature desirable. A book and MFA required. Previous college-level teaching experience preferred. 2/2 annual teaching load plus thesis advising.

Letters of application, current C.V., and a 20 page writing sample should be emailed with the subject heading "Visiting Poetry Search" by February 17 to Ross Gay, Chair, Creative Writing Search Committee at rgay@indiana.edu. Candidates may also mail materials to Ross Gay, English Department, 1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN, 47405-7103. All other inquiries should be addressed to Jonathan Elmer, Chair, Dept. of English at elmerj@indiana.edu. We will be conducting interviews at the AWP conference in Chicago, though candidates not going to AWP will be considered.

MLA JIL 1/27/12

Deadline: Feb. 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 2/3 (email request for letters of rec) x 2

2/7, same, email request for letters x1

Rejection Letter: 2/24

AWP interview scheduled: 2/22 by phone

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: ?

Offer accepted: 4/1

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Kenyon College - Visiting Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing Edit

A five-year untenured half-time (spring-semester) appointment, renewed annually, with responsibility for two undergraduate courses, one of which must be a writing workshop. The starting date is January 2013. The appointment comes with spring-semester campus housing and full twelve-month benefits. Although the Thomas Professor must be at Kenyon only in the spring semester, the position requires contributions to the life of the College throughout the academic year (such as advising students, consulting on curricular matters, and helping to plan events).

Minimum Qualifications: Qualifications include teaching experience and significant publication in both fiction and nonfiction (at least two books).

Applications must include a cover letter, a c.v., three letters of reference, and a writing sample (up to 30 pages). Only electronic applications will be accepted. We will read applications until the position has been filled, but you must submit your application by December 15 to ensure that it will be reviewed in time for interviews at AWP in Chicago (February 29 - March 3, 2012). An Equal Opportunity Employer, Kenyon welcomes diversity and encourages the applications of women and minority candidates. Applications must be made at https://employment.kenyon.edu

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

AWP interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Q: What's the salary here -- does anyone know? Occasionally these half-time positions offer what counts as a living wage for a full year.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts - Position for Spring 2012Edit

MCLA is currently accepting applications for the following full-time, temporary Instructor/ Assistant Professor position for Spring 2012:

CREATIVE WRITING / LITERATURE: The English/Communications Department seeks candidates for a full-time, temporary faculty position in Creative Writing and Literature, to begin January 17, 2012, with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will teach a wide range of creative writing and literature courses and offer courses in the general education program, including composition. The successful candidate will serve as advisor to Spires, MCLA's student literary magazine, and will do academic advising.

QUALIFICATIONS:. The position requires a demonstrated commitment to excellent teaching and to working effectively with students in creative writing workshops. Candidates should demonstrate strong preparation in creative writing as well as literature. Candidates must have an appropriate MFA or MA degree; preference for those with an earned Ph.D. or M.F.A. from a 60-credit hour program.

Preference will be given to candidates with substantial experience teaching poetry, writing, and literature, and with advising student publications. Candidates should also have a strong record of publication.

TO APPLY: Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter with a statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to: http://mcla.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=29423. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 12/29/11)

Deadline: Open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Wow. If they can do it this quickly, why can't everybody?

Q: Did anyone hear anything here?

Niagara University (NY) - 1 yr. VAPEdit

Niagara University, a private, predominately undergraduate institution sponsored by the Vincentian community, seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor for a one-year appointment in the English Department for the Fall 2012-Spring 2013 academic year. Please visit http://www.niagara.edu/english to learn more about our department.

Minimum qualifications: PhD in hand (or firm graduation date of May 2012) with specialization in rhetoric and composition; active publication record, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and service to the University, the profession, and the community.

Desired qualifications: Experience in creative writing (fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction).

The successful candidate will teach writing courses to students pursuing English majors and writing studies minors. The candidate will also teach Niagara’s first-year composition course (WRT 100). The teaching load is 3 courses per semester (9 hours). Salary commensurate with like institutions; excellent benefits.

To view posting and further application instructions go to Niagara University’s electronic application site at https://jobs.niagara.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=1658.

MLA JIL March 16 2012

Deadline:

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Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities - Postdoctoral/MFA Fellowships: Being Humans Edit

Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Postdoctoral/MFA Fellowships: Being Humans. 2012-13

For artists and humanists, these are extraordinary times: our sense of “the human” is undergoing remarkable transformations, with implications for the future of all life on the planet. But has “humanism” been part of the problem all along? How should we think differently–about the species and the biosphere–if we are going to avoid realizing our deepest dystopian fears?

Applicants should have received their terminal degrees (PhDs in the humanities, MFAs in the fine and performing arts, Masters or beyond in design fields such as architecture) within the past three years. Applications should include a cv, two letters of recommendation, a project description of 1000 words, and (for applicants in the arts or design) a sample of work on a single DVD. Fellowship stipends are $42,000 plus benefits and a $2,000 research fund; fellows will be required to teach one course each semester in their discipline. Fellows will be given office space at the Institute. It is expected that fellows will take part in the intellectual life of campus, working with faculty and students, attending symposia and events, and contributing to meetings and discussions presented by IAH.

All application materials must be received at this address by February 15, 2012: The Institute for Arts and Humanities, Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Penn State University, Ihlseng Cottage, University Park, PA 16802.

From MLA JIL 12/16/11

Deadline: Feb. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: April 12

Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12

Princeton University - Hodder Fellowship - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Hodder Fellowship. Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts

Website: http://www.princeton.edu/arts/fellows

The Hodder Fellowship will be given to writers of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the 2012-2013 academic year. Hodder Fellows may be poets, playwrights, novelists, creative nonfiction writers, translators, or other artists and humanists who have "much more than ordinarily intellectual and literary gifts" and who are selected "for promise rather than performance." Given the strengths of our applicant pool, most successful Fellows have published a first book and are undertaking significant new work that might not be possible without the "studious leisure" afforded by this fellowship. Hodder Fellows spend an academic year at Princeton pursuing independent projects. Fellowships cannot fund work leading to the Ph.D. You need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. Submit a resume, sample of previous work (10 pages maximum, not returnable), and a project proposal of 2-3 pages.

Guidelines available on website. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. Apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu.

LINK

Deadline: November 1, 2011

Acknowledgment received: 2

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Princeton's job site notes that position is filled. ??

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Last year's fiction winner was ZZ Packer. I guess by "awarded to individuals in that crucial period when they have demonstrated exceptional promise but have not yet received widespread recognition" they mean, as always, the most famous person who applies in any given year.

Q. Where does it say this position is filled? I searced their job site and the Lewis Center site and found no such notification.

A: They generally notify their fellows in late January, but don't officially announce until much later in the spring.

Announcements of 2012-13 fellows now on site.

http://www.princeton.edu/arts/lewis_center/society_of_fellows/fellows/12-13/

Princeton University - Lecturer, FictionEdit

The Creative Writing Program at the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University is seeking distinguished writers for a potential part-time opening in fiction. These positions are one or two semester appointments. The positions begin September 2012 and/or February 2013.

Applicants should apply electronically on this site and provide a resume and contact information for three referees by November 4, 2011.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

Essential Qualifications: Individual who can demonstrate a deep commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising. Education Required: Other-see essential qualifications

Online Application Form

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: November 4, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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  • They post this every year. No acknowledgement, no rejection letters. Is anyone getting hired for these?

Princeton University - Lecturer, PoetryEdit

The Creative Writing Program at the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University is seeking distinguished writers for a potential part-time opening in poetry. These positions are one or two semester appointments. The positions begin September 2012 and/or February 2013.

Applicants should apply electronically on this site and provide a resume and contact information for three referees by November 4, 2011.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

Essential Qualifications: Individual who can demonstrate a deep commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising.

Online Application Form

Higher Ed Jobs.com

Deadline: November 4, 2011

Acknowledgment received: 2

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Radcliffe FellowshipsEdit

http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowship_program.aspx

Stipends are funded up to $70,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Some support for relocation expenses is provided where relevant. If so directed, Radcliffe will pay the stipend to the fellow's home institution. We work with fellows who have families to help with relocation issues and make for a smooth transition.

Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which extends from early September 2012 through May 31, 2013. Visual artists and film, video, sound, and new media artists may apply to come for either one or two semesters. In the event that they come for one semester, the stipend is $35,000. Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal. Since this is a residential fellowship, we expect fellows to reside in the Boston area during that period and to have their primary office at the Institute so that they can participate fully in the life of the community.

Eligibility for Individual Creative Artists - Application Material. Please note that artists and writers need not have a Ph.D. or an M.F.A. to apply; however, they must meet other specific eligibility requirements, listed below.

Applicants in creative arts cannot be students in doctoral or master’s programs at the time of application submission. Applicants in creative arts cannot apply in consecutive years; those applicants may apply after waiting two complete application cycles. For example, creative arts applicants who applied in the fall of 2009 must wait until the fall of 2012 to apply again; those who applied in the fall of 2010 must wait until the fall of 2013 to apply again.

Creative Writers

Fiction and Nonfiction: To be considered for a fellowship in fiction or nonfiction, applicants must have any of the following: one or more published books, contract for the publication of a book-length manuscript, or at least three shorter works (longer than newspaper articles) published. Evidence of publication in print format within the last five years is highly desirable; Web site publications are not acceptable as the only form of previously published work. Applicants should note that reviewers take into account evidence of a distinctive, original voice, richness or dimensionality of text, and coherence in the project plan. Professionals interested in writing about their work experiences should apply in the category of nonfiction. Recommendations from editors and/or agents are not acceptable.

Poetry: To be considered for a fellowship in poetry, applicants must have had at least 20 poems published in the last five years or a published book of poetry and must be in the process of completing a manuscript. Reviewers examine the submissions for evidence of originality, vision, and maturity. Recommendations from editors and/or agents are not acceptable.

Individual applications for the fellowship year 2012–2013 are available on-line. Before beginning an application, please review eligibility requirements. The deadline for applications in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Creative Arts is Monday, October 3, 2011 (11:59 PM EST).

Deadline: Oct. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 03/12/12

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Any one heard back about this one? They give a March notification date; I fear fellows may have been contacted by now.

Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12

Reed College - 1 year Visiting Position (Poetry) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Visiting Position in Creative Writing.

The Department of English is seeking a one‑year visiting position in Creative Writing (Poetry, with interest in other genres encouraged), with the possibility of renewal, to teach five undergraduate writing workshops/courses per year at a highly selective liberal arts college with an emphasis on excellence in teaching. Beginning fall (August) 2012. Rank open. The job also includes advising two to four senior theses a year and helping to manage a visiting writers’ reading series. Reed has only two positions in Creative Writing; with this in mind, the successful candidate will be asked to help oversee a program for students that is integrated with the English Department and to work with colleagues to design other ways of giving creative writing a presence on campus. We are especially looking for someone whose teaching portfolio reflects a deep, broad, and sustained understanding of diverse voices in contemporary American poetry, including Hispanic American, African American, Native American, and/or Asian American poetic traditions. We will be seeking someone with proven teaching ability, persistent engagement in writing and publication of national stature. M.F.A. or the equivalent required. Letters of application, including a CV, short writing sample, and dossier or three letters of recommendation (at least one of which expressly addresses teaching) should be submitted by November 1. Electronic applications are required and must be sent as PDF (preferred) or Word attachments to crwr1-visitor.search@reed.edu. If letters of reference must be sent in hard copy, please submit to Pancho Savery, Chair, Creative Writing Search, c/o Karin Purdy, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR 97202.

From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 3

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: Fifteen People (?), (12/23)

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Heard through a very short grapevine of someone (4 people) w/ a campus visit. [posted 2/3]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES:

Scripps College - Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing (Spring 2013)Edit

The Scripps College Writing Program seeks a distinguished visiting writer for the Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing during the spring semester of 2013.

The successful candidate will serve as Mary Routt Chair of Writing throughout the spring semester (from mid-January to mid-May). Teaching responsibilities include one writing workshop in the area of his or her choice as well as a presentation of his or her work at two public events. We are looking for candidates with critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation; we prefer candidates who can show evidence of outstanding teaching ability.

Please send a cover letter, a cv (including a list of previously delivered courses, workshops, and/or lectures with brief descriptions of topics), three current letters of reference, a writing sample, and a sample course syllabus for an undergraduate writing seminar to Kimberly Drake, Director of the Writing Program, Scripps College, Claremont, CA 91711 (kdrake@scrippscollege.edu). We encourage emailed applications, when possible. Review of applications will begin April 16, 2012.

MLA JIL March 16 2012

Deadline: April 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Smith College - Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence (Poet)Edit

The English Department at Smith College seeks a poet with a distinguished record of publication and commitment to teaching to fill a 2-3 year term as the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence. The appointment will begin in the fall of 2012. Previous recipients include Elizabeth Alexander, Henri Cole, Eleanor Wilner, and Nikky Finney. We welcome applications from all locations on the aesthetic spectrum, from highly formal verse to language poetry.

One writing workshop (course limited to 12 students) to be offered each semester. This half-time position offers an annual salary of $50,000 and a housing allowance; college-owned housing may be available. Poetry is flourishing at Smith; our Poetry Center sponsors an extremely successful reading series and provides a congenial meeting place for students and faculty interested in poetry. Questions regarding the search should be directed to Professor Cornelia Pearsall, Chair of the Search Committee, cpearsal@smith.edu.

Submit application at http://jobs.smith.edu with a letter of application and a curriculum vitae. Review of candidates will begin on January 15, 2012. Smith College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone or Skype interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone or Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

St. Lawrence University - Visiting Assistant Professor of Fiction - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year, full-time position in fiction writing beginning Fall 2012. The successful candidate will teach both levels of our introductory and advanced fiction writing courses, and will also be expected to offer a section of the department's research methods/theory course. Ability to offer contemporary literature coursework is also desirable. Teaching load is three courses per semester. We encourage applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to bear on their writing and teaching. The successful candidate will join a department with a commitment to excellence in teaching, and to a program founded upon the essential relationship between creative expression and the study of literature. Ph.D. or M.F.A., publications, and teaching experience required.

Please send a letter of application, a c.v., letters of recommendation, and sample syllabi for two relevant courses to Fiction Search Committee, Department of English, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617. Review of applications begins on January 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone Interview scheduled: (2/3)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

St. Lawrence University - Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Fiction or creative non-fiction writers with significant publications and teaching experience are invited to apply for the position of Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing for the academic year 2012-2013. Publications and teaching experience in a second genre would be preferable. The individual hired will teach two genre-specific courses each semester, at the beginning and advanced level, and be an active participant in the English Department. Departmental activities will include giving a reading as part of the St. Lawrence University Writers Series; serving as a reader on a senior honors thesis, and possibly directing a senior independent project; and leading occasional workshops for senior writing majors, or giving a craft talk on writing. Evidence will be sought of a proven record of innovative pedagogy in creative writing and an enthusiasm for teaching.

M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing, with a minimum of two books and significant additional publications, are required. We encourage applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and national perspectives to bear on their writing and teaching. The successful candidate will join a department with a curricular commitment to teaching the mutuality of the study of literature and the practice of creative expression. Salary commensurate with experience. A fully-furnished house is provided as part of the compensation package.

Please send a detailed letter of application, C/V emphasizing publications and relevant teaching experience, e-mail address, sample syllabi and writing exercises, to Dr. Sidney L. Sondergard, Viebranz Search Committee, Department of English, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617. Review of applications will begin on September 26, 2011. Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample and three letters of recommendation attesting to teaching experience.

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: review begins Sept. 26

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled: 1 (phone interview, the week of 10/10)

Campus interview scheduled: yes

Offer made: yes

Offer accepted: yes, 12/1

NOTES AND QUERIES:

After my phone interview, they said they'd be interviewing for the next two weeks and getting back with candidates in early November.

Stonehill College - Asst. Professor, Fiction (3 yr renewable position) - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department of Stonehill College seeks candidates for a three-year renewable position in creative writing with a specialization in fiction, to begin fall semester 2012. The position may be renewed for another three-year term upon satisfactory review. Candidates must have an appropriate terminal degree in creative writing (M.F.A.) in hand by the time of appointment and should have a substantial record of publication in reputable journals and/or university or commercial presses. The ideal candidate would have a strong academic background (advanced study of literature and experience teaching literature courses are both desirable) and would be prepared to teach a first-year literature and critical writing course in addition to fiction writing courses. The 3/3 teaching load includes a mix of beginning and upper-level courses.

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and a brief (25 pages maximum) writing sample. Please submit all application materials by November 15, 2011 to Elizabeth Pearson (epearson@stonehill.edu) with the subject line English Department Search. Any materials that cannot be submitted electronically should be mailed to: Ms. Beth Pearson, English Department Search, Stonehill College, 320 Washington Street, Easton, MA 02357.

Please email inquiries regarding this position to Professor Jared Green, Chair of the Department of English at jgreen@stonehill.edu. Finalists will be brought to campus after a first round of telephone interviews.

Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22-miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,500+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/4

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 1/20 via email: "The English Department at Stonehill College has now filled the creative writing position we advertised in the MLA Job Information List." [1/24 The position has actually not yet been filled; phone interviews are complete but campus visits are still pending.]

--Good to hear it's not filled yet. The email I recieved on 1/20 specifically says that it has been. I bet they're using one rejection letter template.

Phone interview scheduled: 12/26

Campus Visit scheduled: 1/27

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

SUNY Oswego - VAP, ScreenwritingEdit

The Department of English and Creative Writing at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Screenwriting.

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled

Salary: Commensurate with rank and experience

Date of Appointment: August 2012

Description of Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced screenwriting courses in a robust Creative Writing program with 130 majors. The responsibilities for this position include teaching courses in dramatic structure and film aesthetics within the Cinema and Screen Studies program of the Department of English and Creative Writing; providing departmental and University service; advising majors; and continuing to produce a nationally competitive portfolio of sustained and distinctive creative activity.

Required Qualifications: M.F.A. or M.A. with equivalent industry/professional experience. We are seeking a proactive colleague who has excellent communication skills and a rich understanding of idea development and creative writing concepts. The successful candidate will demonstrate a deep commitment to mentoring students and an entrepreneurial attitude to helping grow the program. Candidates must be dedicated to helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed in a multicultural and global community.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should have a record of outstanding narrative storytelling in feature and short film screenwriting; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and experience as a mentor on individual student screenwriting projects.

To Apply: Submit letter of application, full curriculum vitae listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers for at least three professional references electronically to: http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=32758

Samples of creative work will be requested after the initial application review. Finalists will be required to submit three current (dated within one year) letters of reference and an official transcript of highest degree earned.

HigherEdJobs.com

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Film Studies 2011-2012

Texas A&M - Visiting Writer-in-Residence (Fiction) OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Texas A&M University invites applications for a one-year position in creative writing (fiction) at the visiting writer-in-residence level to start Fall 2012 (possible one-year renewal subject to satisfactory review and budgetary circumstances). Candidates must have an MFA, or PhD with an emphasis in creative writing, with publications and demonstrated teaching ability. Courses to be taught may include both undergraduate and graduate creative writing. The course load is 3/3 for the academic year with a 9 month contract.

This faculty position is not associated with academic tenure; time in this position does not

accrue toward a point when a decision to offer a tenured appointment must be made, nor can this

position be offered concurrently with academic tenure.

Initial expression of interest may be via e-mail to nwarren@tamu.edu. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Nancy Warren, Head, Department of English, Texas A&M University, 4227 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4227. The selection process will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the department, visit the website at http://www.english.tamu.edu.

Chronicle

Application deadline is June 30 or until the position is filled.

Deadline: June 30

Acknowledgment received:6/18

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: 7/9

Offer accepted: 7/11

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Baltimore - Half-Time One-year Contractual LecturerEdit

Half-Time One-year Contractual Lecturer -- Creative Writing, School of Communications Design College of Arts and Sciences, University of Baltimore Faculty position with prorated benefits package. Open Until Filled; Application Review Begins Immediately; Position Begins in August 2012

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Vacancy Number: 2012-031 The University of Baltimores School of Communications Design seeks a published creative writer for a half-time contractual position beginning in August 2012 (contingent on final budgetary approval). Responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as participating in curriculum development. Applicants should possess an appropriate graduate degree, a substantive record of publications, and college-level teaching experience. The ability to teach literature, as well as writing, will be a plus. Teaching responsibilities will focus on helping students develop and improve their writing, and understand and seek publication opportunities. QUALIFICATIONS: Requires an M.A. or M.F.A. in creative writing or a significant publication record; college-level teaching experience; demonstrated effectiveness in the classroom; publications in creative writing. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the publishing arts and current technologies that support writers, be able to work effectively as part of a team, have strong communication and interpersonal skills, and have experience working with a diverse, non-traditional student population. TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, vita and names and contact information of three references. Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the search is completed. Please submit all materials directly to msavige@ubalt.edu or to Marian Savige, Academic Program Specialist, School of Communications Design, University of Baltimore, 1420 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201-5779. http://www.ubalt.edu/hr

Chronicle

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Central Oklahoma - 1 year "Writer in Residence"Edit

Position Summary: The Department of English invites applications for a one-year, full-time, non-tenure-track appointment as Writer in Residence for the 2012-13 academic year. We are seeking an individual with a strong publication record in poetry and creative nonfiction who has demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level.

Duties and Responsibilities: The teaching load is two courses per semester, including upper-division and graduate courses in poetry writing and creative nonfiction as well as introductory Creative Writing classes. Other responsibilities include service on M.F.A. and M.A. thesis committees in Creative Writing and participation in co-curricular activities in support of the Creative Writing Program.

Minimum Qualifications: M.F.A. in Creative Writing or M.A. or Ph.D in English or Creative Writing required; strong record of publication required.

Preferred/Required Documents: On-line faculty application with cover letter, resume, a list of 3 professional references, and degree transcripts attached is required. A 20-25 pp. writing sample attached is also required. For technical assistance, please call 405-974-2327.

The College of Liberal Arts currently has 110 full-time and 145 part-time faculty in 8 academic departments. The College serves the University's Core Curriculum programs and enrolls more than 2,500 undergraduate majors and more than 200 graduate students in 32 undergraduate and 12 graduate degree programs. For further information see our website at: http://www.uco.edu/la/

Online App. Form: https://jobs.uco.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=73767&jtsrc=www.higheredjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 12/08/11)

Also posted in Chronicle with a March 1 deadline (1/9/12)

Deadline: March 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Dayton - Post‑Graduate Fellowship in Creative Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

One‑year appointment with renewal for a second year dependent upon effective performance. Established in honor of the University of Dayton English Department’s longest serving poet and first African‑American faculty member, the Herbert W. Martin Fellowship is designed to advance inclusive excellence and creative writing in the University and community. We invite applications from creative writers who demonstrate sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and who bring this asset to their teaching and scholarship. The fellow is expected to play an important role in the life of the Department during the term of appointment, and to contribute to our efforts to advance diversity and the arts. Responsibilities: teach 2 courses per semester, including creative writing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, one course in a non‑dominant or non‑Western literature, and possibly one course in first‑year composition; give a public reading on campus; and contribute to the Department’s biennial LitFest celebration. Required qualifications: MFA or PhD in Creative Writing within the past 3 years; record of national and regional publication in at least one creative genre; ability to teach courses in at least two creative genres; and ability to teach one or more courses in non‑dominant or non‑Western literatures. Preferred qualifications: experience teaching creative writing at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; experience in community engagement; demonstrated commitment to advancing inclusive excellence in academic or community contexts; and interest and skills in writing for new media.



The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. For Department information, visit http://www.udayton.edu/artssciences/english/. Apply online at http://jobs.udayton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52551 , with a letter of application, a one‑page statement of teaching philosophy, and C.V., by Nov. 14, 2011.

From MLA JIL 10/7/11

Deadline: Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/22 (recs, writing sample, two sample syllabi) x2; 12/5 (same)

Rejection Letter:

MLA or Phone Interview scheduled: phone interview scheduled 12/15; (ditto)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/20

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Mississippi - 1 yr. VAP - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Mississippi invites applications for for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship at the University’s branch campuses at Grenada and Booneville. The successful candidate will be able to teach a wide variety of writing and English and American literature courses. Candidates should have an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in hand, demonstrable teaching experience and significant publications in the field of creative writing. The term of the appointment is one year and the teaching load is 3-3. Apply online at http://jobs.olemiss.edu. Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and c.v. Three recommenders should send a letter of recommendation to Ivo Kamps, Department of English, University of Mississippi, University MS 38677. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or an adequate applicant pool is established. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer. For further information, contact Ivo Kamps (egkamps@olemiss.edu).

MLA JIL March 16 2012

Deadline: review begins immediately

NOTES:

Per e-mail from Dr Kamps in response to my query, the position has been filled. [posted 4/10]

University of Missouri, Columbia - VAP, Creative Non-FictionEdit

Visiting Assistant Professor position in Creative Nonfiction. Nine-month, non tenure track position, beginning August, 2012. Advanced degree required, PhD. preferred. To teach workshops in creative nonfiction at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Ability to teach literature courses a definite plus. Publication record and experience should be appropriate to position. 3/2 course load, salary $40,000 with benefits.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the vacancy is filled. Please apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php

A letter of application, CV, and the names of 3 references with contact information are required. Please attach these materials in the Cover Letters and Attachments section of the application system.

MLA JIL March 16 2012

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone Interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any word here?

University of Washington Bothell - POSITIONS FILLED Edit

INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS AND SCIENCES

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks applicants for multiple positions. Successful candidates will join a faculty working across the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences in a curriculum that values interdisciplinary and engaged research and pedagogy. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student and community populations. For full position descriptions, including specific qualifications and application requirements, see http://www.uwb.edu/hr/employment .

Comparative Ethnic Studies: Assistant or Associate Professor, two full-time, tenure track, nine-month academic year appointments. Dynamic educators who can integrate teaching, research, and practice in comparative ethnic studies across one or more of the following areas: visual studies; performance studies; material culture; comparative history; public history.

Creative Writing and Poetics: Senior Lecturers/Artists-in-Residence (multiple positions, full-or half-time; 3-year renewable academic year appointments). Dynamic educators for a new MFA program; expertise in diverse genres, including cross genre and hybrid forms, and in poetics that address social, cultural, and/or technological aspects of writing.

Preferred deadline for all positions: October 17, 2011.

Deadline: Oct 17

Acknowledgment received: October 7, 2011, another on 10/20, another on 10/21, and another on 10/27.

Request for Additional Materials: 11/17 and 11/18 [ed: moved question to Notes area].

Rejection Letter: 12/15 x 2

Phone interview scheduled: 11/22 x 2 and 11/30

Campus interview scheduled: [From American Studies 2012: "Campus interview scheduled: 12/14 (for ethnic studies or creative writing?) A: I think the interviews for all of their postions have been scheduled."]

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, hire(s) made, according to Q&A section below.

NOTES:

Q: May I ask what kind of additional materials [they requested] since they asked for so many materials upfront? A: Hard copy of books, letters of rec, evidence of teaching excellence and sample syllabi.

Q: May I ask those who have received requests for more materials and have a phone interview scheduled what genre you work in?

Also posted at American Studies 2012

Utica College (NY) -1 yr. VAP - Creative Non-Fiction - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

Utica College is a dynamic, student-centered private institution that offers leading-edge undergraduate and graduate programs that integrate liberal and professional education. With an abiding commitment to academic excellence and a strong tradition of personalized instruction, the College delivers a transformational educational experience in both on-campus and online settings, preparing students for success in a rapidly changing world. Utica College is located in an attractive, family-friendly area of upstate New York near the foothills of the Adirondacks offering easy access to a broad variety of recreational and cultural attractions.

One-year assistant professor starting August 2012 with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should have expertise in creative nonfiction. Candidate will teach a minimum 4 course load per semester, including two sections of freshman composition, and one section of literature every semester, and a multi-genre beginning creative writing course and a course in creative nonfiction in alternating semesters. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic teacher, who can contribute to the College-wide emphasis on writing across the curriculum, and who can reach out to students and faculty in professional programs. MFA or MA required; Ph.D. preferred

Candidates must submit a short writing sample, a letter of application, CV, and names of three references to http://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/434. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until candidates are selected.

Deadline: open until filled [posted at Chronicle 4/12/12]

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 5/1

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: 5/1

Campus interview scheduled: there is at least one campus visit already scheduled. [posted 4/21], 5/4

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Does anyone know what happened with this job? Why were there campus visits scheduled weeks apart? Was it a failed search or did they end up hiring?

Washington College (MD) - VAP in Creative Writing - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Washington College English department seeks candidates for a three-semester appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of English, with specialization in creative writing. The successful candidate will begin teaching in January 2012 and continue through the 2012-13 academic year. A Ph.D. or M.F.A. in English or Creative Writing is required; evidence of teaching excellence on the college level and significant publication are expected. This position involves teaching a 3/3 load including introductory and advanced writing and literature courses and an advanced non-fiction writing workshop. Salary is competitive.

Washington College, home to a vibrant literary community, is located in historic Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore, enrolls approximately 1450 students, and is within easy driving distance to Washington D. C., Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Applicants can learn more about the College at www.washcoll.edu and more about the English department, the creative writing minor, the Sophie Kerr Series and Prize, and the Rose O'Neill Literary House at http://english.washcoll.edu/

Application Process: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript and a writing sample through our online portal Consensus, at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/cur rent_vacancies.asp . If you have more than one document you would like to include under "Other Documentation," please combine into one Word (.doc) or PDF file and upload under "Attach Other Document." Three letters of recommendation should be sent via post or email to Dr. Kathryn Moncrief, Chair, Department of English, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620-1197. Telephone: (410) 778-7879; Fax: 410-810-7132; e-mail: kmoncrief2@washcoll.edu.

Applications received by Oct. 1, 2011 will receive priority; review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Washington College is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: review begins Oct. 1

Rejection Letter: Just rec'd an email missive: they've chosen someone who has accepted the offer (10/18) Same as above (10/18)

Offer accepted: yes, per 10/18 rejection letter.

NOTES:

Wellesley College - Newhouse Professor/Writer-in-ResidenceEdit

The Wellesley College English Department, in connection with the Newhouse Center for the Humanities, invites applications for the position of Newhouse Professor/Writer-in-Residence, a non-renewable position in creative writing consisting of a three-year term, that may be extended for up to two more years; shorter terms may be possible depending on the interest and availability of the candidate. Appointment to begin Fall 2012. Please submit application materials by November 11, 2011.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: e-mail, 12/15 +1 [What additional materials were requested?]

Rejection Letter: rejection email 3.1 +1

Phone or MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

NOTE: it would appear that applications should be made at https://career.wellesley.edu but the post for this position does not appear to be available there yet (9/29/11).

The posting is now up, and it looks like this is only for fiction, creative non-fiction, screenwriting, or playwriting. Bummer, poets.

Whitman College - VAP, Poetry - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Visiting position in Creative Writing (Poetry) at the rank of Assistant Professor; effective August 2012. MFA or PhD in Creative Writing and substantial poetry publications required. The successful candidate will offer Introduction to Creative Writing (a multi-genre course), Intermediate Creative Writing—Poetry, and Advanced Creative Writing—Poetry, and may also be asked to teach a section of first year composition or a 100-level Introductory to Poetry. Ability to teach an upper-division literature course on Victorian Poetry desirable. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. Whitman College wishes to reinforce its commitment to enhance diversity, broadly defined, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click Faculty and Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing. The online position description includes specific instructions on submission of the following materials: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements addressing the candidates teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working as teachers and scholars with undergraduates in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction; how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to diversity; and their interest in participating in the Colleges general education offerings.

Chronicle

Deadline: April 1, 2012.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 1 (4/4/12)

Rejection Letter: 5/12/12: Form rejection, stated offer made and accepted by another

Skype or Phone Interview scheduled: 1 skype (scheduled for week of 4/16) [Is anybody else getting interviews/materials requests?? If so, update the wiki!]

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Does anyone know how long the term is for this VAP?

This is a one year position.

Who's Using This Wiki Edit

AGE Edit

under 30: 16

30-35: 32

36-40: 34

41-45: 22

46-50: 5

over 50: 6

TOTAL: 114<--- Don't forget to update Total!!

Field Edit

Poet: 40

Fiction Writer: 28

Creative Non-Fiction Writer: 13

Multi-Genre:

Creative Nonfiction/Fiction: 2

Fiction/Poetry: 1

Creative Nonfiction/Poetry: 5

Creative Nonfiction/Fiction/Poetry: 1

Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Playwriting: 3

Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Screenwriting/Journalism: 1

Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Screenwriting: 2

Search Committee Lurker: 1

Other Lurker: 1

Partner/Spouse Lurking on Behalf of Applicant: 1

Employment STATUS Edit

Unemployed and looking for job: 5

Employed in other field, wanting to re-enter academia: 3

Employed in other field, just trying to break into academia: 2

Finishing MFA or Ph. D & going on the market: 21

Working as adjunct/lecturer, looking for TT job: 22

Have visiting gig, looking for TT: 16

Have TT job and looking for new one: 17

Tenured and on the market because of a spouse/partner: 5

Window shopping: 4

Degrees Edit

PhD only: 4

PhD and MA (lit, not cw): 2

Phd and Terminal MA: 4

MFA and ABD: 6

MFA only: 38

PhD and MFA in ...

  • Fiction: 8
  • Poetry: 19
  • Non-fiction:1

PhD and MFA (two genres): 1 (PhD: Poetry / MFA: Prose)

PhD, MFA, and MA: 2

Two MFAs (in different genres or same):

Terminal MA: 1

Q: Can you tell me what a "Terminal" MA is? I have an MA in creative writing; there wasn't an MFA at the school--so, does that make it "terminal"? Thanks.

MFA and MA: 7

MA (not terminal): 2

Other: 2

Publications Edit

No book yet: 22

First book under contract: 7

First book under contract + critical book forthcoming: 1

First book published: 15

First book + edited anthology published: 3

First book published, second book under contract: 8

Multiple books published: 33

HOW'D YOU DO?Edit

jobs applied/ # first round interviews/ # campus interviews/ # offers

25 / 4 / 0 / 0

13/1/0/0

  • 55 / 16 / 7 / 2
  • 25 / 9 / 6 / 5 <-- nice job, buddy! (could be a woman, yes? ;)
  • 7/ 3/ 2/ 1
  • 1/ 1/ 0/ 0
  • too many to count/ 2/ 0/ 0
  • 58 / 8 / 1 / 0
  • 5/ 1/ 1/ 1
  • 57/ 4/ 1/ 1
  • 33 / 11 / 6 / 2
  • 4/0/0/0
  • 11/0/0/0 (sigh)
  • 15/3/1/0
  • 85/14/5/2 (both VAP, accepted 1)
  • 43/6/3/1
  • 40/3/0/0
  • 15/6/2/2
  • 8/1/1/1
  • 6/3/3/0
  • 18/0/0/0 - full prof w 4/4 & several bks trying to get better gig; guess not...
  • 45/5/5/2
  • 6/0/0/0
  • 3/1/0/0
  • 65/4/2/1
  • 10/2/1/1
  • 4/3/0/0 assoc. prof 3/2 with 2 books looking for better salary
  • 54/2/2/1
  • 4/2/2/2
  • 60/7/2/1
  • 1/1/1/1
  • too many to count/1/1/0
  • 56/7/4/1
  • 6/3/0/0
  • 12/3/0/0 -- adjunct with PhD and MFA, 3 books, whatever
  • 62/4/1/0 -- adjunct asst prof, MFA, 2 books

MLA Follow-Up Edit

Experiences? Impressions? "Has anybody heard from..." inquiries?

A: I was wondering the same of others because the wiki seems so quiet now post first round interviews. I had 3 interviews. One school courted aggressively and called a few hours after I left the room to set up a campus visit. One left a sort of generic message for me on the phone asking for an interview Saturday. The school that has not called--I could have predicted. To speak with them was to talk at stone walls--they were clearly uninterested and tired of the whole process (my guess is they found their campus-candidates on day one).

Q: I'd like to hear more from folks. I had one interview, all friendly, seemed really good, now all silence. So if I haven't heard by now, is it likely nada?

A1: It's too soon to give up hope. Many schools have to meet with other department members then procure approval from the dean before extending campus invites, this can take weeks. I tend to give up hope around three weeks after MLA; even then, I've heard stories (rare, but it happens) of people getting campus requests a month or two after MLA.

Q: Thanks for the feedback. I have many friends with campus interviews that happened within 24-48 hours, so it's nice to get some encouragement to hope.

A2: I agree with A1 above. The committees who set up campus interviews immediately following MLA usually want to be aggressive and not get scooped. Other universities need to take their time because they want to deliberate, or they may have lengthy administrative approvals. Still others actually cancel their searches at this point because of budegetary concerns. So, now is definitely too early to give up hope. I've heard of people getting MLA-based campus visit offers up through March. I always check in here first, and I assume that no news is no news. Notice of campus visits and offers is one of the best features of this wiki, IMHO, because once I know someone got a campus visit or offer, I can stop waiting by the phone like a fool in love. Don't also forget the later-stage job listings and AWP interviews that usually surface in late January.

Interview tip for the future: If it feels organic, I try to ask at the end of an interview about their timeframe for campus visits.

Q: Anyone heard from Sam Houston about campus interviews?

A3: Negative. Still waiting as of 1/16. (ditto...SHSU interviewed some killer poets...tough choices for the committee)

Q: Anyone heard form SMU, Emory, UC Irvine, Hamilton?

A: SMU and Hamilton scheduled campus visits awhile ago. UC Irvine has an inside candidate (who I know). SMU also has an inside candidate.

Q: I normally give up once I see campus interviews have been made and I'm not one of them. But I had a phone interview at Siena over a month ago and I've heard nothing and there's nothing posted on this site. Should I assume it's done? Also, the person who just put "yes" on the campus interview part for North Central College, I wish that person would put the date he/she was contacted so I can be done with that one instead of wondering what's up.

A4: Also interviewed with Siena and have heard nothing. In August we will probably get thin envelopes and roll our eyes, eh?

A5: Probably you're right, A4.

Q. 1/19 Anyone heard from U of Denver post-MLA? Thanks.

A. I know someone with a U of Denver campus interview scheduled.

Q. Still no word or rumor or word anyone from Sam Houston?

A. All is quiet on the SHSU front. Maybe tomorrow? A2. Still waiting as of 1/20, now two weeks since the MLA interviews. A3. I'm thinking the two weeks mean that alas the campus invites went to folks not following the wiki. What do you think? A4: It's possible, but I don't think that's a safe assumption. There are other jobs out there--2 weeks out past MLA interviews--that have not made campus decisions yet. Have you considered emailing the Search Chair? A5: Confirmed via email that campus interviews have been scheduled, and I see that someone else updated the wikia listing this morning (1/23).

Q: Any word from Cornell, Loyola Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Rhodes, St. Lawrence? Thanks.

A: Loyola scheduled (via phone) AWP interviews 2/8. Rhodes scheduled campus visits some time ago. Don't know on the others,

Q. 2/9. Anyone heard word or rumor from Ohio Northern University?

Q: Anyone know who got the Wake Forest position? I'm curious about the superstars on this year's circuit.

Q & AEdit

LIST of HIRES for 2012-13 POSITIONSEdit

Poetry HiresEdit

Auburn University: Keetje Kuipers (MFA, University of Oregon, 1 book, +1 more under contract)

Cornell University: Ishion Hutchinson (MFA, NYU, PhD, Utah, 1 book)

Eastern Carolina: Amber Flora Thomas

Eastern Illinois: They hired two. One is Charlotte Pence (PhD University of Tennessee; Two chapbooks and an edited anthology). The other is Ruben Quesada (PhD Texas Tech, one book).

Emory University: Jericho Brown (PhD, University of Houston, NEA, Radcliffe Institute, Whiting, 1 book)

Fairfield University: Carol Ann Davis

Grinnell: ?

Hamilton College: Jane Springer (Ph.D., Florida State, Whiting, NEA, 2 bks.)

Loyola University Chicago: Aaron Baker (MFA, University of Virginia, Stegner Fellow, NEA, 1 book)

Ohio Northern: ?

Rhodes College: Caki Wilkinson (MFA, Johns Hopkins; PhD, Cincinnati, 1 book)

Sam Houston State University: Nick Lantz (MFA, University of Wisconsin, 2 books, +1 more under contract)

San Francisco State: D.A. Powell

Southern Methodist University: Greg Brownderville (MFA, Ole Miss, 1 book)

Towson University: Leslie Harrison (MA Johns Hopkins; MFA UC Irvine, 1 book)

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Adam Vines (MFA, University of Florida, 1 book)

University at Buffalo, SUNY: Judith Goldman (PhD, Columbia, 3 bks)

UC Irvine: Amy Gerstler

University of Denver: Graham Foust (MFA, George Mason; PhD, Buffalo; 4 books)

University of Iowa: no hire made

University of Machusetts--Boston: Jill McDonough (MA, Boston University, Stegner Fellowship; 1 book)

U of Miami Florida: No hire made

University of Missouri/St. Louis: Shane Seely (MFA, Syracuse; 1 book)

University of South Carolina: Samuel Amadon (PhD, U of Houston; MFA, Columbia; 2 bks.)

University of Southern Mississippi: Rebecca Morgan Frank (PhD U Cincinnati, MFA, Emerson; 1 book)

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse: ? (hire has PhD but no book yet)

Viteboro: ? (hire has at least 1 book)

Wake Forest: No hire made

Fiction HiresEdit

Auburn University: Skip Horack (Stegner fellow, multiple novels)

Butler University: Michael Dahlie (MFA Washington U.; 2 books, PEN/Hemingway, Whiting)

Bradley University: Devin Murphy (MFA Colorado State, PhD University of Nebraska--Lincoln)

Evergreen: Miranda Mellis (MFA, Brown University)

Georgia Southern University: Jared Sexton (MFA SIU Carbondale; one contracted book)

High Point University: Jacob Paul (PhD, University of Utah; one book)

Missouri State University: Michael Czyzniejewski (MFA, Bowling Green State University, 2 books)

Northeastern Illinois University (2 Offers): Alicia Erian (MFA, Vermont College; 2 books, 2 under contract) and Julie Iromuanya (PhD University of Nebraska, Lincoln, novel forthcoming)

Northern Michigan: Matt Bell (MFA, Bowling Green State University; 2 books and multiple chapbooks)

Ohio University: Patrick O'Keefe (MFA, University of Michigan; 1 book)

Rhode Island College: Robert Long Foreman (PhD University of MIssouri)

Rochester Institute of Technology: Robert Glick (PhD Fiction, University of Utah)

San Francisco State University: Chanan Tigay (MFA Fiction, Columbia, 1 nonfiction book under contract)

Southern Illinois University: Scott Blackwood (MFA, Texas State University; 2 books, Whiting Award)

SUNY Potsdam: Joanna Luloff (MFA Fiction, Emerson College, PhD University of Missouri, 2 books under contract)

Texas A&M University, WIR: David Samuel Levinson (MFA in Fiction, The New School; 1 collection, 1 novel forthcoming)

Trinity College: Kevin Gonzalez (MFA Poetry, University of Wisconsin, MFA Fiction, Iowa, 1 book of poetry)

University of Arizona: Kate Bernheimer (Multiple books, Countless Nepotism Points)

University of Indianapolis: Salvatore Pane (MFA, University of Pittsburgh, 1 book forthcoming, NES games owned: 220)

University of Maryland: Emily Mitchell (MFA, Brooklyn College; 1 book, second book forthcoming)

University of Houston: ZZ Packer (MFA, Iowa, Stegner fellowship, 1 book, job not even advertised!)

University of Notre Dame: Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi (MFA, Brown University, Fulbright fellowship, 1 book forthcoming, publications in other genres)

University of Vermont: Kevin Moffett (MFA, Iowa, 2 books)

University of PIttsburgh (1 of 2 positions): Angie Cruz (MFA, New York University, 2 books)

Nonfiction HiresEdit

Washington University in St Louis: Edward McPherson (MFA, University of Minnesota, 2 bks)

Oregon State University: Elena Passarello (MFA, Iowa, 1 book)

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Stephanie Elizondo Griest (MFA, Iowa, Hodder fellowship, 3 books and an anthology)

Florida International University: Julie Marie Wade (MFA, University of Pittsburgh, PhD [ABD], University of Louisville, 2 books CNF, 1 book poetry)

Open Genre HiresEdit

Bennington College: Michael Dumanis (MFA, Iowa, PhD, Houston, 1 book and 1 coedited anthology)

Dakota Wesleyan University: Barbara Duffey (MFA, Houston, PhD, Utah)

Lehman College: Allison Amend (MFA, Iowa, 2 books, 3rd book forthcoming)

North Central College: Matthew Kirkpatrick (PhD, Utah, 1 book)

Piedmont College: Heidi Lynn Staples (PhD, University of Georgia, MFA Syracuse University, 3 books) and Timothy O'Keefe (MFA, Johns Hopkins; PhD, Utah; 1 book). Search resulted in two positions to cover the two campuses (Athens and Demorest, respectively).

University of Washington at Bothell:

  • Rebecca Brown (MFA, University of Virginia, 12+ books in fiction & other genres)
  • Amaranth Borsuk (PhD, University of Southern California, 2 poetry books)
  • Sarah Dowling (PhD later this year, University of Pennsylvania, 1 poetry book)

Notes and Questions about HiresEdit

Can we please agree not to write snarky comments next to the individual names on this list? This was a tough job market, but that doesn't mean we need to be disrespectful and publicly imply that any of these writers are not deserving. C: If a school has a pattern of hiring inside candidates, this is useful info for if/when the hire occurs again; the job search is time consuming and extremely expensive. While it doesn't need to go here, it is worth noting--none of which implies that a person given a job isn't worthy; inside candidates are often inside candidates for good reasons.

Note: I'd just like to point out that there are very few PhD's among the Fiction and Nonfiction hires, but that of the poets who were hired, almost half have PhD's. Poets, note which way the winds are blowing... Your MFA doesn't seem to count for as much. --This may be so, but I know a few people with PhDs who got fiction jobs this year who aren't listed (yet) on the wiki (I would list them, but think if they feel comfortable being on here, they'll add themselves). -- I wouldn't assume that: lots of people are perfectly fine being included but feel like it's "bragging" if they add themselves. You should post information if you have it.

Would it be possible to list the names of the schools these new hires attended? Thanks!

Why was the Wichita State University tenure-track fiction position not listed anywhere here or above? Did people miss it?

Negotiation Techniques Edit

Is there any place on the wiki where people discuss how/what to negotiate when an offer is extended? Anyone have any tips?

Negotiation tactics are sometimes discussed at English Lit Salaries 2012-13 (and past year's salary pages that are linked there).

Is it acceptable to contact a search committee about a search's progress if a month has passed since one's interview with them? Anyone have a sense of this?Edit

  • I say yes. I think it's always acceptable to contact the search committee after an interview to see what the progress is. They cared enough about you to interview you, so they should have no problem answering a polite email about their progress.

For-Profit on CV?Edit

Q: While completing my Ph.D., I worked at a for-profit university. I taught numerous classes and did those things, had they been at a traditional university, which would certainly look good on a CV. I am proud of my contribution to my students, but wonder how a for-profit looks on a CV. Does this experience help or harm my application? Is it something better left off the application?

Will you be attending MLA this year, or not?Edit

Q: Assuming everyone here gets at least one conference interview offer this year: Will you be attending MLA in Seattle? It's my understanding that, while showing up at MLA for interviews used to be essentially mandatory, in the past few years that has changed, due largely to: a) the economy; b) the severly contracted job market; and c) the skyrocketing costs of travel, especially flying. I am based on the east coast and did not fly to CA last year; everyone who wanted to interview me was perfectly willing to do a phone or Skype interview instead. I did not receive any offers for campus interviews, but I had only a few preliminary interviews and was not terribly enthused about any of those jobs. I do have anecdotal evidence that one can land a campus interview off a phone/Skype prelim, though no statistics. So: Will you be going to Seattle next month, or are you still waiting to see how many interviews you get? If it's the latter, how many will you need before you decide to go, and how late will you wait to decide? If you've already decided one way or another, even before landing any interviews, how did you make that call? And is anyone else miffed at MLA for doing the west coast two years in a row?

A. Probably not. I applied for just ten jobs this year (I've got tenure at a SLAC) and just four of them are interviewing at MLA. Of those, according to this wiki, two are open to phone interviews as an alternative. Two others are interviewing at AWP. And the rest are doing phone interviews or going directly to campus interviews, again according to the trusty wiki. So, to cover all the (slim) possibilities, I'd need to commit to attend two very expensive conferences. It's like gambling. That said, if I'm offered an interview at MLA or AWP, and a phone interview is really not an option, I'll probably end up blowing a hole in my finances to get to it at the last minute. But right now, I assume I'm not going. Of course, I'm not desperate, so that's easy for me to say, isn't it?

I must say it's a relief that MLA doesn't seem to be mandatory anymore. When I was on the market for my current position a decade ago, I spent thousands of dollars going to MLA for four years, basically for nothing. (My current job came after phone and campus interviews only.) I do recall seeing the film version of Kafka's The Castle at MLA one year, an experience I'll never forget. Nothing could have been more a propos. The audience was full of stressed-out job candidates, and we all understood Kafka in a whole new way that afternoon.

A: Re above--So true about Kafka. A job interview is stresful, not having a job and needing one stresful, many other particulars about the situation, stressful. But what takes the MLA into a league of its own is the fact that it is always set in these industrial strength convention style hotel/hotels complexes and attended by and composed of people with a finely tuned sense of irony and aesthetics . So you end up walking down about half a mile of carpet of astonishing ugliness and then arrive at the door. It is baroque.

A: I only applied to 4, and only 2 have said they'll be at MLA, so I won't be going either. And I am a little miffed...

A: so far all my interviews have been phone. But I wonder how to put it if I get a MLA invite, "I might go if I get other interviews but I'm not sure yet" seems like a bad idea. Suggestions?

A: I'm sure there are many institutions where phone/Skype interviews are just as acceptable as MLA interviews, but from my own experience on a search committee some years back (2006)...if we had had a candidate request a phone interview instead of an MLA interview without a good reason, we would have been annoyed. I'm not even sure we would have granted the request. Some older faculty are still uncomfortable (and downright incompetent) when it comes to conference calls, let alone Skype. And even in the best scenario it's difficult to compare the experience of a phone interview with that of meeting someone face to face. So if you do get MLA requests and have decided not to go to Seattle (and honestly, who in the CW world wants to go to MLA? there's nothing more awful, even if you held it in Aruba) be prepared to give a solid reason why. Keep in mind that you're asking the search committee to do extra work setting something up over their vacation. I hate to say it, but I still think the *general* expectation is that "interviews at MLA" means "we expect you to show up at MLA."

A; With all due respect to the previous poster, 2006 is a long time ago. As early as 2008 I remember hearing that a significant number of applicants were requesting phone interviews, and getting them. For the past two years, at least, MLA attendance has been way, way down. Doing your interviews at conferences is an antiquated business model , especially in CW, where so many job applicants are neither graduate students nor academics. A lot of working writers and poets have come to the conclusion that dropping $1500-$2000 (out of your own pocket -- unlike members of the search committee and other academics, who have departmental or school travel budgets) to attend a conference solely for 3 or 4 job interviews (if that -- have you seen how slim the pickings are this year?) doesn't make sense financially. Anybody who has ever served on a search committee knows that candidates are ranked before any interviews happen; if you're in the top 3, the committee will be happy to work out a phone interview for you, and if you're not, the fact that you showed up at the conference to interview in person will not, in itself, help you.

Remember: You're interviewing them as much as they're interviewing you. Do you really want to work with people who can't figure out how to use a speakerphone? Who can't be bothered to schedule a phone interview for you during one of the time slots when they'll be interviewing candidates at MLA (and thus already gathered together in one place anyway)? You've already done a lot of work crafting a letter, forwarding writing samples and letters of recommendation and whatever else they've asked for. If they can't be a little flexible in how they conduct a 30 minute preliminary interview, maybe they're not worth worrying about. You can do better.

(This is a great post. Thank you for posting such a well-considered and useful offering here.)

(No offense, but when you have bills to pay and mouths to feed, and you are one of four hundred initial applicants for a position and you've managed to land two or three MLA interviews, where you are likely just one of ten very well-qualified interviewees, the "you're interviewing them as much as they're interviewing you" attitude doesn't amount to much. Again, no disrespect, but from a practical sense it sounds a little entiteld to say "I've gone through the work of crafting my letter and forwarding writing samples and letters of recommendation." My two sense (pun intended): wait till you're in the position to play some cards in your favor to have such a cavalier attitude, i.e. hold on until you've received a job offer and then can make some negotiations in your favor. And even then, be smart about it.)

A: I'm going because I have 1 interview and can't afford to let someone have the edge on me because they footed the 2k to do it instead of seeming ingracious (or poor and desperate) by requesting another venue. But I'm irritated, truly, by the hiring committees who remain unaware that AWP is the proper place to hire writers--it's insulting, really, and screams: Yeah, we get that you teach writing and write "on the side" but seriously--what do you know about real literature?

  • I think the reason why many schools don't interview at AWP (unless it happens to be in the neighborhood) is that AWP is held much later than MLA (late Feb. vs. early Jan.) and many depts think they will be losing out on desirable candidates if they wait that long to do interviews. ... It would be interesting to see if more depts. moved to interviewing at AWP if that conference were held earlier in the season.
  • Actually, that's a great point that I'd not considered and I especially like the proposed solution to the problem. Thanks for posting. Makes me less irritable to consider it that way

Q: So let me get this straight: Requesting a phone interview makes you look desperate, but shelling out 2k for one 30-minute first round interview (where you're 1 of 10 candidates, at best) doesn't?

A: If you ask for a phone interview and say you can't afford to come to MLA--then it seems you have no other interviews to go to, right? Or no job to pay to attend them them--if you did. If you keep your mouth shut and go then folks naturally assume you already have interviews or at least the job to pay for the ticket. Get my drift? 1/10 is a generous stat, though--I'll give you that--one school from last year interviewed 25 candidates at MLA.

C: AWP &/or Skype/phone seem to be becoming the norm, though I do think that schools close to MLA in any given year will always choose to interview there. (It's understandable for a Pacific NW school to interview in Seattle--crappy for us w/o institutional funding, but understandable.) This is an interesting topic, b/c my gut reaction to schools that insist on MLA is, as others have hinted, that they're old-fashioned, and also that they're lit-centered, rather than writing-centered, which lessens my interest (I'm a writer, not a scholar). There's a fundamental discourtesy in asking people who by and large can't afford it to go to a conference they wouldn't otherwise go to, rather than interviewing at the conference both candidates and the writers on committees are already going to b/c of pre-existing obligations (panels/readings).

C: A bigger issue here: All ads should say where they're interviewing. The choices are simple: 1. MLA; 2. AWP; 3. neither but phone or skype then campus; 4. straight to campus. If they don't know (b/c travel budget isn't okayed yet or b/c they just haven't planned that far ahead at semester's start when the ad's written), they should simply say Don't know yet. Out of 74 jobs--all of this year's fiction, poetry, & NF-- (don't have time to look at the Open genre), only *18* said in their ads where there'll be interviewing. And so an official shout out/kudos to those who did: we appreciate it immensely, b/c it lets us plan our break and figure out our finances. It's professional, courteous, humane, and makes you look like an appealing place to work:

C Re C: Again, with all due respect to the previous poster, the issue is NOT whether or not schools specify in their posting that they will be interviewing at MLA; if your dream job were listed, would you not apply for it just because they specify that they will be interviewing at MLA and you know you can't afford to attend? Of course not; you would apply, and hope they will make an exception for you, knowing that if they're seriously interested in you they will, and if they won't you were either second- or third-tier on their list (and thus probably weren't going to score a campus interview anyway), or they're arrogant and/or inflexible. The real issue here is that some schools insist on clinging to an outdated candidate-search model that includes conference interviews. That model may -- may -- still work for lit graduate students whos attend these conferences for their own reasons (and with the help of institutional funding), but absolutely do NOT work for working writers who are long out of school and in the real world. Really, if you have no other reason to attend the conference, would you pay $2000 for 2 interviews? Even for 4 or 5? If you can afford to drop that kind of cash on something so uncertain as a first-round job interview, you don't need to teach.

-- Not true. You have to invest money to make money. As long as you're looking for a job, set aside $2,000 every year to go to interviews, regardless of where they take pace or whether or not you were planning on going there anyway. It might take a few years, but that's what you have to do. If you're serious.

+It is often true, as they say, that "it takes money to make money." But shelling out $500 and up for at best a 1-in-10 shot at a job (assuming that the playing field is even going into the interviews, which is almost never the case) is not sound financial practice for anyone, especially those who don't necessarily have a spare $2000 to set aside every year. And can you think of another field -- ANY other field -- in which job candidates have to pay that kind of money to secure a first-round interview? Really?

-- It's no secret that it's easier for registered nurses to find jobs. True, our chances are low, but they're better than winning the lottery. In any case, you have to buy a ticket.

--No, you don't--not when plenty of jobs don't interview @MLA. In fact, most of them no longer do.

-- Then why are we having this debate? This whole thread started because quite a few places DO invite us to interviews at MLA. And we have to decide whether we're going or not. My opinion (embrace or reject it): Go. If you're serious about getting a job, give yourself the best chance. And buy nice clothes, too. A business suit can also be very expensive, but those are the rules of the game. Of course, you could get a great job showing up in jeans or interviewing over the phone. We've all heard of such cases. But if the search committee takes the time and trouble to go to MLA rather than conduct interviews from the comfort of their cozy offices, so should you. Yes, traveling is annoying, but it might indicate that the institution is serious about the hiring process.

--God, are you serious with this stuff? So people who don't want to pay thousands of dollars for a brief prelim interview are the same ones who are likely to show up in ripped jeans and a Slayer t-shirt? Fancy hotel suites are a step down from "cozy [English Dept] offices"? Hilarious. Good stuff!

Comment: Clearly you've never served on a search committee. Very few people are enthusiastic about traveling great distances to conduct interviews, and very few colleges make reservations for committee members in "fancy hotel suites"...

A: For a dream job, to land at a place where I'd consider spending the next 30 years doing work I find deeply filling and an utter privilege: fuck yes, you find a way. I say that as an adjunct, and knowing people who've greyhounded to MLA. Slept in hostels. Eaten food they brought in their backpack. Bought their interview suits at Goodwill (a seach committee doesn't know if your Ralph Lauren skirt/jacket ensemble cost 10 bucks or 300, believe me). And don't forget that Seattle's full of writers, thus couches to crash on; seriously, you put it on Facebook that you're broke and going, you'll have a place to sleep. I'd do it for someone if MLA were in my town; so would you, yes? This doesn't mean that I don't wish we were all interviewing at AWP. Another perspective: either conference, some committee members are having to go to a conference they wouldn't otherwise go to. The lit members aren't dying to go to AWP, aren't sitting around saying, God, I wish I could spend a long week in an ugly hotel filled with drinking writers engaged in ego-jousting. Personally, I wish it were all Skype then campus, but it's not. And a cautionary note: academia is full of illogic and antiquated ritual. If the conference thing's a deal breaker, I'd consider Plan B. Also: in the hiring process, ANY request for special treatment----be it, but-MY-cover-letter needs-3-pages-b/c-I'm-so-accomplished; or could-you-take-time-from-your-teaching/writing/service/200-applications-to-email-me-about-my-application; or could-my-interview-process-be-diiferent-than-others----bespeaks diva to the committee, and listen: we are a dime a dozen. There are a zillion folks w/ MA/PhDs & multiple books & secondary specialties & prizes & teaching experience. Ultimately every search I've ever been a part of or close to comes down, on some level, to: Do we want to see this person a few times a week for decades? And there are simple red flags: do they sleep with their students; do their recommenders clearly dislike them; do they seem entitled. And so on. (Lastly lastly: if we really want no MLA, we should take it to AWP. They set the best practice standards, though obviously no one's bound by them).

To the above commenter: points well taken, but...the number of jobs interviewing @MLA this year is small, so people can afford to eliminate those jobs. There's a lot of tough talk about applying for every single job under the sun, but I can eliminate jobs interviewing @MLA and still apply for 30,40, even 50 jobs between now and late Spring that somehow fit me. It should also be noted that the location of MLA on any given year impacts one's decision to travel to MLA and that this doesn't have to be a hard-and-fast rule to be followed each job season. But you're right: applicants shouldn't make special requests; instead, they should simply not apply to jobs conducting 30-minute interviews halfway across the country.

C: Here's a thought: Sometimes the chair of the department is sitting on several search committees for various job searches in a given year and so it may just be more efficient to have all of the interviews conducted at one conference, hence the preference for MLA at many institutions. In any case, I personally prefer a face-to-face interview over a phone interview any day (though the cost is often hard to stomach). I feel more comfortable and confident when I can read their faces. When you can see faces it's much easier to figure out if you need to clarify yourself or if there's a particular interviewer that you have to work harder to win over. It's easier to be personable in person too. No matter how skilled you are, phone interviews tend to be full of awkward pauses, awkward jokes, and accidentally talking all at once--and apologizing for it. There's also the unspoken awareness that every member of the committee has spent hours on the Internet scouring every single detail about you. True that they may do that for any search, but it's a guarantee if they can't see you in person, and I would venture to say that they spend a lot more time doing it for a phone/Skype interview. Also, give a room full of awkward aged academics a laptop or an Iphone and you've got a disaster awaiting you. :P

Who is so special that they shouldn't "have to" attend MLA? Are you also going to be so very special that you don't have to be subjected to yearly reviews or service courses or a standard tenure dossier? If you're so very talented that you can't be bothered to interview at MLA, why don't you have your dream job already? And why perpetuate this us/them (AWP "our" conference; MLA "their" conference) model? I'm a poet and I attend MLA. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to interview for positions there. You do realize that schools have HUNDREDS of applications for t-t jobs and that making it to the top 10, with the opportunity to actually land the job, is wonderful?

FICTION:

Oklahoma Baptist: We plan to interview at the 2012 MLA conference in January

Seattle University: Interviews will be conducted at MLA

University of Kansas: Preliminary interviews will be conducted at MLA

University of Notre Dame: Indicate whether you plan to attend the MLA convention in January 2012

U Pittsburgh: We plan to interview candidates at the MLA convention in Seattle or on campus in early January

University of Utah: Interviews @ MLA

University of Vermont: Interviews with to be held at MLA in Seattle, WA, January 5th and 6th.

POETRY:

Columbia College Chicago: INTERVIEWS will be conducted at the 2012 AWP CONVENTION in Chicago, rather than at the MLA Convention in Seattle, as previously announced.

Eastern Illinois: We will interview at the MLA conference.

Emory: Interviews will be conducted at MLA in Seattle

Hamilton College: We will conduct initial interviews at the MLA

Loyola: Interviews for prospective candidates will be held at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference in

Ohio Northern: Interviews at MLA.

Sam Houston: Preliminary interviews will be conducted at MLA.

Wisconsin La Crosse: Initial interviews at the Seattle MLA Convention; candidates not attending may make other arrangements.

Wake Forest: Initial interviews will be conducted at MLA convention.

NON-FICTION:

James Madison: Interviews will be held at AWP Conference in February.

Washington University in St. Louis: Interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention in Seattle in January.

Interview RequestsEdit

Institutional responses (acknowledgements, requests, interviews) seem to be slower in coming this year, especially considering how early some of the deadlines were. Should I be worried or is this because MLA is a little later?

A: Timing of interview requests is definitely affected by the later MLA ... I believe same anxieties were expressed around this time last year. It might be helpful to look over list of when interviews were scheduled last year to get a realistic sense of when these things happen: 2011 List of schools that have scheduled interviews (including dates). This list would suggest that it is reasonable to expect a good number of schools out there have yet to make requests for interviews ... they should do so by the end of this week or all through the next week (and sometimes can request for MLA even right before X-mas!).

A2: ... and plenty of interview requests in January, last year, too.

Q: Has anyone had the experience of not being contacted for additional materials (when the committee is clearly requesting materials from others) but still gettting an initial interview?

A3: yes

A4: Won't be surprised if all the schools not interviewing at MLA don't schedule interviews until after Xmas.

Deadline PassedEdit

Posted a few “deadline passed” yesterday to see what the response would be. Saw this over at the Postdoc site. Positive comments over there. I find it nice to be able to scan and see what is new / not worth reading. Saw that the “deadline passed” were erased on this site. Not sure why. Is there any negative to it?

Thanks for your efforts to contribute to the wiki. I think marking the status of the job in the header is a good idea; however, given this stage of the season, when MLA interviews are beginning to be scheduled, I thought people would be most concerned to know which places have scheduled interviews, rather than which deadlines have passed (that might be a more meaningful metric on the Postdoc page?). So I have started adding "Interview" notes in the headers; I thought also having "Deadline Passed" up for a couple jobs might it a bit confusing, visually, so I did take those down. However, anyone can tell me I'm wrong or change it back (as this is a wiki after all! ... I just try to keep things clean around here, I'm not really "in charge"). I would suggest that if you want to put "Deadline Passed" back in the headers, you probably should do it for all jobs on the page, otherwise it won't really be meaningful/helpful for the purpose you describe. Una74 14:33, December 6, 2011 (UTC)

INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED headers is a great idea -- very helpful, very convenient. Also very depressing, but that's a different matter... Thank you!

This Year's CropEdit

I'm heartened by this year's job listings. Seems a bit better than last year, no?

No.

Me, either... I'm not feeling that heartened... What's Plan B again?

Fyi: article on leaving academia, from the Chronicle: http://chronicle.com/article/Getting-Out-of-the-Kitchen/129262/

Not such a helpful article, in a practical sense. She complains that there are too many adjuncts in academia and her solution is to join their ranks in a foreign country where she has dual citizenship? She leaves a full time job because the weather is too hot? I feel like this couldn't possibly be the whole story. And there aren't any useful solutions to glean from her tale, really.

C: For useful solutions, look to all the writers you know. At AWP, years ago, I remember hearing that only 1 in 500 people w/ an MFA will ever land a t-t job. That was pre-economic collapse. Of course, the vast majority don't want to. But whether by choice or not, those other 499 folks are: teaching HS, going for a degree then working in another field, doing arts amin, academic admin, editing, parenting, working in non-profits, adjuncting, acquiring a sugar daddy or mama (kidding!)--basically, everything writers have always done. Most writers these days pass through academia; few stay there. We're intensely lucky that our primary life's work isn't contingent on being in academe, imho. That would suck. Tho if one's secondary calling is teaching, this market is, yes, hugely depressing. Especially if one has no interest in half the locales available.

D: Nicely said, C...

E: Am I the only one depressed by the many jobs insisting that if you have a PhD, it should be a PhD in creative writing? It seems screwed up that a PhD in English or comparative literature would disqualify you, if you also had an MFA and literary publications.

F: I'd apply anyway (if you have a Lit PhD). Unless it's to teach in a CW PhD program (like Denver)--in which case the desire to hire a CW PhD is self-explanatory--wanting someone with a PhD bespeaks, often, the need to satisfy the lit department/Chair/Dean, and to ensure tenure-ability in the eyes of the same. So it can't hurt to apply, in the eventuality that your MFA satisfies the writers, while your Lit PhD reassures everyone else. Good luck!

G: Also, if you are a poet you are an ideal candidate for the SUNY spot which will be tough to fill since what they are really asking for is a poet-critic. Though jobs for such are fewer--the competition for them is much slimmer for them than for those programs that are looking for writers who do not also engage in heavy-weight scholarship.

H: I'd apply to all the poetry positions that will be hiring PhDs--SUNY, Denver, Auburn, Viterboro, E. Illinois, Grinnell, Mississippi, Hamilton, Ohio Northern, St. Lawrence, Towson. Can't hurt.

I. E. Illinois will definitely consider PhDs in any related discipline but will not consider MFA holders, without exception. It's a university requirement rather than a preference.

J. I have a visiting gig, with a PhD in CW, and publications but no book. I keep telling myself (over and over) that if/when the book I am working on gets published, academic doors will open and I'll find myself in a better position for TT jobs. My concern (over and over) is whether or not I'm fooling myself. For instance, I see that 27 writers using this Wiki have multiple books. Am I deluded to think that things will really change if I get a half-decent book published with my credentials? Any comments greatly appreciated

J: Depends on your age. As one of the 27 I can tell you it's a little tricky up/over here because if the position is for assistant prof there is a point where you books and your age become a problem. If you publish that book of yours before you are forty, you may have a leg up on the 27, and seem very willing eager amendable, ie a plant to grow in their hot house and not this bulky formed thing already. 40 is a bit arbitrary and maybe outrageous to bring that into it, but that is my take.

K. If you look at the last two years' poetry hires (am less familiar with fiction), there are many people each year getting t-t gigs with a PhD and only one book. Best advice, PhD or MFA (other than to send that book out widely) is to cultivate your secondary specialty--editing litmag/press, translating, 2nd genre, lit sub-specialty, etc etc.--and be willing to apply anywhere. PhD +MFA+book+visiting gig+sub-specialty+will move anywhere is a convincing sell, tho of course there are no guarauntees.

Possibilities for MFA or PhD/ABD but no book yetEdit

(tho two t-t poetry gigs did go to people w/ no book yet last year)

(sev. of these offer valuable additional teaching experience):

1. Wisconsin: po & fict: applicants can't have a bk yet: 1 year, 1/1 U.G. CW teaching, 27k + ben., deadline Feb. 1st: http://creativewriting.wisc.edu/fellowships/poetryfiction.html

2. P-town Fine Arts Work Center: po & fict: "emerging" writers (if you're a poet and you have a book, you're no longer considered "emerging" by P-town): 7-month residency, stipend $750ish/month, deadline Dec. 1st: http://www.fawc.org/fellowships/index.php

3. Stegner: po & fict: book or no book (both situations are fine): no MFA or any degree needed: 2 year WS attendance, 26k + benefits per year; deadline Dec. 1st: http://www.stanford.edu/group/creativewriting/stegner.html

4. Axton: alternates genres; 1/1 CW teaching; not sure if those w/ bks can apply?; 25k + ben.; last deadline was Nov 30th; not sure if this is a hiring yea/& if so for which genre/or what deadline? they used to say that you had to have a phd for this position--still true?: http://www.pw.org/content/axton_fellowship_fiction

5. Stadler: poetry: 1 year, possible 2nd year renewal; 20k: various duties: deadline Oct. 1st; ttp://www.bucknell.edu/x3733.xml: CANDIDATE SELECTED

6. Tickner: genre?: those w/ no book eligible; those w/ bks also eligible?; 1 year; 1/1 teaching HS + other duties; 30k + ben; deadline Jan. 7th: http://www.gilman.edu/program/tickner-writing-center/tickner-writing-fellow/index.aspx

7. Amy Lowell Travelling: poetry: us. goes to ppl w/ book(s) but not always; 52k & you must stay outta North America for a year; 1 year: deadline Oct. 15th (has to be in their office by this date): http://www.amylowell.org/faq.htm

8. Colgate Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in CW: po, fict, NF: pre-book ("for completion of"); 1/1 CW teaching; salary? 35K for 10 mos. benefits? Yes for 10 mos. deadline?: http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments/english/creativewritingfellowship

9. Exeter. Deadline: Dec. 1: http://www.exeter.edu/about_us/171_264.aspx

10. Seven Hills (Cincinnati) (Google "seven hills school cincinnati writing fellowship")

11. Daehler Fellowship-Colorado College. Info not posted yet, but deadline usually late March.

12. Kenyon Review Fellowships: Genre? Emerging writers. 2-year fellowship, 32K + health; teach one course per year + other duties. Different from Kenyon VAP. Deadline Dec 1. http://www.kenyonreview.org/programs-fellowships.php

13. Hugo House: http://hugohouse.org/content/residencies

These fellowships are Plan B? That's like, "If I don't win the lottery, I'll just become a movie star." Where are Plan C, D and E?

Suggestions Edit

Q: Could we separate Visiting & T-T?

A: Created separate category for visiting appts / limited term appts. /fellowships above. If you want to further sub-divide it (by genre or something), by all means feel free to edit further.

Q: Since non-TT professors are sometimes offered nice benefit packages, it might make more sense to replace "Tired of adjunct serfdom, dreaming of health insurance" with something like "Working as an adjunct/lecturer/instructor, looking for a TT job with an academic rank/chance of promotion/better benefits." Less funny but more accurate...

Q: Are other people viewing updates to this page using an RSS feed or other convenient method, or is the best way to see updates simply to scroll and scan each time you visit? From what I understand an RSS feed is available for the entire academic job wiki but not for Creative Writing 2012 alone. Suggestions?

A: You may find the following links helpful:

http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/Help:Watchlist

http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/Help:Enhanced_recent_changes

Q: I'm wondering about adding a Offer Made and Rejected category?

Interview QuestionsEdit

Q: Where's the Wiki that lists potential interview questions and tips? I feel like I remember one from last year but now I can't find it... Has it been updated? Is there a new one?

A: There is a section on phone interview tips on last year's wiki: Link to Phone Interview tips (2011). There are also sections on Interview Questions on the 2011 wiki (LINK to 2011) and 2010 wiki (LINK to 2009-2010 wiki).

Last Year's Poetry JobsEdit

Q:/Suggestion: If anyone knows who got these poetry gigs last year--Portland State, Oklahoma State, Cal Lutheran, Taylor, & Worcester State--pls add to last year's Wiki?

A: Some of these new hires are (eventually) advertised on the AWP site:

http://www.awpwriter.org/careers/hires.htm

You could also consult the faculty pages of those specific universities/departments.

C: Just as fyi, round-up of last year's (2010-2011) TT poetry hires: Went to people with PhDs: 13 hires; MFA + two or more bks: 7; MA + two bks: 1; MFA & 1 bk: 5: MFA & no bk: 1. (Note: one of the PhD hires, Roger Reeves, also had no book yet--so 2 out of 30-ish hires didn't have a book).

C: Interestingly, the stats from two years ago (2009-2010 wiki) are similar: MFA + 1 bk: 5; MFA + 2 or more bks: 6; PhD + 1 or more books: 5; unknown: 3. It's possible, tho unlikely, to get a t-t poetry job w/ the bare minimum of an MFA & one book. (I wonder if it's true for fiction, too, that most jobs go to those with "more" than an MFA & one book?)

Last year's Wiki isn't letting me post, but here's this: feel free to move:

PhD:

1. Bethany College: Jessie Janeshek (PhD, MFA, 1 book + 1 ed. Anth.)

2. Bowling Green: Jennifer Chang (Ph.D, MFA, 1 book)

3. Brown: Cole Swensen (PhD, MA, 13 books)

4. California Lutheran: Jacqueline Lyons (PhD, MFA, 3 bks)

5.Georgetown College: Adam Clay (Ph.D, MFA, 2 bks (1 out 1 forth.)

6. Hobart & Wm. Smith: Kathryn Cowles (Ph.D., 1 book)

7. Oklahoma State: Ange Estes (PhD, MA, 4 bks)

8. Tufts: Katie Peterson (PhD, 1 bk)

9. University of Arizona: Joshua Wilkinson (PhD, MFA, MA, 5 books + 2 edited)

10. U of Cincinnati: Danielle Cadena Deulen (PhD, MFA, 2 bks

11. U of Hawaii, Manoa: Craig Perez Santos (PhD, MFA, 2 books)

12. University Illinois, Chicago: Roger Reeves (PhD [ABD]; no books, but significant pubs)

13. University of Nebraska, Lincoln: Kwame Dawes (PhD, 20+books) MFA + 2 or more books:

1. Cal State San Bernadino: Chad Sweeney (MFA, 4 books/3 out/1 forth.+ trans.&ed. anth.)

2. Columbia College Chicago: Michael Robins (MFA, 2 books)

3. Rutgers-Newark: Brenda Shaughnessy (MFA, 2 books)

4. Shippensburg: Zach Savich (MFAs, UMass & Iowa; 3 books)

5. Temple: Brian Teare (MFA, 3 books)

6. UC San Diego: Ben Doller (MFA, 3 books, editor)

7. University of Virginia: Paul Guest (MFA, 4 bks of poems, 1 memoir) MA + 2 or more books:

1. University Minnesota: Peter Campion (MA, 2 books)

MFA & 1 bk:

1. Middlebury: Karin Gottshall (MFA, 1 book)

2. Portland State: John Beer (MFA, 1 book)

3. U Arkansas Little Rock: Nickole Brown (MFA, 1 book)

4. U of Idaho: Alexandra Teague (MFA, 1 book)

5. Wichita State: Sam Taylor (MFA, 1 Book)

MFA & no book yet:

1. Georgia Southern: Emma Bolden (MFA; chapbooks; no book yet) Don't know who got them?:

1. Taylor; U Central Missouri

Last Year's Fiction JobsEdit

Q: Can we get a list of fiction hires for 2011? Also a list of failed searches. What happened at Fordham, etc.

A: Here is the list from last year's wiki- people should feel free to fill in the gaps here if they have more info:

FICTION JOBS 2011

T-T:

  • Baldwin-Wallace College: Michael Garriga
  • Bridgewater State: ?
  • Bucknell: Claire Vaye Watkins
  • College of Wooster: Katharine Beutner
  • Colgate: Gregory Ames
  • Drake: Amy Letter
  • Eastern Kentucky: Nancy Jensen
  • Florida State University: Jennine Capó Crucet
  • George Fox University: ?
  • Grand Valley State University, Oindrila Mukherjee
  • John Carroll University: Alissa Nutting
  • New Mexico State University: Lily Hoang
  • Rhode Island Colleg: Emily Danforth (PhD, MFA, 1 novel under contract)
  • Roosevelt University: Kyle Beachy (MFA, 1 novel)
  • Rutgers-Newark: Akhil Sharma (Harvard Law, Stegner, 1 book)
  • St. Joseph's University: ?
  • Texas State University-San Marcos: Doug Dorst
  • Tulane University, Fiction: Zachary Lazar (3 books, Hodder Fellow, Guggenheim
  • University of Central Florida: David James Poissant
  • University of Cincinnati: Chris Bachelder
  • University of Maine: Gregory Howard
  • University of Mississippi: Richard Ford
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Maile Chapman (PhD, MFA, 1 novel, NYPL Fellowship)
  • University of Tampa: Julie Iromuanya (PhD)
  • University of Toledo: Ben Stroud
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater: Holly Wilson
  • Washington University in St. Louis: Danielle Dutton
  • West Virginia University: Glenn Taylor (2 books, WV native)

VISITING:

Eastern Kentucky: Amanda Ward

Grinnell College: Dean Bakopoulis

Western Kentucky:

Whitman College: Juan Martinez

TEACHING PRESENTATIONSEdit

Q: Does anyone have advice as to what a "Teaching Presentation" should be for a Creative Writer? What are the most successful presentations you've seen/had? What are the worst? Any general rules or advice?

A: If you're supposed to conduct a creative writing workshop, they will probably send you student work in advance. In any case, you should feel free to communicate with the committee. Ask them about setting, classroom size, time, topics to cover, any specific things they might like to see. They want you to be prepared, and chances are they'll do their best to help you.

A: As a student, I attended several of these candidate-run workshops and I do remember a terrible workshop with one candidate, in particular. He lectured for half the workshop, ran out of time to comment on our stories, mixed up our names and made a few off-color jokes. Despite the fact that he gave a stellar reading (the best that year) and fielded questions from faculty well--he lost the job. My best advice to you is to take advantage of the fact that committee members are absent (assuming that's the case, it usually is) and instead of "showing off" give your students your undivided attention, workshop their pieces brilliantly and answer their questions candidly, with respect, so that when they fill out their evaluations of you (which will count for a lot) they have only good memories to share.

A: I agree with the first contributor: Ask the committee about the circumstances in which you'll be presenting. For those I've done, the committee has often observed, which is much different from being alone in a room of students. And while I agree that you'll want to pay keen attention to student work, I'd have some sort of take-way—a general writing lesson—that emerges from the workshop, so that the supposed "content" of it doesn't get swallowed up in the particulars of students' writing. Finally, a presentation might require you to present in a manner that's more like a lecture, in which case I'd suggest incorporating some active learning among your audience: Get them involved in some way (turn to you partner and discuss; or quickly try this technique). In such a situation, you'll also want to have a good answer to that old nag: "Do you think creative writing can really be taught?"

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