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Page for Academic Positions in Creative Writing that begin in 2014.

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Arizona State University - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing / Fiction - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Arizona State University seeks an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/ Fiction. The successful candidate will have an MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing, or the equivalent in a related field. Strong college level teaching and record of student mentoring. One or more published books, and a compelling record of publications appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor. Secondary field of expertise desirable (creative nonfiction). The typical teaching schedule for faculty on the tenure track is two courses per term at undergraduate and graduate levels

Applicants must send cover letter, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, and a copy of one book to: Chair, Creative Writing Search, c/o Department of English, P.O. Box 870302, Tempe, AZ 85287-0302. (N.B. Books will be donated rather than returned.) Application deadline (no emails or faxes): Postmarked by December 1, 2013. ASU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that seeks diversity among applicants and promotes a diverse workforce. AA/EOE. A background check is required for employment.

Chronicle

NOTE: MLA JIL version of ad (posted 11/8/13) is significantly different:

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/Fiction

Assistant Professor (JOB# 10604)

Department of English

Arizona State University

The Department of English at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing to begin August 2014. The successful candidate will be expected teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, cultivate a strong publication record, and participate in service to the profession and university. As one of the largest and most vibrant programs in the country, the ASU Creative Writing Program affords the successful candidate an opportunity to explore inter- and trans-disciplinary work central to ASU’s vision of the New American University. To learn more about ASU and the Department of English, please visit http://english.clas.asu.edu/.

Required qualifications include: 1) an MFA in creative writing or related discipline by the time of appointment, 2) demonstrated record of strong college-level teaching and mentoring, 3) evidence of at least one published book, and 4) a compelling record of publications appropriate to the rank of assistant professor.

Desired qualifications include: 1) a Ph.D. in creative writing or related discipline by the time of appointment and 2) a demonstrated expertise in creative nonfiction.

To apply, please submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and contact information for three references who may be contacted directly. These application materials must be submitted electronically to http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/ASU/ENGLISH. Applicants may be asked to submit additional materials for consideration.

Application review will begin December 26, 2013; if not filled, every week thereafter until search is closed. A background check is required prior to employment.

Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. (https://www.asu.edu/titleiX/).

https://apply.interfolio.com/23810

Deadline: Dec. 1 (or Dec. 26, per MLA JIL) NOTE: NEW deadline posted in 11/19/13 Chronicle: "Application review will begin January 8, 2014". Job is now also posted at AcademicJobsOnline

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x1<---What's the date on which you received this request?

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1 (completed) [posted 4/21]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Matt Bell

NOTES:

--That's nice of them to donate our books for us instead of putting them in an envelope and mailing them back to us. Hey, Arizona--I have plenty of money to keep buying copies of my own books to send out, so please, by all means, donate them. Thanks. I have to say this is the first time I've ever had a search description tell me what happens to the books I send them--I've never had books mailed back to me. I like to imagine that's because even though I didn't get the job, the faculty has really fallen in love with my book, passing its increasingly-tattered pages from professor to professor. At least with Arizona State, I know it'll be 'donated' to somebody in need rather than, say, tossed in the trash.

Asbury University (KY) - TT Assistant Professor, FictionEdit

Full-time tenure track Creative Writing-Fiction position in Department of English beginning Fall 2014. Ph.D. in Creative Writing with an emphasis in fiction or an MFA in fiction with substantial publication record. Preparation and experience teaching freshman composition and general education core literature courses also needed.

Candidate will teach a broad range of creative writing courses, as well as freshman composition and general core literature courses. May be asked to help current faculty develop and teach in an MFA program. Teaching load is 12 hours each semester, with optional summer teaching available. Compensation is competitive and dependent upon education and experience.  Benefits include retirement (TIAA/CREF) and insurance plans.

Candidates must give evidence of an evangelical Christian commitment, and be in harmony with the University’s Statement of Faith and Mission. Asbury University welcomes applicants with culturally diverse backgrounds. Asbury University is located in Kentucky’s scenic Bluegrass region, fifteen minutes south of Lexington. The English Department takes pleasure in its friendly and supportive atmosphere and supports strong and active programs in literary studies, creative writing, and ESL. A yearly budget for professional travel is included. With a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality, Asbury University is ranked fourth among regional colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report.

Letters expressing interest, personal curriculum vita, and a 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

http://www.asbury.edu/offices/human-resources/jobs/wilmore/20798

Chronicle (posted 12/3/13)

Deadline: Applications will be considered immediately. [posted 12/2]

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • --Any update here?

Brooklyn College, CUNY - Full or Assoc. Professor, Fiction - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure track position in the teaching of the craft of fiction, both in the Master of Fine Arts in Fiction program and in the undergraduate B.F.A. Candidates should be familiar with the expanded canon and in teaching a diversity of approaches, including experimental fiction. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work reflects an interest in inter-cultural contacts/conflicts/reconciliations. All appointments are subject to financial availability.

QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A. in hand and/or a record of publication commensurate with the rank of associate or full professor, and at least three years of teaching experience at the M.F.A. level.

COMPENSATION

Associate Professor: $68,024 - $82,299
Full Professor: $85,356 - $102,253

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

STEP ONE

To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" below. Applicants should upload their cover letter, curriculum vitae and supporting documentation (published story or novel chapter) in doc, pdf or rft format.

STEP TWO

All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders as described below.

Please go to http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/hrref/?50 and enter the contact information for three (3) recommenders. The online system will automatically send your recommenders a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact HR at 718-951-5131. CLOSING DATE: Open until filled with the review of application to begin October 15, 2013.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

Link to CUNY Job site - see also Ad at InsideHigherEd

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/20, 1 (3/5).

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Hire made, according to "Who Got What" section below]

NOTES:  

  • Anyone know whether there is an inside candidate for this position?
  • With an October 15th deadline, why haven't there been any acknowledgmts/requests for additional materials/preliminary interviews scheduled yet? Has anyone heard back from CUNY at all?
  • October 15th was not a deadline, but when the review would begin. That said, it is curious that no one had heard anything from them. 
  • They are aggressively courting name-brand writers for this job. Most likely there are things happening under the radar.

Guilford College  - TT Asst. Professor, FictionEdit

Guilford College seeks a writing generalist to teach a range of courses including first-year writing, contemporary fiction, and creative writing (primarily fiction) starting August 2014 in a tenure-track position. The ideal candidate will also design and teach cross-listed courses in Guilford’s interdisciplinary programs. Applicants with a substantial publication record and Ph.D. preferred. Guilford is a selective coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1837 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) with approximately 1,200 traditional and Early College students and 1,100 students enrolled in Continuing Education. The College seeks applications representative of diversity based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, ethnicity, religion, national origin, career and life experiences, socio-economic background, geographic roots; it also seeks them from members of the Society of Friends. EOE/AA.

Submit cover letter, CV, and statement of educational philosophy with application online only at http://guilford.peopleadmin.com. Additional materials (writing sample, transcripts, letters of recommendation) may be requested later.

Deadline: Sept. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/2- mail

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Generalist 2014

Didn't see this one posted anywhere and they are only taking appplications for one month. Given that they want a PhD, my money is on this inside hire, the only visiting prof with a PhD: www.mylenedressler.com/about.html

Yes. The current VAP fits the job ad perfectly and is teaching a Fall 2013 course load very similar to the one described in the ad (all of the courses match, except GC isn't offering fiction this fall). The VAP also appears to be settled in Greensboro and has three books (re: "substantial publications"). This one looks to be in the bag, which probably explains the short window and lack of a national ad. We need to be more vigilant this year about spotting these ads--they're pretty obvious after you've been on the market once or twice--so folks know going in that they'll probably waste valuable time tailoring documents that could be used to work on apps for legitimate searches. 


Thanks so much for the insight. I'm glad not to have wasted my time with this one.

Ditto. I'm also very glad not to have wasted valuable time. And I'm disappointed in a college that I once respected a lot. Thank you for the heads up. 

Why are you disappointed? It's very nice to see colleges creating tenure-line jobs for existing instructors. I wish more colleges would do that, including my own. 

You're certainly right that it's nice to see. It would also be nice if there were a way to not waste everyone's time and resources on what amounts to a job promotion.

It may be part of the university's HR policy to post all jobs internally and externally for positions like this. 

They gave a short window for applications and requested very little up front. You don't even have to waste money on postage if you decide to apply despite the speculation. I would say that this was a pretty fair way of handling an insider candidate--if it is even an insider candidate. I'm all for departments that are willing to create tenure-line postions instead of keeping dedicated faculty members in adjunct hell. And yes, most university HR policies require positions to be advertised nationally.

Indiana University Northwest - Two TT Asst. Profs. of English (both incl. Fiction as secondary field)Edit

Oklahoma State University - TT Asst. Prof. (Fiction) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Tenure-track position in Creative Writing-Fiction. 2-2 teaching load beginning August 2014. Appropriate terminal degree, appropriate credentials, significant national publication, and demonstrated teaching excellence required. Additional publication and teaching expertise in creative non-fiction desirable. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. OSU offers the BA, MA, and the PhD in English with emphasis in creative writing. For further information on the department see our webpage at http://english.okstate.edu.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2013. We will continue, however, to accept and consider applications until the position has been filled. Email with subject line "Fiction Writer" letter of application, cv, writing sample, and dossier, including three letters of recommendation and transcript to English.information@okstate.edu. This position is contingent upon availability of funding. Oklahoma State University is an AA/EEO/E-Verify employer committed to diversity. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/18 Skype interview scheduled

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES:

The other position they were advertising at the same time last year, the Visiting Associate (or was it assistant?) Professor of Fiction one, has long since been filled. No rejection message sent. Given the fact that most of the VAPs hired are recent OSU PhD program alumni, it seems like a insider position.

  • The above isn't entirely accurate. The Fiction VAP job was for the 2013/2014 academic school year, as an interim sort of deal, while a proper search was conducted for next year. As far as I heard, no recent OKstate alumni applied to or were considered for either position, though the TT position was filled a while back. Of course the VAP for the 2013/2014 year (who had no prior affiliation with the school) was in the mix for the TT position, but either wasn't offered or didn't accept the position (I'm not sure which). [posted 4/26]
  • What's the story with the four or so visiting professor positions they have? All but one are taken up by OSU alumni. Info about visiting professors comes from the department assistant.
  • I'm not sure to what you're referring. This past year there were close to 30 VAP's, with 5-6 holding degrees from OKState. If you're talking about the VAP's who list Creative Writing as an area of emphasis, that's all it really is. The form VAP's are given to fill out asks for their primary area of study in their Ph.D. programs, so it really has nothing to do with what they teach. So, of the 4-5 folks who list Creative Writing as a specialization on the VAP page, only a couple of them have ever taught creative writing as a VAP. And one of those was the visiting professor brought in while the full search was conducted. 

Providence College (RI) -- TT Asst. Professor -- Fiction - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of English at Providence College invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) specializing in fiction writing commencing August 2014. A terminal degree (MFA or PhD) and strong publication record are required. In addition, candidates must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, and a willingness to be active in service to the college and the community.

Successful candidate will be expected to teach fiction workshops, literature and writing courses, and may serve as advisor of our student-run literary journal, The Alembic.

Providence College is a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, Catholic institution of higher education conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its Mission. Committed to fostering academic excellence, the College provides a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College is committed to upholding an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. An AA/EOE, the College especially encourages the applications of women and persons of color.

Link: Chronicle of Higher Ed

See also HigherEdJobs.com

Applicants must apply on-line at the College career site (https://careers.providence.edu) and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and the names and email addresses of three reference providers who can submit a letter of recommendation. Address inquiries to E.C.Osondu, Chair, Fiction Writing Search Committee, Department of English, Providence College, Providence, RI 02918. If applicants prefer to use a dossier service such as Interfolio, information may be emailed directly to Janet Masso in the Department of English at jmasso@providence.edu. Application deadline is November 1, 2013.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:10/24-email

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/7 via email (X4). 

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview scheduled 12/4 phone x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • They have scheduled campus visits. [posted 02/04]

Purdue University (IN) - Associate Professor of English - Creative Writing, Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Creative Writing—Fiction at the level of associate professor. Successful candidates will hold an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing; have published at least one book from a national press; show evidence of a strong ongoing record of publication; and have experience teaching creative writing at the university level. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who bring international and/or cross-cultural perspectives to their work or candidates who work in a second genre.

Teaching load is 2-2 and will consist of graduate and undergraduate creative writing courses. The successful candidate will also serve as reader or adviser for M.F.A. and honors theses, mentor M.F.A. students as teachers, and serve on the creative writing program committee as well as other departmental, college, or university committees. Starting date for this position is August 18, 2014. Applicants must apply online at the Interfolio online application site listed above: a complete application includes a cover letter, a CV, a recent writing sample (20-25 pages), and at least three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications begins on October 25, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries should be directed to Professor Janet Alsup, Associate Head of the Department of English: jalsup@purdue.edu. A background check is required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22342

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: review begins Oct. 25

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): phone 11/26 [also see NOTES below]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: YES 03/05

Offer accepted:

  • [Hire noted in "Who Got What" section]

NOTES:

Just curious, but why would a school of this caliber, with a program as reputable as it is (top 20 - 25, I think), choose to conduct its first interviews via phone? That goes against all logic. I'm not saying that the person claiming to have gotten a phone interview is not telling the truth, but maybe (especially if they've had the phone interview by now), they could shed light on the nature of the interview and why it would be conducted in this manner and not in person at MLA (for which Purdue reimburses interviewee costs, per MLA website). Any insight? Has anyone else been given a phone interview?

  • I'm not the one who originally posted, but I, too, did have a phone interview, so that is how they're conducting initial interviews. I don't know why--it could be for a lot of reasons--faculty on the search committee traveling over the break, etc. They have an excellent visiting associate in fiction there now who very well fits the job description, so that may or may not be a factor. At any rate, the interview was handled very professionally.
  • OP here again. Yes, they do have an excellent VAP, but this position is for an Associate Prof, which means, of course, the person must already have tenure. As highly lauded as their VAP is, she is very much just getting started and not remotely tenurable at this point. Surely they wouldn't promote someone with such little teaching experience based upon the reception of her debut? Maybe they would. Anyway, thanks for filling me in. And good luck with the rest of the process.
  • I applied for a job there several years back and they did initial phone interviews then too. I believe that is how their department manages searches.

Purdue University (IN) Advanced-Associate or Professor of English/Creative Writing (Fiction) and Director of the M.F.A Program - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Purdue University invites applications for a nationally distinguished fiction writer with an interest in serving as director of our program, which offers a B.A. and an M.F.A in Creative Writing. This position is tenure/tenure-track, at the level of advanced-associate or full professor. Successful candidates will hold an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing, have a significant record of work published by well-regarded publishers/presses, show evidence of ongoing publication, and demonstrate a strong record of teaching excellence. Ability to publish and teach in a second genre and prior administrative experience related to directing a creative writing program are welcome assets. Regular teaching load is 2-2, and will consist of graduate and undergraduate creative writing courses; the program director is typically granted a one-course teaching reduction per year. The successful candidate will also serve as reader or adviser for M.F.A. theses, mentor M.F.A. students as teachers, serve as faculty adviser to Sycamore Review, and lead the creative writing program committee, as well as serve on other departmental, college, or university committees. Starting date for this position is August 18, 2014.

Applicants must apply online at the Interfolio online application site listed above: a complete application includes a cover letter, a CV, a recent writing sample (20-25 pages), syllabi for two courses, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications begins on October 25, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries should be directed to Professor Janet Alsup, Associate Head of the Department of English: jalsup@purdue.edu. A background check is required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22341

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: review begins Oct. 25

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes [posted 2/13]

Offer accepted:Yes

NOTES:

SUNY New Paltz - TT Asst. Professor of Creative Writing in Fiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at SUNY New Paltz invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in Fiction position beginning in Fall 2014.

Duties: Teaching undergraduate creative writing workshops and genre craft courses; publishing and directing creative work; and helping to establish graduate program in writing.

Qualifications: Candidates must have M.F.A. or Ph.D. and minimum of one book (novel or short story collection) with national or university press. Secondary genre is desirable (creative nonfiction, experimental forms, new media).

Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Please send letters of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, two chapters from the novel or two stories from the collection to creativewriting@newpaltz.edu. Please note Search F13-21 on all materials submitted.

Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled. Priority given to applications received by 11/1/13.

Other important information about this vacancy: Recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs, New Paltz is a highly-selective comprehensive public college of about 7,800 students, offering a variety of undergraduate as well as some graduate degree programs. New Paltz is located 80 miles north of New York City, at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, with easy access to the City and to nearby cultural and recreational amenities.

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report ("Clery Report") at http://www.newpaltz.edu/police/securityact.html.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/31. 11/29 mail

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype, 11/11 x4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Email, (12/5) 1

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

This position was deleted from HigherEdJobs.com the same day it was posted.

  • Update: job reappeared on 09/27/13. Link and ad copy have been updated above.

Q: Anyone know the teaching load?

SUNY Purchase - TT Asst. Professor, Fiction-Writing - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Creative Writing Program at Purchase College, SUNY, is seeking an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in fiction writing. Applicants with expertise and interest in a second field (creative non-fiction, poetry, the graphic novel) and an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration are especially welcome to apply. The Creative Writing program offers an undergraduate major. Teaching responsibilities include beginning and advanced courses in the major and a general education course. A senior project is a college-wide requirement and signature feature of the Purchase curriculum. Therefore, potential for publishing high quality work and a passion for working closely with students on their writing are essential.

Purchase College is an undergraduate institution located 25 miles north of New York City. Because it houses a unique combination of Liberal Arts and Sciences majors and Arts Conservatory programs, our faculty and staff are committed to inspiring an appreciation for both intellectual and artistic talent in all students. Purchase is ranked by US News in the Top 10 public US liberal arts colleges and is among the Best 376 Colleges by Princeton Review.

Successful candidates are required to possess a terminal degree in Creative Writing, with an emphasis on fiction. Candidates are required to have teaching experience and potential for publishing high quality work, and contribute to general education.

Candidates are required to complete an online application and attach a CV, cover letter, statements of interests and teaching philosophy (attach as one document under Teaching Philosophy) and representative publications (attach as 'Other Document 1'). In addition, applicants are required to identify three (3) references who can be contacted via email for a letter of recommendation.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Purchase College is an AA/EEO employer. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the University's current campus security policies. Purchase College's Annual Security Report is available at http://www.purchase.edu/Departments/UniversityPolice/clery.aspx

Online App. Form: https://jobs.purchase.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Application Due: 11/15/2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): Form rejection 2 (email) 1/10

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 11/26

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: 

A salary range of 53-58K is listed on HigherEdJobs.com. Low for area with ridiculous COL (Westchester Co.). Good luck "purchasing" a home there on that salary.

Many Purchase faculty commute from NYC, northern New Jersey, the Hudson River Valley, and Western Connecticut, as opposed to living in Westchester proper. One of the perks of the posiiton is that it enables a faculty member to live in New York City if they so choose.

--Does anybody know what a "statement of interests" is?  Do they mean teaching interests?

--Hi, I interpreted it as a statement of research/teaching interests. I split it down the middle.

Trinity College (Connecticut) -- Asst. Professor of English -- Fiction Writer - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

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. PhD or MFA, publications, and teaching experience required. We particularly welcome applications from affirmative action and minority candidates. Teaching load is 2/2 for the first two years (and 3/2 thereafter) with a one-semester leave every fourth year. Competitive salary and benefits, plus a start-up expense fund.

Please submit a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation by November 1 on https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/. Writing samples should be sent 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.

Deadline: Nov 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1 (3/19, email)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):  12/13 x 3 (MLA)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 [posted 1/16]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Anyone know their timeline? MLA interviews would probably be scheduled soon, no? A: Yes, now done.

University of Arkansas - TT Asst. Professor of Fiction Writing - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville is a comprehensive doctoral research institution. A member of the University of Arkansas System, the University enrolls over 24,000 students. The University is located in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, one of the nation's most scenic areas with a thriving economy.

Annual Salary: The salary range will be based upon the qualifications of the successful candidate.

Minimum Requirements: 1. At least one published book of fiction (may be under contract) 2. An MFA or PhD in creative writing or literature 3. Proof of legal authority to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications: 1. Specialization in writing literary fiction 2. Publications in creative nonfiction, screenwriting, or literary translation 3. Prior teaching experience

Job Duties: 1. Teach a 2/2 load (four courses per year, on a two-semester system). 2. Publish regularly. 3. Direct MFA and undergraduate theses, help select incoming MFA applicants, serve on departmental and/or college committees.

Where To Apply? Submit a cover letter, a copy of a published book, a resume, and two or more letters of recommendation to: Hiring Committee, Programs in Creative Writing & Translation, 333 Kimpel Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, by November 15, 2013. Initial interviews may be held via Skype; on-campus visits will be conducted in January 2014.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received: x1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): By mail, 2/28. 

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype x1

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 via phone [posted Feb. 12]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Hire made, according to "Who Got What" section below]

NOTES:

Wasn't this gig posted last year? What happened, anyone know?

Q: Anybody heard anything here?

  • Their website states that they are Skype interviewing 10 candidates and will be bringing the top 3 in for campus interviews.

Q: Clarify campus interview x1 via phone [posted Feb. 12]

  • I was told via e-mail, approximately the same day, that the committee had been delayed and had made no decisions. I also understand that the campus has been closed for a couple of weeks due to weather. Please clarify the above campus interview. It has indeed been scheduled--really and truly?
  • Hi. Yes. Campus interviews have been scheduled. My guess is that they don't want to lose your candidacy in case first-round candidates don't work out. 
  • Q: Is it typical that they leave hanging the candidates they don't immediately select for a campus interview? Forgive my ignorance; this is my first rodeo for TT CW jobs.
  • A: They usually wait until contracts are signed to reject (if they ever do at all).

University of California, Riverside - TT Assistant Professor in Noir Prose - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the level of assistant professor in Noir Prose with interest in Narrative History & Theory. Position includes undergraduate and graduate teaching, 4.5 courses per year on the quarter system, thesis supervision and standard non-teaching duties. Requirements: MFA or PhD, at least one full-length book, strong teaching experience. The successful candidate must be committed to teaching effectively at all levels, including graduate mentoring. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Position begins July 1, 2014. For further information about the department, see our web page at: http://www.creativewriting.ucr.edu/

UC Riverside is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Link to Apply: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00010

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Dec. 10, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/17 skype

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Chicago – Non-TT Asst. Professor of Practice - Fiction Writing - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University of Chicago Department of English and Program in Creative Writing invite applications for a non-tenured track appointment as Assistant Professor of Practice in Fiction Writing. This appointment is expected to start in academic year 2014-2015. We look for an early-career colleague with a record of significant fiction publication, at least one book or equivalent. Applicants should show evidence of talent and commitment as a teacher, and enthusiasm for shaping the future of a young and ambitious creative writing program in a major research university. Some publications engaging the history, criticism, or theory of fiction writing would be desirable. MFA or PhD required. The position is contingent upon final budgetary approval and is renewable based upon satisfactory review, with an opportunity for subsequent promotion.

For more information: http://academiccareers.uchicago.edu

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, reference contact information, and a 20-30 page writing sample electronically to the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities web site at http://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, requisition number 01833. In addition, one hard copy of the cover letter, CV, reference contact information, and 20-30 page writing sample should be sent to: John Wilkinson, Chair, Committee on Creative Writing, The University of Chicago, 935 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637

For full consideration, applications should be received before midnight Central Time on November 5, 2013. No materials will be accepted after this date.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

AWP Job List - see also HERC

Deadline: Nov. 5, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x2 11/25

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 

  • [Hire made according to "Who Got What" below]

NOTES:

  • Two questions: any idea what the teaching load is? And, is this a re-post of the position that was posted last year? 
  • What is the difference between a non-tenure track assistant professor and, say, a full time instructor or lecturer?
  • I think in this particular case (comparing this position to the UChicago lecturer job posted below) the NTT Asst. Professor contract sounds like it can be renewed indefinitely with satisfactory performance, while the Lecturer position is limited to a 3 yr. only appointment.
  • ----U of C doesn't have TT positions for creative writers. It doesn't matter who you are or what your creditionals might be. There is no TT at this school. So this is their equivalent, essentially... And, yes, this is a re-posting.
    • Thanks for answering my question. Any word on why they're re-posting the position? Last year's Wiki notes a successful hire. (And if you know what the course load is that would also be helpful.) 
  • It seems like this position is advertised every year, similar to the Princeton Lecturership. I know Princeton posts a recurring ad for mere HR purposes--they actively recruit who they want. I wouldn't be surprised if Chicago does same, given its profile and location and the temporary nature of the job.

University of Colorado Denver - TT Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing (Fiction) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, specialization in Fiction. Position begins August 1, 2014.

The applicant should have a demonstrated interest in teaching Creative Writing in an undergraduate program and interest in working with students in editing our literary journal, Copper Nickel. The teaching load is 2/2. Classes will include fiction workshops at all levels and opportunities to teach fiction forms and special topics in creative writing.

The downtown campus is located in the heart of the city’s commercial, cultural and recreational district. Its location in downtown Denver attracts a diverse population, comprising primarily commuters, many of whom are non-traditional students. This diversity is enriched by our commitment to a philosophy of inclusion, embedded in all aspects of campus life from its community members, curriculum, research and community service, allowing for the creation of a learning environment that welcomes, embraces, sustains and celebrates the unique and shared experiences of faculty, staff and students.

Applications are accepted electronically at http://www.jobsatcu.com, refer to job posting F00802

Review of applications begins November 1, 2013 and continues until the position is filled.

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/pbs/



https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/73289

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/12 x 2

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/11 (Skype) x 2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Hire made, according to "Who Got What" section below]

NOTES:

  • The job's web site suggests that a PhD is preferred. 

University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu - TT Asst. Professor, Creative Writing (Fiction)Edit

Title: Assistant Professor (English)

Position Number: 0088832

Hiring Unit: University of Hawaii - West Oahu

Location: Kapolei

Date Posted: June 18, 2014

Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins July 18, 2014

Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Monthly Type: 9 Month

Tenure Track: Tenure

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Other Conditions: Appointment to begin August 2014.

Duties and Responsibilities: The University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English with a specialty in Creative Writing (Fiction). Responsibilities include: Teaching lower division Rhetoric and Composition classes; lower and upper-division Literature courses; lower and upper division Creative Writing courses. Maintaining active scholarship and/or demonstrated Creative Writing endeavors. Participation in faculty service and governance. Collaboration with administrators and faculty throughout UH West O‘ahu.

Minimum Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in English (with an emphasis in Creative Writing) from an accredited college or university. Evidence of active research and/or creative pursuits, including published fiction. Evidence of excellent upper and lower division teaching in Composition, Creative Writing, and Modern British Literature.

Desirable Qualifications: Proven ability to teach African-American literature. Ability to teach postcolonial literature. Ability to integrate web-based technology in composition courses. Excellent communication and collaboration skills and demonstrated leadership. Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural setting. Experience teaching diverse populations.

To Apply: Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vita, statements of teaching and administrative philosophy, three letters of reference and copies of official transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of hire), course evaluations within the past two years; writing sample (30 page maximum) by email as MS Word or PDF file attachments to uhwoacad@hawaii.edu. Please be sure to include the position title and number, if applicable, in the subject line. Copies of selected publications are also encouraged and may be requested during search process. If ABD, submit a letter from the committee chair attesting that all degree requirements will be met by August 1, 2014. Application materials may also be mailed to the address below. Please redact out references to social security numbers and birth date on transcript copies. All items become the property of the University of Hawaii-West O‘ahu and will not be returned.

Inquiries: Dr. Stan Orr; sorr@hawaii.edu

http://workatuh.hawaii.edu/Jobs/NAdvert/19641/2756900/1/postdate/desc

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins July 18, 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Iowa, Iowa Writers' Workshop - Associate or Full Professor of FictionEdit

The Writers' Workshop seeks a fiction writer for a position on its permanent faculty, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Candidates should have a distinguished record of publication, including at least one book of fiction, as well as enthusiasm for and substantial experience in teaching, preferably at the graduate level. A generous interest in the work of talented student writers is essential. Start date is Fall, 2014. We will consider splitting the position: two individuals, each at half-time. Qualified candidates should apply online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu (Requisition #63231) 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 1, 2013. 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. 

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received: x3

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard anything from University of Iowa? Wouldn't they have scheduled at least an initial interview by now?

University of Kentucky - TT Asst. Professor, Fiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Creative Writing—Fiction. Secondary emphasis in Creative Nonfiction is desirable. Significant publishing record and evidence of strong teaching required.

The teaching load is two courses per semester and will consist of graduate and undergraduate creative writing courses. The successful candidate will teach a multi-genre graduate writing workshop, teach graduate and undergraduate fiction and multi-genre courses, serve on thesis committees, and contribute service to the department.

Applications should include cover letter, CV, a writing sample of 20-25 pages, teaching statement, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications begins November 15, 2013.

The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22983

MLA JIL 09/20/13

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview x1

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 [posted 1/14]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Minnesota - TT Asst. Prof. - Fiction - VIDEO INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

WE'RE LOOKING FOR CREATIVE WRITING PROFESSORS: The Department of English at the University of Minnesota invites applications for these assistant professorships:

(1) Approved Hire for Assistant Professor of Creative Writing -- Creative Nonfiction
(2) Possible Hire for Assistant Professor of Creative Writing -- Fiction

Both tenure-track, 2/2 course load, beginning fall semester 2014. Required qualifications: (1) Terminal degree in Creative Writing (MA, MFA, or PhD) or English (PhD), in hand by July 1, 2014; (2) one volume in primary specialization (literary nonfiction or fiction) published with a national press; (3) college/university-level teaching experience. Preferred qualifications: experience/expertise in other creative genres (e.g. poetry, drama, screenwriting) and/or editing/publishing; evidence of potential for continued success as a published writer; ability to work with graduate students individually and to direct MFA theses; and ability to teach courses in undergraduate creative writing and literature.

The university expects faculty members to continue to publish, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, and contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession. Applicants must apply online at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp requisition #185848 On-line applications can begin on August 12. Provide a cover letter, a CV, 20-25 pages of literary nonfiction or fiction, and syllabi for two courses taught. To be assured full consideration, deadline is Oct 14. Selected applicants will be contacted at a later date for 3 letters of recommendation, published book, and for preliminary interviews via Skype. The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: Oct. 14, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:  10/25

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):  11/21 (google video) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

• Interview scheduled for the nonfiction or fiction position?

  • Fiction

University of Puget Sound - Asst. Professor of Creative Writing, Fiction - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Full-time, tenure-line position beginning Fall 2014.

The Department of English at the University of Puget Sound seeks a colleague for a tenure-line position in Creative Writing (Fiction) with the demonstrated ability to teach in an area of theoretical or transnational emphasis. In particular, we welcome applicants with a specialization in Queer literature/theory, Literatures of the Americas, or Literatures of Africa.

Responsibilities:

Standard teaching assignment is three courses per semester.

The successful candidate will generally teach introductory and advanced courses in fiction writing, courses in literature, and first-year writing across the curriculum (expository writing).

The successful candidate can expect to teach and develop courses for majors and non-majors (in the university’s core curriculum), bringing a critical and reflective approach to pedagogy.

Student advising and other departmental and university governance duties are required.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. (ABD considered) in English with a publication record in fiction writing. A record of successful teaching. Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education required.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Assistant Professor

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.

Application Deadline: The deadline for receipt of applications, including all supporting materials, is October 28, 2013. Interviews will occur at MLA in Chicago in January 2014.

LINK to Apply

Deadline: Oct. 28

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:  11/26x4

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview scheduled 12/14 x 2 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14 x 2

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/20

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES:

I don't know who accepted the position, but the chair indicated in her phone call (rejection) that the position was offered to and accepted by another candidate. [posted 2/21]

Does anyone know whether this job was designed for their VAP? It seems like a great school, but having dedicated a lot of time and energy last year to an interview for a job that went to the inside candidate, I'm a little leery of participating if this is the case. 

  • If they're going to the time and expense of MLA interviews, it seems highly unlikely that they're simply planning on handing the job over to an inside candidate. It's just too much of a hassle. Put that concern out of your mind and do your best at the interview. [12/16]

University of Wisconsin - Madison - TT Asst. Professor, Fiction - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a fiction writer at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track). We welcome applications from writers with excellent records of publication, teaching, and service. Candidates with administrative and fund-raising experience, and qualifications in a secondary genre (poetry, creative non-fiction, screen writing), are preferred. The successful candidate will teach four courses per academic year, and participate fully in all activities of the creative writing program, including serving in rotation as one of the directors of the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate components.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received no later than September 15, 2013. Apply online, per the guidelines below.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A criminal background check will be required prior to start of appointment. UW-Madison is an EOE/AA employer.

Applicants who meet the above qualifications should prepare the following materials, to be uploaded as a single pdf document: (1) A letter of application. (2) A curriculum vitae. (3) the names and email addresses of 3 individuals who can provide letters of recommendation (please do not have the letters sent to us at this time; we will collect these letters if and when we wish to review them). (4) A statement of teaching philosophy. (5) A writing sample (in fiction) up to thirty pages in length. (6) One or two sample syllabi, for courses you have taught or would like to teach.

Additional materials—including letters of recommendation and teaching evaluations—may be requested from some applicants at a later date. Please do not include them in your application at this time.

If you do not know how to merge pdfs into a single document, we recommend the online utility pdfmerge.com. After you have compiled all of the above materials into a single pdf using pdfmerge.com or another utility, please visit http://creativewriting.wisc.edu/submissions and upload your application using the form in the center of the page. For the "genre" option, be sure to select "Fiction Faculty Position." Once you have successfully uploaded your application, you may return to http://creativewriting.wisc.edu/submissions, and log in using the form on the left of that page, to confirm that your application has been received. If you have any trouble with the application process, or questions, please contact Creative Writing Program Administrator Sean Bishop at sbbishop@wisc.edu.

http://creativewriting.wisc.edu/job.html

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Sept. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 9/23 requested letters x4

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES:

  • Replacement for Lorrie Moore
  • Q: I was asked for additional materials in September but haven't heard anything since. Does anyone have an update on this position?
  • I'm in the same boat.  I'm guessing that the search has moved on. x2
  • Danielle Evans has been announced as the new hire.

Wake Forest University (NC) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing, Fiction) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’S Department of English seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track position in Creative Writing (Fiction), at the level of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2014. The ideal candidate would have a terminal degree in creative writing (MFA or PhD), demonstrated expertise in teaching fiction workshops and in curriculum development, and a significant record of publications. Responsibilities include teaching fiction 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 consolidate a recently inaugurated Creative Writing minor. Salary is competitive. Position begins July 1, 2014. Initial interviews will be conducted at MLA convention.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top thirty national universities. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html. For information about the Department of English, go to www.wfu.edu/english.

Applicants should apply on-line at https://wakejobs.silkroad.com, A cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Scott Klein, Chair, Department of English. Also submit on-line your vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample (maximum of 30 pages). Three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent via email by the recommender or dossier service to english@wfu.edu. Applications and other materials must be submitted no later than October 25 at 5:00 pm. EOE/AA

Questions about the application process may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to english@wfu.edu .

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Job Announcement

Deadline: Oct. 25

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/22/14

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 

  • MLA x1 scheduled 11/21

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: I found out through a very nice rejection. <--- To the person who wrote this: did you learn that all of the campus interviews had been scheduled, or that you had not been selected for one? ---> Both.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Hire made, according to "Who Got What" section below]

NOTES:

Western Michigan University - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing-Fiction - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Western Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track academic year position in Creative Writing (Fiction), to begin August, 2014, at the rank of Assistant Professor, pending budgetary approval. We are seeking a fiction writer to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, mentor graduate students in fiction at the MFA and PhD levels, engage in research/creative activities, and serve on Creative Writing and other departmental committees. A terminal degree in Creative Writing is required, with a PhD degree preferred. The applicant should have published at least one book, must have a proven record of excellence in undergraduate teaching as well as a strong promise for excellence in graduate teaching, and have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package. WMU is home to Third Coast Literary Magazine, New Issues Press, Comparative Drama, and The Gwen Frostic Reading Series. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activity. Western Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable federal and state laws and University policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Visit http://www.wmich.edu/hr/careers-at-wmu.html to apply.

AWP job list 3-13-14

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: early May, after Skype interview

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype, requested 4/22

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Does it seem strange that such a prestigious program would open a big hire so late in the season and doesn't have a closing date on the position? Anyone know what the deal is? For a hire who is expected to teach graduate classes, you'd think they would have filled in with a one-year position and opened a fresh search in the fall to get the best candidates. Inside candidate? 

  • As I recall they did the same thing the last time they hired a fiction writer (who wasn't an inside hire).
  • No inside hire. Likely because of how high a priority the Dean's office deems the search, they want it to be done immediately and not put off until fall.

Winthrop University (SC) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Winthrop University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing/Fiction to begin August 2014. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the equivalent of four courses each semester, some courses in the Touchstone Core and freshman and sophomore writing, as well as upper-division and graduate courses in the area of the candidate's specialty including contemporary literature. The successful candidate will provide leadership and vision while collaborating with current faculty to develop emergent initiatives and programs. To learn more about Winthrop U. and the Department of English, please visit http://winthrop.edu/english and our Flickr stream, http://flic.kr/ps/2khYKK

Required qualifications include: 1) an MFA in creative writing, or PhD in English/Creative Writing, 2) demonstrated record of strong college-level teaching and mentoring, 3) evidence of at least one published book, or an emerging record of significant publication, and 4) experience teaching workshop courses and introductory writing.

Candidates must have the MFA or PhD in-hand by August 1, 2014.

To apply, please submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, and 3) three letters of recommendation/reference. These application materials must be submitted electronically to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3651.

Application review will begin December 20, 2014; if not filled, every week thereafter until search is closed. Initials interviews will be conducted at the MLA Conference in Chicago (January 10-12) or via Skype. A background check is required prior to employment. Winthrop University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23991

MLA JIL 11/22/13

Deadline: Dec. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):  phone (02/10) x 2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: [see NOTES]

Anyone know what the deal is with the short time period between the applications being due for Winthrop University and the dates of MLA? 

A: I'm guessing here, but it's a strong guess: this line was unanticipated and will replace a faculty member who died unexpectedly around mid-term.

Two questions: 1. Can anyone confirm that this is only open to fiction? I know the HR site says so, but the listing I saw didn't specify and the language of the ad seems to leave the door open. B. Anyone know when the ad was originally posted?

A: Pretty sure the job is only open to fiction. The line is replacing a fiction writer who passed away around mid-term (Google it). The ad was posted on 11/15 via MLA. The previous fiction writer died on 10/31.
Any update here?
I received a form, via email, that is to be filled out and returned by 2/14. It's not the typical HR form--it asks for applicant info (my application is complete). The email was automated and had "list" in the address. 
Any updates here? I got the same form a while back. They were due by Feb. 14, When were the phone interviews scheduled?
Note from SC via email on 2/27: "The Search Committee is still reviewing applicants and will be back in touch around March 15.  Thank you for the phone interview and for your interest in Winthrop University."
Thanks for the update. Damn, I thought I had a shot at this one.
Poster who said that campus interview have been scheduled, can you share more details?  I also got the e-mail saying we wouldn't hear back until 03/15.
An offer's been made and accepted, I'm afraid. I don't think the news is public yet, but it's done. 3/15 is probably the date by which they hoped to let folks know - that's what I'd guess, anyway.
Second the news of the offer being accepted. Just got the call. The deal is done. If you ain't the one signing papers, chin-up, dust-off, and get back out there. That's my plan at least.

POETRY: Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

Boston University - Professor of English and Creative Writing, and Director of Creative Writing (pref. Poet)Edit

English: The Creative Writing Program at Boston University seeks a person of national distinction, preferably a poet or poet-critic, to direct its MFA program and teach graduate-level poetry workshops. The credentials of the ideal candidate should include an advanced degree in creative writing and/or literature; a publication record suitable for appointment as Professor of the Practice of Poetry or Professor of English and Creative Writing at a research university; and demonstrated leadership ability and experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Send cover letter and vita by December 20, 2013, preferably as email attachments to ensearch@bu.edu, c/o Professor Bonnie Costello, Search Committee Chair. You can also send the material to Department of English, 236 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215. Boston University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 20

Acknowledgment received: X1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): got my rejection email 2/07/14

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Cleveland State University (OH) - TT Asst. Professor / Director of Poetry Center - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The English Department at Cleveland State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English, specializing in poetry writing, and serving as Director of the CSU Poetry Center, a literary press with a national reputation, for a tenure-track appointment beginning August 18, 2014. Teaching duties include undergraduate and MFA workshops and craft classes, as well as the direction of graduate creative writing theses. Duties also include close supervision of all Poetry Center book production and promotion activities, and supervision of graduate student staff.

This position is contingent upon maintaining existing levels of funding from the state.

Applicants must have at least one book of poetry published or under contract with a national press and an MFA or PhD in creative writing by August 1, 2014. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in publishing and/or editing with a nationally-distributed literary press or journal, and/or arts management background, and a demonstrated potential for teaching excellence. Applications: Applicants should apply online at: http://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52789 You will be asked to complete your name and contact information, and upload the following documents: (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vita, (c) statement of teaching philosophy, (d) a 15-page writing sample, (e) and contact information for three references willing to provide letters of recommendation. Please inform your reference providers that the University will be sending an email with instructions on how to upload reference letters. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2013.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA (request by email 12/17)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/ 21

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: position filled, via NEOMFA Facebook page

NOTES:

  • Any ideas on what the teaching load might be? C: Current VAP teaches a 3/3 (Thanks for response!)
  • I know the person who used to hold this position. I believe his teaching load was 1/1. Overseeing the press is a huge committment.  
  • Current VAP Interim Director does not teach a 3-3. The previous Director had a 1-1 load, but CSU went from a 4-credit-a-course school to a 3-credit a course school last year, so everyone's teaching load increased. I would anticipate a 2-1 load. The normal teaching load at the school was 2-2 and is now roughly 2-3, but the Director gets one course release a term (plus, in the past, a summer stipend).
  • Received unofficial confirmation that the position carries a 2-1 load and a potential summer stipend.
  • Any word?

Johns Hopkins University - TT Asst. Professor of Poetry - POSITION FILLEDEdit

We are seeking to fill an assistant professor position in poetry. Interested applicants should have at least one book of poetry published, and another near completion. Please note book title(s) and publisher(s) in your cover letter. Teaching responsibilities (two courses per semester) will include undergraduate and--eventually--graduate courses. Ability and experience in the teaching of writing and literature are requisite to the job. The Writing Seminars, one of the oldest graduate programs in creative writing, offers a two-year Master of Fine Arts degree in poetry and fiction, as well as an undergraduate major. Our program leans toward the aesthetic and intellectual--rather than genre and popular—ends of the literary spectrum.

Please submit cover letter and CV electronically via Interfolio using the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/22205

We will contact in the late fall those applicants whose books we would like sent to us.

Deadline: November 1, 2013

The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty. Women and minorities are especially invited to apply.

HERC

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received: x1; 9/3 X1

"Thank you for applying for the Assistant Professor in Poetry position. We will contact in the late fall those applicants whose books we would like sent to us. Sincerely, The Writing Seminars Johns Hopkins University"

Request for additional materials: e-mail requesting copy of book (11/21) x 13

Rejection (no interview): x8 (11/21)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): AWP Interview scheduled(1/13) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [heard second-hand at end of March that campus interviews have taken place for this job; offer is still pending (4/1)]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Hire made, according to "Who Got What" section below]

NOTES:

Wasn't this position advertised last year? Anyone know more info on this?

  • Yes, a similar search was run last year: LINK to 2013 Wiki
  • Does anyone have any insight about this hire? Last year, JH advertised for a TT Poet and a Tenured Poet. JH apparently filled the TT position with James Arthur, though I don't see him on the faculty page. The Tenured position was left empty last year, though I bet they received tons of applications. Why? And why is a TT position again being advertised? I supposed they could have called off the Tenured search and just decided to hire a TT person. But I'm just speculating. Insight?
  • I believe they hired James Arthur as a TT Assistant Prof. and David Yezzi as a Visiting Associate Prof.
  • Has anyone heard anything more from this since you were asked for additional materials 11/21?  Does anyone know if they are interviewing at MLA or somewhere later?
  • Haven't heard anything yet, no. Last year they apparently invited candidates at the end of January for interviews at AWP at the end of February.
  • Only ONE AWP interview scheduled after 13 reporting here that there were requests for additional materials?
  • [Comment removed per Wikia's Terms of Use]

Kansas State University - TT Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Poetry) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track position. M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing. Expertise in poetry writing required; secondary interest in another genre preferred. Five courses per year, primarily graduate and undergraduate in creative writing; possibility for other courses in literary study as well. Participation in departmental service expected. Successful candidates will have a strong publication record and evidence of excellence in the classroom. Commitment to diversity through pedagogy and course content required. Information about the department and university can be found at http://www.k-state.edu/english.

Apply via Interfolio ByCommittee or send letter of application, c.v., evidence of teaching effectiveness (sample syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy), and a list of graduate courses completed to Karin Westman, Head, English Dept., ECS Building, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. (Letters of reference and writing samples will be requested later.) Review of applications begins November 1, 2013 and continues until the position is filled. Background check required. Kansas State is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22770

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 10/14 X 2

Request for additional materials: 11/13 x 8

Rejection (no interview): 12/15 x 3

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview, 12/9

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [Campus Interview noted in header on 1/18]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Acceptance noted in header, 2/25]

NOTES:

  • Inside candidate. The visiting professor has all the published qualifications.  Note the description matches her department bio, particularly no book required.
  • Do you have it from firm sources that this is inside or are you inferring this to be the case? Because I have to say, I think it's a complete disservice to rumor-mongor.
  • Different poster, but I can confirm there is a highly qualified inside candidate. Other applicants will be given fair consideration. Just know what you're getting into. 
  • "We will begin reviewing applications on November 1. We will be in touch soon after that date if we require additional application materials."  --Karin Westman
  • Does anyone know if K-State will interview at MLA?

Lawrence University (WI) - Asst. Prof of Creative Writing (Poetry) and American Literature Before 1900 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Lawrence University English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in creative writing-poetry and American literature before 1900 to begin in the fall of 2014. Candidates must be prepared to teach introductory and advanced poetry workshops, as well as intermediate and advanced courses in American literature. Secondary teaching interests open but could include modernist and contemporary poetry or other areas. Responsibilities also include regular contributions to the freshman program and an ongoing commitment to scholarship or creative activity. Candidates should have either a PhD in creative writing or a PhD in literature and MFA or terminal MA in poetry. Teaching load is two courses in each of three ten-week terms.

Lawrence is a private, nationally ranked, liberal-arts college of about 1400 students and 120 faculty. Additional information about Lawrence and the department may be found at http://www.lawrence.edu/dept/english/.

For more information:

URL: http://www.lawrence.edu/dept/english/ Email: david.e.mcglynn@lawrence.edu

Send letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy, scholarly writing sample, and a 10-page selection of poetry to https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com by November 1, 2013. Applicants should also have letters of recommendation sent to search_english@lawrence.edu. Preliminary interviews conducted at MLA in January.

AA/EEO: Lawrence University encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in the English community.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 11/11

Request for additional materials: 12/9

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone + MLA [posted 12/9] x 2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 

  • [Acceptence posted 3/6]

NOTES:

Lincoln University (MO) - TT Asst. Professor (Creative Writing-Poetry) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

POSITION N5-114

This professor will primarily teach classes in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Poetry. Additional assignments will include teaching Composition. The teaching load is four courses per semester.

An MFA with emphasis in Poetry is required. Experience in teaching Composition is preferred.

Please submit completed LU application, cover letter, three letters of recommendation specific to this position and transcripts by March 31, 2014.

This is a tenure track position.

Application Information

Postal Address: Linda Welch, Human Resources, Lincoln University, 820 Chestnut, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Online App. Form: https://bluetigerportal.lincolnu.edu/web/human-resource-services/employment-application

Email Address: welchl@lincolnu.edu

Higheredjobs.com

Deadline: March 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): Skype, 4/17

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Montclair State University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing: Poetry - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

https://apply.interfolio.com/22305

Tenure track position in poetry-writing; secondary specialty in teaching fiction-writing or literature a plus. Must be qualified to teach basic to advanced poetry workshops. Candidates must also have published at least one book of poetry with a national press and demonstrate the ability to teach well in a diverse, multi-ethnic environment. Letter and CV by Nov. 1, 2013. Initial interviews will be done via video/Skype. Qualifications: PhD or MFA in English (with specialization in writing poetry) before September 1, 2014, actively publishing poetry in established venues, with a record of excellence in teaching. Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications. Montclair State University is New Jersey’s second largest university, located 14 miles from New York City. Montclair State University is an EO/AAI employer. Starting Date: Sept 1, 2014.

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/5 (by email) x4

Rejection (no interview): x12 (11/21)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): x3 (11/21, Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Scheduled (12/13)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 

  • [Hire made, according to "Who Got What" section below]

NOTES:

  • Inside candidate.
  • Any real, hard evidence there is an inside candidate? 
  • The department's website?
  • 230+ applicants (from rejection email).
  • Really human (if form) rejection, I thought. I appreciated that. X5
  • 3 books + PhD = not worth interviewing. X2 I feel for you buddy. I often look at faculty and wonder how it is that these people who have done so much less than me are making these decisions about my life. Guess they must just be a better "fit".  
  • Just want to echo the previous person: 5 books, MFA and Ph.D. and not even a request for more information.
  • We all need to stop counting books.  The work matters more than the number, as it should, in many people's eyes, and unless your books receive enough acclaim to make you a "poetry world household name," it doesn't necessarily help you to have more books.  I know someone who got a good 3-2 TT job in NY state last year with no books!  The "fit" issue is very real.
  • I'm deleting my original comment, because I don't appreciate being called "self-absorbed" when I was merely stating facts and also trying to inform others in the same boat of my situation. I am here to learn and share information not to be treated unprofessionally. 
  • Go ahead, toot your horn.  Tell us who you are even.  Then we'll all be impressed, or depressed, and march the courthouse.  More seriously, they could have viewed you as overqualified and unlikely to stay.  
  • If your letter smacked of the level of self-absorbtion of your post, you might have your answer right there.
  • In defense of the person above, if they are, say, C.D. Wright or Terrance Hayes or Harryette Mullen or Robert Hass, I think they have every right to be upset and surprised.  Of course, they are probably not, and it is not impossible that they may have an inflated sense of their own centrality in the poetry world.  But, let's give them the benefit of the doubt and appreciate their reportage.  
  • C2: You are right, the information is helpful. Sorry for the snark, but many of us on here have numerous books, diverse teaching, etc. These jobs aren't about who is the most accomplished writer or whose aesthetic we love most. If you scroll down thread, you'll notice the people getting the interviews spoke to the needs expressed in the ad. Multi cultural experience, diverse teaching resume, etc. it's not about our innate talents, but how we market ourselves to an employer. That comes through in our covers, philosophies, etc. A person with many books may be a train wreck of a teacher; a person with one or two may really click with students.
  • Since this hasn't been said, I'll point out that on your average hiring committee you may only have one or two "experts" in your specialization. The rest will be people from diverse areas of English studies. They may have no idea who you are in your field and these people will have strong voices in the decision-making process. So you may think your six books will get you the job, but the theorist, memoirist, or the rhet/comp scholar on the committee, may be more interested in whether your poetry is tackling Human Rights issues, hermeneutics, or something random that you have no interest in. Or they may be more interested in your teaching effectiveness because of the exciting classes you have (or haven't discussed) or your work as an advisor of student literary journals or any number of things. This speaks to the importance of writing a letter that is engaging to people beyond your poet circle. I personally have no idea who Wright, Hayes, or Mullen are.
  • I'll chime in since everybody's chiming in--man, there's a lot of action for what looks like a really mediocre job (a 4/4!). I think 'fit' is sometimes an aesthetic crutch, but it's also something that I don't think can easily be determined until somebody does an interview or campus visit. *Maybe* they hate your poetry, but I have a feeling your writing sample is less important for a job like this than you think, sadly. My money's on the job letter and what that says about you and their perception of whether or not they want to work with you. The longest CV doesn't win--I feel like people with long CVs want this to be the case despite evidence otherwise, but that the job letter is really the most important document when applying to a job like this one. There are things that can be gleaned from a job letter--like maybe a search committee hates your experimental poetry or whatever--but that fit is more about how a person will be perceived to fit in with a department. "Fit" is a nice way of saying "they like you" and "they think you're interesting." I think the number of books thing is a distraction--if you have five books, a PhD, and an MFA and don't have a tenure track job, maybe that is a red flag to them? Maybe they look around their department and see that nobody else has two terminal degrees and five books? I'm not saying it should be a red flag, but could it be? I also wonder if the longer one adjuncts the longer one is seen as 'damaged goods'? I'm not sure this is the case--more than likely they just didn't like you or your work, but if I was on the search committee and saw somebody with those credentials I would *have* to ask why on earth are they applying for a 4/4? I know the answers to these questions, but I wonder if search committees are a little sheltered about how bad the job market is. I also wonder if, given a pile of applications, if one book or twenty *really* matters all that much--for a job like this, they're looking primarily for a teacher, so once you've got the basic qualifications, it's all about the other stuff.
  • I, too, have worried about the "damaged goods" perception as well, particularly among faculty members who have no idea how touch the market is right now. I've had instructors who might struggle on the market these days. I had T-T job, left it to do a PhD, and now I'm adjuncting, and I'm thinking/worrying that SC might view my C.V. with a little perplexity and wonder why I left a T-T job, like perhaps I was fired or something when that wasn't the case.
  • That is a real bummer - I wonder if you might address that somehow in your cover letter?
  • I say this not in a mean-spirited way, so I hope nobody takes it that way, but has anybody noticed that the poetry jobs on this wiki are way more active than the fiction jobs? Are poets, as a population, just more amped up than fiction writers? More competitive? More desparate? 
  • The fit fallback is an aesthetic crutch. If you are a good teacher, have had books published by known presses and those books have been well reviewed, fit should not play any part. Fit simply justifies and propagates what is. It is a static and tired claim. I don’t need to log the places this assertion has been made before. You are a good peer, a good writer, a good teacher, and your books have been well read and reviewed, it should not matter the content of the books, as that has already been judged. Aim for a wide spectrum. Give students the opportunity to see possibilities. 
  • I agree that fit is perhaps an unfair fallback, but it is a reality.  But, I can't believe you just said this: "It should not matter the content of the books, as that has already been judged."  Thousands of poetry books get published every year, and most of them are terrible.  Or mediocre.  If I am on a committee, I am damn well going to evaluate the work. [added in response to comment below:  Yes, I agree about aesthetic diversity, and I actually like the best work from all genres.  The reality is that most programs/department have a far narrower band width, and people want colleagues that have overlapping sensibilities.]
  • What you took was not the whole quote, if the book has been well reviewed and you don’t like it, that should be neither here nor there. For example, I have a PhD and the tools to review, but I don’t like confessional poetry. I have yet to find an in with it that does not end in a negative review. However, this sort of poetry does exist. There are places that have reviewed it. Maybe those places that have revied it and undertand its context, more than me, could be the judge of its quality. Have they reviewed it well? Isn’t this something that my students should be exposed to? I take the same view with all sorts of poetry. There is room for all of us. The excuse of fit just allows a framework to continue unchallenged.
  • My God. "3 books + PhD not worth interviewing" - what am I up against?! I'm starting to feel foolish for having put together applications at all.
    • No you're not. Hang in there. It's tough out there, but all you can do is stay in the game.
    • Most of us are doomed. 
  • I realize this is higly subjective, but I am just curious about Montclair's reputation. Is it well known in NJ and the Northeast? I had never heard of it, which probably says more about me than the school. I guess its proximity to NYC explains its high number of applicants. Insight?
  • "High number of applicants"?  230 seems about average. x2 Yes, does not seem particularly high. < Point taken.
  • My friend from New Jersey had never heard of this school. From what I understand it's for Rutgers rejects. Also, MSU is not easy to reach from NYC unless you have a car and are willing to drive 20+ miles each way.
  • I'm among the rejected, but I think it's important to have a nuanced look at the realities. Landing these jobs is not merely based on one's accomplishments. In fact, I have a good friend who received a TT job last year who was rejected by small teaching institutions because they feared he would leave after a few years. So much of it has to do with being the right fit in a particular academic context and decided by concerns that no job applicant is privy to knowing or can control.
  • And this could be a case where extremely qualified applicants are dismissed in an effort to make a well-liked inside candidate more attractive by pitting his/her C.V. against weaker C.V.'s (no offense to those who are slated for interviews).  Or this could be a case where God hates (most of) us.
  • One of the folks who got asked for an interview, here. I have an MFA + book + literature PhD -- yes, one book.  One possibility is that they happened to like my poetry.  One possibility is that, sure, they might indeed be stacking the deck in favor of an inside candidate.  However, I've also taught both fiction-writing and literature, and I'm currently adjuncting at a state college with a very diverse student body, and I asked one of my recommenders, a colleague at the same school, to address that in her letter, just for jobs like this one that mention it, so they may be putting a lot of weight on that.  Try not to be too angry; this is my 4th year on the market, and the first interview I've gotten during the regular season, and the 4th ever.  Or if you want to be angry, be angry at the exploitative adjunct system in which most of us are trapped and the larger American culture that doesn't value literature enough for departments to be able to argue for more TT lines.
  • This job was not meant to be for me, but I really do wish you the best of luck. Thank you for posting. 
  • Another person (lucky bastard) asked for an interview, here—and I know someone else who was as well.  We both have more than one book with good presses and already have tenure-track jobs.  It is likely that out of the 260 applicants, 100 are probably perfectly qualified and that 25-50 are extremely qualified (multiple books and/or excellent presses plus significant teaching experience).  They can't interview them all, and every job is going to pick a different subset.  I think people are freaking out because this is the first one announced and because there are not many jobs this year, but wait and see; most likely, there will be some variety from one job to another.  Still, yes, the fact is that many qualified people are not going to get jobs this year in this field.  So, think about using all your brilliance to follow different possibilities.
  • The nightmare continues...
  • Does anyone know the teaching load here?
  • It does seem to be 4/4 according to the Faculty Handbook: "The basic academic year teaching load is 24 teaching credit hours."
  • If so, that is insane, and I don't know if I'd even want the job.
  • That's way too many Uggs. I also envision lots of curls with a "wet" look.
  • It's officially a 4/4 according to state contract, but if you apply for a research release like the vast majority of the faculty, it's actually a 3/3.
  • I was a professor of creative writing at Montclair for a number of years, so I can speak to some of these questions. The teaching load is 3/3 for virtually all faculty. MSU is a very large state university and a commuter school that draws almost entirely from north Jersey; the student body varies widely, but even with the best students, it's not a fun place to teach. Classes are large; students feel utterly anonymous; the English department is large and extremely fractious (or at least was when I was there); the relationship between the faculty and the administration is hostile and toxic. Young faculty who stay do so because Montclair is a great town and it's very close to NYC (twenty minutes by train or bus or car, very easy commuting). But many young creative writing faculty, including myself, have come and gone, because even at 3/3 the teaching is exhausting and the bureaucratic demands outside of class are high. I would not recommend this job to anyone unless it was their last possible option for full time work—and in any case, I wouldn't go there planning to stay.

Oakland University (MI) - TT Asst. Professor in Creative Writing (Poetry/Poetics) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, with primary expertise in modern poetics and instruction in poetry writing to begin August 15, 2014.

Minimum Qualifications: Education: • PhD or MFA (in hand or expected prior to July 2014) in poetry. Teaching Experience Required: • University-level teaching experience in poetry writing. Scholarship: • Record of creative and/or scholarly productivity.

Preferred Qualifications: We are seeking an individual with evidence of genuine enthusiasm for, and practical experience in, teaching undergraduate general education literature courses, workshop courses in poetry, and cognate classes in literary form for a newly created B.A. program in creative writing. Masters level graduate courses in English are an option.

Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, applications packets should be submitted no later than Monday, December 2, 2013, and include the following materials: • letter of interest addressing teaching and creative and/or scholarly goals • curriculum vitae • teaching portfolio (including statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi, and evaluations, if available) • writing sample • graduate transcripts • names and contact information for three professional references

Additional teaching and research materials may be uploaded, at the applicant’s discretion, under the “other documents” area. Questions about the search can be directed to Kathleen Pfeiffer, Search Committee Chair, via email to pfeiffer@oakland.edu.

See ad here: https://academicjobs.oakland.edu/postings/875

Deadline: Dec. 2

Acknowledgment received: 11/22

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/11(x5) (skype request)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/3 (by email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/20

NOTES:

Oberlin College (OH) - TT Asst. Professor of Creative Writing, Poetry - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Oberlin College/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CREATIVE WRITING

The Creative Writing Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the general area of poetry with expertise in a second genre (for example non-fiction, translation, new/electronic media).  Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of 4 years beginning Fall 2014 and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.

The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load in the general area of poetry, and should be familiar with traditional/received forms of poetry and performance as well as new and innovative/experimental approaches. Teaching assignment will include introductory poetry workshops, multi-genre workshops required for admittance to the major, advanced poetry workshops, electives in poetry and other genres, and independent projects. Among the qualifications required for appointment is the MFA degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2014-15) and extensive publications in poetry, including at least one book, published or in press. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching.  Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

The incumbent will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position, and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees. Information about the Creative Writing Program may be found on-line at http://www.oberlin.edu/crwrite.

To be assured of consideration a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference* should be sent to: Kazim Ali, Chair of Search Committee, Oberlin College Creative Writing Program, 153 West Lorain Street, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 44074 (preferred), or via email to poetrysearch@oberlin.edu by November 1, 2013.  Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.  Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.  *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references. 

Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating an institutional environment free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, family relationship to an employee of Oberlin College, and gender identity and expression.

Oberlin is a four-year, selective liberal arts college in northern Ohio that is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2800 students. Oberlin College was founded in 1833. It was the first college in America to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission – traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement. Oberlin College has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, and excellent facilities and academic and technological resources.  For more information, go to http://oberlin.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23255

MLA JIL 10/04/13

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

  • Highly reliable rumor has it that one or more interviews have already been conducted.
  • Are you certain that interviews were for this position and *not* the Rhet/Comp position that Oberlin is also advertising this year? Interviews have taken place for the Rhet/Comp job according to Rhetoric/Composition 2014. If anyone else can add some clarity here, that would be great [12/5].
  • Skype interview 12/2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: YES

Offer accepted: YES [posted 2/21]

NOTES:

  • What's the aesthetic of Oberlin? Are they looking for a particular kind of poet? Anyone know?
  • Dunno.  But based on the buzz this announcement generated all over Facebook, the competition for this one will likely prove to be particularly fierce.
  • This search seemed to have in mind who they wanted before the start.  They never requested work, it seems, and don't seem to be interviewing a wide slate of candidates.
  • What happened here?  Did someone get hired?
  • I've heard secondhand that campus interviews are scheduled [posted Feb. 8]
  • It looks like two books was the magic number for Oberlin...
  • Ah, yes, it is easy to see on their website.  All fine poets, but I don't know about this two is the magic number theory.  I know several very good poets with 2 and even 3 books with top presses who were not even invited to send work.  I think the head poet there, Kazim Ali, knew who he was looking for from the start.
  • Well, I'm glad for this Wiki as I'd not have known anything about what's happened at Oberlin.  They sent not even an acknowledgement that my application was received.  We need to expect and extend collegial courtesy, no matter how many applications flood a department, no matter how competitive the job market or how much a 'head poet' thinks he knows whom he wants to hire.  It especially tarnishes the reputation of a college with a (self-declared) "committment to positive social engagement."  
  • I agree - I know a lot of poets with reputations, pubs, and teaching that matches or exceeds the three finalists who weren't even asked for writing samples. It seems like for whatever reason, Oberlin ran a really limited search, which is a bit surprising for an institution of such high reputation. 
  • Foetry-style search?
  • Looks like the English Lit position this year interviewed at MLA- just seems weird that this one wouldn't ask for materials, do conference interviews. I don't get it. 
  • Who was invited to campus? And who got the job?

Reed College (OR) - TT Asst. Professor of Poetry and Humanities - POSITION FILLEDEdit

  • See full post at Generalist 2014
  • According to Generalist page: "Campus interview scheduled: 1/14"
  • From Renaissance 2014: "Rejection email (3/11) reads "position has been filled""

Rice University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of English with Expertise in the Writing of Poetry - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Tenure-Track Assistant with expertise in the writing of poetry. Opportunity to design and teach creative writing courses to a select undergraduate student body (2/2 teaching load). M.F.A. or PhD in Creative Writing and strong record of publication, including at least one book published or forthcoming, required. Demonstrated ability and interest in administering and coordinating offerings in Creative Writing desirable but not essential. We will conduct interviews at the MLA convention. Send letter, c.v., dossier, and writing sample (max. 20 pages) by November 1, 2013 to Professor Joseph Campana, Search Committee Chair, English Department, MS-30, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005. Rice University is an AA/EO employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22701

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/25 (book requested by email) x2

Rejection (no interview): 1/15 x3

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA scheduled [posted 12/15]

  • Are there any more interviews scheduled here?  

Rejection (after preliminary interview): x1 1/15/2014

Campus interview scheduled: 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Hire made, according to "Who Got What" section below]

NOTES: 

  • poetential inside candidate
  • 175 applicants (according to rejection email) and finalists have been contacted.

Ripon College (WI) - TT Assistant Professor of Poetry - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English

Tenure-track assistant professorship, specialist in creative writing (poetry); terminal degree required  MFA preferred, PhD considered.  Position begins August, 2014.

The typical teaching expectation at Ripon College, a small liberal arts institution, is three courses per semester including freshman composition.  The desired candidate will be a published poet with the ability to teach in multiple creative writing genres and American literature. Additionally, a background in minority, and/or Anglophone literature is desired.  Preference will be given to those whose work is informed by global, diverse or underrepresented voices. Successful candidates' records will demonstrate effective teaching at the undergraduate level, as well as active and ongoing professional development.  Letters of application should address the expectations above and also describe the candidate’s potential for, and interest in, collaborating on curricular and pedagogical innovations in at least one of the following areas:  global studies, interdisciplinary programs, cultural studies, and the digital humanities.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application covering qualifications and teaching philosophy, CV, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Robin Woods, Chair, Department of English, Ripon College, P.O. Box 248, Ripon, WI 54971. Email submissions may be addressed to vandesluntv@ripon.edu (920) 748-8378).

Review of credentials will begin immediately, and interviews will be conducted at the MLA in Chicago.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

AA/EOE

http://www.ripon.edu/jobs/

InsideHigherEd

Also posted in MLA JIL 12/6/13

https://apply.interfolio.com/24070

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received: 12/4 (email)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 3 via Skype [posted 1/24]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Hire made, according to "Who Got What" section below]

NOTES: 

  • No longer interviewing at MLA (planning phone or Skype interviews for late January).
  • VAP has been there many years and is a poet. Are we thinking inside hire, or is she happy being a VAP? I never know how these things work.
  • See Offers Accepted.

San Francisco State University - TT Assistant Professor of Poetry - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University seeks candidates for an approved tenure-track position in Creative Writing, poetry with a secondary emphasis in cross-genre or fiction, at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2014, 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 in poetry and book or significant publication in a secondary genre; and experience teaching at the university level. Salary competitive, commensurate with qualifications. Information about the Creative Writing Department is available at the following websites: http://creativewriting.sfsu.edu, and http://www.sfsu.edu~poetry/. To apply: Submit, in hardcopy, 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

Deadline is January 2, 2014. SF State is an AA/EO employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23274

MLA JIL 10/04/13

Deadline: 2 Jan. 2014

Acknowledgment received: 3x 1/15

Request for additional materials: 2x 1/27 (requested book via email)

Rejection (no interview): 2x 2/26

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Hire made, according to "Who Got What" section below]

NOTES: 

State University of New York at Geneseo - Asst. Professor of English (Creative Writing-Poetry) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Department of English seeks candidate for tenure-track position in creative writing - poetry. Candidate will also teach first-year writing, literature, Humanities.

Required Qualifications: MFA or PhD in hand by August 2014, demonstrated excellence in teaching writing and literature. Record of significant publication, such as a book, preferred.

To apply, submit an online faculty application at https://jobs.geneseo.edu and attach cover letter and vita. Letter should concisely address creative achievements and plans as well as teaching experience and philosophy.

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Online App. Form: https://jobs.geneseo.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/2 (x9)

Rejection (no interview): 12/26

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA x4 [posted 12/12]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:1/20

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • SUNY Geneseo's Fall 14 course schedule shows two poetry workshops scheduled with what I assume is the new hire [posted 3/11]

NOTES:

  • I wonder if they're making their final selections from those who are attending MLA and disregarding applicants who indicated they aren't attending MLA.
  • FYI, their Interfolio link is operational again, allowing people who they asked for rec letters to upload them that way. 
  • Potential inside candidate.
  • How do you know there's a "potential inside candidate"? Is it because of how the job is written, i.e. "Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled."? I've heard this is code for "inside candidate"...
  • That, and the current VAP.
  • Why are so many TT Poetry jobs -- Montclair State, Rice, etc. -- getting portrayed as "inside hires"? How easy is it to predict when an "inside hire" is going to happen

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - TT Assistant Professor, English (Creative Writing: Poetry) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a learning centered institution committed to making excellence inclusive. Located on its own island, we are surrounded by the water of Corpus Christi and Oso bays. The beautiful natural setting is enhanced by our modern, attractive, and state-of-the-art classroom buildings and support facilities, and our colorful landscaping, and plazas that lend a distinctive tropical feel to the campus. Our Hispanic Serving Institution status provides a foundation to attain significant impacts for improving the educational attainment of our regional students, and our strategic location on the Gulf of Mexico and on the cultural border with Latin America places the Island University in perfect position to help realize its national and international prominence goals. TAMUCC is committed to becoming an emerging research institution with unparalleled commitment to student success, closing gaps in achievement, and creating robust campus experiences.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English, with a major concentration in Creative Writing and an emphasis in poetry.

All candidates must have a PhD in English, with a major concentration in Creative writing and an emphasis in poetry at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in editing and producing a national literary journal and in teaching in learning communities preferred. Experiences in poetics, women and gender studies, rhetoric and composition, and / or writing with the community are a plus.

Job Duties: As a new hire with a 3/3 teaching assignment (and active research or creative activity agenda), he/she will be expected to teach English courses in the University Core Curriculum (sophomore literature survey classes or first-year writing classes), upper-division major courses, and graduate courses in the master's program. Teaching schedule may involve night, weekend, and electronic course delivery.

Apply online at https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu.

A completed application file will include:

1. A letter of interest addressing qualifications listed above including a statement of teaching and research philosophy,

2. A curriculum vitae,

3. A copy of academic transcripts,

4. A list of three references including name, title, phone number, and email address. (Finalists may be required to submit three letters of recommendation.)

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until November 22, 2013.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 22

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES:

Anybody hear anything on this one?

  • According to their website, the position has been filled.

Texas State University-San Marcos - TT Asst. Prof., Poetry Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

College of Liberal Arts - Department of English

Position:    Assistant Professor – Poetry Writing Job Posting #:    2014-15

Review Date:    November 1, 2013 – Open until filled Appointment Date:    Fall 2014 ________________________________________

Position Description: Tenure-track assistant professor, specialty in poetry writing. Successful applicant to join the MFA program at Texas State University (http://www.english.txstate.edu/mfa/); to maintain an active record of publication in poetry; to teach primarily in the graduate poetry program; to direct MFA theses; and to read graduate student admission portfolios. Course assignments may include undergraduate creative writing and, occasionally, literature or composition courses. Teaching load is 2/2; after the first year, load also includes direction of at least four thesis students per year.

Qualifications

Required: 1) MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing, with degree completed by time of appointment. 2) Specialty in poetry writing. 3) One book of poems published with a national press.

Preferred: 1) High quality publication(s) in poetry. 2) Evidence of potential for continued success as publishing poet. 3) Evidence of effectiveness in teaching graduate and undergraduate creative writing. 4) Evidence of ability to work with graduate students individually in directing MFA theses. 5) Evidence of ability to teach courses other than creative writing courses.

Application Procedures: Send to englishapplicants@txstate.edu  a single pdf attachment that includes the following only, in this order: 1) Letter of application addressed to Professor Tom Grimes, Chair, Poetry Search Committee. 2) Current CV. 3) Statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 500 words); and 4) Names of three references. To ensure full consideration, title the pdf YOUR LAST NAME-POETRY and specify in the first sentence of your application letter that you are applying for the position in poetry writing.

All applications must be received by November 1, 2013. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews at MLA or elsewhere.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:9/17; 9/23; 10/28, 11/5 (postcard):  "We will contact you if you are screened favorably for an interview."  10/18 (e-mail acknowledgment)

Request for additional materials: 11/06 (email); 11/06 (e-mail; requested two copies of book and three letters) x5

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/04 MLA Interview requested x 4

  • 01/04 MLA Interviews CANCELED, rescheduled for Skype.  For everyone who already has a ticket and hotel booked, we are out the money. It's not even supposed to be particularly bad weather next Friday and Saturday. 
  • That is such poor form. They should be giving people money to compensate for our flights, hotels, etc. What bullshit.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/22

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Hire made, according to "Who Got What" section below]

NOTES:

University of Alabama - TT Asst. Professor of English (Poetry) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Program in Creative Writing in the Department of English at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English (Poetry) to teach in our thriving MFA program and undergraduate creative writing minor. We seek a poet with at least one book published or under contract, significant teaching experience, and an appropriate graduate degree. The typical teaching load is 2/2 plus thesis direction. In addition to undergraduate and graduate workshops, our faculty teach a wide variety of self-designed “forms of writing” courses investigating aspects of literary genre, history, form, pedagogy, outreach, collaboration, and culture. All creative writing faculty members take turns directing the MFA program. To get a sense of our innovative curriculum, flexible approach to genre, faculty, graduates’ accomplishments, and lively local culture, please visit our website at http://english.ua.edu/grad/cw/mfa. Position begins 8/16/14.

Candidates for this position must visit the University of Alabama website at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu to initiate an application and upload various materials. The online application will include the following documents: cover letter with description of creative projects, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, and writing sample consisting up to fifteen pages of recent poetry. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Joel Brouwer, Search Committee Chair, Professor (Poetry) Search, Department of English, The University of Alabama, Box 870244, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to interview at MLA.

https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/34322

Deadline: Oct. 1 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/11 x 5

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA Interview, 12/6

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 1/15/2014

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Hire made, according to "Who Got What" section below]

NOTES:

Any word past initial request?

They're double-checking that no one to whom they sent a request for additional materials has any connection to Auburn University. 

^ Very good. 

So out of the 5 of us who reported additional materials requests, only one person has an MLA interview? Are there folks out there who aren't reporting their interviews??

Inside source says three people invited to campus.

University of British Columbia Okanagan - TT Asst. Professor, Creative Writing - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Creative Writing - Assistant Professor

UBC Okanagan

Location: British Columbia Date posted: 2013-07-23

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus

Department of Creative Studies: Faculty Position Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: Creative Writing

The Department of Creative Studies, in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus, invites applications for a tenure-track position within the Creative Writing program (CRWR). The appointment will be at the level of Assistant Professor and will begin on January 1, 2014 or soon thereafter.

Candidates must be practicing writers and must hold a graduate degree in Creative Writing or related discipline with a specialization in poetry, with a minimum of two published books, post-secondary teaching experience, and evidence of scholarly and creative activity in contemporary poetry and poetics. Additional capability in creative non-fiction, hybrid genres, writing for performance, or screenwriting would also be of interest. The Department of Creative Studies is especially interested in candidates who integrate community learning and new media technology into their artistic practice and teaching.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in creative practice and teaching, and must have a strong publication record as well as a very promising scholarly profile. Preference will be given to candidates whose creative practice aligns with one or more of the core research areas in the Faculty (i.e., Cultural Literacies and Practices, Post-Colonial Imaginaries, Media and Digital Cultures, and Eco Cultures) and creates opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Possible areas of intersection might involve book-making, writing for performance, or community art practice. Evidence of ability to establish connections to arts and cultural organizations will be an asset.

The successful candidate will contribute primarily to the Creative Writing program and will have responsibilities that include the creation and/or teaching of introductory, upper level undergraduate, and graduate-level Creative Writing courses. These courses may be cross-listed with others in the department/faculty (e.g., Interdisciplinary Performance, English, Cultural Studies). The candidate will be expected to conduct and disseminate scholarly activities in her/ his area of specialization, to engage with the interdisciplinary culture of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, and to contribute to service. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Creative Studies is composed of three programs: Creative Writing, Visual Arts, and Interdisciplinary Performance. The department is committed to expanding interdisciplinarity within existing programs through the development of more courses that create synergies among text, live performance, and visual art. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to graduate studies and to the development of interdisciplinarity within the Faculty. More information on the Creative Writing program can be found at http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/fccs/programs/undergraduate/creativewriting.html

The collegial learning environment of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty and staff. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. For more information about the surrounding community, please visit - http://www.hr.ubc.ca/worklife-relocation/.

The Faculty offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to the programs in the Department of Creative Studies, there are programs in Art History and Visual Culture, Cultural Studies, English, French, and Spanish, along with courses in Japanese, German, and Ancient Languages. For more information, please consult the faculty web page: http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/fccs.

Candidates are asked to submit the following to Prof. Neil Cadger, Head, Department of Creative Studies, at the following address only: recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca

1) a letter of application
2) complete curriculum vitae
3) statement of teaching philosophy
4) copies of teaching evaluations
5) sample syllabi of introductory and intermediate courses, including reading lists
6) an artist's statement
7) samples of creative work, preferably minimum 20 pages from two most recent books

Copies of other scholarly works, reviews of candidate's works, and sample documentation of other art projects may also be included.

Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Prof. Cadger at the same address.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2013.

Any non-digital support material (e.g. books) can be sent to the following address:

Neil Cadger, Head
Department of Creative Studies
University of British Columbia Okanagan
3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

This appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Government regulations require that Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Deadline: review begins Sept. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12-08 (x1)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Hire made, according to "Who Got What" section below]

NOTES:

C1: Anyone know anything about this?  That's a hell of a lot of materials to ask for in the first round of applications from everybody.

C2: My guess is that the amount of materials is related to the Jan. start date of the position and the very compressed timeline of the search.  My application packet was 123 pages.

C3: Last year I was a semi-finalist at UBC-Vancouver, and it was a similar process with an incredible amount of applicant materials required in the first stage (and, of course, even more at the second stage); I spent quite a bit of money on non-digital materials and more time on the materials at the semi-finalist stage than all of my other applications put together. I don't know if this is typical of Canadian institutions or just the UBC branches, but do plan ahead for extra time and attention (and cash) if you hope to advance as a candidate.

C4: Never heard back from them...did they ever hire anybody? (Heck, did they even interview?)

C5 (same poster as C3): This is the email I received on 12.08.13:

Thank you very much for your application to the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies for a position in the Creative Writing program in the Department of Creative Studies.  We had an enormous number of highly qualified applicants and unfortunately your application did not make the final selection.  We considered all the applications very carefully and in our selection process we attempted to balance the various needs outlined in the job advertisement.

       

(Same poster as C4): Thanks for this...sadly, outside of an automated reply telling me that my (100+ page) application had been received, I never heard anything back. You'd think that any place which requires 100+ pages up front with the initial application would also be professional enough to send out, say, rejection emails to not just some but all the unsuccessful applicants...right? (I’m assuming I was unsuccessful because, you know, the job supposedly started last month and I don’t remember having been hired....) No new faculty up on their website, so it’s either not been updated to reflect the new hire, or it was an inside hire. (If the latter, was a submission of 100+ pages really necessary for everyone? I mean, couldn’t they have reached the same—foregone--conclusion after looking at just a letter and CV?) Funny thing is, as Fate would have it, I need to be on that campus for a few days on business later this coming spring. Maybe I should pop by the department as a joke and say that I’m reporting for work--you know, because my never having been rejected must mean that I’d been hired!

University of California, Riverside - Associate or Full Professor in PoetryEdit

The department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside seeks to make an appointment at the level of associate or full professor in Poetry with secondary interest in Prosody and Rhetoric. Position includes undergraduate and graduate teaching, 4.5 courses per year on the quarter system, thesis supervision and standard non-teaching duties. Requirements: MFA or PhD, significant body of work with highly regarded publishers/presses, strong teaching experience. Interest and experience in teaching prosody and/or rhetoric is a plus. The successful candidate must be committed to teaching effectively at all levels, including graduate mentoring. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Position begins July 1, 2014. For further information about the department, see our web page at: http://www.creativewriting.ucr.edu/

UC Riverside is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Link to Apply: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00008

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Dec. 10

Acknowledgment received: 10/26 (automated)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Illinois Springfield - TT Asst. Professor, English (Creative Writing/Poetry) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at the University of Illinois Springfield invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in English, emphasis Creative Writing (poetry). Ph.D. required. MFA in poetry preferred. Experience or interest in digital and/or online publishing required. Preferred secondary fields include contemporary literature, Queer theory, and creative nonfiction. We seek an inventive, dedicated teacher capable of conducting a range of courses (creative writing, literature, and composition) at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate would also contribute to our burgeoning campus literary community, which includes a reading series and literary journal. The teaching load is 3-3, with on-campus, online, blended, and/or hybrid classes.

CAMPUS: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois. The UIS campusves approximately 5,100 students in 21 graduate and 24 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum of the campus emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential education, and a broad engagement in public affairs issues. The campus offers many small classes, substantial student-faculty interaction, and a technology-enhanced learning environment. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and gradualine degree programs, and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty members are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. To learn more, visit the university web page at http://www.uis.edu and the department website at http://www.uis.edu/english/.

APPLICATION: Send a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation electronically to eng@uis.edu (subject line: Creative Writing Search) by November 11th. You may also send your application to Creative Writing Search Committee, English Department, University of Illinois Springfield, One University Plaza MS UHB 3050, Springfield, IL 62703. Please indicate if you plan to attend MLA. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA Convention in Chicago and on campus.

Full Job Announcement

Deadline: Nov. 11

Acknowledgment received: 10/9, 11/12

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA [12/13]; Skype [12/13 -- see note]

  • NOTE: Received a call for an MLA interview but cannot attend; dept. is going to set up a Skype interview instead, pending committee approval.
  • So they wanted to interview you, but when they found out you're not attending MLA, they changed their mind to "maybe we want to interivew you"? No MLA, no certain interview? I hope it works out for you.  Honestly.
  • C: Hi, potential Skype-interview person here. To clarify, "approval" was probably the wrong word. "Coordination" would have been better. There was no suggestion of frustration, anger, bitterness, etc. toward my inability to attend MLA. In fact, they seemed pretty cool about it, esp. when I explained why. Mostly, I got the sense that everyone needed to be on board, and that wouldn't happen until they'd met to discuss the situation. I've edited the above to clarify and will update as I learn more. Also, thanks. I hope it does, too.
  • UPDATE: Email received 12/26 scheduling post-MLA Skype interview.
  • Hello person above. Same thing happened to me.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/3/14

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Acceptance posted 3/6]

NOTES:

Q: Have all scheduled Skype interviews occurred?

Q. Anybody hear anything yet?

Q:   This position requires a PhD, but the department wants applicants to have an MFA in poetry, too?  Am I reading this correctly?

A:   Based on my info, the ideal candidate would have an MFA in poetry & PhD in another discipline (lit, comp/rhet, or another CW genre [nonfiction?]) -- though I understand that if the candidate's PhD was in CW/poetry, they'd take that in lieu of the MFA. I also happen to know that this thing was written by committee with input from faculty in various English sub-disciplines (not just CW), & they aren't kidding about wanting a candidate who can do a little of everything.

Review of applications will begin on Nov. 11. Calls for interviews will be made by mid-December (from acknowledgment letter).

University of San Diego - TT Asst. Prof., Creative Writing, Poetry Emphasis - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Creative Writing, Poetry Emphasis. Effective Fall 2014. Candidates must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and publication. PhD in Creative Writing preferred; MFA considered. Teaching load is three courses per semester, with possible course reduction through Faculty Research Grants. Application materials must include cover letter, curriculum vitae, dossier, and a representative sample of your work (maximum 10 pages). Interfolio is required; after establishing an account (http://www.interfolio.com), candidates can search for this position in the system. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: english@sandiego.edu. Inquiries about the position itself may be made to Fred Miller Robinson, Chair, Search Committee: fredr@sandiego.edu or 1-619-260-2239. For full consideration, all materials must be posted on Interfolio by October 15, 2013. Interviews will be conducted at MLA Convention in Chicago in 2014.

Applicants must also register on the University's web site at http://www.sandiego.edu/hr, referencing job IRC11106. The University of San Diego, an independent Catholic university, is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 10/17

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/2 x6, 12/18 

  • Was the rejection by email or snail mail? [By email]

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA x 2 [12/14]

Rejection (after preliminary interview): x1 [1/15]

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Replacement for Jericho Brown
  • This is the whitest campus ever, and a pretty stiff, old English dept. These supposed "creative writing" gigs are actually literature gigs where you get to teach a workshop once a semester or so. It's a lot of work, and not an easy teaching load, and SD is expensive & conservative. They're very PhD centric in their thinking re: hires. Their "fiction" hire was a Phd with no book. So, if you have a PhD and no book, and these issues don't turn you off, don't be too intimadated about applying/filling Jericho B's shoes.
  • Not sure what you mean. I recently came to USD and it's an edgy, young, and diverse department. Our fiction writer has the book out now, which should make you happy, but no one hires a book; departments hire colleagues and teachers. Yes, in addition to poetry-as-craft, the poet will also teach poetry-as-lit--hence the PhD. Funny that teaching others' poetry should be a drawback.
  • What he/she means is that its the whitiest campus, ever. Unless you are a person of color, then that snetiment will brezze right by you. Probably JB speaking.
  • My my, somebody has a broken heart ;)
  • I think the above post is unnecessarily vitriolic in terms of criticizing their "fiction" hire. Maybe I'm reading your tone wrong, but the woman they hired is a talented writer with plenty of publications (and a book forthcoming). I wish writers would stop reducing people to their CVs, as if the length of one's CV is an objective measure of the 1000 reasons somebody might get a particular job.
  • Interfolio was a breeze--the USD website, though, is a nightmare. I've spent an hour trying to submit documents and complete the application...
  • just a quick idea: for all the crap one goes through to apply to these jobs (and USD was a shitshow on that front), shouldn't we maybe also have a "why I didn't apply to this job" or "why I wouldn't have knowing what I know now" section of the wiki?I think it might be helpful for folks to feel empowered not to apply to jobs. And I think that is a pretty good thing considering the cost, etc. Lots of people will be frustrated by this ridiculous market, but perhaps we might be more useful to one another (maybe, though I wonder as I type this) explaining our opting out. It doesn't change the absolutely idiotic odds of things, but it might make decisions we make as adults feel better in the face of the cultish creep of this absolutely occult market.

University of Texas at Dallas -  Open Rank Position in Creative Writing (Poetry)Edit

The School of Arts and Humanities (A&H) at The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for an open rank position in Literary Studies, with an emphasis on Creative Writing (poetry). Appointment will begin September 1, 2014 or January 1, 2015. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to research and publishing, undergraduate and graduate teaching, interdisciplinary education and research, community outreach, and professional academic service.

The School offers an interdisciplinary program built on four interrelated areas: Arts & Technology (including Emerging Media and Communication), Literary Studies, Historical Studies, and Aesthetic Studies. UT Dallas is a dynamic, growing research institution with a diverse student body and a strong research faculty. The School has a sustained commitment to education that links fields of study, modes of learning, and creative with critical thinking. The ability to make a significant contribution not only to the Creative Writing program but also to at least one other component of our interrelated curriculum (e.g. Translation Studies, Chinese Studies, Latin American Studies, and/or Arts & Technology) is essential.

Salary competitive. Review of applications begins June 2014, and continues until position is filled. Indication of gender and ethnicity for affirmative action statistical purposes is requested as part of the application. For more information on the School, see http://ah.utdallas.edu.

Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of course syllabi, three letters of recommendation for Assistant Professor or five for a tenured position, and a sample of published work or dissertation via the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM available at http://go.utdallas.edu/pat140528

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins June 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

CREATIVE NON-FICTION: Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

Ball State University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor/Creative Nonfiction - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Tenure-track faculty position available August 15, 2014. Responsibilities: teach and develop a wide range of undergraduate and graduate creative writing courses, particularly in creative nonfiction; publish creative nonfiction. Minimum qualifications: earned MFA or PhD in creative writing by August 1, 2014; significant record of publication in creative nonfiction; record of effective teaching at the college or university level. Preferred qualifications: published book of creative nonfiction; record of effective teaching of creative nonfiction at the college or university level; experience developing and teaching online courses; record of publication in poetry; record of effective teaching of poetry writing at the college or university level; experience in creative writing program administration.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and copies of graduate transcripts as PDF or MSWord attachments to: engsearch@bsu.edu or by mail to: Mark Neely, Chair, Tenure-Track Creative Writing Search Committee, Department of English, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. (Fax: 765-285-3765) Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. (http://www.bsu.edu/english/creativewriting)

https://apply.interfolio.com/23640

MLA JIL 10/25/13

Deadline: review begins Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/2 x8

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): AWP interview scheduled x 2 [posted 1/27]

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 3/12

Campus interview scheduled: For early April

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • 4/22 received an email stating they have made a hire and search is complete

NOTES:

  • Two interviews.  Is that it?

Grand Valley State University - Assistant Professor of English (Nonfiction) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position beginning in August 2014 for a creative writing teacher with a specialty in nonfiction. An MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing (or related field) is required by time of employment. The typical teaching load is 3 courses per semester. We expect candidates to be prepared to teach our multi-genre introductory creative writing class, as well as a range of courses in our curriculum. Candidates are required to show expertise in nonfiction with evidence of significant publications. We encourage candidates to indicate further preparation or expertise in other areas of our dynamic, newly revised modular curriculum that offers courses in both professional and creative writing.

Deadline: review begins Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/2 x8

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): OoVoo interview 1/18, Oovoo interview 1-18

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/20, 1/19

Rejection (after campus interview): 1/22, 1/23

Offer made: 1/22

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any word on who got this?

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts - Assistant Professor of English - Digital Journalism / Creative Non-Fiction - SEARCH CANCELLEDEdit

The English/Communications Department of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, the Commonwealth’s public liberal arts college, seeks candidates for a tenure-track appointment in digital journalism and creative non-fiction, to begin September 1, 2014.

The successful candidate will provide leadership for a digital media curriculum that emphasizes exceptional writing. The position will include advising the student newspaper, The Beacon, and its related website, as well as coursework in general education, including composition. The position requires a demonstrated commitment to excellent teaching and working with students in electronic and face to face modalities. The successful candidate can expect to help develop new approaches to media and digital journalism for our curriculum, help build online communities, and engender community participation.

The ideal candidate will have both academic and practical background and be prepared to offer courses in at least two of the following areas: newswriting, scriptwriting, or magazine writing. Readiness to teach courses in the literature of journalism is desirable.

Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in on-line journalism, digital technologies, social media, and visual culture; experience in communication design for multiple platforms; and who are conversant with cultural studies methods for both instruction and scholarship.

The position is contingent on final budgetary approval.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. or M.F.A. (60 credit hours) in an appropriate field. Candidates who are ABD with a firm date of completion will be considered.

Preference will be given to candidates with at least three years of successful teaching experience at the college level, professional experience in journalism including digital journalism, demonstrated interest in ongoing professional development, and experience with instructional technology.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Initial interviews will be conducted at the MLA Conference in Chicago in January 2014.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit http://www.mcla.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24193

MLA JIL 12/20/13

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA 1/4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Two rounds of campus interviews. No offer made. Signs of conflict between department and adminstration about necessary qualifications. [posted 3/22]
  • They had an open post last year; after a glance at last year's page, it seems they did not make a hire then either. [posted 3/22]

Northern Kentucky University - Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (spec. Non-Fiction) -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing.

Primary Responsibilities: We seek an outstanding teacher and writer with publication record who will teach a 4/4 load in our undergraduate programs and graduate program.

The position includes directing MA theses and performing community outreach. Preference given to candidates with experience advising literary magazines.

For further information on the Department of English, visit http://artscience.nku.edu/departments/english.html

Qualifications: M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing with specialization in creative nonfiction.

Review of applications begins on Nov. 1 and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to submit writing samples and will be interviewed by phone in December. Direct questions to P. Andrew Miller, Search Committee Chair, at millera@nku.edu or 859-572-5496.

Online App. Form: https://jobs.nku.edu/postings/484

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/15

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype 12/10

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/19

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/4

Offer made: 

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

- Received word the offer had been accepted

Ohio Wesleyan University - TT Asst. Professor (Creative Non-Fiction and Literature) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH: Ohio Wesleyan University seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of English with a specialist in creative non-fiction writing and expository writing with a compatible literary field. The load is six courses a year, with a mix of writing and literature. Candidates should have the Ph.D. or M.F.A. by August 2014. AA/EOE: women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Send letter, vita, writing sample, dossier, and two syllabuses: one for an upper-level course entitled Writing Essays, and one for a lower-level literature course. Address: Martin Hipsky, Chair, Department of English, Ohio Wesleyan University, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, OH 43015. Acknowledgment by e-mail or SAS card. Deadline: postmarked by 25 November 2013.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23729

MLA JIL 11/1/13

Deadline: Nov. 25

Acknowledgment received: 12/2, 12/3

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): MLA 12/20

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

  • [Offer noted on 3/10]

Offer accepted: 3/7

NOTES:

Suffolk University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor of English (Creative Non-Fiction) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at Suffolk University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor for fall, 2014, pending budgetary approval. We are interested in candidates with expertise in creative writing, specifically non-fiction prose, and a demonstrated ability to teach composition and literature courses.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or M.F.A at time of application. The successful applicant will have a strong record of publishing and be able to teach practical, career-oriented courses in writing in addition to traditional creative writing workshops in multiple genres. Desirable sub specialties include new media, publishing, and professional writing. Responsibilities include a 3-2 teaching load; mentoring and advising students; and engaging in service to the department and University.

Application materials (cover letter, CV, statement of teaching and research interests, writing sample of 15-25 pages, and three recommendation letters) through Interfolio (https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/) addressed to Prof. Bryan Trabold, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, Suffolk University, Boston, MA 02114. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Suffolk University is a private university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Suffolk is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity within its community. For additional information, please explore our website at http://www.suffolk.edu.

http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?c=qg19Vfw5&page=Job%20Description&j=oWd9Yfw0

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 2/28 Skype (12 candidates)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • ["Position Filled" posted 4/25]

NOTES:

Q: Has anyone who has not been notified of a preliminary interview received a rejection letter? 

Q. Anyone know if there's an inside candidate for this position?

C: What a confusing and bumbling job ad. The first Higheredjobs ad was deleted and the Interfolio link was incorrect. Additionally, the new Highered ad doesn't have the line that emphasizes CNF in the other ads, so we have this same job advertised differently in different venues.. The latest Higheredjobs ad reads like a job that would fall in the "open" category and I've already applied for it, but now I learn from other ads of the same job that I need to specialize in CNF. Thanks for wasting my money, Suffolk. 

Q. Just wondering if anyone has heard anything yet?

Q: Has anyone who did the preliminary interview heard back about a campus visit?

Q. To those who had preliminary interviews, are you local or long-distance geographically? 

University of Alabama - TT Asst. Professor, Creative Nonfiction - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Program in Creative Writing in the Department of English at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English (Creative Nonfiction) to teach in our thriving MFA program and undergraduate creative writing minor. We seek a creative nonfiction writer with at least one book published or under contract, significant teaching experience, and an appropriate graduate degree. The typical teaching load is 2/2 plus thesis direction. In addition to undergraduate and graduate workshops, our faculty teach a wide variety of self-designed “forms of writing” courses investigating aspects of literary genre, history, form, pedagogy, outreach, collaboration, and culture. All creative writing faculty members take turns directing the MFA program. To get a sense of our innovative curriculum, flexible approach to genre, faculty, graduates’ accomplishments, and lively local culture, please visit our website at http://english.ua.edu/grad/cw/mfa. Position begins 8/16/14.

Candidates for this position must visit the University of Alabama website at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu to initiate an application and upload various materials. The online application will include the following documents: cover letter with description of creative projects, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, and writing sample consisting up to thirty pages of recent creative nonfiction. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Wendy Rawlings, Search Committee Chair, Professor (Nonfiction) Search, Department of English, The University of Alabama, Box 870244, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to interview at MLA.

Apply at: https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/34320

Deadline: review begins Oct. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 12/5

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 4/30

NOTES:

  • Can anyone confirm whether or not campus interviews have been scheduled?
  • Yes.  Three people invited to campus. Interviews are 1/24, 1/27, and 1/31.
  • Thank you!

University of Cincinnati - TT Asst./Assoc. Professor, Creative Writing, Non-Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Faculty member is responsible for teaching 4 courses per year. Assistant-Associate Professor, tenure-track, AAUP Represented, Creative Writing, Non-Fiction, both at undergraduate and graduate levels. University of Cincinnati, Department of English (100% FTE) beginning August 15, 2014. Three-year appointment, renewable, tenure track. Demonstrated excellence in teaching , service, and publicationk including at least one book from a national press.

Job Close Date: 11-15-2013

Apply at https://www.jobsatuc.com/

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:  (11/18) x4

Rejection (no interview): x 3 (12/10)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Video 12/9

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: heard today that the job was accepted [posted 2/13]

NOTES:

  • not able to search the link given for this posting
  • ? - try the Interfolio link (from MLA JIL): https://apply.interfolio.com/22396 - it is Position # 213UC5944  on the UC Jobs site.

University of Iowa - Assistant Professor Visiting Writer in Creative Nonfiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Iowa invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Creative Nonfiction and a secondary interest in another area of creative writing, beginning fall semester 2014.

The successful candidate will be an integral part of the nation's top-ranked Nonfiction Writing Program, located in the Department of English. MFA graduates of this program have produced nearly 100 books over the past five years and have won more than 30 literary prizes; they also regularly secure jobs in some of the best colleges and universities in the country. We are seeking a writer who will add energy, creativity, and even more aesthetic diversity to a curriculum that encourages students to explore new approaches to creative nonfiction while also developing an appreciation for the genre's deep history.

The successful candidate will also contribute to the selective-admission undergraduate creative writing track within the Department of English. We are particularly interested in someone who will teach fiction or other forms of prose to this vibrant community of undergraduate writers.

This is a tenure-track position. Teaching will be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with a normal load of two courses per semester, along with responsibility for directing MFA theses. The salary will be competitive.

Required qualifications: terminal degree in Creative Writing or English in hand by July 2014 (MFA or PhD); at least one book in literary nonfiction published or in production with a nationally prominent press; evidence of effective teaching at the university level; secondary interest in another literary form, as evidenced by publication; and clear potential for continued success as a published writer.

Desirable qualifications: evidence of serious commitment to teaching and a clearly articulated pedagogy of writing; experience teaching nonfiction writing; and evidence of effective community building.

Applicants should submit a letter, CV, and a published sample of nonfiction writing (no more than 30 pages), and contact information for three letters of recommendation, using the Jobs@UIowa website (http://jobs.uiowa.edu), citing requisition # 63473.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received: x3 12/6 (email: "We are planning on conducting interviews via Skype during the week of December 16, so we will be in touch again by the second week of December if we would like to schedule an interview with you.")

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype interview scheduled 12/12 x 1

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [see NOTES]

NOTES:

  • Anyone know why there's no deadline listed for this job?
  • The search proved unsuccessful and this job has turned into a one-year Visiting Writer position; search will ostensibly begin again next year. [posted 5/19]

University of Minnesota - TT Asst. Prof. - Creative Non-Fiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

WE'RE LOOKING FOR CREATIVE WRITING PROFESSORS: The Department of English at the University of Minnesota invites applications for these assistant professorships:

(1) Approved Hire for Assistant Professor of Creative Writing -- Creative Nonfiction
(2) Possible Hire for Assistant Professor of Creative Writing -- Fiction

Both tenure-track, 2/2 course load, beginning fall semester 2014. Required qualifications: (1) Terminal degree in Creative Writing (MA, MFA, or PhD) or English (PhD), in hand by July 1, 2014; (2) one volume in primary specialization (literary nonfiction or fiction) published with a national press; (3) college/university-level teaching experience. Preferred qualifications: experience/expertise in other creative genres (e.g. poetry, drama, screenwriting) and/or editing/publishing; evidence of potential for continued success as a published writer; ability to work with graduate students individually and to direct MFA theses; and ability to teach courses in undergraduate creative writing and literature.

The university expects faculty members to continue to publish, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, and contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession. Applicants must apply online at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp requisition #185848 On-line applications can begin on August 12. Provide a cover letter, a CV, 20-25 pages of literary nonfiction or fiction, and syllabi for two courses taught. To be assured full consideration, deadline is Oct 14. Selected applicants will be contacted at a later date for 3 letters of recommendation, published book, and for preliminary interviews via Skype. The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: Oct. 14, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1 (10/25), 1 (10/25), 1 (10/28)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Video interview scheduled 11/22

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/19

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Nebraska at Omaha - TT Asst. Professor, Creative Nonfiction Writing - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in Creative Nonfiction Writing.

Required qualifications: completed terminal degree in Creative Writing or English (MFA or PhD), with a creative nonfiction thesis or dissertation; successful experience teaching creative nonfiction courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; a record of creative nonfiction publications, including editorially-reviewed blog essay or e-zine publications; and a clear potential for future publications in the field.

Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated specialty in teaching and developing undergraduate creative nonfiction curriculum.  Other preferred qualifications include experience with literary journal editing, creative writing study abroad programs, and teaching in another area of study within the English Department (literature, linguistics, technical writing, rhetoric and composition).

The successful candidate will be expected to perform teaching and service duties within the English Department’s undergraduate, Advanced Writing Graduate Certificate, and MA programs, including directing MA creative nonfiction theses, graduate certificate portfolios, and assisting with program administration.  Teaching load is normally 3/3.

Applicants should apply online by clicking the "How to Apply" button at the top of this webpage.  Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a sample of creative nonfiction writing (no more than 25 pages).  Three letters of recommendation should also be sent to Dr. Lisa Knopp, Department of English, 6001 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68182-0175.  All application materials are due by February 21, 2014.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha is committed to achieving diversity.  We encourage applications from under-represented groups, women and persons of color.

Chronicle

Deadline: Feb. 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 2/4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Northern Iowa - TT Assistant Professor, Creative Nonfiction - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Position Title: Assistant Professor Languages & Literatures

Job Category: Faculty

Type of Position: Tenure-Track

Full Consideration Date: Monday, November 25, 2013

Advertising Started on: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

College: College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences

Department: Languages & Literatures

Tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach Creative Nonfiction beginning August 2014 in the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Northern Iowa. Duties include an attractive course load teaching and developing craft and workshop courses in creative nonfiction, teaching a new multi-genre creative writing course, and working with graduate students directing MA theses. The successful candidate will have further opportunities to teach in writing studies, literature, and/or humanities. Competitive salary and benefits.

Education Requirements: Ph.D. required. ABDs with evidence of degree completion by August 2014 will be considered.

Required Qualifications: Publication in creative nonfiction; evidence of ability and commitment to teach craft, workshop, and literature courses in creative nonfiction; and evidence of potential for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service required.

Desirable Qualifications: We especially welcome candidates with experience or expertise in one or more of the following: writing studies; digital writing; digital humanities; publishing and editing; and other creative genres.

http://jobs.uni.edu/faculty/view/50346

Deadline: Nov. 25

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/17 x 2

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone 1-22 x 2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/18 (visits to be held first week of March)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • -From the email, phone interviews will be held in mid-late January, with campus visits happening later in the spring semester.

University of Tennessee Chattanooga - TT Assistant Professor of English, Creative Non-Fiction - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor of English, beginning August 2014, with primary specialization in Creative Nonfiction. A secondary interest in another area of creative writing such as screenwriting, fiction, or poetry is preferred. The successful candidate will be available to teach Creative Nonfiction at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as additional courses on style, editing, readings in Creative Nonfiction, and writing for publication. Teaching responsibilities include a 4/4 load.

Qualifications: MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing and significant publication in Creative Nonfiction; demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching; excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills. Additional publication in another genre is preferred. The search committee will begin screening applications immediately and continue until the position is filled. Submit a letter of interest, vita, transcript, three letters of reference, and a writing sample of 10-15 pages to facultyvitae43@utc.edu. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a metropolitan university of 12,000 students offering baccalaureate degrees in 44 fields, masters in 22, and doctorates in three. Founded as a private university in 1886, it became a primary campus of the University of Tennessee in 1969. Its 100-acre campus is located near downtown Chattanooga, in the center of a very scenic metropolitan area of more than 450,000. Chattanooga has been featured in US News and World Report and Parade as one of America’s most livable cities and has gained international attention for its downtown and riverfront development, public and private partnerships, and excellent quality of life. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/title VI & IX Section 504/ ADA/ ADEA institution.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24438

MLA JIL 2/14/14

Deadline: closes April 4, per Interolio link.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): Skype 2/25 x 2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Western Carolina University - TT Assistant Professor of English-Creative Nonfiction - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Tenure Track assistant professor of English with a specialization in Creative Nonfiction beginning August 2014. At least one creative nonfiction volume in print with a national press required. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in college/university level teaching introductory through graduate level writing courses. Experience with environmental writing, program administration, assessment, and literary event planning a plus. ABD considered, but terminal degree in creative writing (MFA or PhD) or English (PhD) required by Sept 1, 2014; alternative qualifications (i.e. multiple significant publications in the field) in lieu of a terminal degree may be considered.

Typical teaching load 3/3 ranging from graduate courses to introductory/service courses. English faculty play significant roles in implementing WCU's new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) which emphasizes integrated and synthetic learning. WCU is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, stewardship of place, and engagement.

Western Carolina University is a 10,000-student campus in the University of North Carolina system that offers 120 areas of study for undergraduates and more than 50 graduate-level programs. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits WCU to award baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Western Carolina University is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, the stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement in our classrooms and in our communities. The campus is located in the picturesque Cullowhee valley between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina, and 150 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: At least one creative nonfiction volume in print with a national press required.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in college/university level teaching introductory through graduate level writing courses.

Experience with environmental writing, program administration, assessment, and literary event planning a plus. ABD considered, but terminal degree in creative writing (MFA or PhD) or English (PhD) from an appropriately accredited institution required by Sept 1, 2014; alternative qualifications (i.e. multiple significant publications in the field) in lieu of a terminal degree may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: At least one creative nonfiction volume in print with a national press required. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in college/university level teaching introductory through graduate level writing courses. Experience with environmental writing, program administration, assessment, and literary event planning a plus. ABD considered, but terminal degree in creative writing (MFA or PhD) or English (PhD) required by Sept 1, 2014; alternative qualifications (i.e. multiple significant publications in the field) in lieu of a terminal degree may be considered.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered, you must apply online. Hard copy application materials will not be considered. Application deadline is December 1, 2013.

Required attachments are: A letter, CV, list of three references (include complete contact information), and a creative nonfiction writing sample of no more than 20 pages.

Review of applications continues until position is filled (pending final budgetary approval). For questions contact Laura Wright, Chair of the English Department, at 828.227.7264.

Link to Apply: https://jobs.wcu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53217

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview 12/6 [posted 11/25]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES:

Isn't it a little odd that they've scheduled a Skype interview before the official application deadline?

  • I wondered about that, too, but chalked it up to the caprice of the committee. Maybe they've received an app from a particularly enticing candidate? It ain't me, I can tell ya that. ; )
  • This position has been offered and accepted. [posted 2/28]

Whitman College - TT Asst. Professor, Creative Non-Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track position, at the rank of assistant professor, in Creative Writing - Creative Nonfiction. MFA or PhD in Creative Writing and substantial publication in creative nonfiction required. Additional publication in poetry or fiction would be an asset. Effective August, 2014. The successful candidate will teach a multi-genre (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction) introductory creative writing course; intermediate and advanced courses in creative nonfiction; literature courses at the introductory level; upper-division courses in craft; and general education courses, including General Studies 145/46 (Encounters), Whitman College's first-year course. An ability to teach occasional advanced courses in poetry or fiction is desirable. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching. All applications must include the following materials: letter of application as well as separate statements addressing the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. The application should address the candidate's interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, the applicant should explain how his or her pedagogy will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click "Faculty" and "Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing/Non-Fiction)."

Deadline: November 1, 2013.

No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see http://www.whitman.edu and http://www.wallawalla.org.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/14/2014. (Happy Valentine's Day!)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 12/9

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 01/06

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/14 (information via rejection e-mail)

NOTES:

OPEN / MIXED: Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

American University of Beirut - Asst. Professor of Creative WritingEdit

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill a position of assistant professor in creative writing to begin September 1, 2014.

Specialization is open. Applicants must have a PhD or MFA at the time of appointment. A significant body of creative/critical work and proof of international experience are required. Appointments are for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement. The teaching load is 3/2. Candidates are expected to teach both introductory and specialized courses in creative writing, and may teach appropriate courses in literature. They may also contribute to MA advising and curriculum development.

To apply, send a cover letter, CV, writing samples, sample relevant syllabi, and arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to: Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut c/o New York Office, 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017-2303, USA or Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon. Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

Review of materials begins November 25, 2013.

For more information, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx The American University of Beirut is the preeminent liberal arts university in the Middle East, serving a diverse, multilingual student body. The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: Nov. 25, 2013 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received: x2 X1 (11/25. e-mail)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any word on this? Feb 8

Has anyone applied for this position via email? Using the address posted in the ad, my email failed. I found another email address for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences' dean, but am hesitant to use it since it was not posted in the ad.

  • I applied for the job last week with no problem on email and received a reply requesting letters of rec. I did, however, ask a question about sending letters via hard copy for which I haven't gotten a response.
  • I sent my application through Interfolio via e-mail on the 20th and received an e-mail acknowledgement on Nov. 25. I'd included my letters in that e-mailed packet, so there was no second request for letters.

Azusa Pacific University (CA) - Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative WritingEdit

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running. The university provides outstanding opportunities for faculty in advancement, professional growth, and Christian ministry. APU seeks faculty who model excellence in their discipline and have a clear and compelling understanding of their faith and Christian commitment.

Job Description

School/College: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Department: English

Location: Azusa Campus

Description: The Department of English at Azusa Pacific University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing beginning in Fall 2014. Position subject to final funding.

Specialization: We seek a candidate with a primary specialization in narrative genres, including short fiction, novel, or creative nonfiction. Secondary specialization in one of the following areas is also desired: contemporary literature; playwriting; literature and theology; and/or screenwriting.

Responsibilities: The candidate will be expected to teach both lower- and upper-division courses offered by the English Department, including Freshman Writing Seminar, and may also have an opportunity to contribute to a potential M.A. program.

Level: Assistant or Associate Professor

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English, Literature, or Creative Writing is required.

Experience: Teaching experience at the college or university level is preferred.

Workload: Normal teaching load is 24 units per year, though reductions in teaching load are available through competitive faculty development grants.

Mental Demands: Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects. Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment. Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information. Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

Hire Date: Applications received by December 15, 2013 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. The position will begin August 2014.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Online App. Form: https://apufacultyjobs.silkroad.com/

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2013 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Bentley University (MA) - Asst. or Assoc. Professor, English and Media StudiesEdit

Bethune-Cookman University (FL) - TT Asst. Professor of English (fields incl. Creative Writing) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at Generalist 2014
  • From Generalist page: "Campus interview scheduled: requested via email 12/30" (after preliminary Skype interviews)

Bloomfield College (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Division of Humanities invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in English/Creative Writing. The division seeks a dynamic full-time faculty member with a passion for undergraduate education to help advance and grow the creative writing program. Teaching load is three courses per semester - introductory course, advanced courses in specific genres and the production of the college's literary magazine. The position will start in late August 2014.

Candidates should have an earned M.F.A. Teaching excellence is the first priority at Bloomfield College. Candidates should have a strong record of teaching in higher education and ability to teach various genres. Connections to writing communities beyond academia a plus.

Applicants should submit electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing samples, and three letters of recommendation by Dec. 1, 2013, to CreativeWriting@bloomfield.edu. Fully electronic submission preferred; if something must be sent in hard copy, send to Creative Writing Search Committee, Bloomfield College, Division of Humanities, 467 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003.

Bloomfield College, founded in 1868, is an independent, four-year institution with a diverse student body. It is located 10 miles west of NYC in Essex County, NJ, and easily accessible by auto (Garden State Parkway, Exit 148/149) or public transportation from New Jersey or NYC (De Camp buses # 33 and 88; NJ Transit, Montclair Line).

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 11/11 (X2), 11/23 (X1), 12/2 (X1), 12/3 (X1), 12/10 (x1)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 3/17

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): 1/14, 1/17 (Phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/22 x 2

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Notice of Acceptance posted in header on 3/18]

NOTES:

The search committee "expects to contact applicants for interviews in mid to late Jan.

There were over 460 applications for the job.

Chadron State College (NE) - TT English (Writing Specialist) and Humanities Faculty - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Required:

Ph.D in English, Composition and Rhetoric or Creative Writing (Candidates who are ABD and can show that the degree will be in hand by start date will be considered)
Experience teaching composition at the college level and ability to teach college writing across multiple levels
Doctorate required for tenure
Successful background records check

Preferred:

Experience teaching and/or expertise in a specialized area such as creative writing, digital literacy, technical writing, developmental/transitional writing and English and/or American Literature
Ability to teach and potentially create courses in the CSC Essential Studies Program, including interdisciplinary first year and capstone courses
Knowledge in the use of technology including online learning and multimedia enhancements and No/Low Cost resources

Teaching: The Department of English and Humanities seeks a Writing Specialist with an ability to teach a wide variety of courses in our degree programs focusing on writing, English Education and literature. As our department provides vital support to several areas of the new Essential Studies program, the ideal candidate will be highly qualified to teach composition and provide expertise and teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: transitional studies/developmental writing, creative writing, digital literacy, first year inquiry, capstone and literature coursework. We seek a candidate who is interested in engaging with students and our community members in creative activities such as summer writing workshops, writing clubs, our literary journal, open mic events, etc.

Service and Creative Activities/Scholarship: Service and creative/scholarship activities could include: active participation in CSC curriculum revisions, program development and assessment, development and instruction of online and interactive distance learning courses, pedagogies of engagement, campus and professional community service activities, student advising and recruitment, creative and/or scholarly activities in accordance with requirements established by the SCEA agreement, service on committees, collegiality, flexibility to the changes occurring within higher education, deep commitment to teaching, interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and other duties as assigned are expected

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply for this job online at http://www.csc.edu/hr/jobs/, click on Faculty and then click on under Apply for Vacancy next to the position title. Required application materials include the Chadron State College Employment Application form, cover letter, resume and transcripts. Applicants can attach and submit their cover letter, resume and transcripts within the online CSC Employment Application form. Please note that a statement on teaching philosophy may be requested later in the process. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to hr@csc.edu or 308-432-6224. Work authorization and/or visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Chadron State College is a small, rural four-year public college located in the scenic Pine Ridge of northwestern Nebraska and is a member of the Nebraska State College System. CSC offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to its approximately 3000 enrolled students and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. CSC is located within 90 miles of Rapid City, SD and 300 miles of Denver, CO.

ACADEMIC INFORMATION: CSCs faculty members are a community of learners that value teaching and learning. CSC is committed to the orchestration of learning environments, teaching as a community endeavor, critical self-reflection, continuous improvement and collegiality that encompasses responsibility. Recently, CSC was among the first eight institutions to complete its tenure within the Higher Learning Commissions Academy for the Assessment of Student Learning, focusing on the institutions General Studies program. Currently, CSC is in the midst of a strategic plan to re-imagine higher education.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This position is covered by the SCEA negotiated agreement. Please refer to our website (http://www.csc.edu/hr) for more information about Chadron State College.

Chronicle

Deadline: open until filled [posted in Chronicle on Feb. 11, 2014]

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: Phone, Skype, etc.): 3/20 (phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 4/8

Campus interview scheduled: 4/4

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • From Generalist 2014: "Rejection email (5/9) says position has been filled"

NOTES:

Anybody hear anything on this one yet?

Also posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2014 and Generalist 2014

Christian Brothers University (TN) - Asst. Professor of English or Rhet/Comp (Non-TT, pref. for Creative Writing)Edit

Clemson University - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry or Fiction) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Clemson University invites applications for an Assistant Professor, pending funding, in Creative Writing (Poetry or Fiction). Ideal candidates will have a book published by a national press; publications in a secondary genre; an MFA in Creative Writing or PhD in English/Creative Writing; and experience teaching workshop courses. The English Department offers BAs in Literature and in Writing and Publication Studies, MAs in English and in Professional Communication, and participates in the interdisciplinary Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design doctoral program. The English Department also hosts minors in Writing and in Film Studies. The Department is home to the Clemson Literary Festival, The South Carolina Review, Clemson University Digital Press, and is affiliated with Parlor Press and Free Verse Editions. The successful candidate will provide leadership and vision while collaborating with current faculty to develop emergent initiatives and programs.

Candidates must have the MFA or PhD in-hand by August 1, 2014. Please send a letter of application and a CV though Interfolio to Professor Lee Morrissey, Chair (lmorris@clemson.edu). For full consideration, applications must be received by October 18, 2013.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22994

MLA JIL 09/20/13

Deadline: Oct. 18, 2013

Acknowledgment received: Applicant Information request 10/14, 10/16

Request for additional materials: 10/28 x7 Q: Congratulations. Would it be possible to mention if you work in poetry or fiction or both and if the request came by post/e-mail/phone? A1: Work in both, request came by email. A2: Fiction. Request sent through interfolio. A3: Poetry. request by email. A5: Poetry. Request by email. A6: Fiction. Request by email. A7: Both; by email.

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): MLA interview scheduled by phone 12/4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:  

  • --Has anyone ever submitted additional materials this way?  I added everything they asked for to the application on Interfolio, but how can you tell they've been sent on to the search committee?
  • A: I received a note from Interfolio confirming that my materials had been emailed to the appropriate address. But I haven't received (and suspect I won't) confirmation directly from the school
  • Any news here? x2

College of The Bahamas - Assistant Professor, Creative Writing - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The College is seeking faculty in the School of English Studies who have a strong commitment to undergraduate instruction; are able to teach literature as well as rhetoric and composition up to the bachelor degree level; and are knowledgeable of current trends in pedagogy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching creative writing and college composition up to the bachelor degree level; Participating in curriculum review, revision and design; Developing and participating in departmental projects; Contributing to the development of teaching materials; Engaging in creative writing with the potential for scholarly publication; Serving on departmental, School and college-wide committees.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned MFA or PhD in Creative Writing from an accredited institution; Excellent tertiary-level teaching experience; Evidence of scholarly research and publications.

START DATE: 1 August 2014

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 14 February 2014

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applicants should send the following: A completed College of The Bahamas Application for Employment Form (www.cob.edu.bs/hrprofile); A letter of interest (highlighting work experience and accomplishments relevant to the position); An up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume; Teaching philosophy statement; Evidence of excellence in teaching; Evidence of research and scholarship; Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts needed for employment); and At least three confidential, professional references. Applications will NOT be considered without the complete package.

SALARY GRADES: TM - Master's Degree $37,660 - $63,310 TD - Doctoral Degree $42,160 - $71,410

MAILING ADDRESS: The College of The Bahamas, Human Resources Department, P. O. Box N-4912, Nassau, The Bahamas, Attention: Ms. Renée Mayers, Associate Vice President, Human Resources

OR facultyapply@cob.edu.bs

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 14 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): 3/14 (phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Has anyone navigated the employment form effectively? It seems to allow one to "save" but not "submit." 

  • I tried and had the same problem, which is extremely frustrating after you spend 20-30 minutes painstakingly entering the same information that is already in your CV and your letter.  We need to call and find out if they received those "saved" forms.
  • I'm wondering about the list of required materials on the last page of the application form. I've never been asked for a copy of my birth certificate, medical certificate, police record, or photo before. I don't even have the requested medical certificate. Does anyone have information about these requirements? Have you included these as part of your application?
  • I sent an email specifically asking about some of those documents and received a strange response that didn't answer my specific questions. I was told that U.S. residents are welcome to apply, but the email gave no indication what I should do about the lack of a medical certificate or some sort of police record/file. I pretty much decided to pass on applying for this one. 

Columbia College Chicago (IL) - Chair, Dept. of Creative Writing - FAILED SEARCHEdit

The Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago, located in the heart of Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, is searching for a Chair to begin July 2014.

The Chair will be appointed with tenure at the Associate or Professor level to manage the Department and teach one course per semester. The Chair is responsible for providing leadership to the faculty and staff of this newly formed Department. One of the largest Departments of its kind in the country, Columbia College Chicago’s Department of Creative Writing includes nearly 500 undergraduate and graduate students, over twenty tenured and tenure-track faculty, a seasoned part-time faculty, full-time staff and several distinct degree-granting programs.

We are looking for a leader with a strong vision and significant managerial skills for this newly formed Department, which was recently created by bringing together several longstanding and robust creative writing programs. The primary responsibility is to promote and maintain high standards of instruction, guide new curriculum, and further develop existing programs. We are particularly interested in candidates who have cross-genre experience in writing. The Department Chair must be well versed in best teaching and administrative practices and must strive to implement the college's core mission (http://www.colum.edu/About_Columbia/History_Mission/Mission.php). The Department Chair will work with her/his staff on scheduling, staffing, managing of the budget, and all of the various initiatives coming out of the Department. The Department Chair reports to the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Chairs should possess strong leadership, management, communication, teaching, and human relation skills, including good listening skills and the ability to nurture and promote a collegial environment that encourages creative productivity and the exchange of ideas and new initiatives guided by nationally recognized practices in the field. The ability to provide leadership and vision to a diverse group of faculty working across multiple genres, as well as the ability to guide faculty development and promote student advisement and retention is essential. The Chair is responsible for setting Departmental goals, developing plans and budgets, and assessing Departmental performance. The Chair provides Departmental oversight for process and policies for faculty evaluation and promotion and tenure and must work collaboratively with all of her/his counterparts across campus.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and includes excellent benefits.

Minimum Education & Experience

Required Experience: A significant profile as a writer with nationally recognized publications, a minimum of six (6) years of full-time college level teaching experience and at least three (3) years of administrative or comparable experience in higher education are required. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities to facilitate an educational climate conducive to the positive exchange of ideas and the promotion of excellence.

Preferred Qualifications: MFA or PhD in Creative Writing or related field.

How To Apply: At the start of the online application please upload Curriculum Vitae, cover letter including a statement of managerial style, and a list of references as ONE .doc, .docx, or a PDF file; do not upload each document separately. Once you have successfully submitted your application, an e-mail notification will be sent to the e-mail provided in your application.

Only applications submitted via the College's online application system will be considered. Visit http://www.colum.edu/EmploymentServices for application guidelines.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Columbia College Chicago encourages qualified female, LGBTQ, disabled, and minority individuals to apply for all positions.

A copy of the Annual Crime Statistics and Fire Safety Report is available by accessing http://www.colum.edu/safety.

http://www.COLUM.edu

LINK to Apply

Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): Skype interviews held 1/21-1/22

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: FAILED SEARCH [posted 5/3]

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • offered to two finalists--"failure to come to terms" [posted 5/3]

Dixie State University (UT) - TT Position in Creative Writing - OFFER MADEEdit

Responsibilities: Teach and create courses within the newly developed Creative Writing emphasis. Supervise students in the creation of department publications as assigned. Teach composition courses and literature courses as needed. Serve on university and departmental committees as assigned. Attend department, division, and faculty meetings; work with other faculty in program management; and adhere to university policies. Should be technology literate and/or willing to become certified and teach online or blended courses.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English with Creative Writing concentration by August 2014 from a regionally accredited institution. Additional background in Composition and Rhetoric preferred. Extensive writing experience and publication in national journals and/or presses. College-level experience teaching a variety of creative genres. Experience teaching college Composition.

Supplemental Information: Terms of Contract: Tenure-track (9-month) faculty position. Fall semester begins August 2014. Salary is based on competitive Dixie State University faculty salary schedule. Excellent benefit package included.

Electronic Application Procedures: Application review begins November 15, 2013, open until filled. Submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references and unofficial transcripts electronically.

LINK to Apply

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): Skype (1/21) x4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interviews being conducted per HR dept. (2/18)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/18 [reported via email]

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any news on this?
  • Contacted the HR rep on 2/18 about the status of the search and was told that campus interviews were being conducted and other candidates would be contacted if additional interviews were deemed necessary.
  • This job has been open 3 of the past 5 years. Does anyone know what's going on with the turnover?
  • Wouldn't call it "turnover," as I don't believe they've actually ever successfully hired anybody for the creative writing position. My "impression" is that there's a complete lack of internal consensus, both over the need of the hire, and what qualities the ideal candidate should possess. You can see hints of this on the department webpage (e.g., look at the "About Us" section of the Route 7 Review), but I have other reasons to, um, "suspect" this. (Writing more will out me, so I'll end my comment here.)
  • They actually did successfullly hire a creative writer in the summer of 2011, but that person left the position at the end of the 2012-13 academic year. Dixie is in a very conservitive state, which can affect one's choices of teaching material, not to mention other aspects of life.  
  • Are you sure you have your dates right for that hire? They did a search for the same position during the fall of the 2012-13 academic year, one that was cancelled due to lack of funding. Seems strange that they would start a search with somebody in place...unless that person gave notice in the early fall that he/she would be leaving in the spring.

Eastern Connecticut State University - Asst. Professor, Writing in New MediaEdit

Eastern Michigan University - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English Language and Literature at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing. The Creative Writing Program emphasizes interdisciplinarity and includes both undergraduate and MA studies. We are seeking a literary writer who works in new media and/or digital arts and is capable of teaching courses that address contemporary aesthetic practices engaged with digital environments in multi-discipline contexts. Teaching load is three courses per semester, with possible course reductions.

Known for its congenial and collaborative English Department, EMU is located in the Ann Arbor-Detroit area. The school is a culturally diverse learning and teaching community set in a small city environment, amidst a major metropolitan area, that attracts students from Metro Detroit, across the state, nationally, and internationally. Internal grant opportunities are available.

Candidates must hold a graduate degree, and demonstrate a significant publication record, evidence of excellence in teaching, and promise of continuing literary engagement. The Department is searching for someone who demonstrates collegiality among faculty, support staff, and students and who works well within a climate of shared governance. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching; facilitate and value student development; generate both literary and scholarly work; and participate in professional and community organizations.

To apply, go to https://www.emujobs.com and click on the "View/Apply for Faculty and Administrative Positions." As a part of the application, all applicants must provide a cover letter and CV. Additional materials only upon request. Questions about this position may be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, rhalpern@emich.edu. Screening of candidates will begin on October 25, with priority given to applications received by that date. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA Convention in Chicago in 2014.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 25, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x3 (11/8)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): MLA (12/18)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:[see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Hire made, according to "Who Got What" section below]

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard anything about this job?  The requested materials from me on November 8th, but I haven't heard back.  Should I assume I'm no longer in the running? x5
  • Has anyone heard about campus visits or post-MLA notices? x3 (I haven't heard anything.)
  • Campus visits scheduled [posted 2/8]

Florida State University - TT Assistant Professor, Fiction / Non-Fiction - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Florida State University, Department of English, Tallahassee FL 32306

http://www.english.fsu.edu/

We invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Non-fiction / Fiction. We seek candidates with extensive publication (at least one book with nationally recognized press) to teach undergraduate and graduate fiction and / or non-fiction workshops. We are especially interested in candidates who combine an interest in both literary fiction and non-fiction; though applicants may focus primarily in one area, we hope to hire a candidate with interest and commitment to both. Starting date August 2014. Ph.D. or M.F.A. required. 2/2 teaching assignment; one graduate course per year. Competitive salary. Application materials (letter, c.v, writing sample, at least three recommendation letters) via the Interfolio system (https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/) addressed to Prof. Diane Roberts., Search Committee Chair, Department of English, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL 32306-1580 by November 15. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, persons with disabilities, and women are especially encouraged to apply. A Public Records agency.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22984

MLA JIL 09/20/13

Deadline: November 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x5 via email 11/19 w/ mention of possible interview

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): MLA interview request 12/9 x2, MLA interview request 12/10

Rejection (after preliminary interview): Rejection.

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • 3/14 mass email to inform that the position is filled.

NOTES:

Gonzaga University (WA) - TT Asst. Professor (or Instructor) of English (Creative Writing and Lit.) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The English department at Gonzaga University invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor or Instructor position (3/3 teaching load) to teach creative writing and literature starting September, 2014. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in English or A.B.D. with completion anticipated by August 1, 2014, or MFA in Writing, evidence of scholarly or creative potential, at least one year experience instructing in both writing and literature, and evidence of superior teaching. To apply, please visit our website at: https://gonzaga.peopleadmin.com/. Email inquiries to Jeff Miller, Chair of English: millerj3@gonzaga.edu. Position closes on November 17, 2013, midnight, PST. Interviews will take place in January at MLA in Chicago. For assistance with your online application, call 509.313.5996. Gonzaga University is Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is an AA/EEO employer committed to diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23532

MLA JIL 10/18/13

Deadline: Nov. 17

Acknowledgment received: x 2 (11/18)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

  • MLA Interview x3 (notified by phone) [posted 12/13]

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/23

Campus interview scheduled: 1/23 (email - I learned by being told I'm an alternate)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Yes (4/3)

NOTES:

Reliable source says this is an inside hire. 

Q1. Any movement on this one? If they're interviewing at MLA, shouldn't they contact people soon?

C: With over a month to MLA, I'd assume calls for interviews could come as late as next week or even the week after. x2 ---> to add to this, MLA interview requests can come right up until Christmas Eve, so yes, it's still somewhat early [12/4]

Q. Looking at the Department website, Gonzaga has a number of poetry MFAs and PhD's on staff. Obviously, inside hires are never a sure thing, but any rumblings on them looking strongly at one?

A:  Yes.  A female lecturer already in the department.

A. Most of the MFA's received their degrees from the same school (or at least it appears that way from my quick glance).  Having served on a SC where a number of in-house applicants were all similarly qualified, the SC felt that it needed to increase the department's "strength" rather than simply maintain it by promoting someone from within.  That could be the case here, or it could go the other way.  As we're finding out, we can't ever guess with any certainty about what will happen.

A2: I could be off here, but last year GU ran a non-tt line and it went to a local candidate who already worked in the department. The ad was posted later in the season after someone left, whereas this one was posted early in the season after the dept. had more time to get the t-t line I'm guessing. So...I wouldn't assume that the job will go to an inside hire. The person who left wasn't inside. 

--I'm curious about who they are interviewing at MLA given the internal hire flags. I know a candidate who is fiction. What genre are the other MLA interviewees?

A: Fiction also

Hampshire College - Asst. Professor of Creative Writing and African American Literary Arts - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Hampshire Colleges Creative Writing Program invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and African American Literary Arts, to begin in fall 2014. We seek a writer (of poetry, creative nonfiction, and/or fiction) whose artistic and critical work is engaged with the histories, literary arts, and cultures of people of African descent, particularly in the United States. We are especially interested in candidates whose work explores the intersections of creative practice, research and issues of social justice. In addition to experience with workshop methods, serious candidates must also be interested in developing and teaching courses that model for students some of the ways that literary artists themselves can approach the study of literatures, histories, or contemporary social issues.

At least two years of college level teaching, a terminal degree (such as an MFA or PhD), a clear interest in critical pedagogy, and a record of publication are essential. The Creative Writing Program is part of the School for Interdisciplinary Arts, which includes arts and social action as one of its key mandates. In keeping with the Schools mission statement, students routinely consider issues of social justice and know the power of art to change lives. The Schools robust collegial atmosphere depends on close collaboration and collective openness to experimentation.

Hampshire is committed to building a diverse creative community and energetically invites applications from scholar-artists who are underrepresented in the academy. The reading of applications will begin on Monday October 21, 2013. Applicants are requested to submit: a cover letter describing their professional experience, current interests and projects, and envisaged contribution to Hampshires unique experimenting environment; a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; a current curriculum vitae; a writing sample of no more than fifteen pages; and the names and contact information for three recommenders via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/.

  • Please note that we will accept, in addition to your online application, hard copies of your writing sample (only) if you feel your work is best represented in this way. These materials can be mailed to us at: Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and African American Literary Arts, School for Interdisciplinary Arts—WP, Hampshire College, 893 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): Skype interview x1

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 [posted 1/19]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES:

  • Similar search was held last year: see Creative Writing 2013
  • A few notes/warnings about Hampshire College, for those not familiar with this institution: First, Hampshire does not offer tenure. Faculty undergo periodic reviews (by the other faculty of the college) and are given progressively longer contracts, but there is no tenure. Second, Hampshire is known for being *extremely* demanding (even exploitative) of its faculty, both full and part-time. As a consequence, it has had a hard time filling positions in creative writing (there have been frequent repeated searches over recent years). Third, and most important to keep in mind: Hampshire has a history of making politicized hiring decisions inconsistent with standards in the field—meaning they have hired writing professors with very little or no legitimate publications. (There was a lawsuit to this effect settled out of court in 2000). This isn't to say "don't apply"—but do keep these factors in mind and don't set your expectations too high! (They are also one of those colleges that never respond to applications—no rejection letters, no communication at all).
  • Well, all that and they don't even pay you what it cost for a student to go there. Insane. If a professor is not worth one student's tution, at least, then they don't value the teacher.
  • Previous poster, do you have inside knowledge about the salary range? Nothing is posted in the ad.
  • Yes, I have first hand info from the horses mouth. Let's just say I am very familiar with last years attempt to hire, . But, that's not to say it will not be different this time around. Ther are some great folks there, just get your money before you say yes. The tenure things is not that big of deal, two contracts and the average person is out anyway. people been there for years. i would ratther have the flexability to move around.
  • Job Offer exttended and accpeted.. [posted 2/26]

Holy Names University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of English (fields incl. Creative Writing)Edit

Hope College (MI) -  Asst., Assoc. or Prof. of Creative Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Creative Writing, Department of English, Hope College, Holland, Michigan. Tenure track. Hope College seeks a specialist in creative writing to teach writing and general education courses. Candidates should have an MFA or PhD in creative writing in hand by September 2014, a record of excellence in college teaching (including experience teaching at least two genres), publications in creative writing, ability and preparation to teach general education courses (such as first-year seminar and first-year composition), and plans for a continued program of writing and publication. The teaching load is 3/3, with half usually in creative writing and half in general education.

Hope College is a liberal arts undergraduate college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America; its ecumenical faculty offer an education in the context of the historic Christian faith. Hope has over 3,000 students (3,343 FTE) and 240 FTE faculty; is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association; is accredited by the North Central Association; and is located in a city of 35,000 in an urban area of 100,000, with all of the diversity and opportunity of a small city. We are near Lake Michigan, within short driving distance of Grand Rapids (urban area of over 500,000), and relatively close to Ann Arbor and Chicago. Additional information about Hope College can be found at http://www.hope.edu/.

Deadline: Oct. 25, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:  x4 (teaching philosophy, writing sample) on 10/30; x2 on 11/5; 11/6; x4 on 11/7

Rejection (no interview): x 2 (but with a very nice personal note!) 12/14; 12/16 by mail

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): 12/12, Skype (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/28 (x1)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES: 

  • Potential inside candidate(s) here.
  • I will say that it takes a special person for this job. Very relgious oriented and the town is right wing central. I interviewed on campus for this job. They giving out tickets for exposed bellybuttons. I wish i could make it up. Depends on what you want. If you trynna live a little, night not be the place for you, but if you can adh=just to these things then go ahead.
  • It's worth noting that Grand Rapids is nearby; it's also conservative, but with a million people in the metro area, it's certainly a place where one could make a good life.
  • Any word on a timetable? Looks like it's been a month since folks were asked for add. documents...
  • I was wondering the same thing . . . I haven't heard back.
  • Darn! Good luck, folks.
  • 140 applicants; 38 additional material requests "all of whom were really excellent"

Indiana University of Pennsylvania - TT Asst. Professor, Writing Studies - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2014. We seek a teacher-scholar with demonstrated commitment to composition or closely related fields who will contribute to our growing Writing Studies Track.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in composition and in the Writing Studies Track; advise students in undergraduate programs; engage in a range of scholarly work, including creative, professional, and academic publishing; and participate in related university and community services. We are especially interested in candidates who can assist the Department Internship Coordinator. PhD in English or closely related discipline required by time of employment. Expertise and teaching experience in professional and creative writing preferred. Visit http://www.iup.edu/employment to apply through our on-line application system. Application materials include a letter of application, CV, three current letters of recommendation, copies of transcripts (official transcripts required before hiring), a scholarly, professional, or creative writing sample (no more than 20 pages), and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 15, 2013 will receive fullest consideration.

Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V and a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

For more information about IUP, visit our website at http://www.iup.edu.

Link to Apply: https://iup.peopleadmin.com/postings/493

HERC

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

First of all, IUP does not know what it wants ... But there are three definable components. One, they want someone who is passionate about teaching the first-year writing experience.  Two, they want someone who can help writers find internships. Three, they are looking for someone to self-define his/her role within the writing track. That is, a creative writer would work with creative writing. A professional writer would work with professional writing. Etc.  This is not the most important part of the job description for the English department.  And they have more poets than anything else. This is not a gig for a fiction writer, at all. It's more of a description that fits a generalist or someone who self-defines him or herself as a hybrid writer.  Because Pat Bizzaro teaches there, they like the idea of writing studies – the pedagogy of teaching creative writing ...

  • A few FYIs here: the PA State System of Higher Ed (of which IUP is a member) is facing significant budget problems, with tenured faculty being "retrenched" (ie fired) from at least four campuses. So far, IUP hasn't announced any such budget issues; however, the faculty collective bargaining agreement gives retrenched faculty preferential hiring status for open positions for any other system university. The general nature of this ad could mean IUP anticipates, or won't even be able to avoid, hiring a retrenched person from elsewhere in the state. At the least, it's important to note the financial burdens the university faces thanks to current state politics (google PASHEE and retrenchment for more info).

Johnson State College (VT) - TT Assistant Professor in Writing and Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Johnson State, a small, dynamic liberal arts college in Vermont with a strong BFA in creative writing and BA programs in literature and communications seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in Writing and Literature. The position will begin in August 2014. The individual offered the position will be an excellent teacher, committed to the undergraduate education of creative writing majors and to non-majors enrolled in General Education courses offered through the department. Applicants should have an MFA in creative writing, or a Ph.D. in literature with a creative dissertation. He or she should be a writer of fiction with significant publications and experience in digital magazine editing and publication(s). Interest and experience in expository writing instruction and assessment are desirable.

Obligations include teaching four courses per semester, comprised of introductory courses in composition and creative writing, digital publishing, surveys of world literature, upper-level workshops and form and theory courses in fiction, and other courses in literature, depending upon departmental needs. Additional expectations include academic advising, continued scholarship and professional development, and participation through teaching and service in a college-wide commitment to early and ongoing student success. The successful candidate may serve as fiction editor of the literary magazine Green Mountains Review.

Salary is determined by degrees and experience, according to a negotiated contract. Johnson State offers an excellent benefits package.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of application, including a statement of teaching philosophy and professional and scholarly interests; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation, and a completed JSC application (http://www.jsc.edu/employment) to: Susan.Rothschild@jsc.edu, Attn: Dr. Sharon Twigg. Applications must include all postsecondary and graduate transcripts which indicate degree(s) conferred and/or degree status (e.g., graduate credits, candidacy). Final offer of employment is subject to a fingerprint supported criminal background check.

Chronicle

Deadline: Feb. 15 2014 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES: 

Also posted at Generalist 2014

  • -Any update here?

Keystone College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor of EnglishEdit

The Division of Communication Arts and Humanities at Keystone College invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of English with specializations in creative writing (fiction, creative non-fiction and other modes) and World Literature to start fall 2014. Qualified applicants should hold a PhD in English. Applicants who are ABD degree at the time of appointment also will be considered.

The applicant will be expected to teach courses in literature, academic writing, and creative writing at the undergraduate level. Teaching environments will include face-to-face day time classroom instruction but may also include teaching online and teaching evenings and weekends. Teaching assignments may include: Academic Writing, Writing About Literature, Introduction to Literary Studies, Creative Writing, British Literature, and/or other literatures, and Special Topics. The applicant may also be asked to serve as a curriculum coordinator.

As a tenure-track member of the faculty, the applicant will be expected to develop a record of service to the Division, the College, and the community. The applicant will also be expected to participate in professional development activities including personal scholarship and creative interests as defined by the Boyer's Model of Scholarship.

The successful applicant will also exhibit a willingness to mentor undergraduate research (Capstone projects), to develop new courses in her or his areas of interest, and to engage in assessment activities. An applicant should expect to serve as an academic advisor to the Division's students (mentoring and scheduling) and to serve on College committees.

The successful candidate will have a well-developed or emerging research agenda. In addition, the successful candidate must have evidence of an ability to work effectively with students and colleagues and have a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. The candidate must possess excellent communication skills and be self-motivated.

An applicant should also expect to become an active member of Faculty Senate and of the College community at large. An applicant should expect to join other faculty members (outside the division) to complete interdisciplinary initiatives as well (such as Capstone Committees and new course/minor/degree development).

Keystone College, a private, co-educational college is fully accredited and is committed to helping all students attain their full potential. Based on the College's student centered focus, the ability to communicate effectively within a culturally diverse community is critical to the success of the applicant. Collegiality, professional and ethical conduct, as well as a strong work ethic will contribute to a successful integration into the Division and the College community at large as well.

Letters of application should include a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy and research interests. Official transcripts with college/university seal will be required prior to employment.

APPLY TO Human Resources, Keystone College, One College Green,La Plume, PA 18440-1099 e-mail: humanresources@keystone.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled [posted 12/04/13]

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Laurentian University (Ontario, Canada) - TT Asst. Professor, Creative WritingEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2014. The position will contribute to both the English Literature and the Rhetoric and Media Studies streams at the undergraduate level as well as the interdisciplinary M.A. in the Humanities. The successful candidate will be expected to develop new courses in Creative Writing, broadly conceived as including creative work in diverse modes and media (e.g. written, oral, performative, and/or dramatic texts; visual, electronic, and/or mixed media). There will be a significant opportunity to integrate classroom learning with real-world experience, for example, through projects and placements in Aboriginal communities. The Department of English has a history of partnerships with various Aboriginal organizations including the Debajehmujig Theatre Group, the Weengushk Film Institute and the Indigenous Health Research Development Program, and the successful candidate will continue to develop these relationships. Applicants must have a completed MFA or Ph.D., be near to its completion, or have equivalent experience or qualifications, with demonstrated research/creative productivity and teaching experience.

Contact: Candidates should submit a statement of current and prospective research/creative endeavours, a teaching dossier, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to brenda@leadersinternational.com.

H-NET

Deadline: no deadline given, but ad states "Closing Date 01/05/2014"

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any news about this one?

Longwood University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor, The Business of Creative Writing - SEARCH CANCELLEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English. Department of English and Modern Languages.

Full-time, Tenure-track faculty, Position #F0227

Longwood University’s Department of English and Modern Languages invites applications for a tenure- track Professor specializing in The Business of Creative Writing to begin in August 2014. The position requires a primary area of specialization in editing and publishing and a secondary area of specialization in creative writing (genre open). A terminal degree in Creative Writing (M.F.A. or Ph. D) is required, as is experience in editing and publishing. Experience with program coordination is preferred. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses about the world of literary publishing and editing and about creative writing pedagogy. Additionally, he or she will teach student interns real world editing skills while overseeing the production of a literary journal. As a part of a 4/4 teaching load, he or she will also teach creative writing workshops (as needed) and general education courses in composition.

To learn more about our students, programs and opportunities, visit: http://www.longwood.edu/english.

Longwood University is a selective, state-supported institution in central Virginia founded in 1839. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013. A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan. EOE/AA. To apply, submit a letter of interest, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (indicate position #F0227) to: Business of Creative Writing Search Committee, Department of English and Modern Languages. Longwood University, 201 High Street. Farmville, Va. 23909.

Please submit the “Release of Information and “EEO Data Collection Form” (found on our website at http://www.longwood.edu/hr/24381.htm, under “Recruitment and Hiring” – the EEO form is voluntary) (indicate position #F0227) to: Human Resources, Longwood University, 201 High Street Farmville, VA 23909 Phone: 434-395-2074 Fax: 434-395-2666 Email: humres@longwood.edu

See ad here: http://www.longwood.edu/assets/hr/F0227_Assistant_Professor_Of_English_Creative_Writing.pdf

See also: https://apply.interfolio.com/23478

Posted in MLA JIL 10/11/13

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA 12/3 x 4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/28 x 2

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any word on a timeframe for on campus interviews?
  • I didn't ask about the timeframe. Did anyone out there ask during the interview? 
  • I'm in the same boat!
  • Well, damn. Any details?
  • Email 3/17 says search has been canceled.
  • Was a reason given? Budget cuts?

Maricopa Community Colleges: Paradise Valley Community College (AZ) - Full-Time English Faculty (Creative Writing)Edit

Location: Paradise Valley Community Coll

Hours: Mon-Fri 30 hours

Job Summary: In accordance with the college's learning-centered philosophy, instructs students from diverse backgrounds and/or cultures in a full range of Creative Writing courses (e.g. Introduction to Creative Writing, Poetry Writing, Fiction Writing, Creative Non-fiction Writing) and English Freshman Composition courses (e.g. ENG 101 and ENG 102). Uses multiple methods of instruction, assessment results, and appropriate technologies to engage students in learning, enhance teaching, and promote student success. Demonstrates a commitment to service excellence, innovation, assessment, student success, integrity, and diversity in the performance of job duties. Teaches in both traditional and non-traditional settings such as Learning Communities, short term courses and accelerated programs as well as hybrid and/or online courses. Coordinates the Creative Writing Program including budgeting, grant-writing, recruitment, and program advancement; publication of the Paradise Review and other student literary publications; and overseeing campus, district and national writing competitions. Collaborates in the development and leadership of programs for students within the college and/or outside with external communities; builds relationships with high school and university institutions in support of transfer pathways; facilitates activities outside the classroom for students. May teach at the PVCC at Black Mountain site as well as at the Union Hills site. May teach evening as well as day classes.

Special Notes: This Residential Faculty position begins August 18, 2014.

Paradise Valley Community College is a Learning Centered College that supports a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect, equity and understanding and incorporating views from dissimilar frames of reference are encouraged and valued. (http://paradisevalley.edu/diversity and http://www.pvc.maricopa.edu/lcc)

Online App. Form

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: 04/13/2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled:

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Community Colleges 2014

Memorial University (Canada) - TT Asst. Professor, Creative WritingEdit

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering di­verse undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. With over 185 regular faculty members in 16 academic departments and a wide variety of interdisciplinary major, minor and diploma programs, the Faculty of Arts offers breadth, depth and diversity. Counting around 5000 students with declared majors or minors, and with strong graduate programs, the Faculty is committed to providing solid teaching and research support to new appointees. The Faculty of Arts houses, among other units, the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), ISER Books and the Digital Research Centre for Qualitative Fieldwork. It is also home to outstanding archival collections, including the Maritime History Archive, the Folklore and Language Archive and the Native Language Archive. Memorial’s Queen Elizabeth II Library has excellent holdings with the most extensive collection of journals in the region. Please see http://www.mun.ca/arts/.

NOTE: All applications should quote the appropriate position number as listed in each case.

Tenure Track: The tenure track positions listed below will normally commence July 1, 2014, subject to budgetary approval, and will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. The positions normally require a completed doctoral degree in the appropriate discipline. A completed earned doctorate (or recognized terminal qualification in the discipline) is required for the appointee to receive the rank of Assistant Professor and to be in a tenure-track position. (If a successful candidate has not completed an earned doctorate, he/she shall be appointed to a regular term, non-renewable three-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. If the candidate completes all the requirements for the doctorate during the first 24 months of the term appointment, he/she shall begin a tenure-track appointment following completion of the requirements of the degree.) Letters of application should be sent to the Head of the department, accompanied by a current curriculum vitæ, a teaching dossier, the names and addresses of three persons who can supply a letter of reference, and such additional materials as may be specified below. The application must provide evidence of excellence in teaching and research.

Applications should reach the Head no later than December 6, 2013.

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - POSITION#: VPA-ENGL-2013-002

The Department of English Language and Literature invites applications for a tenure-track position. The area of specialization is Creative Writing. A substantial record of publication is required, as is the ability to contribute to other departmental strengths; a Ph.D. would be an asset. (For an overview of departmental research clusters, applicants are encouraged to consult the departmental research page (http://www.mun.ca/english/research).) Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, an example of creative work, evidence of teaching excellence, and three reference letters to: Professor Donna Walsh, Head, Department of English Language and Literature, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7. Phone (709) 864-8277; fax (709) 864-4528; email: donnaw@mun.ca.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

LINK: http://accute.ca/2013/10/04/job-posting-memorial-university/

Deadline: December 6, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 11/25, 12/6, 12/19 (via regular mail)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/21 (via regular mail) x3

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: 

Has anybody heard anything on this?  Any movement at all?

Question: According to Canadian law, under what circumstances could an American be considered for such a position?

A: I assume you also received the email about Canadian work eligibility? I was wondering the same thing myself. I know that they try to give preference to Canadian citizens when hiring for these jobs (or, at least, they're required to say they do). But I still don't know quite how to respond to the email. I am not a Canadian citizen, but I *would* be eligible to work in Canada...if you gave me the job! Does anyone have any experience with applying to Canadian universities?

Millsaps College (MS) - Asst. Professor of English-Creative Writing (pref. for Narrative Genres) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English seeks to fill the following tenure-track position: Assistant Professor of English, with a primary specialization in creative writing (narrative genres preferred, including short fiction, the novel, or creative nonfiction). Secondary specialization in one of the following areas is also desired: contemporary literature; film and/or media studies; playwriting; journalism. Ph.D. in English, Literature, or Creative Writing is desirable, though we also welcome applications from candidates with an M.F.A. degree. Duties for the appointment, which begins August 2014, include teaching undergraduate courses in creative writing and the area of secondary specialization, contributing to departmental responsibilities for surveys and interdisciplinary core curriculum courses, mentoring students, and showing a strong commitment to scholarship and/or the publication of original creative work. Normal teaching load is six courses per year over two semesters. Salary and benefits are competitive.

To apply, submit the following materials by email to writers@millsaps.edu: a cover letter addressed to Dr. Eric Griffin, Chair, Department of English, which discusses both teaching philosophy with specific examples of effective classroom practices and possible contributions to Millsaps College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for a diverse community; a curriculum vitae; an unofficial graduate transcript; three confidential letters of reference; and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (more than one genre preferred). All applications should be complete by Friday, November 22, 2013.

Millsaps College is a National Selective Liberal Arts College founded by the United Methodist Church in 1890. It hosts the first chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in the state of Mississippi. The College occupies a beautiful 100-acre residential campus in the heart of Jackson Mississippi -- a growing metropolitan area (SMSA 400,000) that is the political, financial, legal, medical, and cultural center of the state. Enrollment is approx. 1000. Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Employment is contingent upon successful background verification. (Website: http://www.millsaps.edu)

https://apply.interfolio.com/23142

MLA JIL 09/27/13

Deadline: Nov. 22

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):  12/17 (MLA)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 02/11 - found out in an email that told me I'm an alternate

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

The job search will be carried over into next year. 

Q: Does anybody know why this job wasn't filled?

A: The department couldn't agree on a candidate. They brought four to campus. Two took jobs elsewhere, and of the remaining two the department couldn't decide. I assume they'll have a more specific job ad next year.

Missouri Western State University - TT Asst. Professor of English (Creative Writing and Publishing) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH – (tenure-track). The department seeks a candidate with experience in creative writing and in the publishing industry to help develop the emphasis area in creative writing and publishing. Duties include teaching courses (face-to-face or online) in creative writing (mainly poetry) and editing a literary magazine as well as teaching general studies literature and composition. REQUIRED: MFA or doctorate in English, the ability to use and teach current publishing industry software, experience in the publishing industry (whether academic or private sector), and a record of successful teaching. Salary is commensurate with experience. Qualified applicants must submit letter of interest, vita, unofficial transcripts, samples of creative writing, and contact information for three references to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Employment is contingent on proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will continue until position is filled. Duties will begin August 2014. AA/EOE

https://apply.interfolio.com/23897

MLA JIL 11/15/13

Deadline: closes Dec. 20, 2013 according to Interfolio link

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): 3 via phone

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1 requested 2/14

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Hire made, according to "Who Got What" section below]

NOTES: 

Montana State University, Billings - TT Asst. Professor of English (fields incl. Creative Writing) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

POSITION:  ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH

Search #1487FEB

Full-time, Tenure track position

DEPARTMENT:   Department of English, Philosophy, & Modern Languages

College of Arts and Sciences

DATE TO START: August 2014

STARTING SALARY:   Commensurate with education and experience & subject to the collective bargaining agreement

BARGAINING UNIT:  MSU Billings Faculty Association/ AFT-MFT

Montana State University Billings is the third largest University in Montana and is located in Montanas largest city. The University campus and City College together are home to approximately 5,000 students.  The University has five colleges, which offer a wide variety of degree programs to its students. Montana State University Billings employs approximately 500 employees, who together work hard to create an outstanding University.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Montana State University Billings seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of English, to begin in August 2014. The successful candidate will have a 4-3 teaching load that includes both lower-division and upper-division undergraduate courses in English.  Other duties include participation in department, university, and community service; advising of students in the major/minor programs; participation in program assessment; scholarly activity consistent with the mission of a small state university that emphasizes excellence in teaching.  The successful candidate will work closely with eleven full-time faculty members in the Department of English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages, which offers programs in English (American Literature, British Literature, Linguistics), English Education, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Spanish.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ph.D. in English (ABD may be considered)
  • At least one year or equivalent full-time autonomous undergraduate teaching with emphasis on American Literature or related field
  • Ability to teach composition and online courses

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to teach contemporary literature, comparative literature, and/or creative writing.

REVIEW DATE: Applications received by March 15, 2014, will be given preference review; however, the position is open until filled.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit: (a) a  Cover Letter addressing the above qualifications/skills; (b) Current vita; (c) a List of Three (3) Professional References (names, addresses and phone numbers); (d) Representative Teaching Evaluations; (e) the Authorization for Background Check Form (Visit our website to access the form), and (f) Voluntary Applicant Survey Form (Visit our website to access the voluntary form which is kept separate from your application) to:                

Human Resources Office/EEO-AA Office, MontanaStateUniversityBillings, 1500 University Drive, Billings,MT59101-0298

Phone:  (406) 657-2278; FAX:  (406) 657-2120

http://www.msubillings.edu         employment@msubillings.edu

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins March 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anyone hear anything on this?

  • "Still reviewing applications." 4/12
  • Phone interview scheduled 4/15 according to Generalist page.

Also posted at Generalist 2014

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) - TT Asst. Professor, Creative Writing - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Division of English at NTU seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Creative Writing at the Assistant Professor level. All areas of expertise will be considered, including fiction, creative non-fiction, playwriting, poetry, screenwriting and multimedia writing.

The Division of English at NTU is an academic department in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, which offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in literary studies. In addition, students can minor in creative writing, and creative writing options are also available at postgraduate level.

More information is available on the following website: http://english.hss.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/Home.aspx

The teaching load is appropriate to that of a major research university (2/2). NTU is a research intensive university that is committed to a comprehensive educational experience in a multicultural environment. It offers highly competitive annual salaries and strong support for faculty research and publication.

To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/CareerOpportunities/SubmitanApplication/Pages/FacultyPositions.aspx) and email your application package [consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, evidence of teaching effectiveness if available, a writing sample, and the names of three referees] to Priscilla Yong Su Lin (Manager): h-deng@ntu.edu.sg.

Alternatively, applications may also be sent by airmail to:

The Search Committee c/o Priscilla Yong Su Lin (Manager), Nanyang Technological University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, 14 Nanyang Drive (#03-78), Singapore 637332.

Deadline: Review of applications begins on December 1st, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/8 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):12/13

Campus interview scheduled: Scheduled for up to end of January

  • Q: Was this what they told you at the preliminary interview or can you confirm that this is what actually did happen and that the interviews have been completed? Is there a list of who was invited?
  • A: I can confirm that one or more campus interviews have taken place but cannot confirm that they have been completed.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Naropa University (CO) - Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing and PoeticsEdit

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Poetics

Job Code: FAC02

School: Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (JKS)

Reports to: School Director

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Hours per Week: 40

Pay Rate: Assistant Professor: $46,000; Associate Professor: $50,000, dependent upon experience

Start Date: July 1, 2014

Job Summary: Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics invites applications for a full-time core candidate advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with excellent abilities in creative writing, literary scholarship, and program administration: appointment to begin fall 2014. Duties include teaching (on campus and online) undergraduate and graduate creative writing workshops, literary studies, and professional development courses; advising BA and MFA thesis students; service to the School and University; as well as program coordination of the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics. We seek a candidate who can teach across genres, with an emphasis in innovative prose writing (fiction and creative nonfiction) and an interest in queer literature and theory. Teaching load: 3/3 plus MFA thesis advising; course release for program coordination.

Job Duties: Serve the School and University as described in the Faculty Handbook, including willingness to serve as School director in the future. Teach creative writing workshops, literary studies, professional development courses, and Core courses. Serve as Program Coordinator of the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics. Develop and assess curriculum. Engage in personal and professional development in contemplative practice and education, as well as diversity/inclusivity.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA or PhD in Creative Writing or Literature. Four years of college-level teaching in creative writing and literary studies. Two published books of innovative prose (assistant professor); three published books of innovative prose (associate professor). Two years of academic program coordination experience, including budget responsibilities. Expertise in teaching innovative fiction, creative nonfiction, literature, and online. Computer skills, including Microsoft Office. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with and commitment to Naropa University's mission of contemplative education, diversity, and sustainability. Familiarity with the lineage of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, including its Summer Writing Program and the history of poetics, activism, small press publishing, letterpress print shop, performance, and hybrid/cross-disciplinary collaborations. Experience with higher education curricular planning and assessment. Background in teaching queer theory and literature. Experience or interest in publishing, journal editing, and overseeing events, such as a reading series. Supervisory experience of staff or student employees.

Applications: Qualified applicants should apply online by January 31, 2014 and include:

  • A letter of interest, including primary professional qualifications and pedagogical statement.
  • Curriculum vitae, highlighting teaching experience, administrative experience, publications, and community engagement.
  • One published book of innovative prose. Upload PDF or mail to:
Naropa University
JKS Faculty Search
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
  • Three recent course syllabi of your own design.
  • Three letters of recommendation from writers or colleagues in equal or higher academic positions, highlighting teaching, publications, and collegiality.

Online App. Form

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: 

C1:  Great place to teach, but this is a paltry salary for Boulder, Colorado, which is not cheap.

Ohio University (Chillicothe Campus) - TT Asst. Professor of English, Generalist (fields incl. Creative Writing)Edit

Pratt Institute (NY) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor - Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant/Associate Professor - Writing

Tracking Code: 1360

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: The Department of Humanities and Media Studies in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Pratt Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank to begin August 2014. The successful candidate will have primary teaching responsibilities in the new MFA in Writing program (http://prattwritingMFA.org), and secondary teaching duties to BFA in Writing students.

We seek applicants who specialize in any genre – or across genres – and are able to support writing practices that are activist-oriented, committed to issues of social/economic justice, and dedicated to exploring how such writing can exist within new media platforms, including alternate or extended writing practices and interests such as activism, performance, book making, experimental translation, digital poetics, eco-theory, queer rhetorics, disability studies, critical race theory, installation, or post-colonial interventions.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Offer seminar-style courses that explore links between writing (broadly defined), radical politics, and innovative aesthetic production. Work with a cohort of enthusiastic faculty and students on building and shaping an innovative graduate program. Advise graduate students and serve on thesis committees. Engage with Pratt’s vibrant undergraduates working in art, design, architecture, fashion, creative writing, and critical and visual studies. Serve on Institute, School and department committees. Actively publish or otherwise make original work public. Perform all other related activities as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree (MA/MFA/PhD) or equivalent in writing or a related discipline (alternatives to education requirement may be considered for unique candidates with exceptional experience and/or publications in relevant writing practices); higher education teaching experience, preferably two years; and a strong publication record. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching as well as a record of active engagement in one or more of the fields listed above. A commitment to radical pedagogy is also welcome. SALARY AND RANK are commensurate with education, credentials and experience. TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin January 1 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit: a cover letter, a CV, and a work sample (c.20 pp). Please do not include reference letters at this time.

PRATT INSTITUTE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND RECOGNIZES AND VALUES THE BENEFITS OF A DIVERSE WORKFORCE

Job Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

LINK to APPLY

Deadline: Jan. 1 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): 3/19 (phone)

  • [Phone Interviews noted in header on March 11]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 4/2 (email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 4/24

Offer accepted: 4/25

NOTES: 

  • Does anyone know anything about this job?  Are there any inside candidates, etc.?
  • Perhaps they have someone in mind already

Ryerson University (Canada) - TT Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at Ryerson University in Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The area of specialization is Creative Writing. The position will commence August 1, 2014 and is subject to final budgetary approval. Candidates will hold a PhD in English or in a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated secondary area of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of English courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should be able to demonstrate evidence of high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and an emerging scholarly record, as well as the capacity for collegial service. For more information and details on how to apply, please visit the following link: https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/preview.cfm?posting_id=500840.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22951

MLA JIL 09/20/13

Deadline: November 20, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): +1

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): skype 1 [posted 12/14]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Hire made, according to "Who Got What" section below]

NOTES: 

Southeast Missouri State University - TT Asst. Professor, Creative Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track
Creative Writing
Department of English

Primary Responsibilities: ·Teach equivalent of 12-credit hours per semester in undergraduate creative writing (poetry and fiction), advanced fiction writing, and rhetoric and composition courses ·Advise and mentor students ·Serve on department, college, and/or university committees

Required Qualifications: ·Ph.D. with an emphasis in Creative Writing or a closely related field (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university) ·Experience teaching at college/university level as a graduate assistant, instructor or above ·Demonstrated potential for scholarly activity ·Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills ·Demonstrated ability or potential to incorporate technology in the classroom ·Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community ·Demonstrated commitment to working with multicultural populations and awareness of the issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.

Application Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2014, and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 2, 2013.

Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/js_login.cfm?&TopHeader=semoedu

·Letter of interest addressing position qualifications and how you learned of this position
·Current curriculum vitae
·Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required for employment)
·Names, current telephone numbers, addresses, and updated e-mail addresses of three professional references

Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience.

Departmental Information: Information regarding the Department of English can be found at: http://www.semo.edu/english/

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,500 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 2, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): Via HR: The search committee is currently completing telephone interviews for our creative writing position. [posted 2/26]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/31

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 5/2

NOTES:

  • Yes, their online system is certainly screwy. However, there is a human resource person that you can contact if you have trouble. I'm not sure if my application was even submitted. Did anyone else figure this system out?
  • Their system keeps rejecting my pdf files, even though the systems claims to accept them. 
  • Heads-up: Wrote to the chair to inquire about to whom to address a cover letter and received what I considered to be a curt response that directed me to H.R.
  • Honestly, that's not a question you should've wasted his/her time with in an email. If the search chair or contact isn't mentioned in the ad, simply use, "Dear Search Committee." You should never email the chair or search committee with a question unless it's absolutely necessary. If you're doing this with other ads--i.e. asking who to address the cover letter to--stop. No one cares if the letter is addressed to "Search Committee," especially if the ad doesn't list the chair. 
  • Honestly, if the department chair isn't interested in answering questions to a potential new department member, he/she can choose not to respond, rather than send back a quasi-nasty email.  But, y'know, that's just me.
  • You might as well post the chair's "quasi-nasty email" so we can judge for ourselves, since you're calling her out on a public forum. And I'll be blunter: the question is stupid. Many ads don't mention the search chair or contact and even if they do, it's common knowledge that materials are reviewed by a search committee, not one person, so bothering a department chair with such an insignificant question is a bad look and makes you look needy, like you'll do the same sort of thing in the job.
  • Do you think it's a good idea to complain about corresponance from the chair here on the Wiki for a job that (I'm assuming) you actually want? It isn't hard for the above-mentioned chair to figure out who you are, based on what you posted.

State University of New York at Fredonia - TT Assistant Professor in English, Creative Writing (Open Genre) - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at SUNY-Fredonia invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English (creative writing, open genre), tenure track, beginning Fall, 2014 for a multi-genre writing program. PhD. or MFA conferred by Aug. 15, 2014. Demonstrated excellence in university teaching and active engagement in two or more genres required. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, publish, and participate actively in department, college, and university activities and committees. Salary range is competitive with peer institutions for rank and in keeping with candidate experience and credentials. Teaching load is 3/3.

Application materials include: cover letter, resume/cv, statement of teaching philosophy, 10-page writing sample, and contact info for 3 references. Applications received by Dec. 1, 2013 will receive full consideration. 

SUNY-Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants. An affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, SUNY Fredonia encourages and actively seeks applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities.

For complete vacancy announcement, job description, qualifications, and to apply, visit: http://fredonia.interviewexchange.com

https://apply.interfolio.com/23643

MLA JIL 10/25/13

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): Form rejection 1/31 x6

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): [see NOTES]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any movement at all on this one?

  • I just wrote to the head of the hiring committee and he said all of those who will be interviewed have been contacted.
  • ^^^Thanks for the update. I guess I can cross that one off my list, too. I'm out of places.

Truman State University (MO) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor (fields incl. Creative Writing [Fiction] and Screenwriting) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The School of Arts and Letters at Truman State University is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-eligible faculty position in the Department of English and Linguistics to start August 2014. The position is expected to start at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include introductory undergraduate courses, advanced undergraduate courses and graduate courses in creative writing, literature, film studies, and related interdisciplinary areas. Scholarly activity and output appropriate to the rank is expected consistent with Truman's teacher-scholar model. Additional duties after the first year include advising, mentoring of students, and service to the university and community.

Required Qualifications:

·Ph.D. in English or Creative Writing or MFA in Creative Writing or a related field in hand by date of appointment (August 2014);
·Evidence of and/or demonstrated potential for effectiveness in teaching upper-level screenwriting workshops, upper-level fiction workshops and introductory creative writing;
·Evidence of and/or demonstrated potential for effectiveness in teaching film studies courses, literature courses and interdisciplinary courses;
·A strong publication record;
·Evidence of strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills; and
·Commitment to the liberal arts with emphasis on undergraduate student development and accomplishment.

Preferred Qualifications:

·Evidence of and/or demonstrated potential for effectiveness in course development and teaching with new media.

Salary and Rank: Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and education; benefits package includes life, health and disability insurance, retirement contributions, and reimbursed assistance for moving expenses. Awarding of tenure and promotion to Associate and Full Professor is based on success as a teacher-scholar; a departmental policy on Promotion and Tenure is available upon request.

Program: The Department of English and Linguistics at Truman has 27 full-time faculty members and approximately 550 students in its major programs along with approximately 140 English and Linguistics minors. The Department offers a BFA in Creative Writing, a BA in English, a BS in Linguistics, and an MA in English, as well as supporting several other degrees and a range of minors and interdisciplinary programs at the university. Our BFA program, the only such program in the State of Missouri, was founded in 2010 in response to strong student interest. The program is growing rapidly, the department supports regular creative and interdisciplinary campus events, students in the program pursue a wide range of professional, scholarly, and creative activities, and the university is home to literary journals The Green Hills Literary Lantern and The Chariton Review as well as the Truman State University Press. For more information about the program and Truman State University, please visit http://engling.truman.edu/

The University: A vibrant community of teacher-scholars involved with a highly-selective student body, Truman is a residential university providing its approximately 6,000 students with broad liberal arts experiences and study-in-depth in 48 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Truman's students are well-prepared academically. Most have leadership experience and over 45 percent will enter graduate or professional education within a year of graduation. Over 20 percent of Truman students engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects, including participation in the annual undergraduate research conference.

Truman is nationally recognized for the quality of educational opportunities that it offers to students and for its leadership in the assessment of student learning and continuous improvement. Truman, Missouri's only highly selective public liberal arts and sciences university, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the 17th year in a row as the no. 1 Public University in the Midwest Regional category. The Washington Monthly ranks Truman as the no. 3 Masters' University in the United States, reporting that, "Truman State is unusually successful in not just graduating students but also preparing them to make lasting contributions to society, [for] much less than the private institutions that are similarly ranked."

The Community: Located in Kirksville, Truman plays a vital role in the thriving regional center of northeast Missouri. The city enjoys excellent schools, a low crime rate, and low cost of living. Within a few minutes' drive, a broad range of outdoor recreational opportunities are easily accessible. Kirksville is connected to St. Louis (STL) by Cape Air (http://www.flycapeair.com). Amtrak operates the Southwest Chief on daily schedules connecting Kirksville to Chicago, Kansas City, and points southwest to Los Angeles. AT Still University maintains dental and medical schools in Kirksville. More information about Truman State University can be found at http://www.truman.edu.

Application: The application process is coordinated by the School of Arts and Letters. Electronic submission of applications is required and must be completed at http://employment.truman.edu. Completed applications must include:

·Cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications;
·Current curriculum vitae (including references);
·Evidence of potential for or demonstrated success in teaching and scholarly activity;
·Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable); and
·Three recent letters of recommendation.

Letters of recommendation can be emailed to saldean@truman.edu with a subject heading of "BFA Fiction/Screenwriting Search Fall 2014." Review of applications (minus letters of recommendation) will begin Monday, January 27, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate and undergraduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available.

Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. James O'Donnell, Dean of The School of Arts and Letters, saldean@truman.edu.

Truman State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 27, 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): phone interview scheduled 2/11

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: campus interview scheduled 2/25

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Film Studies 2013-2014

University of Colorado Denver - Associate Professor in Creative Writing (Open Genre) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado Denver, invites applications for an Associate Professor in Creative Writing (open genre). This person will serve as the Managing Editor for the university’s nationally-distributed, biannual literary journal, Copper Nickel. The Copper Nickel is collaboratively produced by the university’s creative writing faculty and undergraduates. Position begins August 2014. The teaching load is 2/2. A course release will be granted each semester for the managing editor position.

Minimum qualifications include a PhD or an MFA; a PhD is preferred. A record of teaching excellence, a distinguished record of scholarly publication and an active research program that would qualify them for tenure at the University of Colorado Denver is required. Applicants must have published at least one book of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction with a recognized press and have the potential to maintain an active publication agenda. Applicants must demonstrate prior managerial experience for a nationally-distributed literary journal.

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment

Review of applications begins November 8, 2013 and continues until the position is filled. Please submit application materials electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/73659

Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Nicky Beer, Chair of the Search Committee, nicole.beer@ucdenver.edu

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: November 8, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 3/27 (via form email)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/10

Offer accepted:

  • [Hire made, according to "Who Got What" section below]

NOTES:

Seems strange to me that the minimum requirement is a single book for an associate prof's job.

Q: Is this position really in addition to the job in fiction? Are these two posts perhaps for the same job? The fiction position reads nearly identically, with the difference being that the fiction position is for an "assistant" and that the chair of the search is a different person. A quick search on JIL has only one position listed -- fiction.

A: Yes, this appears to be a second position, just posted today (10/16/13) on HigherEdJobs and also the Chronicle. It hasn't appeared in the JIL yet, but it probably it will be added in this Friday's update. There are two separate postings on the UC HR Site: Assistant Professor English Creative Writing (Fiction) Job (https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/73289) and Associate Professor Creative Writing Open Genre Job (https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/73358). Also note that the Associate Professor position includes "Managing Editor" responsibilities not mentioned in the Assistant Fiction position.

  • ---Thank you.

Q: Any movement on this job? Has it died on the vine or are candidates just not reporting here?

A: I haven't heard anything other than a suspicion that the faculty here have someone already in mind that they would like to hire.

A: I've written the chair and learned that they conducted MLA interviews and already invited candidates to campus.  Since it is very rare for no one to report on a set of MLA interviews, it must have been a small search.

A: Just received the first communication I've had from them: a form email rejection from the HR site, jobs@cu. The deadline for applications was 11/8/13, and the subject of the email I got today, 3/27/14, is "University of Colorado - Your Recent Application"

University of Florida - Associate/Full Professor in Creative Writing (2 Positions)Edit

As part of the University of Florida’s Preeminence Initiative, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences invites applications for two tenure-track nine-month positions at the rank of associate or full professor in the Creative Writing Program of the English Department. These hires are intended to enhance a program already recognized internationally for its excellence.

Applicants should hold an MA, MFA, or PhD degree and have published a significant body of creative work with well regarded publishers. They should also have a record of excellence in teaching or be able to demonstrate an aptitude for teaching.

Duties will normally include teaching two courses per semester, supervising theses of MFA candidates, and service to the department. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

At present the Program offers MFA degrees in fiction and poetry. However, applications in all genres are welcome.

The Creative Writing Program at the University of Florida is one of the oldest and most prestigious creative writing programs in the country, established in 1948. Our current faculty includes distinguished fiction writers, poets, and translators. We are host to the annual Florida Writers’ Festival and publish the literary journal Subtropics.

More information can be found at http://www.english.ufl.edu/crw/index.html.

Minimum Requirements: This position requires a MA, MFA, or PhD degree. Special instructions to applicants: Applicants should apply through the University of Florida’s GatorJobs on-line applicant tracking system at http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/49715 and submit: a letter of interest (indicating research and teaching interests), curriculum vitae, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional/academic references. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the positions have been filled. This search is part of a cluster of strategic hires through the English Department at the College of Liberal Arts and Science at the University of Florida.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public; and all applications, CV’s and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

Posting Date: 02/21/2014

https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/49745

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 3/10/14

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

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University of Houston-Victoria  - TT Assistant Professor of English (Poetry / Multicultural Lit.) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The School of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for one tenure-track, assistant professor of English.

Required qualifications: A doctoral degree in English with a specialty in poetry and multicultural literature (completed by August 15th, 2014); demonstrated excellence in teaching; evidence of scholarly and professional activities; willingness to teach online courses.

Preferred qualifications: The School of Arts and Sciences is home to the Society for Critical Exchange, Centro Victoria, Cuneiform Press and three internationally distributed journals: American Book Review (http://americanbookreview.org), Symploke (http://www.symploke.org) and Huizache (http://www.centrovictoria.net/huizache.html). Secondary interests that complement these publications and organizations as well as existing academic programs, especially our MS in Publishing and MA in Interdisciplinary Studies, is preferred.

Position Summary: Teach undergraduate and some graduate level courses; advise students; participate in course and program development; pursue scholarly and professional activities; perform college and professional service; work cooperatively with diverse groups; perform other duties as assigned by the dean and chair of the Division of Humanities; work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse student population. See http://www.uhv.edu for more information.

The appointment is a nine month position with a 3/3 teaching load. Opportunities for summer teaching are available. The successful candidates will begin employment in fall 2014. The position will be based in Victoria, a city of about 60,000 in south Texas.

Candidates should submit the following online at http://uhv.simplehire.com.:

1) faculty application
2) a cover letter relating the applicant's expertise to the qualifications listed above;
3) a current curriculum vitae;
4) a list of three current recommendations from people who are in a position to know about the applicant's expertise;
5) evidence of scholarly activity;
6) any evidence of effective teaching, if available;
7) list of university level courses taught; and
8) copies of all college transcripts. (Official transcripts will be required of all finalists.)

Letters of recommendation may be sent to Laura Smith, Director, Human Resources, 3007 N. Ben Wilson, Victoria, TX 77901. Tel: (361) 570-4801, Fax: (361) 580-5509, Email: smithl@uhv.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Houston-Victoria is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 5/5/14)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Also published at Generalist 2014

University of Idaho - Director of Creative Writing (Full-Time, Non-TT Asst. Professor) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Position Title: Director of the Creative Writing Program

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Department: English

Employee Category: Faculty

Tenure Tracking: Non-Tenure Track

Rank: Assistant Professor

Interim/Term Appointment: Multi-Year Contract (Non-Tenure Track) 3 Years

Position Type: Permanent

Pay Range: 45,000

Type of Appointment (Full Time/Part Time): Full Time

Hours: 70 - 80 Hours/Bi-Weekly

Position Summary: Clinical faculty members perform administrative, analytical, and research functions that complement UI’s mission in teaching, research, and service. Clinical faculty members may have teaching as a primary or major responsibility; in addition, they may advise students on their academic or professional programs, participate in research projects, serve on graduate students’ supervisory committees, engage in outreach and engagement activities, and act as expert advisers to faculty members or groups. Assignment to a clinical faculty position is based on demonstrated knowledge and practical experience in the field, academic degrees, scholarly contributions, or other professional accomplishments comparable to those expected of faculty within the unit.

Responsibilities

Job Duty Function: Administration

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Effectively and efficiently administer the operations of the graduate and undergraduate programs in creative writing; promote program growth; implement policies articulated by the Creative Writing Committee.
  • Organize campus visits by writers in the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, as well as other visiting writers.
  • Coordinate course rotations among faculty; coordinate DVW courses; assign and supervise teaching assistants in 200-level courses.
  • Publicize accomplishments by faculty, students, and alumni; continually update internal and external program websites; develop program advertisements and promotional materials.
  • Serve as general advisor and default major professor for M.F.A. students; serve as liaison for the graduate program with the College of Graduate Studies; oversee application review.
  • Coordinate Port Townsend and Writing in the Wild internship programs.
  • Serve as ex-officio member with vote on the English Department’s Executive Committee and chair the Creative Writing Committee.
  • Work with Creative Writing Committee on recruitment and development (increase applicant pool through aggressive student recruiting; develop sophisticated marketing strategies; work with the department chair and development officials to enhance program funding).

Job Duty Function: Teaching

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Teach English department courses, possibly including creative writing (at lower and upper division levels); composition and other college writing courses; and lower division literature courses. Teaching load is 2/1, with possible 1-course reduction in first year.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in English, creative writing, or related field in hand at time of appointment.
  • Experience teaching college-level writing courses.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with M.F.A. and undergraduate creative writing programs
  • Experience in public relations and/or managerial work
  • Excellent organizational skills, in particular with events coordination
  • Excellent communication skills, including experience with website design/maintenance
  • Excellent proofreading/editing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience using all components of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, or equivalent software programs

Posting Number: F000001P

Posting Date: 04/02/2014

Closing Date

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants: Application Procedure: Application should address all minimum and desired qualifications. Please submit letter of application and curriculum vita, including names and contact information for three people who could speak to your qualifications for the position, to http://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/3613. Priority consideration for applications received by April 30, 2014; search remains open until suitable candidate is identified.

https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/3621

Deadline: April 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: Phone, Skype, etc.):Skype, 5/13; Skype 5/9

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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University of Maine at Machias - TT Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University of Maine at Machias seeks an Assistant Professor of English with a specialty in creative writing and a commitment to teaching excellence in support of our signature English, Creative Writing, and Book Arts (http://machias.edu/english.html) and Interdisciplinary Fine Arts (http://machias.edu/finearts.html) programs.

Responsibilities for this full-time, tenure-track position include teaching creative writing workshops and techniques courses, composition, and selected courses in literature. Ability and experience teaching in multiple delivery modes is particularly desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the UMM Press ( http://machias.edu/press) and the Stone Island imprint ( http://machias.edu/stone-island-press), and to incorporate students into these endeavors. A strong commitment to quality teaching at a small, rural, liberal arts college is a must. All UMM faculty are expected to be involved in the life of the institution and the success of its students who are diverse in skills, ages, and backgrounds.

Qualifications include a proven record in creative writing, the ability to mentor undergraduate students, and a strong commitment to quality teaching. The position requires a doctorate. Qualified ABD candidates considered, but degree must be complete by August 15, 2014. The academic-year appointment begins September 1, 2014 with a salary of $44,256, subject to any faculty-wide collective bargaining increases.

The University of Maine at Machias, a member of the University of Maine System, sits on the Gulf of Maine, surrounded by rivers, forests, fishing villages, and blueberry barrens. This unspoiled portion of the Atlantic coast is known for its outdoor recreational opportunities and quality of life. As a public Environmental Liberal Arts university, faculty and students approach the liberal arts with a focus on environmental and community issues. The academic experience emphasizes learning both in the classroom and in experiential settings. UMM's fifteen undergraduate degree programs serve approximately 1,000 students. The University's applied research and public services contribute to the improvement of the quality of life and economic development in Downeast Maine. For more information about the University visit http://www.machias.edu .

Review of applications will begin November 15. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts for all degrees, and statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also arrange to have letters sent directly from three references to: Search Committee for Assistant Professor of English, Human Resources Office, University of Maine at Machias, 116 O'Brien Avenue, Machias, ME 04654. E-mail applications are encouraged and may be addressed to ummjobs@maine.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 10/31, 11/25

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):4/4 (email: "search concluded").

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):  Phone interview scheduled [12/19] x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/22

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 4/4

NOTES: 

  • Has anyone applied to this job and received confirmation? (Sending application materials/file attachments to an email address and not receiving an automated response has me a bit nervous. Is there some point at which I should follow up to ensure that there weren't any problems with the email?) A: I received a reply within a week with an affirmative action questionnaire attached.
  • $44,256? Is it 1950? Maybe the person who takes this job could also work part-time in the local fishing villages? Or else those charming "blueberry barrens"?
  • Considering the median income in Machias is approximately $32k, I'd say that's a decent wage for the standard of living.
  • That's the same warped justification some use to rationalize low faculty salaries (e.g., "because the area is poor, be grateful for your peanuts"). 44K is embarrassing for a t-t position regardless of the location.  I doubt you'd say the same for another profession in this same location, but because the profession is teaching, we're supposed to accept it and "be grateful."
  • I went on the market last year, and the T-T asst. prof. job that I was offered came with a salary of $50K in an area so impoverished it was hard to believe there would even a college there, so this salary is, imo, excessively low. 
  • Yes. Also, to elaborate further: I've worked at a university where this rationale was used by the BOG and general population when the issue of faculty salary raises was broached. People would write letters saying that the professors--people with advanced degrees who were attracted to their jobs via national searches--were "ungrateful" for having the audacity to demand pay that would, at the very least, put them at the bottom of the typical salary range. The rationale was the red herring of comparing professor salaries with the impoverished area's median income. While it’s certainly true that COL should influence academic salaries, many will use low COL as a cop-out to woefully underpay academics, which is something entirely different from expecting to earn less in the middle of Maine than in downtown Manhattan. 
  • I won't defend 44k, but lots of salaries in many fields are in part tied to the cost of living in an area, so it's not really all that 'warped' to defend a low salary by pointing to the median cost of living in an area. It's also true that while 44k seems low, I know several people who accepted TT jobs in that ballpark--it's low, but it's still at the bottom of salary range (maybe the bottom?) so not unheard of. And, since there are 200 applicants for every job--and I guarantee you, somebody is going to take this job for 44k--there's no incentive for them to change it. I'm not saying this is right, but if somebody accepts a job with a low salary, administration is going to use that to continue to justify the low salary. We all deserve so much more, it's true (just like our students!) but supply and demand doesn't work in our favor. 
  • Interesting how you defend the salary when claiming not to, and then, later on, agree with me. Anyway, 44K is not at the "bottom" of the typical salary range in 2013, regardless of location. High 40s is absolutely the bottom anywhere. Low to mid 40s is definitely an outlier for a tt position at a state university in any field, in any location, in 2013. Perhaps your friends accepted their positions at state universities ten years ago. It should also be noted that this job requires the candidate to teach a full load and work with the university's press.
  • Sorry, let me be clearer. When I say I'm not defending the salary, what I mean is that we all should be paid more. 44k seems low. So that's clear, right? No excuse for low salaries! SO next, I wanted to talk about how my perception of the issue. I believe that it is more complex than just a number. Here, I'll reiterate my thoughts, and add a new one: 1) COL is commonly used as tool for figuring out salaries. Computer programmers in Machias ME don't make as much as they would in NYC. So, of course they're going to use location to justify their low salary. I'm not defending it here (to be clear) -- there is n defending a low salary! - but explaining how I believe an employer would justify it. 2) For fun, I looked up the median income where I live--I have a TT job in a major metro area (a dream come true!) -- it is FOUR TIMES the median income of Machias, ME. Sadly, I don't make 4x 44k. Maybe I'm the one who is underpaid even though on paper it probably looks like I'm making a lot more than the poor fools who live in northern Maine. Here, again, I'm not defending it but pointing out that we ALL BELIEVE WE ARE UNDERPAID. 3) SOMEBODY is going to take this job. Again, I am sure of this. The market dictates salaries; all of you people want a job, and somebody is going to bite the bullet and take this one. What is their incentive to change? Does that make it right? No, it does NOT make it right. Maybe the wiki is place for us to vent, to angrily shake our fists at the merciless god of higher education who does not give us the salaries we want, but it's not going to happen, but yes, by all means, let's complain. Anyway, I dare you, whoever you are who is offered this job, to turn it down because the salary is just too low. And the ten people in line behind that person? I dare you, too, to turn it down. Do not take this job.
  • What exactly are you saying? I've learned nothing new from your "clearer" post that I didn't already know; COL is obviously a factor but I alluded to the way it is often exploited. Two different things. I have enough experience in higher ed to know that professors who complain—OMG, professors complaining, how dare they do such a thing!—are cast as greedy, selfish, and entitled because they aren't happy making more than the town's garbage collector. I’ve seen this played out firsthand in BOG meetings and in the rhetoric of politicians, which then filters down to the civic level to the point where the local community takes the side of overpaid administrators and politicians over underpaid and overworked faculty who dare to demand more than 40-45K for teaching a 4/4, publishing, and conducting service. Though your heart appears to be in the right place, the logic you employ is rather weak. Basically, here’s your argument ---“because the job market is tough, because it's better than no job at all and someone will take it, because 5,000 people will apply and the university has the leverage, critiquing or venting is a waste of time.” Silliness. All of us are more than capable of biting the bullet and taking this kind of job while simultaneously critiquing the system in the appropriate venues. Trust me, it’s not terribly difficult to manage the two and your insistence that somehow doing both is “naughty” or “bad” does seem to cater to the kind of Puritanical, anti-intellectual forces we are critiquing.
  • Yes, that is, in part, what I'm saying. I'm saying we're all underpaid, yes. I never said it was "naughty" or "bad" or that people shouldn't vocalize their unhappiness about their salary. Let's make sure the politicians know we're underpaid! Ieven  complained about my own salary in my response to you, even--my point has to do with the statement above that using COL as a factor in salaries being 'warped.' It's not. My job pays ok, a number you would probably be happy with, but when you factor in cost of living it's probably the same, or lower, than what Machias is paying. To pick on this job in particular misses the mark. That's all I'm saying. Complain away--my experience is that people have plenty to complain about (academic or otherwise). We can disagree about this, but my comment about the fact that somebody will take this job has more to do with the fact that nobody (at least that I know) in academia will actually resist the market forces at play with salaries--I don't know *anybody* that would turn this job down (except those who already have jobs), even though the salary is low, because the market is SO shitty people are willing to take a job because the idea of leaving academia is so unthinkable to most. I'm not saying to eat shit because there's only shit, only that shit eaters could, if they wanted, stop eating shit and do something else. I know that I'm not addressing the 100 reasons people adjunct or take jobs that pay less than they think they are worth, but that's the problem--people are willing to do the work for nothing. So, yes, let's complain, but until there's an actual shortage of qualified applicants, the problem's not going to change. I'm sure you know that, too. Maybe that's cynical, but if it's true that the number of people attending college is going to seriously drop over the next ten years in most states, the market's just going to get tighter and tighter for job applicants. My crazy idea is that people stop taking jobs that they think pay less than they're worth, knowing that nobody is actually going to do that. But yes, let's complain. Maybe they've already adjusted the salary for this one. 
  • You don't have a coherent point. You're just rambling at this point. Also, not everyone is underpaid, insofar as we're defining that here (underpaid vs. could always be paid more). There is such a thing as a fair salary--relative to the market--for an Asst. English Professor and it is possible to make that salary. But continue to spitting into the wind.
  • pht* (sound of spitting in the wind) - yes, there is a fair salary *relative to the market* - if somebody takes this job, they're contributing to the market value of Assistant Professor of English. The value of a job is determined by the salary for which people are willing to do it. 
  • Oh, okay--blame the person who takes the job, not the more powerful outside sources. Wonderful. "If somebody takes this factory job sewing collars, they're contributing to the market value..." Catbird, circa early 20th C. 
  • Clearly, I am spitting in the wind. Yes, this is just like that. 
  • To be fair, you're just continuing the nauseating "circling the wagons" trend in the CW community/industry, which obviously extends to academia. Whether we're discussing reviews, jobs, or just general discourse, writers shouldn't critique anything or anyone within the community and should always play nicey-nice. 
  • Please. Nobody is circling the wagons. Nobody is telling you to stop complaining. At least I'm not. I've never met an academic, much less a creative writer, who wasn't complaining about something or someone.
  • And considering that it's in the middle of nowhere, think of all the money you can save doing nothing.
  • The email announcing the phone interview indicated that it's a 4/4 load, with the salary likely being higher than advertised (dependent on collective bargaining); they'll know the starting salary by the time the phone interviews take place.
  • anyone heard anything post-interview
    • Not yet.
    • Heard they are checking references.
    • I heard that too.  But the timeline seems odd.  No word on Campus Ints?
  • Email from the search committee on 4/4 that the search is concluded. Anybody know who got it?

University of Massachusetts in Amherst - Assoc. MFA DirectorEdit

The MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst is known for its innovative concept and organization and stands as one of the oldest and most distinguished graduate writing programs in the country. The program seeks a dynamic individual who enjoys and excel in organization, and can take a leadership role in the shaping, organizing, implementing and assessment of the academic and public programs of the MFA Program and Summer Institute. Responsibilities include the supervision of the MFA program’s day-to-day operations; successful grant and fundraising outreach and application; the shared advising of graduate students conducting arts administrative internships and teaching creative writing; the ability to represent the MFA program and Summer Institute to diverse campus, regional, and national audiences. Active participation on college and university committees is expected, along with possible undergraduate teaching, depending on departmental needs.

Minimum qualifications include: Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing or relevant field, three years’ experience in literary arts administration and/or arts programming; experience with strategic planning and organizational development; three years supervisory experience; activity in the field of contemporary letters (e.g., readings, conferences); and some college level teaching experience. The successful candidate will have excellent communication, writing, editing, organizational, and interpersonal skills; a demonstrated ability to imagine, represent, and execute academic and/or public literary programs with local, regional, and national profiles; and experience developing and managing grants, contracts, and budgets.

Hiring salary range: $45,400 - $56,800. Normal starting salary range: $45,400 - $51,100.

Priority Deadline: August 30, 2013. Send applications (letter of application, CV, names of three references, a small portfolio of relevant professional writing [e.g. excerpted grant narrative, press release, outreach letter, or other official communication] Employment Office, Search #45461, 167 Whitmore, 181 President’s Drive, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA 101300-9269. Electronic applications will be accepted (Mary Coty at mcoty@english.umass.edu)

The English Department is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. UMass Amherst is a member of the Five College consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual-career couples. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. http://www.umass.edu/english

Full Announcement

Deadline: Aug. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2 (Oct. 24 via email; "Our search committee has now chosen the finalists for interviews")

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

C1: Well, that's one of the most screwed-up salary ranges ever.  That's at least a $75,000 position, folks.  A univeristy with as much wealth, and as much pretensions toward prestige, as UMass should be ashamed.

C2: I agree with C1--that salary feels exploitative, especially for east coast dollars! Believe me, if you have the range of skills and experience outlined in the ad, you can easily find a much higher paying job elsewhere in university administration. I'm glad they were upfront about the salary from the beginning, so that those of us who know better can simply not apply.

C3:  Agreed, glad you all said it.  I was wondering if I was the only one who was shocked.  That's midwest money for an east coast job.

C4: Wow. That salary range is a joke, right? You can easily make that as an entry level Asst. Professor at a non-flagship Midwestern or Southern state school. Unbelivable. 

C3 above: What this might all mean is that this is really a glorified administrative assistant position, for which they are trying to lure someone overqualified for the job with strong ties to literary communities.  It still should pay more, but it's actually a position designed to be beneath an entry level Asst. Professor position.  You don't for example need any significant publications.

C5: You're right that it doesn't call for publications, and sure, there's the daily operations part of the job, but the majority of the description details assessment of the program, running a summer institute, graduate advising, grantwriting/fundraising, acting as the public face of the program, departmental and university committee work, and teaching when they need someone to pinch hit an undergraduate class. That doesn't read as a glorified admin. assistant to me, nor does it read as beneath Asst. Profesor rank. Most of those duties sound like a mid-level administrative position (as the title suggests) usually fulfilled by a mid-level facutly member already with tenure. (Note that the person who was previously in this position published three books and directly went on to become an Associate Professor in a good MFA program, very deservedly so.) Overqualified, indeed! What an egregious abuse of what some institutions think this job market will bear.

C6: I have a similar position in "administration" (in a different arts department) at a state university on the East Coast and the pay range is in the high $30s to $40,000. I don't teach, but I cover strategic planning, serve on search committees, advise, and provide other types of administrative support (ranging from communications to development and alumni relations) for the department. To C1: "You can easily find a much higher paying job elsewhere in university administration" -- No. You cannot. The pay reflects the reality of academic positions such as this around the country. To C3: I wouldn't dare called it a "glorified administrative assistant position." Strategic planning and shaping the goals of a department on a local, regional, and national scale is much more than that. 

C7: Well, C6, if you happen to hold a graduate degree, have university-level teaching experience, have contacts in the literary world, can curate literary events, are an able and experienced administrator, know how to fundraise and recruit students, can do grantwriting, will perform university service, can teach a couple of sections of Intro to CW, and also will bake a three-layer birthday cake for everyone in department, then it sounds like you're in for a big, fat, honking raise if you're interested in applying.

C8: I'm going to agree with C7 here. 30-40K for a tenure-eligible administrative position of this kind is absolutely abnormal, as is the salary range listed for the above ad. I make between 30-40K as a VAP on a temp contract in an economically-depressed state. Either you are exaggerating your title (you're really a secretary, not that there's anything wrong with that) or you're getting ripped off and need to find a new line of work. Secondly, this position is at a Research I flagship with a top 30ish MFA program and requires the candidate to be qualified to teach, which means the person hired will be published well enough to qualify to teach specialty courses at a major research university.  

University of Melbourne (Australia) - Senior Lecturer in Creative WritingEdit

SENIOR LECTURER IN CREATIVE WRITING

School of Culture & Communication
Faculty of Arts
The University of Melbourne

Salary: AUD$106,980 - AUD$123,353 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The Creative Writing Program is located in the School of Culture and Communication, one of five Schools in the Faculty of Arts. The School hosts a range of complementary teaching programs including Cinema and Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, English and Theatre Studies, and Publishing. The Creative Writing discipline within the School of Culture and Communication has held a ranking of 4 (performance above world standard) in the last two ERA (Excellence in Research in Australia) evaluations. Creative Writing offers a major in the BA, an Honours program, a coursework Masters (with Publishing), and MA and PhD by research.

The program is currently seeking an experienced creative practitioner in the areas of professional writing for screen and/or digital media, and have an advanced research profile in their field.

In this role you will have the opportunity to:

- act as a subject coordinator
- undertake supervisions for established writers and young scholars enrolled in PhD programs
- develop your research profile
- plan and develop subjects, curriculum and teaching material
- take on a leadership role in the professional writing for screen and digital media space in terms of developing Masters level courses and partnerships with industry.

Employment Type: Full-time continuing position

Enquiries only to: Dr Grant Caldwell, Tel +61 3 8344 7634, Email cal@unimelb.edu.au

Close date: 22 September 2013

For position information and to apply online go to http://www.hr.unimelb.edu.au/careers, click on Search for Jobs and search under the job title or job number 0031933.

Chronicle

Deadline: Sept. 22, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Minnesota Duluth - TT Asst. Professor, Creative Writing (Prose) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Minnesota Duluth has a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor position available beginning 25 August 2014. Job duties and responsibilities include teaching, service, research, and creative endeavor in the field of Creative Writing prose (fiction and creative nonfiction). Essential qualifications: terminal degree in English with an emphasis or minor in creative writing or PhD in English with creative prose dissertation from a regionally accredited university posted on transcript by 1 July 2014; experience teaching at the college level (GTA experience acceptable); a record of publication in creative prose (fiction and/or creative nonfiction). The University of Minnesota requires online applications for this position. For a complete position description and information on how to apply online, visit http://employment.umn.edu and search for Job Requisition 187137. Complete applications will be reviewed beginning 19 November 2013. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23276

MLA JIL 10/4/13

Deadline: 19 Nov.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x4 (11/22)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): MLA 12/12

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

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  • Any news since MLA?

University of Nevada Las Vegas - Executive Director of the Black Mountain InstituteEdit

Black Mountain Institute (BMI), an international literary center dedicated to promoting discourse on today's most pressing issues, seeks an Executive Director to continue to build on the accomplishments of its retiring founder and current Executive Director, UNLV President Emerita Carol C. Harter.

Housed in the College of Liberal Arts at UNLV, BMI works to exert local, national and global influence by supporting a host of mutually reinforcing literary endeavors. These activities include readings, lectures, and panel discussions by internationally recognized public intellectuals (past speakers include Toni Morrison, Wole Soyinka, Joyce Carol Oates, E.L. Doctorow, T.C. Boyle, Cheryl Strayed, Mary Gaitskill, Yiyun Li, Jennifer Egan, George Packer, Peter Hessler, Paul Theroux, C.D. Wright, Charles Simic, Jane Smiley); nationally ranked graduate programs in creative writing; a residential fellowship program that supports the creation of internationally focused writing for an educated lay audience; faculty fellowships for scholars pursuing humanistic research; a residential safe haven for writers of conscience from countries in which such freedoms are curtailed or endangered; the publication of two award-winning literary journals; and the translation into English of major literary works from traditionally under-translated languages.

The Executive Director should be a senior scholar or writer with a proven record of commitment to the dissemination and promotion of the literary and humanistic arts, particularly via community engagement. A substantive administrative history, extensive fund-raising experience, and an established reputation in literature and/or the humanities are among the centrally important qualifications for the position. The fundamental requirement is an appreciation of the role of writers in our collective processing, understanding, and addressing of some of the world's most challenging problems. In sum, UNLV hopes to identify a person with considerable experience to provide visionary leadership, innovative programming, the creation of partnerships within UNLV as well as with community, national and international entities, fund raising that supports BMI initiatives, and the energy to engage our various communities in its endeavors. Although non-academic candidates are encouraged to apply, academic candidates may qualify for a professorship in their discipline department. With a significant naming gift in the final stages of negotiation, the new Executive Director must be capable of propelling the Black Mountain Institute into the next phase of its already impressive development as an internationally recognized cultural think-tank.

QUALIFICATIONS This position requires a substantive administrative history, extensive fund-raising experience, and an established reputation in literature and/or the humanities. The fundamental requirement is an appreciation of the role of writers in our collective processing, understanding, and addressing of some of the world's most challenging problems. A terminal degree or appropriate professional experience equivalent to such a degree.

SALARY RANGE Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

APPLICATION DETAILS Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on 11/23/2013. Materials should be addressed to Marta Meana, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or hrsearch@unlv.edu.

HigherEdJobs.com - also posted in MLA JIL 11/1/13 - https://apply.interfolio.com/23766

Deadline: review begins Nov. 23

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

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University of South Florida - TT Asst. Professor, Creative Writing: Graphic Narrative and Digital StorytellingEdit

Assistant Professor. Creative Writing: Graphic Narrative and Digital Storytelling, with the ability to teach introductory courses in creative writing such as poetry, fiction, and/or creative nonfiction. Tenure-line. Ph.D. in English or related field or MFA required; ABD applicants will be considered but must have the degree conferred by August 6, 2014. Candidates must have a strong teaching record and outstanding publication potential. Teaching will include a range of undergraduate and graduate courses. 2/2 teaching assignment. Salary and benefits competitive. 9 month appointment per year; summer employment possible. Letter, vita, list of graduate courses taken, 10-20 pp. writing sample, and three or more letters of recommendation required. Apply online at http://employment.usf.edu beginning December 10, 2013, and by January 3, 2014. Applications received after that date will be advanced only in cases of compelling merit.

Letters of recommendation should be mailed to Ms. Nancy Serrano, Department of English, CPR107, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620; serrano@usf.edu. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Ms. Nancy Serrano at (813/974-8211 or serrano@usf.edu), a minimum of five working days in advance. USF is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. For information regarding the USF System, please visit our website at http://system.usf.edu/.

MLA JIL 12/6/13

https://apply.interfolio.com/24079

Deadline: Jan. 3, 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

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University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) - TT Assistant Professor of Poetry or Creative Nonfiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Poetry or Creative Nonfiction for our online MFA in Creative Writing beginning Fall 2014.

Duties include teaching graduate-level online workshops and courses in craft and form, and literature; advising students; serving on thesis committees; and serving the Department of Creative Writing and the university community.

The Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is delivered entirely online, with over fifty students enrolled from around the world. It is housed in the Department of Creative Writing, which grants a BA and an MFA. Although candidates may teach courses in the residential program occasionally, this position is designed for a writer/instructor who is comfortable teaching online and who can help administer and grow the program.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have an MFA in Creative Writing or a PhD in a related field such as English, Languages, or Literatures. Competitive candidates will have an impressive publication history, including at least one book from a national or university press. The successful candidate will have experience teaching online, preferably using Blackboard or similar technologies. At least initially, the successful candidate will be required to reside in El Paso, TX.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: We seek an individual with teaching experience at the graduate level and who is bilingual in English-Spanish.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Deadline for Applications is December 1, 2013. Selected candidates will be interviewed at the AWP Conference in Seattle (February 26th to March 1st). Candidates must submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and 4) a writing sample of up to 30 pages. Candidates should be prepared to submit three letters of recommendation upon request.

Applications should be submitted electronically to: Daniel Chacon, Director, Online MFA in Creative Writing. danchacon@utep.edu

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: AWP, Phone or Skype): 02/10 (AWP), 2/11

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/3

Rejection (after campus interview): 4/20

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • I emailed the department contact about this position. He was super-nice and said that notifications for interviews would be completed by 2/7.

University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) - TT Assistant Professor of Poetry or Fiction (Bilingual MFA program) - INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

POSITION DESCRIPTION: University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Poetry or Fiction in our residential Bilingual MFA beginning fall 2014. We seek a native speaker of Spanish who is a practicing fiction writer or poet working primarily in Spanish who also has near-native speaking ability in English.

Duties include: teaching residential graduate-level workshops; teaching residential courses on craft, form and literature; teaching undergraduate courses in Creative Writing; advising students; serving on thesis committees; to be a full member of the Department of Creative Writing and the UTEP community.

The Department of Creative Writing at UTEP, which offers the only bilingual MFA in creative writing in the Americas, understands bilingualism as the coexistence of both languages in the classroom. We thus seek a colleague who feels comfortable teaching, advising, and interacting with students both in English and Spanish.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have an MFA in Creative Writing or a PhD in a related field such as English, Languages, or Literature. Competitive candidates will have an impressive publication history, including at least one book from a national or university press in their country of origin. Spanish native speaking ability. English near native speaking ability.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior experience teaching at the graduate level.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Selected candidates will be interviewed at the AWP Conference in Seattle from February 26-March 1 or over Skype.

Electronic submission is required. Candidates must submit: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy and experience, 4) three letters of recommendation, 5) writing sample of up to 30 pages, and 6) most recent book publication in PDF format.

Application materials must be sent to: José de Piérola, Chair, Hiring Committee, residential MFA, jdepierola@utep.edu

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.

Chronicle

Deadline: open until filled [posted in Chronicle, 11/7/13]

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 3/2 (email): S.C. "has scheduled interviews . . ."

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: AWP, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

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University of Texas-Pan American - TT Asst. Professor (Creative Writing and/or Public Writing) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Job Location: Edinburg, TX

Job Category: Humanities English literature and composition

Posted: December 16

The Department of English welcomes applications for a tenure-track position to begin Fall 2014. We seek a colleague with an interest in developing innovative writing initiatives and curricula that emphasize student engagement and creative and/or public writing.

Job Title: Assistant Professor

Department: English

Position Number: F13/14-053

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Scope of Job: The Department of English welcomes applications for a tenure-track position to begin Fall 2014. We seek a colleague with an interest in developing innovative writing initiatives and curricula that emphasize student engagement and creative and/or public writing. The successful candidate will be expected to help meet the teaching needs of the First-Year Writing Program, as well as contribute to undergraduate course offerings in creative writing and a thriving MFA program.

Required:

•Education-PhD or terminal degree in English or related area (must be in hand by September 1, 2014)
•Experience- Demonstrated commitment to teaching first-year writing courses

Preferred:

Education- Background in Creative Writing (Fiction)

Other information: Cover letter should address the applicant’s teaching experience, particularly with first-year writing courses. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will remain open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. After initial consideration, additional documents will be required, including official transcripts of all university degrees and three letters of reference. A criminal background check will be conducted for all candidates invited to campus interview. UTPA is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.

Salary: Negotiable (Pending budget approval)

Applicants must remove all personal information, such as Social Security Number and/or Date of Birth from the documents submitted (i.e. transcripts, certifications).

To apply send the following information: Required documents for application include:

•Letter of interest
•CV
•Writing Sample (creative and/or scholarly)
•Contact information for 3 references
•Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts

Send information to: Please visit our careers portal to apply at: http://Careers.utpa.edu

Note: UTPA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position is security-sensitive as defined by Texas Government Code 411.09 (a) (2). All UTPA employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). CBC will be required of all individuals invited to campus. Pending budget approval.

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: open until filled (posted Dec. 16)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: AWP, Phone or Skype): 1/31 (Skype) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 3/31

Campus interview scheduled: 2/12

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

I feel a bit awkward asking the competition, but has anyone else figured out how to resolve the letter of recommendation issue? If you're having the same problem, you know what I'm talking about. Thanks!

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Hi, I had the same issue. I had to contact my references directly and ask for their actual letters, despite the fact that they were submitted confidentially to Interfolio many months ago. It was awkward, and I was embarrassed to have to ask. You could also contact your references and tell them that you will send them the UTPA link to upload the letters themselves. Anyway, I know how you feel. 

Also posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2014

University of Wisconsin-Rock County - TT Asst. Professor of English (First Year Writing / Creative Writing)Edit

The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin Colleges is delighted to invite applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of English at its UW-Rock County campus to start in the fall of 2014.

JOB DETAILS: We are excited to recruit a colleague with demonstrated experience teaching first-year college writing courses, and preferably in creative writing and/or a range of composition courses¿developmental to advanced. We are especially eager for our new colleague to possess a graduate degree in Composition/Rhetoric and/or Creative Writing. Additionally, experience working with student literary magazines and specializations including Creative Writing pedagogy, poetry, writing studies, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is desired.

UW Colleges and the Department of English value diversity and inclusion. We define Inclusive Excellence as ¿the intentional engagement of the broadest range of perspectives, backgrounds, needs, experience, and circumstance in order to maximize success.¿ We value diversity within our students, faculty, and staff, including diversity of thought, and are seeking a colleague who shares those values. We are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining the most talented people. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups, including persons with varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

The academic year teaching load is 12 credits per semester, with no more than three course preparations per semester. Teaching expectations are to regularly teach first-year writing courses, Composition I and II (ENG 101 and ENG 102), as well as Creative Writing I and II (ENG 203 and ENG 204). Other courses may include Basics of Composition (ENG 098), Intermediate Composition (ENG 201), and Literary Magazines (ENG 205). The successful candidate will also supervise the campus literary magazine (The Rock River Review). This tenure-track position requires scholarly activity in the discipline, a commitment to professional development, and participation in campus and institutional service.

As a lively and active community of scholars, UW Colleges English faculty are expected to contribute to the discipline through research and/or creative writing. The department values the scholarship of teaching and learning, service learning, interdisciplinary studies, and/or initiatives that engage students in their first year.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D., MFA, or equivalent terminal degree in English or closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered, provided the PhD is confirmed by the start of the appointment.

CAMPUS INFORMATION: UW-Rock County is a freshmen and sophomore campus, located in Janesville, WI, about 30 miles south of Madison. Today the campus averages 1,200 students who come from a variety of backgrounds, academic preparation and ages. For more information about the campus, see http://rock.uwc.edu.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION: The University of Wisconsin Colleges is the freshman-sophomore liberal arts transfer institution of the world-renowned University of Wisconsin System. The UW Colleges comprises thirteen two-year campuses around the state, plus UWC Online, each of which offers an excellent liberal arts and pre-professional education for students beginning work toward a bachelor's degree. The UW Colleges will also soon offer a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences at six of its campuses, including Waukesha. See http://www.uwc.edu for more information about the UW Colleges.

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Application with all required materials must be received electronically by January 16, 2014. 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Questions may be addressed to:

UW Colleges Department of English chair, Greg Ahrenhoerster greg.ahrenhoerster@uwc.edu, 262-521-5522

or

UW-Rock County Campus Executive Officer and Dean, Carmen Wilson carmen.wilson@uwc.edu, 608-758-6565 x300

Compensation/Benefits: $43,000 (9 month academic year). Summer and winterim sessions may occasionally offer additional opportunities for compensation. An outstanding benefits package is included with the appointment; details can be found at http://www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits.

Other Information: A background check will be conducted for all finalist candidates. Employment is contingent on establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. TO APPLY: Applicants are required to apply online.

UW Colleges will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents at the time of application. Required application materials: a letter of interest, current vita, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references. Student evaluations of teaching may also be submitted if available. ABD candidates should also provide evidence of the advanced status of their dissertation.

LINK to Apply

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: AWP, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Another low-balled salary.  $43K? Crazy.
  • Any word on this one?
  • Yes. Received a notice a few weeks back that I had been selected as a semifinalist; they were forwarding the applications to the campus for review.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater - Assistant Professor for Professional Writing and PublishingEdit

Western State Colorado University - TT Asst. Professor, English and Creative Writing - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Western State Colorado University invites applications for a tenure-track position in English and Creative Writing at the assistant professor level. Duties: Teaching responsibilities include courses in creative writing and composition as well as the occasional opportunity to teach lower-division literature. The position requires teaching twenty-four credits per year, with additional responsibilities for mentoring creative writing students beyond the classroom. Responsibilities include service to the campus, professional activity, the advising of majors, serving as co-advisor to the English program’s student-run visiting writers/open-microphone series, and mentoring and guiding student efforts to submit and publish their work. For more information on the English Program, please visit our website at: http://www.western.edu/academics/english

Qualifications: Terminal degree required and, all other criteria equal, either a Ph.D. in Creative Writing or a Ph.D. in Literature and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing preferred, including preparation to teach fiction and/or poetry. Must have grounding in critical/literary analysis. Creative writing publications a plus. Must have excellent record of teaching experience as well as commitment to involvement with co-curricular activities.

Additional Application Information: Start date: August 2014

Salary is commensurate with qualifications, $48,000 – $51,000 per year.

To apply, go to http://www.western.edu/jobs and use our online application (see the "apply" link at the top of the job posting); required attachments to your online application include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, evidence of previous teaching experience through creative writing syllabi (including from upper and lower division courses) and the last three years of teaching evaluations, and a creative writing sample.

Please have three letters of reference e-mailed to Heather Messner at hmessner@western.edu .

Please direct questions to Dr. Mark Todd, e-mail: mtodd@western.edu .

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during screening. Official transcripts are required prior to employment.

Review of applications begins January 2, 2014; the position is open and screening continues until it is filled.

Western is a public university with an enrollment of 2,400 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty members share a strong commitment to personalized education with the liberal arts and sciences and professional training as its core. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. The curriculum provides professional flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are valued. Our campus is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides spectacular year-round recreational opportunities. Employees have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit http://www.western.edu to learn more about Western.

Western State Colorado University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer.

Job Announcement

Deadline: Jan. 2

Acknowledgment received: 1/23 (semi-finalist notification)x2

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/23 Recieved an email rejection: "We would welcome your application again in the future for positions for which you are qualified." x2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: AWP, Phone or Skype): 1/23 - Skype

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • They also advertised for this job last year.  Any information on what happened to that search?
  • This is a small thing, but when you upload your teaching evals, the file size cap is pretty small. I could only fit one class per .pdf. I spent a solid hour breaking my evals down into progressively smaller chunks to figure that out.
  • After being perplexed by this for a month or so, I came to believe that I had misunderstood the requirement. The way it's worded is a bit ambiguous, but common sense (of which I have a limited supply) tells me they can't possibly want all of my teaching evaluations from the past three years. Who would read them? Add elipses--"evidence of previous teaching experience through... the last three years of teaching evaluations"--and my impression is that I'm just supposed to send some of the highlights, and make sure they are recent. In other words, the reason they specify the "last three years" is not that they want every evaluation from that time period but, rather, that they don't want to see the evaluations from that one time I taught creative writing in grad school, eighteen hundred years ago.   

Q: This ad reads as if PhD's are preferred and applicants with solely an MFA will not be considered. Anyone else interpreting it that way? 

Yale-NUS - Associate Writing Director (3 yr. renewable contract; TT possible)Edit

PLAY / SCREEN / FILM WRITING: Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

Brooklyn College, CUNY - TT Asst. Professor of ScreenwritingEdit

Brown University - Assistant Professor in Literary Arts: Film WritingEdit

Brown University invites applications for an Assistant Professor specializing in writing for film with an emphasis on the experimental, the independent, and/or art film, and with a strong secondary emphasis in one of the department's other fields of concentration: fiction, poetry, or digital language arts. The position will begin 1 July 2014. Candidates should have experience in writing for experimental film as well as experience in teaching at the undergraduate level. The ideal candidate will also have leadership potential and be interested in helping to develop and administer the future of the Literary Arts Department. Course load is two per semester. Duties include teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced film writing workshops, directing graduate and undergraduate theses, and advising graduate and undergraduate students in film writing and related topics.

Through Interfolio - http://www.interfolio.com/apply/21879 -- candidates should submit a letter of application, a writing sample, a c.v., and a list of three references. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):1 1/6

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Also posted at Film Studies 2013-2014

  • - Has anyone heard anything about this job? Does anyone know if they interviewed candidates at MLA or if they have plans to interview people at AWP? 

Christian Brothers University (TN) - Asst. Professor of Creative Writing (Non-TT)Edit

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (3-year contract, with the option to renew)

Date: November 1, 2013

Location: Department of Literature and Languages, School of Arts

Reports to: Chair of Literature and Languages

Position Start Date: August 2014 to fill a vacancy from a retirement

Summary and Qualifications: Ph.D. or MFA in Creative Writing with a specialty in screenplay writing and/or playwriting. The ideal candidate will also have competency in one of the following areas: Spanish, 18th Century Literature, or Romantic Poetry.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 30 and will continue until position is filled.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Teach 12 hours per semester
Teach first-year composition
Advises students
Teaches upper-level courses in speciality area
Engages in continuing professional development
Serves on Department, School, and/or University committees

Christian Brothers University

Is a Roman Catholic institution in the tradition of the De La Salle Christian Brothers
Is a private, comprehensive university emphasizing excellence in teaching and attention to the whole person in a values-oriented, interfaith educational community
Has Schools of Engineering, Business, Science, and Arts
Is a private, Catholic, Lasallian university and is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Department of Literature and Languages offers bachelor’s degree in English, English with Teaching Licensure, English for Corporate Communications, and Creative Writing

To Apply: Qualified individuals should send cover letter and letter of application, CV with telephone numbers/email addresses of three references, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to hrjobs@cbu.edu or apply online now. Christian Brothers University offers equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment, regardless of sex, age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin or disability. Applications will be acknowledged by email. Initial interviews will be held via video conferencing or phone.

Job Announcement: http://www.cbu.edu/jobdescriptions/assistant-professor-of-creative-writing.html

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • "cover letter and letter of application"?  wth?

Emerson College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor, Writing for Film and TelevisionEdit

The Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College invites applications for a full-time faculty position in writing for television and film. Appointment is for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 28, 2014. Review of applications begins December 1, 2013.

Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks

An M.F.A. or other terminal degree is required. Successful candidates must have significant professional experience, college-level teaching experience, and have the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Teaching experience at the graduate level is a plus. Primary responsibilities will be teaching introductory to advanced classes in writing for television and writing short film/video/new media.

Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.

The Department of Visual and Media Arts is a vibrant and engaged community of artists, creators and scholars, with nearly 100 full- and part-time faculty members and over 1500 majors. The department offers general education courses in art history, BA degrees in both media studies and media production, a BFA in media production, and an MFA in media art.

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major media outlets, arts institutions, and research centers. The college enrolls 3,662 undergraduate students and 830 graduate students from 75 countries and all 50 states.

Diversity Statement: Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must fill out an online application form and submit a current curriculum vita, a letter of application, and contact information for three references.

Posting Detail Information. Visit: Visit: http://emerson.peopleadmin.com

Link to Apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/6655

HERC

Deadline: review begins Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:1

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Grand Valley State University (MI) - Writing - Assistant Professor (Playwriting)Edit

The typical teaching load is 3 courses per semester which includes a range of courses in our curriculum, creative writing in particular, and sometimes first year composition.

Required Qualifications and Education: An MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing is required by time of employment at the assistant professor rank. Candidates are required to demonstrate expertise in playwriting, shown by production/publication credits. We encourage candidates to indicate further preparation or expertise in other areas of our dynamic, newly revised modular curriculum that combines professional and creative writing.

Preferred Qualifications and Education: All candidates should have a promising record of teaching, publication, and service in a university setting. Publication and experience in nonfiction are especially desirable.

Application Deadline Info: Review of applications begins on Nov 4, 2013 and continues until the position is filled.

How To Apply: Click "apply to this posting". Include CV and cover letter addressed to Professor Patricia Clark. The online application system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Review of applications begins on Nov 4, 2013 and continues until the position is filled.

We plan to interview invited candidates during the MLA convention in Chicago, IL in January '14.

LINK to Apply

Deadline: Nov. 4, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

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Rochester Institute of Technology - TT Asst. Professor (or Non-TT Lecturer), ScreenwritingEdit

SUNY Oswego - TT Asst. Professor, ScreenwritingEdit

The Department of English and Creative Writing at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Screenwriting.

Review Date: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled

Salary: Commensurate with rank and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time UUP faculty, visit: http://www.suny.edu/benefits/

Date of Appointment: August 18, 2014

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 and 75 minors. Additional responsibilities include teaching courses for 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.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: M.F.A. degree by time of appointment. Candidates must have a significant production history in screenwriting; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and experience as a mentor on individual student screenwriting projects. Candidates must be dedicated to helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed in a multicultural and global community.

Preferred Qualifications: The SUNY Oswego Creative Writing program offers a BA degree that integrates creative and critical studies. 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.

To Apply: Submit letter of application, full curriculum vitae listing qualifications and experience, a sample screenplay, three current (dated within last two years) letters of reference, and copies of unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned electronically to

http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=42906

If you have any questions about the position, please email Leigh Wilson at leigh.wilson@oswego.edu. Official transcripts are required prior to appointment. Files must be complete to be considered.

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University of California San Diego - TT Assistant Professor of Playwriting - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Theatre & Dance at UC SAN DIEGO, (http://theatre.ucsd.edu) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, and invites applications for a tenure-track position in Playwriting at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2014.

The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate classes in playwriting, mentor MFA playwrights during productions, supervise teaching assistants in undergraduate courses, and help produce the annual Wagner New Play Festival. Teaching duties in at least one of the following: screenwriting, television writing, adaptation, solo performance, music theatre, theatre history, performance studies, or related fields.

This position requires: a MFA or professional equivalence; history of productions and/or publications; strong commitment to teaching excellence; strong potential for continuing their creative activities. The ideal candidate will have strong demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego's commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

We are only accepting online applications at this time. Please go to the UCSD Recruit website https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00422 to apply for this position and upload the following documents:

1) Cover letter 2) CV 3) Three references 4) A separate personal statement summarizing past or potential contributions to diversity (see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp for further information). Contributions might include such items as providing leadership in teaching, mentoring, research/creative work, or service towards building an equitable and diverse academic environment and/or increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

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Deadline: If you apply to this recruitment by Nov 1, 2013, you will have until Nov 8, 2013 to complete your application.

Acknowledgment received:

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VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term Appointments / FellowshipsEdit

Bard College (NY) - Writer in Residence (Fiction)Edit

The Written Arts Program is seeking an established writer for a three-year half-time position in fiction as a Writer in Residence in the Written Arts program. Candidates must have at least one published book of fiction, a MFA or the equivalent, teaching experience, and must be committed to the ideals of a small liberal arts college. Candidates will be expected to teach workshops at various levels and to work closely with students one-on-one in senior project advising and general academic advising. For more information about the Written Arts Program at Bard visit: http://writtenarts.bard.edu. Bard College is a highly selective college of liberal arts and sciences, located 90 miles north of New York City in the Hudson Valley. For more information on Bard, visit http://www.bard.edu//.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, a sample of fiction, and three confidential letters of recommendation at: http://apply.interfolio.com/24960. Applications will be reviewed immediately. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who will contribute to our diversity.

MLA JIL 05/09/14

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Beloit College (WI) - Visiting Assistant Professor: American Literature, Creative Writing and Journalism - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Beloit College invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement in American Literature, Creative Writing and Journalism for 2014-15, with the possibility of a renewed second-year contract. The successful candidate will teach 5-6 courses during the academic year, including introductory and survey courses in American literature, one course in the candidate’s specialty (depending on strengths), and introductory creative writing. Candidates with experience in print journalism and a willingness to teach an introductory journalism course are especially encouraged to apply. Ph.D. preferred. Advanced ABD will be considered.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit College is a highly selective liberal arts college of approximately 1250 students from 48 states and 40 countries. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. Beloit is recognized as one of the Colleges that Change Lives, and we are committed to the educational benefits of diversity in our learning community. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply. Completed applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. An AA/EEO employer.

Send letters of application and dossiers, including writing sample and statement of teaching philosophy, to Chris Fink, Chair, Department of English, at bcenglish@beloit.edu. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 31, 2014. Beloit College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity and urges all interested individuals to apply. AA/EEO employer.

MLA JIL 03/7/14

Deadline: March 31

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Bowling Green State University (OH) - Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer (Poet)Edit

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 2015; 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.

Salary: competitive

Effective Date of Employment: The starting date of employment is January 12, 2015.

Application Materials: 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. Final candidate(s) required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. The starting date of employment for this position is January 12, 2015. Screening of applicants will begin February 15, 2014, 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

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Butler University (IN) - Booth Tarkington Writer-in-Residence (Screenwriter)Edit

Butler University invites applications for its Booth Tarkington Fellowship in Creative Writing for academic year 2014-15. This is a non-renewable position. We seek an effective teacher who is a specialist in writing for film or television and who also has a strong secondary emphasis in fiction-writing.

Duties: The successful candidate will teach a total of five courses over two semesters, four workshops and craft electives in our rapidly expanding MFA program, and one on the upper undergraduate level.

Qualifications: Appropriate terminal degree or commensurate experienced and credits or publications required. Effective Date of Employment: The starting date of employment is August 15, 2014.

Application Materials: Apply by submitting cv, letter of application and list of three referees at apply.interfolio.com/24125

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body, faculty and staff. In addition, hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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Colby College - 1 yr. Faculty Fellow, Fiction Writing - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Applications are invited for a one-year sabbatical replacement, for the 2014-2015 academic year, at the rank of Faculty Fellow, from candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence and publications in the field of Fiction Writing. The teaching load will be four workshop courses of fiction writing at both introductory and intermediate levels (English 278 and 378). Applicants must have a MFA or equivalent.

To apply, please send application materials as .pdf attachments, by February 15, 2014 to Jennifer Finney Boylan, Search Committee Chair, fictionsearchFF@colby.edu. Include cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and description of creative interests. Short-listed candidates will be invited for Skype interviews in late February; finalists will be invited for campus visits in March.

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Colgate University (NY) - Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. Writers of nonfiction and poetry who have recently completed an MFA, MA, or PhD in creative writing, and who need a year to complete their first book, are encouraged to apply. The selected writers will spend the academic year (late August 2014 to early May 2015) at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The fellows will teach one creative writing course each semester and will give a public reading from the work in progress. The fellowship carries a stipend of $37,500 plus travel expenses; health and life insurance are provided.

Complete applications, which should arrive by January 15, 2014, consist of a cover letter; resume; three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the candidate's abilities as a teacher; and a maximum of 30 double-spaced manuscript pages of prose or 20 single-sided pages of poetry. The writing sample may be a completed work or an excerpt from something larger. Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff further the University's education mission. Complete applications must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/2938.

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College of the Holy Cross (MA) - Jenks Chair in Contemporary American LettersEdit

Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters

Candidates for this prestigious position should be distinguished writers and teachers in any genre of contemporary literature. The Jenks Chair teaches three undergraduate seminars per year, sponsors two public lectures or readings annually, and conducts an annual seminar for College faculty. Programming funds, as well as discretionary funds for professional development, are available. The initial two- or three-year appointment will begin in August, 2014; a single renewal is possible up to a maximum of five years. Salary and benefits will be competitive with comparable appointments nationwide.

Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls 2,900 students, of whom about 200 are English majors. The English Department particularly seeks candidates who might contribute to our Creative Writing Program, which offers an academic concentration in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction and hosts the Working Writers Series. Given the College's commitment to the liberal arts, we also welcome candidates with an interest in creativity and intellectual exploration across disciplines. We invite candidates to learn more about our department at http://academics.holycross.edu/english/ and about the College at http://www.holycross.edu.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/23943. Nominations may be sent to Jonathan Mulrooney, Chair, Department of English, College of the Holy Cross,Worcester, MA 01610-2395. Applications and nominations will be accepted until February 15, 2014. Holy Cross belongs to the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org) and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston.

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College of Wooster (OH) - 3 yr. VAP, Fiction-Writing - MLA INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the College of Wooster invites applications for a three-year visiting assistant professorship in fiction writing with additional experience in creative nonfiction desirable. Teaching in the College’s interdisciplinary programs, including First-Year Seminar and the Program in Writing, is expected; teaching load is six courses a year including direction of year-long theses in the College’s signature Senior Independent Study program. The College of Wooster provides significant research support, including travel funds. Ph.D. or M.F.A. expected; Evidence or promise of teaching excellence and a significant publication record expected. Submit letter of application, vita, and three letters of recommendation no later than November 5, 2013, through Interfolio (http://www.interfolio.com/apply/22265).

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Deadline: November 5, 2013

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Cornell College - Distinguished Visiting Writer - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Cornell College Center for the Literary Arts seeks a Distinguished Visiting Writer to teach a topics-based course in writing poetry or in writing fiction, with a possible emphasis on science fiction, fantasy, or graphic novels. Interdisciplinary course topics especially encouraged. The visiting writer will teach one three-and-a-half-week term in the academic year 2014-15; exact term to be negotiated. (Cornell College is a private liberal arts college in Mount Vernon, Iowa; please see the college website for more information about its unique academic calendar under which faculty teach and students enroll in one course at a time in approximate month-long terms: http://www.cornellcollege.edu). During the teaching term, the visiting writer will also give one public reading which will take place in the Center for the Literary Arts. The stipend is $5,000 and on-campus housing can be provided. Past distinguished visitors have included Ross Gay, Sarah Prineas, Michael Martone, and Angie Estes. Please contact Professor Glenn Freeman at gfreeman@cornellcollege.edu for additional information, including descriptions of previous Distinguished Visiting Writer courses and sample syllabi.

https://www.awpwriter.org/careers/job_view/2565/cornell_college

Deadline: Oct. 30, 2013

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Cornell College - RP Dana Emerging Writer Fellowship - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Cornell College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college, invites applications for a nine month-varied hours fellows position. This position for an emerging writer has the possibility of renewal for a second year. Responsibilities include helping administer the Cornell Center for the Literary Arts, helping run the Cornell Visiting Writers Series, assisting with the publishing of Open Field, the college’s long-running literary journal, giving a public reading, and teaching two courses. MFA or PhD with creative dissertation, some teaching or administrative experience, and publication in literary journals required; experience with a printing press is desirable. Competitive salary, including housing option. Cornell College has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty teach and students take one course at a time in month-long terms. The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty.

Appointment to begin in August 2014.

Deadline Date: January 7, 2014

Date Posted: November 13, 2013

Letter of application, vita, graduate transcripts, ten page sample of recent work, statement of teaching philosophy, and two letters of reference should be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format to: apovey@cornellcollege.edu. The statement of teaching philosophy should address the candidate’s commitment to teaching a diverse student population.

Formal consideration of applications will begin January 7, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

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DePaul University (IL) - Visiting Asst. Professor, Creative Writing (2 Positions)Edit

The English Department at DePaul University invites applications for two full-time non-tenure-track positions in Creative Writing for the 2014-2015 academic year. These are one-year positions and carry a teaching load of three courses per quarter. Candidates should be prepared to teach creative writing workshops, particularly fiction, for the undergraduate Creative Writing program and Master's in Writing and Publishing Program, along with general education literature courses. Secondary expertise in other genres and areas (poetry, nonfiction, publishing, editing) is also desirable. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position carries full benefits.

We seek candidates with strong records of publication and creative work, demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching, and a terminal degree (MFA and/or PhD) in hand. The DePaul Department of English offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in literature and creative writing to more than 400 undergraduate majors and 200 graduate students in two master's programs. The successful candidate will have experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students of diverse backgrounds and sensitivity to the educational goals of an urban multicultural student population. We particularly seek candidates who mirror the diversity of the university and its surrounding community, and we encourage applications from women, people of color, and individuals from other historically under-represented groups.

To apply, please electronically submit a letter of application, CV, names and email contacts for three references, writing sample (approx. 25 pages), and unofficial or official graduate transcripts. All application materials must be submitted online. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue through July 21st, 2014.

LINK TO APPLY: http://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51149

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Emory University (GA) - Fellowship in Playwriting (2014-2016)Edit

Fordham University - Writer-in-Residence: Fiction - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Fordham University English department invites applications for a Writer in Residence with a specialization in the writing of fiction. Required: MFA or PhD, teaching experience, and at least one book publication. The successful candidate should expect a 2/2 teaching load of undergraduate and graduate writing workshops, alternating between the Rose Hill (Bronx) and Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campuses; to lead tutorials; to administer university creative writing prizes; to advise campus literary publications; and to participate actively in the administration of Fordham's growing creative writing program. The initial contract would be for two years, renewable for a third. Competitive salary with benefits. By November 1, 2013, please submit a curriculum vitae, a 10-page writing sample, a sample creative writing workshop syllabus, and a cover letter addressed to Sarah Gambito, Creative Writing Director, through Interfolio.

http://apply.interfolio.com/22790

MLA JIL 09/20/13

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Fordham University - Writer-in-Residence: Digital Creative Writing - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Fordham University English department invites applications for a Writer in Residence with a specialization in digital creative writing. Required: MFA or PhD, teaching experience, and at least one book publication or substantive online writing project. The successful candidate should expect a 2/2 teaching load of undergraduate and graduate writing workshops, alternating between the Rose Hill (Bronx) and Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campuses; to lead tutorials; to administer university creative writing prizes; to advise campus literary publications; and to participate actively in the administration of Fordham's growing creative writing program. The initial contract would be for two years, renewable for a third. Competitive salary with benefits. By November 1, 2013, please submit a curriculum vitae, a 10-page writing sample, a sample creative writing workshop syllabus, and a cover letter addressed to Sarah Gambito, Creative Writing Director, through Interfolio.

http://apply.interfolio.com/22791

MLA JIL 09/20/13

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Franklin and Marshall College - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Nonfiction) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Franklin & Marshall English Department invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship to begin in the fall of 2014 in creative writing: nonfiction. Significant publications, a demonstrable commitment to undergraduate teaching, and a terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) are required. The 3/2 teaching load will include no composition. Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample via Interfolio to: Nicholas Montemarano, Chair, Department of English, P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003. Priority will be given to applications received by March 21, but we will continue to read applications until the position is filled. Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24550

MLA JIL 2/28/14

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George Mason University - Visiting Writer (Non-Fiction)Edit

The George Mason University, Department of English invites applications for a Nonfiction Visiting Writer faculty position for spring 2014 with possible renewal for spring 2015.

Responsibilities/Compensation: The successful candidate will teach one graduate and one undergraduate course, augmenting resident faculty in a well-established MFA and new BFA program. Payment is $25,000 for each semester, for two courses each semester.

Qualifications: Evidence of substantial publications and quality teaching is required.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications begins October 14, 2013, with final selection made by December 6, 2013. Spring 2014 semester begins January 20. For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F5629z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter and CV. Based on initial review of applications, the search committee chair will contact selected candidates to request writing sample and recommendation letters, and to arrange interviews. Questions: Contact William Miller, Director, Creative Writing Program, at wmiller@gmu.edu.

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George Washington University - Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington (Creative Non-Fiction) Edit

For appointment beginning in the fall of 2014, we seek a writer of creative nonfiction to teach two semesters at The George Washington University as the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington.

Minimum Qualifications: The writer must have significant publications (creative nonfiction published by a well-regarded press) and teaching experience, though not necessarily in a conventional academic setting. The writer need not have conventional academic credentials.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please upload a cover letter, a 20-30 page writing sample (under "Sample “Publications”), a resume that includes a full list of publications, and the names of at least three references. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin October 22, 2013. The deadline for applying is November 25, 2013. The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Link to Apply: http://www.gwu.jobs:80/postings/17147

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Gettysburg College - Emerging Writer Lecturer (1 yr. Appt) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH - Emerging Writer Lecturer

One-year appointment, beginning August 2014, 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. Successful candidates in recent years have had a new or forthcoming book. 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 24, 2014. Electronic applications will not be accepted. Do not send entire monographs, books, etc.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,600 students. For the past three years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized the College as one of the top "Great Colleges to Work For." Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy. The College assures equal employment opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and disability.

HigherEdJobs.com

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Hamline University (MN) - VAP, Creative Non-FictionEdit

The Creative Writing Programs (CWP) in the College of Liberal Arts at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, invite applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, specialization in creative nonfiction. Knowledge and experience in another genre(s) in addition to creative nonfiction is preferred. Position begins August 1, 2014. A tenure-track position will likely follow in 2015-2016; the successful candidate will be invited to apply for this position. Candidates must have an MFA or equivalent terminal degree; a strong record of publication (minimum, one book of creative nonfiction with national or university press); evidence of successful undergraduate and/or graduate-level teaching, including teaching of the craft of creative nonfiction; evidence of advising; and a commitment to the promotion and enhancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in support of academic excellence. The candidate will teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses that will include workshops and craft courses in creative nonfiction as well as topics courses. In addition, s/he will direct up to four MFA thesis projects. Teaching load is five courses, plus 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 Minnesotaby U.S. News and World Report, Hamlines 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. Hamline is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and educator.

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; one-page statement of teaching philosophy, c.v.; one published book of creative nonfiction; 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. Deadline December 20, 2013.

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Harvard University - Preceptors in Expository Writing for SPRING 2014 Edit

Harvard University - Visiting Lecturer on Non-FictionEdit

The Department of English is seeking a Visiting Lecturer on non-fiction, with responsibility for teaching two undergraduate writing workshops per semester. Additional duties include advising and grading senior theses. One year untenured appointment to begin July 1, 2014. Applicants should have at least two books, a national or international reputation, and significant teaching experience. An interest in specialized nonfiction such as environmental, political, or science writing is desirable.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu), no later than 1 November. Late applications will not be considered.

1 Cover letter 2. Resume 3. Teaching statement 4. Writing sample 3. Names and contact information of three to five references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted)

Full post: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/4957

Deadline: Nov. 1

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Indiana University - 2-Year Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing (Fiction)Edit

Creative Writing: Indiana University seeks a 2-Year Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing (Fiction) to teach graduate and undergraduate workshops, as well as contemporary fiction courses. Expertise in African-American, Asian-American, Latino, and/or Anglophone African-Caribbean Literature is desirable. Ours is a highly ranked program with a national reputation for diversity among its faculty and students. We also have a joint interdepartmental MA/MFA in creative writing and African American and African Diaspora Studies. Appointment to begin Fall 2014. At least one book, an MFA in Creative Writing or comparable degree, and teaching experience required. 2/2 annual teaching load plus thesis advising. Letters of application, current C.V., and a 20-page writing sample should be submitted to https://indiana.peopleadmin.com by March 24th. All other inquiries should be addressed to Samrat Upadhyay, Chair, Creative Writing Search Committee at supadhya@indiana.edu or to: Department of English, Ballantine 442, 1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype. Indiana University is an Equal Employment Affirmative Action Employer and has a strong commitment to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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Deadline: March 24

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Kenyon College (OH) - Kenyon Review Fellowships - POSITIONS FILLEDEdit

General Information

This two-year post-graduate residential fellowship at Kenyon College offers qualified individuals time to develop as writers, teachers, and editors. Fellows will receive a $32,500 stipend, plus health benefits. Fellows are expected to:

Undertake a significant writing project and attend regular individual meetings with faculty mentors. Teach one semester-long class per year in the English Department of Kenyon College, contingent upon departmental needs. Spend approximately 15 hours per week in non-teaching semesters assisting in creative and editorial projects for The Kenyon Review and KROnline. Participate in The Kenyon Review Summer Programs. Participate in the cultural life of Kenyon College by regularly attending readings, lectures, presentations, and other campus activities. Eligibility

Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements: An MFA or PhD in creative writing, English literature, or comparative literature completed before October 1, 2013 but no earlier than January 1, 2008. Teaching experience in creative writing and/or literature at the undergraduate level.

Application Details

Applications will be accepted electronically beginning September 1 and ending October 1, 2013, and should include the following:

A cover letter
A curriculum vitae
An 8-10 page writing sample
An unofficial transcript
Two letters of recommendation, one of which should directly address the applicant’s teaching ability

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted by October 1st, 2013 for full consideration. There is no application fee.

Timeline

September 1st – October 1st, 2013 • Application Period
November, 2013 • Applicants notified about first round decisions
December, 2013 • Online interviews with semi-finalists
January, 2014 • Kenyon College campus visit for finalists
February, 2014 • Final decisions
August 15th, 2014 • Fellowship begins

Contact Information: For questions or more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. Or contact:

Tory Weber
Associate Director of Programs and Fellowships
The Kenyon Review
Finn House
Gambier, OH 43022
740-427-5391
fellowships@kenyonreview.org

http://www.kenyonreview.org/programs/fellowship/

Deadline: Oct. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/5 x 2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype x 3 11/13

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

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  • Huffington Post reports that Jamaal May got this.
  • I'm not sure if the report confirms May got it *this year*. From the article that mentions this (published 2/4/14): "He teaches, edits, and currently serves as a Kenyon Review Fellow." I read this sentence as saying he won the fellowship last year or possibly the year before (I'm not sure it says anything about who got the fellowship in this year's [2013-14] competition): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brooke-williams/jamaal-maydetroit-humming_b_4725115.html
  • Read the Kenyon Review website: http://www.kenyonreview.org/programs/fellowship/
  • The current Kenyon Review Fellows (2012-2014) are Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers and Natalie Shapero. Jamaal May starts as KR fellow later this year, along with Melinda Moustakis (2014-2016).
  • Basically, to land one of these fancy emerging fellowships now, one needs to have already emerged with a book. The days of bookless writers looking to fellowships to catch their first big break appear to be mostly over. 
  • I know someone who interviewed for this.  Her book is also making a big noise right now.  I would hardly classify either one of them as "emerging."  These two poets are everywhere. I think of them as having arrived. But I find it very telling about the market that someone with May's credentials isn't being recruited by *some* university for a full-time gig.
  • I'm curious about what sorts of things equal "making a big noise right now." Starred review in Publisher's Weekly? Poems in Poetry? #1 on SPD's bestseller list? I'm genuinely curious about this, as there are so many different networks and aesthetics out there... And it makes me think back to the kerfluffle a few months ago about the Montclair State job, and the "household name in poetry" who was upset that they weren't asked for materials... It was pretty easy to figure out who that poet was, and I wouldn't really call them a household name in poetry, but it fascinates me how we as artists comprehend our field and our places (and the places of others) in it. So, what does it take to make a big noise? To be a household name in poetry? I ask all this as someone who is certainly not a household name or even making a moderately perceptable noise right now, in the hopes of starting an interesting dialogue about how reputation is determined in our field. 
  • Some of the finalists for the fellowship didn't have books yet.  Book is not required for the position.

Louisiana State University - Visiting Professor (Assistant, Associate or Full) of Creative Writing (Fiction)Edit

The Department of English at Louisiana State University invites applicants for a one-semester Visiting Professor (Assistant, Associate or Full) of Creative Writing (Fiction) beginning August 18, 2014. Teaching will include upper-level undergraduate fiction workshop. Required Qualifications: An MFA or PhD in Creative Writing; significant experience and an excellent record of teaching at the college level; a published collection of stories or a novel (at least one book).

An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is June 22, 2014, or until a candidate is selected. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: http://www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Position #035862

LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER

Quick link at ad URL: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57765

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MLA JIL 06/06/14

Deadline: 22 June 2014

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Minnesota State University Mankato - Creative Writing (Fiction), Instructor - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications

OPENING DATE: 12/13/13

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on January 27, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

POSITION: Nine-month fixed-term appointment*

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 18, 2014

RESPONSIBILITIES: Specialist in Creative Writing (fiction) to teach multiple sections of Introduction to Creative Writing and one or more upper-level fiction writing courses. In addition, must be prepared to teach composition and writing-intensive general education literature courses. An ability to teach online or hybrid courses is desirable. Also required: continued scholarly activity, undergraduate and graduate advising, service on MFA thesis committees and department committees. Typical teaching load: 12 credits (3 courses) per semester.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: -Terminal degree in creative writing (with creative thesis) awarded by August 11, 2014. -Significant publication in fiction. -Demonstrated preparation to teach introductory creative writing courses (covering poetry and fiction) at the college level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: -Demonstrated ability to advise and support a wide variety of student writers. -Demonstrated ability to contribute to the growth and stability of a lively and multifaceted creative writing program. -Demonstrated ability to teach online or hybrid courses at the college level. -Experience using classroom technology (e.g., course management systems). -Scholarly or research interests that will advance the mission and goals of the English department at Minnesota State University, Mankato. To see the department mission statement, visit http://english.mnsu.edu/mission.htm. -Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato includes graduate-level programs in Creative Writing (MFA), English Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, Technical Communication, and TESL, and undergraduate programs in most of the same fields and in English education. There are also undergraduate minors in linguistics and film studies. The English department is also responsible for the university's large composition program and offers general education courses in creative writing, humanities, film, literature, and technical communication. Fixed-term positions are for one academic year; there is a possibility that the position may be extended on an annual basis for up to four years. For further information, visit the department website at http://english.mnsu.edu. Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu.

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mankato/default.cfm. A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

-Cover Letter -Resume/Curriculum Vitae -Contact information for three (3) references -Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree -Three (3) reference letters sent directly to Professor Candace Black via traditional mail or as an e-mail attachment

Contact Information:

Professor Candace Black
English Department
Minnesota State University, Mankato
230 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2680
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Fax: 507-389-5362
Email: candace.black@mnsu.edu

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Application Information

Contact: Minnesota State University Mankato

Online App. Form: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mankato/default.cfm

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Deadline: review begins Jan. 27

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Monmouth University (NJ) - Artist-in-Residence (Fiction Writer)Edit

Position Summary: The Department of English at Monmouth University seeks an established fiction writer for a one-year position as Artist-in-Residence for the 2014-2015 academic year. The candidate would be expected to: teach 9 credits per semester, including undergraduate and graduate creative writing courses, and one general education literature course.

For additional information about the department, please go to: http://www.monmouth.edu/english.aspx

Required Skills or Software: Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

Other Requirements: Ph.D. in Creative Writing or Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree. College-level teaching experience. Must have published a nationally reviewed book.

Special Instructions to Applicants: You will be contacted if any additional documents are necessary.

Log in to http://jobs.monmouth.edu to apply and see the job duties for this position no later than the deadline date.

Posting Date: 6/27/2014
Closing Date: 7/10/2014

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Deadline: July 10 2014

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New College of Florida - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (American Lit. and Poetry)Edit

New College of Florida - Writer in Residence / Asst. Professor of Creative Writing (Spring 2014) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

New College of Florida announces an opening for a Writer in Residence, spring semester 2014 (February-May). The successful candidate will have: at least one published book, and significant publication in other venues as well; two years’ experience teaching creative writing, which can include instruction as a graduate student; and a strong commitment to playing an active role in the community of our residential honors college. MFA, MA, or equivalent degree preferred, but experience considered. Writers whose work engages multiethnic experience especially encouraged. The Writer in Residence will be responsible for teaching two semester-length writing courses (one multi-genre introductory course and one course in the applicant’s specialty), and will give at least three public readings. We are especially interested this year in fiction writers, though all applicants will be considered. Salary $22,725 for .75 FTE, with no benefits. Send the following materials in PDF format: curriculum vitae, letter of application, writing sample, dossier with three letters of reference and official transcript, and two course proposals (one for an introductory course and one for a more specialized course) to humanities@ncf.edu If electronic submission is not a viable option, please mail your application to: Dr. Wendy Sutherland, Chair, Search Committee, Division of Humanities, New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243-2109. Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until position is filled. For disability accommodations, contact Chair a minimum of five (5) days in advance @ (941) 487-4697.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22906

MLA JIL 09/20/13

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1 (10/30)

Rejection (no interview): 11/22, 12/16 by email

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Offer accepted:  Adam Davies [posted 1/14/14]

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North Carolina State University - Visiting Fiction Writer Edit

The Creative Writing and MFA programs of the Department of English at North Carolina State University invite applications for a Visiting Fiction Writer, to begin August 2014. This is a nine-month, non-tenure-track position (possibly renewable for an additional year, contingent on performance and funding) Salary is commensurate with qualifications. This position will carry the rank of Lecturer.

The teaching assignment is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will teach a graduate fiction writing workshop, graduate and undergraduate fiction and multi-genre courses, as well as direct and serve on thesis committees, and participate in readings series.

We are looking not only for a nationally known visiting writer but also one who can participate in our unique and supportive community.

Upload letter of application (addressed to Antony H. Harrison, Department Head, and referencing the position title Visiting Fiction Writer, and position number), CV, and contact information for at least three references. Three letters of reference, a writing sample, and teaching materials and evaluations may be requested later. Screening of applications will begin on February 1 and will continue until position is filled.

Link: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/32354

Deadline: review begins Feb. 1

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Oberlin College (OH) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Oberlin College Creative Writing Program invites applications for a full-time non-continuing position in fiction for one year, beginning Fall 2014. Incumbent will teach a total of 5 courses in the general area of prose fiction, such as a large course in the introduction to fiction, intermediate courses in specific narrative modes and advanced workshops for majors. Expertise in teaching a secondary genre, such as screenwriting, playwriting, or graphic narrative, is desirable. MFA degree expected by time of appointment. Submit letter, CV, graduate transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation to BYCOMMITTEE URL (preferred) or to: Sylvia Watanabe, Creative Writing Program, Oberlin College, 153 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074 by March 7, 2014.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24297

MLA JIL 01/17/14

Deadline: March 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x1 (3/12)

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What is BYCOMMITTEE URL? Help.

Oregon State University - VAP, Fiction (1 yr. appt.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The School of Writing, Literature & Film invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, fixed-term Vising Assistant Professor position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

This is a one-year position. Over the three terms of the 2014-2015 academic year, the faculty member will teach five courses, including one graduate-level (MFA) workshop, one upper-division craft class, and undergraduate literature and/or creative writing courses as assigned. Each position also requires serving as thesis advisor for two MFA students and assisting with the reviewing of applications to the MFA program.

The primary mission of the School of Writing, Literature, and Film is research/creative activity and undergraduate and graduate education. The School offers the BA, MA in English and the MFA in Creative Writing.

Position Duties:

50% Teaching - undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of specialization, including thesis advising.
40% Research - Publications, readings, and presentations at regional/national/international conferences.
10% - Service to the department, primarily assisting with reviewing applications to the MFA Program.

Minimum/Required Qualifications MFA in creative writing at time of appointment.

Significant publications in fiction. A record of successful teaching.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Experience teaching graduate creative writing workshop and/or craft classes. Experience teaching undergraduate creative writing workshop and literature or writing courses.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only): 40% A significant record of publication in creative work that is of high standard. Delivery of papers at at regional/national/international conferences gives evidence of creative activity, as well as publication.

In order to receive full consideration for this position, your application must be received by December 15, 2013.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV.

2) A cover letter of interest indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

3) Please submit two letters of reference through interfolio.com

For additional information please contact: Felicia Phillips at 541-737-1667 or Felicia.Phillips@oregonstate.edu

OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Link to apply: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63126

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1/21

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): AWP (2/10)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Offer accepted: Received word that offer accepted 3/21

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Oregon State University - VAP, Non-Fiction (1 yr. appt.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The School of Writing, Literature, and Film invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, fixed-term Visiting Assistant Professor. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

This is a one-year position in creative writing/non-fiction with particular focus on magazine writing/ literary journalism. Over the three terms of the 2014-2015 academic year, the faculty member will teach five courses, including one graduate-level (MFA) workshop, one upper-division craft class, and undergraduate literature and/or creative writing courses as assigned. Each position also requires serving as thesis advisor for two MFA students and assisting with the reviewing of applications to the MFA program.

The primary mission of the School of Writing, Literature, and Film is research/creative activity and undergraduate and graduate education. The School offers the BA, MA in English and the MFA in Creative Writing.

Position Duties

50% Teaching - undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of specialization, including thesis advising.
40% Research - Publications, readings, and presentations at regional/national/international conferences
10% - Service to the department, primarily assisting with reviewing applications to the MFA Program.

Minimum/Required Qualifications: MFA in creative writing at time of appointment. Significant publications in creative non-fiction with a focus on magazine writing/literary journalism. A record of successful teaching.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Experience teaching graduate creative writing workshop and/or craft classes. Experience teaching undergraduate creative writing workshop and literature or writing courses.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only): 40% A significant record of publication in creative work that is of high standard. Delivery of papers at at regional/national/international conferences gives evidence of creative activity, as well as publication.

In order to receive full consideration for this position, your application must be received by December 15, 2013.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV.

2) A cover letter of interest indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

3) Please submit two letters of reference through interfolio.com

For additional information please contact: Felicia Phillips at 541-737-1667 or Felicia.Phillips@oregonstate.edu

OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Link to apply: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63116

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1/21

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): AWP 2/10

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Offer accepted: Received word that offer accepted 3/20

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Penn State Altoona - Resident Poet and Drama/Screenwriter (Fall 2014)Edit

The Penn State Altoona English Program is taking applications for a one-semester teaching residency in poetry and drama/screenwriting.  The residency is designed to offer an emerging writer substantial time to write and offers a salary of $10,000 in return for teaching one general education level introduction to creative writing workshop during the Fall 2014 semester (August 25–December 19).  The resident writer will also give a public reading, visit other creative writing courses, and work informally with our English majors.  We are looking for a writer with publications of poetry in literary magazines and dramatic/screen productions.  Emphasis will be placed on the quality of the work submitted.  Successful candidate will be expected to live in the Altoona area during residency for the Fall 2014 semester.  Benefits and housing are not included.

A Master’s degree in Creative Writing or English is required; an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing is preferred. Teaching experience is also preferred.  The application must consist of a cover letter; a Curriculum Vitae, including resume, teaching experience, and publishing history; and a writing sample (8 pages of poetry and a 10-page script excerpt). Applicants must also have at least one letter of recommendation sent to AA-ARTSANDHUMANITIES@LISTS.PSU.EDU.  Applicants are also strongly encouraged to submit their applications and accompanying materials electronically to AA-ARTSANDHUMANITIES@LISTS.PSU.EDU with “Fall 2014 Part-Time Application” in the subject line in Word or PDF formats.  Review of applications will begin April 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.  Non-electronic inquiries, applications, and additional materials should be sent to: Emerging Writer Residency, Position #41043, Elm Building, Penn State Altoona, Box 3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA 16601-3760.

For additional information about Penn State Altoona, please visit our web page at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

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Princeton University - Hodder FellowshipEdit

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 and non-literary artists of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the 2014-2015 academic year. Potential Hodder Fellows are writers, composers, choreographers, visual artists, performance artists, or other kinds of artists or humanists who have "much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts"; they are selected more "for promise than for performance." Given the strength of the applicant pool, most successful Fellows have published a first book or have similar achievements in their own fields; the Hodder is designed to provide Fellows with the "studious leisure" to undertake significant new work. Hodder Fellows spend an academic year at Princeton, but no formal teaching is involved. A $75,000 stipend is provided. Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply.

Applications must be submitted by October 1, 2013 , EST. Applicants must apply online through the Princeton Jobs site at http://jobs.princeton.edu, Requisition #1300448.

Writers: Submit a resume, a 3,000-word writing sample of recent work, and a project proposal of 500 to 750 words.

Performing and Visual Artists: Submit a resume, a project proposal of 500 to 750 words, and examples of ten minutes of performance through link(s) to sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flicker, etc. Visual artists should provide up to 20 still images saved as a PDF file and submit as part of their online application or supply a link to a website, YouTube, etc.

We cannot confirm receipt of applications nor can we accept applications submitted after the deadline. Limits on the statement size (500-750 words) and sample size (3,000 words) are strict.

The appointment of the Hodder Fellows will be made in January 2014.

HERC

Deadline: October 1, 2013.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/2/2014 x 4 by email

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I still haven't heard anything from them. Anybody else in the same boat?

  • Last year, the final awards were not announced until the beginning of March, FWIW.
  • I haven't heard anything either, so I called a secretary who handles Hodder-related business. She said the fellows have been selected. 

Also posted at Theatre 2013-14

Princeton University - Princeton Fellowships in the Creative and Performing ArtsEdit

Princeton University invites applications for the Princeton Fellowships in the Creative and Performing Arts. Princeton Fellowships in the Creative and Performing Arts, funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early career poets, novelists, choreographers, playwrights, designers, performers, directors, and performance artists -- this list is not meant to be exhaustive -- who would find it beneficial to spend two years working in an artistically vibrant university community.

Because our inaugural fellows are in the fields of Music and Visual Arts, this year we will only be accepting applications for Theater, Creative Writing, and Dance.

Fellowships are for two 10-month academic years. Fellows will be in residence for academic years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 at Princeton, interacting with our students, faculty and staff as part of the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Department of Music. The normal work assignment will be to teach one course each semester subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, but fellows may be asked to take on an artistic assignment in lieu of a class, such as directing a play or creating a dance with students. Although the teaching load is light, our expectation is that Fellows will be full and active members of our community, committed to frequent and engaged interactions with students during the academic year. While Fellows need not reside in Princeton, they will be required to spend a significant part of the week on campus. This Fellowship cannot be used to fund work leading to a Ph.D. or any other advanced degree. Holders of Ph.D. degrees from Princeton are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu, Rquisition #1300450 by October 1, 2013, EST. All applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of 500-750 words about how you would hope to use the two years of the fellowship at this moment in your career, and contact information for three references. Please indicate in your cover letter what program you wish your application to be reviewed by: Theater, Creative Writing, or Dance. In addition, poets and novelists are requested to submit a 3,000 word writing sample of recent work; performers such as choreographers are requested to submit examples of ten minutes of performance through link(s) to sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flicker, etc.). This information can be included in your cover letter. We cannot confirm receipt of applications nor can we accept applications postmarked after the deadline. Restrictions on the statement size (500-750 words) and sample size (3,000 words) are strict. As of this application deadline, applicants will only be allowed to apply for the Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship twice in a lifetime.

Appointments will be made at a professional specialist rank; in addition, successful candidates will be appointed as lecturers when they are doing formal teaching and/or advising.

Interviews of finalists will take place on campus the week of December 2-7, 2013.

Essential Qualifications: Selection will be based on artistic achievement; the potential for excellent teaching; and the likelihood of significant contributions to the artistic life of the Princeton community.

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree preferred

HERC

Deadline: October 1, 2013.

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  • Anyone hear anything about interviews for this position?

Also posted at Theatre 2013-14

Reed College (OR) - Visiting One-Year Appointment in Creative Writing (concentration in Fiction/Prose) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Visiting One-Year Appointment in Creative Writing (with a concentration in Fiction/Prose). Beginning fall (August) 2014. Rank open. To teach five undergraduate writing workshops/ courses per year at a highly selective liberal arts college with an emphasis on excellence in teaching. The job also includes advising three to five 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.

M.F.A. or the equivalent required. We will be seeking someone with proven teaching ability and an active engagement in writing and publication on the national level. The Reed community values cultural and intellectual pluralism as essential to the excellence of our academic program. In the letter of application, we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College's diversity statement (http://www.reed.edu/diversity). Please send a cover letter, CV, short writing sample, and dossier or three confidential letters of recommendation to Peter Rock, Chair, Creative Writing/Fiction-Prose Search, at https://apply.interfolio.com/22672 by November 15. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Deadline: November 15, 2013

Job Announcement

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013.

Acknowledgment received:

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-Does anyone know how this will work?  Reed seems to be hiring 1 tenure-track person for poetry, but this position posting says that there are only 2 people in the department.  Do you think that means that 2 new people will be trying to achieve the creative program goals?

Saint Mary's College of California - Writer in Residence - Workshop in FictionEdit

Writer in Residence - Workshop in Fiction

Closing Date/Time: Tue. 12/31/13 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Lecturer

Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California

Background: Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Saint Mary's College invites applications for part-time Writer in Residence - Workshop in Fiction for the College's Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Program in Creative Writing during the Spring 2015 and Spring 2016 semester.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing, the Writer in Residence teaches the graduate level Workshop/Tutorial in fiction and serves the Saint Mary's College literary community, giving one public reading, participating in the MFA Program's afternoon conversation series and meeting regularly with students. Candidates should also be comfortable in a small classroom teaching environment that is student-centered with an interactive learning style. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the mission of the College, which is informed, animated and expressed by its Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions.

Experience and Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree, MFA or PhD highly desirable, along with significant published fiction, at least one published book of fiction; demonstrated prior teaching experience, enthusiasm for teaching in a student-centered learning community, along with a strong commitment to undergraduate, liberal arts education. The MFA Program is committed to a multicultural curriculum, along with a highly collaborative and culturally diverse faculty, student and campus environment.

Supplemental Information:

Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu.

  • Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College
  • A resume
  • The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2013.

Acknowledgment received:

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Saint Mary's College of California - Writer in Residence - Workshop in PoetryEdit

Saint Mary's College of California

Writer in Residence - Workshop in Poetry

Closing Date/Time: Tue. 12/31/13 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Lecturer

Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California

Background: Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Saint Mary's College invites applications for part-time Writer in Residence - Workshop in Poetry for the College's Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Program in Creative Writing during the Spring 2015 and Spring 2016 semester.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing, the Writer in Residence teaches the graduate level Workshop/Tutorial in Poetry and serves the Saint Mary's College literary community, giving one public reading, participating in the MFA Program's afternoon conversation series and meeting regularly with students. Candidates should also be comfortable in a small classroom teaching environment that is student-centered with an interactive learning style. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions of the College.

Experience and Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree, MFA or PhD highly desirable, along with significant published poetry, at least one published book of poetry; demonstrated prior teaching experience, enthusiasm for teaching in a student centered community, along with a strong commitment to undergraduate, liberal arts education. The MFA Program is committed to a multicultural curriculum, along with a highly collaborative and culturally diverse faculty, student and campus environment.

Supplemental Information: Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu.

  • Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College
  • A resume
  • The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2013.

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Does anyone know anything about these postings?  It's odd that they have all three of these writer in residence positions in each genre posted at once.  Are these replacing anyone or just new additions?

Saint Mary's College of California - Writer in Residence - Workshop in NonfictionEdit

Writer in Residence - Workshop in Nonfiction

Closing Date/Time: Tue. 12/31/13 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Lecturer

Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California

Background: Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Saint Mary's College invites applications for part-time Writer in Residence - Workshop in Nonfiction for the College's Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Program in Creative Writing during the Spring 2015 or Spring 2016 semester.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing, the Writer in Residence teaches the graduate level Workshop/Tutorial in nonfiction and serves the Saint Mary's College literary community, giving one public reading, participating in the MFA Program's afternoon conversation series and meeting regularly with students. Candidates should also be comfortable in a small classroom teaching environment that is student-centered with an interactive learning style. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the mission of the College, which is informed, animated and expressed by its Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions.

Experience and Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree, MFA or PhD highly desirable, along with significant published nonfiction, at least one published book of nonfiction; demonstrated prior teaching experience, enthusiasm for teaching in a student-centered learning community, along with a strong commitment to undergraduate, liberal arts education. The MFA Program is committed to a multicultural curriculum, along with a highly collaborative and culturally diverse faculty, student and campus environment.

Supplemental Information:

Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu.

  • Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College
  • A resume
  • The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2013.

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Shippensburg University (PA) - 1 yr. Full-Time Position in Creative Writing-Poetry - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a full-time adjunct position for the 2014-2015 academic year specializing in creative writing/poetry. Responsiblities include teaching a 4/4 course load which will include two sections each semester of first-year college writing as well as courses in poetry writing and general education literature. In addition, faculty members are expected to perform other duties as assigned in compliance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Candidates must have an earned MFA or PhD from an accredited institution by the time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching and professional activity including published poetry (preferably a book). As part of a successful on-campus interview, candidates will be expected to provide a demonstration of teaching effectiveness and evidence of understanding diverse populations.

Application procedure: All candidates must apply online at https://jobs.ship.edu with review of applications beginning immediately and continuing until filled. Materials submitted in other formats including paper applications will not be considered. For an application to be considered complete, candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample (3-5 pages of published poetry), the names and contact information for three references, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official required if granted an on-campus interview). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Inquiries only (no applications) may be directed to Dr. Shari Horner, Chair, Department of English, at SLHorn@ship.edu.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check as well as sufficient course enrollment and budget allocations. Review of application materials will begin on April 28, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Shippensburg University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Chronicle

Deadline: April 28 (review begins)

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Southeastern Louisiana University - VAP, 1 Yr, Fiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Southeastern Louisiana University seeks candidates for a visiting Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing (fiction) to begin Fall 2014. Responsibilities include teaching/mentoring creative writing students in the B.A. and M.A. programs, supervising M.A. theses, and teaching some general education English classes. Normal teaching load is four courses per semester.

Qualifications: M.F.A. in Creative Writing (fiction) or Ph.D. in Creative Writing (fiction emphasis) or Ph.D. in English with a dissertation in Creative Writing (fiction) by hire date. Experience in university teaching and a strong publication record in literary fiction. Must be committed to working with diversity.

Preferred Qualifications: Publishing studies or digital humanities.

Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy related to creative writing, a sample of a published work or manuscript under contract, and three letters of recommendation by November 15, 2013. Applicants must apply by (date) online at: jobs.selu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56092

https://apply.interfolio.com/22928

MLA JIL 09/20/13

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: November 12

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA request via email 12/15 (X5)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 2/14, via email: " I regret that you were not chosen for this first round; however, the committee has asked me to extend their best wishes to you, and to leave open the possibility of a further round for which you might be considered." (X2).

Campus interview scheduled: 2/12

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Anyone know how long this contract is for? Renewable each year? --> The position is for one year and according cannot be longer than two years, per the faculty rules on VAPs.

Anybody heard word post-MLA?

  • I haven't. Wondering the same thing. 
  • Same. No word. Assume the worst.

St. Edward's University (Austin, Texas) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry)Edit

Literature, Rhetoric and Writing at St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas, seeks a one-year, nine-month, full-time, non-tenure track visiting assistant professor in creative writing (poetry) to begin mid-August, 2014. Responsibilities: Teach four undergraduate courses per semester, including poetry workshops, creative writing, and freshman composition. Qualifications: MFA or equivalent, significant publications (book preferred), and demonstrated excellence in teaching required.

Applicants should apply on-line. Include vita, three published poems, a teaching philosophy (half page), and contact information (names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses) for three references, as well as a cover letter that indicates the ways in which the applicant will support St. Edward's commitment to serving a diverse student body. Review of applications will begin on April 22, 2014, and continue until position is filled.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://stedwards.applicantpro.com/jobs/92057-22156.html

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins April 22

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St. Lawrence University (NY) - 1 yr. VAP in Creative Non-FictionEdit

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year, full-time appointment in creative non-fiction. The successful candidate will offer coursework in beginning and advanced creative non-fiction writing, and in the literary genre of creative non-fiction. Ability to offer coursework in screenwriting is also desirable. Normal teaching load is three courses per semester. Ph.D. or M.F.A. preferred. 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. We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to bear on their writing and teaching. Position begins August 2014.

Please send a letter of application, a CV, and sample syllabi for two relevant courses to Creative Non-Fiction Search Committee, Department of English, Richardson Hall, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013.

Acknowledgment received: x 2 by mail (12/10)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/21

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St. Lawrence University (NY)  - Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative WritingEdit

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 2014-2015. 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; minimum two years of undergraduate teaching experience.

M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing, with at least 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. Sarah Gates, Viebranz Search Committee, Department of English, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2013. Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample and three letters of recommendation attesting to teaching experience.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: October 31, 2013.

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University of Central Oklahoma - Writer in Residence (1 yr.)Edit

One-year, full-time, non-tenure track Writer in Residence in the Department of English. Teach two courses per semester, including upper-division and graduate courses in the writing of fiction and creative nonfiction as well as introductory undergraduate Creative Writing classes, serve on master’s thesis committees in Creative Writing, and participate in co-curricular activities in support of the Creative Writing Program. M.F.A. in Creative Writing or M.A. or Ph.D. in English or Creative Writing and strong publication record required. Complete information and online application available at http://jobs.uco.edu. The University of Central Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23278

MLA JIL 10/04/13

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University of Chicago - Lecturer in Fiction Writing (3 yr. Appt.)Edit

The University of Chicago Program in Creative Writing invites applications for a three year full-time appointment as Lecturer in Fiction Writing. The standard minimum teaching load of full-time lecturers in the College is the equivalent of six courses. Depending on the needs of the Creative Writing Program, this teaching load may be configured as five courses plus thesis advising to both undergraduate and graduate students. We look for a record of significant fiction publication, at least one book or equivalent, and applicants should show evidence of talent and commitment as a teacher. An additional interest in teaching non-fiction would be an advantage. MFA preferred. The position is contingent upon final budgetary approval and is renewable based upon satisfactory review.


To apply for this position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website, https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu , and select requisition #01835. Applicants must upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, reference contact information, and a 20-30 page writing sample. In addition, one hard-copy of the cover letter, curriculum vitae, reference contact information, and 20-30 page writing sample should be sent to: John Wilkinson, Chair, Committee on Creative Writing, The University of Chicago, 935 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Application deadline: All materials must be uploaded by midnight Central Standard Time on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

HERC

Deadline: Nov. 5

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Request for additional materials: 11/25 (email) x2

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Anybody heard anything after you sent more materials?

Not a word. I wrote to ask about the timeline, and haven't received a reply, either. I imagine they've moved on with interviews, though. 

I've heard they hired one writer and are looking for the second, fwiw.

University of Dayton - Herbert W. Martin Post-Graduate Fellowship in Creative Writing and Diversity - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

One-year appointment with possibility of renewal dependent upon effective performance. Maximum duration of appointment is three years. 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 by promoting the recruitment, retention, and advancement of a diverse faculty, especially including those from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. 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, non-dominant or non-Western literature, and possibly first-year composition; give a public reading on campus; and contribute to the Department’s biennial LitFest celebration and, possibly, to other diversity programming.

Required qualifications: MFA or PhD in Creative Writing within the past 3 years; record of national and regional publication in fiction; ability to teach a multi-genre introductory course; 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 only, with letter of application addressing the required and relevant preferred qualifications, 10-15 page writing sample, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and C.V., by Dec. 2, 2013 at https://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/11011.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. We act affirmatively to recruit and hire women, traditionally under-represented minority groups, people with disabilities and veterans.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23940

MLA JIL 11/15/13

Deadline: Dec. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/12 Skype (X2), notified via email.

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  • Any movement on this one? During the pre-lim interviews, the SC said they'd contact us "either way" by the end of January. Haven't heard anything yet.
  • Also waiting to hear back on this one. 

University of Delaware (DE) - Postdoctoral Researchers in Writing Pedagogy (3 Positions)Edit

The Department of English at the University of Delaware invites applications for three Postdoctoral Researcher positions focusing on Writing Pedagogy. We seek candidates who hold a PhD in any of the areas of English Studies represented in our department, including rhetoric and composition, literary and cultural studies (see our website for areas of particular strength), English Education, film, creative writing, environmental humanities, print and material culture studies, African American Studies, critical race and ethnic studies, professional writing, and transatlantic/transnational studies. The successful candidates will be engaged in the theory and practice of teaching critical writing and will be asked to draw on their scholarly training to design a seminar-style course introducing students to writing at the university.

Appointment will begin August 16, 2015 and the starting salary in 2015-16 will be $48,000, with support for research and travel, and mentoring from senior faculty in composition. Appointment will begin August 16, 2014 and the starting salary in 2014-15 will be $48,000, with support for research and travel, and mentoring from senior faculty in composition. Applicants must hold a PhD by the time they begin teaching. Contract is for an initial period of one year, with possibility for renewal for two additional one year terms.

The Department of English includes some of the top scholars and educators of a broad range of fields. The successful candidate will join an intellectual community determined to lead the way in re-energizing and redefining the integrated arts of critical research and writing across the spectrum of print and digital media. We seek applicants capable of engaging with our students, and contributing to our community, with expertise, imagination, and passion. These Postdoctoral Researchers will benefit from the department’s strong affiliations with interdisciplinary studies programs on campus, organizations associated with UD faculty (including the Winterthur Museum, Folger Library, Hagley Museum, and The Library Company of Philadelphia), and numerous other archives and resources in the region.

Applicants should visit http://www.udel.edu/udjobs and read “Applicant Instructions” under the “Resources for Applicants” tab before submitting their application. Applicants are asked to create and upload a single document that includes a cover letter, in which you discuss your aims in teaching writing, a CV, and a brief proposal for a writing course that speaks to the goals posted at http://www.english.udel.edu/programs/writing/Pages/engl110.aspx. We may subsequently ask you to provide other supporting materials, including a more detailed course outline, teaching materials, and letters of reference.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins July 3 2014

Acknowledgment received:

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Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2013-14 and Rhetoric/Composition 2014

[originally stated start date in 2015 has been corrected on U Delaware HR site: "Appointment will begin August 16, 2014 and the starting salary in 2014-15 will be $48,000, with support for research and travel, and mentoring from senior faculty in composition."] (07/19)

University of Louisville (KY) - Visiting Assistant Professor, Creative Writing: FictionEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing: Fiction to begin Fall 2014. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a further year. The successful candidate will hold an MFA or PhD in creative writing at time of appointment, and will have one or more published books in fiction, or the equivalent in a compelling record of publications appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor. Though the primary area of need is upper level electives in writing fiction, candidates must be able to teach introductory classes in creative writing and may be asked to teach some literature classes, if able to do so. Teaching load will be 4/4; salary competitive.

To apply, see instructions below. Writing samples and letters of recommendation should not be sent at this stage. Applications must be received by midnight, June 27, 2014.

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Deadline: June 27, 2014

Acknowledgment received:

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University of Michigan - The Nicholas Delbanco Visiting Professorship in Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/grad/mfa/default.asp

Visiting appointment in fiction. Anticipated three year appointment, with potential of renewal for two additional years. Candidates should be emerging writers (one book published or under contract; candidates may also have a second book under contract) who have achieved distinction in their writing and excellence in their teaching or show the promise of such distinction and excellence.

Please send letter of application, c.v., statement of current and future writing plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, writing samples, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation by October 1, 2013 to Recruitment Coordinator, Helen Zell Writers' Program, University of Michigan, 3187 Angell Hall, 435 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

All applications will be acknowledged.

MLA JIL June 21, 2013

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received: x1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x1 11/22

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype x2 [posted 11/18]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [See NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: heard through grapevine: yes

Offer accepted: heard through grapevine: yes [posted 2/25]

NOTES:

Q: Has anyone been invited to campus post-Skype? 

Q: Has anyone been rejected post-Skype? I know a couple cadidates were invited to campus, but has anyone been out-right rejected the initial interviews? [posted 1/25]

Q: Can the grapevine please share who got this? [posted 3/3]

University of Michigan - The Nicholas Delbanco Visiting Professorship in Poetry - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/grad/mfa/default.asp

Visiting appointment in poetry. Anticipated three year appointment, with potential of renewal for two additional years. Candidates should be emerging writers (one book published or under contract; candidates may also have a second book under contract) who have achieved distinction in their writing and excellence in their teaching or show the promise of such distinction and excellence.

Please send letter of application, c.v., statement of current and future writing plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, writing samples, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation by October 1, 2013 to Recruitment Coordinator, Helen Zell Writers' Program, University of Michigan, 3187 Angell Hall, 435 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

All applications will be acknowledged.

MLA JIL June 21, 2013

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 10/11/13 X2

Request for additional materials: 10/22/13

Rejection (no interview): 11/22/13

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 12/18/13

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/15 (announced on social media by person who accepted) 

NOTES:

C1: Anyone want to weigh in as to whether you're inelgible if you have two books? Or is the "one published, one under contract" pretty definitive? (Which is to say, is the line between "emerging" and "established" writer one book vs. 2?)

C2: I asked the program about this: having two published books "would disqualify you from consideration."

University of New Mexico - Joseph M. Russo Endowed Professor of Creative Writing in Creative Nonfiction (renewable up to 3 yrs.)Edit

The Department of English at the University of New Mexico invites applications for the Joseph M. Russo Endowed Professor of Creative Writing in Creative Nonfiction for the academic year 2014-2015, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. We seek an outstanding writer with significant publications and demonstrated excellence as a teacher to work with students at the graduate and undergraduate level in the UNM creative writing program. A secondary expertise in fiction is also welcome, but not required. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate creative nonfiction courses and will also be expected to provide exceptional mentorship as a dissertation committee member and thesis advisor. Teaching load is two courses per semester. The position is eligible for benefits and begins with the Fall 2014 semester. Salary range 45-50K, depending on credentials. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity through their teaching, research, and service. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including women, minorities and those from other underrepresented groups. The University of New Mexico is an EEO/AA Employer. This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA in Creative Writing and at least one book in creative nonfiction published by a national, reputable press. Preferred Qualifications: College or university teaching experience in creative nonfiction and ability to teach courses and serve on dissertation committees in creative nonfiction and fiction.

Posting Date: 11-20-2013

For Best Consideration: 12-18-2013

Please attach letter of interest, C.V., and writing sample (30 pages maximum). Please have three letters of recommendation sent to: Daniel Mueller, Search Committee Chair, MSC03 2170, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131.

Posting Department Website: http://english.unm.edu/

Institutional Commitment: University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Quicklink for Posting: http://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75371

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Deadline: Dec. 18 (best consideration)

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- Kenan Visiting Writer in Creative NonfictionEdit

The Creative Writing Program in UNC’s Department of English and Comparative Literature seeks to bring an emerging talent to campus for a one-year teaching appointment as the Kenan Visiting Writer, a position that alternates between poetry, prose and creative non-fiction.

For the 2014-2015 academic year, beginning August 2014, the Program requests applicants in Creative Nonfiction. Requirements: significant publication in major literary magazines; applicants should have published recent book or have one book under contract, no more; previous college teaching experience; willingness to relocate to Chapel Hill for one year; MFA degree preferred but not required. Conditions of appointment: 1-year appointment; salary: $28,000; will teach ONE undergraduate creative writing course per semester, probably on an introductory level; must give one major public reading and otherwise participate fully in the life of the Creative Writing Program. To apply, send: curriculum vita; three letters of reference, two of which should be written by people familiar with the applicant’s teaching abilities and who can evaluate applicant’s suitability; up to 10 pages of published work; 1-page personal statement indicating how an appointment of this sort would serve the applicant’s needs and endeavors by February 7, 2014. Mail applications and all supporting materials to: Daniel Wallace, Director; Creative Writing Program, DOECL; KENAN VISITING WRITER SEARCH COMMITTEE; Greenlaw Hall, CB# 3520 UNC-CH; Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520.

Deadline: Feb. 7 (best consideration)

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University of Rhode Island - Visiting Assistant Professor (Creative Writing, Fiction)Edit

The Department of English at the University of Rhode Island anticipates an opening for a one-year, full-time (2/2 course-load), Visiting Assistant Professor position in English (Creative Writing, Fiction) starting in September 2014 and ending June 2015. Position is academic year, non-tenure-track. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Creative Writing and Literature. Advise students. Serve as an advisory member of the Ocean State Summer Writing Conference (OSSWC) Committee; the Read/Write Guest Writers' Series; and the Ocean State Review (OSR). Visit the URI jobs website at: https://jobs.uri.edu to apply and view complete details for job posting # (6001382). Please attach (PDF) the following to your electronic application: 1) a letter of application, 2) CV, 3) a sample of recent creative writing, and 4) two course syllabi. (Note: please submit the two syllabi as a single "other" document.) Only applications submitted electronically through jobs.uri.edu will be accepted. IN ADDITION: Three current letters of recommendation should be sent via email with subject heading, VAP, to Mary Cappello at URIVAPsearch@gmail.com. Position will remain open until filled, but for best consideration, apply by March 12, 2014. Only online applications will be accepted. The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer and values diversity.

https://apply.interfolio.com/2453

MLA JIL 2/8/14

Deadline: March 12 (best consideration)

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University of South Dakota - Lecturer in English and Managing Editor of South Dakota Review - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

Posting 0005787 Managing Editor of South Dakota Review teach introductory creative writing, composition, and literature courses, and to serve as Managing Editor of South Dakota Review, a literary print journal published quarterly at The University of South Dakota since 1963. The Managing Editor is responsible for all aspects of magazine design and production (including layout, copyediting, coordination with printer, and magazine mailings), overseeing student staff members in magazine production duties, supervising the Circulations Manager on an as needed basis, and working with the Editor in Chief on all phases of magazine publication. Excellence in teaching is expected, a strong background in creative writing, as well as editorial experience with literary journals, and experience with using InDesign. Teaching experience and an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in English or Creative Writing are required. Anticipated date of appointment is August 22, 2014. Salary is commensurate with rank.

See ad here: www.my.jobs

Applicants must apply online at https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. Application must be accompanied by curriculum vitae, application letter, graduate transcript, and at least three letters of reference.

The additional materials may also be sent to: John Dudley, Chair, English Department, The University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired.

Deadline: review begins Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 12/11 (x3)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1/25 (phone interview request)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/27 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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C1: Two questions.  First, why is this categorized under limited-term appointments?  Am I missing something?  Second, does anyone know what the teaching load is expected to be?

C2: "Lecturer" is typically a non-tenure track rank, meaning "limited term," even it's assumed the editor will be there for a while. 

C3: Silence since the review was slated to start in November. Any news out there?

  • The acknowledgement sent in December said that phone interviews would be scheduled for late January, although I don't know if any phone interviews have actually been scheduled yet.

University of Virginia - Kapnick Writer in Residence Edit

Posting Summary: The College of and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences with 10,000 students and 750 faculty members, is the largest of the University of Virginia's 11 schools and is the institutions' s intellectual core. Our mission is to equip our students with the ability and desire to make a difference in the world and inspire others to do the same. We aspire to be a leader in research and graduate education while maintaining our long-standing reputation for excellence in undergraduate education and exceptional teaching.

The Department of English, program in Creative Writing (fiction) invites applications from fiction writers of significant international stature for the position of Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence. The inspiration for this position came from the example of William Faulkner, who was the Balch Writer in Residence at the University from 1956-1958. The salary and benefits for this post will be commensurate with the very highest levels of literary distinction and international prestige.

The Kapnick Family Distinguished Writer in Residence is typically a three-to-five year appointment. The successful candidate will have an exceptional record of publication and major honors both in the U.S. and abroad, and will express a commitment to contribute to the literary life of the Program in Creative Writing, the Department of English, and cognate language and literature departments, and the University as a whole. The appointment will begin on August 25, 2014, and duties will include teaching courses in agreement with the chair of the English Department, and the Director of the Creative Writing Program.

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu/), search on posting number 0612636 and electronically attach the following: a letter of application and a current curriculum vitae noting publications, teaching experience and awards.

Question regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to: June Webb - Jep6p@virginia.edu - 434-924-6608

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The College of A&S and the University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities; we seek to build a culturally diverse, intellectual environment and are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

Required Education: No Response

Preferred Education: No Response

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://jobs.virginia.edu

Online App. Form: http://apptrkr.com/377259

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Deadline: open until filled (posted 7/31/13)

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Wabash College (IN) - VAP in Fiction Writing and 20th c. American Lit. (1 yr. appt.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Wabash College invites applications for a full-time, one-year sabbatical replacement with specializations in 20th century American Literature and Fiction Writing to start July 1, 2014. Terminal degree (PhD or MFA) and publications required. Very competitive salary and generous support for professional development. The successful candidate will combine a strong research/creative writing agenda with a lively interest in pedagogy and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. As part of a 3-3 load, teaching opportunities will include interdisciplinary general education courses.

Applications should include cover letter, c.v., undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching statement that addresses the candidate’s interest in undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until January 17, 2014. Select candidates will be interviewed at the AWP Conference in Seattle. Application by electronic submission to Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/24120. Inquiries may be directed to Administrative Assistant Violet Mayberry (mayberrv@wabash.edu) or Professor Warren Rosenberg (rosenbew@wabash.edu).

Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful diversity experiences that prepare students for life and leadership in a multicultural global world. We welcome applications from persons of all background. EOE.

MLA JIL 12/20/13

Deadline: Jan. 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): AWP (email, 2/3) x3.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/5 (email) X2.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 4/4

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Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2014

Wells College (NY) - Visiting Asst. Professor of English (Poetry / Creative Writing), 2 yr. Appt. - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Wells College seeks qualified candidates to join our community as a visiting professor of english.

Wells College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor of English beginning August 2014. This is a 2-year appointment with possible conversion to tenure track. Ph.D. preferred (MFA considered) as is excellent teaching and a commitment to the liberal arts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in 19th and 20th century British and American Poetry, poetry writing and creative non-fiction writing, contribute to the College’s general education curriculum Sustainable Community, and to administer a vibrant visiting writers program. Wells College is a small, liberal arts college located in central New York. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, and names, titles, and contact information for three references (all in one PDF) to: wellsjobs@wells.edu with English Search Committee in the subject line. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Deadline: May 1 2014 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): phone 5/15

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Offer made:

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Whittier College (CA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry) and 19th and 20th C. Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at Whittier College invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor of creative writing (poetry) and 19th and 20th century literature (4-4 load). Particularly welcome are candidates who can teach Gothic and Victorian Literatures, 20th century poetry, and additional creative genres. Whittier College is a small, liberal arts college that emphasizes dynamic undergraduate teaching. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or MFA. Whittier College is a liberal arts college in the Los Angeles area with a widely diverse student body and strong emphasis on interdisciplinary teaching. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, strongly committed to diversity, and we seek applications from members of under-represented groups.

Please send c.v., three letters of reference that speak to the candidate’s teaching, and a cover letter detailing teaching experience and philosophy, as well as research and writing interests. Application materials should be sent by email in PDF form to afreelan@whittier.edu or by mail to Dr. Tony Barnstone, Chair, Department of English, Whittier College, 13406 Philadelphia St., PO Box 634, Whittier CA 90608. Review of applications will begin immediately, and we will interview by telephone in late January.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24047

MLA JIL 11/27/13

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 1/9 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/27

Campus interview scheduled: 1/28

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/26

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Wichita State University - Distinguished Poet-in-Residence (One Month)Edit

Distinguished Poet-in-Residence. A one-month position for a writer of poetry to teach a tutorial course to approximately 15 graduate and advanced undergraduate poetry writing students. Appointment during the 2014-15 academic year. Qualifications: extensive high quality publications in national periodicals; multiple high quality collections of poems; awards and fellowships. Salary $14,000 for the month.

Send letters of application, professional vita, and writing sample (10-15 pages or a book) to Prof. Margaret Dawe, Creative Writing Director, Department of English, Box 14, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0014. Telephone: (316) 978-6410. Deadline for receipt of applications is January 15, 2014.

Deadline: Jan. 15

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Wittenberg University (OH) - Dixon Professorship in Creative Writing - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 2,000 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.

Job Description:

The English Department at Wittenberg University is seeking to hire an emerging creative writer from any genre, although emerging, innovative genres are especially welcome, for the "Dixon Professorship in Creative Writing".

The successful candidate for the Dixon Professorship will teach one general creative writing course and an advanced course in his/her genre, give one public reading, and will work informally with our creative writing minors and English majors.

The professorship is a one-semester appointment for the fall 2014 semester, offers a salary of $20,000, and the possibility of housing.

Requirements:

A MFA or Ph.D. with creative dissertation, a minimum of one book or equivalent accomplishment in one's genre of expertise, and evidence of engaged, energetic teaching are required.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin February 24, 2014.

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. We believe it is educationally imperative to further our students' appreciation and understanding of a culturally diverse society, and we are committed to ensuring a diverse environment for all individuals, regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, or disability. In that spirit, we are especially interested in receiving applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please set-up an account and apply through our online system. Then, upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample of recent work such as an essay, short story, short excerpt from a screenplay, or book chapter
  • Complete transcripts (scanned copies acceptable)

Complete applications should also include three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be on letterhead and may be emailed as PDF's (preferred) or mailed directly to Cynthia Richards, Chair, English Department, Wittenberg University, P.O. Box 720, Springfield, Ohio, 45501.

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process please contact the Wittenberg Human Resources department at 937.327.7517.

Online App. Form:    http://wittenberg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=46299

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Deadline: review begins Feb. 24

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): phone scheduled 3/4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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OFFERS ACCEPTED: Who got what?Edit

When candidates or committees feel comfortable to do so, please post results below. Congrats to all job earners!

Please List: SCHOOL: CANDIDATE, DEGREE(S), PUBS

  • Q/C: When it's known, could we put whether the hire already had a t-t job? I'm curious about how often this is the case.
  • Share salary information for Creative Writing Jobs at English Lit Salaries for AY 2014-2015
  • Where possible, indicate whether the PhD is in creative writing or literature

Fiction: Full-Time / TT Jobs AcceptedEdit

  • Arizona State University: Matt Bell
  • Brooklyn College, CUNY: Dinaw Mengestu
  • Oklahoma State University:
  • Providence College:
  • Purdue University (Assoc. Professor): Roxane Gay
  • Purdue University (Adv. Assoc. Professor & MFA Director): Brian Leung
  • SUNY New Paltz:
  • SUNY Purchase:
  • Trinity College: Likely Ethan Rutherford (1 book, MFA Univ. of Minnesota, loads of high level pubs, guitarist for band Pennyroyal)
  • University of Arkansas: Toni Jensen (PhD Texas Tech, 1 book)
  • University of California Riverside (Noir Prose):
  • University of Chicago (Asst. Prof. "of the Practice"): Rachel DeWoskin (Inside Candidate)
  • University of Colorado Denver (Fiction): Joanna Luloff (PhD Missouri, 1 book)
  • University of Iowa (Assoc. or Full): Charles D'Ambrosio, Margot Livesey, Ayana Mathis
  • University of Kentucky: Manuel Gonzales, Hannah Pittard
  • University of Minnesota (Fiction): Vasugi Ganeshananthan (one book, MFA Univ. of Iowa)
  • University of Puget Sound: Laura Krughoff (one book, finishing PhD at UIC)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison: Danielle Evans
  • Wake Forest University: Joanna Ruocco (3 books, PhD University of Denver, MFA Brown University)
  • Western Michigan University:
  • Winthrop University: Dustin Hoffman (PhD Western Michigan, MFA Bowling Green)

Poetry: Full-Time / TT Jobs AcceptedEdit

  • Boston University (Professor and Director of Creative Writing): 
  • Cleveland State: Caryl Pagel (1 book, MFA Iowa) 
  • Johns Hopkins: Dora Malech (MFA Iowa)
  • Kansas State University: Traci Brimhall (2 books, PhD Western Michigan, MFA Sarah Lawrence)
  • Lawrence University: Melissa Range (1 book, PhD Missouri, MFA Old Dominion)
  • Lincoln University (MO):
  • Montclair State: Michael Robbins (2 books, PhD Chicago)
  • Oakland University (Michigan): Alison Powell (1 book, PhD CUNY, MFA Indiana)
  • Oberlin College: Shane McCrae (2 books + 1 forthcoming, MFA Iowa, MA Iowa, and JD Harvard)
  • Reed: 
  • Rice University: Paul Otremba (1 book, PhD Houston, MFA Maryland (Inside Candidate)
  • Ripon: Megan Gannon (1 book, 1 forthcoming, PhD Nebraska, MFA Montana)
  • San Francisco State: Andrew Joron
  • SUNY Geneseo: Lytton Smith (2 books, 2 translations, PhD Columbia, MFA Columbia)
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi:
  • Texas State University-San Marcos: Cecily Parks (1 book + 1 forthcoming, PhD CUNY Grad Center, MFA Columbia)
  • University of Alabama: Heidi Lynn Staples (3 books, PhD Georgia, MFA Syracuse, currently Assistant Professor at Piedmont College)
  • University of Arkansas: Geffrey Davis (1 book, PhD in progress, MFA Penn State) (A job never even announced) [spousal hire]
  • University of British Columbia Okanagan: Matt Rader (4 books, MFA Oregon)
  • University of California Riverside:
  • University of Illinois at Springfield: Adam Clay (2 books + 1 forthcoming, PhD Western Michigan, MFA Arkansas, MA Southern Mississippi)
  • University of Southern California: Anna Journey (inside candidate/spousal hire, position not announced)
  • University of San Diego:

Creative Non-Fiction: Full-Time / TT Jobs AcceptedEdit

  • Grand Valley State University: Beth Peterson (PhD Missouri, MFA Wyoming)
  • Hampshire College:
  • Northern Kentucky University:
  • Ohio Wesleyan: Amy Butcher (1 book forthcoming, MFA Iowa)
  • University of Alabama: Hali Felt (1 book, MFA Iowa)
  • University of Cincinnati: Kristen Iversen (3 books, PhD Denver, currently head of U of Memphis MFA program)
  • University of Minnesota: Kim Todd (three books, MFA Univ. of Montana)
  • University of Northern Iowa: Brooke Wonders (finishing Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga: Kerry Howley (1 book forthcoming, MFA Iowa)
  • Western Carolina University: Jeremy Jones (1 book, MFA Iowa, currently assistant professor at Charleston Southern U.)   
  • Whitman College: Kisha Llewellyn Schlegel (MFA Iowa; inside hire -- husband on faculty)

Open Creative Writing: Full-Time / TT Jobs AcceptedEdit

  • American University of Beruit:
  • Bloomfield College:
  • Chadron State College:
  • Clemson University: Nic Brown (2 books, 1 forthcoming, MFA Iowa, leaving TT at University of Northern Colorado)
  • Columbia College Chicago: [Position Not Filled] Interim Appointed
  • Dixie State University:
  • Eastern Michigan University: Matt Kirkpatrick (1 book, 1 chapbook, PhD Utah, leaving TT at North Central College)
  • Florida State University (Fiction/Non-Fiction): Skip Horack (2 books, Stegner Fellow, MFA New Orleans, JD & BA Florida State University)
  • Gonzaga University: Meagan Ciesla (Ph.D. Missouri)
  • Hampshire College:
  • Hope College: Susanna Childress [poet] (2 books, PhD Florida State, MFA UT Austin, currently VAP at Hope College) Note: this job was advertised as open genre.
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania:
  • Johnson State College: Jensen Beach (1 book, 1 under contract, MFA UMass)
  • Keystone College:
  • Laurentian University (Canada):
  • Memorial University (Canada):
  • Milsaps College: [Position Not Filled; search to be reopened next year]
  • Missouri Western State University: Marianne Kunkel (Poetry, 1 chapbook, PhD Nebraska (Managing Editor of Prairie Schooner), MFA Florida)
  • Nanyang Tech. U. (Singapore):  
  • Pratt Institute: James Hannaham (Fiction, 1 book, 1 under contract, MFA Michener Center UT Austin (Inside Candidate))
  • Ryerson University: Thomas Heise (3 books [poetry, fiction, criticism], PhD NYU)
  • Southeast Missouri State University: James Brubaker (Fiction, 1 book, 1 under contract, PhD Oklahoma State)
  • SUNY Fredonia:
  • Truman State University:
  • University of Colorado Denver: Wayne Miller (6 book [3 poetry, 1 trans, 2 coedited], MFA Houston)
  • University of Florida (2 Positions):
  • University of Idaho (Director of Creative Writing):
  • University of the Incarnate Word: Josh Robbins [poet] (1 book, PhD University of Tennessee, MFA Oregon) (currently the VAP) [job not listed above] Note: this job was advertised as multi-genre.
  • University of Maine at Machias: Strong indication that it's Tessa Mellas (1 book, MFA Bowling Green State, PhD Cincinatti, current Distinguished Visting Writer at Bowling Green State)
  • University of Minnesota Duluth:
  • University of Texas at El Paso (Poetry or Nonfiction):
  • University of Texas Pan American:
  • Western State Colorado University:

Play/Screen/Film Writing: Full-Time / TT Jobs AcceptedEdit

Visiting Positions / Fellowships AcceptedEdit

  • Beloit College (VAP):
  • Bowling Green State University (OH) - Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer (Poet):
  • Colby College (Fiction Fellow): Laura Van Den Berg
  • Colgate University (O'Conner Fellowship):
  • College of Idaho (Visiting Assistant Professorship in Fiction/Non-Fiction): Sequoia Nagamatsu (MFA, Southern Illinois University) [position not listed above]
  • Cornell College (RP Dana Emerging Writer):
  • Cornell College (Distinguished Visiting Writer): Lily Hoang
  • Fordham University (Writer in Residence, Fiction):
  • Fordham University (Writer in Residence, Digital Creative Writing):
  • Franklin & Marshall College (VAP, Nonfiction): Kelly McMasters (1 book, MFA Columbia University)
  • George Washington University (Moore Writer-in-Washington):
  • Gettysburg College (Emerging Writer):
  • Kenyon College (OH) - Kenyon Review Fellowships (2014-2016): Jamaal May (MFA, Warren Wilson) and Melinda Moustakis (PhD Western Michigan, MA UC Davis, Flannery O'Connor Award).
  • New College of Florida - Writer in Residence / Asst. Professor of Creative Writing (Spring 2014): Adam Davies
  • North Carolina State (Visiting Fiction Writer):
  • Oberlin College (VAP, Fiction):
  • Oregon State (VAP, Fiction):
  • Oregon State (VAP, Nonfiction):
  • Princeton University (Hodder Fellows):
  • Reed College (Visting Position, Fiction/Prose):
  • Southeastern Louisiana State (VAP, Fiction): Christopher Higgs (PhD, Florida State)
  • University of Chicago (Lecturer):
  • University of Iowa (Visiting Writer in Nonfiction Writing Program): Dylan Nice (1 book, MFA Iowa)
  • University of Michigan - The Nicholas Delbanco Visiting Professorship in Fiction: Kirstin Valdez Quade
  • University of Michigan - The Nicholas Delbanco Visiting Professorship in Poetry: Tarfia Faizullah
  • University of South Dakota (Lecturer / Managing Ed. of South Dakota Review):
  • University of Virginia (Kapnick Writer in Residence):
  • Wabash College (VAP in Fiction/20th C American Lit): Michael Fischer (PhD Western Michigan, MFA Georgia College & State, MA East Carolina).
  • Whittier College: Tess Taylor 
  • Wittenberg University (Dixon Professorship in Creative Writing):

DISCUSSION of WHO GOT WHATEdit

C1: Can we touch base on gender/ethnicity here?

  • Women and minority hires on nearly all the fiction jobs this time around. Disappointing (or disheartening) to those of us who do not have such qualities. Also understandable. If a qualified non-white applicant came through at my current college I'd snap them up in a minute. Still disheartening. Gotta write more books, get more Ph.D.s, or write something about LGBTs or something.
  • C2: This comment is appalling. The throwaway 'Also understandable...etc. etc.' bit does little to mitigate the    epic awfulness. First: only 50% of the Full Time TT Fiction positions have been accounted for as 'filled' on this website, and less than 50% of all the VAP positions are reporting as filled. And there are, indeed, already straight-white-cis men represented on those meager lists. The only thing remarkable about those lists is that they're not overwhelmingly straight-white-male-cis, which is normally the way these things go, and has certainly been my experience in academia--amongst both student and faculty populations. Second: "Gotta write more books, get more Ph.D.s, or write something about LGBT or something," is so horribly dismissive, especially that last bit. Yes, all those people writing about their personal experience of this world are just writing "something about LGBT or something." They're just taking all the $$ and jobs and book contracts away from everyone these days! How privileged! ...Also, are you implying that the straight-white-cis man has to work harder than everyone else to have any hope of achieving professional advancement? Pardon me while I die laughing and a thousand tiny violins play my funeral dirge in your honor. Third: A loss of advantage does not equal discrimination or oppression. Check your priviledge, boo. (And don't worry: though you, personally, may have missed out on a few jobs this year, straight-white-cis men will certainly continue holding down the fort in every cultural, social, political, and economic instituation in this country. So, in a way: You win!)
  • C1: I'm sure you're right about this and it was not my intention to be rude. Yes, it certainly seems like it would be harder to get a job in the current environment as a white male (cis or otherwise).
  • C3: What C1 really means by "qualities [he lacks]" is publications. I bet C1's publication record doesn't stack up against those who landed jobs, particularly those who landed R1 jobs. C1, go ahead and post your publication record and prove us wrong. The folks who landed the best fiction jobs have top notch publication records and are still relatively young. The lower-tier jobs (e.g., those that tend to focus on undergrad teaching) are, obviously, going to go to PhDs who can teach a range of courses at the undergraduate level. Based on your comments, it appears you don't have the publications to compete for MFA-type jobs or the degree to compete for R2 and SLAC jobs, which is why you also dismiss the PhD in your me-against-the-world tantrum (POC, PhDs, women--and the kicker--people who write "more books" are to blame for your failures on the job market; oh, you mean you might have to actually compete with your peers by publishing more? You don't say!). Cry some more. Instead of trolling, maybe you should do something about it or get out of the game. PS--it was not my intention to be rude, tee-hee-hee.
  • C2: Interesting tactic, C1. Your original response to me was something sarcastic about my comment being so "calm and measured" and accusing me of having no sense of humor (and I guess, by implication, that I didn't get the 'joke' of your original post, correct?). Well, that was all very ridiculous, so good on you for deleting it. But you're going to double down on the 'it's-harder-to-get-a-job-as-a-white-male-these-days' thing, huh? Hmm. Well, no sense feeding trolls. Good luck in your future job search! (PS to C3: I think you may be on to something...)
  • C4: As a straight-white-cis male, I've heard comments from other swcm's like C1's often before, and they always drive me up the wall. Among other things, at heart it's this belief that somebody else has it easy, that somehow *I'm* being persecuted despite vast evidence to the contrary. I've got friends who aren't white, who aren't male--and I've seen them struggle on the job market, struggle for fellowships, struggle for publications. No one gets an easy pass. It's hard for everybody.
  • C5: Most of the highest paying schools are still hiring white people (Rice, Columbia, USC, etc.) - it would seem to me that the biggest advantage in this market is to be extremely well-connected. Unfortunately, given the presumed "glut" of younger writers, those in positions of power are mostly only paying attention to people they already know of. 
  • C1: C4, thank you for your measured and reasonable response. C3: I'm more than qualified for the positions I'm applying for: Ph.D., 3 novels with mid-sized commercial publishers, 400+ publications, etc.
  • C2: Self-identified straight-white-cis-male C4  remarks, 'people like C1 drive me up the wall with their unfounded persecution narratives' and C1 responds, "C4, thank you for your measured and reasonable response," and I think he really means it. (Or, perhaps, is continuing to try to cast the rest of us as unreasonable hysterics, I guess.) C'mon guys, we're all getting punked, right? Right? Too funny. Well, anyway C1, I guess you've proven C3 wrong: with all those publications, not to mention your sparkling personality, it's hard to believe that any fair system wouldn't have hired you immediately! It must be rigged. 
  • C1: C2, Honestly, I'm just trying to have a discussion about this topic. You've done me a world of good in helping me understand how to--and how not to--approach this as a subject of discussion. I know the job market is difficult and understand that I voiced my disappointment poorly. I think this shift in hiring is interesting, although you may be right and there might not be a shift at all.
  • C3: Your comments don't seem "honest" at all. They seem passive-aggressive, smarmy, and presumptuous, like you've taken a page from the Rush Limbaugh or Bill O'Reilly Playbook. I'm also not sure what "shift" you're referring to. As previously noted, more than half of the positions haven't been reported. And, the writers of color and/or women who were hired are clearly qualified for those positions. I'm sure they appreciate your dismissive racism and sexism, though, which suggests they only landed those jobs because of their identities and not their qualifications (same for your implicit attitude toward gays and lesbians). If you don't have at least one book with a reputable press and you don't have a PhD, you will have a very difficult time landing a job in this market. You need the reputable book pubs to compete for MFA jobs and the PhD to compete for jobs that require creative writers to teach creative writing and literature to undergrads at R2s and SLACs (you also need pubs for those gigs, but can get by without a book if you have the PhD and decent journal pubs).. You need to stop looking for people to blame and decide which one of these two areas, if not both, you want to improve or you need to decide on a different career path. Hope that helps.
  • C1: I have a Ph.D., 1 novel with a very reputable press and 2 more sold and coming out next year and the year after, many years of teaching CW, and hundreds of publications, both CW and scholarly work. Beyond that, you seem super angry about even having this discussion so I think I'll pass on continuing. Thanks C2 & C4 for giving me much to think about. 
  • C3: Best wishes with your sincere attempt at meaningful discussion, apparent from the first comment where you write sarcastic lines like, "write something about LGBTs or something." C2 and C4 also reacted strongly to your initial comment. It is true that disingenuous smarm angers me, and that your ploy of playing the victim and making me the bad guy after your initial comment is pathetic. I would say that if the publication record you tout is legit, we are not getting the entire story, or that you are doing something wrong during the application process to kill your chances. I also find it odd that someone who is a scholar in English would resort to Republican talk radio straw man arguments about affirimative action, but I'm not saying it's impossible that you double as a scholar who publishes in peer reviewed journals and Sean Hannity, or that you have the record you claim to have yet need others to explain very basic matters of the profession to you. Your comments do not add up at all. I smell a troll, so I think I'll pass on feeding you after this comment.
  • C1: I know my initial comment was badly worded and I've apologized. Here's a better question: Two job applicants: 1 white male; 1 non-white male. They have identical qualifications apply for a job and both nail the interview, etc.  In the current hiring climate, who gets the job and why?  (Can we wipe the slate clean--C2, C3, & C4--and have this discussion? I'm new to the market, having been out of it for 5 years earning my tenure at my current job, and many here know way more about the current job market than I do.)
  • C4: I believe the last Chronicle survey found something like 90% of all tenured professors in the US are white. All but two of this year's poetry hires are (I think) white. So, white guy, if you're not getting a job, I'd look to your writing, your degrees, your teaching, or perhaps the social skills herein evidenced:, i.e., are you really a person people want to have as a colleague for the next three decades? (Also: for god's ake, don't ever put "400+ publications" on an application. That's a good quality in greeting card writers, not authors). 
  • C3: Fair enough, C1. Your latest comment actually identifies a potential problem. You write that you are tenured. Many of these positions hire at the Assistant level. If you are older and tenured, you can be more qualified on paper yet still lose out to younger candidates. Are you applying to Assistant professor jobs as an Associate professor at your current institution? That's an issue. It's also why they say the best time to move jobs is before you get tenure at your current job. Looking at the fiction hires, most of them are either recent grads or leaving other Assistant professor positions for new Assistant professor positions or, in the case of Roxane Gay, for an Associate professor position. While I'm willing to wipe the slate clean, I must admit that I'm more miffed by your earlier comment when we now learn that you already have tenure and many of the women and writers of color hired did not have tenure at their previous jobs since they were still ranked as Assistants. You have tenure. Maybe you don't have the greatest job in the world, or your ideal job, but...you're tenured. There are folks who have it A LOT worse than you do.
  • C3: C4, what's funny is he already has a job--a tenured one. Ha! His initial comment would lead you to believe he's a bitter, misunderstood adjunct who has been on the market for ten years. Bizarre. And it's why I'm still somewhat skeptical re: his intentions here. Does his first comment really read like one that a tenured professor would write? And, if you're already tenured, would you not know that in academia, it's difficult to appeal to search committees for jobs that specifically advertise at the Assistant level? That's always been the case. Nothing has happened over the last five years to change that rule of thumb.
  • C1: C4. Those are interesting statistics and they certainly speak to my question. Thank you for your response.

C1: Western Michigan, y'all. Putting in that work.

  • PhD's, y'all. For poets, anyhoo. 
  • C1: Well, duh. Your point? WMU is mostly known for its PhD program. And Melinda Moustakis writes fiction. Her book, "Bear Down, Bear North," won the FOC Award. Anyhoo.
  • C2: Meant the PhD comment as separate from W Mich: i.e., that for poets, the PhD has rapidly become a necessity. Looking at the last several years' hires shows an increasing % each year, with this year so far at...nearly all. 
  • C1: Fair enough. I graduated from WMU and was giving a playful shout-out to fellow alumni. I always think "PhD" when I think "WMU," fwiw. Anyway, the PhD is becoming a necessity for jobs that require writers to teach more than just creative writing. For MFA program jobs, books matter more than degree (assuming you have *a* terminal degree). It would be useful to distinguish jobs at schools without MFA/PhD CW programs vs. jobs at schools with MFA/PhD CW programs. Another factor for the competitiveness of the poetry market: there are more book-length publication opportunities for poets than fiction writers, hence, you're more likely to see early career poets with 1-2 books; perhaps the PhD puts many/some candidates over the top.
  • C3: The near total sweep of poetry positions by PhD's is quite striking and seems to be equally true for MFA programs and non-MFA programs.  Hard to say though whether this just reflects more and more highly qualified candidates getting PhD's while they hover in the job market and try to publish more work.
  • C4: I'm wondering about the MFA program hires as well. I like the work of the poets hired to teach at MFA programs this year, but was slightly surprised that those MFA programs hired poets who aren't (I think) "big names." By comparision, last year we saw the St. Mary's and UT MFA programs hire Matthew Zapruder and Lisa Olstein, who (I think) have wider readerships (and don't have PhDs). I guess I find it surprising not to see more programs hiring poets who have sold a lot of books/ who would be (one would think) big "draws" for graduate students. 
  • C5: I've been a part of searches where the 'big name' candidate loses out to a less-known, scrappier candidate because of teaching. That's not to say that you can't be a poet who has 'sold a lot of books' (LOLing) who can also teach, but I wonder sometimes if one of the benefits of a Ph.D. is the amount of teaching one does in an environment where one is also reading for exams and taking lit classes--if that doesn't make for more dazzling (if not necessarily more effective) teaching demonstration.
  • This is C4 again. Great comment, C5. I know that I obtained my current job over two other finalists who were ranked more highly than I was going into campus visits almost entirely because my teaching demo went a lot better than theirs. I know that "selling a lot of books" of poetry is an extremely relative thing, but wouldn't MFA programs want new poets who already have an audience? I know when I was choosing between programs, faculty work was one of the biggest factors... 
  • Adding to the chorus: candidates also need to show they want the job. I know this sounds obvious, but some candidates are either delusional (they think their publications will do all the work) or they are timid and worried that expressing enthusiasm at all stages will come off wrong. It absolutely will not. Show committees your enthusiasm at all stages of the interview. Do not hold back for fear of how you will be perceived. The scrappy candidates often want it more and carry themselves with greater passion and confidence during the process. Understand that many (if not most) of these jobs are at schools that value undergraduate teaching. Committees are looking for more than a writer with “publications.” They are looking for a dedicated teacher who is committed to working with undergrads. They are also looking for a fun, interesting colleague they can have a conversation with in the hallway. Unless you're a megastar, you can never rest on your laurels during the interview process.

Poetry stats from prev. years' pages re: highest degree of hires: 

  • 2013: PhD Hires: 18; Masters 14; not reported 3
  • 2012: PhD 11; Masters 12; not reported 3 
  • 2011: PhD 13; Masters 14; not reported 1
  • (this year [2014] so far [circa 3/19]: all PhDs, except Shane McCrae, who has a JD--though of course only 2/3 of jobs are thusfar reported).

Could people indicate whether the PhD is in creative writing or literature? I'm very interested in the breakdown.... anecdotally, it seems to me that a PhD Lit is beating out the PhD CW in terms of competitiveness...

  • I don't think it matters. The diss (creative vs. critical) is often the only difference between the two. The PhD in CW is competitive precisely because it beefs up a writer's lit background, so it's problematic to suggest, off this data, that one is more competitive. It depends on the writer and the best fit for him or her. There are also more traditional PhD programs and most of the PhD CW programs are in less than desirable locations. At the moment, there are too many variables to conclude one is more competitive. As a fiction writer, I can't imagine writing a diss on Chaucer or Faulkner while writing a 100,000-word novel or 50,000-word story collection.

Re: the U of the Incarnate Word/Josh Robbins hire: 

(comments moved down from list to discussion section): 

[sham search; the job appeared on higheredjobs for about a day and disappeared. I'm sure the job posting can be found using the wayback machine]

  • To be fair, Higheredjobs often lists postings on its own. A college or university can list the ad only on its site, only to have the ad culled and posted by Highered.
  • The job was listed on the Incarnate Word hr page for all of 1 week and the ad didn't mention a closing date. It was obviously a sham search, but I don't mind that. I'd rather not waste my time on applications and interviews that have no chance of leading to a job. I actually applaud them for being as honest as possible about their search.
  • I understand. I didn't bother applying for the job either because they hired Robbins as a VAP last year and this year's ad wasn't national. I was just making a point re: Higheredjobs.com.

Discussion / Q&A Edit

NEW LISTINGSEdit

Is it possible to clearly mark new listings for those of us still searching for VAP scraps?  

Results SurveyEdit

More Results Anyone?

  • Fiction, Visiting Assistant Professor (not in creative writing), PhD, 1 book +1 under contract, significant pubs, 30+ apps, 5 preliminary interviews, 3 rejections, 1 campus visit, 1 offer. 
  • Fiction, adjunct prof, MFA, 0 books in contract (one that was but the publisher went out of business), lots of non-fic publications. 6 apps, 5 pending, 1 rejection. Zilch so far.
  • Poet, associate prof, PhD Lit, 3 books (1 lit critc, 2 creative): 6 apps, 1 prelim interview, 1 campus visit, 1 offer.
  • Poet, ft-assistprof, PhD, 3 books: 5 apps, 2 preliminary interviews, 1 campus visit, 1 offer.
  • Poet, finishing PhD, 2 books: 25 apps, 9 preliminary interviews, 3 campus visits, 1 offer.
  • Poet, tt-job, 2 books, MFA: 13 apps, 3 prelim interviews.
  • Poet, adjunct, 2 books (1 poems, 1 anthology); PhD, MFA, 30 applications, 1 request for add'l materials; no interviews. I'm doing something wrong.
  • Poet, tt-job, 4 books. MFA: 9 apps, 3 add. requests, 1 interview so far.
  • Novelist, VAP, 2 books, MFA: 13 apps, 6 add. req., 4 interviews, 3 offers
  • Poet, tenured Assoc. Prof., 2 books (1 poems, 1 criticism), PhD, 12 applications, 2 requests for additional materials (both from MFA programs), 1 of these still pending, and still waiting to hear from one other
  • Novelist and Nonfiction Writer, first time on market ABD, 1 novel, of schools reporting: 20 applications, 9 requests for more info, 5 interviews
  • Fiction writer, tt-job, PhD, 2 books, 14 applications, 3 interviews, 2 campus visits, 1 rejection, waiting...
  • Novelist and Nonfiction Writer, 5 books. 20 applications, zero requests for interviews or add'l materials. I also seem to be doing something wrong. Really getting discouraged. I'm in my early 50s, wonder if age is an issue...
  • CNF, adjunct, 1 book, MFA: 6 t-t apps, 6 prelim interviews, 1 campus visit.
  • Poet, finishing MFA, 2 books; 25 apps, 3 materials request, 1 MLA interview, no dice.
  • Poet, VAP, 2 books, 33 apps, 5 prelim. interviews, 3 campus interviews, 2 offers
  • CNF, MFA, adjunct, 1 book under contract: 50 apps, 7 add. requests, 6 t-t Skype interviews, 3 t-t campus visits so far
  • Poet, VAP, 2 books, MA, PhD: 34 apps, 2 requests for addt'l materials; 1 Skype interview; 1 campus visit
  • Fiction writer, recently finished MFA, no book but sig. publications, 25 apps, 1 materials request, 2 Skype interviews (visiting positions), 1 VAP offer. 
  • Poet, 1 book, MFA, PhD in Lit (finishing 2014): 19 apps, 3 requests addt'l materials, 1 Skype interview / 1 MLA, 2 campus visits, 1 offer
  • CNF, MFA, 1 book under contract, 50 apps, 13 premilinary, 5 campus visits, 1 offer. 
  • CNF, MFA, no book (but significant pubs), 30 apps, 6 requests additional materials, 2 prelim interviews, 0 campus visits so far (but looks like it ain't happening this year).
  • Fiction and CNF, MFA, non-TT full time, 1 book, significant pubs, 50 apps, 5 interviews, 1 campus visit, 1 rejection, 1 offer in non-TT comp program.
  • Fiction writer, VAP, MFA, 2 books plus add'l sig. publications, 22 apps (13 t-t, 9 visiting), 2 Skype interviews, 1 t-t campus visit, 1 offer. I am 60, pretty certain age is an issue.
  • CNF & Poetry, PhD & MFA, adjunct, 1 book, 5 apps, 5 requests for more info, 1 skype, 0 campus (4th year on market)
  • Fiction writer, Adjunct, MFA, 0 books/sig. publications, 4 apps, 1 interview, 1 visit, 1 VAP offer.
  • CNF, adjunct, MFA, 0 books (but several significant publications), 12 apps, 11 rejections, 1 request for add'l materials, 1 preliminary interview, 1 campus visit
  • CNF, visiting lecturer, MFA, 1 book, 1 manuscript circulating, 33 apps, 1 MFA interview, 4 Skype interviews, 1 campus visit, 1 job
  • Poet, finishing PhD, 1 book, significant pubs,16 applications, 3 requests for add'l materials, 1 Skype interview, 0 campus visits so far.
  • Fiction writer, Adjunct, MFA, 1 book, 1 under contract, c.7 applications [I deliberately forget], 1 add'l materials request, 1 Skype interview, 1 phone interview, 2 campus visits, 2 offers, 1 job. (8th year on market)
  • CNF, adjunct, MFA, 1 book, 9 applications, 1 add'l materials request, 4 pre-lim interviews, 2 campus visits, 1 VAP offer (1st year on market). 

A general observation to this so far: It does look bleaker (more overrun) for poets, then fiction writers.

OFFER TIMELINE QUESTIONEdit

I had an offer for a TT position and when I asked what sort of timeline I had, I was told (more or less) as soon as possible. I expected that I would have a two-week MLA policy time frame to make a decision. I spent several days looking further into what was going to be a cross-country move (real estate / children's schools), and asked about a possible position for my husband (and got positive feedback). Six days later, I received an email stating I had until the next day to make a decision. I wrote to ask if I could have three more days and expressed my sincere interest once more and stated that if I could get concrete info on possibilities (or not) for my husband then that would certainly help move the decision along. The next day, one week exactly from the offer, I received an email telling me that the offer was withdrawn. I was somewhat astonished and my initial feeling was that this college was therefore not one I wanted to work at. However, for future reference, my question is, was I wrong to assume the 2-week MLA timeframe is what is usually followed? Any thoughts much appreciated.  

  • A: You should have two weeks. Obviously, schools want the decision as quickly as possibe, but you should definitely get the full two weeks if you want them. Did the offer not come with the time line written in?
  • A2: I'm very sorry to hear about your situation. The two-week guideline is just a guideline and schools are not bound by it in anyway. If you were told you had a week, then unless you received an extension, you only had a week. I had a similar situation a few years ago when I was given a week to decide. I called the MLA Office to ask if the university was required to give me two weeks and I was told "no."
  • Thank you both for your thoughts. The offer was only verbal and I was never given a concrete date until the day before. I did understand right in the first conversation that they were surprised I would want any time at all. Anyway, I don't think it was handled terribly well from their end but the lesson learned nevertheless is to get an absolutely specific date out of the committee right away so there are no misunderstandings. Sometimes it feels like there are landmines every single step of the way! 
  • It might be worth mentioning your experience here: http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/Universities_to_fear
  • I agree with A2: the two-week guideline is just that, a guideline. Personally, I've never had a school give me two weeks--the most I've gotten (three offers in my career so far) is one week. If the job for your spouse was a potential deal-breaker, that should have been made clear in your initial response to the offer. (Maybe it was and the university messed up?) Having been on the other end (search committee) as well, people have to understand that a number of candidates string universities along, using an offer either to: 1) leverage a better salary at "current university," or 2) negotiate a better deal at "other new university." Good for the candidates, sure, but it kind of sucks when the other top candidates in the pool get taken while we are waiting for an answer from candidate number 1--leading to a failed search (and sometimes the loss of the line). Not saying that this was the case here, but I think (especially if this was a smaller university with a less competitive offer) this explains the university's (over)reaction.
  • Two-weeks is a seriously long time. In the corporate world, you have a couple of days at most. I recently accepted a TT job but was given two days to make the decision. They had moved fairly fast in letting me know I was their favored candidate and I tried to respond as quickly as I could. You should do some preliminary research before you go for a campus visit and do research while there. I can't imagine anyone getting two weeks to decide in this job market. 

What questions should you be prepared to answer after reading your work (for a campus visit)?Edit

I'm wondering what kinds of questions I should try to anticipate after giving my reading for an upcoming campus visit. Anyone have any experience / sample questions to share?

A: This is a really hard question to answer without knowing your work. In my experience, the questions have been very specifically related to what I'd just read. Sorry for the non-answer, but this is one that's tough to anticipate. Be prepared to talk intelligently about your work?

A:  "How do you see your work contributing to/strengthening our program?"

A: "Is the work you read today representative of your current work-in-progress--i.e., is this new work or old, tried and true work?"

A: How has your scholarly research influenced your creative work?

Why do some schools/departments not send rejection letters?Edit

I've applied for probably a hundred jobs over the past three years, and out of those, I've recieved only a few rejections, mainly in the form of form letters from a department. However, the vast majority of schools never respond. Why is this so? It's the height of rudeness and demonsrates a marked lack of professionalism. I've applied to school both small and large, and most of the small schools never even acknowledge reciept of my materials, much less respond with a rejection. Has anyone else noticed this dismissive trend?

  • Some schools just won't send rejections until someone has actually signed a contract (on the principle that they might have to go back to the pool if the offer falls through for some reason). This can account for the great lag in rejections many searches. To *never* send a rejection, does happen (maybe they just forget?) and is thoughtless, I agree. But there is a certain logic to the long-delayed rejection if you look at it from the SC's perspective.
  • If you've applied for hundreds of jobs and only received a few rejection letters then it stands to reason that *not* hearing is more the professional norm in an academic job search. Some colleges have rules where they can't say anything until the search is over and the small schools may not have the resources to send letters to everyone. When you don't hear anything and the weeks roll by then you sort of figure out that you're not getting an interview... I wouldn't sweat not actually getting the form letter.
  • I strongly disagree with these answers in that they both defend unfair labor practices. It wouldn't cost a small school any money to send a simple e-mail, and as for schools not wanting to send an official rejection until a contract has been signed, they could let you know that they won't be inviting you for an interview at this time, but they will nevertheless keep your file open. I have a tt job now, and these are the kinds of action I advocate whenever I am on a search committee. Furthermore, when I was on the market, I called out several committees for what I considered unkind and unprofessional practices. Sure, I burned a few bridges, but the system won't change unless people begin to push back.

How quickly are campus visits initiated after MLA? 1week? 2? A month?Edit

-- In my limited experience: sometimes very fast (within a day of the interview) and sometimes as long as two weeks. A month would seem really long and I'd think if it was going to be that long the search committee would let you know they were going to take an unusual amount of time.

--It will depend (in part) on whether or not the school is already back in session. One of the places I interviewed with said they'll have all three people on campus by the end of January. Another place said they probably won't even have talked to the dean until the end of the month (since that's when school resumes). 

The MLA Interview Is Outdated in 2014Edit

In 2014, aka The Age of Skype, there's no reason why candidates should be expected to fly halfway across the country on their own dime for a 30-45 minute preliminary interview, an interview where they will have less than a 25% chance of even landing a campus visit. Search committees, if you're reading this and if you've been following the conversation elsewhere, please do your best (barring administrators who force you to do otherwise) to use Skype for first-round interviews. MLA is even more burdensome on creative writers because, as a convention, it offers little to our area. Also, as creative writers we still must budget for AWP, which often occurs within two months of MLA. But at least we can justify paying out-of-pocket for AWP because the conference offers more than thirty-minute prelim interviews. Finally, not attending MLA to interview will save you and your school money that can be better used elsewhere. For instance, you might be able to interview more folks on Skype and have money left over for more campus visits. Why is this even debatable at this point?

  • C1:  Yes, absolutely.  I know many candidates who chose to do their interviews by Skype anyway this year, and in all cases the committees accomodated them.  The problem with that split is one never knows if it is worth the expense of flying and hotel to see the committee in person and get whatever small advantage might be available with in-person contact.  In some cases, this will make a real difference.  In other cases, it won't matter at all because the committee already has favorites in mind whom they will invite to campus as long as the prelim interview goes reasonably well.  It's not fair for candidates to have to make that choice in the dark.  And it is terribly unfair to expect creative writers to have to attend TWO conferences to have their interviews, and yes for most writers there is no other reason to be at MLA.  The new rule should be SKYPE or AWP.

C1 (further): Furthermore, I don't think they should use the savings to interview more candidates.  I think they should interview fewer in cases where they have a smaller pool of strong favorites to begin with.  Interviewing by SKYPE would allow committees to do interviews on a rolling process.  If there are six candidates they clearly consider to be the most attractive, they can start with interviewing those six and then if they only like two, they can interview five more.  Conversely, if they have no favorites to start with and truly are making decisions based on the interviews, they can indeed interview 15+ candidates.  THe guiding rule in all of these decisions should be DON'T WASTE PEOPLE'S TIME OR MONEY (OR EMOTIONAL NERVES) MERELY TO FOLLOW OUTDATED PROTOCOL.  BE AWARE OF THE SITUATION OF APPLICANTS AND THE POSITION OF PRIVILEGE THAT COMMITTEE MEMBERS ENJOY.

  • C1: Someone needs to place an article to this effect in the Chronicle of Higher Education and the AWP Chronicle...

Travel to MLA Conference (Cabshare?)Edit

Is anyone else getting in to O'Hare Thursday in the 7:00-7:30 time range who might like to share a cab to Downtown?

  • -- For those looking to save money, the blue line el goes from O'Hare to the Loop. It's not the fastest, but it's cheap. I understand with MLA interview nerves and all that a cab might be preferable, but thought I'd throw that out there. 

RejectionsEdit

Where are they? It seems as though quite a few rejections were posted by this time in previous years, but not now. (On a personal note, I have received none, despite the fact that many of the jobs I've applied to have scheduled interviews and I'm not one of the lucky ones.) So, are departments dragging their feet? Or it a case of under-reporting? ...All around, this has been a weird year for the CW job market, eh?

C1: Most schools wait until the whole process is over to reject, and some don't ever respond.

This Year vs. Past Years Edit

I compared this year to the past three years, as of December 22 (Granted a few more jobs may still appear in the Spring).

Year Poetry t-t    Fiction t-t      Nonfiction t-t    Open t-t    Visiting          

2014          20                 23                 12                  46               43

2013          35                 49                  7                    44               44

2012          32                 43                 12                  43               44

2011          32                 52                 19                  33                25


Note: 2011 did not have Visiting Position separated out.  I did a cursory resorting, but I'm sure there may be a few more jobs that should more over from t-t to visiting for 2011.

Still, the overall picture is quite clear.

Total Poetry and Fiction t-t          All t-t

2014              43                            101                                

2013              84                            135                                        

2012              75                            130                                  

2011              84                            136                                         

C: Thanks for doing this work. It does seem that universities are trending towards the cheaper labor of visiting writers (in addition to adjuncts & lecturers) as well as combining what could be separate positions into one via Open listings, which often entail CW + something else. 

C2: In response to the previous comment, this actually shows that open and visiting gigs have been pretty constant.  Though they represent a larger share, the real difference is that there are fewer tenure-track jobs total and far fewer fiction and poetry.

C3: It shows a big leap between 2011 & 2012 that's held steady; departments lost lines of funding when the recession hit--many of us remember the year (2009?) when job after job was cancelled--and have not gotten them back, or have had to consolidate positions. This is unlikely to reverse, just as the percentage of adjuncts won't be decreasing. It's not a CW trend, btw--it's the way of American higher education.

C4: Regarding C3, it's impossible to say for sure, but I'm not sure this pessimism is warranted. There is some reason to expect the number of MFA programs to continue to increase. If you think of the MFA as a credentialing program for creative writing professors, this doesn't make any sense, since the current number of programs already produces grads far in surplus of the needs of the CW teaching job market. But the MFA is for many students (in studio art and music as well as in writing) a consumption good--they just want to study the art and don't necessarily expect the degree to get them a job. The number of programs seems to be relatively small compared to the pool of applicants, and there remain a large number of schools with English grad programs that employ CW MFAs but don't have CW MFA programs. One can expect those professors to push for programs in their specialization as their concentration and seniority in English departments increases. Not saying any of this to create false hope, just that it's not obvious that the absolute number of TT lines isn't going to increase as university budgets begin to recover with the economy, though I do think it's pretty clear that the ratio of newly-minted MFAs to TT jobs is going to continue to get worse.  

C5: I agree with C4 about the typical expectations of MFA grads. Where do people come up with this assumption that the average MFA grad expects or even desires a career in higher education, that they enter MFA programs like naive little bambis only to have their dreams crushed? That's not my experience at all. The average MFA program lasts two years and students usually enter with no teaching experience. Most MFA students attend to improve/learn their craft, take their degree, and get a job outside of academia without much thought. Looking back at my MFA cohort, the number of students who graduated and left academia quickly  and with little regret outnumber the ones who didn't. Most MFA students understand that an MFA degree is only terminal with at least one book and that it can take several years beyond the MFA to publish a book. The PhD is a different animal because no one enters a PhD program in the humanities if he or she doens't aspire to a career in higher education.

C6: In response to C5's comment: "no one enters a PhD program in the humanities if he or she doens't aspire to a career in higher education," that is not entirely accurate, in my experience. While it was true for me, many of my classmates at a CW PhD program did not desire a career in higher education, and were quite vocal about it. The MFA and PhD are, indeed, very different animals because of the focus of the work done within these programs, not because of expected outcomes.

C7: If some of your classmates wasted time (at a minimum, four years after the MFA) and money in a PhD program without aspiring toward a career in higher education, they were poorly advised and are not the norm nationally.  

C8: Was that the norm in your CW PhD program? Just curious.

A: The norm was people entered with an MFA and journal publications (sometimes a book, esp. poets) and sought the PhD for more time to complete a book MS (first or second) and a teaching credential that would qualify them for more jobs.

C9: Agree that most MFAs don't enter expecting or wanting a job. But if only a fraction do, the vast majority of that fraction still won't land a t-t job. Also: more MFA programs don't necessarily equal more t-t positions; think of all the MFA programs where workshops are taught by adjuncts. It's just as likely, though, that MFA programs will start to disappear as other humanities programs do. The rationale behind having them was that they cheaply staffed undergrad classes, which in turn drew students to the major, which upped department revenue; but MFA programs have essentially produced an endless supply of labor cheaper than TAs. 

C10: I hear you. You could say the same for most fields. Many people don't have the luxury of saying, "if I get this degree, I'm guaranteed a job." Personally, I've already decided that I'll adhere to a post-PhD window for landing a t-t job. I'm not going to teach on the ntt for the rest of my life. I'm confident I'm smart enough to land a job in the professional world. Humanities PhDs need to know when to give it up and put their skills to use elsewhere, instead of assuming they have nothing else to offer the world beyond teaching. And I'll still find time to write. My day job won't change my most important vocation. 

In terms of getting a PhD for the heck of it--why not? It's hard work, yes, but some find it more pleasant (and more financially secure) than spending those post-MFA years waitressing or working retail.  

A: Why not? Because it's not more "financially secure" since you'll be living on a below-the-poverty line stipend for at least four years (often five-six), usually into your early to mid 30s (the average age of completion is mid-30s). You won't be able to make payments on your loans and will probably have to borrow more money to supplement the stipend OR keep that job waiting tables on top of taking classes, writing the book/diss, and TA'ing. I went through it myself and it's certainly not worth doing "for the heck of it," especially when you have to pass grueling comp exams. Why would anyone go through all of that for fun? It's not like you just take more classes and write poems on the side. The exam process alone is brutal. You'd be better off getting a second two-year MFA that won't eat up as much time and resources. 

C11: Well, we clearly know how you feel about it, Fictionwriter. (Not being snarky, it's just that you've made your view very clear. I'm simply pointing out that it's *your* view, not *the* view.) All that myself and some other folks are suggesting is that there are other ways to look at it. This vibe of 'you're a fool to do a CW PhD for any other reason than a job' seems quite cynical to me. Personally, I would have done the degree even if I didn't desire a career in higher education. The work alone was the reward. I don't mean that in a schmaltzy after-school-special kind of way either. Doing that caliber of work, with that level of academic rigor, in a creative/critical hybridized environment with other like-minded writers and mentors has informed my writing and scholarship (writing and scholarship undertaken for my own reasons, not just as a means to obtaining and keeping a tt job) in ways that I never expected and would not trade for anything. I was fully funded, and completing the program hasn't burdened me financially any more than I was already burdened. I was poor and over qualified before, and I'm poor and overqualified now. And so what? What I gained from the program was worth it. Period. That was my experience. Yours was apparently different. And none of it really matters in the larger context of this job-information-sharing website. But I responded to your comment and provided another view because it frustrates me when we, as a community of writers, engadge in this hyper-competitive, judgmental rhetoric with each other, or present that face to the outside world. The system currently in place in academica encourages us to treat all of this like a game at best, and at worst a blood sport. But that doesn't mean we have to play along. CW PhD programs aren't vocational schools unless you choose to approach them that way. 

Fictionwriter: You're misrepresenting my position. I do not view the PhD as a mere "vocational degree" just because I tell the truth when I say it is meant to professionalize and train people for the academy, nor do I see that goal as inherently problematic or a sign of "blood sport," even if there are flaws in the system. Obviously, all of the qualities you highlight above are part of the professionalization process and that process isn't limited to "getting a job." I shouldn't have to state the obvious that anyone who commits to a 4-6 year PhD program also loves his/her subject area, but one can also love a subject area and not get a PhD; one can find a way to grow intellectually and artistically without a PhD. I was fully-funded too and loved my experience—for many of the same reasons you loved yours—so don’t make assumptions about my experience(s) when my original intent was to note general differences between the MFA and the PhD.

C12: Hey, calm down man... No need to get bent out of shape. We're all just shooting the shit here...

Q. about MLA Interview RequestsEdit

Q: Does it seem very late to others that there is still no word yet on MLA interviews for some of these positions? I'm starting to wonder if those getting interviews are simply not participating at this site. 

  • Without question most applicants do not contribute to this site, but it's still too early to panic. It's high season, but the season will last right up until New Year's this year with MLA so late.

Q2: Follow up question from another user: Do schools always make all their interview requests at the same time?  Are there any/many known instances where they do so in a couple of batches?

  • A: Normally, 10-15 candidates will be invited for an MLA interview. The person making the phone calls might not be able to do them all in one day, so there is the possibility calls would be made in more than one "batch." And yes, this is a "known instance," not simple speculation.

Is there a place here where common creative writing interview questions are accumulated and listed?Edit

A: This issue has been addressed in past years.

See section on phone interview tips on 2011 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).

If anyone wants to add new / different questions (for 2013-14) here in this section, please go for it.

Shipment VerificationsEdit

I received a request for additional materials, which I overnighted to the requesting institution. I do have an automated delivery confirmation of the package but haven't heard anything from the SC itself (i.e., no note saying, "we got your materials yesterday and they are being reviewed," or whatever). Should I assume the SC has my stuff, or should I check directly with the department?

  • C: Yes, assume that they have it.  I would do that regardless, but especially if you have shipping confirmation.

Who Gets the Jobs?Edit

I heard from a friend recently who served on major university's CW search committe that those in search of a TT job in creative writing are doomed unless they have a) a book with a major or commercial press ("Think name recognition," my friend said) and b) a major NEA grant. So here's my question:  to what degree is this true? I've been trying to get a TT job for three years now, and I'm not even applying to major schools. I have two books, both with small presses. Is it true that writers simply won't get hired unless they happen to be literary celebrities, too?

  • You can judge for yourself by looking at the past years' wiki pages, where the names of those who were hired for most jobs are listed--usually along with their number of publications and degree institutions: CreativeWriting 2013CreativeWriting 2012, and CreativeWriting 2011.
  • If you go back through the various Jobs Wikis for the last few years you can see who got jobs, where they went to school, and how many books they have--maybe that'll help you. This isn't that hard to research--visit the websites of the English departments for the jobs you are interested in and see what credentials and publications the creative writers at that institution have. I was on a search committee for a 'major' university and have experienced several years' worth of searches as a candidate (I have a TT job at a SLAC). First, and this is picky, I don't think there's really a "major" NEA grant--there are just NEA grants (literary fellowships). Anyway, I don't think there's any magic bullet for getting a job above and beyond the basic credentials (the stated requirements in the job ad). I know plenty of people at big universities with books from university or small presses (virtually all poets are in this situation, right? mostly their books come out from university and small presses). I've had luck with a Ph.D. and a book from a (large) independent/university press, but that doesn't mean you need a Ph.D. If I were you, I would apply to all jobs where you meet the basic requirments because you never know 1) what a search committee might find interesting about you and 2) just because your books are from a 'small' press doesn't mean that somebody on the search committe hasn't heard of the press. One thing I noticed when I was on a search committee was how most of the candidates did not seem to be aware of the form of an academic job letter (have others experienced this?) -- I wonder if this gets in the way of a lot of candidates? I also wonder what you mean by 'small' press--that could mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people (like some might think of Graywolf as a 'small' press, or you could be talking about someplace truly nobody's heard of). At any rate, two books, a graduate degree, and a good letter should at least get your application looked at. Something else to consider--how much teaching experience do you have?
  • Your friend doesn't know what he or she is talking about and should amend his or her comments to, "for our search...." Your friend also works at a "major research university" and not all jobs are at major research universities. Many jobs are at schools that don't even have a graduate creative writing program and involve teaching a half load of freshman comp or intro to literature. 
  • They said publish a book, so I published a book. Then they said, publish another book with a university press, so I publisehd another book with a university press. Then they said start a reading series so I started a reading series. They said start another, so I started another. Then they said do other things so I did other things: workshops in a prison, workshops with high school students, guest lectures at colleges, readings, panels, readings, panels, readings, artist residencies, fellowships. Chaired committees. Did admin. Then they said teach more. So I taught for 15 years at a community college (5/5; comp, lit, and intro & advanced creative writing, every year). Then they said get some 4-year university experience, so I did, I taught (adjunct) at a major state university. Worked on another reading series. Gave more readings. Helped get other students into MFA programs. Helped other students publish books. Curated multimodal events. Then they said get involved with journals, so I did. One. Then two. Then three. And now, 80 job applications later...Nothing. Thank you very much academe. I am done with you, as you are clearly done with me.
  • I spoke with a very high profile poet recently, one of the most admired writing today.  This poet told me they had applied to academic jobs for ten years and never got one, at which point they gave up and were much happier. 

Requests for More InformationEdit

Though requests for more information get one to the next round, how many people get to that round? Anyone have a rough estimate of how many people get the request for more info per job? Particularly if you have been on a search committee, please chime in.

A: From last year and a specific fiction search, I learned 200 ppl had applied, 25 were asked for additional material, 10 were interviewed via Skype or at AWP, three were invited to campus. One was hired. But I suspect all those numbers vary wildly from search to search. For instance, there was a different search last year and the corresponding numbers were 100, 50, 3, 1. 

A: I was on a search committee two years ago and my numbers match the above - about ~175 applicants, 25 or 30 asked for more material, 10 interviewed, 3 campus, 1 hire. Of the searches that I've had info about, that's about what they've reported, though I've heard of as many as 15 in-person interviews and as few as 7. I also remember of those 175 applicants, a lot of them were weeded out immediately because they didn't meet the qualifications for the job or were clearly not a 'good fit' in terms of aesthetic, or even genre (poets applying to fiction jobs, etc.) In reality, I think that 200 number is often a lot smaller (still, even 100 'real' possibilities is a lot) but I'm curious if others have had that same experience--that of the huge applicant pool, what percentage of the applicants actually have a shot at the job.

A: It’s true: the total number of applications is often inflated by garbage apps from crazies, similar to the slush pile at a major literary magazine. It boggles my mind that people apply to jobs they have no shot at landing (everyone should know the difference between casting a wide net and throwing crap against the wall--it's not difficult), like the example above of a poet applying to a fiction only job (newsflash: it's a single genre job outside your genre). Does this person think the SC wasted its time crafting the job ad, getting the dean’s approval, all to  say in late October, “well, you know, so-and-so is a great poet…and he/she applied..let’s look for a poet instead and change the ad!” Same applies to fiction writers applying for jobs that clearly say, "we are looking for a poet to teach poetry" and don't mention fiction at all. I’ve also heard crazy stories of people with zero teaching experience and one self-published story posted to some Geocities blog applying for tenure-track jobs in MFA programs, lawyers who are “bored with law and want to teach” applying for creative writing jobs and listing legal publications as creative writing publications, etc. etc. All sorts of crazy stuff. It’s funny, but also annoying because such apps can slow down the process and overwork an already overworked SC.

Are All Jobs from the AWP Job List Posted Here?Edit

With fewer than normal jobs this year, I am wondering if any are missing. Are all the jobs from the AWP Job List being pasted here?  I don't have access to that list myself.

  • AWP-advertised jobs always find their way to the Wiki. Most of those jobs tend to be advertised elsewhere (MLA, Higheredjobs.com, and/or Chronicle.com). Also, the MLA Jil is mostly worthless these days since all of those jobs seem to be posted at Highered.com or Chronicle.com anyway, another reason why MLA probably gave up charging for access.  Something you might try—if you’re worried about missing postings—is using “Simply Hired.” Type in keywords like “Creative writing” + “2014” + “Department of English” into the search engine. 
  • Indeed is also a good site that seems to catch everything, although you may need to try a few different search terms. 

Should Universities Post Jobs Directly Here?Edit

Should we put the word out that universities should view the wikia, rather than MLA or AWP or HigherEd or whatever, as the place to post their ads?  Isn't this where most people look at this point?  It seems silly for universities to pay for ads when everything will wind up here for free?

Advice about Inside Candidate SpeculationEdit

Since insider speculation is already running rampant on this page (as of 9/19/13), just thought I would share some sensible advice on this matter that was originally written by someone on the Spanish page a few years ago. Anyone really worried about inside candidates or considering not applying to a job because of an insider rumor might want to bear these points in mind:

Certainly, insiders have at times gotten positions that were intended for them. Much more frequently, however, such speculation has been just that. Things that are negative about believing in rumors of "insiders":

  • They generally aren't true. Whether somebody made something up, somebody heard something secondhand, or some individual on a certain search did indeed have a specific candidate in mind, it usually doesn't indicate anything about the final outcome of the search.
  • It is contrary to reality. Insiders can in fact face greater scrutiny because committees want to avoid the appearance of bias.
  • It is delusional. Search committees are far from unified, faculty voting on candidates have different perspectives, and there are no guarantees for anyone.
  • Believing that there is an inside candidate could make you take a very real employment possibility less seriously. It is foolish to put your own success in jeopardy by investing in such fantasies.
  • Such speculation is a waste of time when you could be working to improve your own candidacy for this year and the future.

Things that are positive about believing in rumors of "insiders":

  • It might give you a false sense of security after you have failed to get a certain job.
  • It might save you time. 
  • We are all trained to employ basic interpretation skills, so when we see an ad posted--like last year's Knox College fiction ad--that gives a deadline of one-month, says campus visits will occur over Skype, advertises two positions when there are currently two VAPs--we can move beyond the notion that the insider angle begins and ends with "rumors."
  • Maybe. But when jobs are advertised during the regular job season, with normal deadlines, often with MLA interviews explicitly mentioned, the chance that they are "inside hires" is much less. But: suit yourself. Believe what you like.
  • I didn't realize we were limited to discussing jobs released in September and October and I assumed that one of the complaints associated with "inside hires" is not their existence, or the fact that the inside candidate--a deserving colleague--gets the job, but that such sham searches often require candidates to waste time and resources (re: $) on what amounts to a job promotion. I find it funny how often people misrepresent complaints about inside searches and chalk them up to bitterness over not getting the job. This might shock you, but some of us don't enjoy throwing money and time away if we can help it.
  • No one is limiting discussions. No one's speculations have been deleted. My point in posting this originally is that the speculations seem to have started rather early this year and, in some cases, seem particularly, well, speculative (based more on clicking through websites and guessing rather than first-hand info.). While there was the Knox case (a job not posted until March), it's also been the case that many inside hire speculations floated on the wiki were wrong; there are several notable examples on last year's page. Just trying to add a perspective to counter-balance the speculation. Sorry to upset you.
  • As a former search committe member, I was bewildered by the amount and tone of speculation that occurred during the search. While there was an inside candidate who was well-regarded and deserving of the positon, there were aspects of the search that all the speculators knew nothing about. Without giving away details that would identify me and the department I'm writing about, the bottom line is there was an opportunity for a second hire. This information was not included in the job post. The point is that there may be an opportunity when it appears an inside candidate has the job in the bag.
  • It is fruitless to speculate on insider candidates before a search is completed, because nobody knows until the search is done if there REALLY was an insider candidate. I have been on a search committee where the clear inside candidate DID NOT get the job because that candidate was blown away by the 'underdog' on a campus visit. I have gotten a job for which there was an 'insider'. I have seen insider candidates AND the outsider both be offered jobs. I've also seen the apparent insider not get the job because there was no impetus to give them a TT position--they've stuck around for so long as a perpetual visitor--why not get a new T-T professor AND keep the visitor who doesn't seem to be in an hurry to go anywhere? I get the frustration--candidates want to know what they're up against, but no dept is going to suddenly stop doing searches this way. Departments are going to continue to do public searches and hire insiders no matter how loudly the PEOPLE THEY DIDN'T HIRE complain. There are way too many applicants for too few jobs for that to occur. Maybe we need to consider it part of the overall cost of being on the market--some of the searches are insiders, some get cancelled--build that into the cost of looking for a job. I know, how awesome would it be to KNOW, just to KNOW ahead of time if you were wasting your time and money; I get it, but for fuck's sake, it's only one of many ridiculous parts of the whole system
  • So, in other words, there aren't aspects of that "overall cost" that can be eliminated, like asking for materials up front that don't need to be sent initially? While we're at it, maybe someone should open a PayPal account for all of us to dump more money into for the Purposes of The Academic Job Search...you know, just to prove that "we're all in." Please, one of you t-t professors set up the account so that we can prove our mettle and show that we're all in for the t-t frat/sorority. It could be like Greek dues or something, to be followed by elaborate hazing rituals to prove we're cut out for this life. After all, it's just money from our already pathetic ntt salaries, from jobs that are typically doled out to give YOU more time to write.
  • You'll be glad to know that the MLA is actually looking into these practices and recommending some changes: see "MLA explores ideas to streamline letters for recommendation for academic jobs," InsideHigherEd, 09/04/13. The first bullet point in the article responds directly to your complaint: "Hiring departments should consider only requiring letters of recommendation for finalists or semifinalists."
  • Thank you. Further proof that when candidates complain (and those complaints are legit) people listen. Just a note for the crowd that wants to shut down any and all criticism of the academic hiring process and chalk it up to bitterness. This also applies to the increasing reliance on Skype over MLA for first-round interviews. Again, candidates complained and people listened (same for the JIL, too). 
  • Another point--I see a lot of people posting 'insider candidate' beneath job postings (this seems especially popular with poets?)--how much do you really trust those? Absent any real information, posting 'insider candidate' should not factor into  your decision as to whether to apply to a job. In fact, if I was so inclined, I might post INSIDER CANDIDATE below EVERY job for which I was applying if only to discourage you all from applying to that job. Are you really not going to apply bc of speculation on the wiki? Really?
  • This will probably be understood as not great advice or wise speculation but: nearly everyone in this market has an anecdote about the inside higher, and often these anecdotes (at least in the circles I've run in) have been painfully, painfully accurate. Part of it has to do with--yes, I'll say it--the irrational understanding(s) even professionals have about what constitutes good creative writing. One search committee's poetic darling for instance is another's aesthetic blah. No big deal there, except that (at least in the cirlcles I've run in), creative writers are known to be hired (<sigh>) more on the perceived strengths of their rep/potential as a writer and less on, you know, their pedagoical strengths. That's terrifying since most creative writers/teachers I've met haven read maybe a lick of comp/creative writing pedagogy. And most creative writers/teachers I've met were inside hires or close enough. 
  • Let me be clearer about my particular gripe (I'm the third and fifth responder): it's not so much that inside candidates are sometimes hired more than the fact some/many of these searches require candidates to shell out money for transcripts, letters, writing samples, etc. Perhaps this should go somewhere else, under the umbrella, "Things SCs Can Do To Not Be Jackasses." Don't ask candidates to pay all this money (it adds up, trust me) to send materials up front when we all know you just skim the CVs and cover letters for the first-round cuts anyway. Just like some of you are finally realizing the absuridty of expecting candidates to pay a G to attend MLA in Seattle (or wherever) for a brief interview (often, the candidate only gets 1 invite), you will hopefully one day let go of your old guard ways of asking candidates to send their official undergrad transcripts from 1996 with the initial application packet. By the way, that's often $6 a pop for something no one will even likely look at unless I'm hired, ironically enough,
  • Last year's Knoxgate is perhaps the epitome of the sham search. Two VAPs promoted and then a third unadvertised job--a new VAP position--given to a new candidate: Alan J. Grostephan. Is all of this legal? I'm not sure. Above board? Most certaintly not.
  • Definitely interesting how Knox went to great lengths to CYA their sham TT searches by requiring folks to send entire dossiers for round 1 and then turned around and filled a VAP under the table. Someone should look into it. 
  • Knoxgate? Somebody should look into it? Seriously?
  • I like how creative writers (who you'd assume to be progressive) close ranks when it comes to the job market and academia. I guess it shows the true middle and upper class roots of some CWers on the job market. No, no one should look into Knox's questionable practices. We should all toe the line and never question anything. My bad. How can you not be bothered by the way Knox handled its fiction search last year? The are numerous red flags there.
  • How would you look into it? What are the numerous red flags? Would you *expose* them?  I fear we are already on the blacklist just by talking about it in this very public forum! Seriously though, it looks like they did a search and maybe asked people for a bunch of stuff and then they hired their visiting professors. Is there more to it? I eagerly await your lengthy response.
  • "Seriously?" The search lasted all but a month and the VAPs they hired had been there forever. There was strange wording about Skype counting as a campus visit. There's simply no excuse for that stuff. Blacklist? Maybe you're on the blacklist because you've decided to use your IP rather than a handle, I'm not worried about being blacklisted posting as "fictionwriter," nor would I want to work for a place that blacklisted me for speaking my mind about obvious sham searches.
  • Hi; I was joking about a blacklist. I'm not that paranoid, and haven't said anything here I wouldn't say in public. I was being sarcastic because it seemed hyperbolic to call the search 'Knoxgate' (and sort of funny) and to call for some kind of investigation, as if what they had done was illegal. To be clear: I'm not sure what the big deal is. Inside candidates are part of the equation, unfortunately. Is the solution for schools with inside candidates not to have searches, instead just hiring their insiders? I'm seriously asking; maybe that's what people want. It seems that others have illuminated all the reasons why that doesn't happen. It's not like departments are unanimous--it makes sense to ask the inside candidates to go through the same hoops any candidate would go through, even though not all school's do this when converting a VAP to TT. Sometimes it doesn't work out for the insider, as much as people don't want to believe it, but I understand your frustration. 
  • I know it doesn't always work out for the insider; I'm well aware of this fact. I assumed it was understood that people are not complaining about the mere existence of inside candidates or even searches with inside candidates more than people are complaining about the sketcky ethics of *some* searches. A criticism of the questionable methods of one or a few isn't a blanket criticism of them all. 
  • Well, OK, but they probably should just hire the insider 99% of the time.  If you have a clerk working at your bodega on a provisional basis, and he's working out, do you conduct a nationwide search for a bodega clerk, make prospective clerks fly to a distant city to interview, gather recommendations from other bodega owners, etc., and then select your clerk?  No.  Oh, I can see the hackles rising.  Please, these are tenure track assistant professorships in creative writing.  It's not irrevocable, and It's not rocket science.  It's probably considerably harder to find a competent and reliable bodega clerk than it is to fill a low-ranking CW position.  I know the grass is always greener, but I studied the names of the people who got hired last year.  Half of them are fresh out of school and have barely published.  I mean, mazel tov, but this is the fruit of a nationwide search?  Undistinguished young faculty members, plucked from a glutted market, whose academic credentials, while slight, far outshine their artistic achievements?  
  • Do you have a point to make? Because you don't seem to be responding to anything I've written, instead using my points to launch into several tangentially related points/diatribes. I (and a few others) criticized the methods of some job searches with inside candidates, not necessarily the end results. No one on this year’s Wiki or last year’s Wiki has said or even suggested that the inside candidates hired by Knox were undeserving. If you're going to respond to comments here, you should at least take the time to read the comments posted and/or represent those comments fairly and accurately. For instance, whether or not a particular candidate--one who is eventually hired--is "barely published' is beside the point, since the job market is too complicated to be reduced to the number of publications on one's CV (as already addressed by the commenter two posts below when he/she discusses fit and institution type). A creative writing position at a middle-of-the-road liberal arts college is a completely different animal than one at the Univ. of Iowa Writers Workshop--those are two VASTLY different jobs. At the former, the "creative writer" often must teach courses other than creative writing. A fancy writer can have 20 books but zero teaching experience in courses other than CW. To use your own words, "this isn't rocket science." You seem rather naive about the job market in general, so I see no point in engaging you further. 
  • There's no fooling you, Fictionwriter: yes, I was trolling.  Though that doesn't actually alter the fact that to conduct a nationwide search to fill a position that is already adequately filled and likely will continue to be filled by the person presently occupying it is a waste of time and resources (not least those of the applicants) and entails a fundamental mystification of the qualities essential to the teaching of creative writing.  As for the published v. the educated, to know creative writing pedagogy is not necessarily to know a god damned thing about writing -- although as you suggest it might be extremely difficult for a novelist or a poet to teach Freshman Comp; yes, I think that would be quite beyond a working writer, truly a task that only the possession of an advanced degree would qualify one to perform; and of course the "fancy writer" never, ever teaches literature, and if s/he does it's certainly not with the discerning expertise of the academic.  Fictionwriter, it's not that a "fancy" fictionwriter has "twenty books," it's that a writer writes books, and if you're not interested in filling your creative writing billets with writers, but you are interested in filling them with academics, then you pretty much have a shitty writing program. Sorry about my naivete, I would have thought that a born educator like you would be interested in disabusing me of my silly notions.  And I hope I haven't once again misused your super-incisive "points."
  • I have no earthly idea why any of this nonsense is relevant to the initial line of inquiry when many of these so-called “low-rung” positions are in fact filled by published writers. One of the Knox candidates won the Iowa Short Fiction Award (book). However, maybe you think there’s some endless supply of ten-book writers dying to teach a 4/4 mixed-load at a liberal arts college in the middle of a Midwestern corn field. Similarly, your pitting of “the published vs. the educated” is ridiculous since there are plenty of writers today who are obviously both (see, Google). Freshman comp? Many of these jobs require one to teach entire periods of literature, often multiple periods. “Shitty programs”? So…you’re opposed to more creative writing programs=more jobs? Okay. You’re opposed to undergraduate programs that have the audacity to offer creative writing courses? Do you not understand that many of these jobs are ones where the candidate teaches undergrads exclusively? Then you say that such schools aren’t interested in “filling…billets with writers” rather than “academics,” when, as already stated, it’s plainly obvious to anyone paying attention that such positions ARE routinely filled by people who do both. I’m afraid you’ve failed once again.
  • I thought you weren't going to engage me.  You promised!  The Iowa Short Fiction Award!  Wow, hang on while I change the pants I just shat!  What do you win, a case of Faygo?
  • I'm a writer AND an academic! A person can be both published AND educated, critical AND creative! My writing program was great, full of academics and creative writers (often people who were BOTH) and everybody worked together, with enthusiasm, and in harmony. I have the suspician that this conversation is no longer useful to anybody, but I want to respond to what you've written. It's not that writers can't teach Freshman Comp and Literature classes, but perhaps the perception is that they're not very good at it? Have you ever been on a search committee? I don't think a degree necessarily makes you a better teacher, but experience certainly does, and though I've only witnessed a handful of searches, for sure, it's my experience that # of books (artistic merit?) does NOT have anything to do with the ability to teach, at least as much as it can be demonstrated in the interview process. That's not to say there aren't great writers (with a whole pile of books!) who are also great teachers, just that the two aren't really the same thing. I think it is true that the amout of reading and writing a person does in a Ph.D. sometimes gives them an advantage over a person with an MFA, unless the person with the MFA has done a lot on their own. The amount of rigor in my MFA was NOTHING compared to what I did in my Ph.D. I also taught a lot more classes over the five years of my Ph.D. than I ever could have in the two years of my MFA. But hey, maybe none of this applies to you--what I'm trying to say is that it doesn't boil down to 'writer' versus 'academic'. Good luck to you, though--I really believe that if you're a great writer and a great teacher, that you'll land that job. 
  • It seems to me that not all departments want to hire individuals with vast artistic achievements. In some cases, going out on the market with two or three books might be a turn off for some committees, in fact. They might think you're looking for a place to gain some experience before looking elsewhere. Schools might also feel like someone without a book or two might be willing to put in more time in regards to service and what not? I only say this because the majority of writers hired without books (or with one book published) tend to be hired by small liberal arts institutions that require a lot of teaching and service. Does anyone else have some thoughts / insights to explain these hires?
  • In response to the above post, re 'half of them are fresh out of school and have barely published'... departments don't just want to hire a CV. I've served on two search committees and you would be (perhaps) be amazed at how people present themselves. The first thing to note is that at least 50% (maybe 75%?) of the applications I've seen can't write a job letter. They can't think of anything 1) interesting to say about teaching or 2) interesting to say about their own work. It's as if they don't really *want* the job, or want to stand only on what they've published. Sure, a great CV might trump a shitty job letter--definitely--but I've also seen 'distinguished' applicants (with terrible letters who get interviews) totally blow job interviews, totally blow campus visits, etc. Departments sometimes just want a writer with a bunch of books, but as you can see from the list of people hired, there's clearly something else afoot--what do you think that is? It's all the other things about the person--are they fun to be around, do they have a lot of energy, are they good teachers, are they interesting, can they teach things besides creative writing, do they seem like they actually want the job, is what they're working on interesting, do they talk about creative writing in a compelling, engaged way, or do they sound like they've barely thought about it. Another factor, from my limited experience, has to do with 'fit', which I think starts at that job letter--does the candidate have all the myriad, particular stuff the various search committee members think they need. Does the department want a Ph.D., do they want somebody who can teach creative writing, but also some period/genre of literature, run the writing center, run the lit mag, run the visiting writers series and so on.
  • Focusing on inside hires is a way of locating job search anxiety in one straw man. If there are around 30 hires per year in poetry (for ex), some of these will be inside hires. Some will be looking for a demographic one does not fit into. Some will prefer a degree combo one does not have (PHD yes/MFA only yes). Some will require a subspecialty one does not have. So that out of those 30 jobs, there are only a handful any given candidate has a shot at, and some of those will likely be undesirable to the candidate. It's a ridiculous, expensive, improbable process. Focusing on inside candiate speculation only drains energy further. (Final note: a person with crappy karma might just post "inside hire" to discourage applicants).
  • Yes to the above post. Here's my view 'from the inside'--when a department does a search, it's rare the whole department is unanimous about a candidate (or the line, even). It's also rare that the whole department knows that much about a VAP--I've never seen any of our VAPs teach, for example. If we were considering hiring them full time, I would certainly want to see a search done and see them put against other potential, viable candidates I'm sorry this wastes your time and money, but I'm not sure how else to do it. Yes, maybe Knox (for example) intended on hiring their visitors all along, but if I were on the search committee, I would certainly want to see how they stacked up against other viable candidates. 
  • Yes, an insider flag—if it is even reliable—only means a possible insider.  In many cases, the insider might have an inside track but there is not a default decision before a search that this person will be hired.  I can tell you that I was hired in a search where there was a VAP insider, and the insider was not hired.  You never know.  Of course, it would be nice if no searches were run when there was an a priori decision, but that is probably the case with only a couple of searches a year.
  • I think that there is a false assumption fueling all the speculation and outrage about "insider cadndidates." In these discussions, it's assumed that search committees are free to act however they want in searchers--that they could, if they chose, just hire the insider without doing a search. At almost all Universities, the administrative structures in place make that an absolute impossibility. The University requires that departments do a national search to fill all tt-position. There are likely even very specific bylaws about how a search has to be run--how many candidates must be asked to campus, etc. And, if it's a public institution, there are state hiring laws to consider as well. Search committees may have some authority about which documents they request, etc, but even that is limited by departmental hiring practices. 
  • Yes, This is absolutely correct.  It is a problem in the SYSTEM, not in the choices of the individual people involved.  All they/we are guilty of is not toppling the system.


Having published six books, and having taught fiction writing in an MFA program as an adjunct for a number of years before a successful book released me (not from the students, whom I loved, but from the silly pettiness of academic politics), reading this thread makes me happy that I jumped that ship years ago. Of course, I wouldn't have been able to jump ship if I had not suddenly and quite unexpectedly found myself on the royalties end of an international bestseller. And I couldn't have taken advantage of that success to write my next book, and my next, and my next, if I hadn't jumped ship. Because teaching does bring me joy in small doses at irregular intervals, I accept a position as a one-semester visiting writer teaching a single graduate class once every three years or so: all of the stimulation, none of the committees.

Most writers want to write. Most teach in part for the love of teaching and in larger part, perhaps, to eat. Teaching, even when you love it, generally keeps writers from writing; for anecdotal evidence, look to the dozens of MFA programs filled with faculty who have published only one story collection or a couple of novels. The MFA program where I taught for years posted a job seach not long before I said my goodbyes. For this position, the search committee interviewed none of the adjuncts (referred to in this thread as "insiders") who had been teaching there, well-published and underpaid, for years. Instead, they hired someone who knew neither the program nor the students, who had a single story collection forthcoming. Eight years later, the writer who was hired remains the author of--drum roll please--one story collection.

Naturally, MFA students often wonder why they are being taught writing by professors who aren't actually practicing writers. MFA programs too often overlook the seasoned and dedicated "insider" and hire the next hot thing, who then proves to be neither a very skilled teacher nor a writer of consequence. Good news to those of you who are being passed over in favor of the less qualified: if you make the leap and leave academia, five years from now, you will probably be the one who has continued to publish books and reach readers. Meanwhile, the one who got the coveted job will be sitting in a committee meeting at which too many of his or her colleagues are enthralled with the sound of their own voices.

I don't expect my writing to support me forever, but when I have to find another job, it won't be in academia. Universities simply don't pay enough to make up for the headaches.

Where are all the jobs?Edit

So the JIL/MLA list came out today, and there are a few jobs to add to this list, but only a few.  Where are all the jobs?  Fiction has only about 12-13 openings!  Last year, there were almost 50 openings.  Though I realize a few jobs trickle in over the next few months after the initial JIL list, my experiene does not suggest that a full 75% of them do.  Maybe another 20%.  Is anyone else worried?

C1: I'd say 50% come in later.  But, even so, I was surprised there were this few.  I'm a poet, and there are only 5 or so poetry positions so far. I was expecting more jobs this year with the economy doing better and the baby boomers creeping ever closer to 70.

C2: All the jobs are in rhetoric.

C3: All the jobs are done by adjuncts.

CSb: Not *all*. Merely 60% nationwide.  

C4: I think the fall MLA "release date" is becoming less important each year. 50% coming in later is a very safe bet, probably higher. Too early to worry about it, in my opinion. Also, consider a possible silver lining here: if the trend is for more jobs to be released later, there's a greater chance that those jobs won't be interviewing at MLA and will use Skype or phone instead. 

C5: Don't panic! Many departments and committees don't get their act together till the end of September or even later. This looks comparable to other years at this date.

C^: I'm a little worried now that it's almost mid-October. Jobs seem down across the board compared to last year at this time. Hard to see why, actually.

C1: Yes, I am now concluding in mid-October that this is definitely a slow year.  More will trickle in for sure, but there are definitely fewer jobs than each of the last two years I followed the market at this time. It's hard to see why they are this light in a better economic year.  

C7: I have an MFA and a literature PhD, so I watch both those broad categories, and it looks like lit is down, as well.  This is my 4th year in a row on the market, and I have just at half as many jobs in my queue as I usually do by this time (Oct. 15).  No idea what's up, but this is not just a perception.  Very thin year, unless there's some unprecedented miracle in the wings.

C1:  So, does anyone have any ideas as to why the jobs are down across the board?

C2: This is the first year in a long time when the "Open" and "Limited term" positions by far outnumber the long-term, single genre positions posted nationally. What do you conjecture that it says about the direction of creative writing and academia--especially in light of the fallout from the scandal surrounding the increasing exploitation of adjunct labor? 

C8  Last year, there were 35 t-t or tenured jobs in CW-Poetry. As of 11/18 this year, there's 18. Awful.

C9 I'm curious if others have any theories on why there are fewer jobs this year. I know there's not way of telling whether this is a trend or an anamoly yet, but I've heard a lot of rumblingabout the projected decrease in college enrollment over the next ten years (in most, though not all, states), if we're seeing some (perhaps premature) concern about those numbers. Or decreasing numbers of English majors. Or, perhaps, just bad luck this year. 

C1:  By the lack of any concrete replies to this thread, it would seem no one knows.  It could just be chance.  As long as there are the ridiculous number of creative writing program that there are, they will have to hire tt faculty to teach them, and one would think there are a wave of baby boom retirements about to set in within the next ten years.  It is true that English departments are shrinking, but creative writing programs are not.  So, I'd be surprised if this reflected a new trend, but who knows.

C: The 400ish MFA programs graduate 4,000 people per year, but only employ 2-3 writers in each genre--so, 800-1,200 poets, 800-1,200 fiction writers nationwide. When you consider that these folks will hold their jobs for decades, or if they move, move laterally, there's really very little opportunity--I mean, this "bad" year means 10-20 fewer jobs than less-bad years. There was a brief window where MFA programs were starting, so more hires were needed, but that era's gone. The vast majority of CW jobs have always been/will always be in teaching undergrads, and even though there are more and more CW majors offered, and more undergrad workshops, those--even upper division--are increasingly done by adjuncts, TAs, lecturers, or--to answer the "Open" question--by combining several jobs into one to save $. (Also, retirement doesn't usually equal an entry-level job; in an MFA program, it often means replacing your famous poet with another famous poet from a different program by offering more). Sorry to be a downer. I, like many of us, was taught by the generation of poets who started teaching when MFA programs were launching, and so had a relatively easy (.e., no PhD, one book, no teaching experience beyond TAing, etc.) time landing a job, which in turn fostered the sense of the MFA as a teaching certificate--which it's not; it's an art degree, just like the MFA in other fields; it affords students the luxury of 2-3 years to work on their craft in community before spending the next half century-ish out in the world trying to make a living.

C: The MFA has pretty much run its course as a terminal degree. Sure, people are still hired with the MFA and two books, but one's options are limited in this market with only an MFA since many of the jobs are in undergrad programs that require the writer to teach more than a few sections of CW. That is, many of the jobs are not in MFA programs and are really Generalist jobs. If writers have a PhD in Lit/CW, they should be looking at jobs on the "Generalist" and "Literature" Wikis too, particularly jobs at teaching-focused schools. 

C1: I don't quite agree with you, C above.  Usually when profs retire, they are replaced at entry levels, especially now when most schools want to save money.  Even if they are replaced at an advanced level, whoever takes that spot leaves a vacancy somewhere else.  One way or another, openings are created.  The MFA still qualifies you for most jobs that are primarily CW; it just doesn't qualify you for the growing number of generalist jobs that include creative writing.  One thing that has changed that you don't mention is simply the number of people with one, two, or more books, so that whereas once you could get a job with just a few journal publications, and then it required a book, now even having a book or two is nothing special.  The only thing that gives you a definite leg up is publishing with a top publisher and having your book/s catch on fire and receive a lot of attention.  Otherwise, the fact that you are being published somewhere by someone, and, let's face it, somewhere that almost no one is reading, that really won't help you at all.  I think the value of having a book has changed far more than the value of a MFA degree.

C2: I don't think we disagree that a well received book is the primary ticket for landing a job in an MFA program. My point is, those jobs are usually outnumbered 3:1 by generalist jobs. As for your point about multiple books, that might apply more to poetry than fiction. 

C10:  Someone removed my honest and heartfelt post about the extreme difficulty of landing a T-T job, even though my post mentioned no one's name and no specific school. Care to explain yourself?  Censorship alive and well on the forum!

  • I do not believe the post was erased due to "censorship" but rather due to careless editing habits on the part of another user (people, *please* use PREVIEW before PUBLISH!). Anyway, for the record, I'm restoring your comment of Dec. 2 (as well as another accidentally deleted below): "C10: The sad reality -- and I'm sure all of us know this -- is that the odds of landing a tenure-track job as a writer are incredibly, incredibly slim. And the odds of securing a tenure-track appointment in a part of the country where you'd actually enjoy living the one and only life you'll ever have are almost ZERO. That's the reality. I can think of no other profession that places this burden and these expectations upon its would-be practitioners. At this point, almost no one should get an MFA or a CW PhD and write and publish and ever expect to make a meaningful middle-class wage from it."
  • re: C10's comment: Well, yeah, the job market's tough--we've been hearing and reading about the terrible humanities job market for almost two decades--but my CW PhD program's t-t job placement rate is almost 90% and most of my peers land t-t jobs within 3-5 years and land f-t visiting gigs/lecturerships/p-docs/fellowships in-between, so does this "doom-and-gloom" bit of hysterical advice tell the entire story? It's probably unfair to lump MFA programs with CW PhD programs because the latter programs are more selective when admitting students. In many programs, only 1-3 are admitted w/ funding per genre and there aren't that many PhD CW programs to begin with. The job market is tough, no doubt, but it doesn't help matters to paint with such a broad brush and offer this kind of blanket "don't go! you're doomed!" advice. FTR, I didn't delete the org. comment (just in case this comment makes me appear suspicious).
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  • To the poet above, you might consider signing up for an account/username so you can remain anonymous...it's fairly easy to figure out who a person is based on his/her IP address.
  • I could be wrong, but I think all that can be determined from an IP address is the city/state of a poster. I guess you could use that to extrapolate a person's college (and identity!) but when I check my own IP address, the indicated location is 100s of miles from where I actually am (which is in a secret mountain fortress, btw). It is true that if you are foolish enough to post from your school's network, your IP will accurately indicate your school's domain. Anyway, yes, safer to post w a username/password if you're talking shit about your current job and how you want to find another. 
  • You're right--all one can see is the city and state, but it's fairly easy to figure out who's who. The IP address goes back to a certain city in [State Deleted], and the contributer teaches grad students. Oh, and in looking at the past contribtions for this year's job market, it's clear the contributer is a poet. Puzzle solved.
  • re: the person whose Ph.D. program has an 'almost 90%' placement rate--I went to the best and most rigorous CW Ph.D. program (maybe the same one as you!) and while an 'almost' 90% placement rate certainly should make you feel some confidence, it's certainly no guarantee (I wonder if you're calculating the placement rate yourself and actually looking at the jobs your peers are landing or going with the number your program told you?)--consider that 1 in 10 of *won't* land a tenure track job, some of those people will be teaching 4-4s, and that 3-5 years is a *really* long time to be waiting for job security. I'm sure you'll be fine, but even if one does *all* the right things, it's still a crapshoot and that yes, for many, the doom/gloom is the 'story'. It's not the whole story, sure, because people get jobs, but the odds are against you.
  • To this person above me--I have what would be considered a middle-of-the-road TT job (definitely not the worst, but I'm also not teaching a 2-2) and have also worked in another career. I'm not speaking for everybody because I don't think every job is for evey person, but as somebody who had a 9-5 (a joke, really, as I never worked less than 50 hours a week) job for years, for me, my (very busy) teaching job beats the hell out of my 'other career' because 1) I love teaching 2) I love that my time is spent thinking about writing and literature and 3) no matter how busy I am, I get WAY more writing done than I was able to even though I was probably technically not as busy at my old job. Also, I am only really 'working' 30 weeks out of the year. The grass really may be greener for you, but my experience has been different.
  • To the commentator above, yes, you are right about that, and I removed my comment you were referring to.  I do believe most t-t jobs are better than almost all jobs out there.  So, I suppose in that respect the hunger for them is deserved.  I did not mean to suggest that mainstream corporate jobs were better.  What I meant to convey was my agreement with the earlier commentator that there are very few careers that would present someone with so few choices of where to live, and to suggest that for all the difficulty in obtaining a career, I think many smart, creative people could design more unique careers/businesses for themselves.
  • I'm the person "whose PhD program has an almost 90% placement rate." Rest assured, I am not naive about the job market but my point applies specifically to creative writing PhD programs, since someone attempted to lump MFA programs in with CW PhD programs that often admit the top students in CW (I know that sounds awkward, but whatever). Most people who graduate from my program land t-t jobs. But guess what? Only 1-2 writers were admitted w/ funding in my program. I have no reason to lie to you. Probably because a) small colleges and teaching universities need writers who can teach creative writing and literature within the major and b) they have those credentials plus the necessary publications. Not many MFA holders can complete for those positions and there are way more MFA holders than PhD CW holders yet more jobs at small colleges and teaching universities. 

Reference Letters?Edit

What's the protocol on using current colleagues as references? Yea or nea? I have a reference letter from a current colleague at my TT job. But I'm paranoid that the letter makes it sound like I'm doing so well here that I probably shouldn't leave. Does that make sense? There's a bit of "We will miss her if she goes" vibe going on in the letter. But all my old letters are from professors who never really saw me teach and so I hesitate to send them since they make me sound more like a student transitioning to professorship, which I was at the time they were written. Who writes your letters of reference?

  • The "We'll miss her if she goes" is significant because it means you're a good colleague and have made yourself valuable to the dept. I say Yea on current colleagues, but if you're really worried, you could include one "old" letter and a couple "new" (since most places ask for three). I would definitely err on the side of more recent recommendations.

Reference Letters? (2)Edit

Perhaps this is a silly question, but what is the standard procedure for postings that ask for letters of recommendation (as opposed to references available for contact)? Are they asking that I send along the letters I've had written for me, or that I have my references email them a letter directly? Sorry if this is an obvious question to most folks, but this is my first go-round in the job market. Thanks for any and all feedback!

  • You need check into a service like Interfolio for managing your letters (AWP also offers dossier services, I think). Usually, you should not be sending your own rec letters directly; they should either be sent on your behalf by the writers or a third-party dossier service (where the writers only have to upload the letter once). If you're applying to a lot of positions, using Interfolio or the AWP service will make things *a lot* easier on your recommenders.
  • Perhaps another silly question, but I've often wondered about the purpose of letters of rec. I mean, aren't they all going to say that the recommended is great? At some point, don't your letters of rec just become a way of ranking you against other candidates based on how big of a name wrote a letter for you?

Writing Samples for CW Positions?Edit

[Moved here]  Question about writing samples for CW positions (apologies if there is another place where this should go in the doc; I'm new to the Wiki): I'm the author of 2 novels finishing a PhD in literature (not creative writing), in a department without a CW program, so I haven't had much access to the advice most MFA candidates receive. Basically, I'm wondering what I should send when a college asks for a 30-page writing sample. Do I send the first 30 pages of one of my published novels, or do I send thirty pages of a forthcoming book? Would it be bad form to actually send the physical book (in the case of the former) as well as an excerpt? While I know the protocol for academic writing samples well (for straight lit jobs) this is a new world for me. Thanks for any advice--and for the wiki. This is a great antidote to isolation and private agonizing...

  • I'd send the more recent published book. I've had programs tell me after applying with PDFs that it's customary to send a copy of the book for review. To me, pub'd work trumps newer work. (Tho come to think of it, Adelphi U last year asked for unpublished work in progress in addition to published work—I thought this was wholly stupid.) Regardless: just call or email and ask the department. If they don't want your whole book they'll tell you and your asking won't hurt your chances.
  • I, too, would like more advice about this. I do think it is poor form to send a whole book if only twenty pages are asked for, and some places specificy they'll request a full book at the next round. (Plus it would get costly to send one's book everywhere.) But, like you, I'm uncertain whether I'll submit the first twenty pages of a published novel (which I would send from the galley PDF?) or something else. I'm leaning towards whatever feels like the best fit for the particular job and the best writing. Though "best" is tough.
  • (OP) Thanks for the response--and for shifting the Q to the right spot. I was considering the galley PDF, too. Curious what others think and--if you have access to writing mentors in the academic setting--please ask around! I think it might seem presumptuous to send the whole book because (1) it might seem to suggest the expectation that committee members read the whole thing and (2) it doesn't provide all committee members with access to the material. I may lean toward the third novel (not yet under contract, but close, I think) since it's the most ambitious stylistically.
  • I suggest sending a 30-page excerpt that will be impressive for its writing--not the plot and character development so much as the language and the capacity for writing a scene. It doesn't have to be the first 30 pages of the novel; if necessary, preface it with a very brief, factual introduction that places the reader in the plot, but don't get into themes and so forth, and don't worry if it feels incomplete or not self-contained--in fact, you want them to want to keep reading. As you say, it's never a good idea to send a book unless it's specifically requested.
  • Don't send the whole book.  It's really a good idea to work within the guidelines of the job description.  (Otherwise, you risk giving the impression that you didn't read it carefully, didn't care, or think you somehow merit more attention that the other candidates. Weary committee members usually don't default to more generous interpretations, such as you wanting them to have a sense of the whole and scope of the work, even if they only read thirty pages.) As for those thirty pages, I suggest you send work that can be read/experienced as a whole, even if it's a chapter from a novel.  I also suggest that first page (first paragraph, even first sentence) be stellar.  It needs to stand out in a very large stack.
  • Agree with others: apply within the parameters of the ad and don't feel bound to the first chapter of one of your novels. Also, I wonder if you feel more pressure to send an entire galley to somehow prove that you are as much of a creative writer as a lit scholar, but in doing so, you might send the opposite message that you're trying too hard to make that point and come off insecure. Instead, let your excerpt speak for itself and sell your versatility in your cover letter and teaching statement. I'm sure you know this already, but unless you are applying for a job at a top ranked MFA program, many of the jobs posted here will be at liberal arts colleges and universities without MFA programs that will be very attracted to your versatility. Places like this need to hire a creative writer who can wear many hats and you are perfectly qualified for that role. 
  • (OP here) Thanks so much for this helpful advice, which I will gratefully take. I'm encouraged that my range might work to my advantage--I'd be thrilled to land a job at a small school. Fingers crossed and high hopes for the many job seekers here!
  • New poster, but related question: do any of you have a sense of whether it is better to upload a scanned .pdf of the requested sample directly from the published book, or better to send a file in double-spaced manuscript format (with publication info)?  A scan of the book pages looks more official, but it can also be more difficult to read because of font size and page layout, etc., even when it's a clear, high-quality scan.  What do you think?  
  • I'm curious about the question above (scan vs. MS), and also wondering if anyone ever sends two pieces (say a short story and a novel excerpt, or--in the case of Fiction/NF jobs--a novel excerpt and a piece of non-fiction). My WIP is very different from the novels I've published previously, and I'd love to be able to show my range, but I don't want to seem not to know the rules of the game. Any advice is welcome!
  • Not in CW, but (for other academic positions) always have been advised to send scans of published material whenever possible because it makes a better impression on the committee to see the final product as published. Of course, try to get the best quality (most readable) scans possible. As to the question of how many pieces to send: it is best to send exactly what the committee asks for. If they want to see your range, they'll ask. Wait for the committee to ask, rather than trying to anticipate what they might like to see. Sending extra material (beyond what was requested) might seem annoying and backfire on you. That's my view at least--others may have had different experiences.
  • Yes, but what about two shorter pieces that together are within the 20-25 page guideline? Or do you mean that if they wanted writing sampleS they would say so?
  • Definitely stay within the page guidelines (note that others have already emphasized this above). Yes, it's probably right to assume that if they wanted plural samples, they would have said so. However, if it is a multi-genre job, I could see some leeway to send shorter, published examples of both genres (if you have them). I wouldn't send anything in MS (in progress), though, unless it is explicitly requested by the committee. But: this is just one perspective--hope others who have applied for similar positions in the past (with some success) will chime in!

Next Move?Edit

  • If you have a PhD and an MFA, multiple books published by inter/nationally known presses, have taught composition for a few years at the university level, and edited an online magazine, yet still can’t get a TT/visiting job in creative writing, would it make sense to go back and get an MFA in the other genre in hopes of teaching a few creative writing classes? From what I can tell, my lack of teaching creative writing is holding me back. I’ve tried to adjunct creative writing courses, but the dept would rather give those to their MFA/PhD candidates. I am at a bit of a loss as to what my next move should be.
  • If you already have a PhD and an MFA, an MFA in a second genre is overkill. Some programs/schools are also wary of admitting a PhD to a degree program that is, in name, a step down. You're better off publishing a few essays. How widely are you applying? Are you limiting yourself geographically? By institution type? With your PhD, you should also be looking at generalist jobs and selling your ability to teach creative writing in addition to literature and composition. I know of several cases (mine included, a visiting gig) where the initial ad was a generalist one for lit and comp and yet, after being hired, creative writing sections were made available as they arose and needed coverage. Generalist positions are typically flexible in that way, so be sure to keep an eye on the Generalist Wiki too (even though some of the positions posted here will be Generalist in nature too).
  • You may also consider contacting a local arts center and propose conducting a small writer's workshop for their membership. It would provide you with experience teaching creative writing, illustrate community outreach, and lay the groundwork for networking within your local arts community--all positive things. Once you have experience you might find more opportunities to teach creative writing will avail themselves to you. 
  • Thank you both for these ideas. I was not clear in the original post: I’ve taught creative writing, just not in American Universities. So, I have experience teaching creative writing, but not in the setting that I am applying for. I’ve actually thrown a pretty broad net. I’ll work anywhere and the post can be a 4/4 with a combination of comp / lit / cw.  I’ve kept my eye on the generalist wiki and will do so even more this year. I’ve already published essays in reputable journals; in addition, my PhD thesis had a 40,000 word critical component. I’m shopping it as a book. I very much value the original opinion, but I wonder if there are other thoughts on returning for the second MFA. Does anyone have firsthand experience with this?
  • I responded (#2) earlier. I can't personally speak to "returning for a second MFA," but I follow the job market very closely and I'd wager that the issues can be found in your application packet, not your degrees or qualifications. If you have several internationally published books, an MFA + PhD, have published across multiple genres, and apply everywhere, then something's not adding up. My guess: it's the lack of teaching experience in America on your CV. In that case, yes, perhaps returning for a second MFA (in the US) will give you the opportunity to acquire TA experience at an American university. But it might be difficult convincing an MFA program to admit someone who already has a PhD and an MFA. The people I know of who returned for a second MFA didn't also have a PhD (that's not a lateral move--it's a move down), and getting into a second MFA program with just an MFA can be difficult enough. However, it's worth a try and your circumstances are highly unique. I'd contact the grad directors at several MFA programs, but I would make it clear that I'm serious about learning in the program and not just using it to gain teaching credentials.
  • If a dearth of US teaching is what's holding you up, then what is your citizenship? If you are part of the NAFTA net, but not US, then you can apply for an N-1 visa for a year and at minimum adjunct in the US. This would be far more expedient than applying for and completing another MFA. If you are not under the NAFTA net, then there may be other visas that will let you teach for a year in the US. Look at colleges like Florida International or Ringling, etc. They aren't mainstream places to be, but you can teach for a year and round out your CV with both US students and their course evaluations.
  • OP: Thank you both for these responces. The N-1 visa is a wonderful suggestion. However, I am a US citizen, so the passport is not a problem. I've taught composition in the States, but not cw. When I was adjuncting I was told that although I have three books and a PhD, they would rather give the cw courses to their MFA students. I've already begun reaching out to MFA programs. Some are game; some are not. I'll just keep throwing out a wide net. Good luck to all on the job hunt this year.

RSS Qs Edit

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  • Can't get this to work with Reeder. Any advice?
  • A: Don't know anything about that app. I'd recommend checking directly with the developer about the issue. Other RSS readers that do work with this site (according to other users) include: Vienna (http://www.vienna-rss.org/) and Chrome RSS Feed Reader.

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AGEEdit

under 30: 13

30-35: 29

36-40: 23

41-45: 19

46-50:3

over 50:5

TOTAL: 92 <-- Don't forget to update Total!!

Field Edit

Poet: 26

Fiction Writer: 26

Nonfiction Writer: 7

Multi-Genre....

  • Poetry/Criticism: 15
  • Creative Nonfiction/Fiction:7
  • Fiction/Poetry: 4
  • Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Criticism: 1
  • Creative Nonfiction/Poetry:  6
  • Creative Nonfiction/Fiction/Poetry: 1
  • Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Playwriting: 1
  • Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Screenwriting/Journalism:
  • Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Screenwriting:
  • Fiction/Screenwriting/Playwriting:1
  • Fiction/Poetry/Criticism:
  • Poetry/Fiction/Nonfiction/Criticism: 1
  • Poetry/Film/Visual Arts :1

Search Committee Lurker:

Other Lurker:

Partner/Spouse Lurking on Behalf of Applicant: 2

Employment STATUS Edit

Unemployed and looking for job: 3

Employed in other field, wanting to re-enter academia: 3

Employed in other field, just trying to break into academia: 3

Finishing MFA or Ph.D. & going on the market: 13

Have fellowship after MFA or Ph.D. & going on the market: 1

Working as adjunct/lecturer, looking for TT job: 24

Have visiting gig, looking for TT: 8

Have visiting gig, looking for another visiting gig (not TT): 1

Have TT job and looking for new one: 15

Have TT job and on the market because of a spouse/partner: 2

Have TT job and want to keep it but need an offer elsewhere to get a raise: 1

Tenured and on the market because of a spouse/partner: 1

Have tenure but looking for new job: 6

Window shopping: 4

Degrees Edit

PhD only: 1

PhD and MA: 10

PhD and MA (lit, not cw):

Phd and Terminal MA: 1

MFA and ABD: 6

MFA only: 30

PhD and MFA in ...

  • Fiction: 4
  • Poetry: 14
  • Nonfiction: 2

PhD and MFA (two genres): 4

PhD, MFA, and MSc (three genres): 1

PhD, MFA, and MA: 6

Two MFAs (in different genres or same):

Terminal MA:

MFA and MA: 8

MA (not terminal):

Other: (PhD Rhet/Comp MFA Creative Nonfiction) 1

Other (PhD Critical Theory/MFA) 1

Publications Edit

No book yet: 17

First book under contract: 9

First book published: 15

First book + edited anthology published: 2

First book + critical book published: 1

First book published, second book under contract: 7

First book published, second book in submission: 3

Multiple books published: 23

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