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Agnes Scott College (GA) - TT Asst. Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Agnes Scott College Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor in creative writing with a specialization in fiction. Desirable secondary fields include screenwriting and cross- or multi-genre work, among others. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 200- and 300-level courses in fiction and creative writing and will participate in and help shape a strong creative writing program that includes a reading series, a project-based senior seminar, and an acclaimed Writers’ Festival that is in its 44th year. Many of our creative writing majors go on to MFAs and PhDs. The teaching load is 3-2 including introductory and upper division courses. We seek an active writer-scholar with a significant and promising publishing record and a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts learning. Candidates must have the MFA or PhD in creative writing in hand by August, 2015. To apply send letter, CV, and three recent (last 18 months) letters of recommendation to Willie Tolliver, chair of the department of English through Interfolio via the MLA Job Information List or at englishsearch@agnesscott.edu (electronic submissions only). Additional materials—including writing sample, syllabi, teaching evaluations, and official transcripts—will be solicited from selected applicants later in the search process. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 31, 2014.

Located in metropolitan Atlanta, Agnes Scott College is a highly selective national liberal arts college for women. Excellence in undergraduate teaching, an active program of scholarly or creative work, and service to the department and the college are necessary for tenure and promotion. Faculty development programs include travel funding, internal research grants, and a one-semester leave at full pay after successful completion of the third-year review. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Job Announcement

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials: 11/24

Rejection (no interview): 16FEB15 (x3) 

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA, 11/24

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/21

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Asbury University (KY) - TT Asst. Professor, Creative Writing-FictionEdit

Creative Writing - Fiction

Department: English

Job Type: Faculty

Campus: Wilmore, Kentucky

Deadline: Until Filled

Full-time tenure track faculty position

Creative Writing-Fiction position in Department of English beginning Fall 2015.

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, Mission and Community Lifestyle Standards. 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 first 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

Chronicle

Deadline: open until filled (posted 09/23/14)

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:

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Auburn University (AL) - TT Assistant Professor (English: Creative Writing-Fiction) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for two tenure-track positions as Assistant Professor in creative writing (one in Poetry, one in Fiction) to begin Fall 2015. The teaching load is 2-2, with assignments mainly in upper-division and graduate creative writing courses—we offer a graduate concentration in creative writing—as well as some teaching in Auburn’s core curriculum. Individuals joining our creative writing faculty will be working with us to strengthen and grow our undergraduate creative writing major, as well as to enrich our offerings at the graduate level.

Minimum Qualifications:    Required qualifications include a terminal degree in Creative Writing, English, or a closely allied area by the August 16, 2015, starting date; a strong creative writing and teaching specialization as well as an academic background in creative writing; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college/university level; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing; significant potential for continued successful publication of creative work, as well as other scholarly, professional, and/or creative activities; interest in teaching core courses in first-year composition and/or literature; and strong potential as a colleague taking part in the life and work of a unified department of English Studies (including majors in creative writing, literature, and professional writing; graduate concentrations in creative writing, literature, and rhetoric and composition, and a graduate program in technical and professional communication). The candidates selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Desired Qualifications:    Desired qualifications include significant publications in a range of reputable journals and/or publication of at least one book from a major independent, university, or commercial press; successful experience teaching creative writing in the areas of specialty at the college/university level; successful experience teaching first-year composition and/or sophomore literature; demonstrated commitments to collaborative teaching, outreach, scholarship, and service.

Special Instructions to Applicants:    Review of applications will begin October 15. Please have the following documents ready to upload: cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample; contact information for three references; transcripts (official transcripts required only upon hire); a portfolio of relevant teaching materials, including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and assignments.

Link to Apply: https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/706

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials: 1 (requested 10/7/14--see notes)

Rejection (no interview): 2 (received via email 2/17/15--email stated "position has been filled")

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 Skype 11/18

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/23

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Given the list of initial materials one needed to provide, what additional materials could they possibly have requested? // REPLY FROM ABOVE APPLICANT: This posting requested only a reference list, not letters of recommendation, and I received word from my references that they were contacted for letters yesterday. I would certainly count this as a "request for additional materials." If it somehow does not meet those guidelines, feel free to edit as appropriate. //REPLY: No it certainly does count. Congrats to you. My snark wasn't quite translating. //NEW REPLY FROM DIFFERENT PERSON Anytime a school asks for a list of references with email addresses, I always use the Interfolio link so my recommenders don't have to send the letters themselves. Consequently, I got an almost immediate notification from Interfolio that my letters had been requested and sent. In my humble opinion, then, this does not count for additional materials, but instead is just a different way to get your rec letters. Please do not take this as some sort of trolling. I'm really just reporting my experience. // APPLICANT: No trolling perceived! It's fine. I've edited the above to indicate to see these notes so others can decide how to interpret.//NEW QUESTION FROM A NEW PERSON Can someone please elaborate re "I always use the Interfolio link so my recommenders don't have to send the letters themselves"--does this mean you pay $6 for Interfolio to send the letters in an email to them or where do I get this link from if my confidential letters are uploaded on Interfolio? Thank you!// REPLY: In Interfolio, go to your Documents. Find the link to your recommendation. Click on it. An info box will pop up. Included there is the "Document Email." It basically looks like this: "Document Email: send.RecommenderLastName.1234XYZ@interfolio.com." It includes instructions: "Need to upload letters of recommendation to an online application system? Use this email address in place of your recommender’s email address, and Interfolio will take care of the rest." Hope that helps, and good luck!

Centre College (KY) - TT Assistant Professor of English with Specialization in Creative Writing (Fiction) -- MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Centre College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in English with specialization in Creative Writing beginning August 2015. The successful candidate will hold a MFA or PhD and specialize in fiction writing. Interest in teaching another genre, such as nonfiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and/or hybrid forms, in addition to fiction, is desirable though not required. Centre College English and Creative Writing Faculty also teach in an interdisciplinary Humanities sequence for first-year students. Teaching responsibility for this position will be divided among creative writing, literature and humanities. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching in a student-centered environment.

Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,400 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high. Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs. The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view the Statement of Community. For information concerning the college, visit our web site at http://www.centre.edu.

To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/25957 and submit a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, materials demonstrating teaching effectiveness, sample of fiction writing (no more than 20 pages), three letters of recommendation, CV, and transcripts. Review of applications will begin November 8, 2014. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the MLA conference in January, or by conference call. Centre College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MLA JIL 09/12/14

Deadline: Nov. 8

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 02APR15 via form email

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA 12/10/14 X2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Chapman University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Fiction)Edit

Chapman University seeks applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of English, in the Department of English, within Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, effective August 2015. 

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information is available at http://www.chapman.edu.

This position requires a fiction writer to teach creative writing courses with a background in and the ability to teach Latin American socio-political history, 20th century Latin American literature, and resistance movements.

The successful candidate will be widely published nationally and internationally in both English and Spanish. A minimum of seven years of teaching experience is required.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 9

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:

  • ha, Assistant Professor position with a minimum of seven years teaching experience. They can just ask for anything these days, can't they?
  • You know, I rarely believe the "inside hire" hype, but if any ad seems like it could have been written for an inside candidate, it's this one. Just too many weird specific requirements, like "the ability to teach Latin American socio-political history, 20th century Latin American literature, and resistance movements." I wonder if this was posted for visa purposes? (this sometimes happens) [11/10]

Colorado State University - TT Asst. Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The Department of English at Colorado State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Creative Writing specializing in Fiction. The successful candidate will be appointed untenured and at the rank of Assistant Professor. This entry-level position is a tenure-track, nine-month appointment, beginning August 16, 2015.

Required Qualifications

  • MFA or PhD in Creative Writing and/or English  at time of appointment
  • A promising record of scholarship/creative activity/teaching
  • At least one book in Fiction.

Desired Qualifications

  • An application will be enhanced by experience teaching and writing about literature at the college level.
  • Applicants are encouraged to describe any additional teaching or scholarly interests and experiences.

Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include four courses a year (typically two per semester) in the graduate and undergraduate programs. The successful candidate will also be expected to establish a scholarly and creative agenda, mentor students, and provide service to the department, university, and community. Candidates who can advance the Departments commitment to diversity through scholarship, creative activity, and teaching are encouraged to apply.

Salary: Will be commensurate with entry-level assistant professor rank and experience.

Application Procedures and Deadlines: Please submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a 35-page writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Semifinalists will have the opportunity to send in more extensive writing samples. Submit applications electronically through Interfolio by clicking on this link:  https://apply.interfolio.com/26304. The Department will conduct interviews of semifinalists at the MLA convention in Vancouver, January 8-11, 2015. Based on those interviews, we will then bring finalists onto campus beginning in January, 2015.

Application materials, including letters of recommendation, from semifinalist candidates for tenure-track and tenured positions, will be made available to all tenure-track and tenured members of the Department of English. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, applications must be submitted by October 31, 2014 11:59pm MST. Routine inquiries should be directed to Sue Russell at (970) 491-1898 or Sue.Russell@colostate.edu.

General Information: Colorado State University, with an enrollment of about 31,500 is located in Fort Collins, a growing community of close to 150,000 at the base of the Rocky Mountain Front Range, 65 miles north of Denver. The area is noted for its natural beauty, economic vitality and abundant cultural and recreational activities.

Job Announcement: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000846480-01

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 4 (12/8, by email)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 - MLA (12/8)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Campus interviews have been held.[posted 2/17]

Dartmouth College (NH) - TT Assistant Professor of English, Fiction Writing - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Dartmouth College invites applications for a tenure track position as assistant professor specializing in Fiction Writing. Applicants should have an MFA or a Ph.D., a strong record of publication, and significant undergraduate classroom teaching experience. The successful applicant will be expected to teach the range of courses offered in fiction writing as well as courses in the contemporary novel, particularly with interest in the experience of racial or cultural minorities. A secondary genre in creative nonfiction, hybrid or mutant forms, or new media is desirable. Please submit a letter of interest and CV through Interfolio by November 1. Letters of recommendation and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages may be requested at a later date. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at the MLA convention. With an even distribution of male and female students and over a third of the undergraduate student population from minority groups, Dartmouth is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Professor Huntington, Search Committee Chair

https://apply.interfolio.com/25759

MLA JIL 09/12/14

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials: 3 (11/10)

Rejection (no interview): 13 (no additional materials) [posted 11/10]; I was rejected TWICE for this job. Two identical emails, separate days. I know it's just a snafu, but ... // Also rejected twice within 15 minutes or so, both via email (on 11/13). It's like, "Yeah, I get it, you REALLY don't want me!" // Two rejections in a week. I'm hoping they continue to update me on my rejection status like in that old bit from Saturday Night LIve where they announced again and again, "Generalisimo Francisco Franco is still dead and shows no signs of recovering." // Believe it or not Dartmouth has rejected me four times for this position. I must be only half as good as those who have been rejected twice. // Or twice as good! Maybe they're still convincing themselves that it was the right move and they have to keep rejecting you to prove it. Also, I've never had more fun getting rejected than this one. 

To continue this hilarity, in the past week, I've received FOUR email rejections for this job. It's a good thing we write books, otherwise this level of rejection might not be so comical. Trudge on fine folks, trudge on. // I LOVE YOU ALL for making me laugh.//I once got a rejection and then a few days later they scheduled an MLA interview. Then they rejected me again after the interview. 

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/20

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Another Super quick rejection (without time to have read materials).

  • Super quick rejection. [posted 11/10] 
  • Yep, quick and painless. (11/10)
  • Painful. (11/10 and 11/13).
  • Quick and only mild discomfort (11/13)

Endicott College (MA) - Asst. Professor - Creative Writing / Fiction - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Title: Assistant Professor, Creative Writing/Fiction

Type: Faculty

Full-/Part-Time: Full-Time

Start Date: Fall 2015

Hours: Full-Time

Date Posted: 2014-12-17

Description: Teach introductory and advanced fiction courses, and other creative writing, composition, and literature courses as needed and depending on expertise.

Qualifications: MFA in Creative Writing, Ph.D. in Creative Writing, or Ph.D. in English w/ Creative Dissertation by time of appointment. Also have a substantial publication record, and a commitment to and experience teaching and mentoring undergraduates.


To apply for a position, please send a letter of application, resume and names and phone numbers of three references to: Endicott College, Human Resources, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915, FAX: (978) 927-0084. E-mail: humanresources@endicott.edu. AA/EOE

Endicott College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Endicott College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of equal employment and complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. The College's objective is to employ individuals qualified and/or trainable for open positions by virtue of job-related education, training, experience, and qualifications without regard to sex, race, religion, color, age, physical disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.

http://www.endicott.edu/php/hr/HumResJobs.php?ecjobsID=72 - see also INDEED.COM

Deadline: not stated (posted 12/17/14)

Acknowledgment received: 1/4 (auto-response email)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone 4/10

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any news? --> Phone interview scheduled [see above]

Furman University (SC) - Assistant Professor of English (Prose Fiction) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at Furman University seeks a writer of prose fiction with both the MFA and PhD degrees to teach undergraduate courses in the writing of fiction. This assistant professor position is tenure track. Other duties will include teaching literature and first year seminar courses. The teaching load is five courses per year.

Furman University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

No later than November 15, submit applications, which should include cover letter, C.V., writing sample of 20-25 pages (attach to "sample work: syllabi") and dossier (attach to "additional document 2"). Please address correspondence to Dr. Joni Tevis, Head, Search Committee, Department of English, Furman University. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention in Vancouver, January 9 and 10, 2015.

Link to Apply: https://jobs.furman.edu/postings/4702

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA Interview Scheduled 12/5/2014

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14/15 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • ["POSITION FILLED" posted 2/26]

NOTES:

  • Question: What exactly is included in a "dossier" in this case?

Georgia College (GA) - TT Assistant Professor - English - Creative Writing - Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Georgia College invites applications for the tenure track faculty position Assistant Professor - English - Creative Writing - Fiction.Edit

Graduate and undergraduate teaching of creative writing, creative writing/scholarship, and service

Ability to facilitate learning for undergraduate and graduate students in a liberal arts context; knowledge and skill to create writing for publication and production; skill in identifying, critiquing, and editing such work; ability to work collaboratively with department and community.

In keeping with the University's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity. For further information about Georgia College, please visit http://www.gcsu.edu

Link to Apply: http://www.gcsujobs.com/postings/881

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):Skype--11/16/2014 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:Yes

Offer accepted:Yes

NOTES:

Q: Does anyone know what's going on with this job?

Hope College (MI) - Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Fiction - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

Hope College seeks a specialist in creative writing to teach creative writing and general education courses. Candidates must have an MFA or PhD in creative writing, fiction; teaching experience in fiction writing and in at least one other genre of creative writing; preparation to teach introductory level multi-genre creative writing courses as well as general education courses suited to the applicant’s interests and background; training or course work in rhetoric and composition; and publications in fiction as well as plans for a continued program of writing and publication. Teaching loads are three courses per semester, typically half creative writing and half general education. The successful candidate will join a vibrant creative writing program that includes the Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series, a long-running campus literary journal, project-based advanced seminars, and a significant number of graduates who go on to earn MFAs and PhDs.

Hope College places a high priority on having a diverse faculty and staff in order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our multi-cultural nation and global community. Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color, are especially welcomed. Hope College complies with federal and state requirements for nondiscrimination in employment.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27129

MLA JIL 10/10/14

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/6 (Teaching philosophy, 25-35 pg creative writing sample, 1-2 pg letter of commitment to college mission of Christian faith): 11/6 (same request as above): 11/18 (same) X 2

Rejection (no interview): 12/12/14, 19DEC14 via letter, 12/22 (email)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/8 (email)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Anyone know what happened with this job last year? Second year in a row that Hope has advertised for fiction.
  • Don't know what happened, but there is a really interesting thread in the CW 2014 page on both the school and the town.  Worth reading through for an idea of what to expect from life there
  • Any word here following the requests for additional materials? (12/18/14)
  • I've yet to hear a word so your guess is as good as anyone else's.
  • Following up after request for additional materials. Received letter rejection today 19DEC14. Good luck to the finalists.
  • Have rejections been sent by post? Would be useful info to those of us who are out of town.
  • Update: apparently, letters were not mailed to everyone because of a clerical error. Just received this email: "Thank you very much for applying for the creative writing position at Hope College. We received over 80 applications, from well-qualified people, and we asked for additional materials from 34, all of whom were really excellent. The decisions we had to make were very difficult." [posted 12/22]

Illinois State University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor, Fiction Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English Studies at Illinois State University invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Fiction Writing. Preferred candidates must have an interest in hybrid and alternative forms of writing, be competent in narrative theory, and have a demonstrated potential both for teaching excellence and for theorizing creative writing pedagogy. Interests in diversity and/or alterity studies, digital literature, and/or digital publishing are also welcome. The selected candidate will teach a range of creative writing, literature, and theory courses.

The appointment begins August 16, 2015.

The ISU English Department emphasizes an English Studies model in its undergraduate, MA, and PhD programs, and includes scholars in the fields of Children's Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, English Education, Linguistics, Literary and Cultural Studies, Publishing Studies, Rhetoric, TESOL, and Technical Communication. Our Department faculty and graduate students are a community of diverse scholars who value collaborative and interdisciplinary work. For additional information about ISU and our Department, please consult http://english.illinoisstate.edu.

Required Qualifications: Terminal degree (PhD preferred) and minimum one book required by time of appointment. 2/3 teaching load; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and continue until position is filled.

To ensure full consideration, please complete and submit electronically a faculty application to this posting.

Additionally, please send electronically (be sure to adjust browser pop-up blockers as necessary) via Interfolio's ByCommittee-- https://apply.interfolio.com/26367 --a letter of application, C.V., and writing sample to the attention of Christopher C. De Santis, Chair, Department of English, Illinois State University. Also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to ByCommittee by the recommenders.

Application materials provided by individuals selected for interviews will be available for review by all tenured and tenure-track faculty in the Department of English.

Link: http://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=66440

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 12/1/14 stating that a few applicants would be selected for phone or Skype interviews by 12/20/14.

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/6 via email

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled for January 6. [posted 12/21]

Rejection (after preliminary interview): REJECTED 1/16/15, 02/06/15 (via an email that said they'd filled the position)

Campus interview scheduled: Scheduled x 3 [posted 1/15] (How were you contacted and when? The committee told me they wouldn't even be convening to decide until the end of the month.)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2-4-15

Offer accepted: 2-6-15

NOTES:

  • Job went to Joe Amato (inside candidate)

Mercyhurst University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing-Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at Mercyhurst University invites applications for a tenure-track position in creative writing fiction. The ideal candidate would specialize in 20th century/contemporary American fiction and have experience leading creative writing workshops and teaching first-year writing and literature. A secondary specialization in writing for the new media or digital humanities is especially welcome. Responsibilities include teaching first-year writing, creative writing, and literature, and assisting with the annual literary festival and campus arts journal. Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing preferred. The position begins August 2015.

Applicants should send a cover letter highlighting their teaching philosophy, a CV, a writing sample under 20 pages, and three letters of reference to Dr. Christina Riley-Brown, Chair, English Department, Mercyhurst University through Interfolio via the MLA Job Information List. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Mercyhurst is a Catholic university in the liberal arts tradition, with nationally recognized programs in arts, sciences, and career programs. The Tudor-styled "college on the hill" overlooks the city of Erie in Northwest Pennsylvania and Presque Isle State Park, a peninsula with seven miles of natural recreation opportunities. The university is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to developing a diverse faculty and staff.

https://apply.interfolio.com/28430

MLA JIL 1/16/14

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 5/26 (note included that offer had been accepted). 

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 02/26 (originally contacted by email)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 03/21 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Midwestern State University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing-Fiction) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

English: Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing), tenure-track, Fall 2015. Required: Ph.D. or MFA; at least two years of full-time teaching experience in creative writing (primarily fiction), on-going record of high-quality fiction publications, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Preferred: ability to develop and teach courses in recent British literature and/or postcolonial literature (including Caribbean and African Literature). Please send a letter of application, CV, a sample publication (no more than 20 pp.), evidence of excellence in teaching, and full contact information for at least three references to Creative Writing Search, c/o Pam Marshall, Department of English, Humanities, and Philosophy, Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099, or submit materials electronically to pam.marshall@mwsu.edu. Review of applications will begin 15 January 2015 and will continue until the search is closed. This position is designated as security sensitive and requires the finalists to complete a criminal background check. EEO/ADAAA Compliance Employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Jan. 15 (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:3/26

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:Yes, 3/30

Offer accepted: 4/15

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North Carolina State University (NC) - TT Assistant Professor, Fiction Writer - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Creative Writing MFA program of Department of English at North Carolina State University invites applications for an assistant professor in Fiction Writing to begin August 2015. Distinguished record of publication (at least one book, and a larger body of work preferred) and evidence of strong teaching and familiarity with Master of Fine Arts pedagogy or other work with adult/graduate creative writers (e.g., Breadloaf, Sewanee) are required. This is a full-time, tenure-track position. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will teach a graduate fiction-writing workshop, graduate and undergraduate fiction, and multi-genre courses. He or she will also direct and serve on thesis committees, participate in our readings series, and contribute to the administration of the MFA program. Salary commensurate with level of experience and publication.

The NC State MFA program has been ranked as high as 28th in the nation, according to Poets & Writers, yet we are only a decade old. Our success can be attributed to the one-on-one attention given to the small, diverse, and select graduate students we choose (seven per year for fiction, seven for poetry), all taught by active, working, regularly publishing writers. Our reading series and others located in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Triangle area bring the top writing talent in the United States and the world to our doors. The Triangle itself is a progressive, arts-friendly region of abundant cultural resources where many nationally known writers work and find inspiration. We are looking for a talented and esteemed writer who can participate in our unique and supportive community. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.

Applications should include a cover letter detailing the candidate’s philosophy of teaching creative writing, a CV, a bibliography of published work, and names and contact information of three colleagues who will offer letters of recommendation. Screening of applications will begin October 20 and will continue until the position is filled.

Link to apply: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/

Posted on AWP Job List on Sept. 29

Deadline: October 20

Acknowledgment received: 3

Request for additional materials: 3 (LoR, Writing Sample) [posted 11/06/14]

Rejection (no interview):via email 24MAR15 x 2

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:

  • There's definitely an inside candidate for this one. 
  • Anyone hear back from search chair about the requested writing sample length? It is as if they have an inside candidate and can't bother to reply.
  • Has anyone heard anything else about this position?

Northern Michigan University (MI) - TT Asst. Professor, Fiction-Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor Tenure-track position in Fiction Writing

The Department of English at Northern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Fiction Writing. Responsibilities include a 3/3 teaching load in fiction and other departmental offerings as needed. Expectations are primarily focused on excellence in teaching and professional/scholarly/ creative work which contributes to personal and departmental effectiveness. Service to the department and the university is expected. Additional responsibilities include the direction of MA and MFA theses.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA or PhD. Expectations include publications in nationally recognized venues, including one full-length book; successful instructional experience at the college level; and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate workshops in the field of expertise, as well as lower-level courses.

For additional qualifications, please visit https://employMe.nmu.edu.

The salary is competitive with excellent benefits. The position will begin in August 2015.

Northern Michigan University, with 8,600 students and 180 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more at http://www.nmu.edu/marquette.

To apply for this position, please submit the NMU faculty profile, cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to https://employme.nmu.edu. This position will be posted until November 14, 2014.

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received: 1 [posted 11/10]

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): X2 [received via email 12/16/14]

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 9th-11th of December

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2 (12-19-14)

Rejection (after campus interview): 1 09MAR15

Offer made:Yes

Offer accepted:Yes

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Oregon State University (OR) - TT Asst. Professor (Fiction) - OFFER MADEEdit

The School of Writing, Literature and Film invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

This position focuses on fiction and will teach five graduate and undergraduate courses on a trimester system, typically including MFA workshop and/or a course in form, craft, theory, and undergraduate creative writing and literature courses. As part of teaching, this position will maintain a commitment to intensive mentoring and advising of MFA students in thesis projects and creative writing pedagogy appropriate to areas of expertise. Service is expected and includes assistance in reviewing applications to the MFA program, supervision of internships. A record of scholarship/creative activity and potential for distinction in the field are required for tenure.

The MFA in Creative Writing at OSU-Corvallis is a two-year, high residency program in the School of Writing. Tracks in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are supported by workshops led by nationally known writers, as well as by courses in form, craft, and theory. The program prepares graduates who are accomplished creative writers, knowledgeable and effective teachers, and advocates for the role of literary arts in American culture and society. We host two reading series, one national and one regional, and confer the Stone Award, one of the most generous prizes for lifetime literary achievement offered by an American university. All graduate students are fully funded for two years, and may apply for select third year teaching, community outreach, and arts administration appointments.

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 and MA in English, a minor in writing with courses in creative writing and professional writing, and the MFA in Creative Writing.

In order to receive full consideration for this position, your application must be received by November 30, 2014.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as 'Other Document' if not included with your resume/vitae).

2) A cover letter of interest indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

3) Transcript of graduate work. Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses. All courses must be from accredited colleges, universities, or private vocational schools. The online application system will allow you to attach your transcripts if the PDF file is 5MB or less. If over 5MB in size, submit to contact person listed below. Transcripts must be received by the closing date.

In addition, please also submit cover letter, cv, transcript, and three letters of reference electronically through InterfolioByCommittee at the following site - http://apply.interfolio.com, posting number 25492.

For additional information, please contact Amelie Soyer at (541) 737-1635 or Amelie.Stoyer@oregonstate.edu.

Link to Apply: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64652

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received: 1/7

Request for additional materials: 12/1, 20 pages of fiction

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA (12/7/14)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

  • ["OFFER MADE" posted 2/26]

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Am I reading correctly that you need to submit materials both through their site AND Interfolio?

Pittsburg State University (KS) - TT Asst. Professor, Fiction-Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Creative Writing. Pittsburg State University seeks an Assistant Professor of English–fiction writing (position is contingent upon funding). Full-time tenure track with 4/4 teaching load to begin August 10, 2015. Requirements: MFA with fiction emphasis, college-level teaching experience, and demonstrated excellence and recognition for creative writing. Duties will include teaching graduate and undergraduate fiction writing, introduction to creative writing (fiction and poetry), and literature courses. Preferences: Experience with advising graduate creative writing thesis, teaching varied levels of fiction writing and literature, teaching or writing poetry, participating in arrangements for visiting writers, advising literary magazine students. Salary: $42,500. Send vita, letter of application, creative writing samples, statement of teaching philosophy, three recent letters of reference, and transcripts to Dr. Celia Patterson, Chair, English Department, Pittsburg State University, 1701 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Email: engl@pittstate.edu. Website: http://www.pittstate.edu/department/english/. Can apply free through http://apply.interfolio.com/27652. Criminal background check required. Screening begins December 5 and continues until position is filled. For more information: http://www.pittstate.edu/office/hr/jobs.dot. PSU is an AA/EO Employer.

MLA JIL 11/07/14

Deadline: Dec. 5

Acknowledgment received: 3 (12/9/14)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): (2/13) X 2

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 

Offer accepted: Received rejection letter (postal) stating that position has been accepted. 

NOTES:

  • I'll be the first to say it--42.5K for all that work is disgraceful. I know lecturers who make more than that. Pathetic.

Portland State University (OR) - TT Asst. Professor, Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The M.F.A Program at Portland State University seeks a fiction writer for a tenure-track position to begin September 2015. The successful candidate will be a core contributor to our thriving M.F.A. program and to our new B.F.A. program, teaching both graduate and undergraduate writing classes, directing graduate theses, and helping to build the M.F.A. into a program of national prominence. Candidates should have a distinguished record of publication, including at least one book of fiction, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching, preferably at the graduate as well as undergraduate level. M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing required at the time of appointment. 2/2/2 course load; competitive salary; excellent benefits. Submit letter of interest, c.v., and writing sample (up to 20 pages) to https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu Send three letters of recommendation electronically to ENG@pdx.edu or by mail to the Department of English, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland, OR, 97207-0751. Please list the position title and applicant name in the subject line or at the top of the letter. All materials must be received by November 1, 2014. We will begin reviewing immediately and continue until finalists have been identified. Interviewing at the MLA Convention in Vancouver, B.C., January 2015. Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): email 12/10, email 12-21

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview): x1

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: YES

Offer accepted: YES

NOTES:

Guys, what's the difference between a statement of interest and a cover letter? all my interst-y type stuff is in the letter. i'm just not sure what they're asking for. (to clarify: the system asks for BOTH a cover letter and a letter of interest)

A: Cover letter almost always includes a statement of Interest. Maybe a mistake on HR's part?

B: Some positions request materials that naturally overlap. It's frustrating, but always play it safe and create related yet new material for the second document without being repetitive. You see this often with teaching-focused positions: they request the cover letter, of course, but also a teaching statement, even though a good cover letter for a teaching-focused job contains a compressed teaching statement. In that instance, you simply force yourself to do both and create new material for the second document. For this job, I would interpret "statement of interest" like "statement of purpose." I would write more extensively about my projects--past and current/ongoing--and how they dovetail my teaching and contributions to the Portland State Creative Writing program and its students.

C: Application site says that the Cover Letter and Statement of Interest can be the same doc, you just need to submit them twice.

Also--they suggest an optional Statement of Research Interests. Anyone ever done one of these for a CW job before?

D: That just means a statement about ongoing and future fiction projects. Fiction counts as research for you.

E. You can think of this broadly - if you routinely write book or media reviews and so actively reflect on what's being published/created now, have been asked to participate in critical anthologies, do any sort of historical or cultural-study-esque writing - any of that can be worked into a research-like statement. If the fiction you write does not have a natural research element, I wouldn't recommend trying to hamstring your CW-work into a research statement, however

D: Universities often use "research" to describe creative work since most faculty produce research, not creative work. It's just an HR-esque word and I've yet to see a creative writer land in trouble for considering her creative work as "research" in academic parlance. This is an MFA program job. The candidate's fiction will count as "research" in the tenure profile. I would email the department or SC chair before I wasted time writing some half-baked statement that doesn't discuss the work that matters most.

F: Since they explicitly mention posting your cover letter twice in the listing on PSU's website, that's what I'd do (and will do)--so long as your cover letter is a standard cover letter, which will already detail your work. My guess, as someone mentioned above, is that this is a standard HR thing, required by the HR site. The fact that they mention posting your letter twice suggests they have no expectation of you doing a separate write-up. (And, as someone who's been on the other side of things, they probably aren't really wanting yet one more document to read...) Also, I haven't seen where they suggest doing a Statement of Research Interests, at least nowhere in teh postings...

  • (no idea if I'm notating this correctly--I'm "C" above)--When you create an app on the PSU HR site, in addition to the docs listed above, it also presents a list of "optional" docs: the Statement of Research Interests and Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness. Thanks for the tips on the Statement, that helps!
  • I'm "C" again--wrote to inquire, and they do not expect a Statement of Research Interests or Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness, just automatic categories that HR puts in. Thanks for suggesting the ask.

Q: Has anyone else heard absolutely nothing from PSU? No rejection, no interview scheduling, nothing? Is that a sign of being in some gray-middle zone where they don't really want you, but they're not ready to turn you away just yet? (x2)

A: This is my situation with many, many schools on my list (although sadly not with PSU, got a rejection from them). I've been assuming, tracking interview requests here, that it's a de facto rejection, but maybe I'm wrong? Insight into the silence would be appreciated.

A: I interviewed there on a different position. They said they'd received hundreds of applications for CW. After MLA interviews, they had campus interviews on the other position first. Campus callbacks on the CW position should happen soon. 

Princeton University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor - Fiction WriterEdit

Position Summary: Fiction Writer. Assistant Professor, Tenure Track. Anticipated start date September 1, 2015. The Creative Writing Program at Princeton University invites applications from fiction writers who, on the basis of their early publications, show unusual promise for their work to come, and exceptional dedication to teaching undergraduate writers. Responsibilities include teaching beginning and advanced undergraduate fiction workshops; directing undergraduate senior theses on a weekly tutorial basis; and participating in the life of a large and active undergraduate creative writing program.

Review of files will begin on December 15, 2014, but applications will be considered until the program chooses to close the search. Applicants should provide a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of current work-in-progress, and a single short story or 30-page excerpt from a longer work. Applicants should also provide contact information for at least three recommenders as part of the online application process.

Essential Qualifications: Candidates should have published a first book of fiction, show distinction in early work and a demonstrated dedication to teaching undergraduates. We strongly encourage applications from all racial, cultural/national, and economic backgrounds.

heredjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA Link to Apply

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 4/3/15 x2 

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 movement here? Acknowledgements, anything?

I HAD TROUBLE REGISTERING THE CONTACT DETAILS OF RECOMMENDERS. I DID SO BY ATTACHING A DOCUMENT, INSTEAD OF THROUGH THE PRE-ESTABLISHED ONLINE SYSTEM. DID ANYONE HAVE THIS SAME PROBLEM?

  • Yes, this happened to me.  I contacted them and they said it was fine to put them on the CV or an additional document. [posted 1/14]

Santa Fe University of Art and Design (NM) - Full-Time Faculty - FictionEdit

Santa Fe University of Art and Design is seeking a fiction writer to join its Creative Writing and Literature Department faculty. This CWL Faculty position is a ten month, full-time faculty appointment with teaching responsibilities to begin Fall 2015.

Applicants must have an MFA (or equivalent) or PhD in Creative Writing, at least one published book in fiction, and college-level teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates with some expertise and record of publication in creative nonfiction. Successful candidates will also demonstrate experience with and commitment to fostering students professional practice skills in various writing fields.

The Creative Writing and Literature Department offers rigorous study of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, and literature taught by published and award-winning faculty. The position requires flexibility, collegiality, teaching and administrative skills as well as a strong commitment to the profession and higher education.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Teach 6 department courses per academic year (3 each semester).

- Engaging in ongoing professional and faculty development.

- Assessment work and curricular development with departmental faculty and SFUAD Provost.

- Assigned administrative duties.

- Ongoing development of coursework and class materials to keep courses at the leading edge of knowledge in the discipline.

- Providing student support for every aspect of learning in the form of regular office hours, tutorial assistance, professional practice, and career advice.

- Ongoing student performance evaluation and outcomes assessment.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

- University and departmental committee work.

- Participation in student recruitment for the CWL department.

POSITION IN ORGANIZATION

REPORTS TO: Faculty Chair, Creative Writing and Literature

TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Appropriate reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Expertise in creative writing and literature. Dynamic classroom presence and teaching ability. Student-centeredness. Ability to effectively collaborate with other artists, students, faculty, and campus administration. Multitasking, deadline driven, communication and organization skills. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

- MFA (or equivalent) or PhD.

- College-level teaching experience

- Record of active professional engagement

Apply Online At: http://santafeuniversity.edu, Careers, Select Santa Fe University, hit Search and Apply!

Santa Fe University of Art and Design, any parents or affiliates are equal opportunity employers. EOE

Chronicle (posted 1/11/15)

Deadline:

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:

Seton Hall University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor of Creative Writing, Fiction - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Position Available: Assistant Professor of Creative Writing - Fiction

The English Department at Seton Hall University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing with a specialization in fiction to begin August 2015. The standard teaching load for faculty who are research and service active is 9 credits per semester. Course assignments will be balanced between first-year writing, university core, creative writing courses, literature courses, and graduate classes. We seek candidates with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Candidates must have the MFA or PhD in hand by the time of appointment. Send a letter of application and current vita to Mary Balkun, Chairperson, English Department (English@shu.edu) by December 5, 2014. Indicate “Creative Writing – Fiction Position” in the subject line. Preliminary interviews will take place at the MLA convention in Vancouver in January; prior to that, interview candidates will be asked to submit a writing sample and three letters of recommendation. Seton Hall University is a Catholic diocesan university and an EO/AA employer.

Deadline: December 5th 

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): Email 15JAN15 X5

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [CAMPUS VISIT posted in header on 1/20]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Sonoma State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of Creative Writing, Fiction - POSITION FILLEDEdit

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

Full-Time (Tenure-Track) Assistant Professor Starting Mid-August 2015

Refer to 103821 on all correspondence and inquiries regarding this position.

THE UNIVERSITY: Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Located in the Sonoma County wine country, 48 miles north of San Francisco, the University has an enrollment of approximately 9,000 students. As of spring 2013, the University had 497 faculty with 47% tenure-track. The University is comprised of six schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended and International Education, Social Sciences, and Science and Technology. Degrees are offered in 45 majors at the bachelor's level and 16 at the master's level. Sonoma State University occupies 274 acres in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County, in Northern California. Located at the foot of the Sonoma hills, the campus is just an hour’s drive north of San Francisco and 40 minutes away from the Pacific Ocean.

THE DEPARTMENT: English is one of the university’s largest departments, with faculty equally committed to undergraduate and graduate teaching. The English Department offers one of Sonoma State University’s most robust graduate programs; the M.A. in English offers students the choice of an emphasis in literary criticism, creative writing, or rhetoric and English education. The English Department’s Creative Writing literary reading series – Writers at Sonoma – brings nationally and internationally known writers to campus annually. The department is home to several publications, including two nationally recognized literary magazines: Volt, named one of the nation’s top 50 literary journals in 2014 by Every Writer’s Resource, and Zaum, the AWP-award winning student magazine. Burning Daylight is a new, graduate student-run scholarly journal.

Applicants are encouraged to refer to the web site for more information on the English Department: http://www.sonoma.edu/english

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The English Department at Sonoma State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing/Fiction, with a secondary emphasis in modern or contemporary American literature, at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 3 courses/12 units per semester in the B.A. and M.A. programs, including undergraduate and graduate workshops, upper and lower division courses in American literature, and general education courses. Other duties include supervising M.A. theses, reading yearly applications to the graduate program, contributing to curriculum development, and actively engaging in campus, community, and professional service, including SSU’s literary reading series, Writers at Sonoma.

In addition to teaching and scholarship, faculty are expected to engage in academic advising, to assist the department with program assessment, administrative and/or committee work, and to serve on campus-wide committees. Sonoma State is committed to the Teacher/Scholar model and places an emphasis on faculty support of undergraduate and graduate research. Faculty are also encouraged to participate in Freshman and Sophomore year programs when available in their schools.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have an M.F.A. in Fiction writing or equivalent, with a strong commitment to university teaching; book publication in fiction; and experience teaching at the university level. The candidate must also have ability and interest in teaching and developing courses in contemporary or modern American literature.

Desired qualifications include a Ph.D. in Creative Writing: Fiction; experience and interest in literary editing and publishing, book arts, digital publishing, or hyper-text.

To be recommended for tenure, the candidate must demonstrate satisfactory performance in four areas: teaching effectiveness; scholarship, research, creative achievement and professional development; service to the University; and public service and service to the community. Although tenure may be granted at any time, contract provisions specify that "the normal period of probation shall be a total of six (6) years of full-time probationary service and credited service, if any. Any deviation from the normal six (6) year probationary period shall be the decision of the President following his/her consideration of recommendations from the department or equivalent unit and appropriate administrator(s).” Tenure is required for promotion above the level of Associate Professor.

RANK AND SALARY: The salary range is approximately $58,000 to $62,000.

HOW TO APPLY: Do not send materials to facultysearch@sonoma.edu. To apply for this position, go to http://www.sonoma.edu/jobs and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. After submitting the application letter and curriculum vitae, please proceed to My Career Tools to attach the additional required documents. Your statement of research interests may be a statement of scholarship and/or creative activity if appropriate to your discipline. Once you have submitted all materials, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email facultysearch@sonoma.edu.

Please submit:

Required: • Application letter • Curriculum vitae

Additional Required Documents: • Statement of Research Interests • Teaching Philosophy • Student Evaluations

In addition to posting the above, email the following additional required materials to englishsearch@sonoma.edu.

Required: • 10-page writing sample • 3 letters of recommendation emailed directly by the referees to englishsearch@sonoma.edu.

NOTE: Attachments should be in Microsoft Word or Portable Document Format (PDF).

Only semi-finalists will be requested to provide copies of their books.

Official transcripts are required at the time of hire.

Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The deadline to apply to this position is by Sunday, November 30th, 2014.

Questions concerning this position may be directed to:

  • Professor Gillian Conoley, Search Committee Chair
  • Email: conoley@sonoma.edu
  • Phone: (707) 664-3948

Questions concerning the application process may be directed to: facultysearch@sonoma.edu.

103821 PLEASE REFER TO THIS NUMBER ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND INQUIRIES REGARDING THIS POSITION.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Link to Apply Online: http://www.sonoma.edu/aa/fa/prospective/tenure-track.html

Campus Employment Homepage: http://www.sonoma.edu/jobs/

Job Announcement

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype and request to send book 12/10

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/23

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [POSITION FILLED posted 2/26]

NOTES:

Q: Is anyone else running into a boatload of difficulty applying for this one? In addition to the fact that the site seemed to crash after I submitted my app, I can't find a "My Career Tools" icon anywhere, which is what one needs to upload the additional documents. And of course it's a holiday weekend...

A: Answering my own question--I waited 10 minutes and then it worked, and the "My Career Tools" icon popped up upon submission. i suggest the same if anyone else runs into difficulties.

Stanford University (CA) - Associate or Full Professor of Creative Writing, FictionEdit

The Department of English and the Creative Writing Program are conducting a search for a fiction writer at the tenured associate level or at the level of full professor. The successful candidate will have a record of distinguished publication, including at least two books. Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching, and will be prepared to take an active part in Stanford’s vibrant academic and creative-writing communities. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels within both the English Department and the Creative Writing Program, and to engage in mentoring and advising students at all levels. Candidates should hold a degree of practice (MFA, PhD, or MA in Creative Writing) or its equivalent.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae with a full list of publications, and the names and addresses of three references to http://apply.interfolio.com/27125 or mail applications to Professor Gavin Jones, Chair, Department of English, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall Bldg 460, Stanford CA 94305-2087.

For full consideration, materials must be received by 12/01/2014. The term of appointment would begin 9/01/2015.

MLA JIL 10/10/14

Deadline: 12/01/14

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 one have any intel on this job?  Do they have an inside candidate?
  • A household name candidate, at any rate.

Syracuse University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Fiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department and The Creative Writing Program at Syracuse University invite writers to apply for the position of assistant professor in fiction to start in Fall 2015. We seek a candidate with a devotion to literary excellence, an enthusiasm for teaching, and a willingness to play an active role in our program. This is a tenure track position.

Qualifications: A significant publication record including at least one book of fiction in print; national recognition in the form of fellowships, awards or nominations; and experience teaching in an MFA program.

Job Specific Qualifications: An excellent fiction publication record.

Demonstrated teaching excellence.

A commitment to being an active person in the

Syracuse University Creative Writing Program.

Responsibilities: Continue to publish fiction and play a significant role in the larger literary world. Teach graduate and undergraduate fiction workshops. Teach literature “Forms” classes to the graduate students. Read fiction applications and help select new students for the MFA program. Advise graduate and undergraduate theses. Attend MFA events, such as readings. Contribute service to the program, the department, the college and the university.

Applicants should upload a detailed cover letter, c.v., and a writing sample (published work only; the sample should not exceed 30 pages in length).

The names and emails for three references are required. Please have accurate email for each reference available to enter at the time of application.

Applications should be completed by November 15, 2014.

Link to Apply: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/56443

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/24

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [CAMPUS INTERVIEWS posted in header on Feb. 7]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Texas State University - San Marcos (TX) - TT Asst. Professor, Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track assistant professor, specialty in fiction 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 fiction; teach primarily in the graduate fiction program; direct MFA theses; and 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. Appointment begins Fall 2015.

Qualifications

Required: -MFA or PhD in creative writing, with degree completed by time of appointment -Specialty in fiction writing -One book of fiction published by a nationally recognized press.

Preferred: -High quality publication(s) in fiction -Evidence of, or potential for, continued success as publishing fiction writer -Evidence of effectiveness in teaching graduate and undergraduate creative writing -Evidence of ability to work with graduate students individually in directing MFA theses -Evidence of ability to teach courses other than creative writing courses -Nationally recognized prizes for published work

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 Doug Dorst, Chair, Fiction Search Committee; 2) current CV; 3) statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 500 words); and 4) names and contact information of three references. Title the pdf: YOUR LAST NAME-FICTION and specify in the first sentence of your application letter that you are applying for the position in fiction writing.

To ensure full consideration, all applications must be received by October 22, 2014. Selected applicants will be contacted for web-based interviews.

Link to TSU Job Announcement

Deadline: Oct. 22

Acknowledgment received: 2

Request for additional materials: 11/4, 11/29 --> Is it common for requests for additional materials to be sent several weeks apart? Or do schools generally send requests all at once?

Rejection (no interview): x2 (received via postal mail 3/16/15)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):  1 - skype [posted 12/3]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: yes

Offer accepted: yes

NOTES:

University of Arizona (AZ) -- TT Assistant Professor, Creative Writing Fiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Fiction. We seek an outstanding writer with significant publications (at least one book published by or under contract with a distinguished press) and demonstrated excellence as a teacher to teach and advise students in the creative writing major and the MFA Program in Creative Writing. The successful candidate will also be interested in engaging in program leadership and outreach. 

The MFA Program has a strong partnership with the University of Arizona's Poetry Center and supports the initiatives of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the areas of Health, Environment, Technology, and Global Impact and Regional Roots. Candidates who might contribute to these initiatives are welcome. The Department of English is a vibrant intellectual community with interdisciplinary connections across the university. 

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. 

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

link to University of Arizona HR site

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 1 (but review will start in early November) 

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/18

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/18 (Skype, plus more materials)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/23

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • This is a replacement hire for Elizabeth Evans, who retired last year. Joining fiction faculty Kate Bernheimer, Manuel Muñoz, and Aurelie Sheehan (search committee chair).

Applicants are to apply via the following website: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00428.

University of Arkansas-Little Rock (AK) - TT Creative Writing FictionEdit

The English Department at the University or Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track position with a primary emphasis in Creative Writing-Fiction (R97149) at the rank of Assistant Professor starting August 2015. UALR is a research intensive/doctoral institution with a metropolitan university mission, offering a competitive salary and attractive fringe benefits.

Responsibilities: to teach "Introduction to Creative Writing," "Fiction Writing," "Form and Theory of Fiction," and other departmental courses as needed; to serve on committees and to do other forms of university service; to assist with the university's literary magazine and student advising; and to publish works of fiction in literary journals and books.

Required Qualifications: The candidate must have completed all requirements for an M.F.A in Creative Writing or a Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing before employment commences.
The candidate must have published (or have under contract) at least one book from a nationally recognized press and have a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Preferred Qualifications: Desired secondary emphases include screenwriting and film studies, and a willingness and ability to teach online.

Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources' website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background and financial history check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

http://ualr.edu/humanresources/

Posted on Higher Ed Jobs 1/22/15

Deadline: March 31, 2015

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

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University of California Los Angeles (CA) - TT Open Rank, Creative Writing Fiction - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at UCLA invites applications for an open-ranked tenure-track or tenured position in Creative Writing Fiction. We especially encourage applications from candidates with a strong record of publication who are also able to teach undergraduate literature courses in addition to creative writing workshops, and we welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. An MFA or PhD. is required at the time of appointment.

Submit a dossier to include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 20-page writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Application dossiers are due by November 14, 2014 and interviews will be held at the MLA Convention in Vancouver, Canada in January 2015 or through Skype. The position is subject to final administrative approval.

Widely recognized as one of the leading departments in the nation, English at UCLA long has been known for its innovative research and excellence in teaching. Today, the English Department maintains its strong commitment to traditional areas of study, while also supporting groundbreaking research and teaching in new and interdisciplinary approaches to literary studies. Each year, our stellar faculty of nationally and internationally renowned scholars offer a rich array of undergraduate and graduate courses which reflect the great breadth of literatures in English. Our undergraduate program offers students a historically informed and geographically diverse perspective on literature, while also developing writing and analytic skills. Students in our graduate program have the opportunity to engage a wide variety of critical and scholarly approaches to English literatures and cultures.

Applicants are to apply via the following website: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00428.

Posted on AWP Job List 9/17/14 and MLA JIL 09/19/14

Deadline: Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • [SKYPE INTERVIEWS posted in header on 1/12]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Evansville (IN) - TT Assistant Professor, Creative Writing (Fiction) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Evansville, a selective liberal-arts college in southwestern Indiana, seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Creative Writing beginning fall 2015. Responsibilities include teaching introductory and advanced creative-writing courses and First-year Seminar; assisting students in the publication of literary journals; helping to administer other departmental programs; departmental service as needed, including advising and recruiting students; university service.

Required: Fiction writer with an MFA or PhD in creative writing; publication in respected journals; experience teaching fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and composition.

Preferred: interest in teaching and writing in other genres (screenwriting, music journalism, translation, new media).

Instructions for Applying: Mail vita, letter of application, and dossier by October 15, 2014 (including three recent letters of reference & transcripts) to Paul Bone, Chair, Department of Creative Writing, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, Indiana 47722.

Deadline: October 15, 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:

  • "We are writing to inform you that we have conducted interviews and decided on a candidate, who has accepted our offer." [posted 12/4]

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Quick/early deadline and VAP/Lecturer there who fits ad perfectly.

University of the Incarnate Word (TX) - TT Assistant Professor in English (Creative Writing: Fiction) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor in English (Creative Writing/Fiction) with a specialization in traditionally underrepresented literatures (tenure-track, 4-4 load) beginning August 2015. The successful candidate regularly will teach English core courses and courses in creative writing (specifically in fiction writing).

UIW Mission: The University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self realization, and the common good.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Assistant Professor in English (Creative Writing/Fiction) with a specialization in traditionally underrepresented literatures (tenure-track, 4-4 load) beginning August 2015. Successful candidate regularly will teach English core courses and courses in creative writing (specifically fiction writing).

Official duties and responsibilities of faculty members at the University include teaching, scholarship, service, and professional activities. In all matters, faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics consistent with the UIW Mission.

Required Education: Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Creative Writing (Fiction) in hand by August 9, 2015.

Required Experience: The successful candidate must provide evidence of successful teaching of creative writing at the college level. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in academic scholarship and a record of creative and scholarly publication.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Complete the UIW online faculty application. In order to be considered a candidate, upload (1) an electronic letter of application, (2) a current CV (with the names and contact information for three current references), and (3) a copy of each transcript. Official transcripts, letters of reference, and other support materials may be requested at a later date. Review of applications begins immediately. Employment is contingent on a successful background check.

Quicklink for Posting: https://jobs.uiw.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54452

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 10/07/14)

Acknowledgment received: Email notifying shortlist status received 1/22

Request for additional materials: 1/25

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:

NOTES:

University of Louisville (KY) - TT Asst. Professor of Creative Writing, Fiction - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing, specialization in fiction, with position to begin in Fall 2015.

The successful candidate will hold an MFA or PhD at time of appointment, and will have published at least one book of fiction with a press of national standing. Teaching load will be appropriate to a research institution; salary competitive. Desirable areas of secondary specialization include playwriting/screenwriting and/or graphic narrative. Course assignments will include multi-genre creative writing workshops through the graduate level, upper level fiction writing electives, literature courses, and undergraduate writing (which all professorial faculty teach).

Send letter and c.v. to Professor Kiki Petrosino, Fiction Search Committee Chair and Director of Creative Writing, Department of English, by email to fiction@louisville.edu. Writing samples and letters of recommendation should not be sent at this stage. Applications must be received by 1 October. All applicants must also apply online and attach a current version of the vita at http://louisville.edu/hr/employment/jobs/ by 1 October. If you have trouble with the online application, please email Sherry McCroskey at sherry.mccroskey@louisville.edu or phone 502-852-0506. Faculty/Administrator

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: October 1, 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1 (sample and letters) [posted Oct. 21] x2 [but no word since --posted 12/19]

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 Miami (FL) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of English in Creative Writing (Fiction) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant or Associate Professor of English in Creative Writing (Fiction) The University of Miami seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant / associate professorship in creative writing (fiction) with teaching responsibilities in both MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs. We are particularly interested in fiction writers who bring multilingual, international, or cross-cultural perspectives to their work. We seek candidates with diverse intellectual and creative interests whose teaching and writing intersect with the work of other faculty in English and elsewhere in the College of Arts and Sciences. The successful candidate will be an actively publishing writer who is ready to serve as a reader or adviser for MFA theses and on the creative writing program committee, as well as other departmental, college, or university committees. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Minimum requirements include an appropriate terminal degree (i.e., an MFA or the equivalent); at least one published book in the specified field; and experience teaching creative writing at the undergraduate and graduate levels. DO NOT APPLY ON-LINE for position# 001460. Please submit all application materials (i.e., letter of application, CV, writing sample of 15-30 pages, and at least three letters of recommendation) by November 3, 2014 via ByCommittee (https://www.interfolio.com), addressed to Pamela Hammons, Chair, Dept. of English, University of Miami, PO Box 248145-4632, Coral Gables, FL 33124-4632. Selected candidates will be asked to send additional materials and will be interviewed at the MLA convention. To confirm receipt of your application or to ask questions, please e-mail our office manager, Evangelina Callesis: ecallesis@miami.edu.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Announcement

Deadline: Nov. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/1- requested copy of latest book

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Michigan (MI) - TT Open Rank Professor in Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Helen Zell Writers' Program in the Department of English at the University of Michigan invites applications for a Creative fiction writer to join the MFA faculty at the level of Open Rank with a starting date of September 2015. We are seeking a colleague of distinction, although not necessarily seniority.

As a member of our department, the candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate fiction workshops and other courses that reflect his/her interests and/or respond to departmental needs.

Candidates should have a strong record of publication (a minimum of two books published or in press) and a history of excellence in teaching.

Members of the Writers' Program share administrative duties on a rotational basis, so evidence of administrative talent and experience and a willingness to serve will bolster an otherwise strong application.

Link to Apply: http://umjobs.org/job_detail/99732/asst_professor

Deadline: Sept. 30

Acknowledgment received: yes

Request for additional materials: yes

Rejection (no interview): 1 [posted 11/10]

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): end of oct. via bluejeans.com

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1 [posted 11/10]

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:YES [posted 1/12]

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University of Mississippi (MS) - TT Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Mississippi invites applications from fiction writers for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor. Applicants should have an MFA or PhD, a substantial record of fiction publication or awards, and evidence of effective teaching. The 2-2 teaching load for this position consists of graduate and undergraduate courses in fiction writing as well as undergraduate courses in literature. Secondary teaching interests may include but are not limited to African-American literature, Asian-American literature, Caribbean literature, Latino/a literature or Native American literature. Candidates who can advance the Departments commitment to diversity and inclusion are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will participate in UMs thriving MFA program, which offers three-year, fully-funded fellowships and has a strong record of alumni publication and job placement at the university level. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join the vibrant literary community in Oxford, which hosts regular author events, visiting lectures, and readings.

Application review is scheduled to begin October 31st, with interviews scheduled to be held at MLA. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, 20-30 page writing sample, and 3 letters of recommendation. Apply online at http://jobs.olemiss.edu. Inquiries may be directed to Mr. Thomas Franklin (oxfordtom@bellsouth.net).

The University of Mississippi is anEOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Title VI/Title IX /504/ADA/ADEAemployer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 31 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 2 MLA [posted 11/20]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Does anyone think this job has an inside candidate? (See their website).
  • What makes you think there is an inside candidate?  From the website or otherwise?  I don't see it. 
  • There is a person there in a visiting position: young, two books, one recent and well-received.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE) - TT Asst. Professor, Fiction - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks a specialist in fiction writing, for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level. The successful candidate will teach courses in fiction writing at the graduate and undergraduate levels, will supervise MA theses and Ph.D. dissertations, and serve on graduate student committees. Candidates must have an MFA or Ph.D. in English with a specialization in creative writing by August 2015, evidence of successful teaching, and a strong publication record. We welcome secondary interests and expertise in one or more of the following: creative nonfiction; contemporary technologies and new outlets for creative work; LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies; Ethnic Studies; Women’s and Gender Studies, Place Studies; and Film Studies.

Applicants should go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition #F_140134 and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information form and apply online. Applicants should be prepared to attach a letter of application and a curriculum vitae to their online application. Please do not send paper applications. For information about the application process or about the position, contact Professor Kwame Dawes, Search Committee Chair, kdawes4@unl.edu, 402-472-1812.

https://employment.unl.edu/postings/41220/print_preview

Deadline: Nov. 1 2014

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials: 11/25

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • The new department website suggests that the offer was accepted. [posted 4/6]

NOTES:

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (NC) - TT Assistant Professor of English: Creative Writing (Fiction) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for the position of assistant professor of English specializing in creative writing (fiction), beginning August 2015. The appointment is a 9-month tenure-track position.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. or MFA in creative writing with a specialization in fiction; evidence of success as a published writer including at least one book published or under contract; evidence of experience in successful university teaching; a commitment to continued creative activity; and a commitment to promoting diversity in the department and college. Teaching for this position will include graduate and undergraduate courses in creative writing (fiction). The successful candidate will be interested in working closely with students, and participating in and developing a thriving creative writing program. Evidence of a global perspective, including interests in transnational and diverse literatures, and/or experience with digital humanities is desired but not required.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a dynamic, research-intensive university, located in a growing metropolitan area, with a student population of 27,000+ and more than 900 full-time faculty. The Department of English, with 34 tenure-line faculty and more than 400 majors and more than 80 graduate students, offers BA and MA degrees with area emphases in Creative Writing, Literature, Children’s Literature, Linguistics, and Professional/Technical Writing.

For consideration, please apply online at https://jobs.uncc.edu with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Screening of applicants will begin October 25, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Professor Christopher Davis (dcdavis@uncc.edu).

https://apply.interfolio.com/26969

MLA JIL 10/03/14

Deadline:  OCT. 25

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials: 2 <--what was requested? [posted 11/5] <15 page writing sample and letters.  Any word on this one? [11/25]

Rejection (no interview): 1 (received via email January 2, 2015)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 Skype [posted 12/4]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1 [posted 12/19]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/9

NOTES:

University of Oklahoma (OK) - TT Asst. Professor, Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at University of Oklahoma invites emerging fiction writers with previous teaching experience to apply for a full-time, tenure track position of Assistant Professor of English. Responsibilities will include a 2/2 load of teaching undergraduate introductory creative writing, beginning and advanced fiction writing workshops, and other English courses depending on a possible secondary specialty, as well as graduate level (Masters of Arts) workshops and directing MA theses. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2015.

Department Preferences: Secondary interests in teaching Forms of Fiction, British Literature surveys, American Literature surveys, Post-Colonial Literature, Multicultural Literature (i.e. African American Literature, Native American Literature, Chicano/a and Latino/a Literature, and Asian American Literature), or Digital Humanities are desired. Special instructions to applicants Review of applications will begin April 1, 2015. The position will remain open until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a 1) cover letter emphasizing teaching experience and strengths as well as commitment to the field of creative writing, 2) three letters of recommendation, 3) Curriculum Vitae highlighting teaching and awards or recognitions, 4) sample syllabi for two classes, and 5) unofficial transcripts of graduate work.

Inquiries should be sent to Professor Honorée Jeffers, Chair, Search Committee for Creative Writing, Department of English, University of Oklahoma, 760 Van Vleet Oval, Suite 113, Norman, OK 73019. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Final interviews will be conducted on campus.

If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit http://www.hr.ou.edu/policies/tbtesting.asp.

Apply at: https://jobs.ou.edu/ (Requisition Number 21883)

Deadline: review begins April 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 09JUN15

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: YES. 4/17

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: yes

Offer accepted: yes Rilla Askew

NOTES:

  • Boy, that's good timing, considering the news.

University of Oregon (OR) - TT Asst. Professor in Fiction - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Creative Writing Program at the University of Oregon welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Fiction. M.F.A., Ph.D., or M.A. in Creative Writing with a specialization in Fiction required. The successful candidate will have at least one published book from a nationally recognized press and another in progress (if not in press and under contract); numerous magazine publications; prizes and/or fellowships; evidence of strong teaching at the university level. Experience in an M.F.A. environment (teaching, administration, advising, service, running a reading series, etc.) preferred. Willingness to participate in departmental service required. Salary commensurate with experience. We are a free-standing program within the College of Arts and Sciences and have a record of excellence and diversity in our M.F.A. program.

EO/A/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Application deadline: November 1, 2014.

Applicants should post a letter of application, vita, writing sample (approximately 25 pages in length), and three confidential letters of recommendation to Academic Jobs Online: academicjobsonline.org/. We will contact applicants if we need additional material.

Link to Apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4323

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 skype [posted 11/11]

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1 (12/15/14)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Is there an inside candidate for this position? I notice they have a VAP there this semester (Amanda Coplin)

University of Rhode Island (RI) - TT Assistant Professor, English - Creative Writing (Fiction) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Search will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by April 20, 2015. Second consideration may be given to applications received by April 28, 2015. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (April 28, 2015) may not be given full consideration.

The Department of English at the University of Rhode Island anticipates an opening for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in English (Creative Writing, Fiction) starting in September 2015, dependent upon approval of funding.

Teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in Fiction Writing and literature; maintain a record of publication in the field; participate in creative writing programs with fellow faculty (Read/Write Series; Ocean State Summer Writers Conference; the Ocean State Review); advise students; contribute to departmental governance and service.

ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Required Qualifications

Required:

1. A Ph.D. in Creative Writing with secondary expertise in one or more other areas of literary or cultural studies; degree must be awarded by August 2015;

2. Demonstrated strong evidence of publication in creative writing (2 published books);

3. Demonstrated excellence in teaching;

4. Demonstrated experience working with a culturally diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications Preferred:

1. Particular interest will be given to those with experience in screenwriting.

Quicklink for Posting: http://jobs.uri.edu:80/postings/239

Deadline: review begins April 20

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 Tulsa (OK) - TT Assistant Professor in Creative Writing-Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Faculty of English at the University of Tulsa invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing-Fiction to begin August 2015. Teaching will include departmental courses, especially beginning and advanced classes in fiction writing; participation in a humanities-based general curriculum and honors program; and graduate seminars. A terminal degree or a published book of fiction is required, as is evidence of quality teaching. We welcome candidates who combine the MFA with a PhD in another literary field, and seek applicants who will develop a strong publication record.

A dossier including transcripts, a 25-page writing sample, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted online at the link above. Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews may take place at the Modern Language Association conference in January 2015. Queries may be addressed to Professor Randall Fuller, Chair (randall-fuller@utulsa.edu).

https://apply.interfolio.com/26425

MLA JIL 09/12/14

Deadline: Oct. 24

Acknowledgment received: 10/24

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 20JAN15

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview scheduled 11/24 x5

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/23

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [OFFER ACCEPTED posted 2/23]

NOTES:

  • No one mentioned this here when it happened, but an admin at U Tulsa accidentally sent an acknowledgment email without emails hidden to 50+ applicants back in October.
  • Any idea who got this job? "OFFER ACCEPTED," but no idea of whom by--just curious!

University of Virginia (VA) - Associate/Full Professor in English - FictionEdit

The Department of English, Creative Writing, at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, invites applications from distinguished fiction writers of national and/or international reputation for tenured Associate/Full Professor in English (half time or full time), depending on the applicant's qualifications, experience, and interest. The appointment will begin on August 25, 2015 for the fall semester or January 10, 2016 for the spring semester. At least three books of fiction from major publishers or presses are required for applicants at the associate level; for a more senior appointment a correspondingly larger body of work is expected. The Committee is especially interested in fiction writers who have worked in nonfiction genres as well, with equivalent distinction. A strong background in contemporary fiction and in the canon is required; along with a proven teaching record. An MFA or equivalent graduate degree is preferred, with a Bachelor's degree required. The department seeks candidates whose work and whose profile is of the stature to contribute to the growing global orientation of the University of Virginia, and to the concomitant goals of diversity and excellence held by its academic community.

Teaching responsibilities will be 2 courses per term, and will include graduate and undergraduate fiction workshops, graduate and undergraduate nonfiction workshops if apposite, graduate and undergraduate courses in theory and form of literature. The successful candidate must demonstrate promise of continued creative momentum, a commitment to teaching, and readiness to assume a full share of service responsibilities within the Creative Writing Program.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0615089 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter describing the candidate's literary interests and plans, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching experience and interests. Initial review of applications will begin November 3, 2014. 
Work samples and reference letters will be requested after review of application materials.

Questions regarding the duties, expectations, and opportunities in this position should be directed to: CWsearchfiction@virginia.edu

Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to: June Webb, jep6p@virginia.edu

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Link to Apply: https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74448

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 3

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:

Western Kentucky University (KY) - TT Asst. Professor, Fiction Writing - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The English Department at Western Kentucky University (WKU) seeks applicants for a tenure-eligible position in Fiction Writing; secondary interest in literary nonfiction, poetry, or scriptwriting is desirable. Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU's main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized. 

Responsibilities: Teaching upper level and graduate courses in the specialty, introductory creative writing courses, and general education courses, including composition; continued creative and scholarly productivity; service to the department and university; assistance developing proposed MFA program; development of opportunities for students through internships and other forms of professional networking. 

Required Qualifications: PhD or MFA in creative writing by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching and general education; record of significant creative publication (at least one book published by a reputable press OR at least three short stories published in prestigious literary journals and/or anthologies); and record of significant professional activities. 

Review of applications will begin December 8, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Telephone interviews will begin in January. 

Candidates should submit the following to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/27370

  • Letter of application (specify fields of expertise)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • 15-20 page writing sample or complete short story
  • Three recent letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial copies of all graduate transcripts (official transcripts required prior to on-campus interviews)

Please submit all materials to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/27370

For assistance with the Interfolio application process, please visit help.interfolio.com.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Tom Hunley. Email: tom.hunley@wku.edu Telephone: (270) 745-3046

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 8

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): (2) email 24FEB15 (position filled).

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1 (1/28)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Seems to be In-house hire. Happens often at WKU, according to professors there.
  • I'm pretty sure it's not an in-house hire. The inside candidate was cut in the process. 

POETRY - Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

Auburn University (AL) - TT Assistant Professor (English: Creative Writing-Poetry) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for two tenure-track positions as Assistant Professor in creative writing (one in Poetry, one in Fiction) to begin Fall 2015. The teaching load is 2-2, with assignments mainly in upper-division and graduate creative writing courses—we offer a graduate concentration in creative writing—as well as some teaching in Auburn’s core curriculum. Individuals joining our creative writing faculty will be working with us to strengthen and grow our undergraduate creative writing major, as well as to enrich our offerings at the graduate level.

Minimum Qualifications: Required qualifications include a terminal degree in Creative Writing, English, or a closely allied area by the August 16, 2015, starting date; a strong creative writing and teaching specialization as well as an academic background in creative writing; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college/university level; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing; significant potential for continued successful publication of creative work, as well as other scholarly, professional, and/or creative activities; interest in teaching core courses in first-year composition and/or literature; and strong potential as a colleague taking part in the life and work of a unified department of English Studies (including majors in creative writing, literature, and professional writing; graduate concentrations in creative writing, literature, and rhetoric and composition, and a graduate program in technical and professional communication). The candidates selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Desired Qualifications: Desired qualifications include significant publications in a range of reputable journals and/or publication of at least one book from a major independent, university, or commercial press; successful experience teaching creative writing in the areas of specialty at the college/university level; successful experience teaching first-year composition and/or sophomore literature; demonstrated commitments to collaborative teaching, outreach, scholarship, and service.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin October 15. Please have the following documents ready to upload: cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample; contact information for three references; transcripts (official transcripts required only upon hire); a portfolio of relevant teaching materials, including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and assignments.

Link to Apply: https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/700

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/1 Skype x 2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/5

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:  

  • So they're only Skyping one candidate? Anyone else hear anything? 
  • Strong in-house lecturers. 
  • They say that you need to be interested in teaching comp and core lit, but none of the creative writing faculty there teach those classes.
  • Q: Anyone know why they aren't requiring a published book? Seems odd considering that their faculty all have books...

Ball State University (IN) - TT Asst. Professor, Poetry Writing - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Tenure-track faculty position available August 21, 2015.

Responsibilities: teach and develop a wide range of undergraduate and graduate creative writing courses, particularly in poetry; publish poetry; actively contribute to the intellectual and professional life of the department, university, and surrounding community.

Minimum qualifications: earned M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing by August 1, 2015; at least one published book by a nationally recognized press; record of effective teaching at the college or university level.

Preferred qualifications: record of effective teaching of the writing of poetry at the college or university level; experience developing and teaching online courses; record of effective teaching in other genres, including screenwriting; interest in teaching literary citizenship or experience in creative writing program administration.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and copies of graduate transcripts as PDF or MS Word attachments to engsearch@bsu.edu (please indicate "Creative Writing Poetry" in the subject line) or by mail to:

Professor Sean Lovelace, Chair, Tenure-Track Creative Writing Search Committee, Department of English, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306.

After initial review of applications, selected candidates will be asked to supply further application materials. Interviews to be held via video conference in January 2015.

Application deadline is October 31, 2014. www.bsu.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:  11/21 x 5

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/22 (Skype) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/12 x1

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:  [see NOTES]

NOTES:

  • Q: Are these requests for additional material still coming in (7 Dec), or were the requests made earlier and are only now being added?
  • R: Sorry - should have specified that I was just adding the info. Request was made earlier (11/20).
  • OP: Nothing to be sorry for. Thanks for the info and good luck!
  • OP2: The email request for additional materials stated that interview requests would come by "mid-December."
  • ^^Any word on this?  Anyone? x3
  • Committee's get backed up all the time, but BSU's semster ended Dec. 12. Hard to believe that between then and now the committee hasn't met and contacted their preferences. Would guess this ship has sailed... 
  • Lovelace sent out an email that said a hire had been made. 3/25

Franklin & Marshall College (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Poetry) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Franklin & Marshall English Department invites applications from poets for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship to begin in the fall of 2015. Significant creative publications, including at least one book of poetry published or under contract, a demonstrable commitment to undergraduate teaching. Applicants should possess or be close to completing a terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.). The 3/2 teaching load will include Introduction to Creative Writing, Writing Poetry, a senior creative writing capstone course, Contemporary Poetry, other literature offerings, and contributions to the general education curriculum (Connections). Teaching will not include composition. The poet we seek will become part of a thriving writing community, which includes a Writers House and an impressive reading series, including the F&M Emerging Writers Festival. F&M sponsors junior faculty leaves. Please submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, writer's statement addressing current and future projects, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample at http://apply.interfolio.com/26268 to: Dr. Judith Mueller, Chair, Department of English.

Application deadline is November 3, 2014. We will conduct interviews at MLA. 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.

http://apply.interfolio.com/26268

Deadline: Nov. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • [MLA interviews scheduled; see NOTES below]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • (edit Nov 18, 2014) Interviews for finalists have been scheduled via phone call. Interviews will be held at MLA (Vancouver), starting early January.
  • Unlike my brothers and sisters who were rejected four times for the Dartmouth position, I wasn't even rejected for this job. I can't tell which method is more painless.
  • They're asking for "teaching evaluations." Does this mean reports from professors who have made class visits, or reports from students who have attended my classes, or copies of student evaluations, or some combination of these things?

Georgia Southern University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry Emphasis) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of Writing and Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites nominations and applications for the position of assistant professor of creative writing with an emphasis in poetry and a secondary genre in creative nonfiction. Georgia Southern University is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship, and service. At Georgia Southern we provide a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success.

Founded in 1906, the University now serves more than 20,500 students and offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Our 900 acre park-like campus in Statesboro, Georgia is not far from historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island and provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college in a classic Main Street community.

Within this setting, the Department of Writing and Linguistics is a unique department combining theory and practice in the study of written text, discourse, and language. Its mission is to contribute to the cultural, technological, and social lives of its graduates and the communities in which they live by providing a unique, interdisciplinary program that combines theoretical knowledge of language usage and structure with practical writing skills in multiple genres.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the assistant professor position requires teaching, research, and service. The successful candidate will normally teach three creative writing classes each semester, primarily in service to undergraduate majors, but teaching could include first-year writing or other areas of need and/or interest in our ever-evolving interdisciplinary department. The 10-month position is a tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Summer teaching is available but not required.

Required Qualifications:

Earned MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing or closely-related field by August 1st, 2015
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution
At least one full-length book publication in poetry with a nationally-recognized press
Significant publications of poetry and creative nonfiction in nationally-recognized journals and/or magazines
At least one year of experience teaching creative writing at the college level
Evidence of engaged student learning, arising from pedagogical practice informed by scholarship of teaching and learning
Demonstrated evidence of teaching and sustained engagement beyond the classroom (such as involvement with a reading series, program building, or student-oriented initiatives)

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching multiple creative writing genres to multiple levels of learners
Experience teaching with technology

Application Procedure: Screening of applications begins November 3, 2014, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1st, 2015. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy highlighting innovative pedagogical practice, engagement strategies, and a vision for teaching beyond the classroom; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Semi-finalists will be asked to submit samples of creative work not to exceed 20 pages. Other documentation may also be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent, via E-mail, to:

Jared Yates Sexton, Search Chair, Search #67232

Department of Writing and Linguistics

Georgia Southern University

P. O. Box 8026

Statesboro GA 30460

Electronic mail: jsexton@georgiasouthern.edu

Telephone: 912-478-0739

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/ or http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/writling/ Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. Georgia is an Open Records state. Georgia Southern University is an AA/EO institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

Institution Employment Link: http://jobs.georgiasouthern.edu/employment-opportunities/

https://apps.itos.uga.edu/ach/position/26078

Deadline: Nov. 3 2014

Acknowledgment received: 2

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/24

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • ["POSITION FILLED" posted in header on 4/13]
  • Hired the internal candidate.

NOTES:

  • Received email stating I've entered semifinal round, and that references would be contacted. (11/20)
  • Same as above (11/20)
  • Received email that I'm still being considered for the position and asking for confirmation of authorization to work in US (12/3) x 3
  • Isn't it unusual to send emails asking for that kind of confirmation, especially so far into the search? (+1)
  • Any more movement in this search?
  • Any developments? [3/26]

Indiana State University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Creative Writing (Poetry) -CAMPUS VISIT REQUESTEDEdit

Indiana State University English Department, 424 N. 7th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809-1928

Assistant Professor of English - Creative Writing (Poetry) http://web.indstate.edu

Tenure-track assistant professor, beginning August 15, 2015, to teach courses in poetry writing, introductory creative writing, and other English courses depending on the secondary specialty, plus undergraduate advising. Secondary expertise in early British literature, American literature, or rhetoric/composition is desirable. The official teaching load for tenured- and tenure-track faculty is 4/4 (12 hours per semester); however, a one-course reassignment per semester for scholarship and/or creative activity is typical. PhD preferred, MFA with publications considered. Salary competitive.

Screening will begin January 8, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications must be complete by January 22, 2015.

Applicants should create an online application at http://jobs.indstate.edu and attach (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, (3) copies of transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work, (4) two sample syllabi for creative writing courses, and (5) a ten-page portfolio of poetry. Three letters of reference should be sent to Dr. Robert Perrin, Department of English, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809; the reference letters may also be faxed to 812.237.3156.

The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes all faculty, staff, and students, regardless of identity or affiliation. The College values the contribution of all individuals in the execution of its primary mission, which is to educate undergraduate and graduate students. To that end, we will strive to attract representative staff and faculty. The College will actively support endeavors that embrace and explore human differences and global awareness. The College's Diversity Plan is accessible from the College's website: http://www.indstate.edu/cas/diversityplan.htm

Indiana State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Basic Purpose & Scope: Teach Creative Writing Courses (Poetry Workshop, Introduction to Creative Writing); teach English courses in secondary specialty; teach Foundational Studies courses (composition or literature); publish creative or scholarly work; provide service to the Department, College, University, and profession.

The official teaching load for tenured- and tenure-track faculty is 4/4 (12 hours per semester); however, a one-course reassignment per semester for scholarship and/or creative activity is typical.

Responsibilities: Teach Creative Writing Courses (Poetry Workshop, Introduction to Creative Writing); teach English courses in secondary specialty; teach Foundational Studies courses (composition or literature); publish creative or scholarly work; provide service to the Department, College, University, and profession.

The official teaching load for tenured- and tenure-track faculty is 4/4 (12 hours per semester); however, a one-course reassignment per semester for scholarship and/or creative activity is typical.

Required Education: Creative Writing (Poetry) with secondary expertise in early British literature, American literature, or rhetoric/composition.

Required Experience: Previous college teaching experience preferred but not required.

Preferred Education: PhD in Creative Writing (Poetry) with secondary expertise in early British literature, American literature, or rhetoric/composition.

Preferred Experience: Previous college teaching experience preferred but not required.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 8 (review begins); Jan. 22 (for full consideration)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone-2/11/15

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/24

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • No movement on this? 
  • Indiana is officially our nation's capital for poetry.

Indiana University East (IN) - TT Asst. Professor of English (Creative Writing with a Poetry Focus) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Indiana University East, Richmond, IN, invites applications for anticipated full-time faculty position for English, commencing August 1, 2015. Candidates for all full-time faculty positions must demonstrate a strong desire to excel in teaching and provide ongoing support for student success, in and out of the classroom, interacting with a diverse student and faculty community. Online delivery of programs is an increasingly important aspect of IU East enrollment strategy. Candidates for tenure-track positions must also have an interest in building a sustainable program of research, scholarship and/or creative activity.

This position is for the academic year, tenure-track position in creative writing with a poetry focus, with a secondary specialty in contemporary American literature and/or rhetoric and composition.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing with a poetry focus and contemporary American literature and/or rhetoric and composition, as well as other introductory and advanced courses.
  • Develop graduate courses for a new Graduate Certificate in Composition Studies and a new M.A. in English.
  • Commitment to high quality teaching, advising, community service and creative work, scholarship and/or research is essential.

Salary Salary is commensurate with experience. The University offers an excellent benefit package. For more information, please feel free to watch the customized video showing the array of benefit plans and options offered to employees.

Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in English or Creative Writing or an MFA in Creative Writing is required.(completed by August 2015)
  • One book of poetry published by a national publisher is required.
  • Previous experience in both online and classroom teaching preferred.

To Apply Please send a letter of application, including a statement of interest and qualifications, a resume or CV, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references, as email attachments, preferably as MS Word or pdf documents to IUEHR@iue.edu. Please limit submissions to requested materials. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 10/23/14)

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone interview (1/2/15); Phone Interviews Held in January

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus Interview Scheduled [posted 2/15]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [See "Who Got What" section below]

NOTES:

New Mexico Highlands University (NM) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor of English (incl. Creative Writing Poetry) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Highlands is an open admissions university with over 70% Hispanic, Native American, or African American students and nearly 40% studying at the masters degree level. The university is committed to student success and improved retention and graduation rates. NMHU serves approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students at the main campus in Las Vegas, NM (one hour east of Santa Fe) and another 1,300 students at centers in Rio Rancho, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Espanola, Farmington, and Raton. The university enrolls students from 42 states, 19 tribes, and 35 foreign countries. For more information about the university, visit the website at http://www.nmhu.edu.

The Department of English offers a BA in English with traditional, English education, and pre-professional tracks, and minors in English and in writing. We also offer an MA in English with concentrations in literature, creative writing, and composition. The mission of the department is to foster intellectual growth, creativity, and professional success in the literary arts, including the publication of the literary journal Picayune.

Applications are invited for a nine month, tenure-track faculty position with a contract starting August 2015.

JOB DUTIES: Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate Creative Writing Poetry, Technical Writing, and Freshman Composition. In addition to teaching, the selected candidate will be expected to advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, conduct research in area of specialization, disseminate the results of the research at scholarly conferences and in professional publications.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Doctorate or ABD in English, specializing in Writing or related areas required by time of appointment, fall 2015. Demonstrated experience in teaching, research, and writing.

While no deadline has been established, review of applications will begin Monday, February 2, 2015.

MINIUMUM SALARY: $48,000

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application must include 1) a letter of application discussing teaching experience and research interests, 2) curriculum vita, 3) unofficial copies of advanced degree transcripts, 4) names/address/phone numbers of 3 professional references.

Required application materials should be sent to: jobs@nmhu.edu

References will be contacted in conjunction with on-campus interview and official transcripts should be requested upon acceptance of the on-campus interview. For more detailed information regarding the position you may contact Helen Blythe at helenblythe@nmhu.edu.

For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or TDD 505-454-3003.

NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY IS AN EEO EMPLOYER

Chronicle

Deadline: Feb. 2 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received: 2 (2/4)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone, scheduled around first week of March

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES]

NOTES:

  • Any action?
  • It's on Facebook that Tyler Mills accepted this position. 

Northern Michigan University (MI) - TT Asst. Professor, Native American Literature and Creative Writing (Poetry) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor Tenure-track position in Native American Literature with expertise in Creative Writing (Poetry)

The Department of English at Northern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Native American Literature with expertise in Creative Writing (Poetry). Responsibilities include a 3/3 teaching load of introductory and advanced courses in Native American Literatures, as well as introductory and advanced poetry workshops. Expectations are primarily focused on excellence in teaching and professional/scholarly/creative work which contributes to personal and departmental effectiveness. Service to the department and the university is expected. Additional responsibilities include the direction of MA and MFA theses.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA or PhD. Commitment to teaching excellence and research specialization in Native American literatures in English, and significant publications of poetry in nationally recognized venues. Expectations in publications in nationally recognized venues, including one full-length book; successful instructional experience at the college level; and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate workshops in the field of expertise, as well as lower-level courses. Additional expertise in LGBTQ or Global Indigenous Studies is desirable.

For additional qualifications, please visit https://employMe.nmu.edu.

The salary is competitive with excellent benefits. The position will begin in August 2015.

Northern Michigan University, with 8,600 students and 180 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more at http://www.nmu.edu/marquette.

To apply for this position, please submit the NMU faculty profile, cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to https://employme.nmu.edu. This position will be posted until November 14, 2014.

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x1 11/24

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: Patricia Killelea 

NOTES:

Purdue University (IN) - TT Associate Professor of English—Creative Writing, Poetry - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Creative Writing-Poetry 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 encourage applications from candidates with a commitment to diversity and difference and a history of dialogue in these areas.

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 undergraduate 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 17, 2015.

Applicants must apply online at the Interfolio online application site listed above. A complete application consists of a cover letter outlining experience and qualifications for the position, a CV, a recent writing sample (20 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages), and at least three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications begins on October 31, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

A background check is required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/26148

MLA JIL 09/12/14

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • [PHONE INTERVIEWS posted in header on 12/9]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Held end of January.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: An offer has been made. [posted 2/9]

Offer accepted: Bob Hicok

NOTES:

QUESTIONS: Q1: Purdue seems to have a history of hiring at the associate level (last year's fiction hires for example). Does anyone know why Purdue, or any school/department, might do this?

A. They most likely want a smaller application pool of poachable talent. Open rank postings and assistant professor postings will receive a greater volume of applications. An associate-level position is meant to attract those with reasonably significant teaching and publication experience. They may strongly prefer applicants who have already achieved tenure at their current institution, which is typically what the rank of associate implies.

B. They actually have turned their higher publication requirements (as compared with the literature faculty's requirements) into a hire at a more advanced level. Meaning: since they require a book (common for an mfa program) and the lit people don't, the administration allows them to call it a position for an associate professor. And gives them the funds for it. Smart finagling on CW's part. 

St. Edward's University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

St. Edward's University invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track assistant professor appointment in creative writing to begin in mid-August, 2015. Applicants should have at least one published or forthcoming book of poetry.

Responsibilities: The position involves teaching four undergraduate courses per semester, including poetry and creative writing classes along with freshman composition and other courses emphasizing undergraduate research and experiential learning. The person in this position will support the university's commitment to a diverse student body, mentor student writers, and facilitate student co-curricular writing activities, in addition to staying active as a poet through publication and other professional development. Other faculty duties, such as advising students and departmental service, are expected.

Qualifications: MFA or equivalent and significant poetry publications required (published or forthcoming book). Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check.

About St. Edward's University: Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,800 students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds, as engagement with various perspectives prepares our students to be involved and equipped for life in a global society. The School of Humanities' Department of Literature, Writing and Rhetoric offers two B.A. degrees in English (one in literature and one in writing and rhetoric). The two majors share a common creative writing specialization. The School of Humanities also offers degrees in communication, languages, philosophy, visual studies, performing arts, and religious and theological studies.

How to Apply: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014, and continue until position is filled. Applicants should apply on-line at http://www.stedwards.applicantpro.com Please attach to the application: vita, a teaching philosophy (half page), 3-5 published poems, contact information (names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses) for three references, as well as a cover letter that includes any courses which the applicant is especially qualified to teach (see Undergraduate Bulletin: http://think.stedwards.edu/avpacademicaffairs/studentbulletins and which indicates the ways in which the applicant will support St. Edward's commitment to fostering a global perspective and to serving a diverse student body.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.

Link to Apply: https://stedwards.applicantpro.com/jobs/141088-13112.html

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):  1 skype [posted 11/11]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Central Arkansas (AR) - TT Asst. Professor, Creative Writing-Poetry - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Writing invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in creative writing with a concentration in poetry. The successful candidate must be a specialist in creative writing and have experience teaching creative writing courses. Further, experience teaching first-year composition preferred. Duties include teaching introductory creative writing and upper-level courses in the Creative Writing major as well as teaching first-year composition. Teaching load is four courses (12 credit hours) per semester. Position begins August 17, 2015.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA of PhD in Creative Writing or closely related field as well as experience teaching college composition and creative writing courses with an emphasis in poetry and a strong record of publication. Preferred candidates will also have experience in Illustrated Narrative or another creative writing genre.

Application: Review of applications begins November 17 and will continue until filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for four references to UCA's online application system: https://jobs.uca.edu/

Link to Apply: https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/1381

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/25 (Phone) x 2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: January 2015 x1

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Central Missouri (MO) - TT Assistant Professor of Poetry - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Full time, 9-month teaching position. Duties to include teaching composition, literature surveys, and all levels of creative writing, as well as editorial responsiblity at Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing and Pleiades Press. Teaching load is 4-4 with the possibility of a course reduction for work on Pleiades.

Required: - Must have a terminal degree (M.F.A or Ph.D) at time of appointment.

Experience Required: - Significant publications. - Demonstrated teaching excellence. - Past editorial experience.

Candidates interested in applying for the position must complete the on-line faculty profile for position number 998570 found at https://jobs.ucmo.edu.

Attach to the faculty profile a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, a curriculum vitae listing qualifications and experience, a 10-page writing sample, and three (3) letters of recommendation.

Attach as one document to the folder labeled “publications” your writing sample.

Please list on the faculty profile the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three (3) professional references.

Review of completed applications will begin on November 15, 2014; search will continue until position is filled.

Direct inquiries about the position to the Chair of the Department of English and Philosophy, Dr. Daniel Schierenbeck at schierenbeck@ucmo.edu or telephone (660) 543-8696.

For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at jobs@ucmo.edu or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

UCM is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Link to Apply: https://jobs.ucmo.edu/postings/11547

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone interview scheduled (12/19/14)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see "Who Got What?" below]

NOTES:

  • Ad mentions the need to attach three (presumably confidential) letters of recommendation to the "on-line faculty profile," but wouldn't this necessitate that said letters be saved as files on one's computer (and therefore not confidential)? Then, in the same ad, we're advised to "Please list on the faculty profile the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three (3) professional references." Do we provide said letters AND give the contact information as well? (And yes, I've tried to contact Daniel...no response.)
  • Still no response? I have the same questions and concerns and would love to hear if you were given any information.

University of Chicago (IL) - Full Professor in Poetry and CriticismEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Professor with tenure from poet-critics with a substantial record of publication in both poetry and criticism. Candidates should demonstrate proven success both in teaching and in providing administrative leadership for a creative writing program.

Candidates must submit a CV online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, for Posting number 02587: http://tinyurl.com/nqngbjo. Online applications must be completed before midnight Central Time on June 8, 2015.

Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.



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

Deadline: June 8

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 (IA) - Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Creative Writing/PoetryEdit

The Iowa Writers' Workshop seeks an accomplished poet and teacher for a position on its permanent faculty in poetry, at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Candidates should have a substantial record of book publication and experience teaching poetry, preferably at the graduate level. Genuine interest in the work of student writers and in the full spectrum of the poetic tradition is essential. A successful candidate will have both a willingness and the desire to supervise MFA theses and to actively participate in the life of a vibrant writing program. A BA or BS is required; a terminal degree is desirable. We will consider splitting the position: two individuals each at half-time. Start date is August 19, 2015.

Qualified candidates should apply online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu (Requisition #65079) with a curriculum vita, a letter of application, a brief writing sample, and the names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2014.

The Iowa Writers' Workshop and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 10 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received: 11/24

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:

  • Not only will the Iowa Writers' Worshop consider splitting the position, they also have no problem splitting the infinitive: "to actively participate" (line five).

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

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

NOTES:

  • Also posted at CreativeWriting 2014
  • Any movement on this?
  • Super-strong inside candidate, so I'm keeping my coverletter edit to 3 min, max :)
  • When I viewed the ad on 9/25/14 it related they were no longer taking applications.
  • This job is dead.  I work at UTD.  
  • ^^^^Received the "This gig is dead" email today. 
  • The College of Arts and Sciences is using its funds to buy juicy beefsteaks.
  • Q: Does "dead" mean cancelled or position filled? [10/29]
  • A: Job search is cancelled for this year.  There is a decent chance the line will open up next year. 
  • I killed myself preparing an application for this and hustling up letters for it.  Too bad. Such an interesting job; somebody deserves to have it.  They never even wrote to say the position had been cancelled.  Puzzling.  Where's my rejection!

University of Washington - Tacoma (WA) - Full-time Lecturers in Creative Writing (Poetry) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for one or more Full-Time Lecturer(s) (0179) in Creative Writing in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. These are full-time, renewable positions with appointment terms of one to five years with a nine-month service period and begin on September 16, 2015. The successful candidate will be a professional poet with an interest in contributing to a growing interdisciplinary Creative Writing program that is part of a Writing Studies major with both creative and technical tracks. The ideal candidate will have a record of excellence in teaching a range of Creative Writing classes including Introduction to Creative Writing, Poetry Writing, Advanced Poetry Writing, and/or Writing Ecopoetry and may be expected to teach Creative Nonfiction, Nature Writing, and Composition. The successful candidate will be experienced working with diverse student populations and is expected to contribute to the Writing Studies major and the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences through regular service. Candidates will also be expected to participate in developing new, interdisciplinary curriculum in the major including courses related to literary publishing, editing, or other similar Creative Writing areas.

General Information

Deadline Date: March 15, 2015
Date Posted: January 15, 2015
Start Date: September 16, 2015
Positions Available: 2

Job Categories

Academic Non-Tenure Track

Qualifications

Required Degree: MA
Preferred Degree: MA

About the Organization

The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. The campus commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit http://www.tacoma.washington.edu.

Genres

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Technical Writing, General Creative Writing

For More Information

URL: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5312

Email: mkula@uw.edu
Phone: 2536924982
How to Apply

To apply, please submit:

1. A letter detailing your interest in the position and outlining how your qualifications and experience match both the position’s description and the academic environment of the university. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity;

2. A copy of your current curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught

3. A statement of your teaching philosophy,

4. Evidence of excellence in teaching Creative Writing, including Poetry Writing courses

5. Three letters of reference.

Submit all application materials through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5312. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin on March 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Professor Michael Kula, search chair, at mkula@uw.edu.

Deadline: Application must be received by March 15, 2015

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • [PHONE INTERVIEWS IN PROGRESS posted in header on 4/13]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (WI) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry) - CANCELLEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of creative writing (poetry) with a secondary expertise in contemporary American immigrant literatures. Candidates must have one book of poetry published by a national press, an MFA in creative writing or PhD in English/creative writing, and an established record of excellent teaching. The ideal candidate will also have publications in one other genre, as well as a clear record of teaching contemporary immigrant literatures (with a focus on Latino/Latina, African diaspora, and Asian American literatures preferred). We are especially interested in candidates who can demonstrate the ability to develop and teach courses that engage students in the intersections of creative practice, literary study, and contemporary social justice issues. Primary duties will include teaching upper-level poetry writing and literature courses and courses in the campuss innovative University Studies Program, as well as directing graduate student theses. The annual teaching load is twenty-four credits, with six credits reassigned to creative activities and research for active writers/scholars. Starting date: September 1, 2015. Information about the department can be found at http://www.uwosh.edu/english. Employment will require criminal background check. AA/EOE.

To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three current letters of recommendation, and official graduate transcripts to Dr. Roberta S. Maguire, Department of English, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901. Application deadline: November 7, 2014.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): e-mail about MLA interview, to be scheduled in early Dec

NOTES:

  • "JOB SEARCH IS CANCELLED DUE TO BUDGET CUTS" (posted in header on 4/13)

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

Columbia University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor of Writing, Creative Non-Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Nonfiction Writing Program - Columbia University, School of the Arts (New York, United States)

The Writing Program seeks to fill the position of Assistant Professor of Writing (tenure-track) in creative nonfiction, beginning Fall 2015. The teaching includes undergraduate and graduate writing workshops and seminars. The Program aims to attract a nonfiction writer who evidences a commitment to teaching and demonstrates potential for leadership. The position may be filled only at the rank of Assistant Professor. At least one book published or forthcoming from a nationally-recognized publisher is required. Candidates for an Assistant Professor of Writing position must have demonstrated and show promise for the capacity for creative work and accompanying pedagogy qualifying them for future nomination to tenure. Masters degree or equivalent experience preferred. College level teaching experience preferred.

The review of applications will begin January 5, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 5th. Salary commensurate with experience.

The School in especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.

Required Degree: None

Preferred Degree: None

AWP. Also posted at MLA JIL (11/07/14). See also Interfolio link: https://apply.interfolio.com/27694

LINK TO APPLY: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60028

Deadline: 1/5/15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 02/04 X1

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES: http://arts.columbia.edu/writing/news/2015/jamison-joins-faculty

George Mason University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor, Creative Non-Fiction - OFFER MADEEdit

The George Mason University, Department of English invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Nonfiction position to begin fall 2015.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses and workshops (2-2 load), and also direct theses in a well-established MFA and new BFA program.

Qualifications:

Substantial publications (at least one book out and another in process) and evidence of quality teaching is required.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Review of applications begins October 1, 2014; campus visits for finalists in November; and final selection by December 5, 2014.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

  • [OFFER MADE posted in header on Dec. 6]

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Georgia Regents University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Creative Non-Fiction) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of English and Foreign Languages at Georgia Regents University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Creative Writing specializing in Creative Non-Fiction at the Assistant Professor level. Ideal candidates will hold an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing; have published at least one book in a primary genre (may be under contract); have strong publications in a secondary genre or area of literary scholarship; and have experience teaching at the university level. The successful applicant will teach a combination of non-fiction workshops, freshman composition, and interdisciplinary, team-taught Humanities. Interested candidates must apply on-line through our website at http://www.gru.edu/jobs/faculty/. Please make sure you upload a cover letter describing teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, and three letters of reference as one document online. Any questions can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. E. Nicole Meyer, Department of English and Foreign Languages at nimeyer@gru.edu. Applications will be reviewed starting December 31, 2014.

https://apply.interfolio.com/28004

MLA JIL 11/28/14

Deadline: Dec. 31 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:Campus visits held in March [posted 4/14]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Hamline University (MN) - TT Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Creative Writing Programs (CWP) in the College of Liberal Arts at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, invite applications for a tenure-track 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, 2015.

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 published in last five years; more than one book preferred); evidence of successful undergraduate and/or graduate-level teaching, with teaching of the craft of creative nonfiction; 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 four courses a year, 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 Minnesota by U.S. News and World Report, Hamline's vision is to be a diverse, learning-centered university that is rooted in a tradition of liberal education, dynamic and actively inclusive, locally engaged and globally connected, and invested in the personal and professional growth of persons. 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 encouragement of multi-genre explorations. CWP publishes three literary magazines: Water~Stone Review, an award-winning national review; Runestone, an online national undergraduate literary magazine; and rock, paper, scissors (focused exclusively on graduate student work).

To apply, candidates must submit applications via Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4719 Candidates should submit the following: cover letter, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, c.v., a PDF of the first 50 pages of a published CNF book, graduate transcript(s), and three letters of reference. Application materials must be received by OCTOBER 31, 2014. 

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 1 (email 12/23)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Phone 11/17

Rejection (after preliminary interview): Email 1/18

Campus interview scheduled: 02/06

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: March 13

Offer accepted: March 23

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Any updates on this? Campus visits scheduled? [yes, see above]
  • -I assume so, since I got my post-phone interview rejection about two weeks ago.
  • Offer accepted--anybody know who got this?
  • - Angela Pelster-Wiebe. See "Who Got What" section below. 

Hofstra University (NY) - Director of Publishing Studies & TT Assistant Professor of English - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Hofstra University’s English Department is seeking applicants for an anticipated tenure-track position as director of its undergraduate publishing studies program and specialist in creative nonfiction. Record of publication in creative nonfiction and professional experience in publishing, digital publishing, and/or publishing studies required. Please submit a letter of application, CV (including names of references), and writing sample of no more than 20 pages to Dr. Craig Rustici, Chair, c/o Suzanne E. Viggiano, English Department, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549. Please also send the letter of application, CV, and writing sample via email to Suzanne.E.Viggiano@hofstra.edu. Deadline for submissions is January 1, 2015.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27923

MLA JIL 11/21/14

Deadline: Jan. 1

Acknowledgment received: 1/14

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 1 (via email, 2/25)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interview held 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • acknowledgement said on 1/14: "we plan to interview candidates by late February.  We will contact you shortly if we wish to schedule an interview." 

Louisiana State University (LA) - TT Asst. Professor of Creative Writing, Creative Nonfiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Advertising Number: 0005573

Job Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Position Type: Faculty

Department: 10715 - ENGLISH - COL OF HUMAN & SOCIAL SCC Campus: 0601 - LSU

Job Summary/Responsibilities: The Department of English invites applications from published writers of creative nonfiction for an anticipated position starting in the Fall of 2015 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing program at LSU.

The candidate should anticipate a teaching load which includes undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing nonfiction as well as the opportunity to teach in his/her other areas of interest; additionally, the candidate will develop and maintain an independent, vigorous, and well-funded research program; and publish results of research in appropriate journals and other media.

Required Qualifications: Terminal degree or an exceptional combination of publications and professional experience.

Desired Qualifications: Desired additional qualifications include publication in other genres, experience working in other media, experience in building community and/or fund-raising. Applications from writers who work in more than one genre or challenge inherited genre conventions are encouraged.

Posting Date: 09-23-2014

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants: Upload letter of application, CV (including email address), and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages (attach as Other Document 1) to this site.

Three (3) letters of recommendation (including name of recommender, title and e-mail address) must be emailed by December 1, 2014 to Richard Landry, rland26@lsu.edu.

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

Additional Position Information: LSU's Creative Writing MFA (celebrating its 30th year in 2015) is select and fully funded and the program attracts truly excellent students who work closely with faculty to produce publishable work.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application review will begin on December 1, 2014 and will continue until a candidate is selected.

BENEFITS: LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; sick leave; paid holidays; wellness benefits; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

EEO Statement: LSU IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER

Quicklink for Posting: http://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58249

Deadline: Dec. 1 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): phone interview 12/24

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 01/15

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES: 

  • I did not apply for this, but I live in the area. There are readings this week that indicate campus interviews are being held now. [posted Feb. 6]
  • update: LSU brought nonfiction candidates to campus starting late January: readings took place on Jan 30, Feb 13, Feb 20 

Loyola University Chicago (IL) - TT Assistant Professor of English, Creative Nonfiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English, and the School of Communication invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of English with expertise in creative nonfiction. The English department serves 450 undergraduate majors and minors and offers a concentration in creative writing. For more details about the department, please visit its website at http://www.luc.edu/english. This position is a joint appointment in the School of Communication, which serves 700 undergraduate and graduate students. For more details about the school, please visit its website at http://www.luc.edu/soc.

Teaching responsibilities shall include courses in creative nonfiction and introductory fiction writing. In addition, we expect this hire to help administer and develop the Creative Writing Concentration, specifically its creative nonfiction offerings. The successful candidate would also help mentor and advise Creative Writing Concentration students and teach courses for the School of Communication, such as Reporting and Writing Across Platforms, Writing for the Web, Literary Journalism, and Narrative Communication Techniques.

Minimum Education or Experience: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in English or an M.F.A. and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels. Candidates for the position must clearly show the publication of creative nonfiction in nationally recognized venues and successful experience teaching creative nonfiction workshops at the college level. Secondary publications and teaching interest in fiction will be noted. Candidates also should be willing to involve undergraduate students in research and to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. Qualifications: Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement/research agenda, and a letter of interest to http://www.careers.luc.edu. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly on line at the preceding address or mailed to the address below. Finalists will be contacted and asked to forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications.

Joyce Wexler, Ph.D., Chair. Department of English, Loyola University Chicago, 1001 W. Loyola Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60626

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by December 15, 2014 will receive full consideration.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. In order to gain a clearer understanding of LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/mission/missionandidentity.shtml. For information about the university's focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/transformativeed. Applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged.

Link to Apply: http://www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57569

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/9

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  • Does anyone know if this search has moved forward?
  • Had a Skype interview (which they rescheduled several times) in Feb and nearly 2 months later, not even a form rejection. Odd.

New Mexico Highlands University (NM) - TT Asst. Professor of English (Creative Non-Fiction) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY SEEKS AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH

Highlands is an open admissions university with over 70% Hispanic, Native American, or African American students and nearly 40% studying at the master's degree level. The university is committed to student success and improved retention and graduation rates. NMHU serves approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students at the main campus in Las Vegas, NM (one hour east of Santa Fe) and another 1,300 students at centers in Rio Rancho, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Espanola, Farmington, and Raton. The university enrolls students from 42 states, 19 tribes, and 35 foreign countries. For more information about the university, visit the website at www.nmhu.edu.

The Department of English offers a BA in English with traditional, English education, and pre-professional tracks, and minors in English and in writing. We also offer an MA in English with concentrations in literature, creative writing, and composition. The mission of the department is to foster intellectual growth, creativity, and professional success in the literary arts, including the publication of the literary journal Picayune.

Applications are invited for a nine month, tenure-track faculty position with a contract starting August 2015.

JOB DUTIES: Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate Creative Non-Fiction, Technical Writing, and Freshman Composition. In addition to teaching, the selected candidate will be expected to advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, conduct research in area of specialization, disseminate the results of the research at scholarly conferences and in professional publications.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Doctorate or ABD in English. Extensive experience in Creative Non-Fiction. Demonstrated experience in teaching, research, and writing.

While no deadline has been established, review of applications will begin Monday, November 17, 2014.

MINIMUM SALARY (WITH DOCTORATE): $48,000

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application must include 1) a letter of application discussing teaching experience and research interests, 2) curriculum vita, 3) unofficial copies of advanced degree transcripts, 4) names/address/phone numbers of 3 professional references.

Required application materials should be sent to: jobs@nmhu.edu

References will be contacted in conjunction with on campus interview and official transcripts should be requested upon acceptance of the on campus interview. For more detailed information regarding the position you may contact Helen Blythe at helenblythe@nmhu.edu.

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Deadline: Nov. 17 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...):  phone interview requested (1.13)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interviews scheduled for week of February 9.

Rejection (after campus interview):

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New York University (NY) - Full-Time Clinical Assistant Professor (Non-TT) - Creative Non-Fiction: Music Writing and Cultural CriticismEdit

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study and New York University invites applications for a full-time clinical assistant professor to teach in our first-year and writing program, beginning on September 1, 2015. We seek writers and scholars who have experience and success in teaching first year courses, expository writing, critical argument and/or creative non-fiction or journalism courses. While the specialization is open, we are particularly interested in writers of creative non-fiction working in the areas of popular music, music journalism, and recorded music. Secondary interests may include such areas as media, popular culture, travelogue, and urban and/or youth cultures and subcultures. Experience with field research is desired. The ideal candidate will have publishing experience in print and online publishing.

The position is a non-tenure track renewable contract line and the candidate would become an on-going member of the full-time faculty of the school. The teaching load for this position is four courses a year: at least two theme-based first year writing or first year interdisciplinary seminars as well as advanced writing seminars, arts workshops, or interdisciplinary seminars based on the applicant’s interest and expertise. In addition, the position involves supervising a co-curricular or administrative project with students related to the applicant’s area of expertise, as well as serving as an advisor for 20-25 students.

Qualifications: MFA or PhD (open field) in hand by September 1, 2015, demonstrated excellence in teaching writing at the college or university level, demonstrated publishing career.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of your teaching philosophy, a writing sample (of 15-20 pages), a brief description of three courses you would like to teach, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Christine Murray at christine.murray@nyu.edu

All application materials must be submitted electronically. To apply, please visit: http://www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52408

Founded in 1972, Gallatin is a liberal arts college of 1,400 students within New York University. Its B.A. and M.A. programs in individualized study encourage students to develop an integrated, multidisciplinary program of study that combines courses taken in the various schools of NYU with independent studies, internships, and Gallatin’s own interdisciplinary seminars, writing courses and arts workshops. The School emphasizes excellent teaching, intensive student advising and mentoring, and a unique combination of program flexibility and academic rigor.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled

MLA JIL 01/16/14

Deadline: Feb. 1 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

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Northern Michigan University (MI) - TT Asst. Professor, Creative Nonfiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor Tenure-track position in Creative Nonfiction

The Department of English at Northern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Nonfiction. Responsibilities include a 3/3 teaching load in Nonfiction and other departmental offerings as needed. Expectations are primarily focused on excellence in teaching and professional/ scholarly/creative work which contributes to personal and departmental effectiveness. Service to the department and the university is expected. Additional responsibilities include the direction of MA and MFA theses.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA or PhD. Expectations include publications in nationally recognized venues, including one full-length book; successful instructional experience at the college level; and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate workshops in the field of expertise, as well as lower-level courses.

For additional qualifications, please visit https://employMe.nmu.edu.

The salary is competitive with excellent benefits. The position will begin in August 2015.

Northern Michigan University, with 8,600 students and 180 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more at http://www.nmu.edu/marquette.

To apply for this position, please submit the NMU faculty profile, cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to https://employme.nmu.edu. This position will be posted until November 14, 2014.

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

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Deadline: Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 1 via email 12/1

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): phone interview requested 11/24

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

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Offer accepted:

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Oregon State University (OR) - TT Asst. Professor (Nonfiction) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The School of Writing, Literature and Film invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

This position focuses on nonfiction and will teach five graduate and undergraduate courses on a trimester system, typically including MFA workshops and/or a course in form, craft, theory, undergraduate creative nonfiction writing, and literature courses. As part of teaching, this position will maintain a commitment to intensive mentoring and advising of MFA students in thesis projects and creative writing pedagogy appropriate to areas of expertise. Service is expected and includes assistance in reviewing applications to the MFA program and supervision of internships. A record of scholarship/creative activity and potential for distinction in the field are required for tenure.

The MFA in Creative Writing at OSU-Corvallis is a two-year, high residency program in the School of Writing. Tracks in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are supported by workshops led by nationally known writers, as well as by courses in form, craft, and theory. The program prepares graduates who are accomplished creative writers, knowledgeable and effective teachers, and advocates for the role of literary arts in American culture and society. We host two reading series, one national and one regional, and confer the Stone Award, one of the most generous prizes for lifetime literary achievement offered by an American university. All graduate students are fully funded for two years, and may apply for select third year teaching, community outreach, and arts administration appointments.

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 and MA in English, a minor in writing with courses in creative writing and professional writing, and the MFA in Creative Writing.

In order to receive full consideration for this position, your application must be received by November 30, 2014.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as 'Other Document' if not included with your resume/vitae).

2) A cover letter of interest indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

3) Transcript of graduate work. Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses. All courses must be from accredited colleges, universities, or private vocational schools. The online application system will allow you to attach your transcripts if the PDF file is 5MB or less. If over 5MB in size, submit to contact person listed below. Transcripts must be received by the closing date.

In addition, please also submit cover letter, cv, transcript, and three letters of reference electronically through Interfolio ByCommittee at the following site - http://apply.interfolio.com, posting number 25427.

For additional information, please contact Amelie Stoyer at (541) 737-1635 or Amelie.Stoyer@oregonstate.edu.

Link to Apply: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64650

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12.3 (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1 (1.22)

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Offer accepted:

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Pacific Lutheran University (WA) - TT Asst. Professor, Creative Non-Fiction - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

General Description: Pacific Lutheran University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the writing of creative nonfiction. The primary responsibility of faculty is teaching; faculty are also expected to be productive scholars and university citizens. We seek candidates who also are able to teach poetry and fiction writing. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute courses to one of the following interdisciplinary programs: Environmental Studies, Children's Literature and Culture, and Global Studies.

Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience + benefits package

Closing Date: 11/07/2014

Work Schedule: Full-time, tenure-track position available September 1, 2015.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Teach an annual six-course load composed of some combination of the following: introductory, intermediate, and advanced creative nonfiction courses; a multi-genre introductory creative writing course; a literature course; and at least one first-year writing seminar in PLU's First-Year Experience Program. In addition, there will be opportunities to teach in PLU's other interdisciplinary programs (e.g., International Honors, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Publishing and Printing Arts, and Women's and Gender Studies).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: We seek candidates who are excellent teachers with a promising record of publication.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or MFA required. ABD will be considered, but Ph.D. (or MFA) must be in hand by September 1, 2015.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit your application including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy online by visiting https://employment.plu.edu. 3-6 confidential letters of reference will also be requested by PLU upon application.

For more information or questions, please contact English Chair, Rona Kaufman, at kaufman@plu.edu.

Other Information: Pacific Lutheran University is a comprehensive university with a College of Arts and Sciences and four professional schools that embraces civic engagement and the ideals of the New American University. Total enrollment is approximately 3500 students. Located on the Puget Sound in a uniquely scenic and biologically diverse region of the Pacific Northwest, the university's campus is 40 miles south of Seattle near Tacoma, Washington. The university's mission is to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care. PLU has a progressive relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with a commitment to academic freedom and the free and open pursuit of the truth, wherever it may lead. PLU emphasizes the importance of a diverse campus and endorses the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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Link to Apply: https://employment.plu.edu/postings/3218

Deadline: Nov. 7

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials: 11/26 (writing sample) x 5

Rejection (no interview): 11/26 (night before Thanksgiving) 12/22 (by email) 12/24 (email)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 12/20 X3

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1 (1.21)

Campus interview scheduled: 1 [posted 1/21]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Campus visits finished awhile ago-- anyone know if an offer's been made?

Rhodes College (TN) - Assistant Professor of English - Creative Non-Fiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Posting Number: 0600652

Position Title: Assistant Professor of English - Creative Non-Fiction Position Type: Faculty

Division: Academic Affairs

Department: English

General Description of Position: The English Department at Rhodes College seeks to hire a specialist in Creative Non-Fiction at the level of Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), starting August, 2015. We seek an accomplished writer and dedicated teacher who can contribute broadly and energetically to our expanding Creative Writing and Literature track within the English Department. The successful candidate will join a department of active scholars and creative writers who are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Course load is 3/2, with workshops normally capped at 15 students.

Qualifications: M.F.A. and/or Ph.D. in Creative Writing or English in hand or expected by October 31. Successful candidates must demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence as well as a strong record of and potential for continued publication.

Please apply online at http://jobs.rhodes.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and continue until position is filled. Completed applications must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation. Please address in your cover letter your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate's recommenders once the candidate has entered his/her contact information. For additional information contact:

Professor Marshall Boswell, Chair boswell@rhodes.edu

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employed committed to diversity (http://rhodes.edu/collegehandbook/10309.asp) in the workforce.

Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and is the nation's 19th largest city. The city provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities. Read more about Memphis at http://www.rhodes.edu/about/22775.asp.

Deadline: Nov. 1 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled 12/4; MLA interview scheduled 12/17 (after successful Skype interview)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/21

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Has anyone heard about the outcome of this search? Has a hire been made?

Southern Utah University (UT) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Creative Nonfiction Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Southern Utah University, Utah's designated public liberal arts and sciences university, is a comprehensive, regional graduate and undergraduate degree-granting university. Located in Cedar City, Utah, it is an accredited, state-supported institution with an enrollment of nearly 8,000 students. Home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and surrounded by national parks, monuments, forests and wilderness areas that draw millions of visitors annually from around the world, it is only 40 minutes from great snow skiing and year-round golfing. It is located 2 ½ hours from Las Vegas and 3 ½ hours from Salt Lake City.

Southern Utah University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English Creative Nonfiction Writing. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position to begin August 16, 2015. Salary is commensurate with qualifications & experience; excellent benefits.

The Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing teaches a 4-4 load of creative writing classes and general education courses in composition.

The Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing will regularly teach Introduction to Genres, Intermediate Creative Non-Fiction, Advanced Creative Non-Fiction, and general education composition courses (ENGL 1010 and 2010). Other duties may include teaching GE creative writing courses; acting as editor-student advisor for the undergraduate literary journal, the Kolob Canyon Review; and coordinating with secondary education faculty on a composite degree in creative writing and education.

SUU requires service to the department, university, and community, as well as participation in related academic and professional organizations. The faculty member must represent the highly collegial English Department with integrity and in a professional and pleasant manner.

English faculty members are expected to attend and present at academic conferences and publish in their field of expertise.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. PhD in Creative Writing required (MFA may be considered). 2. Demonstrated success in teaching creative nonfiction, creative writing, and general education composition classes at the university level. 3. Published book, accepted manuscript, or publications in national journals in the primary genre of creative non-fiction (required) and/or publications in poetry or fiction (playwriting may also be considered). 4. Familiarity with innovative pedagogical approaches, outcome based learning, and current assessment methods preferred. 5. Experience in editing/producing a literary journal preferred. 6. Experience with a secondary education preferred. 7. In accordance with Utah State Code 53A-3-410, appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful passing of a background check. Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.suu.edu (Job #1400282) or use the direct link at http://jobs.suu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53205 and click on Apply for this posting.

Individuals are asked to attach, electronically, the following required documents: a cover letter, resume/CV, copies of unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, sample of creative work (not to exceed 30 double-spaced pages), student evaluations, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Applications must be submitted by the closing date of January 30, 2015. If you have questions or problems with the application process, contact Human Resources at jobs@suu.edu or 435-586-7754. Southern Utah University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Jan. 30

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: Offer accepted [posted 4/17]

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University of Denver (CO) - TT Assistant Professor - Creative Non-fiction and Latino/-a Literature - JOB SEARCH CANCELLED [11/18/14] Edit

The Department of English at the University of Denver invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Creative Non-fiction with an emphasis in Latino/-a literature . Ability to teach both creative writing workshops and literature required. Duties will include teaching a full range of courses in American ethnic literature and creative non-fiction at the undergraduate and graduate level. This assistant professor will be responsible for all advising and mentoring activities required of full-time faculty. The successful candidate must have an active research agenda.

Required Education and Qualifications:

  • PhD in literature or creative writing preferred
  • Appropriate university teaching experience

Instructions for candidates:

Those who wish to apply must submit an online application at http://www.dujobs.org and attach a cover letter, a C.V., and any relevant supporting materials. Please have three (3) letters of recommendation sent by email attachment to lbenselm@du.edu or by first class mail to L. Bensel-Meyers, Chair, Department of English, 2000 E. Asbury Avenue, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Simply Hired

Deadline: Nov. 1 (review begins)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Also posted at Ethnic American Lit. 2015
  • ¿Por qué?
  • Q. (11/18): How was cancellation announced? What was reason given?
  • A. (11/19): Received an e-mail saying we are cancelling the search for the position to which you applied. No reason given. 
  • In a haze of purple ganja, it seemed a good idea to cancel the search. More time for ganja.

University of Iowa (IA) - TT Asst. Professor, Creative Nonfiction - OFFER(S) 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 2015.

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.

The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Education Requirement: Terminal degree in Creative Writing or English in hand by August 19, 2015 (MFA or PhD)

Required Qualifications: At least one completed book in literary nonfiction; evidence of effective teaching at the university level; secondary interest in another literary form; 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.

Link to Apply: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/65029

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 

  • [CAMPUS INTERVIEWS posted in header on 1/19]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 4/03 per announcement. 2 separate positions accepted.

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University of San Diego (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing, Creative Non-Fiction Emphasis - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Position Description: The Department of English at the University of San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Creative Writing, Creative Non-Fiction Emphasis. Teaching load is three courses per semester, with possible course reduction through Faculty Research Grants. Position includes assisting with an online literary journal and a reading series. Effective Fall 2015. For full consideration, all materials must be posted on Interfolio by October 15, 2014. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA Convention in Vancouver in 2015.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and to publication. PhD in Creative Writing preferred; MFA considered.

Application Instructions: Application materials must include cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3 confidential letters of recommendation, and a representative sample of your work (maximum 15 pages). In addition to applying through Interfolio, please go to USD's HR site to register as an applicant: http//www.sandiego.edu/jobs. Click on "Search Jobs." Go to Job Number IRC14709.

USD is an Equal Opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates from underrepresented and underserved groups are encouraged to apply.

Link to Apply: http://apptrkr.com/509420

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview): 12/5 x 4 (per email)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Brad Malekian (https://www.sandiego.edu/cas/english/news_events/news_detail.php?_focus=51398)

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  • Looks like they gave this job to someone with neither a PhD or an MFA (listed as the desired qualifications- PhD preferred, MFA considered,) based on the announcement (MA in Professional Writing from USC.)

Warren Wilson College (NC) - Professor of Undergraduate Writing, Creative Nonfiction (Full-Time Non-TT) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

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

This is a full-time, junior-level position in an extended contract system with a 3-3 load. All regular writing faculty teach broadly, with courses that include introductory multi-genre classes, tiered single-genre workshops, and first-year writing seminars. Faculty in this position would develop tiered courses in creative nonfiction that seek to expose students to the breadth of the genre and would also develop reading courses in their area of expertise aimed at diversifying and deepening our students' exposure to contemporary literature.

We seek candidates with an M.F.A. and/or Ph.D. in Creative Writing/English/Literature (in hand by August 2015). Successful candidates will have significant and relevant publications, evidence of excellence in and commitment to teaching undergraduates, demonstrated interest in writing pedagogy, and the expectation of continued creative and/or scholarly work. We welcome applicants with a secondary specialization in writing-across-the curriculum, poetry, or composition.

Warren Wilson College, known for its low-residency MFA, is the only national liberal arts program that fully integrates work and service into its core educational model-a Triad education of academics, work, and service. Current campus-wide initiatives emphasize diversity and social identity, sustainability, and interdisciplinary teaching. We are located on 1200 forested acres in the beautiful Swannanoa Valley just east of Asheville, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. (Learn more at our website: www.warren-wilson.edu.)

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and c.v. to 2014creativewritingsearch@warren-wilson.edu. Electronic submissions are required. Submitted documents should be titled as follows: LastNameFirstInitial-Item. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: open until filled (posted at HigherEdJobs.com on 09/19/14)

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for Additional Materials: 5 (11/18)

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): 1 (12/18, phone) X3

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 4/15

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Any news? 
  • -Nada. I sensed a "you'll wait around for us" vibe.
  • Campus interviewees have been contacted. [posted 2/4]

Washburn University (KS) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative NonfictionEdit

The English Department at Washburn University is seeking a Creative Nonfiction writer to join a vital writing program with well-published colleagues in fiction and poetry. This position is a full-time 9-month, tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2015.

Required Qualifications:

  • MFA or PhD in English; will consider an MA degree in English, and/or ABD applicants with a publication record in creative nonfiction.
  • Successful record of teaching courses in creative nonfiction writing.
  • Successful record of teaching a variety of composition courses.
  • Publications in creative nonfiction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A proven record of significant publications in creative nonfiction.
  • A proven record of publishing and editing literary magazines.
  • Experience advising and mentoring English majors.

Responsibilities:

  • As part of a four-course per semester teaching load, the position comprises teaching courses in Creative Nonfiction, Publication Lab, Reading for Writers, First-Year Composition, and Advanced Composition.
  • Advising and mentoring English majors.
  • Scholarly/creative and service activities consistent with a tenure-track position are expected.

Application Procedures:

  • Application review will begin March 20, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Send application letter, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts, and three letters of references electronically to: Assistant Professor Creative Nonfiction Search Committee, Washburn University, Department of English, 1700 SW. College Ave., Topeka, KS. 66621, english@washburn.edu. (do not send additional materials until requested). Only electronic applications and application materials will be accepted. For questions, Dr. Wade may be contacted at: danny.wade@washburn.edu. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Washburn University is an EOE. To enrich education through diversity, candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. http://www.washburn.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins March 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

West Virginia University (WV) - TT Asst. Professor, Creative Writing, Nonfiction - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of English at West Virginia University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in creative writing-nonfiction; additional credentials in fiction are welcome. Candidates must hold an MFA or PhD, have at least one book of nonfiction in print or in press with a highly-regarded publisher, and be able to demonstrate strong teaching ability. Duties will include undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing, mentoring of MFA students and supervision of their theses, and service in the department and MFA program. The teaching load is 2-2.

The Department of English has a faculty of 43 in creative writing, literature, socio-linguistics, and composition and rhetoric, and we offer a full range of academic programs (B.A., M.A., M.A. in Professional Writing and Editing, M.F.A., and Ph.D.). The teaching load for research-active graduate faculty is two courses per semester. West Virginia University is designated a “research-high activity” university with more than 30,000 students. The city of Morgantown, which is often ranked among the best small cities in the United States, is conveniently located within driving distance of Pittsburgh, Columbus, and Washington, D.C.

The position begins August 16, 2015. For possible interviews at MLA, initial review will begin October 15, 2014; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled. WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. APPLICATION. Please send a letter of application and c.v. to Mary Ann Samyn, Chair, CW Search Committee, Department of English, PO Box 6296, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6296. Additional materials may be requested later. E-mail applications consisting of a single PDF file can be sent to maryann.samyn@mail.wvu.edu For more information, please visit our website: http://www.english.wvu.edu

https://apply.interfolio.com/26482

MLA JIL 09/12/14

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: 3

Request for Additional Materials: 2 (10/14) 1(10/15)

Rejection Letter (no interview): 3/15

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

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

Arkansas Tech University - TT Asst. Professor of English - Creative Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Arkansas Tech University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to teach in our B.F.A. in creative writing beginning mid-August 2015. Ph.D. preferred, ABD required. Specialization in any creative genre including digital publication will be considered. Preference may be given to candidates with secondary specialization in TESOL, technical writing, applied linguistics, English education, or film/television studies. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to general education instruction, including composition. Arkansas Tech is a mid-sized liberal arts university emphasizing teaching (4/4 load) and undergraduate education. Graduate programs include M.A. in English, M.A. in TESOL, and Master of Liberal Arts.

Closing date is February 27, 2015. Send letter of application, resume, copies of transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Carl Brucker, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English and World Languages, Witherspoon 142, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR 72801. Electronic submissions may be sent to engl@atu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately after the application deadline.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 27

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/13

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 5/4

NOTES:

Augsburg College (MN) - TT Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of English/Writing-MFA Program Director -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Augsburg College seeks a vibrant leader with significant professional accomplishment to help build its growing low-residency MFA in Creative Writing. The appointment is a tenure-track teaching appointment at the advanced assistant or associate professor level and includes a 50 percent administrative assignment that is subject to renewal in three years. Credit toward tenure (up to three years) is available, based on previous teaching experience.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished teaching artist, with a terminal degree in the field (MFA or PhD), a significant publication record in at least one of the program genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting or screenwriting), and a record of excellence in teaching and mentorship. The Committee is especially interested in writers who are working in multiple genres. Administrative experience and familiarity with low-residency programs and online teaching are preferred.

The Director is responsible for the annual Summer Residency schedule of workshops, craft seminars, panel discussions and public readings involving students, faculty and visiting writers and supervises all aspects of the off-campus mentor studios and electronic classrooms. The Director also serves on the Graduate Council and is a member of the English department.

Summer teaching responsibilities include leading a residency workshop and offering a craft talk and/or a public reading. Fall and spring teaching responsibilities include one-on-one mentoring of five MFA students and leading an online reading-as-writers course each term with the same five mentees as a group.

The Director cooperates with faculty colleagues who teach optional concentration courses in translation, teaching theory and practice, and publishing assisting in the work of the programs national writing prize and literary publishing house Howling Bird Press.

The Director also plays a significant role in enrollment management, working with the graduate admissions office to carry out a strategic plan for the marketing of the program and local, regional, and national recruitment of MFA students. The Director coordinates an exciting MFA creative writing faculty, collaborating with them on the definition of student admission criteria and the review of applications and manuscripts.

Other work includes maintaining all academic requirements in keeping with accreditation; collaborating with IT in creating exceptional online environments, overseeing the program's operating budget and program assessment, and representing the program at conferences. The director also supervises the work of a .5 administrative assistant who supports the program.

Among the distinctive features of the college are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The Colleges commitment to the local neighborhood and the world is enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education, the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. Augsburgs commitment to diversity is reflected in the student body: for the past four years, students of color comprised nearly 40 percent of the incoming first-year class. With approximately 1,000 students living on campus, Augsburg engages students in a wide range of co-curricular activities, including NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.

Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the citys largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a vibrant branch campus in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Namibia.

Augsburg College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to approximately 4,000 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 15:1, the college focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings. See more at http://www.augsburg.edu.

Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.

To apply for this position, go online to http://www.augsburg.edu/hr and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching quality (syllabi and evaluations) by November 15, 2014. In addition, please have 3 letters of professional recommendation sent to Judi Green in the Academic Affairs office, at greenj@augsburg.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/2 via email

Rejection (no interview): 2/10

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1/5 request for Skype interviews to be completed by 1/20

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Member of Search Committee: Deadline for applications extended to 4 p.m. CST Friday, Nov. 21.

Bryn Mawr College (PA) - TT Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction / Creative Nonfiction) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Creative Writing Program, part of the Arts Program at Bryn Mawr College, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Creative Writing to begin August 1, 2015, with a specialization in prose fiction and creative nonfiction.

The Creative Writing Program (CWP) offers a comprehensive curriculum of workshops to undergraduate students at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. Class sizes are small and all courses are writing-intensive. The CWP aims to serve both students who might wish to pursue graduate studies in Creative Writing and those who wish to explore Creative Writing on a course-by-course basis. An annual Reading Series brings writers of national and international reputation in all literary genres to campus.

Candidates must have an M.F.A. or Ph.D. degree in Creative Writing (or equivalent expertise) in hand by the start date, with a record of significant publications. Academic responsibilities include: teaching three beginning/intermediate or advanced-level undergraduate creative writing courses each year in fiction and/or creative nonfiction and a critical thinking and intensive writing course for first year students. We expect this new faculty member to participate in staffing and administration of the CWP including the Reading Series.

Submit as single pdf documents a curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining writing and teaching interests and experience as they relate to this position, and names and contact information for three referees by November 3, 2014 to the Creative Writing Program Search Committee via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/25190. Please do not send publications; these will be requested at a later stage of the search. Applications received by November 3, 2014 will receive full consideration.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 3 2014

Acknowledgment received: 3

Request for additional materials: 11/14, 11/20 (X2)

Rejection (no interview): 1-3/4/15 (via email, which stated the college "has concluded its search")

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • I'm not privy to the inner-workings behind this ad, nor do I know anything about the school or creative writing program (CWP), but it's worth noting that the CWP website lists several well-published faculty members, yet they're all NTT (Lecturer or VAP). Odd, and a sign that chances are good this job will go to someone already on the faculty.
  • Yes, I agree. I believe there is an internal candidate who will be preferred for the job--Daniel Torday. 
  • Q: What materials were requested? A: 20-page writing sample and rec letters
  • My status on Interfolio changed to "Incomplete" about a week ago and now I see that the reason it is "Incomplete" is that it does not have the writing sample or letters of rec, both of which were not asked for in the initial application. Is anyone else experiencing this? I most certainly did not get an email from BM asking for more materials.
  • Yes, this happened to me as well. No e-mail from BM, but "incomplete" on Interfolio. Now that I'm looking, the same is true for Dartmouth (three rejections), and I still see an "incomplete" for last year's U of Kentucky application.
  • x3
  • I wonder if this is just some procedural weirdness. I looked up the incompletes on my own Interfolio and found that a job I interviewed for a few years ago had an "incomplete" next to it.
  • For the candidate who wrote that further materials requested: did they email you or did you find out via a new 'incomplete" status on Interfolio?
  • Emailed me.
  • I assume then, anybody who did not get an email asking for more materials should not supply them via interfolio?
  • To the above questioners:  it isn't that complicated. Your Interfolio apps are "incomplete" b/c there are more materials Bryn Mawr is having some people supply. But if you didn't get an emai requesting those materials, no, do not supply them.

California College of the Arts (CA) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor in Modern or Contemporary American Literature and Creative Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant/Associate Professor, Writing & Literature, MFA Writing Programs California College of the Arts

FULL-TIME (TENURE TRACK), EXEMPT JOB # 2270 January 2015

THE COLLEGE: Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) offers twenty-two undergraduate and twelve graduate programs in the areas of Fine Arts, Architecture, Design, and Writing. The college offers BFA, BA, MFA, MA, MBA, BArch, MArch, MAAD, and MDes degrees. It has campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, and currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students. CCA students are encouraged to work in an interdisciplinary manner, undertaking projects and collaborations with students in other majors and engaging with outside communities.

PROGRAM SUMMARY: The Writing & Literature program at CCA offers a BA in Writing & Literature and delivers instruction to all students in composition, literature, and creative writing. Faculty in Writing & Literature may also have the opportunity to teach graduate-level courses, including those in the MFA Writing program. Both writing programs are part of the Humanities & Sciences Division, which also offers the general education curriculum for all undergraduate students in the college. The general education curriculum consists of courses in writing, literature, visual studies, history, philosophy, math, and science. In keeping with its mission of delivering a liberal arts education through the arts, CCA offers a strong academic component that supports students’ work in their majors while adding to the breadth of knowledge they encounter.

POSITION SUMMARY: CCA is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track assistant or associate professor in modern or contemporary American literature with an interest in world literature and expertise in creative writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or cross-genre), to begin August 2015. Course load is 2/3.

The successful candidate will have an exceptional teaching record in college-level literature and will also demonstrate significant experience in teaching creative writing. We are particularly interested in applicants with a literature focus that supplements current program offerings and reflects the concerns and demographics of an international school situated within the unique culture and interdisciplinary environment of the San Francisco Bay Area.

We are also interested in applicants whose research practice and pedagogy promise to connect with the College’s fine art, design, and architecture students/faculty. Interdisciplinary experience is a plus, and genres could include fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, as well as hybrid and experimental writing.

We seek a candidate with a global perspective, who has the potential to teach 200-level electives and 300-level seminars in her or his area of expertise, which may include introductory and advanced literature and creative writing courses. In keeping with CCA’s commitment to diversity, community engagement, and social justice, we seek candidates who cultivate an equitable scholarly environment and curriculum. With an increasingly international student body, candidates should have a proven track record of teaching and leading in a culturally-competent manner with a global perspective, working with diverse groups, and fostering an understanding of and respect for diverse cultural practices. Service to the program and the university is expected. Additional responsibilities include the direction of senior theses and possibly graduate courses.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD in literature (or an equivalent field) or MFA in Creative Writing; a minimum of three years’ postdoctoral/post-MFA teaching experience; significant critical, scholarly publications, and/or translations; at least one book of literary scholarship, plus significant creative writing publications in nationally recognized venues. Minimum of two books of creative work are required for an Associate level appointment.

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, and should demonstrate active and ongoing participation in professional/ scholarly/ creative work (through a record of presentations, workshops, publications, conferences, etc.). Leadership ability, evidence of administrative ability, graduate teaching experience, and commitment to collaboration are highly desirable. Associate level hire will be offered an accelerated negotiable path to tenure.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; includes a comprehensive benefits package.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 with a final deadline of: February 15, 2015.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit the following electronically in PDF format: a letter of interest highlighting research interests, curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, letters from three professional references under separate cover(s) or as a separate PDF, and copies of recent books or publications. Please note in cover letter if you plan to attend the MLA conference in January.

We recommend compressing your files into a .zip file format. Documents larger than 10MB should be submitted via download link. PDF files should be emailed to:

California College of the Arts, Human Resources (Job #2270), employment@cca.edu

CCA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

Chronicle

Deadline: Feb. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 (Skype) [posted March 7]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2015
  • The HR website for the CCA states that the final deadline was Jan 9, not Feb 15 as is listed here. Does anyone know which deadline is correct?
  • They re-posted the job with the new deadline, possibly because it wasn't advertised widely enough the first go round. Doesn't look like they've updated the HR site.

California State University, Northridge (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of Creative Writing, Narrative - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Tenure track. M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing, with a specialization in narrative, awarded prior to August 19, 2015. The successful candidate for this position will be expected to contribute to the ongoing development of a thriving Creative Writing Option at both undergraduate and graduate levels; teach upper division and graduate courses in fiction, creative nonfiction, prose forms, and creative writing theory; regularly teach a multi-genre GE introduction to creative writing that covers poetry, fiction, and drama; and continue to develop as an active artist and scholar. Desirable secondary interests include: new media and digital writing, transnational literatures, ethnographic writing, mixed/multiple writing genres, popular literatures, genre-based writing, critical theory and/or cultural studies, especially as they relate to creative writing. Evidence of teaching effectiveness required; evidence of published creative work and potential for continuing development as a writer required; potential for successful scholarly activity/publication strongly desirable. Applicants must demonstrate leadership qualities, the ability to work collaboratively, and a commitment to working with a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse student population drawn largely from the Los Angeles area, as well as with international students. Creative activity and service also required. The standard teaching load at Northridge is 12 units (4/4; 3/3 for the first two years), although competitive reassigned time is available for research, creative activity, and/or curriculum development. Review full job announcement on department website. Send letter of application, CV, and 3-5 confidential letters of recommendation to Dr. Katharine Haake, Chair, Creative Writing Search and Screen, Dept. of English, CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8248, USA. Priority consideration to applications received by November 3, 2014. CSUN is in the Los Angeles area and is an EO/AA employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/26828

MLA JIL 09/26/14

Deadline: Nov. 3 2014

Acknowledgment received: 11/18

Request for additional materials: 12/2 via email; Request for additional materials to include a writing sample and evidence of teaching excellents via email sent 12/2/14

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): SKYPE interview scheduled [posted 1/7/15]

Rejection (after preliminary interview): REJECTED 1/16/15

Campus interview scheduled: x4 [posted 1/16 in header]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Carlow University (PA) - Program Director and Full-Time Faculty - MFA in Creative Writing - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is a distinctive low-residency program in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Students spend a two week January residency at Carlow University, Pittsburgh, and a two week June residency at Trinity College Dublin, studying with award winning writers. Student mentor ratio is 5:1. After the residencies, students continue a five month practicum with their mentors. The program attracts students of diverse ages from across the United States. Please see the program website at: www.carlow.edu/MFA

The Program Director holds a full-time faculty position with Carlow University. The director provides effective administrative leaderships and managerial skills in: defining and assessing program outcomes, developing strategic approaches to planning; managing human, fiscal and physical resources; pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities; generating and managing grant funds in support of teaching, research, and development; facilitating mentoring and retention of program faculty and mentors. In addition, the Director interacts with MFA students through teaching and advising.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Evaluate faculty and staff performance
  • Participate in academic program reviews as requested
  • Serve on academic committees
  • Abide by university policy as stated in the Employee Handbook and Faculty Handbook
  • Participate in the admissions process for new students
  • Maintain MFA policy guidelines
  • Design the program for residencies; hiring mentors and speakers
  • Communicate regularly with American and Irish mentors to assure academic rigor in all aspects of the curriculum
  • Remain current on publishing industry and writers in all genres
  • Encourage a sense of community with students of all ages, mentors, and graduates that is respectful of cultural differences
  • Keep organized records of students' progress and guiding them through the defense process
  • Assist in the promoting of the MFA program with marketing materials, printed and online
  • Cooperate with the Advancement Office to seek new ideas and funding sources
  • Demonstrate and reflect an understanding of and commitment of the mission and core values of the University and the Sisters of Mercy.

The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based on departmental needs.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate or terminal degree in Creative Writing or a related discipline or academic field required.
  • Act 33, Act 34, and FBI Fingerprint Clearances Required.
  • Demonstrated leadership or administrative experience, potential for securing external funding and a vision for the future of the Department as we continue to innovate in creative and global aspects of the discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in and vision for online education and a willingness to actively engage in entrepreneurial activities and partnerships with the profession.
  • Minimum five years of full-time teaching experience, or equivalent experience, in an institution of higher learning including online instruction and course development (Blackboard, WebAdvisor, etc...).
  • Minimum of three years in curriculum development and outcome assessment.
  • Erudition of all genres: fiction, poetry and nonfiction
  • Technologies experience: E-mail software - Outlook; Course Management System - Blackboard, Web Advisor; Microsoft office applications - Excel, PowerPoint
  • Publishing of a full length book or publications in literary journals.
  • Appropriate scholarship including conferences, presentations, and/or panels.

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct. They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional obligations.

Send cover letter and resume to HR4@carlow.edu. Please reference job code "MFAHEJ02" in your application.

Carlow University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer by choice. We value diversity and we are committed to the recruitment of underrepresented groups.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 2/25/15)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.): Phone Interviews Scheduled (3/19)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Centenary College (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing with a Specialization in either Poetry or Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey invites applicants for a fulltime, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English and Foreign Languages. We seek a candidate with a specialization in either poetry or fiction, with a demonstrated strong secondary specialization in the other genre. This position commences Fall 2015.

The successful candidate will teach twelve credits per semester, primarily in a variety of creative writing genres, but also in first-year composition and contemporary literature courses as needed. In addition, the incumbent of this position will be expected to contribute actively to a growing creative writing community on campus that includes a literary magazine, a student-run workshop group, and regular reading events featuring both students and visiting writers. This position also carries the expectation of continued publication and service to the college.

The deadline for application is January 15, 2015.

Centenary College, founded in 1867, is a vibrant, growing and innovative independent, applied liberal arts College with a student body of about 2,500, which includes students from 21 states and 14 foreign countries. Primarily an undergraduate institution, selected graduate, accelerated and online programs are offered, largely in professional areas (including the MBA). The College campus is located on 105 scenic acres in Northwestern New Jersey, about 50 miles from New York City and 25 miles from Pennsylvania. Hackettstown was named by Money Magazine as one of the "Best 100 Places to Live" in the United States.

Centenary College offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits for employees and an innovative, individualized curriculum for students. The College offers students strong academic programs designed to focus on specific learning outcomes to ensure that each student succeeds. Centenary has a completely wireless campus where all full-time faculty & full-time undergraduate students in the traditional program have laptop computers. We have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary general studies that supports a high-quality liberal arts education and affordability in tuition and other student costs. Please visit our web site at: www.centenarycollege.edu.

Responsibilities for this position will include: Teach creative writing courses in a variety of genres, both in the classroom and online; Contribute to the continued curricular development of the English major track and minor in creative writing; Support a community of student creative writers; Maintain an active publication record; Teach sections of first-year composition and contemporary literature as needed

Required qualifications include: An MFA or PhD in Creative Writing; A specialization in either poetry or fiction, with a demonstrated strong secondary specialization in teaching the other genre; At least two years of successful college or university teaching; Experience teaching a variety of genres in creative writing at the college level; significant publications in a variety of nationally recognized literary magazines, a sustained publication history, and a dedication to future publication

Additional desired qualifications include: Experience and commitment to teaching in a small-school environment; The ability to teach contemporary literature courses in a variety of genres; Active engagement with and awareness of the fields of contemporary poetry and fiction; Experience teaching first-year composition

To apply, email a cover letter, cv, and statement of teaching philosophy to hrdept@centenarycollege.edu by January 15. Letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and a teaching portfolio will be requested after the screening of initial applicants.

LOCAL & REGIONAL CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY SINCE TRAVEL & RELOCATION EXPENSE PROVISIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION.

Deadline: Jan. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1/16, via email

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.):  [see NOTES] Phone interview scheduled 3/14/2015

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone received any follow-up from Centenary College after a request for additional materials?
  • Phone interviews were scheduled a couple weeks ago. [posted 3/1]

Chatham University (PA) - Assistant Professor of English (American Literature + Creative Writing)Edit

Now fully coed, Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, has over 2,100 students in the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability; and the School of Arts, Science and Business. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson, and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been named to Sierra magazine’s list of top 20 “cool schools” and mentioned in Forbes as one of the places “contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for green living.” Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened the world’s first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus, in 2014. Consistently ranked as a best college by "U.S. News & World Reports", Chatham earned the highest ranking among western Pennsylvania institutions in the “Regional Universities – North” category for 2014-2015.

Chatham invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English (American Literature + Creative Writing) beginning August 15, 2015. Primary responsibilities will be in the undergraduate and BFA/MFA programs in English and American Literature. We are especially interested in candidates with the promise of excellence in teaching and publication who can also contribute to the University’s Mission initiatives: Global Awareness, Engagement and Responsibility, and Sustainability & the Environment. The successful candidate will have a 3-3 teaching load with expectations in scholarship, advising, and departmental, college, and university service. Teaching includes First-Year Seminar, American Literature surveys, upper-level seminars, BFA Creative Writing classes, and an MFA graduate class. Advising, mentoring, and directing undergraduate and graduate theses required. Chatham prides itself on its strong faculty and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

This is a 9-month renewable-term appointment and salary is commensurate with qualifications.

A Ph.D. in literature is required.

Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

Interested candidates should visit http://www.chatham.edu/careers and follow the instructions to complete the application process. Applicants should also include a cover letter and resume in the application process. To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/28737

MLA JIL 02/06/15

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

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Christopher Newport University - Full-Time (Non-TT) Lecturer in English (Creative Writing)Edit

The Department of English at Christopher Newport University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in English, effective August 17, 2015. This position is a full-time, non-tenure-track appointment, with a nominal teaching load of 4-4. Required qualifications include evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level, with an interest in teaching first- and second-year composition, creative writing, and contemporary literature survey courses. Preference will be given to candidates who have a specialization in one or more of the following: fantasy and/or science fiction literature and graphic novels and/or professional writing. The Ph.D. in English or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Lecturer. Individuals who are ABD and will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment and/or possess a masters degree in a related field may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.

Christopher Newport University has a vibrant Department of English that offers concentrations in literature and writing. Successful candidates should be able to teach effectively and have a promising scholarly agenda and commitment to taking an active part in the life and work of the Department and University.

CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2014 freshman class of 1,200 students was selected from nearly 8,000 admission applications, and presented high school GPA and SAT score middle 50% ranges of 3.5-4.0 and 1080-1230, respectively. Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the Universitys liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library, home to the most comprehensive maritime research collections in the world; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. CNU faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to:

Office of Human Resources

Lecturer of English (Creative Writing) Faculty Search

Search #8127

Christopher Newport University

1 Avenue of the Arts

Newport News, VA 23606

Or facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu

Review of applications begins April 3, 2015.

Applications received after April 3, 2015, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully committed to Access and Opportunity.

Chronicle

Deadline: April 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 

Rejection (no interview):

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Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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NOTES: This isn't a TT position. 

Chowan University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor of English (Creative and/or Technical Writing and Lit.)Edit

Chowan University invites applications for a tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor of English to begin August 2015. The area of specialization is creative and/or technical writing. Teaching responsibility also includes composition and introduction to literature. Successful candidate must have a terminal degree (Ph.D. or M.F.A.). Candidates must be committed to undergraduate teaching, advising, and the mission of a Christian university. Chowan University is a graduate, coeducational, residential, church-related university located on a beautiful campus in northeastern North Carolina in the historic town of Murfreesboro.

Interested candidates should send a letter expressing interest (including any salary requirements), curriculum vitae, transcripts and three letters of reference by e-mail to hintoj@chowan.edu or by mail to Human Resources, Attention: English Faculty Search Committee, Chowan University, One University Place, Murfreesboro NC 27855. Inquiries kept in strictest confidence. Application review begins immediately and continues until filled. As an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff, Chowan University encourages women and minorities to apply.

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 2/16/15)

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

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City College of New York, CUNY (NY) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Prof. - Caribbean Studies (Open to MFAs / Applicants with a "Creative Agenda")Edit

Claremont McKenna College (CA) - Open Rank, Creative Writing (Open Genre) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of Literature of Claremont McKenna College seeks to fill a tenured or tenure-track position in Creative Writing, genre open. A distinguished record of publication including at least one book required. The teaching requirement is four semester courses per year. Please submit no later than November 1st electronic copies of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of no more than 30-pages.

Link to Apply: https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/faculty_opening_detail.php?PostingID=1 4018

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 1

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:

  • If a listing doesn't specifically ask for a "creative writing sample," are we to assume the school wants a sample of critical or scholarly work?
  • A: I'd recommend defaulting to a selection from published book(s) and accepted or pending manuscript(s) and would not default to critical sample for a CW job unless there is a particularly salient piece of critical writing that you'd want the committee to consider.
  • Anyone have an update about this position?
  • Looking through the Athenaeum guests this semester, there are a number of writers peppered in with the captains of industry and academia. Claremont can afford to hook a big fish, though, so who knows who will pop into this position come fall
  • Haven't heard a peep and was also wondering. 
  • Position filled.

Cleveland Institute of Art (OH) - Assistant/Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing (Fiction and/or Poetry)Edit

The Department of Liberal Arts at the Cleveland Institute of Art is seeking a full-time, Assistant or Associate Professor (negotiable depending on qualifications) with demonstrated expertise to teach composition, narrative studies, and creative writing courses in its undergraduate BFA degree program. Candidates must have a strong publication record in fiction and/or poetry, in books and/or magazines and journals, with an area of focus on the literature of popular culture, including graphic narratives, science fiction, and fantasy writing. The selected applicant will teach a 3 – 3 load and is expected to produce a strong body of creative and scholarly work. Preference will be given to the candidate who shows promise of taking a leadership role in the Department. A minimum of an MFA in a relevant area of creative writing is required; a Ph.D. in English is preferred.

Candidates should have a working knowledge of popular culture art and literary forms, history, and theory, with a demonstrated expertise in one or more popular culture writing genres. Candidates must be willing to work closely with the rest of the Department’s writing faculty, and must also be willing and able to supervise the writing projects undertaken by students in CIA’s Creative Writing Concentration, a minor program within the school’s degree program. Teaching obligations will involve course assignments in composition and research writing, but since creative writing courses also support our students majoring in Illustration, Animation, Game Design, and Film and Video, assignments will also include workshop courses in science fiction, fantasy, and graphic narratives. Experience with curriculum development and review is required. Prior experience with teaching literature in an art school setting is preferred. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and tolerance in his/her work and teaching.

Applicants must submit the following (in one PDF file): Letter of intent summarizing qualifications; Statement describing teaching philosophy; Current CV/Resume; Teaching Portfolio; Sample course syllabi; Course Assignments; Transcripts; Optional Additional Documents: student evaluations, teaching evaluation and/or additional teaching materials.

In addition to the online application, three (3) confidential letters of reference should be mailed or email in pdf form to: English and Creative Writing Search Committee, Attn: Lynne Flournoy, Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106

lmflournoy@cia.edu

Position begins August 2015. Review of candidates’ credentials is scheduled to begin immediately and will continue until January 26, 2015. Incomplete and online applications will not be reviewed. Educational and background check authorizations will be required for finalists. The Institute offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is located in University Circle, close to the Case Western Reserve University campus, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Sculpture Center. The city of Cleveland’s location in Northeast Ohio affords easy access to Toronto, Chicago, New York City, and Boston.

EEO/AA Policy: The Cleveland Institute of Art is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, and to the principles that promote inclusion.

Department Website: http://www.cia.edu/academics/liberal-arts Position Start Date: August 2015

Website For Job: http://cia.edu/about-us/careers-at-cia http://finearts.academickeys.com/job/210w6gdc/AssistantAssociate_Professor_of_English_and_Creative_Writing

Deadline: Jan 26, 2015 (posted on wiki 1/17/15; originally posted ON NOVEMBER 17, 2014)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 02/04/15

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Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Colorado Mesa University (CO) - TT Asst. Prof. of English-Creative Writing (Screenwriting, Playwriting and/or Memoir) - CANCELLEDEdit

Colorado Mesa University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English—Creative Writing with a specialty in screenwriting, playwriting and/or memoir. Preference given to candidates with strong secondary expertise in one of the following: digital media, popular culture, and/or international literatures. Other areas of specialization are open, but the primary work is in creative writing. Teaching duties include first year composition and appropriate upper and lower-division writing courses. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Additional responsibilities include scholarship (i.e.: presenting at conferences, publishing work, editing journals), service to the university and department, and academic advising.

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing or a related field (from nationally accredited institution), scholarly potential, and a demonstrated commitment to college level teaching are required.

Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

THE UNIVERSITY: Colorado Mesa University is a growing public institution with an enrollment of approximately 9,500 students. CMU is located in Grand Junction in the beautiful high-desert country of Western Colorado and is adjacent to both the Colorado National Monument and the Grand Mesa. The area is famous for its outdoor recreational opportunities which range from mountain biking to skiing to rock climbing, camping, hiking, and more. The surrounding Grand Valley with its orchards and vineyards hosts numerous festivals, farmers markets and recreational events which enhance the community life of the region. Faculty members of CMU enjoy the benefits of living and working in an outstanding natural environment.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time, tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2015.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by January 2, 2015.

APPLICATION: Submit a cover letter describing qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements, responsibilities, and preferences of this position, current resume, a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts will be required upon hire), the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references, and the following completed forms:

Applicant Authorization to permit Search Committee members to review candidate transcript
Applicant Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check form
Voluntary Affirmative Action form

Mail to:

Assistant Professor of English Search (Creative Writing)
Human Resources, LHH 237
Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122
Phone: 970 248-1820

Chronicle

Deadline: Jan. 2

NOTES:

  • Phone interviews have been scheduled.
  • Search has been cancelled. [posted 2/6]

Dalhousie University (CAN) - TT Lecturer /Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Diversity Faculty Position)Edit

The Department of English and Creative Writing at Dalhousie University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position in Creative Writing at the rank of Lecturer /Assistant Professor. This position is part of the Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Award program (for more information about the program, please contact Marlo Shinyei, Academic Recruitment Advisor (902-494-2965 or Marlo.Shinyei@dal.ca). Under the terms of this award, the successful candidate must be a writer who self-identifies in at least one of the following designated groups: Aboriginal persons; and persons of African (Black) heritage.

Candidates should have a strong background in creative writing and a demonstrated potential for teaching. Areas of expertise may include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and spoken word. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and a graduate degree(s) in English and/or Creative Writing.

Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading, research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs in 11 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted historical African Canadian community, and an increasingly diversified population. The Faculty of Arts and Social Science is an interactive body of students, faculty, and staff divided into thirteen departments, many with MA and PhD programs.  In keeping with the principles of Employment Equity, the Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Award program aims to correct historic underrepresentation. This position is restricted to applicants who self-identify in one (or more) of the following groups: Aboriginal persons, or persons of African (Black) heritage.

Applications, including a CV, statement of teaching and writing interests, and three confidential letters of reference forwarded under separate cover by the referees, should be submitted by November 30th, 2014 to the Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Award, Creative Writing, English Department, Dalhousie University, PO BOX 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA B3H 4R2 or mbmacisaac@dal.ca.

MLA JIL 10/03/14

https://apply.interfolio.com/26959

Deadline: Nov. 30

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):

Offer made:

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Dominican University (IL) - TT Assistant Professor of English: Dramatic Literature and Creative Writing - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Dominican University seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English: Dramatic Literature and Creative Writing to begin August 2015. Teaching load is 3/3. All faculty members are invited to contribute to the University’s Core Curriculum.

Located in suburban Chicago, Dominican is a distinctively relationship-centered educational community, rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, and comprehensive in scope, known for its rigorous and engaging academic programs; for the care and respect with which it mentors students; for its enduring commitment to social justice; and for the enriching diversity of its students, faculty, and staff. As a Sinsinawa Dominican-sponsored institution, in the Catholic intellectual tradition, Dominican University prepares students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service, and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.

Qualifications: We seek candidates with demonstrated excellence as teachers of undergraduates. Ph.D. with specialization in dramatic literature and experience teaching creative writing and composition required.

Publication of creative work in drama, fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with experience supervising creative writing projects and prepared to direct a creative writing program.

To Apply: Please apply online at https://jobs.dom.edu. Applicants will be asked to submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Cover letter should address applicant’s teaching philosophy in the context of Dominican University’s mission.

Application deadline is October 20, 2014.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Link to Apply: https://jobs.dom.edu/postings/2046

Deadline: Oct. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

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Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Generalist 2015
  • What is a "relationship-centered educational community" exactly?

Eastern University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Writing - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

Eastern University, a university of the liberal arts and sciences located in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Writing with specialization in at least one genre to begin in August 2015.

Required qualifications: 1) Applicants must hold terminal degree in creative writing (MFA or PhD) or related field by August 2015. 2) Demonstrated ability to teach traditional creative writing workshops in multiple genres, as well as composition and literature courses. 3) Substantial publication record and/or editorial experience. Desirable qualifications: 1) New media, Publishing, Journalism or Professional Writing subspecialties as evidenced by specific coursework, courses taught, presentations and/or publications. 2) A balanced commitment to scholarly/creative work and teaching excellence.

EU is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, integrated learning, and engagement in our classrooms and in our communities. We value excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to work collegially with others in a collaborative setting.

Responsibilities include a 4/4 teaching load; mentoring and advising students; and engaging in service to the department and university.

Applicants are requested to send a cover letter to include a brief statement of their faith, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation to jobs@eastern.edu. Fullest consideration will be given to materials received by December 1, 2014.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27443

MLA JIL 10/24/14

Deadline:  Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: X Received 1/27/15

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any news on this one? 

Eastern New Mexico University - TT Assistant Professor of English - Creative Writing - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is seeking qualified candidates to teach as a full-time tenure-track, 9 month Assistant Professor of English. Salary will be based on degree and experience, paid on a credit hour basis.

Requirements:

Duties and Responsibilities: •4/4 teaching load, scholarship, and service •Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Job Requirements: •Terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA) in English or a related field required. ABD will be considered. •Ideal candidates will have a strong academic background in and experience with writing instruction in one or more areas of specialization, including but not limited to, creative non-fiction, fiction, writing for media, poetry, technical writing, and/or composition.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: •Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community Physical Demand and Working Conditions: •Work is physically active in nature that at times requires exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Additional Information:

Date Available: August 2015

Application Review Date: Open until filled

Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check.

Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page. Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application:

Required Documents: Letter of interest; Curriculum vitae; Contact information for three references (Blind reference call will be made on applicants who become finalist for the position); Transcripts (unofficial for application purposes).

ENMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status in its programs, activities, or employment. People seeking additional information about the University’s non-discrimination policy should contact the Affirmative Action Officer at (575) 562-2105 or ashley.keefer@enmu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation can call the office of human resources at (575) 562-2115.

INDEED.COM

Deadline: not stated (posted 3/25/15)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 4/15 (writing sample, LORs) [3]

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled Skype Interviews Scheduled 22-25APR15

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Yes

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard anything since Skype Interviews?
  • Not a word since Skype. My assumption is always that the committee has moved on without me.
  • There's a chance they're still mulling over applicants while eating giant burritos.
  • I assumed they had chosen another candidate. 
  • I think we sometimes assume everyone uses this page, when in reality, less than half know it exists or even post updates. Think about it: the Skype round usually involves 8-10 candidates. You rarely see more than 3 Skype interview confirmations here.
  • Very true. Thanks, I just wondered and had to ask. I always assume I am out of the running after a week or two also. I think the worst part of the job process is the interminable wait to hear (and oftentimes one never hears). Thanks for the quick responses.

Ferris State University (MI) - TT Assist. Prof of Literature and Writing (2 Positions)  - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Position Number: F11430/F11428

Posting Number:F0001407

Position Title: Assist. Prof of Literature and Writing (9-Month Tenure Track)

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Ferris State University - Big Rapids

Part-time/Full-time: Full-time

Summary of Position: Principal responsibilities include upper and lower-level composition and teaching literary theory, introduction to literature, or other literature classes per semester as needed; holding office hours, providing meaningful and timely feedback to students, advising, providing service to the university, college and/or department, participation in assessment and remaining current in content area(s).

Required Education: Ph.D. in English Literary Studies, or related field. Candidates must have PhD in hand by August 1, 2015.

Required Work Experience: Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate writing.

Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Preference given to candidates with undergraduate teaching experience, graduate credit and/or publication in one or more of the following: literary theory, literature of diverse cultures, cultural studies or media studies, popular culture and literature, creative writing, writer’s workshops, teaching of secondary Ed. English or experience with publications.

Posting Date: 09/19/2014

Initial Application Review Date: 09/26/2014

Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1(Required): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcripts of your Ph.D. degree. Transcripts must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Your cover letter must include your background for the position, teaching experience and approach, and research interests.

Duties: Teach face-to-face and on-line classes in literature and writing courses (a 4/4 teaching load). There may be an opportunity to teach additional literature courses appropriate to credentials.

Link to Apply: https://employment.ferris.edu/postings/20608

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins Sept. 26 (open until filled)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 (12/10)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/18/14

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Framingham State University (MA) - TT Assistant Professor-English/Creative Writing - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Framingham State University, located just 20 miles west of Boston, is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution offering 26 undergraduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and professional fields. Nearly 6,000 students attend Framingham State, including nearly 2,000 graduate students. Framingham State University offers graduate degrees in 25 fields, including an extensive graduate program for teachers in international schools. The University takes pride in its 30,000 alumni, most of whom live and work in Massachusetts. The University is just the right size - small enough for learning to be personal and collaborative, yet large and diverse enough to broaden students' understanding of their world. This broadening of perspectives and appreciation of diversity is one of the hallmarks of a first-rate undergraduate education.

Job Description: The English Department invites gifted writers and teachers to apply for a tenure-track position to teach creative writing, first-year writing, and literature. Candidates with secondary fields in professional writing or rhetoric and composition are especially encouraged to apply. A terminal degree is required by the time of appointment, with preference given to applicants with a Ph.D. in creative writing or literature and highly qualified applicants with an M.F.A. We seek a colleague with demonstrated excellence as a teacher of creative writing-particularly fiction and creative non-fiction-and first-year composition with a strong record of published work. The course load is 3/3 and will ordinarily include three creative writing courses, one or two first-year composition courses, and one or two professional writing or introductory literature courses.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: A terminal degree is required by the time of appointment, with preference given to applicants with a Ph.D. in creative writing or literature and highly qualified applicants with an M.F.A.

Preferred Qualifications: We seek a colleague with demonstrated excellence as a teacher of creative writing-particularly fiction and creative non-fiction-and first -year composition with a strong record of published work.

Additional Information:

Framingham State University conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile on final candidates prior to an offer of employment for all positions. Framingham State University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.

Framingham State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of underrepresented groups and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions: Please apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and a dossier, including three letters of recommendation. For best consideration, please submit materials by Friday, January 9, 2015. Semi-finalists will be asked to submit a half-hour video of one of their classes, as well as twenty pages of fiction or twenty pages of non-fiction, either published or unpublished, to Professor Carolyn Maibor, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English, Framingham State University, 100 State St., Framingham, MA 01701 by Monday, February 23, 2015; finalists will be invited to campus and required to submit official transcripts. If you need assistance applying online, please click here.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530.

Link to Apply: http://www.Click2Apply.net/wm2xj5f

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 09 2015

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1/22 (via email; asked for writing sample and teaching video) x3

Rejection (no interview): 3/31

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3/13

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • To those who are semi-finalists/received an email request for additional materials, do you have a PhD and/or a book published as part of your credentials?

A: I have an MFA and a book under contract, as well as 7+ years teaching experience.

A2: I have a Ph.D. and a book published, as well as 12+ years teaching experience.

A3: I have an MFA, a book with a small press, and 10 years of teaching experience. 

  • Has anyone applied to this job yet? In regards to letters of reference, I'm a bit confused by the application process versus what they're asking us to submit. (The online application link in the listing directs you to submit the names and email addresses of references, but the listing clearly asks you to submit "a dossier, including three letters of recommendation". There isn't any mention of Interfolio, so do they expect us to submit the letters ourselves (and isn't that considered bad form)?
  • Thoughts? 
  • If there's an online form, I would personally put interfolio email addresses there, and then also submit the letters to search committee via Interfolio delivery. If you want, include a page with recommender info and a short explanation, saying "for your convenience, I have included interfolio email links on online form and also sent recommendations in a delivery that should shortly arrive, blah blah." Probably not a big deal as long as they get the recs in some form or fashion.

Franklin College (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Multiple Positions; fields incl. Creative Writing - Fiction and/or Poetry) - POSITIONS FILLEDEdit

Hartwick College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English and Theatre Arts at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2015, pending final administrative approval. We seek candidates with expertise in teaching the writing of all forms of prose fiction and creative nonfiction. Minimum qualifications include the appropriate terminal degree (typically the Master of Fine Arts) in Creative Writing by the time of the appointment with at least one book of fiction or creative non-fiction published reputably. Specific teaching assignments will include introductory creative writing (poetry and fiction); intermediate and advanced fiction and creative nonfiction workshops; supervision of independent and directed studies -- including Capstone Senior Projects -- in fiction writing and creative nonfiction; composition; and possibly courses in introductory literature and other general education requirements, including First Year Seminars. Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours or their equivalent per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the College's distinctive four-week January Term. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, active engagement in scholarly or creative activities, and working closely with students in a small college environment. Committee service and academic advising also are expected for tenure and promotion.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1500 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority. Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to "be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning."

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. As such, employment at Hartwick College is contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching and creative excellence or the potential for it, and three letters of reference sent directly by your referees. All materials must be sent electronically to Dr. Robert Seguin, Search Committee Chair, englishsearch@hartwick.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1/8 (email), X3 12JAN15 (writing sample), 1/21 (email, writing sample)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 1/27 x3, Skype 2/4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):1x 10MAR15

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: OFFERED AND ACCEPTED

Offer accepted: Yes [posted 3/10]

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Harvey Mudd College (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Harvey Mudd College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing beginning Fall 2015. We are seeking a creative writer with experience teaching in multiple genres, e.g., fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or poetry. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year: 2-3 in creative writing, 1-2 in a related academic area, and one course in our first year academic writing program. Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. (preferred) or M.F.A., have a strong record of creative writing publications including a book, and have experience teaching at the college level.

By November 17, 2014, applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, at least three syllabi for proposed courses—including both creative writing and other academic courses—and a creative writing portfolio of no more than 15 pages. Among the criteria for appointment are experience with students from diverse backgrounds and/or the ability to teach those students effectively.

HMC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to age, race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran's status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

https://apply.interfolio.com/26302

MLA JIL 09/12/14

Deadline: Nov. 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2 (received via snail mail 1/16/15)

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

  • [SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED posted in header on 1/9/15]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • When a school asks for sample syllabi, should we send the same syllabi we give to students, or should we prepare compressed versions that outline course descriptions and reading lists?
  • I've been given the advice to do the latter, but I'm by no means an expert...

Holy Names University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of English (Director of MA in "Writer's Craft")Edit

Howard University (D.C.) - TT Asst. Professor, Creative Writing (Fiction / Non-Fiction)Edit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, with an emphasis on fiction and creative non-fiction, with duties to commence Fall 2015.The successful candidate will have an MFA or PhD, one published book of fiction or non-fiction and a record of publication in the second area, and an excellent record in teaching creative writing. Please send a single PDF file application with curriculum vitae, names of three references related specifically to teaching, and teaching portfolio (syllabi, evaluations) to Dr. Dana A Williams at d_williams@howard.edu no later than November 10. Books should be sent to Department of English 2441 Sixth Street, NW 248 Locke Hall Washington, DC 20059. Howard University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability.

http://www.coas.howard.edu/english/

Deadline: Nov. 10 2014

Acknowledgment received: 1

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:

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Humboldt State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, Writing Practices - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Humboldt State University

Vacancy Announcement

Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2015

Department of English

Job #7601

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of English invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Writing Practices.

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor Level; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/Salary-Schedule.xls.

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.calstate.edu/Benefits/Summaries/2007_Faculty-Unit 3.pdf.

Professional Qualifications: An earned MFA, PhD or equivalent in Creative Writing or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at time of appointment. Applicants with progress towards terminal degree completion by appointment date will be considered. Completion of the terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following: Record of publication in regional or national venues; Ability to teach Creative Non-Fiction and Fiction at the undergraduate level; Ability to teach environmental writing, and related subfields such as race and the environment; Ability to supervise student publication; Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds; Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and creative or scholarly activity; Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies; Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.); and Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences.

Preferred qualifications for this position might include, but are not limited to: Ability to teach poetry; Ability to teach writing in new and alternative media; Ability to teach advocacy writing; Ability to teach advanced research writing; Ability to teach scientific, technical, or professional writing.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

Professional Duties: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research or creative activities record. Instructional assignments may include: Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, Environmental Writing, Toyon Magazine, Regional Literatures, and Writing for Change. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are teaching, research & scholarship with graduate and undergraduate students, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

General Information: The Department of English at Humboldt State University is the second largest in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, with 300 undergraduate and graduate students. The department offers a BA in English with three possible emphases: Writing Practices, Literary Studies, and an accredited program in Language Arts/English Education. We also offer an MA degree with emphases in Literary and Cultural Studies, in Composition Studies and Pedagogy, and in Teaching English as a Second Language in conjunction with the Peace Corps Masters International Program. The department is committed to the university mission of social and environmental justice, and this commitment is reflected in the teaching philosophies of the faculty. Please visit our website at: http://www.humboldt.edu/english.

Application: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:

Letter of application;
Curriculum vitae;
Writing sample (no more than 25 pages);
An Application for Academic Employment: https://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/757;
Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
Three letters of recommendation.

Signed letters of recommendation may be e-mailed or mailed separately from the other application materials. Submission of the remaining application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to:

creative.search@humboldt.edu

In letter of application, please refer to Job #7601.

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position to:

Mary Ann Creadon, Search Committee Chair
Department of English
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-5931
Email: mac4@humboldt.edu

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 3, 2014. Early response is encouraged.

Please see full vacancy announcement for complete list of professional qualifications and to apply at: http://apptrkr.com/480656 .

https://apply.interfolio.com/26140

MLA JIL 09/19/14

Deadline: Nov. 3 2014

Acknowledgment received: 2

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 2 x phone 12/17; 1x phone (12/18)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [See "Who Got What?" section below]

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Ithaca College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, Fiction and/or Creative Nonfiction (2 Positions) - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Writing in the School of Humanities & Sciences at Ithaca College invites applications for two tenure-eligible positions in Fiction and/or Creative Nonfiction beginning in August 2015. The successful candidates will carry a 3/3 teaching load, including first-year composition, and also will be expected to engage in writing/scholarship and service. In addition to teaching introductory and advanced courses in fiction and/or creative nonfiction, the successful candidates will have the opportunity to teach a wide range of writing courses, depending on expertise. Qualifications Applicants must have an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing or another appropriate terminal degree in a relevant field by August 2015 and a documented publishing record in fiction and/or creative nonfiction. At least three years of college-level experience teaching creative writing and first-year composition preferred. Department Description: Ithaca College offers New York State’s only comprehensive B.A. in Writing, currently serving 140 majors and 70 minors. Blending theory and practice, our department seeks to foster clarity, invention, and expertise in various styles and genres. Students may choose to concentrate in creative writing, nonfiction, feature writing, or professional writing. We seek colleagues who will help us deliver and enrich our diverse curriculum. To learn more about our department, visit www.ithaca.edu/hs/depts/writing. College Introduction: Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 7000 students, offers a learning experience that combines the best of the liberal arts and professional education. Our new strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions us to offer a truly distinct integrative learning experience that allows us to graduate students who are ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age. We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the U.S. To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at http://www.ithaca.edu.

Ithaca College continually strives to build an inclusive and welcoming community of individuals, with diverse talents and skills from a multitude of backgrounds, who are committed to civility, mutual respect, social justice, and the free and open exchange of ideas. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of all students. Instructions for submitting your application: Interested individuals should apply online at http://www.ithaca.edu/jobs and attach a cover letter, curriculum vita, and statement of pedagogy by November 15, 2014. Inquiries about the online application process should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000.

Link to Apply: https://ithaca.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=17946

Deadline: Nov. 15 2014

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials: 12/18 (syllabi, sample, letters) (x3)

Rejection (no interview): 1/5 (x 3)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype (1/8)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/27

Campus interview scheduled: 1/22

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • -Rookie question: Do search committees typically contact all candidates for campus interviews on the same date? If I didn't hear anything on 1/22, is it safe to say I'm out?
  • -My personal rationalization on this one: since there are two positions, maybe the committee is taking it as two searches, two different groups of finalists, perhaps sorted by genre specialization, invited on two different days. Slim hope, but hope.
  • -That was my rationale too. Seems unlkely that they'd schedule both campus visits on the same date, but who knows. Thanks for chiming in. Good luck!
  • Well...slim hope vanished with a rejection...references 300+ applicants so that, at least, is some solace. As with all of these applications, the sorting is as much a roll of the dice as anything. But still a bummer.

Lafayette College (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The English Department of Lafayette College invites applications for a full time tenure-track position in literature and creative writing at the rank of assistant professor. Candidates with expertise in any of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: American ethnic literatures, eighteenth-century British literature, or medieval literature. In addition to having a record of significant publications in creative writing, the successful candidate will be an excellent teacher committed to the mission of a liberal arts college, and will teach a mix of literature and creative writing courses. Ph.D. required (creative dissertations welcome); ABDs near completion will also be considered. Applicants should submit an initial letter of application and CV online at the link above by November 3, 2014. Candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials.

Lafayette is a highly selective liberal arts college of 2,400 students offering degrees in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering, located in eastern Pennsylvania approximately 70 miles from New York and Philadelphia. Faculty members teach a 3:2 load and receive generous research support. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

https://apply.interfolio.com/26301

MLA JIL 09/12/14

Deadline: Nov. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/6 (dossier and writing sample) * 4

Rejection (no interview): 12/19 (e-mail)

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

  • From Generalist 2015: "MLA Interviews Scheduled [posted 12/15]"
  • Campus Interviews Scheduled (01/16)

Rejection (after preliminary intervFriew):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Los Angeles Film School (CA) - Full-Time Creative Writing InstructorEdit

Liberal Arts Faculty are responsible for teaching, instructional planning, curriculum and program development, advising students, and participation in campus activities. Liberal Arts Faculty must perform these responsibilities consistent with the vision, mission and strategy of the school. Liberal Arts Faculty must act in accordance with the highest professional standards, representing the school with a positive attitude and refraining from making any statements that disparage the school, its administration, and other professional and academic staff. It is critical that all members of the faculty work to create a positive team-oriented and supportive environment, providing the best academic experience for students and graduates.

Position: The successful candidate will create and teach Creative Writing, which will introduce students to the fundamental principles governing fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction, and personal memoir, while simultaneously reinforcing the basic rules of English grammar, syntax, and organization. Through a variety of selected readings, in-class exercises, and take-home writing assignments, students will develop and hone their writing skills, deepen their familiarity with an array of literary devices, and explore the concept of personal voice.

See full ad at: HigherEdJobs.com

Application Information

Postal Address:

Liberla Arts

http://www.lafilm.edu

6363 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Email Address: HR_LiberalArts@lafilm.edu

Deadline: ? [posted 2/12/15]

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary intervFriew):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Maryville University of Saint Louis (MO) - Full-Time Instructor of English (Non-TT) - WritingEdit

Position: Full-time Instructor

Teaching responsibilities include first-year composition, advanced writing courses, creative writing, and courses in Narrative Arts.  Responsibilities will include teaching five courses both fall and spring semesters. Doctorate strongly preferred. Preference will be given to candidates whose academic credentials will support a wide range of courses, with a special emphasis in composition, digital rhetoric or multimodal composing, and creative writing, and whose experience includes assisting with initiatives focused on writing across disciplines.  Candidates with experience teaching both online and on ground will be given special consideration.

See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000872500-01#sthash.fZxWLW5F.dpuf

jobs.maryville.edu/postings/1125

Deadline: open until filled (posted 2/21/15)

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:

Miami University of Ohio (OH) - Asst. Professor, Creative Nonfiction/Fiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS UNDERWAYEdit

Department of English: Assistant Professor, Creative Nonfiction/Fiction to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate creative writing courses in creative nonfiction/fiction; maintain a program of active research, scholarly and/or creative achievement; provide service to the department and university. Require: MFA or PhD by date of appointment, demonstrated potential for excellence in creative writing and teaching, at least one published book from a reputable press. Desire: Preferred secondary interests: graphic narratives, documentary, Latina/o perspectives, issues related to the changing demands of the publishing industry. Submit letter of interest, CV, writing sample of 15-30 pages electronically at http://apply.interfolio.com/25709. Screening of applications begins October 3, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 3 2014

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials: 1, 10/30

Rejection (no interview): 1 [received via email 12/5/14] x2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1, 10/30 <--format of interview? 1, 11/12 Video Conf. Interview

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [CAMPUS INTERVIEWS noted in header 1/30]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: 

Millsaps College (MS) - TT Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing and Literature - POSITION FILLED. Edit

The Millsaps College English Department seeks to fill the following tenure-track position: Assistant Professor of English, with specializations in both creative writing and a British or American literary historical period or movement. A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment, whether fulfilled with a scholarly or a creative dissertation. If scholarly, an M.F.A., M.A., or other indication of creative writing expertise, including publications, is a plus. Candidates should be comfortable teaching both poetry writing and fiction writing.

Set to begin in August 2015, the appointment will include teaching undergraduate courses in creative writing and the area of literary specialization, contributing to departmental responsibilities for surveys and interdisciplinary core curriculum courses. The successful candidate will demonstrate dedication to the publication of scholarship and/or original creative work, and a commitment to helping undergraduates unlock their creative potential. Normal teaching load is six courses per year over two semesters. Salary and benefits are competitive.

To apply, submit the following materials through ByCommittee: a cover letter addressed to Dr. Eric Griffin, Chair, Department of English; a teaching philosophy offering 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 14, 2014.

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/26864

MLA JIL 09.26.14

Deadline: Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/23 (Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Generalist 2015
  • Odd that there are no reports for the Millsaps job. Anyone? (The position was filled. Selected candidate has almost no track record as a creative writer, but is a Millsaps alum.)  
  • Michael Pickard - This was not a fair search - The committe wanted to hire this candidate the previous year, but could not.  
  • Might as well give the name; that's a pretty serious charge if true. 
  • I don't love to visit here, but I know it's frustrating to hear radio silence. Hang in there, all.

Misericordia University (PA) - Full-Time Non-TT Asst. Professor of English (Comp. Lit - pref. Creative Writing-Fiction)Edit

Mount Mary University (WI) - TT Asst. Professor of English, Creative Writing and Literature - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Mount Mary University, Wisconsin's oldest Catholic university for women, is seeking an individual to contribute the realization of our mission through the role of a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature beginning in fall 2015. The teaching load is 12 credits per semester on a 9 month contract. Consistent with the mission of the University, the successful candidate will reflect a commitment to social justice and a deep understanding and appreciation for the Catholic intellectual tradition, and a commitment to the education for leadership of a diverse community of women.

The Department of English at Mount Mary University seeks a dynamic instructor to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in writing, including short story, novel, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Ability to teach composition and general literature is also desired. Teaching experience and a terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA) in hand at the start of the appointment is required. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1 and will be accepted until the position is filled. For confidential consideration initial applications should include letter of application, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation sent to:

Mount Mary University

Human Resources

2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway

Milwaukee, WI 53222-4597

mmu-hrads@mtmary.edu

Fax: 414-443-3603

Candidates selected for further consideration will be asked to submit samples of writing, syllabi, and teaching materials.

Mount Mary University practices equal opportunity employment as part of our ongoing commitment to diversity in our workplace.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 (2/9)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Does anyone have news on this one? A: No. I actually wrote them for confirmation of recepit and didn't even receive a reply.
  • Also posted at Generalist 2015

Mount St. Mary's College (CA) - Director: MFA in Creative Writing Program -- CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Job Description: Oversees the MFA in Creative Writing academic program and curriculum in accordance with College and Graduate Division policy. In collaboration with the Graduate Dean, the Graduate Admissions Office, and the Office of Enrollment, develops and implements student recruitment and retention strategies to build strong, strategic community alliances and international partnerships to support enrollment growth for face-to-face, hybrid and online MFA in Creative Writing program offerings. In collaboration with the Graduate Dean, assesses program facility, equipment, and information technology needs. Administers the MFA in Creative Writing academic program budget. Collaborates with the English Department, other Graduate Program Directors, the Graduate Dean, and the Provost’s Office to recruit, hire and retain appropriate full-time and adjunct faculty and staff. Mentors faculty. Teaches in the Program. Maintains an active publication record. Serves as a member of Graduate Council and relevant College Committees. Provides leadership for the establishment and strengthening of the MFA in Creative Writing curriculum mapping, assessment, and cyclical program reviews in accordance with WASC standards. Develops and strengthens faculty advising program for MFA in Creative Writing students. Works in accordance with College Strategic Plan to establish and strengthen visibility and support for the MFA in Creative Writing Program. Coordinates the annual Writer’s Retreat, guest speakers, and student online publication. Performs other job-related duties, as assigned. Requirements:

Knowledge: Knowledge of field of Creative Writing. Knowledge of appropriate theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical approaches to teaching graduate creative writing courses. Abilities and Skills: MFA Creative Writing curriculum development, mapping, assessment, and program review skills desired. Administrative/managerial skills. Outreach skills.

Education: Terminal degree (Ph.D. preferred; MFA minimum requirement)

Experience: Strong, active publication record in creative writing and 5 years of teaching experience (graduate level preferred) in higher education required. Additional Information: The College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the College, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the College.

Application Instructions: Review of applicants will begin on February 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae. For additional information, call 213-477-2560. About Mount St Mary's College:

Mount St. Mary's College is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts college which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. It is nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders. The Mount also offers a supportive, nurturing environment for faculty and staff and prides itself on its quality working environment. Mount St. Mary's College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The College will not assist applicants with any visa matter. A background check will be required.

Chronicle

Link to Apply: http://msmcla.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=55307

Deadline: Feb. 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:

  • [CAMPUS INTERVIEWS posted in header on April 7]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor in Creative WritingEdit

The Division of English at NTU seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Creative Writing at the Assistant Professor or Associate 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 the Head of Division, Professor Terence Dawson (h-deng@ntu.edu.sg)

Alternatively, applications may also be sent by airmail to:

The Search Committee

c/o Professor Terence Dawson

Nanyang Technological University

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

14 Nanyang Drive, #03-78

Singapore 637332

Deadline: Review of applications begins on 23rd March 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Chronicle

Deadline: 23 March 2015

Acknowledgment received:

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North Central College (IL) - TT Asst. Professor of Creative Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

North Central College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Creative Writing in the Department of English beginning September 1, 2015. Appointment at the rank of assistant professor is anticipated, but higher rank may be considered for suitably qualified candidates. The successful applicant will have a PhD (preferred) or MFA in Creative Writing in hand by the time of appointment. Applicants should demonstrate a potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring within a liberal arts setting and a strong commitment to publication. The position includes teaching multiple genres of creative writing, composition, and other English courses, as needed, and offers opportunities to participate in North Central’s interdisciplinary and graduate programs.

North Central College, founded in 1861, is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of 3000 students, located in Naperville, 28 miles west of Chicago, with convenient Metra train access to Chicago and its many networks and resources that serve the campus community. The College’s suburban locale, home to 145,000 people and a vibrant local downtown, is one of Money magazine’s “Best Places to Live.” See http://www.northcentralcollege.edu for more information about North Central College and the department.

Candidates should submit a letter of application describing teaching philosophy and creative/research interests along with curriculum vita to Cheryl Horton at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/26780. There is no application cost for the Interfolio service. For further information, please email Dr. Martha Bohrer, Chair, Department of English, at mlbohrer@noctrl.edu. Review of applications will begin November 7, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association in January 2015 (Vancouver). Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE.

https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/26780

MLA JIL 09/26/14

Deadline: Nov. 7

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials:  11/25 (rec letters, teaching philos, writing sample) x 3

Rejection (no interview): 1 [posted Oct. 3], 2/12/15 X 1

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

Skype interview scheduled for beginning of Jan

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: From rejection ("We have successfully completed the search."). 2/12/15

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QUESTION: does this seem like a position created for a VAP? It asks for very little in terms of material (no recommendations, etc.), and there is a VAP who started last year in the English department, teaching a variety of creative writing and lit courses... 

  • No clue about the VAP but believe this position opened up because someone left for another job last year (see CreativeWriting 2014 jobs section)
  • Did an email go out re: request for additional materials? I didn't get one, but my interfolio application status, which was previously "complete," changed to "incomplete": the missing documents are now rec letters, teaching philos, writing sample, as indicated by the 11/25 request above. Does that mean they want that from me? But wouldn't they have written? Help please!
  • To the commenter above: same issue here. My status changed to "incomplete" too. I'm just going to upload all of those additional documents. If they want to interview you, trust me, they'll contact you.
  • To the above question. Not sure if this is the same as others, but often, after the first round of applicants is screened and the selectees are chosen, a new requirement will be added via Interfolio (say for recs and writing sample for example). This is how it happened for the Dartmouth job. After they sent out all the rejections (in my case 4 rejections lol) they then placed the new request for materials onto Interfolio, thus creating a situation for the rejected that looks like an incomplete package. Not sure if this is the case, just my experience thus far. As the above mentioned, if you have the material ready, submit it. If you're already rejected then the worst they can do has already passed (though they may snicker and tell jokes about it in their litle meetings).
  • Just FYI, I also received a request for additional materials via e-mail.
  • I'm sure I'm just stressed and annoyed by this process and taking it out on fellow applicants, so forgive me here, but seriously people? This is the tenth time I've seen this question asked. Do you really think a search committee would let you know they want more materials by covertly changing your status on Interfolio? Or does it seem more likely that they change the requirements for the next round of candidates and it just affects everyone's application status? No, do not upload those documents if they haven't asked you--or I guess it can't hurt, but still. I do agree that this seems like an inefficiency in the system, but to me it's clearly what's happening...
  • "I'm sure I'm just stressed and annoyed by this process and taking it out on fellow applicants." Clearly. Yes, a similar question is discussed in another spot on this page. SO MANY APOLOGIES!
  • Well, come on, use some common sense. This process is pathetic and degrading enough without people querying other applicants about whether they should offer their remaining materials unsolicited to search committees. I'm certainly as desperate as everyone else here, but get a grip. 
  • Let me come to the defense of the commenter you've attacked out of admitted frustration: quit being an ass. It was not an unreasonable question for a few reasons. 1) this is not a user-friendly forum where one can easily read the comments posted below each post. 2) Committees and admins have screwed the pooch in the past; it's not unheard of. Who knows if the SC changed the status and the admin fudged some of the emails or whatever. 3) stop abusing people under the cover that you are "stressed." So are the rest of us, so that's not an excuse for bullying.

Point Park University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor - Lo-Res (Screen or Stage Writing)Edit

One full-time, tenure track position available to begin in August 2015. The Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University offers a graduate MFA program in Writing for the Screen & Stage, which provides students the ability to focus on screen (television, film, and new media) or stage writing while creating a diverse portfolio of dramatic work. The two-year program provides online instruction during the traditional fall and spring semesters and requires students to participate in three on campus residencies. The successful applicant will teach online graduate level screenwriting and/or playwriting courses, teach graduate theory and/or mechanics courses, mentor thesis projects, help plan and participate in the residencies, as well as teach in the undergraduate screenwriting program and potentially teach courses in the University’s core curriculum.

Requirements: MFA or related terminal degree in screenwriting, playwriting or a related field is required. The ideal candidate will also have professional writing experience and a record of teaching at the university level. Preference will be given to those applicants with experience teaching in an online environment. General Information

Deadline Date: March 2, 2015
Date Posted: February 4, 2015
Type: Full-time
Job Categories

Academic Tenure Track
Qualifications

Required Degree: None
Preferred Degree: MFA About the Organization

Point Park University is an independent, coed institution located in downtown Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 4,000 full- and part-time students in more than 50 majors and concentrations. To learn more about Point Park University visit http://www.pointpark.edu.

Genres Playwriting or Drama, Screenwriting

For More Information

URL: www.pointpark.edu/mfascreenandstage

Email: Conservatory@pointpark.edu

Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages and a list of three references with contact information to: Office of the Conservatory of Performing Arts, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Suite 625 LH, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or by email to: Conservatory@pointpark.edu. If submitting your application by email, please note that the subject line MUST STATE the position for which you are applying. Review of applications will begin on January 30th and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, visit http://www.pointpark.edu/mfascreenandstage. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience.

Application must be received by March 2, 2015

Acknowledgment received:

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Portland State University (OR) - TT Asst. Professor of English, Book Publishing/Digital Humanities - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

A nine-month, tenure-track
 1.0 FTE position as an Assistant Professor of English specializing in Book Publishing/Digital Humanities to begin September 2015 for the Department of English. Desirable areas of research expertise include digital humanities with a focus on history of the book and print culture studies.

Teaching responsibilities in the graduate program in Book Publishing include courses in digital publishing that require knowledge of the latest developments in both the book publishing industry and the technologies used in the production of e-books and other forms of digital publishing. 2/2/2 teaching load.

The Assistant Professor will also design and teach new undergraduate and graduate courses in digital humanities for our B.A. and M.A. in English programs, helping the English Department develop significant digital components in our teaching, research, and public programming.

Other responsibilities include advising students in the graduate program in Book Publishing, contributing to the ongoing development of the student-staffed publishing house Ooligan Press, serving on graduate exam 
committees, and engaging in development and community outreach activities as appropriate. Ph.D. in English, or a terminal degree in a relevant field, is required at the time
 of appointment. Significant professional experience in book publishing is also required with preference given to candidates with experience in digital publishing.

Please list the names, telephone numbers and email addresses for three professional references. External letters of recommendation should be emailed to ENG@pdx.edu, or mailed to the Department of English, Publishing /Digital Humanities Search, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland, OR, 97207-0751. Please list the position title and applicant name either in the subject line or at the top of the recommendation letter. Complete applications must be received by November 1, 2014.

Link to Apply: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/13525

Deadline: Nov. 1 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: the weeks of January 12th and 19th. Decision to be made in February.

Rejection (after campus interview):

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Offer accepted:

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Queensland University of Technology (AUS) - TT Lecturer, Creative WritingEdit

QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty is seeking an innovative, enthusiastic lecturer with teaching and learning expertise in Creative Writing. The successful applicant will be responsible for curriculum development, coordination and research and will teach into undergraduate and postgraduate Creative Writing units. The successful applicant will have a strong and active record in creative writing practice and research with demonstrable publication outputs. S/he should be a good teacher, have the capability to supervise higher degree research students, and will be expected to engage with the literary community. The successful applicant will join a dynamic discipline and must be prepared to work as part of a team.

Contact: Head of Discipline (Creative Writing and Literary Studies), Professor Sharyn Pearce on +61 7 3138 8229 or s.pearce@qut.edu.au

Salary range: $84,133- $99,918 AUD

Job description (PDF)

Application form:

  • Scroll to Creative Industries Faculty Lecturers: LINK.

Closing date: September 16, 2014

Deadline: Sept. 16 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) - TT Asst. Professor of English, Digital Writing and New Media Production - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Situated within a vibrant technological university, the English Department seeks a scholar in digital writing and new media production for a tenure-track position. Qualifications:  Ph.D. or MFA in English or related field in Digital Humanities at time of appointment, evidence of outstanding college teaching, including the production of and experience using creative or critical digital projects in the classroom. Candidates should also have a developing research agenda and publication record.  The candidate will specialize in one or more of the following: hypertext poetry and/or prose, interactive fiction, digital storytelling, game studies, or locative narrative, as well as having experience teaching with visual media such as film, television, and graphic art. 

We seek candidates who approach their subject matter using cross-disciplinary perspectives. Teaching assignments include digital writing courses, visual media, and literature as well as general education offerings, with opportunities to develop courses in areas of specialization. The teaching load for new faculty is 2/3. Applicants should demonstrate a fit with our departmental commitment to collaborate with colleagues across the university on curricular and research initiatives.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD or MFA in English or related field in Digital Humanities
  • Specialization in digital writing and new media (hypertext poetry and/or prose, interactive fiction, digital storytelling, game studies, or locative narrative)
  • Evidence of college teaching experience, including the production of creative or critical digital projects in the classroom and having experience teaching with visual media such as film, television, and graphic art
  • Developing research agenda and publication record
  • The applicant should demonstrate a fit with our departmental commitment to collaborate with colleagues across the university on curricular and research initiatives
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Required Application Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Research Statement
  • Statement of Diversity Contribution 
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Writing Samples
  • Names, Addresses and Phone Numbers for three References.

Additional Details

THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT: The College of Liberal Arts is one of nine colleges within Rochester Institute of Technology. The College has over 150 faculty in 12 departments in the social sciences, humanities, and the arts. The College currently offers twelve undergraduate degree programs and five Master degrees, serving over 800 students. Undergraduate degrees include Advertising and Public Relations; Criminal Justice; Economics; International Studies; Journalism; Museum Studies, Professional and Technical Communication; Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy; and Urban and Community Studies. The graduate degrees are in Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology (Experimental Psychology); Communication and Media Technologies; School Psychology; Criminal Justice; and Science, Technology, and Public Policy.

THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising a family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty . Search Openings, then Keyword Search: 1324BR .

CONTACT: Dr. John Roche, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English, Rochester Institute of Technology, jfrgla@rit.edu.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application deadline is November 8th, 2014.

INTERVIEW SCHEDULE: The committee will be conducting initial interviews on Skype or at MLA in January 2015.

Deadline: Nov. 8

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: For the first and second week of February

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [POSITION OFFERED AND ACCEPTED posted 3/10]

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Rockhurst University (MO) - TT Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Open Genre) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Rockhurst University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, emphasis Creative Writing (open genre). Completed PhD or MFA required. We seek an inventive, dedicated teacher who has a demonstrated interest in teaching creative writing in an undergraduate program, a commitment to teaching composition and literature in the core curriculum with the possibility of other courses as appropriate to candidate’s experience, and a desire to edit our national, annual literary journal, Rockhurst Review. Successful candidates will have a record of publication and an active publication agenda. Candidates should have an awareness of and interest in the educational mission of Jesuit higher education. Teaching load is 3/3. Position begins August 2015.

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The position offers a full benefits package. Rockhurst University is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission. Review of applications begins January 15, 2015 and continues until the position is filled. For questions, contact the Chair of English, Daniel J. Martin at dan.martin@rockhurst.edu. (No application can be accepted via this e mail address). To apply, please visit http:// apply .interfolio .com/ 00000, and submit application letter, statement of teaching philosophy, CV, and three letters of recommendation.

https://apply.interfolio.com/28304

MLA JIL 12/19/14

Deadline: Jan. 15 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone 02/2015 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/24/2015

Rejection (after campus interview): 4/6/2015

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Does anyone know who got this gig?

Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (CO) - Chair of Creative WritingEdit

Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design seeks a Chair for its new Department of Creative Writing. The Chair will oversee RMCADs BA in Creative Writing.

Specific duties include:

  • Oversight, leadership, operations, and curriculum development in the assigned discipline
  • Develop, implement, and oversee all educational and administrative facets of programs, including curriculum for on-ground and online degree and nondegree programs
  • Responsible for academic assessment, development, and management of assigned programs
  • Monitor and recommend department course schedules, program changes, course offerings, catalog descriptions, brochures, textbook selection, budgets, travel, leaves of absence, departmental instructional purchases, and other related functions; ensure that class schedules accommodate student needs with regard to courses, times, and locations; monitor sick leave and days requested for personal affairs by faculty and staff
  • Responsible for retention of students in Program
  • Provide oversight and ongoing development of curriculum to assure continual attention to student, program, and professional industry needs [in conjunction with curriculum advisory committees]
  • Lead and manage the hiring, development, and supervision of department faculty, adhering to all academic and human resource requirements.
  • Serve as a key liaison to appropriate professional organizations and industries, and maintain advisory groups for program relevance and development
  • Prepare reports and strategic plans for department in cooperation with Academic Dean
  • Maintain a record of scholarship or professional achievement and ongoing professional/creative research expected, to the extent that the commitment to the classroom and administrative duties are met
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate

This is a start-up program and department. The successful candidate must be self-motivated, collaborative, and have expertise in developing curriculum and assessment plans. Experience working in and/or appreciation for visual arts education is preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in a related field (no ABDs will be considered)
  • Postsecondary teaching experience
  • Curriculum development experience in the higher education environment
  • Online teaching and learning experience
  • Significant body of professionally published work

HOW TO APPLY: Review of applicants will begin immediately. Please follow the link to the online application to submit the following materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Writing sample

LINK to APPLY

Chronicle

Deadline: not stated (posted July 29, 2014)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

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Sam Houston State University (TX) - Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing - Fiction and/or Creative Nonfiction) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Requisition: 201400075F

Hiring Salary: Yearly-Faculty

Department: Dept of English

Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:

The appointment includes a 3-3 teaching load with assignments primarily in upper-division undergraduate and graduate creative writing courses, as well as literature.

Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:

For initial applications, the following materials are required: cover letter, addressed to Dr. Scott Kaukonen, chair, search committee, fiction/creative nonfiction; curriculum vitae; contact information for three recommenders; and unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required only upon hire). Application deadline is December 1, 2014. Letters of recommendation and a writing sample will be requested from shortlisted candidates. Interviews will be held at MLA in January 2015. Application Information

Contact: Sam Houston State University

Online App. Form: http://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/11631

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA 12/11 (by phone) x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 01/26 (contacted by phone)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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South Dakota State University (SD) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor - Native American Lit and Creative WritingEdit

The English Department at South Dakota State University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track (9-month) Assistant or Associate Professor of English to teach courses in Native American Literature and Creative Writing. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in English (or closely related field) with an emphasis in Native American Literature in hand by August 15, 2015 as well as effective written and oral communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, and the ability and willingness to collaborate within and across disciplinary lines. Emphasis must be demonstrated in each of the following ways: 1) Ph.D.-level coursework in Native American Literature; 2) Ph.D. or MA-level coursework in Creative Writing; and 3) a dissertation project focusing on issues pertaining to Native American Studies. Also must demonstrate the following: Ability to teach courses in Native American Literature; ability to contribute to the American Indian Studies program at SDSU, preferably through a specific vision for integrating and sharing languages, modes of literature and storytelling, and cultures of the northern plains native peoples; ability to teach courses in American Literature, preferably Early American Literature; ability to teach creative writing courses; potential in scholarship and publication; willingness to develop and teach distance education courses; and interest in developing community outreach and/or Service Learning programs. Experience or training in reading/speaking/translating Lakota/Dakota/Nakota languages is desired. Tenure-track assignment includes: 3-3 teaching load with expectations in scholarship, advising, and departmental, college, and university service. Teaching load can vary depending on level of scholarship and service. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Full consideration given to applications received by December 23, 2014. For more information, contact Dr. Paul Baggett at (605) 688-5191 or paul.baggett@sdstate.edu. To apply, visit https://YourFuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, and follow the electronic employment process. SDSU will not be interviewing at the MLA in Vancouver. For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128. SDSU is an AA/EEO employer. We strongly encourage women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 23 Job reposted with a new deadline: "Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by February 9, 2015" - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000869063-01#sthash.PBvCkmXc.dpuf

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

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Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Southwest Minnesota State University (MN) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Diversity Literature & Creative Writing) -POSITION FILLEDEdit

Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure track fulltime Assistant Professor of English (Diversity Literature & Creative Writing) to begin August 2015. SMSU, one of seven universities in the Minnesota System, provides a diverse curriculum of liberal arts and selected professional programs. The University is located in the town of Marshall (pop. 13,000), in rural southwest Minnesota, 155 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul and 90 miles from Sioux Falls, SD.

The SMSU English Department seeks a versatile, enthusiastic, and energetic specialist in diversity literature and creative writing. We are especially interested in candidates with publications in poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction, and who can teach Native American, African-American, Latino/a, and Asian American literature. All English faculty also teach general studies composition and literature classes and are expected to engage with students at that level. Additional responsibilities could include working with off-campus programs. The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in teaching, working closely with all students, and collaborating with department colleagues. Duties also include student advising, contribution to student growth and development, participation in department and institutional activities, committee assignments, evaluating student performance, scholarly and creative activities, and service to the University and community. SMSU, in its commitment to meeting the service needs of the region, expects faculty to engage in regional service, education or study as part of their community service responsibility.

Qualifications:

  • MFA or Ph.D. in English required.
  • Appropriate teaching experiences including teaching college level courses in composition required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all students, beginning to advanced.
  • Demonstrated abilities/competence in instructional technology, including online instruction and commitment to interdisciplinary education is preferred.
  • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for liberal education. The University is committed to fostering a global perspective. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds.

Application review will begin February 2, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Letter of application addressing position qualifications, vita, student evaluations, and transcripts should be attached to your application. To apply for this position, please complete the online application process at http://www.smsu.edu/Administration/HumanResources/neogov.cfm . Additional information on Southwest Minnesota State University can be found at: www.SMSU.edu

Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 2

Acknowledgment received: 2/9

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 6/3

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: Position filled per rejection note. 

University of Alabama (AL) - Associate Professor of Creative Writing - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Program in Creative Writing in the Department of English at The University of Alabama invites applications for an appointment at the rank of associate professor with tenure to direct our thriving undergraduate creative writing minor and the renowned Coal Royalty Visiting Writers’ Program and its new off-campus creative writing house. Current associate professors and advanced assistant professors are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will have an appropriate terminal degree; at least one book published and one in press (we are open to any genre, or a combination of genres), or the equivalent; and significant experience in both teaching and administration. Duties will include teaching both graduate and undergraduate creative writing courses of one’s own design, directing the existing undergraduate program (advising, curriculum, staffing, new course(s) coordinated with visiting writers’ series, recruitment, placement, co-curricular activities, etc.), directing the Coal Royalty Visiting Writers Series which brings several distinguished writers to campus each year for week-long visits, and overseeing the establishment and operations of a new creative writing house in downtown Tuscaloosa. To get a sense of our innovative and flexible curriculum, graduates and faculty, and our lively local culture, please visit our website at http://english.ua.edu/grad/cw. Position begins 8/16/15.

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: A letter of application that includes a description of your creative projects, teaching, and administrative experience and approach; Resume/Curriculum Vitae; Writing Sample of up to 30 pages. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Professor Robin Behn, Dept. of English, Box 870244, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct preliminary interviews via Skype and final interviews on campus. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Link to Apply: https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/36029

Deadline: Oct. 1 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview, 10/13

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: through late Nov, early Dec

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • 1/12 - Just received an email that the search has been suspended for the year. Any info?

University of California Santa Barbara (CA) - Full-Time LSOE or LPSOE, College of Creative Studies and the Writing Program of the College of Letters and Science - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

UCSB seeks applicants for an LSOE or LPSOE (a security of employment or pre-security of employment lecturer track position with primary emphasis on teaching) for a joint appointment split 50/50 between the College of Creative Studies and the Writing Program of the College of Letters and Science. The College of Creative Studies (http://www.ccs.ucsb.edu) is an innovative small college that offers eight majors for high-achieving students who are committed to a focused program of study and the creation of new knowledge through research and creative activities. A proposal to revise the existing literature major (which is still under review) would provide students the opportunity to study writing and literature from a variety of perspectives, combining creative writing, writing studies and literary study. The UCSB Writing Program (http://www.writing.ucsb.edu) is a collegial, highly collaborative award-winning program within the College of Letters and Science focusing on study of and practice with writing. The Program includes lower and upper division writing courses, a professional writing minor, and a Ph.D. emphasis in writing studies.

Primary responsibilities of the LSOE or LPSOE involve contributing to the administration of the CCS major, teaching classes in CCS and the Writing Program, advising students, and working with faculty from participating campus departments. Preferred applicants will have a Ph.D. or MFA, and demonstrated expertise in writing studies, literature, rhetoric and writing, or related fields and experience teaching courses in writing studies, writing or literature. Prior higher education administrative experience is desirable.

Applicants should submit a letter detailing experience and areas of academic interest, a current CV, three letters of reference, a teaching statement and a sample syllabus and assignments for an innovative course they have taught or program they have administered. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Application materials should be submitted online at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00406. Inquiries may be directed to Jo Little, Assistant Dean, Administration, CCS: jo.little@ccs.ucsb.edu.

We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching and service. Please apply by December 31, 2014 for primary consideration for a July 1, 2015 begin date; the position will remain open until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

More information about this recruitment: https://ccs.ucsb.edu/news-and-events/news/new-writing-and-literature-faculty-position

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/19 (email)

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University of Central Arkansas (AR) - TT Asst. Professor of Professional and Creative Writing -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Writing invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to teach both professional writing and creative writing. Teaching load is 4/4 (12 hours per semester). The successful candidate must have experience in digital media, creative nonfiction, and teaching college writing. Related experience will also be considered. Duties include primarily teaching courses for the Professional Writing track and Creative Writing major with the possibility of teaching first-year writing courses during the year depending on qualifications and department need. Position begins August 16, 2015.

Minimum Qualifications: Experience teaching Professional Writing and Creative Writing courses and a terminal degree in Creative Writing, Professional/Technical Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, Digital Rhetorics, or closely related field. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent software and experience in teaching First-Year Writing preferred. Experience in Illustrated Narrative also preferred.

Application: Review of applications begins November 17 and will continue until filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for four references to UCA's online application system: https://jobs.uca.edu/

Link to Apply: https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/1380

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 (Skype, 12/5)

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University of Houston (TX) - Associate Professor - Creative Writing PedagogyEdit

The Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston is seeking to fill a tenured position in creative writing pedagogy at the Associate Professor level. This position involves serving as faculty adviser to the UH undergraduate literary journal and to the annual conference for emerging writers. The faculty member will also be teaching upper division courses in journal editing and graduate courses in creative writing pedagogy. In addition, the faculty member will supervise UH graduate students teaching undergraduate creative writing. Applicants should have an appropriate record of publication and provide evidence of effective teaching. The teaching load is the equivalent of two courses a semester for two semesters a year.

The Department of English is a large, dynamic department offering the M.A. and Ph.D. in English and American Literature; the M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing; a doctoral concentration in Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy; and graduate certificates in Empire Studies and in Translation Studies. The University of Houston is the premier tier-one public doctoral institution in the nation's fourth largest city, and has one of the most diverse student bodies among research-one universities.

Complete applications must be submitted online at: http://jobs.uh.edu/postings/23262. Completed applications will include: letter of application; curriculum vitae; evidence of effective teaching (such as teaching evaluations, teaching philosophy, sample syllabi); one writing sample of any genre (a story or several poems, for example); three confidential letters of recommendation; a copy of graduate transcripts. Review of applications will begin December 10, 2014, and the search will continue until the position is filled. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing; evidence of effective teaching and student supervision at the graduate and undergraduate levels; a record of appropriate creative publication; experience in literary journal editing and conference organization.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins Dec. 10

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University of Houston, Clear Lake (TX) - Asst. Prof. - Literature / Creative Writing (Narrative Fiction or Non-Fiction) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

UHCL invites applications for an Assistant Professor position beginning August 2015 for its BA and MA programs in Literature. Ph.D. required by time of appointment. Specialty sought in Creative Writing / Narrative Fiction or Non-Fiction, with secondary emphasis in at least one of the following: graphic novel, interactive or new media, or Latino/a and / or Latin-American literatures (typically taught in translation). Duties include teaching three courses per semester, research, advising, and program and school service. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in Literature, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute regularly to course offerings at the Texas Department of Corrections facility at Rosharon. Applicants must show evidence of teaching skills and ongoing creative / scholarly activity. Salary competitive with comparable institutions. Founded in 1974, UHCL offers BA, MA and select doctoral programs. Wooded mostly-commuter campus adjacent to NASA’s Johnson Space Center near Galveston Bay, thirty minutes from downtown Houston and Galveston Island. UHCL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer seeking candidates who can enhance campus diversity. Finalists must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. UHCL reserves the right to extend the search or not to fill the position. Applications are accepted online only at http://jobs.uhcl.edu. To apply please complete the online faculty application and attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 15-20 page creative writing sample, 15-20 page critical writing sample, and three letters of reference, to be submitted online by the reference provider. Only candidates identified for further consideration will be contacted.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27162

MLA JIL 10/10/14

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): PHONE 1/14 [posted 12/13]

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University of Michigan-Flint (MI) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing) - CANCELLEDEdit

The University of Michigan-Flint invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English (Creative Writing), starting Fall 2015.

Minimum qualifications: M.F.A. in Creative Writing or a Ph.D. in English or related field with specialization in Creative Writing, demonstrated teaching ability, and evidence of creative publication. The ideal candidate will have significant creative publications in his or her chosen genre.

For more information, visit http://umjobs.org/job_detail/105691/asst_professor_of_creative_writing

To apply, please send cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, and dissertation/thesis abstract to creativewritingsearch@umflint.edu. In addition, submit your CV through the University of Michigan's job posting website at http://www.UMjobs.org/. Review of applications will begin on February 27, 2015. Selected candidates will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation and writing samples. Telephone and on-campus interviews are planned for March and April 2015. The University of Michigan-Flint is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/28736

MLA JIL 02/06/15

Deadline: Feb. 27

NOTES:

  • Given that this is a Creative Writing position, what are they expecting when they ask for a "dissertation/thesis abstract"?  Are they looking for a paragraph description of whatever creative manuscript was produced at the end of the MFA/PhD?  Or do they want an abstract of a critical dissertation (if your program required it)?
  • While no authority, what I sent was a paragraph describing my latest book.

3/28: Anyone heard anything from Flint?

  • 3/28: Log-in to your account at the job site and I think you will see the Job Opening Status marked as Canceled. I sent an email to the department and asked for clarification, but there has been no response to my query.
  • 06APR15: Got an email from the chair of search committee officially announcing that the search was cancelled.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV) - TT Asst. Professor, Literary Non-Fiction / FictionEdit

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Literary Non-Fiction/Fiction Assistant Professor, search # 15316

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY: UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 28,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu.

ROLE of the POSITION: This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position available Fall 2015. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising graduate students, and serving on committees at various institutional levels.

QUALIFICATIONS: UNLV's nationally ranked Creative Writing program in the Department of English seeks an advanced Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Literary Non-Fiction/Fiction. MFA or PhD required, as well as a significant publication record and at least one book from a reputable press. Successful candidate will join our program, housed in the Department of English and affiliated with the Black Mountain Institute, and will help to design our new Literary Non-Fiction graduate program.

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 March 15, 2015 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Claudia Keelan, 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 applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: March 15

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University of New Hampshire (NH) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Creative Nonfiction and Fiction) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Tenure-track position to teach creative nonfiction and fiction writing workshops and form-and-technique courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The applicant hired will teach a 2-2 load and is expected to produce a strong body of scholarship. Candidates must be willing to work closely with the corps of writers that comprise the department's writing faculty. Candidates must also be willing and able to supervise M.F.A. theses and senior honors theses.  

Candidates must have a demonstrated expertise teaching creative nonfiction and fiction writing workshops and form and technique seminars. Candidates must have published at least one book of nonfiction, preferably memoir or personal essay, and have a record of significant fiction and nonfiction publications in magazines and journals. M.F.A. is required.

Candidates should have a working knowledge of the whole canon of narrative nonfiction with a demonstrated expertise in memoir and personal essay. While teaching obligations will rest mainly in the nonfiction arena, candidates will also teach undergraduate fiction courses. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and tolerance in their work and in their teaching.  

Additional Job Information: Apply online at https://jobs.ushn.edu. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following required documents at the time of application: Resume/CV, cover letter, transcripts,and three (3) recent publications. Optional additional documents: student evaluations, teaching evaluations, and/or additional teaching materials.

In addition to the online application Three (3) confidential letters of reference should be mailed to: Professor Sue Hertz, English Department - University of New Hampshire, 95 Main St. Durham, NH 03824, or emailed to susan.hertz@unh.edu

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. Student enrollment is13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/2 (email).

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview requested 12.5 x 2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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  • This ad seeks qualifications very close to those of a person currently on the UNH faculty in a non tenure-track position. Does anyone know the inside story?
  • This ad is listed as no longer active at Higher Ed jobs. Which is heartbreaking. 

University of New Hampshire, Manchester (NH) - TT Asst. Prof. - Writing Specialist (incl. Creative Writing) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Program at the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, invites applications for a tenure-track Writing Specialist at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Writing Specialist will teach courses in professional and technical writing, as well as creative writing within multiple genres. Opportunities exist to develop innovative courses within the liberal arts disciplines and courses that support the College's expanding array of STEM and Business programs. Candidates able to teach courses in American literature, journalism, and new media are especially welcome. Evidence of scholarship and teaching excellence required. Teaching load is 3/3, ranging from introductory to upper-level undergraduate courses. Ph.D. in English or a related field must be in hand by September 1, 2015.

To apply, please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following required documents when applying online: (1) application letter describing qualifications and experience for this position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample, (4) three letters of recommendation, and (5) statement of teaching philosophy (optional).

Please contact Stacey Silva, Human Resources Partner, stacey.silva@unh.edu, with questions regarding this position. Review of applications will begin January 5, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Background check may be required prior to employment.

UNH Manchester, the University's urban, commuter campus, serves New Hampshires largest, most diverse, and rapidly growing community. The College actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with a mutual respect and a shared spirit of inquiry. The English Program is actively encouraging the application of a diverse pool of candidates, seeking to further its commitment to inclusion of underrepresented groups. For more information about UNH Manchester, please visit: http://www.manchester.unh.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline: Jan. 5 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1/23/15--SKYPEx2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/6/15

Rejection (after campus interview):3/5/15

Offer made:3/(4? 5?)/15

Offer accepted: 3/5/15

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University of Nottingham (UK) - Asst. Professor of Creative Writing - POSITION FILLEDEdit

English

Location: University Park

Salary: £33,562 to £45,053 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Closing Date: Friday 19 September 2014

Reference: ARTS228214

Applications are invited for the above full-time, permanent post in the School of English. We would welcome interest from practising creative writers and from academics that also publish creative work and have an interest in teaching creative writing. Applications from any creative literary genre (drama, fiction or poetry) are invited. Applications are also welcome from those with interests in other creative genres (such as life-writing and travel writing), or who work with popular or more technical forms of creative written expression.

Creative Writing in the School of English at Nottingham blends elements of analysis and practice, paying close attention to the details of the writing process. Students, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, advance as writers by acquiring the skills and techniques used by published and/or performed authors, with particular emphasis on the skill of writing as a reader/spectator and reading/spectating as a writer. We take a pluralist approach to the literary landscape and have close links to academic and professional networks and the region’s writing communities. The literary journal, The Letters Page, is based in the School. The successful candidate will be involved in further developing our curriculum content for creative writing modules at all levels. We are eager to appoint someone who can make exciting and original contributions to teaching and research, fostering a creative and stimulating environment in this exciting phase of our development, and someone who can help to develop relationships with the writing industry.

Candidates should hold a PhD in English, or equivalent competence for practising creative writers.

This post is available from 1 January 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Lucie Sutherland, email lucie.sutherland@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Further information about the School is available at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/english.

LINK to Apply: http://jobs.nottingham.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=2123&forced=1

Deadline: Sept. 19

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): I received a letter on Oct. 8

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  • POSITION FILLED [posted 1/5/14]

University of South Alabama (AL) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of South Alabama English Department invites applications for a 9 month tenure-track position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing, starting August 15, 2015. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester and also serve as Director of Creative Writing. Required: PhD in English or MFA and a background in poetry and playwriting or creative nonfiction. Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank. See our departmental website for more information: http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/english/ Send hard copies (no email copies) of vita and cover letter to Dr. Becky McLaughlin, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English, 5991 University Drive N., HUMB 240, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688- 0002. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of South Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

https://apply.interfolio.com/26371

MLA JIL 09/12/14

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received: 2 by mail

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/20

Offer accepted: 3/3

NOTES:

  • Nothing on this one?

University of St. Thomas (MN) - TT Assistant Professors in Creative Writing (2 Positions) - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of St. Thomas Department of English invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors in Creative Writing to begin Fall 2015.

Preference will be given to candidates who have a publication record in more than one major genre (fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction) and who are prepared to teach introductory multi-genre courses in creative writing as well as creative writing courses at the intermediate, advanced, and graduate levels. Responsibilities of all full-time members of the English Department include: teaching six courses per year, two-thirds of which are in our core curriculum sequence in writing and literature; maintaining an active publication record; advising undergraduate students; and serving on faculty committees.

Applications should be submitted online at https://jobs.stthomas.edu and include (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) a one-page teaching philosophy statement that specifically addresses the integration of writing and literature in general education courses.

We seek colleagues with a proven record of excellence in undergraduate teaching who will contribute to our community of innovative teacher-scholars and have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion. In addition, candidates should have demonstrated expertise in one of the following areas: (1) environmental writing and literature; or (2) new media / digital arts. Ph.D. or MFA in Creative Writing preferred, ABD (with initial appointment at the rank of instructor) considered.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota's largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The University of St. Thomas has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit, the University welcomes nominations and applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool.

Application Information

Online App. Form: http://www.Click2Apply.net/n27tmtw

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: 11/3/2014

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials: 11/19 --> What was requested? And for which genre did you apply?

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):  MLA 12/16.

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 2/1/2015: "...you were not one of the finalists, but I wish you all the best in your job search."

Campus interview scheduled: See above.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/26/2015

NOTES:

  • What was requested? And for which genre did you apply?
  • ​I applied as both nonfiction/fiction, but aimed it toward their desire for environmental writing. They wanted a writing sample, syllabus, transcripts, and answers to a few supplementary questions about teaching in the core.

University of Tampa (FL) - Asst. Professor of English (Creative Writing)Edit

Position Title: Asst Prof of English (Creative Writing) Position Type: Faculty

Job Type: Full Time

FACULTY ONLY

Tenure Track or Term: Term

Department: English and Writing

Position Summary: The Department of English and Writing in the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa seeks an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing. This is a 10-month renewable term faculty appointment, at the Assistant Professor rank, with teaching responsibilities, beginning August 31, 2015.

Teaching responsibilities include two undergrad courses in creative writing and a standard load of five MFA mentees each January and June term. The instructor also assists the Acting Director as needed for department service. Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a record of effective teaching as well as distinguished publishing credentials in at least one major program genre: poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction (fiction most desired). Terminal degree in the field (Ph.D. or MFA) is required and experience in an MFA Creative Writing program is preferred.

Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and samples of your creative writing.

In addition, applicants will be requested to enter name and email address for three (3) reference providers.

Additional Information: The University of Tampa is a medium-sized comprehensive, private university that delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. Located in the heart of one of the most dynamic commercial regions of Florida, the University has been providing education, training, and leadership skills to the Tampa Bay community through unique partnerships with business, government, the arts, and cultural entities for over 70 years. The University offers a wide array of study areas and pre-professional programs through a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, a residentially based educational experience, a commitment to an international focus, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University is growing and enrolls approximately 6900 students from 50 states and nearly 130 countries.

The College of Arts and Letters embraces the disciplines within the fine and performing arts and the humanities in the departments of Art, Communication, English and Writing, Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, and Speech, Theatre and Dance. While students may select from liberal and high-quality professional majors, the College emphasizes the relationship between majors and areas of inquiry. The College presents a range of public events as well from art exhibitions in the Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, to theatre and dance productions in the historic Falk Theatre, to musical events in the stunning venues in Plant Hall. The College has developed numerous partnering relationships with the outstanding artistic and cultural organizations throughout the Tampa Bay area, and globally including opportunities for its students and faculty to work collaboratively in venues like Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, and other cultural and community venues. Students in the College have studied culture in Cuba, Theatre and Film in Prague, all through these partnering activities. The scholarly Tampa University Press and the literary journal, the Tampa Review both call this College their home.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a sample of your creative writing and a one-page statement about scholarship interests. In addition, applicants will be requested to enter name and email address for three (3) reference providers.

Posting Date: 04-01-2015

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Posting Number: 0101399

Quicklink for Posting: http://jobs.ut.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52362

Deadline: open until filled (posted 04/01/15)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 4/20

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Campus interview scheduled: See above.

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University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (TN) - TT Assistant Professor, Creative Non-Fiction & FictionEdit

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 2015, with primary specializations in Creative Nonfiction and Fiction. The successful candidate will be able to teach Creative Nonfiction and Fiction at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as additional courses on style, editing, studies of creative nonfiction and fiction, and writing for publication. Teaching responsibilities include a 4/4 load.

Qualifications: MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing and significant publication in both Creative Nonfiction and Fiction; demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching; ability to mentor graduate students; excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills. 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.

Posted: 4/30/15

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Utah Valley University (UT) - Assistant Professor - Creative Writing - MLA / SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Designs and teaches four courses per semester (teaching assignments will be composition courses and creative writing or literature courses as departmental circumstances require). Demonstrates proven knowledge of and experience in teaching these courses. Plans, prepares and follows an approved course of study with measurable objectives for each course taught. Prepares instructional materials including examinations, course outlines, syllabi, visual aids, and presentations, as necessary. Instruct, manage and supervise individuals and groups in regular classrooms and/or computerized classrooms through lectures, discussions, conferences, demonstrations, individualized instruction and other appropriate methods. Evaluate instruction and learning through use of written, oral, and performance tests. Maintain a student-oriented approach to education. Recommends students for advancement and graduation. Maintains and submit accurate and current reports and records regarding student accountability, attendance, performance and follow-up. Establish and maintain regular office hours. Advise students during office hours as well as at other times as needed. Assist advisors, department chair, faculty and department staff in maintaining an effective program. Attends faculty and other meetings as assigned. Improves professionally and maintain currency in courses taught by reading and using materials found in professional publications and keeping abreast of new developments, trends and techniques through participation in workshops, conferences, and seminars. Maintains desirable classroom conditions.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications: A PhD or ABD in Creative Writing is required at the time of appointment.

Preference is given to candidates with significant publications in fiction or poetry, or both. Experience managing/ publishing a literary journal is also desirable. Skills: A successful candidate will teach first-year composition, introductory creative writing, intermediate fiction or poetry writing, and other courses in his or her area of specialty.

Abilities: Ability to develops and actively pursue scholarly and/or creative projects, and contribute to department, college, and university through dependable work on assigned committees.

Link to Apply: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/11071

Deadline: 11/29/2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: UVU requested letters from referees [12/17/14] x 2

Rejection (no interview): [12/3/14] X 4 [12/17/14] X 2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview scheduled [12/23/14], Skype [1/13/15]

Rejection (after preliminary interview): [1/8/15] X 1; [1/21/15] X 1

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

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  • I received a rejection e-mail 12/3/14, but then just received another e-mail 12/4/14 telling me that the earlier email was incorrect & that my application is still under review by the committee.
  • UVU is rejecting everyone, eh? Hat's off to the person who escapes the early rejection stamp from 4/4 teaching load UVU.

Western Kentucky University (KY) - TT Asst. Professor of English, Scriptwriting (Film, Television, and/or Theatre) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at Western Kentucky University (WKU) seeks applicants for a tenure-eligible position in Scriptwriting (Film, Television, and/or Theatre); secondary interest in fiction, literary nonfiction, or poetry is desirable.

Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU's main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized.

Required Qualifications: PhD or MFA in creative writing or screenwriting by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching and general education; record of significant creative production (evidence of scripts successfully produced or membership in the Writers Guild of America); and record of significant professional activities.

Responsibilities: Teaching upper level and graduate courses in the specialty, introductory creative writing courses, and general education courses, including composition; continued creative and scholarly productivity; service to the department and university; assistance developing proposed MFA program; development of opportunities for students through internships and other forms of professional networking.

Review of applications will begin December 8, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Telephone interviews will begin in January.

Candidates should submit the following to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/27416 •    Letter of application (specify fields of expertise) •    Current Curriculum Vitae •    Teaching philosophy statement •    Evidence of teaching excellence •    15-20 page writing sample or complete short script •    Three recent letters of recommendation •    Unofficial copies of all graduate transcripts (official transcripts required prior to on-campus interviews)

Please submit all materials to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/27416 For assistance with the Interfolio application process, please visit http://help.interfolio.com.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Tom Hunley. Email: tom.hunley@wku.edu Telephone: (270) 745-3046

MLA JIL 11/07/14

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Western New Mexico University (NM) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Fiction and Screenwriting) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Western New Mexico University, a public, comprehensive, regional institution serving a diverse multicultural population of more than 3,500 students, is located in Silver City, New Mexico. Western New Mexico University is dedicated to creating community and fostering student-centeredness. Silver City is located in the heart of the Gila Wilderness and provides excellent outdoor opportunities. Exemplary teaching, quality programs, commitment to diversity, and enhanced regional service characterize WNMUs mission.

The Department of Humanities at Western New Mexico University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in fiction and screenwriting to begin August 2015. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position, pending budgetary approval.

JOB DUTIES: Position responsibilities include teaching four undergraduate and graduate courses per semester, including composition, screenwriting, fiction, introductory creative writing, and other upper-division and graduate-level courses related to specialty. Duties also include advising, program development, university service and committee work.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A PhD or MFA in creative writing at time of appointment is required. Teaching experience is highly valued. Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of successful teaching face-to-face, online and hybrid; record of professional publications.

Review of applicants will begin on Friday, February 13, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. While no deadline has been established, for optimal consideration candidates should submit completed applications by Thursday, February 12, 2015.

TO APPLY: The WNMU application can be found online at: http://www.wnmu.edu/jobs/employmentapp.shtml. At the end of the online application, you will be asked to submit cover letter, CV, unofficial copies of transcripts, three letters of recommendation, writing sample (less than 25-pages), and teaching portfolio that includes statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and sample assignments. If you prefer to send these items via mail, please send required documentation to: Western New Mexico University, Attn: Human Resources Department, 1000 W. College Ave./P.O. Box 680, Silver City, New Mexico, 88062; Phone: (575) 538-6328 and FAX: (575) 538-6338. For more information about WNMU, please visit our Web site at http://www.wnmu.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline: Feb. 12

Acknowledgment received: Feb. 12

Request for additional materials: References contacted. 

Rejection (no interview):

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Willamette University (OR) - Asst. Professor of English, Creative Writing - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

College of Liberal Arts

The Department of English at Willamette University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Creative Writing at the level of assistant professor. Ideal candidates will hold an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing; have published at least one book in a primary genre (may be under contract); have strong publications in a secondary genre or area of literary scholarship; and have experience teaching at the university level. The teaching load is five courses per year, with a rotation that will typically include two multi-genre introductory classes in creative writing; one intermediate-level single-genre class in creative writing; a first-year seminar or the senior seminar in creative writing; and one class in close reading or literature. 

The following materials should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.willamette.edu by November 15, 2014: letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, all graduate transcripts, sample of creative work (30 page maximum), short essay (1000 words maximum) on your approaches to teaching and your expected contributions to a department that is committed to diversity and inclusivity, three confidential letters of recommendation.

Willamette University is a selective private liberal arts college with approximately 2,000 undergraduates, located in Salem, Oregon, 45 miles south of Portland. 

For more information about the Department of English, please visit http://www.willamette.edu/cla/english/.

https://jobs.willamette.edu/postings/1327

Announced in the Chronicle on 08/25/14

Deadline: Nov. 15

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Request for additional materials:  Rec letters 1/14/15

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  • What genre(s)?
  • I'm a poet, but have strong training cross-genre.
  • Strange (here in Jan. 2015): campus interviews have supposedly been scheduled a month ago, but new letter of ref requests are going out?
  • When interviews are set but then the search reopens, it's almost always a sign that the committee could not reach a consensus, or that the Admin. has decided they don't like the first choice. It's not very common.

VISITING POSITIONS / Fellowships / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Bard College (NY) - Bard Fiction Prize 2015Edit

About the Bard Fiction Prize

The creation of the Bard Fiction Prize, presented each October, continues Bard’s long-standing position as a center for creative, groundbreaking literary work by both faculty and students. From Saul Bellow, William Gaddis, Mary McCarthy, and Ralph Ellison to John Ashbery, Philip Roth, William Weaver, and Chinua Achebe, Bard’s literature faculty, past and present, represents some of the most important writers of our time. The prize is intended to encourage and support young writers of fiction to pursue their creative goals and provide an opportunity to work in a fertile and intellectual environment. Last year’s Bard Fiction Prize was awarded to Brian Conn for his book, The Fixed Stars (Fiction Collective 2, 2010).

Bard Invites Submissions for Its Annual Fiction Prize for Young Writers

To apply, candidates should write a cover letter explaining the project they plan to work on while at Bard and submit a C.V., along with three copies of the published book they feel best represents their work. No manuscripts will be accepted. Applications for the 2015 prize must be received by July 15, 2014. For more information about the Bard Fiction Prize, call 845-758-7087 or send an e-mail to bfp@bard.edu. Applicants may also request information by writing to the Bard Fiction Prize, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000.

http://www.bard.edu/bfp/

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Bates College (ME) - Mellon Postdoc in English (Poet or Creative Non-Fiction Writer) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at Bates College seeks an emerging creative non-fiction writer or poet with an additional interest and publication record in a secondary genre, beginning September, 2015, for a two-year writing and teaching fellowship funded by the Mellon Foundation. The Mellon Fellow will teach five courses over two years (one each semester), including a condensed, five-week course over the College's Short Term, and will assist in developing innovative creative writing pedagogies in association with one or more interdisciplinary programs, Environmental Studies preferred. While the position involves only a moderate course load, the successful candidate will further contribute to the intellectual life of the college through public readings and symposia, among other programming initiatives. Compensation will be at the assistant professor level, title of lecturer. In addition to undergraduate-level teaching experience by the time of appointment, required qualifications include an MFA plus significant periodical publications. Desired qualifications include one book published or under contract with a well-regarded press, and publications in a secondary genre.

Bates values a diverse college community and learning environment, and believes in the transformative power of our differences. The College actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education, and seeks to assure opportunity through a continuing and effective Affirmative Action Program.

Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website: www.bates.edu. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Review of applications begins March 1 and will continue until the position has been filled. Applicants should submit the following materials: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and a writing sample of no more than ten pages.

http://apply.interfolio.com/28484

HigherEdJobs.com

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Bowling Green State University (OH) - Arts and Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer (Fiction Writing)Edit

Fiction Writing. Distinguished Visiting Writer. The English Department seeks applicants for the Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer. The successful candidate will be in residence spring 2016; teach one workshop in our BFA program and one workshop in our MFA program; give a reading and a lecture; and advise theses.

Qualifications: 1) MA, MFA or Ph.D. by time of employment; 2) at least one book of fiction and critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation; and 3) evidence of outstanding teaching.

See our website, http://www.bgsu.edu//departments/english/, for a fuller description of the position.

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 Lawrence Coates, Chair, English Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0191. Final candidate(s) are required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment.

The starting date of employment for this position is January 2016.

Application deadline: Postmarked by March 16, 2015.

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Bucknell University (PA) - Stadler Fellowships (Poetry)Edit

Initiated in 1998, Stadler Fellowships offer a recent MFA (or creative writing MA) graduate in poetry the opportunity to receive professional training in arts administration and literary editing. Stadler Fellowships are designed to balance the development of professional skills with time to complete a first book of poems. Stadler Fellows assist for twenty hours each week in the administration of the Stadler Center for Poetry and/or in the editing of West Branch, Bucknell's nationally distinguished literary journal. Fellows also work as staff members and instructors in the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets in June. The Fellowship stipend is $20,000. In addition, each Fellow is provided health insurance, office space in the Stadler Center, and housing. Depending on circumstances, Fellows are either housed in a furnished apartment in the Poet's Cottage or provided with a stipend to seek housing on their own in Lewisburg.

Several recent Stadler Fellows have published books or received other honors subsequent to their fellowships, including Erinn Batykefer (Allegheny, Monongahela, Red Hen Press), K.A. Hays (Dear Apocalypse and Early Creatures, Native Gods, Carnegie Mellon), Ron Mohring (Survivable World, Washington Prize), Will Schutt (Westerly, Yale Prize for Younger Poets), Betsy Wheeler (Loud Dreaming in a Quiet Room, National Poetry Review Press), and Jamaal May (Hum, Beatrice Hawley Award, Alice James Books).

This year, the Stadler Center will select one Fellow for the 2015-16 academic year. The Fellowship will extend from August 2015 through June 2016. The application deadline is October 1, 2014. For guidelines and to submit an application, please use the Stadler Center Application Portal

Stadler Fellowships

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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (CA) - Full-Time Lecturer in Fiction (1 yr. renewable)Edit

ENGLISH - Full-time Lecturer in the English Department, College of Liberal Arts, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, to begin September 14, 2015. One year appointment with the possibility of an extension to a second year. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Duties and responsibilities include teaching two junior-level classes in fiction writing each term as well as freshman composition. M.F.A. in creative writing required; Ph.D. in creative writing strongly preferred. Successful teaching record in both fiction writing and composition courses as well as a publication record of fiction in national journals and/or magazines required.

Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills: M.F.A. in creative writing, successful teaching record in both fiction writing and composition courses, as well as a publication record of fiction in national journals and/or magazines are required.

Preferred Qualifications / Skills: Ph.D. in creative writing strongly preferred.

Job Open Date: 02-06-2015

Review Begin Date: 03-23-2015

Online App. Form: https://www.calpolyjobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=164379

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Coastal Carolina University (SC) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing and Literary Journal EditingEdit

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor to teach fiction writing and literary journal editing courses beginning August 2015. This position is a one year appointment.

Candidates must hold an MFA or PhD (ABD acceptable) in English or Creative Writing and have college-level teaching experience. Experience with literary journal editing and/or the teaching of editing highly desirable. Additional specialties desired include: experience in a secondary genre (poetry, creative nonfiction, or screenwriting) and women's and gender studies. The successful candidate will have significant publications in literary journals and/or at least one published book. The individual hired for this position will have the opportunity to teach graduate courses in the Master of Arts in Writing program, undergraduate fiction workshops, and introductory creative writing courses, and will also work on Waccamaw, Coastal Carolina's online literary journal.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 9,900 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master's degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.

To apply, please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references at: http://jobs.coastal.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

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Colby College (ME) - Visiting Assistant Professor (Creative Nonfiction Writing) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Applications are invited for a one-year, part-time position, for the 2015-2016 academic year, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, from candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence and publications in the field of Creative Nonfiction Writing. The teaching load will be 2 workshop courses of creative nonfiction writing., one in the fall and one in the spring, or two in the spring. Applicants must have a MFA or equivalent.

To apply, please send application materials as PDF attachments, by January 15, 2015 to Debra Spark, Search Committee Chair, CreativeNonfictionSearch@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; finalists will be invited for campus visits.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. For more information about the College, please visit our website: http://www.colby.edu

https://apply.interfolio.com/27439

MLA JIL 10/24/14

Deadline: Jan. 15

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  • according to a rejection email an offer has been extended and accepted.

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Colgate University (NY) - Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing (Fiction / Nonfiction) - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. Writers of nonfiction and fiction 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 2015 to early May 2016) 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 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. The writing sample may be a completed work or an excerpt from something larger.

All applications must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4538 by February 1, 2015. Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University's education mission.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 1

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Columbia College Chicago (IL) - LAS Emerging NonFiction Writer-In-Residence Lectureship, Creative WritingEdit

The Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago is seeking candidates for the position of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Emerging Writer-in-Residence in the genre of Creative Nonfiction.

This two-year position starts August 2015. Candidates will teach 2 courses/semester, give a public reading, advise a student-curated reading series, and possibly supervise a small number of graduate theses.

Qualified candidates will have received an MFA or PhD in English or other relevant terminal degree in the past five years, demonstrate experience and excellence in college-level teaching, and have strong record of publication in national literary magazines. Writers from underrepresented communities and/or those who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and national perspectives to their writing and teaching are particularly encouraged to apply.

To view the complete job description and apply, please visit http://www.colum.edu/EmploymentServices (Job ID 900183). Application deadline is February 15, 2015. EEO

https://apply.interfolio.com/27820

MLA JIL 11/14/14

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DePauw University (IN) - Asst. Professor - Creative Nonfiction (1 yr. Appt) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at DePauw University invites applications for a full-time, one-year term position in creative nonfiction/journalism for the 2015-16 academic year. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. A completed MFA is required and a strong record of publication is preferred. Teaching responsibilities include advanced nonfiction writing, journalism, introductory creative writing, and introductory literature. Candidates should show evidence or promise of teaching excellence and a commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting.

DePauw University is a nationally-recognized, leading liberal arts college dedicated to educating 2,300 highly talented and motivated students from across the country and around the globe. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation's first Schools of Music. For more than 175 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is also home to a 520-acre nature park - which includes at least 9 miles of trails - and Historic East College, built in 1877, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. DePauw is committed to diversity in its student body, faculty, staff, and curriculum.

Review of applications will begin March 27, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will be assured of full consideration.

Members of the department will conduct interviews at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Minneapolis on April 8-11, 2015.

Submit through Interfolio ( http://apply.interfolio.com/29073) an application letter and curriculum vitae.

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DePauw University (IN) - Asst. Professor - Fiction (1 yr. Appt) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at DePauw University invites applications for a full-time, one-year term position in fiction writing for the 2015-16 academic year. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. A completed MFA is required and a strong record of publication is preferred. Teaching responsibilities include advanced fiction writing, introductory creative writing, and introductory literature. Candidates should show evidence or promise of teaching excellence and a commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting.

DePauw University is a nationally-recognized, leading liberal arts college dedicated to educating 2,300 highly talented and motivated students from across the country and around the globe. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation's first Schools of Music. For more than 175 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is also home to a 520-acre nature park - which includes at least 9 miles of trails - and Historic East College, built in 1877, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. DePauw is committed to diversity in its student body, faculty, staff, and curriculum.

Review of applications will begin March 27, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will be assured of full consideration.

Members of the department will conduct interviews at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Minneapolis on April 8-11, 2015.

Submit through Interfolio ( http://apply.interfolio.com/29072) an application letter and curriculum vitae.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: March 27

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NOTES: Anyone know if they actually interviewed candidates at AWP? 

Earlham College (IN) - 1 yr. Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Earlham College will be hiring a one-year visiting assistant professor for the 2015-16 academic years with the ability to teach Creative Writing, as well as general education and literature courses in the applicant's specialty. The position is renewable for up to two additional years. The teaching load will be 2-3 with oversight of campus readings by visiting writers and by students. The typical load will be one advanced creative writing class each semester in the area of the person's choice with one or two introductory creative writing courses or one introductory course and one literature or interdisciplinary course. Interdisciplinary programs at Earlham include, among others: African and African-American Studies, Women's Studies, Peace and Global Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Environmental Studies and International Studies.

Applicants should have either an MFA or Ph.D./ABD.

See http://www.earlham.edu for more information about Earlham and its programs.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Send CV, three letters of recommendation, cover letter including statement of teaching practice and philosophy, and brief writing sample to:

RoseLinda Moystner, Human Resources, Earlham College, 801 National Road West, 116 Richmond, IN 47374

Email Address: moystro@earlham.edu

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 03/27/15)

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Eastern Kentucky University (KY) - Visiting Asst. Professor - FictionEdit

The Department of English and Theatre and the Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University invite applications for a one-year, visiting assistant professorship, with a specialization in creative writing (fiction).

The successful candidate will hold an MFA or Ph.D., have a published book or substantial publications in fiction, specialize in fiction writing, and show evidence of the ability to teach in another genre, creative nonfiction, poetry, and/or hybrid forms. Expertise in one or more of the following is strongly preferred: Young Adult, LGBT, African-American, Asian-American, Native American, Latino/a, Caribbean, or other under-represented world literatures.

Teaching responsibilities include on-campus undergraduate courses in creative writing, literature and general education courses in English; online courses for the MFA program; teaching in the MFA winter residency; and serving on MFA theses committees.

Minimum Educational Qualifications A MFA is required. Ph.D. is preferred.

Minimum Experience Qualifications Evidence of at least two years of successful teaching is required; experience with online teaching preferred.

Link to Apply: http://jobs.eku.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=77557

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 04/08/2015)

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Franklin Pierce University (NH) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Poetry and Creative Writing)Edit

Franklin Pierce University, the College of Rindge, NH, is seeking a faculty member to join our Division of Humanities as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English with an emphasis in poetry and creative writing.

The successful candidate will teach creative writing, poetry and literature courses as well as the general education curriculum each semester as deemed appropriate according to program needs. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in editing/publishing a literary magazine and in orchestrating a reading series.

Appointed faculty are expected to engage in institutional services as well as maintain a program of scholarly/creative work. The successful candidate will have an MFA or a Ph.D. in creative writing, proven effectiveness as an instructor at the college level, and exhibit a strong commitment to undergraduate education, learning and advising.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage women and minorities to apply for our open positions, and welcome enquiry from qualified applicants for this position beginning Fall 2015.

All faculty positions require that applicants can demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to work effectively with students. Additional responsibilities include recruiting, academic advising and mentoring students; and participation in departmental and committee work.

Confidential screening of applications and nominations will begin immediately, with preference to applications received by January 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should send a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae and, contact information for three professional references, copies of transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this stage), a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to:

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Franklin Pierce University, 40 University Drive, Rindge, NH 03461. jobs@franklinpierce.edu

Please be sure to add "Visiting Assistant Professor of English" to the subject line of the email. EOE

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George Washington University (DC) - Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington (Fiction, 1 yr. Appt)Edit

For appointment beginning in the fall of 2015, we seek a writer of fiction to teach two semesters at The George Washington University as the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in -Washington.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach a small fiction workshop each semester for members of the metropolitan Washington community. No tuition is charged for these workshops, which are not open to University Students. The successful candidate will also teach two classes, one each semester, for students at The George Washington University. This position is funded by an endowment from the Jenny McKean Moore Fund for Writers. The late Jenny McKean Moore, who had been a playwriting student at The George Washington University, left in trust a fund to encourage creative writing, and the trustees of the Fund helped design the program. The position is intended to serve as a fellowship for the visiting writer since it involves only a moderate teaching load. The program's location at a university in the center of Washington should offer attractions for the writer.

Minimum Qualifications: The writer must have significant publications (a book of fiction 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. He or she should reside in the Washington area while the university is in session, 1 September through early May.

Advertised Salary: $60,000

Other Benefits: Campus housing is normally available to the writer through a subsidized rental agreement.

Other Information: The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please upload a cover letter, a 20-30 page writing sample, a rsum 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 31, 2014. The deadline for applying is December 2, 2014.

Quick Link http://www.gwu.jobs:80/postings/22986

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Georgetown University (DC) - Lannan Foundation Chair of Poetics at Georgetown University  [1-3 yr. Appt.]Edit

Georgetown University invites applications and nominations for the Lannan Foundation Chair of Poetics for a term of one to three years, starting August 1, 2015. This visiting Chair forms an anchor for the Lannan Center of Poetics and Social Practice and is supported by an endowment from the Lannan Foundation. We welcome applications from poets and writers from North America and beyond. Annual teaching load: one course per semester – graduate or undergraduate – consisting of a colloquium on a topic related to the core conception of the relationship between literary poetics and social practice. The Lannan Foundation Chair will also give a reading and/or a public talk, and will contribute to the programs currently presented by the Lannan Center, including the annual Lannan Symposium; a series of poetry readings and seminars by invited guests; and various outreach programs. Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law. For details of the Lannan Center of Poetics and Social Practice, please visit our website: http://lannan.georgetown.edu/ Please send application letter and C.V. to the Chair of the Lannan Foundation Chair Search Committee at lannan@georgetown.edu. Applications received by February 16, 2015 will be given first consideration. Paper applications can be mailed to: Lannan Center of Poetics and Social Practice, Georgetown University, 3700 O St NW, English Department New North 306, Washington, D.C. 20057-1131

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MLA JIL 10/24/14

Deadline: Feb. 16 2015  (new deadline stated: "Applications received by March 15, 2015 will be given first consideration." - ad reposted to Chronicle on 2/14/15)

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Gettysburg College (PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor (Fiction/Nonfiction) - 2015-16 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in Creative Writing at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in the English Department (http://www.gettysburg.edu/academics/english) beginning August 2015.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing or MFA in Creative Writing, have a commitment to teaching in the liberal arts tradition, and significant professional experience, including both teaching experience and literary publications. The successful candidate will teach Introduction to the creative writing and upper level workshops in both fiction and nonfiction. In addition, the successful candidate will be asked to contribute to organizing a visiting writers reading series, overseeing the student literary magazine, and organizing one field trip to a nearby literary event.

Application Details: Applicants should apply online at http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/1143. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 5-10 page writing sample, and a statement of teaching and professional goals should be submitted. In addition, applicants should enter the names and email addresses of three professional references. After the applicant completes his/her on-line application, the professional references indicated will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically. At least one individual should be able to speak to the candidates teaching effectiveness. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2014, and will continue until a successful candidate is found. Letters of recommendation must be received by February 15, 2015. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Fred Leebron at fleebron@gettysburg.edu.

This position is nonrenewable.

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Deadline: Feb. 15

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Grand Valley State University (MI) - Visiting Faculty Member in Creative WritingEdit

The Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University is seeking to fill a position for a full time nine-month academic year visiting faculty member starting in August 2015 to teach our beginning course in creative writing. WRT 219 is a multi-genre (at least three genres, normally fiction, poetry and nonfiction) introduction to creative writing. This course is also a General Education Arts Foundation class serving a large non-major population as well as Writing majors. An M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing, or English with a creative dissertation, is required by time of employment. The teaching load is four courses per semester.

This is a one-year sabbatical replacement position with no renewal. The position is designed for recent MFAs or PhDs planning to seek permanent positions elsewhere. In order to help our visitors in their continuing job searches, we provide mentoring, research support, and performance reviews, and we help pay expenses for those interviewing at the annual MLA convention or a professional conference of your choice. Salary: competitive and does include health benefits. Apply online at http://www.gvsujobs.org. 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 will begin on April 15, 2015, and the position will remain open until filled. We plan to do online video interviews with finalists. GVSU is an EO/AA institution.

See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000877658-01#sthash.sqZl3mnG.dpuf

Deadline: April 15, 2015

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  • EIGHT courses per year?  Why don't they just call it "guest worker" and be done with it?
  • Um, many entry level t-t positons carry a 4/4 load. Also, this is better than most 4/4s because it's all one prep. 

Green Mountain College (VT) - Asst. Professor of English Lit. and Creative Writing - 1 yr. PositionEdit

Green Mountain College, an innovative liberal arts college with a sustainability focus, seeks to fill a one-year position in English Literature (with possibility of renewal). Green Mountain's first priority is effective, committed teaching and advising. Located in Vermont's beautiful Lake District, the historic campus is surrounded by outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation.

We are searching for a faculty member who combines a Ph.D. in English Literature or Comparative Literature with significant publications in Fiction or Poetry. The area of literary specialization is open. Besides teaching creative writing and literature courses, this person would contribute to the Environmental Liberal Arts general education curriculum and will support one or more of the College's graduate programs. (ABD considered.)

Green Mountain offers a supportive environment that values and encourages faculty growth and contributions. To apply, please send a cover letter with a CV, sample course evaluations (as applicable), and 3 letters of reference to: Janie Evans, Director of Human Resources, by email to employment@greenmtn.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2015. All faculty positions commence August 2015, pending budget approval.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 15 2015

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Harvard University (MA)  - Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in FictionEdit

The Department of English seeks applications for a Briggs-Copeland lecturer in fiction. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2015. The lecturer will be responsible for teaching two undergraduate writing workshops per semester. Additional duties include advising and grading senior theses.

The position is a five year untenured, non-renewable appointment.

Basic Qualifications: Professional experience teaching fiction writing required.

Additional Qualifications: Significant publications and teaching expected.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Applications must be submitted no later than 5 January. 1. Cover letter 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Writing Sample 4. Teaching Statement 5. 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)

Letters of reference should illustrate the applicant’s teaching and writing abilities.

Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching awards and evaluations) will be requested from those in consideration.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27285

MLA JIL 10/17/14

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Harvard University (MA) - Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Non-FictionEdit

The Department of English seeks applications for a Briggs-Copeland lecturer in non-fiction. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2015. The lecturer will be responsible for teaching two undergraduate writing workshops per semester. Additional duties include advising and grading senior theses. An interest in specialized nonfiction such as environmental, political, or science writing is desirable. The position is a five year untenured appointment.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Applications must be submitted no later than 14 November.

1 Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Writing Sample
4. Teaching Statement
5. 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)

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5687

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  • Any news out there? (1/28)

Harvard University (MA) - Senior Lecturer in FictionEdit

The Department of English seeks applications for a senior lecturer in fiction. The senior lecturer will be responsible for teaching two undergraduate writing workshops per semester. Additional duties include advising and grading senior theses. The position is for five years and is renewable contingent upon performance, the recommendation of the department, and the approval of the divisional dean.

Basic Qualifications: Professional experience teaching fiction writing required.

Additional Qualifications: Significant publications and teaching expected.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Candidates are encouraged to apply by January 5, 2015. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. 1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Writing Sample
4. A statement about teaching methods.
5. A statement about any current or future writing projects.
6. 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) Letters of reference should illustrate the applicant’s teaching and writing abilities. Teaching materials, including representative course syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching awards and evaluations) will be requested from those in consideration. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Sean McCreery, Search Administrator
Senior Lecturer in Fiction Search
Harvard University
Department of English
Barker Center
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

email: mccreery@fas.harvard.edu

https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5792

Harvard 11/10/14

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  • I guess they need this position in addition to the Briggs-Copeland. [posted 11/11]

Hollins University (VA) - Visiting Asst. Professor of English--SKYPE INTERVIEWSEdit

The Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of English. This is a full-time, visiting faculty position with a three-year appointment beginning July 2015.

The successful candidate will be a writer with book publication in fiction or creative nonfiction and some publication in poetry or hybrid forms. S/he will be expected to teach multi-genre creative writing at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as literature courses. A Ph.D. or M.F.A. with scholarly content is required.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, dossier including graduate school transcript(s) (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), evidence of effective teaching, and letters of reference to cwsearch@hollins.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Select interviews will be held at the AWP conference in Minneapolis. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university in Roanoke, Virginia offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins is best known for its creative writing program, one of the oldest study-abroad programs in the country, and extensive internship opportunities.

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer committed to advancing women and supporting a diverse community.

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Iowa State University (IA) - Adjunct Assistant or Adjunct Associate Professor of English, Creative Writing (Poetry) [January 2015 - May 2016]Edit

The MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University invites applications for the position of Adjunct Assistant or Adjunct Associate Professor of English, Creative Writing (Poetry) to begin January 1, 2015. The appointment is for three semesters (January 2015 - May 2016).

The candidate will have a 3/2 teaching load, including graduate and undergraduate courses in creative writing as well as English Department foundation courses. In addition to teaching, the candidate will participate in MFA program work suitable to the candidate’s experience and skills, including MFA thesis advising, literary journal editing, and/or reading series coordination. The successful candidate’s work must dovetail with the environmental mission of the MFA in Creative Writing and Environment Program. Salary and benefits competitive.

A three-year (54 credit) interdisciplinary degree, the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment is home to a literary journal (Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment), a literary symposium (The Symposium on Wildness, Wilderness & the Environmental Imagination), and a 76-acre land reserve (The Everett Casey Nature Center & Reserve). Recent MFA students have won the Italo Calvino Prize, the Tobias Wolff Prize, the Gulf Coast Prize, a Fulbright Fellowship, and been published in major literary journals and magazines, and have books under contract with agents and publishers.

Required qualifications and experience: MFA in creative writing or PhD in creative writing, English, or related field; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level; a published book of poetry with a reputable commercial, university, or independent press; and significant publications and teaching experience in a second genre. Adjunct Associate Professor level: In addition to the above qualifications, a minimum of two books, plus a national or international reputation, including significant awards, grants, prizes, and fellowships.

Preferred qualifications: A strong record of graduate-level teaching experience and graduate thesis mentorship; significant publications and teaching experience in creative nonfiction; experience in literary journal editing and/or reading series coordination; and demonstrated engagement in two or more of the following areas: natural history, ecology, and environmental studies; landscape and place studies; ecopoetics; sustainable agriculture; rural development; urban ecologies and built environments; sustainability; social justice; natural resource management; and/or the environmental imagination.

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James Madison University (VA) - One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing PoetryEdit

The English Department at James Madison University is accepting applications for a One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Poetry. The one-year appointment will begin fall 2015. Application review begins April 02, 2015.

Duties and Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching introductory and advanced level workshop-style courses in poetry in JMU's thriving undergraduate creative writing program. The course load is 3/3.

Qualifications: Applicants must have M.F.A. or Ph.D. in hand by August 2015.

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience

Online APP

HigherEdJobs.com

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Lebanon Valley College (PA) - Teaching Fellow in EnglishEdit

The Lebanon Valley College Department of English invites applications for a teaching fellow in English with a specialization in communications and creative writing. The position is a one-year, full-time position with a 3/4 teaching load. Candidates who have completed the Ph.D., as well as candidates who are nearing completion of the Ph.D., will be considered. Candidates should have a prior record of excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will teach courses that include first-year writing, multimedia narratives, and persuasive writing.

Complete applications, including cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and at least three letters of reference should be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/28613. For best consideration, applications are due by March 23, 2015. Position is open until filled.

Lebanon Valley College has an institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational programs and employment practices, and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

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Loyola University Maryland - Cardin Chair in Writing  [1 yr. Appt.]Edit

The Department of Writing at Loyola University Maryland, on behalf of the Loyola Center for the Humanities, invites applications for the Cardin Chair in the Humanities during the 2015-2016 academic year.

The Department of Writing seeks an accomplished scholar for a one-year visiting appointment in one or more of a variety of writing specialties: rhetoric, creative writing, technical writing, professional writing, writing across the curriculum, etc. The Cardin Chair is endowed specifically to foster an appreciation of the Judeo-Christian tradition within the Humanities. Cardin Chairs typically teach one undergraduate course and one faculty seminar each semester. Qualified candidates will possess a Ph.D. or terminal degree in the candidate’s area of study, significant record of published scholarship (includes creative) in the writing field and recent experience with undergraduate teaching. A research focus exploring aspects of Jewish-Christian relations is preferred. The University welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups, regardless of religious affiliation.



Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15, 2014, and will continue until an appointment is made. This appointment includes a completive salary and benefits package. To view essential duties, required qualifications and to apply, please visit https://careers.loyola.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27472

MLA JIL 10/24/14

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New College of Florida (FL) - Writer in Residence, Spring 2015 (pref. Poetry) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

New College of Florida announces an opening for a Writer in Residence, spring semester 2015 (February-May). The designated Honors College of the State University System, New College of Florida is a small, highly selective, residential liberal arts institution. We are especially interested this year in a writer specializing in poetry with interests across genres, though all applicants will be considered. The successful candidate will have: at least one published book, and significant publication in other venues as well; two years of experience teaching creative writing, which can include instruction as a graduate student; and a strong commitment to playing an active role on our campus. MFA, MA, or PhD degree preferred, but experience considered. Writers whose work engages multiethnic experience especially encouraged. The Writer in Residence will be responsible for designing and teaching two semester-length writing courses (one multigenre introductory course and one course in the applicant’s specialty);, and will give at least three public readings. Salary $22,725 for .75 FTE, with no benefits. Send the following materials in PDF format: letter of application, curriculum vitae, 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. Andrea Dimino, 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 the Division of Humanities a minimum of five (5) days in advance @ (941) 487-4360. New College of Florida is an EO/AA/ADA employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27104

MLA JIL 10/10/14

Deadline: Nov. 1 2014

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 12, 2014.

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  • Any update on this position?  I was told that decisions would be made at the end of last week.
  • R: Never heard anything either after interview.

New Mexico State University (NM) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing - PoetryEdit

Position Number T98696

Position Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing - Poetry

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track

Position Summary: This is a nine-month, non-tenure track position. The one-year position begins August 17, 2015. The visiting faculty member will have a 3-3 (9 credits/per semester) course load, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and participating in MA/MFA committees.

Required Qualifications: MFA of PhD in Creative Writing with a specialization in Poetry (candidates must have MFA or PhD in hand by August 17, 2015); a minimum of one full-length book of poetry in print; ability to teach poetry writing workshops and poetry form and technique seminars in the graduate MFA program and undergraduate creative writing courses.

Preferred Qualifications (optional): Preference given to candidates that can advise graduate students, supervise thesis projects, and support departmental outreach. Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit letter of application, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, writing sample (listed as Other Document), and contact information for references. Once all materials are submitted, the online system will send an email to the candidate’s references, instructing them to electronically submit the references by June 12, 2015. Three letters of recommendation will be required. Appointment Status: Term Appointment, Full-time

Posting Date: 05/07/2015

Closing Date: 06/05/2015

https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/21911

Deadline: June 5 --> NOTE: this position was posted in the Chronicle on June 3 with a stated deadline of June 15.  A new link to apply was also provided: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/22165

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Oberlin College (OH) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
The Creative Writing Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences for a term of 1 year, beginning fall 2015. The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in the general area of fiction, with expertise in a second prose genre strongly desired.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the MFA degree. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential interest in undergraduate teaching. Please visit http://new.oberlin.edu/home/jobs/ for more details.

Submit a letter of application, CV, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference by March 20, 2015. Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

https://apply.interfolio.com/28896

MLA JIL 02/20/15

Deadline: Mar 20

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Ohio State University (OH) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction / Creative Nonfiction) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Fiction or creative nonfiction writers with teaching experience and significant publications are invited to apply for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing at The Ohio State University for the academic year 2015-2016. Publications and teaching experience in a second genre are desirable. The individual hired will teach five creative writing courses over two semesters at both the graduate and advanced undergraduate levels and serve on both M.F.A. and undergraduate honors thesis committees.

Visit https://english.osu.edu/creative-writing-ohio-state-university.

Qualifications: M.F.A. in creative writing and at least one published book, either fiction or creative nonfiction.

Instructions: Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application, C.V. emphasizing publications, awards and honors, and relevant teaching experience, and a short writing sample (a single short story or essay or an excerpt of no more than 20 pages from a book-length work) via Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4959. Finalists will be asked to submit an additional writing sample, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation that address teaching experience. Applications should be received by November 17, 2014, but will be accepted until filled. Inquiries may be directed to Michelle Herman, Director of Creative Writing, at herman.2@osu.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27438

MLA JIL 10/10/14

Deadline: Nov. 17 2014

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Oklahoma State University (OK) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction)Edit

Visiting position in Creative Writing-Creative Nonfiction. 3-3 teaching load beginning August 2015. Appropriate terminal degree, appropriate credentials, significant national publication with at least one book in print or under contract, and demonstrated teaching excellence required. Additional publication and teaching expertise in fiction desirable. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. OSU offers the BA, MFA, 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 May 11, 2015. We will continue, however, to accept and consider applications until the position has been filled. Submit letter of application, cv, writing sample, and dossier, including three letters of recommendation and transcript through Interfolio using this link http://apply.interfolio.com/29476. 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.

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Oklahoma State University (OK) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry)Edit

Visiting position in Creative Writing-Poetry. 3-3 teaching load beginning August 2015. MFA or PhD in Creative Writing with significant national publication and at least one book in print or under contract, and demonstrated teaching excellence required. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. OSU offers the BA, MFA, 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 May 11, 2015. We will continue, however, to accept and consider applications until the position has been filled. Submit letter of application, cv, writing sample, and dossier, including three letters of recommendation and transcript through Interfolio using this link http://apply.interfolio.com/29477. This position is contingent upon availability of funding. Oklahoma State University is an AA/EEO/E-Verify employer committed to diversity and the employment of qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.

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Otterbein University (OH) - Visiting Asst. Professor - Creative WritingEdit

Otterbein University invites applications for a full-time, one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in creative writing, beginning August 2015. The ideal candidate will hold an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing and have: expertise and/or teaching experience in playwriting; demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching creative writing and general education to undergraduate students; dedication to building a collaborative community across all genres in creative writing as well as other arts programs on campus; record of significant professional activities and creative production. Responsibilities include: teaching a six-course load distributed over a two-semester academic year, including undergraduate creative writing courses and thematic literature and composition courses in a humanities-based general education core; directing Senior Creative Writing Projects; and department and university service. Send letters of application, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation to: Dr. Paul Eisenstein, Dean, School of Arts & Sciences, Otterbein University, 1 South Grove Street, Westerville, OH USA 43081. Email submissions: academicjobs@otterbein.edu. For full consideration, applications should be received by March 2, 2015, although applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Skype interviews will be conducted in March. Visit us at http://www.otterbein.edu/careers for further information. Otterbein University is an EEO Employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/28733

MLA JIL 02/06/15

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Penn State Abington (PA) - Lecturer in Writing - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Penn State Abington seeks for a full-time Lecturer in Writing to teach upper- and lower-level writing courses and literature and composition courses as needed. We prefer a nonfiction writer familiar with teaching writing in digital media, but poets, fiction writers, and playwrights will be seriously considered. Our growing program includes composition at various levels, Writing Across the Curriculum, and a Writing Minor serving students in various majors. The College supports our annual student literary and arts magazine, The Abington Review. This one-year position is renewable. 4/4 teaching load; service to the College, profession, and/or community is expected. Qualifications: MFA or MA in Creative Writing or related field (PhD desirable), publications in national outlets, successful college teaching experience. Background check required. Review of applications begins November 15, 2014; the position will remain open until filled. Preliminary interviews at MLA in January 2015 or via Skype or phone. Apply at PSU.JOBS.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27281

MLA JIL 10/17/14

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Penn State Altoona (PA) - Teaching Residency in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction (Fall 2015)Edit

The Penn State Altoona English Program is taking applications for a one-semester teaching residency in fiction and creative nonfiction. The program is targeted at early-career writers, preferably without a published book. 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 2015 semester (August 24–December 18). 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 typically lives in the Altoona area during residency for the Fall 2015 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. Please combine documents to fill appropriate spaces. Please send a writing sample (8 pages of poetry and a 10-page script excerpt) and at least one letter of recommendation to AA-ARTSANDHUMANITIES@LISTS.PSU.EDU. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

For additional information about Penn State Altoona, please visit our web page at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/

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Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities Postdoctoral/MFA - 2015-16: Before the PosthumanEdit

For artists and humanists, these are extraordinary times: our sense of “the human” is undergoing remarkable transformations, and it has become commonplace to suggest that we have become “posthuman,” though there is no substantial agreement on what this term might mean.

But rather than ask what the “post” in “posthuman” means, perhaps we should ask about the “human.” What was this human, and what did it mean by “humanism”? From the emergence of Homo sapiens sapiens through the invention of agriculture through the development of organized forms of society, the “human” went through a number of remarkable transformations. How can an understanding of the history of the human - and the history of human arts and artifacts - affect and inflect our understanding of the present– and the future?

The Penn State IAH welcomes applications from scholars and artists who have received their terminal degrees (PhDs in the humanities, MFAs in the fine and performing arts, Masters or beyond in design fields such as architecture) within the past three years (after May 1, 2011). Terminal degrees must be in hand by July 1, 2015. Applications should include a CV, contact information for two references, a project description of 1000 words, and (for applicants in the arts or design) a hyperlink or other access to a digital portfolio. The fellowship stipend is $46,000 plus benefits and a $4,000 research fund. An office will be provided at the Institute. The successful candidate will be asked to teach a course, lead a faculty/graduate student research group, and/or organize a symposium. Further, it is expected that the fellow will take part in the intellectual life of campus by working with faculty and students, attending symposia and events, and contributing to meetings and discussions presented by IAH. Apply online at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#54637

  • All application materials must be submitted by January 16, 2015. For more information, call (814) 865-0495 or write to arts-humanities@psu.edu.

MLA JIL 11/21/14

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Princeton University (NJ) - Hodder FellowshipsEdit

The Hodder Fellowship will be given to writers and non-literary artists of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the 2015-2016 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 $77,000 stipend is provided for this 10-month appointment. 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 September 15, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST through the Princeton Jobs site at http://jobs.princeton.edu, requisition #1400347.

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.

Deadline: September 15, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST

The appointment of the Hodder Fellows will be made in January 2015. An announcement of the award will be posted here: http://www.princeton.edu/arts/lewis_center/society_of_fellows/fellows/

The contact person is Ysabel Gonzalez and she can be reached at ysabelg@princeton.edu.

Essential Qualifications: Selected more "for promise than for performance."

Education Required: Other-see essential qualifications

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree

Comments related to end date: 10-month appointment- 2015-2016 academic year

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Rhode Island College (RI) - Asst. Professor (Creative Writing - Poetry) - 1 yr. Limited TermEdit

The English Department invites applications for this one-year limited term position to teach the department’s offerings in creative writing/poetry.

Essential Duties -Teach the department’s offerings in creative writing/poetry. -Teach 200-level introduction to creative writing courses. -Teach general education courses. -Advise students. -Engage in writing and professional activities. -Participate in College and Departmental activities.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English with specialization in Creative Writing

Preferred Qualifications: -Some college teaching experience. -Recent publications.

Environmental Conditions: Teaching/instruction is performed in a traditional classroom setting.

Closing Date: 03/13/2015 Special Instructions/Information for Applicants:

Anticipated Vacancy – Fall 2015

Final appointment is subject to available funding

-The doctoral degree is required for appointment and must be completed prior to the beginning of service. -Candidates are required to provide an unofficial transcript. Transcript should be of highest degree earned. Official Transcript will be required upon hire. -An optional button has been provided in case candidates wish to upload additional information. -An optional Writing button has been provided for candidates to upload recent publications. -Candidates will be prompted during the application process to provide names (3) and email addresses for reference letters.

Link to Apply: https://employment.ric.edu/postings/1501

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Sam Houston State University (TX) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing - Poetry) (Two-Year Position) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job: The appointment includes a 4-4 teaching load with opportunities to teach creative writing and literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Educational Requirements for the Position: An MFA or a PhD in creative writing.

Experience Required for the Position: Required qualifications include an MFA or PhD in creative writing in hand by August 2015; a substantial record of publications with nationally recognized presses and journals, and preferably at least one book of poetry with a press of national standing; significant potential for continued publication of creative work, as well as other scholarly, professional, and/or creative activities; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level, including the teaching of creative writing, and evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing; and experience in editing and publishing. For initial applications, the following materials are required: cover letter, addressed to Prof. Nick Lantz, chair, search committee, poetry; curriculum vitae; contact information for three recommenders; and unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required only upon hire). Application deadline is December 1, 2014. Letters of recommendation and a writing sample will be requested from shortlisted candidates. Interviews will be held at MLA in January 2015.

Link to Apply: https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/11724

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Sam Houston State University (TX) - Clinical Assistant Professor of English (Prose) (One-year Position, Renewable)Edit

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job: The appointment includes a 4/4 teaching load with opportunities to teach creative writing and literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Administrative duties include coordinating the National Book Awards at Sam Houston State University.

Educational Requirements for the Position: Required qualifications include an MFA or PhD in creative writing in hand by August 2015.

Experience Required for the Position: The successful candidate will have a substantial record of publications with nationally recognized presses and journals; significant potential for continued publication of creative work, as well as other scholarly, professional, and/or creative activities; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level, including the teaching of creative writing, and experience with community and K-12 outreach, reading series and event management.

For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, a C.V., three letters of reference, and a twenty-page writing sample. These documents will also need to be sent to Dr. Bill Bridges, Interim Chair, Department of English, Sam Houston State University, Box 2146, Huntsville, TX 77341. Applicants being considered will be asked to provide additional information and materials. Review of applications will begin March 16, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted via Skype. With questions about the position, contact Dr. Bridges (bridges@shsu.edu or 936-294-1402).

LINK: https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/12307

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Scripps College (CA) - Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing, Spring 2016Edit

The Scripps College Writing Program seeks a distinguished visiting writer for the Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Writing during the spring semester of 2016.

The successful candidates will serve as Mary Routt Chair of Writing throughout the spring semester (from mid-January to mid-May). The Chair will teach one writing workshop course of his or her own design and will give two public readings or talks. We are looking for candidates with a significant record of publication in creative nonfiction, fiction, or poetry; we prefer candidates who can show evidence of outstanding teaching ability. For more information on the Mary Routt Chair position, see http://www.scrippscollege.edu/departments/writing-program/mary-routt-chair

To apply, send a cover letter, a cv (including a list of previously delivered writing workshop courses), the names and addresses of 3 references, and a writing sample to Kimberly Drake, Director of the Writing Program. We prefer applications to be sent to http://apply.interfolio.com/28428 ; if you have questions, please contact us at MaryRouttChair@scrippscollege.edu. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2015.

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.

https://apply.interfolio.com/28428

MLA JIL 1/16/14

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St. Bonaventure University (NY) - Visiting Asst. Professor - Creative Writing (Poetry)Edit

The English Department of St. Bonaventure University invites applications for a one-year position at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach courses in Creative Writing (Poetry), and additional courses in Literature, Composition, or Rhetoric depending on applicants qualifications and department needs. The successful candidate will contribute to the English Departments new Professional and Creative Writing major, our traditional English major, and the Universitys Core Curriculum, and will also contribute to the life and work of the department and our majors. We seek an active writer-scholar with a significant and promising publishing record and a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts learning.

Required qualifications include a PhD or equivalent qualification in Creative Writing, English, or a closely allied area by the August 16, 2015, starting date; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college/university level; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate courses in creative writing; successful publication of creative work, as well as other scholarly, professional, and/or creative activities; interest in teaching core courses in first-year composition and/or literature.

Teaching load is a 4/4. Review of applications will begin immediately, with Skype or phone interviews to be scheduled beginning on or around July 22. To apply send letter of application, CV, writing sample of approximately 20 pages, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to Daniel Ellis, Chair of the Department of English, at sgodfrey@sbu.edu

St. Bonaventure is a Catholic University dedicated to educational excellence in the Franciscan tradition with an enrollment of approximately 1,800 undergraduate and 400 graduate students. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff and student body, and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Applicants must be able to pass a criminal background check. Unless otherwise provided by law, a criminal record will not automatically disqualify an individual from employment.

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St. John Fisher College (NY) - Writer in Residence (3 year appt.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at St. John Fisher College invites applicants for a 3-year, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position as Writer in Residence to begin in the Fall 2015 semester. Applicants must have completed a master's degree in a field related to creative writing. Successful teaching experience in both first-year composition and creative writing is essential. A record of publication of creative work is required. Experience in professional writing is a plus. We seek a creative and collaborative professional with a commitment to undergraduate education. The position entails a 4-4 teaching load, including a variety of creative writing courses in the college core and the English major, and composition courses in the college's First Year Program. All positions are subject to final budget approval.

To receive full consideration, applicants are asked to electronically submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, official transcripts attesting to highest degree earned (unofficial copies accepted until invited for interview), and names and contact information of at least three (3) recent professional qualifications references to: https://jobs.sjfc.edu. Applications must be received by April 15, 2015 to be considered.

For more information about St. John Fisher College, visit the website at: http://www.sjfc.edu.

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Deadline: April 15

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St. Lawrence University (NY) - Visiting Asst. Professor of FictionEdit

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a visiting position in fiction writing [this appointment is potentially renewable for two years]. The successful candidate will teach both levels of our introductory and advanced fiction writing courses, and may also be expected to offer a section of the department's research methods/theory course. Ability to offer contemporary literature coursework or a second genre of creative writing is also desirable. 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. Teaching load is three courses per semester.

Ph.D. or M.F.A., publications, and undergraduate teaching experience required.

To apply: 1. Applicants must complete an online application at http://employment.stlawu.edu 2. Submit a letter of application, C.V., letters of recommendation, and sample syllabi for two relevant courses via Interfolio's ByCommittee. (For help with Interfolio, please email help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807.). Applications should be received by November 15, 2014; review will continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, 13617, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.

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No Interfolio By Committee Link (or associated email) to send materials. This seems to be another case of a unviersity that does not know how Interfolio works.

Thank you for noting your discovery on Interfolio! I wondered if I could not find the proper link. 

I noticed the same thing a few weeks ago. I just sent all of materials via snail mail.

  • Sorry this is a bit late (although the link is still open until 11/18/14). There is an Interfolio link for this position accessible through the MLA JIL: https://apply.interfolio.com/26760 (apologies for having missed this earlier) 11/16.

St. Lawrence University (NY) - Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction/Non-Fiction) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Fiction or creative non-fiction writers with significant publications and teaching experience are invited to apply for the position of Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing for the academic year 2015-2016. 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 required.

M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing, with at least two books and significant additional publications, are required. 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.

Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu and submit a detailed letter of application, C.V. emphasizing publications and relevant teaching experience, and sample syllabi and writing exercises via Interfolios ByCommittee. (For help with Interfolio, please email help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807.) Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample and three letters of recommendation attesting to teaching experience. Applications should be received by October 15, 2014; review will continue until the position is filled.

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Stanford University (CA) - Fellow, The Stanford Storytelling ProjectEdit

Stanford University is seeking a full-time Fellow for the Stanford Storytelling Project, an arts program within the Oral Communication Program, which is part of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. The initial appointment will be for one academic year, with the possibility of re-appointment.

The Stanford Storytelling Project (SSP) provides students opportunities to develop skills in the narrative arts through a range of courses and projects. SSP sponsors courses, grants, events, a weekly workshop, and an award-winning radio program featuring stories produced by students. SSP explores in particular the power of performed stories, live or recorded, from myth and memoir to research-based narratives. More information about SSP and its mission is at http://storytelling.stanford.edu.

The SSP Fellow will offer instruction in oral, audio, and multimedia storytelling craft in a variety of settings across the university and will support the activities and initiatives of SSP. Major duties include developing and teaching courses, designing and delivering workshops, training SSP student staff, mentoring students, and collaborating with faculty to design storytelling course components. The Fellow will also help develop and manage the SSP’s radio program, State of the Human, and help lead its weekly craft workshop, StoryLab.

The Fellow will have the opportunity to develop his/her own courses, participate in professional development through SSP and the Oral Communication Program, collaborate with faculty across the university, and, through the events series, engage with some of the best storytellers in the country. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to help produce, with other SSP staff and students, stories for large live and radio audiences.

Requirements include: Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in a field focused on narrative craft such as English, Creative Writing, Performance, or Documentary Studies. 2-3 years experience teaching college-level courses, mentoring others in creating stories for recorded media or live performance, and some form of media production. Qualified applicants must also have demonstrated knowledge of oral and/or multimedia storytelling forms, trends, and programs, understanding of up-to-date pedagogy in teaching narrative craft, and the organizational and leadership skills to help manage workshops and/or media production.

For a more comprehensive job description and to apply, please visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/25649.

Please include a letter of application (outlining your experience and interests in the teaching of storytelling), curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a teaching philosophy statement. For full consideration of an application, all required materials must be uploaded to Interfolio by 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time on September 26, 2014.      

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Stanford University (CA) - Wallace Stegner FellowshipsEdit

Latest News: The online Stegner Fellowship application for 2015-2017 applicants will open on September 1, 2014 and close on December 1, 2014.

Unique among writing programs, Stanford offers ten two-year fellowships each year, five in fiction and five in poetry. All the fellows in each genre convene weekly in a 3-hour workshop with faculty.

Fellows are regarded as working artists, intent upon practicing and perfecting their craft. There are no curricular requirements other than workshop attendance and writing. The program offers no degree.

In awarding fellowships, we consider the quality of the candidate’s creative work, potential for growth and ability to contribute to and profit from our writing workshops. The Stanford Creative Writing Program’s students are diverse in style and experience, with talent and seriousness the true common denominators.

To be a Stegner Fellow:

  • we do not require any degrees or tests for admission
  • no school of writing is favored over any other
  • chronological age is not a consideration

Fellowships include a living stipend of $26,000 per year. In addition, fellows’ tuition and health insurance are paid for by the Creative Writing Program. The Stegner Fellowship is a full-time academic commitment, and is not intended to be pursued concurrently with another degree program. Fellows must live close enough to Stanford to be able to attend workshops, readings, and events.

How to Apply

We will begin accepting applications for Fall 2014 admission on September 1, 2014. The application deadline is December 1, 2014.

We strongly prefer that applicants apply online for the Stegner Fellowship.  Please consult our frequently asked questions page for questions about application content.

Alternatively, you may still apply for a Stegner Fellowship by mail. To do so, please click here to download and complete our paper application form, then mail it to us together with all required documents between September 1 and December 1.

If you have questions about the application process, please read the application form in its entirety and consult our frequently asked questions page. Send further questions to stegnerfellowship@stanford.edu.

Please apply online here.

http://creativewriting.stanford.edu/about-the-fellowship

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Temple University (PA) - Visiting Fiction Writer - CANCELLEDEdit

The MFA Creative Writing program in the Department of English at Temple University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Writer (lecturer) position in fiction, to teach writing workshops at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as tutorials and other topics in Creative Writing. The course load is 2-2 and the appointment will begin August 2015. Applicants should have published at least one book, but preferably more. MFA or PhD degree required. Prior experience teaching fiction writing required.

Deadline Date: February 13, 2015

Date Posted: January 15, 2015

Start Date: August 24, 2015

Type: Full-time

Job Categories: Academic Non-Tenure Track

Required Degree: PhD or MFA

Preferred Degree: PhD or MFA

About the Organization: Temple University is a large and diverse public research university in North Philadelphia. Established in 1888, Temple has almost 40,000 students spread across its nine campuses. Its MFA Creative Writing program is housed in the English Department in the College of Liberal Arts. The English department also has an undergraduate Creative Writing concentration.

Genres: Fiction

For More Information

URL: www.temple.edu/creativewriting

Email: fictionsearch@temple.edu

Phone: 2152041796

How to Apply: Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae with a full list of publications, and the names and contact information for three references (at least one of whom can speak about your teaching), all in a single PDF, and email it as an attachment to fictionsearch@temple.edu by February 15, 2015. Alternatively, the materials may be submitted through regular mail, addressed to: Professor Jena Osman, Director, MFA Creative Writing Program, Department of English, Temple University, 1114 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6090.

Deadline: Feb. 15 2015 [or Feb. 13?] (two different deadlines given above)

Acknowledgment received:

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Rejection (no interview): 1x 13MAR15

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  • Is it strange that a rejection was sent 13 March but as of 27 March there's been no posting on interview status? Do jobs ever do a round of rejections before contacting candidates for interviews, or is it safe to say they've moved on with interviews? 
  • POSITION CANCELLED A/O 3/28

Tufts University (MA) - Professor of the Practice of Poetry (Five Year Appointment) -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Professor of the Practice of Poetry. Five year, non-renewable position teaching courses in poetry writing. Candidates should be established poets with strong records of publication and proven excellence as undergraduate instructors. Candidates should be prepared to teach poetry writing courses at the introductory and advanced levels, to direct undergraduate theses in poetry, to serve as an academic advisor to undergraduates, and to serve on university and departmental committees.

Please address letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (a selection of poetry, up to 20 pages) to Professor Jay Cantor, Director of the Creative Writing Program and Search Committee Chair, Department of English, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155. All materials must be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/25844. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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Deadline:  Nov. 1

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  • [SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED posted in header on 12/10]

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  • Five years. When it's over you can join the homeless population in Harvard Square.
  • Ummm.

United States Military Academy at West Point (NY) - Assistant Professor/Visiting Assistant Professors of English (Non-TT - Multiple Positions) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Department of English and Philosophy, Bldg. 607, Cullum Road, West Point, New York 10996-1791 http://www.usma.edu/

Assistant Professor of English Visiting Assistant Professors of English

Established in 1802, the United States Military Academy at West Point is the only college specifically charged with preparing young men and women for service as officers in the United States Army. Candidates should have a genuine concern for the development of enlightened, morally courageous military leaders with creative, critical, and resourceful minds. Military experience is not required.

The Department of English and Philosophy invites applications for several positions: one three-year appointment with possibility of renewal at the rank of Assistant Professor; three two-year, non-renewable appointments at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. All appointments begin in July 2015. Candidates should have the PhD in hand or expected in English or a related discipline. They must demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education, versatility, and the capacity to teach core-curriculum courses in literature and composition. The typical teaching load is 4/4. Applicants with an expertise in poetry and poetics or in the early modern period will be favorably considered. The United States Military Academy, an Equal Opportunity Employer, welcomes applications from women and minorities. To receive full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and a 20-page writing sample by October 20, 2014, to the attention of Ms. Kristina Fox, e-mail: kristina.fox@usma.edu. Electronic submissions preferred. If claiming Veteran Preference, please include a DD214.

https://apply.interfolio.com/26224

MLA JIL 09/12/14

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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Fiction - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Fiction. The position is a full-time, three-semester position, with a proposed start date of January 1, 2015 and extending through May 15, 2016. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The teaching load is two courses per semester; the successful applicant will teach graduate and undergraduate fiction workshops, and may teach additional classes according to his or her interests and experience.

Required qualifications include an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing, at least one published book of fiction, and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Preferred qualifications include publications or experience in a second genre (poetry, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting) and graduate-level teaching experience. To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit application materials by August 29, 2014. To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (20-25 pages), and contact information or Interfolio ID for three professional references. Letters of recommendation and copies of published books may be requested at a later date. Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Jennifer Price, at jajones6@illinois.edu. Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

LINK to APPLY

INDEED.com

Deadline: Aug. 29

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University of Indianapolis (IN) - 1 yr. Asst. Professor - Fiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS STAGEEdit

The Department of English at the University of Indianapolis seeks candidates to fill a position of Assistant Professor with MFA and/or Ph.D. to teach Creative Writing with a focus on Fiction Writing. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track contract to begin August 2015. This is a non-renewable contract with the anticipation of a tenure-track search in the fall of 2015.

The new assistant professor will be responsible for instructing courses in creative writing and in his/her specialty, as well as lower-division courses in literature or composition. We seek candidates who are dedicated to teaching and publication. All department faculty teach Freshman Composition and Introduction to Literature courses and teach 24 hours per academic year.

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

Apply electronically at https://jobs.uindy.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Indianapolis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Chronicle (posted 4/13/15)

Deadline: open until filled

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  • Skype interviews already scheduled, for a job posting that went up 4/13? Is that not insanely fast?
  • Not for a VAP advertised at the end of the spring semester. Pretty common with faculty leaving for the summer. 
  • Good grief. I'm pretty new to the process still, but I guess I'll keep that in mind in the future! I applied the 26th. Wonder if my app will even be looked at...?

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University of Memphis (TN) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Poetry Writing Edit

The University of Memphis seeks applications for a one-year position as visiting Assistant Professor in poetry writing. Duties include teaching poetry workshops and forms courses at the graduate and/or undergraduate level, and possibly a literature survey course; service on selection and thesis committees; and possibly the direction of the River City Writers reading series. For further information about our program, see our webpage at http://www.memphis.edu/english/gradstudents/mfa.php.

Required: MFA or Ph.D in creative writing; demonstrated teaching excellence; and at least one full-length book in print or in press by a nationally recognized press.

Applications for this position must be submitted on-line. To apply, visit https://workforum.memphis.edu. To ensure full consideration, letter of application, vita, a writing sample of 10 poems uploaded in a single pdf or doc file, and 3 letters of recommendation should be received by May 14, 2015. Committee chair may request book of poetry from finalists only.

https://apply.interfolio.com/29582

MLA JIL 05/01/15

Deadline: May 14

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University of North Carolina Greensboro (NC) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Poetry)Edit

The Department of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) seeks a qualified candidate for a one-year visiting appointment in creative writing (poetry) effective August 1, 2015.

The University of North Carolina Greensboro, home to one of the oldest MFA writing programs in the nation, is especially proud of the diversity of its student body. We seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position.

Duties include a 3/3 teaching load consisting primarily of undergraduate and graduation creative writing workshops and graduate tutorials. Teaching assignment may include literature courses appropriate to the candidate’s experience.

Minimum Qualifications: MA or MFA in English. Significant creative publications, including at least one book of poetry published or under contract.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels

LINK to APPLY: https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/2137

Deadline: For Best Consideration Date - 04/15/2015

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University of North Texas (TX) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Literary Nonfiction - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at the University of North Texas invites applications for Visiting Assistant Professor of Literary Nonfiction. This is a one-year, full-time position to start Fall 2015. The successful candidate will teach a 3/3 load (negotiable based on experience and qualifications), including graduate and undergraduate advanced and intermediate workshops, and will be expected to work closely with graduate students at the thesis, dissertation and doctoral exam stages. Applicants should have a strong publication record in nonfiction, book preferred, with experience in a second genre desired. M.F.A. or Ph.D. required. Review of applications will begin on May 11 and continue until the position is filled. The University of North Texas is an Equal Opportunity/ Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

https://apply.interfolio.com/29512

MLA JIL 04/24/15

Deadline: May 11

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University of Oregon (OR) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Poetry (12/16/15–06/15/16)Edit

The Creative Writing Program at the University of Oregon welcomes applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Poetry for Winter and Spring terms (12/16/15–06/15/16). M.F.A., Ph.D., or M.A. in Creative Writing. The successful candidate will have a significant record of publication (at least one book) and teaching experience in creative writing at the college level. Responsibilities will include: teaching one M.F.A. workshop, two undergraduate creative writing courses (three courses total), and directing five individual tutorials for our first-year graduate students, a craft talk for undergraduates in the Kidd Tutorial Program, and participation in the program’s Reading Series. We are a free-standing program within the College of Arts and Sciences and have a record of excellence and diversity in our M.F.A. program. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by June 1, 2015. The position will remain open until filled. Finalist for this position is subject to a criminal background check. Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV as email attachments to Julia Schewanick, CRWR Business Manager (jas@uoregon.edu). Writing samples and dossiers by request only.

LINK

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University of Sydney (AUS) - Lecturer in Creative Writing / Prose Fiction (Full-time, 3 year fixed term)Edit

LECTURER IN CREATIVE WRITING

FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

SCHOOL OF LETTERS ART AND MEDIA

REFERENCE NO. 753/0315

Teaching and research opportunity for a prose fiction specialist Develop your academic career alongside supportive colleagues Full-time, 3 year fixed term $110K - $131K p.a. (including salary, leave loading and up to 17% super) The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff, supporting over 52,000 students.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the 20 top faculties of its kind.

The School of Letters, Art and Media is a vibrant school whose pedagogic practice, research profile and external engagements are shaped by the synergistic benefits of bringing together traditional disciplines with long intellectual histories such as art history, English and linguistics with newer sub-disciplinary or interdisciplinary formations such as media and communication and museum studies.

Creative Writing is becoming an important and integrated part of The Department of English’s curriculum. We have a thriving postgraduate coursework and research program and will introduce Creative Writing at undergraduate level in 2016. The School is now seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Creative Writing/Prose Fiction who will make a significant contribution to research and have primary responsibility for the teaching and supervision of Prose Fiction.

In this exciting lectureship opportunity you will: teach curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Creative Writing/Prose Fiction; provide leadership in curriculum development, including online and blended coursework delivery; contribute to the research strengths of the school, including publishing regularly in journals of high ranking and other quality outlets, and applying for creative grants supervise honours and masters dissertation students; develop effective interdisciplinary collaborations within the University, across the academic field and with external stakeholders; contribute to academic administration. As the successful candidate you will have: a PhD in English or equivalent creative doctorate; a strong record of creative publication and teaching in prose fiction, and a demonstrated commitment to the principles of creative research and an integrated curriculum; a demonstrated research track record in prose fiction (book and article publications) experience with book and journal publication, creative grant applications and public readings; the ability to work with colleagues not only in the department but also in the Faculty, University and with external partners in a collegial and effective manner. Please submit a cover letter, a resume and a statement addressing the selection criteria.

Applicants must also submit a 3 year research and publishing plan demonstrating the elaboration of a post-PhD line of research.

The University of Sydney offers flexible working hours, supportive staff networks and generous superannuation.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit http://sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 31 May 2015

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University of Tampa (FL) - Visiting Asst Prof of English (FYW & Creative Writing)Edit

The Department of English and Writing in the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa seeks candidates for a one-year, full-time appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor in the English and Writing Department to begin in August 2015.

Teaching load is three four-hour courses in each 14-week semester: three in Academic Writing and three in Creative Writing.

Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an appropriate terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.).

Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching, outstanding scholarly and/or creative activity, and commitment to experiential learning (e.g., attendance at Writers at the University readings) and community-building in the Writing major.

The successful candidate will have a record of effective teaching in Academic Writing and Creative Writing at the introductory level.

Posted 05/06/15

http://jobs.ut.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52379

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University of Virginia (VA) - Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence (Fiction) - Fall 2015 or Spring 2016Edit

The Department of English and program in Creative Writing (fiction) at the University of Virginia invites applications from fiction writers of exceptional international stature for the position of Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in either the fall term of 2015 or the spring term of 2016. 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 compensation 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 a one-semester nonrenewable 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, cognate language and literature departments, and the University as a whole. The appointment will begin on August 25, 2015 for the fall semester or January 10, 2016 for the spring semester. Duties will include teaching and public presentations by 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 0615271, and electronically attach a cover letter describing the candidate's interests and potential plans for the residency and curriculum vitae. Initial review of applications will begin November 23, 2014. 
Work samples and reference letters may be requested after review of application materials.

Questions regarding the duties, expectations, and opportunities in this position should be directed to: Kapnick15@virginia.edu

Question regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to: June Webb: 434-924-6608 jep6p@virginia.edu

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Deadline: Nov. 23

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University of West Florida (FL) - Emerging Writer Instructor in Fiction (three-year position)Edit

The Department of English and World Languages at University of West Florida seeks an Emerging Writer Instructor in Fiction with additional teaching responsibilities in first-year composition. This is a three-year position with a teaching load of 4 courses per semester. Duties include: teaching a mix of upper-division creative writing courses and lower-division composition courses; participating in the department’s Visiting Writer’s Series; assisting the Director of Creative Writing with program publications, recruitment, and events; and other departmental service as required. Recent campus visitors include George Saunders, Tobias Wolff, Natasha Trethewey, and Tim O’Brien.

Minimum Requirements: 1) An MFA or PhD in creative writing. 2) Record of publication of fiction and/or nonfiction in national literary journals. 3) University-level teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Book project underway or forthcoming. 2) Editorial experience with literary presses and journals. 3) General Education course development experience.

Salary range $40,000 - $46,000. Position is not eligible for tenure.

Applications due by March 16, 2015. Apply online at https://jobs.uwf.edu. Include a letter of application, writing sample (10 pages max), curriculum vitae, three references, and a statement of teaching philosophy. If you have questions, please contact Professor Jonathan Fink, Search Committee Chair, at jfink@uwf.edu.

This position requires a criminal background screening. The University of West Florida, located in Pensacola, is a public university serving over 14,000 students.

This contractor and subcontractor (UWF) shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 30-300.5(a) and 41 CF 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors (UWF) to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.

The University of West Florida (UWF) is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to respond is requested to advise UWF by contacting the Human Resources Department at 850-474-2694 (Voice) or 850-857-6114 (TTY).

Deadline: March 16, 2015

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University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Institute for Creative Writing FellowshipsEdit

Since 1986, the University of Wisconsin's Institute for Creative Writing has provided time, space, and an intellectual community for writers working on a first book of poetry or fiction. Since 2012, we have also considered applicants who have published only one full-length collection of creative writing prior to the application deadline, although unpublished authors remain eligible, and quality of writing remains the nearly exclusive criterion for selection. Altogether, our poetry and fiction fellows have published over ninety full-length collections and novels, many of them winning major national honors.

At present, the Institute annually offers up to five year-long fellowships. Typically there are two fiction fellowships (the James C. McCreight Fiction Fellowship and the Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellowship), two poetry fellowships (the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fellowship and the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship), and one fellowship in either fiction or poetry for a graduate of the University's MFA Program in Creative Writing (the Halls Emerging Artist Fellowship).

Each of these fellowships carries with it a $30,000 stipend, generous health benefits, and a one-course-per-semester teaching assignment in intermediate or advanced undergraduate creative writing. Fiction and poetry fellows are asked to give one public reading during the fellowship year. Additionally, all fellows participate in determining the recipients of the annual Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes in Poetry, as well as the Program in Creative Writing’s undergraduate writing contests. Along with faculty, fellows also serve on the committees selecting the following year’s Institute fellows.

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

The Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing will begin reading applications on January 1, 2015.

Applications to the poetry, fiction, and HEAF fellowships are open from January 1 to February 28. After reading the details below, you may submit your application electronically by clicking here.

To be eligible, applicants must have completed or be scheduled to complete an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing by August 15, 2015. Eligible applicants may have published no more than one full-length collection or book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction as of the February 28 deadline. Individuals who have never published a full-length collection or book are, of course, eligible. For more details regarding the responsibilities and privileges of our fellows, please see the main fellowships page.

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

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  • The application fee for this lottery is $50. Fifty bucks for .01% chance. Ridiculous and shameful.
  • A: Hmm, let's see. This is a public university in a state that's made news for its hostility to teachers and public institutions generally. Every year they offer fellowships worth $30,000 plus benefits, and give university teaching experience, to five emerging writers. So we're talking about probably a quarter-million every year they spend to promote new writers, and you find a $50 application fee offensive? Get a grip. What's ridiculous is to call this a "lottery," as if the point is to "win" a cash prize on the basis of pure luck, rather than the quality and promise of your writing (which I'm sure, in your case, is considerable).
  • Hmm, let's see. I think you should get a grip. It is essentially a lottery when your chances are less than 1% and you get absolutely nothing in return for the fee. What's ridiculous is to suggest that luck isn't involved when selecting candidates from a very talented pool. Go ahead and throw your money away, champ. It's your money that'll be blowing in the wind. 
  • They shouldn't be charging fifty bucks, but do you really think they'll be raking in $500,000 in application fees on ten thousand applications?  
  • Yeah, I'd be willing to bet if the Stegner is getting ~1800 apps, UW is getting maybe half that. Generously, a thousand, though I'd bet less. Probably more like a .1% chance, though obviously more if you're any good (throw half the apps in the garbage right off the bat, and probably another half of the remaining are an easy cull. If you're good, all things being equal, which they aren't, you likely have something more like a .5 to 1% chance. times two or three, since there are two or three spots depending on genre. So call it a 1 to 2% chance). At any rate, it's stupid to call the fifty dollar app fee "shameful," since you have no idea what their administrative costs are, how big the fellowship endowments are and how much the app money supplements them, or anything like that. My experience in this arena has generally been that MFA/CW prof types are fairly sensitive to this kind of thing and that these programs aren't doing backstrokes in Scrooge McDuck style money vaults, but who knows I guess.
  • I never said $500,000 or 10,000 apps. Now, what are the costs to apply for an academic position vs. a fellowship at Wiscy or Stanford? Why do I need to defray “administrative costs” when applying for a fellowship but not an academic position? Furthermore, these fellowships are, in many ways, academic. Both are open to established writers with a book, alas Jesmyn Ward, Stegner. Yeah, the teaching duties are limited, but so what—the university is still benefitting off the writer’s artistic labor and profile. No one should have to pay a damn thing to apply for a fellowship housed at a Pac 10 or Big 10 R1 university. 
  • You said .01%. That's a specific number and it specifically means 10,000 and $500,000. If that's not the number you meant, you should have put the decimal place somewhere else. I agree that no one *should* have to pay to apply to these things--that the Stegner fellowship should receive more institutional funding than it apparently does, since Stanford receives a great deal of essentially free prestige by association. Likewise with UW. In that sense, I can see calling the app fee shameful, but not in the sense it seemed to be intended, taking CW departments to task for greediness when they typically limp along in a chronically underfunded state (note: I don't know UW's specific funding situation and would be happy to learn that I am wrong and they are rich as Croesus). Also, I'm sure an element of the app fee is also to create a barrier to entry--how many apps would the Stegner get if it didn't cost $75?  5-10k? You might, in fact, be just the person that they ae trying to dissuade from applying!
  • They're long odds, either way.  Fifty bucks is not nothing, but it costs about fifty bucks to apply to grad school at UW-M, so it doesn't seem completely unreasonable to charge something similar for a postgrad fellowship.  And the applicant even for academic positions who finds him/herself passing the first set of hurdles will soon begin incurring expenses that begin to climb.  So what's the difference?  It's a mug's game.  There are always ten positions and ten thousand applicants.  They could charge a thousand dollars and still people would apply.  They already paid for grad school, for all the good it did them.
  • I'm new to applying for fellowships and I obviously expect them to be competitive. Looking at the winners/finalists of the UW fellowships, though, it seems like they tend to come from MFA programs on the more prestigious end of the scale. I see a lot of Iowa, Columbia, etc...I'm sure the program would say the writing sample is the "most important thing," but it certainly doesn't look like this is a fellowship for folks from any old program.
  • Have you considered that possibly the people accepted to the top tier MFA programs are also generally the strongest writers? It doesn't seem unusual to me that the strongest writing samples might come from people who attended the top MFA programs rather than less competitive schools. I don't believe there is some nefarious plot going on, just a logical correlation between strong writing and strong MFA programs. 

Wabash College (IN) - Visiting Asst. Professor, Creative Writing (Poetry) and Literature  - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Wabash College seeks applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in Creative Writing (Poetry) and Literature at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in the English Department to begin July 1, 2015. We are seeking a vibrant teacher and writer who is interested in working with a diverse student body at a small liberal arts college with a tradition of close student/faculty interaction. The primary field of specialty is Creative Writing: Poetry, with a secondary interest in any field of British or American literature. A terminal degree in literature or creative writing and publications in poetry are required. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the college in an environment that encourages interdisciplinary teaching and learning. The candidate should also have experience teaching composition.

To apply, click the Apply Now button on this page and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Applications will be accepted through February 16, 2015. Please direct questions to Ms. Violet Mayberry, Administrative Assistant for the Humanities and Fine Arts, at mayberrv@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 backgrounds. EOE.

You can apply for this position online at http://www.wabash.edu/employment

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Washington and Jefferson College (PA) - Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing/Lit/1st Year Writing - 3 yr. renewable position) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of English; three-year renewable position beginning August 2015. Teaching load: 6 courses per year; mix of creative writing, literature and first-year writing. Creative writing workshops are capped at 15; first-year writing courses at 16. Literature courses cater to both non-majors and majors.

Requirements: Ph.D. in English, American, or Anglophone literature. Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching; willingness to participate in the life of a collegial department; broad education in the discipline; and demonstrated experience in teaching college-level first-year writing.

How to apply: email vita and letter (including descriptions of your teaching practices/philosophy, research interests, and literature courses you could offer) to hr@washjeff.edu, addressed to Dana Shiller, chair. We will begin reviewing applications immediately, but will accept them through April 1, 2015. Please do not send dossiers, letters, or writing samples until requested.

Washington & Jefferson College is a selective liberal arts college located thirty miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The oldest such college located west of the Allegheny mountains, W&J welcomes applications from creative and adaptable individuals who are dedicated to undergraduate liberal arts education, who cherish close interaction between faculty and students, and who enjoy participating in and promoting a diverse community committed to multicultural and global understanding.

PA Act 153 requires that all prospective employees complete the following clearances and background checks: PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check. These clearances and background checks will be required as a condition of employment.

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Application Information

Postal Address: Human Resources, Washington & Jefferson College, 60 S. Lincoln Street, Washington, PA 15301.

Phone: 724-223-6509

Fax: 724-223-2652

Email Address: hr@washjeff.edu

Deadline: April 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: April 16 (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

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Washington University in Saint Louis (MO) - Visiting Writer-in-Residence in Poetry (3 yr. position) - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of English at Washington University in Saint Louis seeks Visiting Writer-in-Residence in Poetry to begin in fall term 2015 with the possibility of three years maximum with renewal. The candidate should have at least one collection of poetry published with a national press or significant, national publications or awards, and should hold an MFA degree. Ideally, the candidate should have prior teaching experience with undergraduate and graduate students.

The Visiting Writer-in-Residence will be expected to continue to publish significant work in the field while engaging in the work of teaching and advising students, department governance, and university service. The teaching expectation is two courses per semester. The teaching expectation is two courses per semester.

Salary Range: The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.

Applicant Special Instructions: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 20 page writing sample.

The search will continue until the position is filled.

EOE Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, protected veteran, or disability status.

Posted at https://jobs.wustl.edu/ on 4/30/15 (Job ID: 30518)

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  • [second-hand, heard offer has already been made, ~ 5/11]
  • That was fast. Smells insidery to me.
  • Yeah, likely. In fairness, though, they didn't really advertise it as an open position, as far as I know. It just popped up on indeed.com for a few days because it was posted on the HR site. [5/13]

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  • They're no longer accepting applications. (5/11)

Wesleyan University (CT) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (pref. Poetry / Non-Fiction) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a full-time, visiting position in Creative Writing to begin in fall 2015. Expertise in two or more genres desirable, non-fiction and poetry preferred. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester in introductory through advanced workshops in Creative Writing, as well as literature courses. The successful candidate will also advise two theses per year, help plan and attend the reading series, and be part of a growing, lively undergraduate concentration in Creative Writing.

This is a multi-year position. The person hired will, as such, be eligible for renewal on an annual basis, for up to three years, based on performance.

The candidate should be a published writer and an experienced teacher. A terminal degree (MFA or PhD), or the equivalent in publications, is required.

General Information

Deadline Date: February 16, 2015
Date Posted: January 15, 2015

Job Categories

Academic Non-Tenure Track
Salary Range: 50000 to 50000 USD
Benefits: health insurance

Qualifications

Required Degree: None

Preferred Degree: PhD or MFA

About the Organization

Ideally situated on a hill over looking the Connecticut River, Wesleyan's campus is famously beautiful and (in more ways than one) enviably green. Golden autumn light reveals a New England liberal arts college that is far from traditional.

Genres: Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

For More Information

URL: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4723

Email: smccann@wesleyan.edu

How to Apply

https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4723

applicants will be asked to supply a cover letter, a writing sample (50 pp max), and email addresses for 3 referees

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Westminster College (UT) - Poet in Residence (Spring 2016) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Westminster College in Salt Lake City seeks a poet to teach two small semester-long classes (Introduction to Creative Writing and Poetry Workshop) and give a public reading in the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series in Spring Semester 2016 (January 11-May 4). Over the past 20 years, this series has featured many distinguished and up-and-coming poets, as well as sponsored a poetry workshop that combines undergraduate students with members of the community, by application. Compensation is $16K for the semester, plus a fully furnished house and utilities. The ideal applicant will be eager to engage with the campus and larger poetry community.

Bachelor's degree, one published book of poems, two years of teaching experience, and the ability to mentor historically underrepresented students.

Please send a letter of application addressing the way you teach introduction to creative writing and poetry writing, a c.v., and 15-20 pages of poetry to http://jobs.westminstercollege.edu/ by March 1, 2015. Finalists will be asked to submit a dossier of recommendations. Interviews via videoconference in March and/or at AWP Conference in April. Review of applications continues until position is filled. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States; unfortunately the College cannot consider visa sponsorship for this position.

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Deadline: March 1

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Rejection (no interview): 04/23/2015

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Wichita State University (KS) - Distinguished Writer-in-Residence (Fiction) - Fall 2015 - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

For Fall 2015--One Month

Distinguished Writer-in-Residence. Temporary one-month position for a writer of fiction to teach a tutorial course to approximately 15 graduate and advanced undergraduate fiction writing students. Appointment for the fall 2015 semester. Qualifications: extensive high quality publications in national or regional periodicals; high quality novels or collections of short stories; awards and fellowships. Salary $14,000 for the month. Previous applicants must re-apply in order to be considered. Send letters of application, professional vitae, and writing sample to Mary Waters, Chair, Department of English, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0014. Telephone: (316) 978-3130. Deadline for receipt of applications is January 15, 2015. Wichita State University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and encourages women and ethnic minorities to apply.

Deadline: Jan. 15

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William Paterson University (NJ) - One Year Full-Time Visiting Assistant Professor - Non-fictionEdit

William Paterson University invites applications for a One Year Full-Time Visiting Assistant Professor appointment with a specialization in Non-fiction for the 2015-2016 academic year.

We seek a candidate to teach creative and critical writing courses, including creative non-fiction, book and magazine editing, and introductory creative writing. Relevant teaching experience and publications required. Professional experience in writing for print, digital, and other media platforms preferred.

Ph.D. or MFA preferred; advanced ABD will be considered at instructor level.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, cv, and two letters of recommendation, preferably in one file (.pdf or.doc or.docx), to Dr. Judith Broome, English Department, at English-Nonfiction@wpunj.edu or via mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submission preferred. Please reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. For additional information about the University visit http://www.wpunj.edu.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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See Also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2014-15Edit

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New Hampshire Institute of Art (NH) - Chairperson of Liberal ArtsEdit

The New Hampshire Institute of Art  (NHIA) invites applications for the position of Chairperson of Liberal Arts.  This is a full-time faculty position within an unranked faculty system that reports to an Academic Dean.  The position includes a “two/two” required teaching load, as well as appropriate service to the college including committee work, student mentoring and outreach activities as needed. Evidence of prior professional achievement is required and continued engagement in a vibrant professional area is expected.

It is hoped that this position will be filled by the start of the 2015/2016 academic year.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants must be active, practicing scholars/educators with a history of relevant professional work within the field. We seek candidates who understand the importance of a broad based and creatively aware education in a school of the arts.  The preferred candidate should be team oriented and committed to broadening the curriculum of the Institute. Applicants should be passionate about educating a new generation of students in the broadest possible manner, while maintaining focus within the mission of the New Hampshire Institute of Art.

Candidates must have an advanced degree from any one of several appropriate fields, including, but not limited to: English, Writing, Creative Writing, Art History or the Humanities, with extensive professional experience in the field and an earned PhD would be preferred. A minimum of five years teaching experience, beyond the TA, as well as evidence of prior administrative responsibilities within a Liberal Arts, Creative Writing, or Humanities Department in an accredited University (or College setting) or within a College of Art and Design, or the equivalent experience is highly desirable.

Management of faculty resources, facility and curriculum planning and development, student success and retention, as well as an awareness of and commitment to a high level of pedagogy, are important key elements of this position. This individual will provide management and mentoring to both faculty and students to ensure professional learning experiences while upholding academic integrity and offering quality programming.

The Liberal Arts department currently has four full-time faculty and approximately seventeen adjuncts. It presently enrolls students from all majors, and is continuously developing and improving its offerings. Input will be sought from the candidates on possible future organizational structures for the department. The Institute supports an extremely active visiting artists program drawn from some of the country's most significant writers, artists, and designers.  Institute facilities are well above what would be expected for a college of this size, with an expanding library including several Special Collections, most noticeably in Photography but also growing in the areas of literature and writing.

The New Hampshire Institute of Art, founded in 1898, is a rapidly growing professional college with nearly 450 undergraduate students, as well as 60 graduate students, offering BFA, MAAE and MFA degrees. Major concentration areas include: Creative Writing, Illustration, Fine Arts, Photography, Interdisciplinary Arts, Ceramics, Graphic Design as well as departments of Liberal Arts and Foundations. We are located in Manchester, New Hampshire, a vibrant, culturally diverse city with a population of over 100,000. We are around one hour from Boston, 30 minutes from the coast and mountains, and four hours from both New York City and Quebec. There are six institutions of higher education in Manchester proper. The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport provides easy access nationally and internationally.

NHIA is an Equal Opportunity employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Institute values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds. This position is open for application immediately and will be closed on February 15, 2015.

Applicants are required to submit a letter of interest, resume, a summary of teaching and any administrative experiences, statement of teaching philosophy, a list of three references who have current experience with the candidate's teaching and practice, with both e-mails and telephone numbers and a representative sampling of the candidate’s professional work is expected--on either CD or via URL (applicants who submit their materials in hard copy and who wish those materials returned MUST send return postage with appropriate return containers for such) identified as “Liberal Arts Search” to: Bill Scimone, Director of Human Resources, bscimone@nhia.edu Liberal Arts Search Committee, New Hampshire Institute of Arts, 148 Concord St., Manchester, NH 03104

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Otis College of Art and Design (CA) - Department Chair, Graduate Writing ProgramEdit

Otis College of Art and Design is accepting applications for a full-time Department Chair of its Graduate Writing program. The Department Chair provides educational and administrative leadership for the department, and teaches one graduate writing course per semester. Both poets and prose writers are encouraged to apply. Otis’ well-known MFA in Writing is a full-residency program with emphases on international literature and independent publishing situated within a dynamic creative environment. The Department Chair position is a full-time, exempt position reporting directly to the Provost.

Responsibilities: Managing and evaluating effective operations and functioning of an academic program consistent with the philosophy, mission, and values of the College. Primary leadership in departmental curriculum planning, academic program development and evaluation, academic advisement, and formulation and communication of relevant departmental policies and procedures. Recruitment, selection, supervision, and development of an ethnically and racially diverse departmental faculty, and the annual evaluation of the full-time and part-time members of departmental faculty. Annual and long-range strategic planning, to include budget and facilities planning and implementation, and monthly budget monitoring and reconciliation responsibilities for all areas within the department. Collaboration with the Admissions, Financial Aid, and Communications offices on the recruitment of new students. Training, supervision, and evaluation of departmental office staff. Scheduling and chairing regular meetings of the department’s faculty and staff to ensure a spirit of collaboration and the best possible communication and participation in departmental and college policies, events, and planning. Assessing the strengths and necessary improvements of the department’s academic programs, leading departmental program reviews, and participating in all College-wide assessment and accreditation activities. Full participation in College governance activities, including committee service. Teaches one graduate writing course per semester and advises students. Representation of the department in the community with consortia, professional associations, conferences, openings, and other functions that serve to support Otis faculty/students/alumni, further the College’s leadership position, and/or communicate the College’s achievements. Attendance at relevant Otis College functions and public events, both during and after regular work hours. Assistance with fundraising proposal development, donor cultivation, and solicitation, and external partnership cultivation. Undertaking of any other assignments that are deemed necessary to support the department’s mission. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. Otis reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Qualifications: Applicants must have published at least two books, and have established a record of at least five years’ teaching excellence. A master’s level graduate degree is required, or equivalent evidence of significant professional achievement in the field. Strong organizational skills, leadership, decisiveness, and excellent verbal/written communication and quantitative skills are also required. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as proficiency in basic accounting practices is preferred. The position offers competitive compensation and benefits. https://www.awpwriter.org/careers/job_view/4617/otis_college_of_art_and_design

General Information

Deadline Date: February 6, 2015

Date Posted: November 6, 2014

Type: Full-time

Required Degree: MA Preferred Degree: None

Genres: General Creative Writing

URL: http://apptrkr.com/542040

How to Apply: Interested candidates must apply via our website at http://apptrkr.com/542040 to be considered for the position.

Deadline: 2/6/15

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Pacific University (OR)  - Asst. Director, MFA in WritingEdit

Responsible for the planning and execution of the recruiting, application, admitting, and matriculation processes for the MFA in Writing program. In addition, the assistant director is responsible for managing all logistical aspects of the twice-yearly residencies. Position is ¾ time with a flexible schedule, except during residencies when the assistant director is on site at all times. Travel required. A good driving record is a must. The assistant director should be a well-educated, well-spoken, congenial person who works quickly and efficiently. This position handles a wide variety of tasks in a busy customer service atmosphere and requires excellent interpersonal skills, energy, and attention to detail. A sense of humor and love of literature helps too. Ability to work with email, social media, Word, Excel, Colleague and various databases necessary.

APPLICATION: Please email cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references to employment@pacificu.edu. Please name your documents as shown in the following example: (Example: Adams_Amy letter, Adams_Amy resume, Adams_Amy references). You may also mail your application materials to Human Resources/Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116.

Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified. The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position. Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and successful completion of a background check. If the position is posted on our job board at http://www.pacificu.edu/hr/employment/positions/index.cfm it is an available position and you may apply. No phone calls please.

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Southern New Hampshire University (NH) - Administrative Director of MFA in Fiction and NonfictionEdit

The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is sustained by dedicated faculty who share their passion for the classroom, the stage, the laboratory, or nature’s settings. In the past five years, the number of students enrolled in majors of the Arts and Sciences has nearly tripled. SAS students now make up more than one-third of the undergraduate day population. Students have a wide range of different majors that provide the foundation for a meaningful life and significant work. The humanities and sciences, the creative and media arts, the civic and social engagement studies all contribute to student success in both the short term and the future.

We invite applications for the position of Administrative Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Fiction and Nonfiction degree program. This is a full-time, 12-month professional position that carries with it participation in the full benefit package. The starting date is January 15, 2015.

We seek an individual who is self-motivated and also able to work collaboratively with a variety of constituencies. The major responsibility of the Administrative Director will be to support the MFA Director, carrying out operations related to managing the program. The Administrative Director handles all day-to-day functions of the program’s office on campus in Manchester, New Hampshire. These include, but are not limited to, marketing, recruitment, and admissions. The Administrative Director is also responsible for maintaining the budget and planning the two yearly residencies of our low-residency program, held at a resort in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

The low-residency MFA at Southern New Hampshire University is a young, vibrant creative writing program with an award-winning faculty and students with high potential. The Administrative Director will play a significant role in a strong artistic community.

Job Requirements: The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree. A background in creative writing and business administration, with an emphasis on marketing and recruitment, is essential. Also essential are excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated an ability to work with writers, overall competence with a variety of software, and attentiveness to detail

Apply Here: http://www.apply-for-job.net/c/jobclick.cfm?site=3392&job=20242044

https://apply.interfolio.com/27009

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Saint Leo University (FL) - TT Graduate Program Director - M.A. in Creative Writing - Lo-ResEdit

Saint Leo University is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States. Saint Leo enrolls students at the traditional University Campus, at more than 40 education centers and offices, and through the Center for Online Learning. University-wide, Saint Leo enrolls students from 49 states, the District of Columbia, three U.S. territories, and 86 countries. Saint Leo University ranks as one of the nation’s leading providers of higher education for active duty military and veterans, and it is a nationally recognized leader in online education.

The Department of Language Studies and the Arts is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time, 12-month tenure track, position to serve as Graduate Program Director to coordinate the new MA-Creative Writing low-residency academic program with an optional thematic focus on writing for veterans and the study of war literature. This position is located at our main campus in Saint Leo, Florida. This is a twelve (12) month, full-time administrative faculty appointment at the Assistant/ Associate rank. This position is pending final budgetary approval for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Review of candidate materials begins immediately for anticipated start date of July or August 2015. To apply, submit letter of introduction documenting successful teaching and administrative experience; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation (all should be professional references and at least one from a recent superior); values statement (500 words or less) and teaching philosophy (500 words or less), which highlights how your teaching and administrative philosophy and practices fit the Mission and Values of Saint Leo University; official transcripts (including WES evaluation if from an international university); and student evaluations from the last year (at least six classes, preferably at the graduate level).

An exceptional candidate possessing an MFA or doctorate degree with experience may be considered at the Associate level.

Basic Function: The faculty member will be required to:

  • Teach four classes per year;
  • Engage in curriculum development;
  • Support recruiting efforts;
  • Advise students;
  • Demonstrate professional development (publications);
  • Undertake community service in keeping with the school’s Benedictine values;
  • Teach on-ground, online; and
  • Teach in the graduate program.
  • Be able to teach traditional and non-traditional age students; and

Required Education/Experience/Skills: Required qualifications: applicant must be a veteran writer with a Ph.D or MFA in creative writing; must have administrative experience and experience with writing conferences, writing workshops, and/or writing continuing education. Demonstrated potential for providing excellence in student service. Demonstrated successful managerial and leadership experience.
University-level teaching experience. A demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Minimum Qualifications: Veteran writer with a Ph.D or MFA in creative writing; must have administrative experience and experience with writing conferences, writing workshops, and/or writing continuing education. Demonstrated potential for providing excellence in student service. Demonstrated successful managerial and leadership experience.
University-level teaching experience. A demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include experience in low residency MFA programs.

Please press the apply button in the task box on the right column of this page to proceed and be redirected to the position announcement for this position on Saint Leo University’s website.

LINK to APPLY: https://www.saintleo.jobs/postings/13815

Deadline: Review of candidate materials begins immediately for anticipated start date of July or August 2015.

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV) - 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 the aid of a recent 10 million dollar naming gift, 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.This gift will

  • Provide refuge for writers from some of the world's despotic regimes (City of Asylum)
  • Create a $50,000 biannual literary prize in fiction - judged by some of our country's best writers
  • Offer the most lucrative funding in the USA for PhD students writing a creative dissertation
  • Continue to translate works of literature from typically under-translated languages
  • Bring writers to argue among themselves and in public on fabulously organized panels
  • Award writers $60,000 fellowships to come live and work in Las Vegas (no strings attached)
  • Keep on turning Las Vegas into a literary oasis in the desert.

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.
This position will remain open until filled. 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.

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University of North Carolina - Wilmington (NC) - Director, Office of the ArtsEdit

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of the Office of the Arts. This newly-established position under the direction of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs serves as the public face for UNCW Arts, representing the Office of the Arts across the campus and the community as well as the state of North Carolina. The person in this position will develop innovative arts collaborations, partnerships and connections on campus with students, faculty, staff, and off campus with key community partners through performing and visual arts. Supervision of existing educational outreach and community activities and partnerships is an important component of the position. The Director coordinates the Kenan Auditorium public programming with an eye toward working with artists who, ideally, will be participants in immersion experiences for students and faculty. In coordination with existing UNCW development efforts, this person also creates and helps to execute fundraising strategies that support the overall work of the OA and its programs. The director will be responsible for oversight of all facilities management services required for use of Kenan Auditorium by academic, administrative and student users, as well as for outside rentals.

Preferred qualifications include a related Master's degree and/or equivalent direct experience in the development of arts programming; familiarity with organizing educational lecture and exhibit programs is a plus. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Arts Administration, Art and Art History, Fine Arts, Educational Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field, a minimum of five years of relevant professional experience and demonstrated capability in working with arts and lecture programs. Candidates should also have experience and comfort working in a multicultural environment; demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships and establish partnerships with the local, state, and regional arts communities; experience with student-focused arts programming; and ability to provide relevant experiential learning opportunities for students. In addition, evidence of strong leadership and excellent communication and organizational management skills are essential. General Information

Deadline Date: May 1, 2015
Date Posted: February 10, 2015
Type: Full-time
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URL: http://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?JobCode=176018095&utm_source=02_07_15&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=JobAgentEmail

How to Apply Priority consideration of all completed application materials will be given to those received by March 1, 2015; however, applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is identified. To apply, please complete the online application at http://consensus.uncw.edu/. A letter of application, complete curriculum vitae and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three professional references should be addressed to Director of the Office of the Arts Search Committee, and attached to the online application--not e-mailed, mailed or faxed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. For questions regarding the online application process, please contact Cecil Willis at (910) 962-3548. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release. Criminal background checks will be conducted on finalists prior to an offer of employment.

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Q & AEdit

Q: Next year's poetry marketEdit

Q: Is there any reason to think there will be more tenure-track poetry jobs next year than this past year? Or should the poets among us learn to work those big dishwashing machines in the back of restaurants?

A: It's hard to say if this year was an aberration or the beginning of the end of tenure track positions for single genre poets (as opposed to poets with additional publications in fiction and/or creative non-fiction).  Looking over the job descriptions, it does feel like departments and search committees were under pressure to hire one person to fill multiple vacancies.

A2: Yeah, definitely hard to know. There has been a downtrend on the whole ever since the Economic Crisis. Lots of schools had hiring freezes and budget cuts; departments had lines cut or frozen. The economy is finally looking stronger, but it is hard to tell if any of those jobs will come back or if these cuts are now the status quo. Also, sooner or later, a lot of baby boomer professors will start retiring, but it is again hard to tell how many of those positions will be filled, and with single genre positions especially. And I'd like to note that: in most cases, universities that try to hire for multiple genres with one position don't care about the art of poetry or having a good poet there. Not that someone can't do multiple genres well, but most of the great poets have focused on the one genre.

Q.: Did anybody notice...?Edit

Q: Of the 8 fiction hires listed so far, 4 of them have alliterative names and 3 of them use three names instead of two. Only 50% of those listed so far have plain names. Do you think there's a subliminal bias towards writers with aesthetically or sonically pleasing names? 

A: No.

Q.: Negotiating Daycare?Edit

Q: Is it possible to negotiate for a spot in a university daycare? Typically they have very long waiting lists, and I am wondering whether anyone has tried this.

A1: Possibly. I don't think it hurts to ask.

I was once offered a position at a uni in a small town where there just weren't many pre-K options for my child. I mentioned it to the Chair. I wasn't trying to be a jerk, but it was a very serious concern for me. The Chair completely understood and tried to get my son on a waiting list for the university lab school. Unfortunately, they couldn't get my son in, but the department was very eager to help.

Also, even if they can't help out with your daycare situation, someone else in the department or admin is bound to have kids and might be able to make some alternative recommendations for you. I say, go for it!

A2: I tried to negotiate this very item when brokering an Asst. Prof. position. Unfortunately, it was not an option at that institution. I have heard of U day cares saving a small percentage of new spots for incoming faculty, however, so it does not hurt to ask.

Q: Has anyone had to give a Job Talk for a creative writing position before? Or does anyone have a sense of what these typically look like?Edit

  • I have done one. I started by introducing my work broadly speaking, then introduced my current book project, read an excerpt and concluded with how I integrate my professional work into the classroom. I was told that I did very well. But I am not sure if what I did is typical. You can reach out to the chair and ask very politely what the committee would like you to touch on in your talk. This is standard practice, or so I am told. 

Q: For those who have been through all this before: how long after campus interviews are scheduled do rejections come for those who have done preliminary interviews but not passed on to the next round? Edit

A: Some places let you know as soon as they've gotten their campus invites done. Others wait until they actually have a hire/signed contract. So, any time between the week after interviews to weeks and weeks later.

Another A: Most schools send rejections very very late in the process, say, months later, as late as March or April, after the hire has signed a contract. Some schools (rare ones) let you know as soon as they schedule campus visits. However, there's always the possibility of all three candidates who come to the campus visit tanking, and the committee needing to bring a 4th one. That is extremely rare, but happens. If you do get a campus visit, you usually hear from the school within one or, at most, two weeks after the MLA interview.

A: Some schools never bother to reject you at all. 

Question about book submissions to search committeesEdit

Is anyone else in the "enviable" position of having to send out forthcoming books in manuscript form to search committees? $20-$30 in printing costs and then another $20 just to mail the brick to them starts to add up after a few applications, especially for those jobs asking for materials up front. Is it presumptive to ask the committee to accept the manuscript in digital form or to only mail a portion of the manuscript? (I also can't help but wonder if a novel still in manuscript pages would even be competitive with a published novel or story collection.)

  • Gosh, having to submit materials to multiple search committees does sound like a pain! And here I was feeling bad about not getting any bites yet! Now I know I what a bullet I dodged, "enviable" is right! 
  • It is a pain if the application costs are $50-$60 just to submit to some first round committee reviews. Perhaps you're in a better position to be able to afford such costs.  
  • I've applied to a significant number (30+) of the fiction positions this year, and there hasn't been one "up front" case where I've had to print out and mail a manuscript. Generally, they say they want only 15, 20, 30 pages and that almost always means a PDF of just those pages downloaded to Interfolio or the employment site (sending more than what they ask for is bad form). There have been a couple of "additional materials" cases where I'd have to send the whole book, but only a couple. If you're getting half a dozen additional materials requests, you are in an enviable position indeed!
  • No, $50-60 would be a lot for me, as well. The difference is, I have better sense/tact than to use scare quotes around the word enviable while complaining about multiple materials bites on a jobs board. 
  • I have had to shell out just under $200 for 3 apps asking for book manuscripts so far. (This does not include the costs for the jobs that asked for the standard 15-30pp. I also passed up on applying for a position that asked for the materials up front because it wasn't happening financially.) But back to my question: Some people have asked about how to ask committees to do a Skype interview instead of an MLA interview because the costs are prohibitive. I'm wondering if there is a way to ask if the committee would be willing to read the manuscript in a digital format or if I could send maybe the first few chapters instead of printing and mailing the whole 400+ pages. (And, Hank, it's a tough job market for everyone for all sorts of reasons. Insulting others doesn't change that fact.)
  • Blindbob, first, I find the idea of not proceeding with an app when the committee is asking for further materials b/c you don't want to shell out $30 in printing costs kind of mind-boggling if true. I mean ffs, laser printers cost like $50-80, get one. I realize everyone is in different financial situations, but surely everyone goes into this thing knowing it will cost them a few hundred dollars; I'm trying and failing to imagine the person who has the experience/CV to get multiple requests for materials, but is stymied by printing copies of their manuscript. But anyway, I'm not trying to insult you--I'm envious of you, in fact, and salute your obvious bona fides--but your original post was completely tone-deaf and irritating. Good luck. 
  • Maybe tone deaf, but I don't see why anyone would object to questioning the equally irritating, somewhat antiquated, and definitely environmentally questionable practices of search committees.  Candidates for academic positions already assume the cost of aspects of recruitment that in other professions are paid for by the hiring organization.  What difference would it make if searchers agreed to accept PDFs or doc files and read them on their e-readers?
  • I agree with the above poster about the environmental impact and the costs. Come on, the search committee isn't going to truck through the entire manuscript anyway. The first responder seemed to be projecting his/her frustrations and insecurities on the first poster. I didn't see anything wrong with the original question. To the original poster, just send a polite email asking for an alternate method. If they say no, you need to suck it up or move on.

AWP job listEdit

I'm a member of MLA, and I've been scanning HigherEdJobs as well this wiki for creative writing jobs. Somebody once told me it's unnecessary to join AWP because their job list doesn't contain any openings that won't appear on other sites. However, as far as I can tell, the Columbia University nonfiction job hasn't appeared anywhere except the university's site and AWP. Are people on this wiki subscribed to AWP? If so, do you feel it's helpful in your job hunt?

  • FWIW, the Columbia non-fiction job just appeared on the MLA JIL today (Nov. 7): https://www.mla.org/jil_listing?id=22215
  • Some jobs pop up on AWP first. There are a few on there now that aren't necessarily straightforward CW, but a CW person might find of interest.

Jobs that still require letters of reference to be uploaded to websitesEdit

I wish there were a way to let the search committees know how much of an inconvenience it can be to request referees to post their individual letters to job databases. Most of us are converted to using programs like Interfolio because if you're applying for 40+ positions (as many are forced to do in the perilous job market of the last few years) barraging one's referees with constant requests to upload to each individual website is time-consuming and inconvenient for them. Add to that the embarrassing task of sending mentors reminders to send on time (or for some older mentors, walking them through how it needs to be done). PLEASE offer multiple methods for the sake of our referees, if not for us. 

A: Apologies if you already know this information, but each confidential letter uploaded to Interfoilio gets its own unique email address that can be used in place of your recommender's email address on most online forms. In that way, you don't have to bother the recommender over and over again. Interfoilo has instructions for how to do this.

Different poster, but any tips about how to deal with the distinct minority of schools (e.g., University of Central Missouri) that require "confidential" letters to be attached to one's initial application on that university's online job application page? In other words, it's not a separate request to one's referees that can be handled by Interfolio. Instead, all three letters would seem to need to be uploaded directly by either the applicant or the applicant's referees (ostensibly after giving the latter the account information) to that internal application page before said application could be submitted. Am I just being slow (wouldn't be the first time...)? Do you know a way around this?

  • In those cases, contacting HR about the nature of the problem seems to have worked for candidates in past years. Usually, they will offer a workaround (i.e. an email address to which letters may be sent).
  • From the Central Missouri page where you will apply for the job (https://jobs.ucmo.edu/postings/11547): "Please list on the faculty profile the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three (3) professional references." So it looks like you just need to give the contact info. And as described above, you can use the Interfolio email address. Hope this helps!
  • Thanks for the responses! Unfortunately, the page where you apply for the Missouri job also states, "Attach to the faculty profile a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, a curriculum vitae listing qualifications and experience, a 10-page writing sample, and three (3) letters of recommendation," and follows this with "All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position." I.e., there's a contradiction in the ad itself...and attempts to contact HR and the SCC for clarification have received no answer. Oh, well. If I do decide to apply, I'll most likely just upload the contact info for my referees and leave it at that.
  • Is there a chance the school doesn't care if the letters are confidential? Perhaps they want you to upload letters that your referees have sent to you? 

Different poster, similar question: when you're asked to simply provide contact info for references, which gives me the impression that they'll only contact references if you advance to the next round, can you still use the Interfolo email address? Or does that only work for automatic deliveries?

  • It's up to you but I would favor using the Interfolio addresses for that kind of system as well. Don't see any reason why not to do it (and you'll get more direct notice of being short-listed via Interfolio).

English Poetry Scholar PhD jobsEdit

Why are people posting jobs here that are not in fact Creative Writing jobs but merely English Poetry Scholar PhD jobs?  They should not be posted here, certainly not under the main poetry category.  If people want to create a separate category cross-referencing English Lit jobs that may be of interest to some followers of this creative writing wiki, that seems fine, but I think the main Poetry and Fiction job categories here should be for jobs specifically seeking creative writers and creative writing teaching.  This presently means that Baylor, Brown, and Skidmore should be removed from this category.

  • Hi, I posted those jobs here because in the past other people have added such jobs to this page. I actually agree they aren't really creative writing jobs and I'm happy to remove them. In case some poets who also have lit crit. PhDs have applied for the jobs listed above and would like to find them elsewhere on the wiki, they are posted in the following places: Brown: 20-21 c. American 2015 and Modern British 2015; Baylor: 20-21 c. American 2015; Skidmore: Generalist 2015 (09/12).

Radcliffe FellowshipEdit

Editor: Not sure how to add, but under Visiting/Fellowships, the Radcliffe Fellowship--all genres, deadline Oct. 1st: https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellowship-program/how-apply

Weak Poetry YearEdit

Since no one has commented on it yet, I'll state the obvious.  While there are lots of impressive fiction jobs this year in desirable places, the poetry openings are abysmal, perhaps the worst I've ever seen.  There are only 10 total (not counting Dallas, which was posted last Spring and already closed to new apps by this Fall), mostly in undesireable locations and many with undesireable teaching loads.  Purdue is a good job if you want to live in Indiana, and of course Iowa is a great job (that will have a million applicants—open to every level!).  The only truly desirable location is St. Edwards in Austin, but like some of the other jobs here, it has an unreasonably high teaching load for someone expected to be a creative artist (4/4).  If this downward trend in poetry opportunities continues another year or two, it's safe to say that studying/pursuing poetry as a career path has gone from far-fetched to simply insane.

  • Is it possible that more poetry jobs will get announced? When, in general, is the deadline for tenure-track job listings? 
  • Yes. More jobs will be announced over the next month or so. Last week's MLA Jobs List batch was larger than the first one.  Departments not interviewing at MLA also have more time. FWIW, I know there will be another t-t poetry job posted soon from a school where I'm a fiction VAP. They are replacing a retiring poet. 
  • Yes, BUT.  Yes, there will probaybly be more, but probably not many more.  In recent years, by October most of the jobs were announced.  So, perhaps a couple great jobs could still be announced, and almost certainly a few more unattractive ones, but it is very unlikely that there will be a dramatic increase.  If it's this slow by now , it will likely remain a slow year.
  • Me again. I agree with your overall assessment that this looks like a weak poetry year. However, I wonder why you're discounting jobs in the "open/mixed" category that are open to writers from all genres. Also, your expectation to live in a desirable location is problematic. Surely, you knew going in that an academic in the humanities must be willing to live in undesirable locations. You might not get that job in LA or NY this year, but if you take the job in a flyover state and beef up your CV, you might be a better candidate for future jobs in LA or NY. To top it off, you complain about teaching loads. I'm noticing a lot of diva-ish red flags here. Do you really expect to teach a 2/2 at Columbia or UCLA? I guess it depends on who you are; maybe you've written ten books and won multiple prizes.
  • If you live in Indiana (I do) you can afford to buy a house, have some land if you like land, own horses and cows if that's your pleasure, be surrounded by a lot of quirky interesting people to write about, enjoy a gorgeous horizon free of the crap of cities, come to appreciate corn and beans, realize the value of a place is not to be found in its critical mass of coffee shops and Whole Foods and effete bookstores and chi-chi shops with expensive stuff, but rather in more nuanced and subtle elements.  Which, yes, you have to look for.  And be resilient and non-diva-ish about.  Give it a try.  It's not terrible here. 
  • Does anyone here think the more or less total absence of t-t jobs in big cities has to do with the fact that administrations have recognized these cities contain an endless supply of hungry, semi-fresh-faced PhDs who will gladly accept adjunct positions? I fear that t-t lines only exist to lure people to southern Alabama, northern Michigan, and other remote locations. Otherwise these schools would have nobody taking their jobs. They can't get away with the adjunct BS that has become the norm in big cities.
  • To respond to the above, I think this is certainly true of some big cities, NYC and Boston especially. And it's not just recent PhDs- the MFA programs at any number of good schools (New School, NYU, Columbia, Sarah Lawrence, etc. etc.) are FULL of adjuncts, many with 3+ books. 
  • I think perhaps the OP was speaking from the pov of someone who already has a job who is maybe looking to escape from a high-teaching load and/or flyover state boring situation. If I were a fiction writer, I would be extremely excited about the opportunities this year. As a poet... not so much. 
  • OP.  It appears I initiated a more interesting conversation than I thought.  I acknowledge there are many ways at looking at this situation and many angles from which people will come to it.  Still, I think it is problematic to lower the expectations of academia to teaching in Alabama or Northern Michigan.  It is one thing to not live where you might most want to, and it is another thing to live somewhere where you would never want to live.  There is a lot of territory in between LA or NY and the places where most of these poetry jobs this year are located.  By contrast, there are fiction jobs this year in Portland, Charlotte, Miami, the Research Triangle, Charlottesville, Austin/San Marcos, Louisville, etc., lots of places with things happening.  It just happens to be an unusually strong fiction year and an unusually weak poetry year, but it's been a while since we've seen a really strong poetry year.  But, the real thing I intended to emphasize was HOW FEW jobs there are, of any stripe.  The fact that they are also not particularly attractive just adds to that picture.  I thought there were few poetry jobs last year, and this year is down at least 50%.  As for the "open" category, locations aside, open usually means working in two genres or looking for some other specialty; relatively few are positions that a full-time poet would be qualified for.  Nor are there more "open" jobs this year to make up for it; in fact, there seem to be less in that category as well...  Whether there is more reliance on adjuncts in desireable locations is a good question...  P.S. "It's not terrible here" would make a great school motto.
  • One other thought, and this may be controversial.  4/4 is really not a suitable load for a creative writer.  3/3 is a lot, but doable.  Sure, you can still be grateful for a job with a 4/4.  You can make it work.  But, these jobs (St. Edwards, Central Arkansas, perhaps others) that are looking for 4/4 are not really looking for someone to BE a poet or writer.  They are not looking to cultivate you as a writer.  They are looking for someone to BE a teacher, a teacher who likes to be able to still call him or herself a writer.
  • Of course 4/4 schools value teaching first. You simply have to write your way out of those jobs. Is working a 9-5 corporate job year round better? I'm not sure I get your point. There are very few jobs period that work around your artistic schedule. A 4/4 job has more flexibility than being chained to a cubicle for eight straight hours a day, with no summers off. And, I can see why you'd list the UP as undesirable, but are you really too good for a 2/2 job at a Big 10 university in Lafayette, which is between Chicago and Indy?
  • To the above: If you read the original comment, you'll see that I identified Purdue and Iowa as the two good jobs.  I personally don't want to live there, but I recognize that it is a good job.  There may even be a couple other good jobs here with locational challenges, but come on, the real point here is how few jobs there are and how very few that would normally be considered desirable.  And, as for the comparisons, I think we all know that most *other kinds of* jobs suck more and that many people *therefore* desperately want these CW jobs, even the least desireable of these CW jobs...  But, as for "writing your way out of those 4/4 jobs," where exactly would you be writing your way into?  There are great poets with 3-10 books and major awards who don't have any TT job.  There are thousands added to the already absurdly oversupplied job market every year, and look how many openings there are.  
  • Maybe you should do something else. It sounds like you're trying to talk yourself out of an academic career. You've complained about 5-6 issues on this thread alone. My honest assessment: you don't come off as someone interested in teaching and working with students. Most of these jobs "suck," you say, and most of the locations suck too. If this is the kind of attitude you're displaying in your cover letter, you will continue to have problems. This goes for all of the unemployed poets with 10 books and major prizes who think committees should fawn all over them because of their publications. If you are writing cover letters that merely restate your accomplishments and don’t express a genuine interest in joining the faculty at a particular school, which includes working with students, then you will continue to struggle on the market. Committees are looking for someone they can potentially coexist with for the next 20-30 years.
  • Again, you misread me above.  I was not saying that these jobs suck, as you quote me as saying.  I was speaking about most of the other jobs available in the world and responding to the comment above that most non-academic jobs are worse.  I was saying yes, most jobs are worse, we all know that.  Are you all really disagreeing with the observation that there are very few poetry jobs this year?  Or that most of these jobs are less desireable or in less desireable locations than one might hope?  
  • I apologize for misreading your post(s). Best of luck on your job search.
  • Even beyond teaching: TT jobs come with real administrative duties. You'll be chairing faculty searches, directing programs/reading series, reading applications, sitting on committees, coming up with solutions for declining enrollments, herding cats on a literary journal staff, brainstorming ways to pay for new initiatives which may involve working with the gift office, running interference when one of your students is losing his/her marbles, developing new standardized courses - heck, you could even be tasked with directing or serving on the University's review committee on academic dishonesty (plagiarism cases, etc). That can be hundreds of cases a year of weeping students if you're at an R1. If you want tenure you'll have to do all sorts of service such as the above, and that service may or may not come with a teaching reduction. If you really, really just want to write, I recommend moving somewhere with a crazy low cost of living and working part time. Teaching English in SE Asia comes to mind. If you want a tenured, academic career, prepare to immerse yourself in the minutiae of major institutional service.
  • Another commenter here. The Purdue job could be ok for an academic couple, but for couples in which one person is an academic and the other is a nonacademic, it wouldn't work at all. Lafayette seems to be the kind of place where the two major employers are Purdue and Walmart. Commuting two hours each way to Chicago for a well-paying office job would get old fast. That's what makes the disappearance of big city academic jobs particularly problematic. By taking a job in a non-metropolitan area, you're often forcing a spouse or significant other to abandon their own career paths for the sake of 45-60k, which in the end isn't worth the sacrifice. 
  • 45-60k at Purdue? I work at a SLAC in IN and make 55k...as a VAP. You'd be looking at a minimum of high 60s, low 70s at the asst. level. You'd make six figures (or close to it) at full professor. I can't believe we are debating the merits of a Big 10 job in an MFA program. A well-known poet will get that gig. Chances are, you won't even make the first cut even if you apply.
  • Though I have a tenured job, I've kept close track of the market since 2005 and this year is the worst I've ever seen it for poets. To the question about 4/4 loads vs non-academic jobs, I'd add that I work consistently 50+ hours a week with a 2/2 load and that doesn't count writing time. So a 40-hour-a-week corporate job would almost certainly provide you with more time to write, most likely would pay you more, and allow you to live your life in a place that you actually desired.
  • Knowing someone in the English Department at Purdue, you would be lucky to get 68-70 as an Associate. Most of their full profs in English do not make six figures or even close to it, unless they've been there forever.
  • Got excited when I noticed there's a new poetry t-t job, but alas it's another Indiana gig (Indiana University East). Sounds terrifying. Just in time for Halloween. 
  • "Alas it's another Indiana gig ... sounds terrifying."  I know, right?  No hispter coffee shops, no Whole Foods, no vegan shoe stores, not a single decent latte to be had in town, and omg all that corn, and those farmers, and those factory workers.  Shudder.  Awful.  Just awful. 
  • Well, to the person above, I can't say anything about the school, because I don't know it. But if you think a town that is 84% white with a pop. of 36K in eastern IN, and which has been known as one of the strongholds of the KKK, is a place that would provide you with a lot of life options, then you should definitely apply.
  • Well, to the person above, it is an option to work for nine months, maintaining a strong online life, dedicating yourself to your work/scholarship/writing, then go elsewhere for the summer and winter breaks -- LA, NYC, whatever. How long would you have to do this before you could move on and up to a better place? Two or three or four years? It's been done before, countless times. Would it be difficult? Certainly. But it'd be a start. If you're not looking for that, then yes, I can only agree: a terrible year for poets.  
  • I hate to say it, but some of the posts on this thread prove that Nobel committee member right. Oh, the horror! You might have to live among rural people who don't spend time at independent bookstores! You espouse liberal politics while considering "quality of life" better in some gentrified area of a city that has priced out all the working class people. What in the hell kind of poetry are you people writing?  
  • I sympathize with the push to say, hey, the job market is tough, part of academia is putting up with living in less-than-ideal places. It's something I've told myself over the years, too, and have acted on. But I think some of these responses to people who are hesitant about moving to, say, small-town Indiana themselves exude a great deal of perhaps unexamined privilege. The person above mentions the presence of the KKK in this town, and then the response is, oh, you can't live without your fancy coffee shops/Whole Foods/whatever, completely ignoring the fact that it's one thing for someone who's, say, white and straight to move to a town like this, and another thing for a person of color, or someone who is gay, etc. The straight white person might see the job as toughing it out in a place without coffee shops and with difficult politics. A person who's not straight and/or not white might feel danger (whether real or imagined, but either way that's a hard way to live) and a great deal of isolation. And to put my cards on the table, I say all this as a white/cis/male, someone reeking of the privilege to live nearly anywhere in this country without feeling overly threatened, but also aware that that is privilege, and that unfortunately not everyone yet has it. 
  • Valid point, but can we stop pretending like Richmond is a town with 5,000 people in the middle of South Dakota? It's about an 1-1.5 from Indy and Cincy. It's 40 miles from Dayton. As for the KKK stuff, people like mentioning the KKK whenever crapping on IN, not mentioning that the KKK was last a "stronghold" in the state in the 1920s and 30s. The KKK is not a strong presence anywhere in 2014 except on the Jerry Springer Show. Other forms of racism than the kinds featured on Mississippi Burning are more prevalent. 
  • Richmond, IN "has been known as one of the strongholds of the KKK" becomes "the presence of the KKK in this town" so quickly.
  • Oh, please. Nice try, Mr. / Ms. Semantics.
  • TLDR: If you teach at University of Indiana East, you'll be able to access multiple Walmarts within a 60-mile radius, so you won't be as remote as people who drive 80+ miles to stock up.
  • Become an investment banker if you want more flexibility with location. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that most colleges and universities are in small to midsize towns and cities. You should've considered that before grad school, or, if you are well-endowed, start a bunch of new colleges in midtown Manhattan. Sprinkle in some Whole Foods stores and kick out the remaining scary working class people while you're at it.
  • Nothing wrong with wanting to choose where you live, but academia isn't a field where that happens. The only reason to pursue academia is if you feel a strong calling to teach and are willing to make huge sacrifices in terms of geography, writing time, spousal lifestyle, and other factors. If you got your MFA in the 80s or 90s, you may have come away with the impression that an MFA and a book were teaching certificates that would launch you into a beautiful t-t job in a beautiful place, because for many of us, that's how it was for our professors, who went on the market in the era when new MFA programs were starting all the time and undergrad CW offerings were multiplying in response (so all those TAs would have something to teach). MY MFA professors never even MENTIONED anything other than teaching when talking about our post-MFA lives. Those days are history, and it's the job of those of us who teach in MFA programs to convey to our students emphatically: an MFA is an arts degree that helps you prepare to make art for the rest of your life *while doing something else to support yourself.* The good news is that, as others have mentioned, there are fields far more conducive to writing than academia.
  • I don't see anything wrong with complaining about the job situation, especially if it alleviates some of the extreme stress that applicants go through this time of year. I think the frustration of the reality of possibly moving to the middle of nowhere for a TT job is one of many realizations applicants go through as they transition from graduate school to the 'real world' of academia. Perhaps a greater realization (and an even more terrifying one) is that the chances of getting any of these jobs is very, very small. Being upset that one might have to move to an undesirable location is really a cover for the terror that the chance of even getting *that* job is almost zero. On the positive side, to counter what the above person said: academia is a *great* place to be a writer. I'm very lucky, I think, but I love it and get far more writing done than in my previous career and am energized by teaching in a way that my former job, which was unrelated to academia or writing, was not.
  • This is a fun thread.  Hey, don't apply for jobs in places you don't think you'd like to live.  Problem solved.  Or, fire CVs at every opening, and suck it up.  Or, if you want to live in a big city, get a different kind of job and hope for the best.  Or, if you want to be writer, but don't want to teach, don't bother getting an MFA.  Or, be an adjunct and marry someone rich.  It seems weird to complain about openings nobody's forcing you to apply for.  Side note: Do investment bankers really have flexibility about location?  I thought they evaporated above Canal Street.  As for white privilege, hey come on.  People both white and of color are perfectly justified in wanting to live in cosmopolitan places where you can get a nice piece of cheese and fresh fish.  The KKK doesn't have to be in somewhere to make it a hellhole for people with a graduate education and a liberal (arts) sensibility, and to claim that it's insensitive to the denizens of Shitland, USA to not want to live among them is naive at best.  Having said that, Richmond, IN doesn't sound so bad.  
  • This is a fun thread. Hey, let's agree that we should be sensitive to everyone besides working class white people, aka "white trash." Classism is okay when it's directed at rural whites. Got it. There's nothing wrong with having preferences. There is something wrong with polluting the jobs wiki with regional and class snobbery. You don't need to tell us over and over again that you are above living in certain states. Keep it to yourself. You've already decided on your preferences, so why are you ranting and raving about it here? What do we gain from your rants? Get a diary.
  • Awesome riposte, "white trash" defender.  I never said I was above living in certain states.  I said that people who don't want to live in certain states shouldn't apply for jobs in those states, QED.  Re/classism, again: give me a break.  Unless you're having those wonderful working class people for whom you're convinced I couldn't possibly feel anything but contempt over for dinner, shut up.  About polluting the jobs wiki: HA.  Truly telling.  The cheerleader for an inherently snobbish system that has placed teaching, attaining an agent, and sometimes even publication beyond the reach of anyone other than those who could swing a minimum of two years in grad school should look in the mirror.  And, by the way, it clearly isn't regional or class snobbery that's at play here, in my post or otherwise, it's academic snobbery.  Can't imagine anyone pissing and moaning about living in New Haven, one of the armpits of the earth, if the job were at Yale.  
  • I read this thread not as a condemnation of any particular states or jobs, but rather as a response to the crumbling of a vocation formerly known as "College Professor." University of Indiana East has become a symbol for this loss. 
  • "I don't see anything wrong with complaining about the job situation, especially if it alleviates some of the extreme stress that applicants go through this time of year." If that is so, the flip-side to the Eastern Indiana conversation is this: If you have a family, you can't possibly apply for a job in a great urban center like Los Angeles, even though there are some wonderful jobs there this year (for fiction writers, at least), because the cost of living/real estate in Southern California is just too high. I would love to learn the breakdown of applicants to UCLA or Claremont McKenna. I'd be surprised if the average age was higher than 30 or 32, and if most applicants weren't single.
    • To reply to the above (new poster in this thread), I'm applying to California positions despite the high cost of living and I'm 39 and married to a 43-year-old, but no kids and no plans for kids. Spouse works outside of academia but is at a turning point in career as well, and we're pretty much going wherever we get the best offer. We have friends in several CA cities, so we know what we're getting into, and being childfree DINKs without large pets, we're okay with renting forever. We own a home in our hometown that we plan to rent if we do relocate. Not every applicant is too worried about COL and for all the same reasons. Also, despite our preference for a nice cosmopolitan metropolis somewhere, we're from Podunk, Midwest, USA, so I have to admit seeing more than a little privilege and snobbery in these castigations of Indiana. There is racism and trouble everywhere, to be honest, and there are liberal elites many places that would surprise you. If we all choose locale based on things being "ideal," are we really influencing those who need it most?
  • I'm going next week for a finalist interview at IU East.  The people have been lovely, warm, many have great resumes, they have doubled in size in the past 7 years, and are forward looking and solvent.  Plenty of people who work there have "name" degrees (not that it matters).  I'm in a high paying, tenured CW job at a flagship university, but I'm sick of the negativity, the self-important medicrity, and the lack of manners.  I am looking online at gorgeous, restored historic houses that can be purchased for little money.  The town is a gem of beautiful little neighborhoods, and guess what, they have all the hipster stuff without which you can't live.  It just isn't at the center of their existence.  As was mentioned, it's surrounded by urban centers within three hours--Cincinnati, Lexington, Lousville, Columbus, Indianapolis.  The pay is good and they are open to hiring my academic spouse, because unlike many financially depressed schools, they're in growth mode, with a smart and progressive new Chancellor from the Golden West.  They are not so insecure as to be cowed by the bitter arrogance of a patronizing writer who is a snob.  They're a little too sophisticated to drink that down, and too polite to let you know what a jerk you are.  They'd rather quietly laugh off your egomania.  If the job goes off, as I expect it to, I'll send you a postcard of the old town square.  I'll drop it off at the post office on my way to a weekend in Chicago at the Lyric Opera, because my mortgage will be so cheap I can afford luxuries like that.
    • Um, you haven't gotten the job yet. And so your post enacts perfectly that which you claim to despise--bitter arrogance and negativity, namely. 
    • I can't believe anybody would post the above information ("I'm going next week for a finalist interview...")! Maybe it's somebody screwing around, but if it's true, it's very unprofessional. I hope the search committee finds you as awesome as you find yourself and that they don't read the Wiki. I would think you would know this about the job maket, but it's generally good advice to play it cool until you've got an offer in hand. This is a great example of "not playing it cool." Anyway, good luck!
    • Especially since the OP wasn't posting anonymously and one can figure out fairly quickly where the OP lives based on the IP address.
    • Hilarious! I looked the OP up, and if I looked up the correct IP, it's no wonder they're excited about being "three hours" from Cincinnati!
    • I'm lovin' this thread! Thanks for the laughs, everybody. 
    • I don't think the post in question is as unprofessional as some of you suggest. I mean, yeah, I can see an argument for not revealing the campus visit, but schools like this want candidates who are fine with the school's location. Schools in undesirable locations often have retention problems. One of the first things they look for is a desire to live in the school's location. I read the post as selling the merits of the location in response to all of the class and hipster snobbery garbage posted beforehand. If the committee members see the post they are more likely to look upon it favorably, considering they usually deal with the opposite problem. Or, they deal with candidates who make it clear they see the job as a stepping stone. 
    • Of course they want candidates who want to live there, but the place to show that enthusiasm isn't a public forum! I'd think it was unprofessional even if they posted this after getting the job. Who does that? The person sounds totally arrogant. It might not matter in the least to anybody on the search committee, but how dumb and/or pompous to take that risk? To say "if the job goes off, as I epxect it to" is a huge douche-bag flag. 
    • Interesting that the unprofessional charge wasn't levied at the fellow professionals denigrating the job and location earlier on the thread. "Unprofessionalism" is only an issue when one wants the job he's discussing. Even if one is part of the profession-at-large, he/she is allowed to be arrogant when discussing jobs he doesn't want. 
    • Just because I have not commented on all of the things people have said on this board doesn't mean I don't think they're unprofessional, too. I'm not on the job market this year, do not check the board obessively (this year, anyway), and I am rarely compelled to post anything on here. I saw this poster's comment, thought it was ludicrous and funny, so felt compelled to post. And not to keep making a big deal out of it, but there's a 95% chance that nobody from the search committee will see his or her post, so it really won't matter. I'm sure they're too busy to care one way or the other. So, my silence doesn't mean I don't think other things posted on here are unprofessional. So there's that. My advice to anybody on the job market (and have followed this advice myself in years when I was on the job market) is to lay low--it's great to share statistics, sure, but there are certainly safer and more productive ways to vent and/or brag than posting on the Internet.
  • Slightly off-topic, but how do you look up IP addresses on this site?
  • A: IP addresses are visible in RSS feed at top of page and also in page history (available through the drop-down menu next to the edit button at top of page): http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/CreativeWriting_2015?action=history - FYI: if you want to hide your IP address, create a User Log-In: (http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/Special:UserSignup)
  • Just so you all know, there is a Venting Page on the Wikia. It's a great place to um... vent (and quibble over things like location, the job market, and semantics).

Q: Last Year's JobsEdit

Q: If anyone can help fill out/complete the Who Got What portion of last year's Wiki, please do? Here are the t-t Poetry hires as yet unrecorded there: 

  • Boston University (Professor and Director of Creative Writing): possibly Dan Chiasson was made permanent faculty--anyone know? Karl Kirchwey got it.
  • Lincoln University (MO): Eli Burrell
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi:
  • University of California Riverside: Allison Benis White
  • University of San Diego: Malachi Black
  • Dixie State: Claire McQuerry (poet / multigenre position)

Q: Trimester vs. Semester - Which would you prefer?Edit

Q: How does teaching on the trimester schedule compare with teaching semester-length classes? If you were teaching the same classes, would you choose a 3/2 over a 2/2/2? A 3/2 over a 2/2/1? What is the trimester equivalent of a 3/2 or 2/2?

  • I've taught on both quarter/trimester and semesters and much prefer semesters. One factor to consider is the amount of time in the classrom. I believe (somebody correct me if I'm wrong) technically trimester classes are not equivalent to semester classes--you're in the classroom for fewer hours, whereas with quarters, you are in the classroom for the same amount of time as a semester. Where I taught, we were on quarters. The amount of time in a 10 week quarter was the same as a 15 week semester, so classes tended to be long to make up for the difference. Anyway, some people prefer the pace of quarters (or trimesters), but for me the pace was too fast for creative writing classes. It wasn't as bad for lit or comp, but for CW, I feel like students need more time to practice and for things to sink in. The trimester equivalent of a 3/2 would be a 2/2/1 and the equiv of a 2/2 would be a 2/1/1 - it's easy, just make the numbers add up, though there are nuances if a school is on trimesters or quarters. Personally, I would (and did) take a 3/2 over a 2/2/2 or a 2/2/1, but that's just me. Number of preps is a huge factor. If you're teaching six different classes, maybe a 2/2/2 would be better for some people. For me the biggest difference is the pace and how much I can teach in a given term. Some schools teach split terms where the students break in the middle of a quarter, which would seem problematic to me. Note, too, that a lot of schools on quarters or trimesters are switching to semesters (not always the case, but a recent trend, I think?)

Q: Invited to MLA Interview, asking for Skype instead.Edit

  • I'm curious what people's thoughts are on asking for a Skype interview when invited for an MLA interview. I can't travel this year and when I wrote to the admin requesting a Skype interview I felt compelled to explain why. But given her reply it seems pretty common for people to just say, "No, I'm not going to MLA," and other accomodations are made. Do you do this? Would you do this? Do you think it hurts the applicant to not be at the conference interview? Does it seem like a demanding first impression? Not matter at all?
  • In my opinion, it seems like a perfectly reasonable request and one that shouldn't keep you from getting to the next round. I certainly wouldn't be going to MLA this year if I were on the job market (I'm only "window shopping") because of the distance and expense. That said, I have had conversations about this with colleagues and there is a perception among some that one can get a better "sense" of a person in person much better than via Skype, and I wonder if you are one of 10 or 15 candidates being interviewed if you're less likely to form a lasting impression via Skype than if you were to meet with the committee in person. I've done both Skype and in-person interviews and for me, the in-person is much more relaxed and conversational, so I can see how this would be the case. So I wonder if it does work against you even though it shouldn't. I wish more schools would just give up on the in-person MLA interview and switch everybody to Skype or even AWP interviews where candidates are much more likely to be attending anyway. Anyway, good for you, and good luck!
  • Chiming in. I think it's definitely a reasonable request, but also works against you, assuming you are applying for an entry level type position and don't have some stellar publication record to make up for it. I too know faculty members who prefer the in-person conference interview. I love Skype and wish all first-round interviews would switch to Skype, but people will always make a better impression in person. It's difficult to compete with someone who had the opportunity to interact with the SC f2f while you used Skype. Skype is, by default, the alternative to f2f. It sucks, I know. It especially sucks for creative writers who have TWO major conferences to attend. I’ve interviewed for jobs at MLA and AWP in the same year. It’s not uncommon for one’s first-round interview tally to look like this: 2 MLA / 2 Skype / 1 AWP. Instead of all of the interviews being consolidated into one venue or format, they are spread out, increasing costs for candidates. The days of going to MLA to interview for 10 jobs are long gone.

Q: Are MLA Interviews still being scheduled?Edit

  • Is it reasonable to assume that from today on committees will not be scheduling any more MLA interviews or is there a chance that some may be scheduled next week?

Discussing current/future projects with a book under contract?Edit

If you have a book coming out in, say, six months, do you think it's preferable (in an interview) to focus a discussion of your current projects on that forthcoming book--or get into the next project you've begun work on?

Q: Will there be a "who got what" section here this year?Edit

  • Sure, why not? See below.

OFFERS ACCEPTED for AY 2015-16: Who got what?Edit

Fiction: Full-Time / TT Jobs AcceptedEdit

  • Auburn U. (Fiction): Anton DiSclafani
  • Colorado State U.: Andrew Altschul
  • Furman U.: Laura Leigh Morris
  • Georgia College: Aubrey Hirsch
  • Illinois State U.: Joe Amato
  • Mercyhurst (PA) U: 
  • Midwestern State U.: John Schulze (MFA Memphis, PhD Nebraska, 1 book)
  • North Carolina State University: Belle Boggs
  • Northern Michigan University: Monica McFawn (MFA Western Mich, 1 book, Flannery winner)
  • Oregon State U.: Nick Dybek
  • Ole Miss: Matt Bondurant
  • Pittsburg State U. (KS): 
  • Portland State: Charles McLeod
  • Princeton: Kirstin Valdez Quade
  • Seton Hall: Cara Blue Adams
  • Sonoma State U.:
  • Texas State U. San Marcos: Jennifer Dubois
  • U. of Arizona: Julie Iromuanya (PhD Nebraska, 1 book)
  • U. of Arkansas at Little Rock: Jeffrey Condran (MFA Pittsburgh, 2 books)
  • U. of Evansville:
  • U. of California Los Angeles:  Justin Torres
  • U. of Louisville: Ian Stansel
  • U. of Michigan: Claire Vaye Watkins
  • Univ. of Nebraska: Jennine Capo Crucet 
  • UNC Charlotte: Bryn Chancellor
  • U. of the Incarnate Word: David Armstrong (PhD UNLV, 1 book, 1 forthcoming)
  • U. of Tulsa: Keija Parssinen
  • Western Kentucky University: Rebbecca Brown

Poetry: Full-Time / TT Jobs AcceptedEdit

  • Ball State U.: Katy Didden (PhD Missouri)
  • Franklin & Marshall: Meg Day (MFA Mills, PhD Utah, 1 book)
  • Georgia Southern U.: Christina Olson (inside candidate)
  • Purdue: Bob Hicok (MFA, 8 books)
  • Indiana University East: Brian Brodeur (MFA George Mason, PhD U of Cincinnati, 2 books)
  • Iowa: Elizabeth Willis 
  • New Mexico Highlands: Tyler Mills (MFA, Maryland, PhD University of Illinois at Chicago, 1 book)
  • Northern Michigan University: Patricia Killelea (MA UC Davis, PhD UC Davis, 1 book)
  • St. Edward's: Sasha West
  • University of Central Missouri: Jenny Molberg (MFA American, PhD North Texas, 1 book forthcoming)

Creative Non-Fiction: Full-Time / TT Jobs AcceptedEdit

  • George Mason: Timothy Denevi (MFA nonfiction Iowa, 1 book, previously VAP at GMU)
  • Hamline: Angela Pelster-Wiebe (MFA nonfiction Iowa, 1 book, previously Asst. Prof. Towson U.)
  • Louisiana State University: Joshua Wheeler (MFA New Mexico State; MFA nonfiction Iowa, 1 book forthcoming)
  • University of Iowa: Kerry Howley (MFA Nonfiction Iowa, 1 book, Asst. Prof Univ Tennessee), Inara Verzemnieks (MFA Nonfiction Iowa, 1 book forthcoming)
  • Southern Utah University: Kelly Kathleen Ferguson (MFA Montana, PhD Ohio University, 1 book)
  • Northern Michigan University: Rachel May (MFA Montana, PhD University of Rhode Island, 2 books)
  • Columbia University: Leslie Jamison (MFA fiction Iowa, 2 books)
  • Hofstra University: Kelly McMasters (MFA nonfiction Columbia, 1 book, previously VAP at F&M College)
  • University of Tenessee at Chattanooga: Sarah Einstein (MFA WVU, PhD OU, 1 book)
  • Warren Wilson College: Catina Bacote (MFA Nonfiction University of Iowa)
  • University of San Diego: Brad Melekian (MA Professional Writing USC)
  • Pacific Lutheran University: Wendy Call (MFA Bennington, 2 books)

Open Creative Writing: Full-Time / TT Jobs AcceptedEdit

  • Augsburg College:
  • CCA:
  • Cal State Northridge (Narrative): Christopher Higgs
  • Centenary College: Emilia Phillips (Poet, 2 Books, MFA Virginia Commonwealth University)
  • Claremont McKenna: Henri Cole
  • Hartwick College:
  • Harvey Mudd: Salvador Plascencia
  • Humboldt State University: Janelle Adsit (Poet, PhD SUNY Albany, 1 book) 
  • Ithaca College (Two positions):
  • Lafayette College: Megan Fernandes (Poet, MFA Boston University, PhD UC Santa Barbara)
  • North Central College (IL): Rebecca Hazelton (Poet, 2 Books, PhD Florida State)
  • Rochester Inst. of Tech:
  • Rockhurst U.:
  • U. of Central Arkansas: Sandy Longhorn (MFA, Arkansas, 3 books)
  • U. of Houston-Clear Lake (narrative position, (non)fiction): Joanna Eleftheriou (PhD U. of Missouri)
  • U. of New Hampshire: Seth Abramson (MFA Iowa, JD Harvard, PhD Wisconsin, 5 books, anthology series)
  • U. of South Alabama: Mira Rosenthal (Poet, 1 Book, 2 Books of Translation, PhD Indiana University, MFA University of Houston)
  • U. of St. Thomas: Salvatore Pane (Fiction Writer, 1 Book, MFA University of Pittsburgh, currently Assistant Professor at University of Indianapolis); Chris Santiago (Poet, No Book, PhD University of Southern California)
  • Western New Mexico U.: Austin Tremblay (MFA, New Mexico State University, PhD University of Houston)
  • Willamette U.: Danielle Deulen

Visiting Positions / Fellowships AcceptedEdit

  • Bates College (Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow): Elizabeth Rush (creative nonfiction, 1 book, 1 forthcoming) 
  • Colby College (Nonfiction VAP):
  • Colgate U. (O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing: Fiction / Nonfiction): D.J. Thielke (fiction), Thomas Mira y Lopez (Nonfiction) 
  • DePauw U. (Creative Nonfiction): Jeannie Vanasco 
  • DePauw U (Fiction): Allison Lynn (2 books) 
  • Emory University: Lydia Conklin and Phillip B. Williams
  • Gettysburg College (VAP): Karen McElmurray 
  • Oberlin C. (VAP Fiction):
  • Oklahoma State University (VAP Poetry): Trey Moody (MFA Texas State, PhD Nebraska, 1 book)
  • St. Lawrence U. (Viebranz Visiting Professor): Lillian-Yvonne Bertram (poet, 1 book, 2 books forthcoming)
  • Tufts (Poet): Natalie Shapero
  • U. of Illinois Champaign-Urbana (VAP Fiction):
  • Wabash College (VAP): Nate Marshall (poet, 1 book forthcoming, editor of 1 anthology)
  • Washington and Jefferson College (CW/Lit/1st yr writing--3 yr. renewable): George David Clark (poet, 1 book, MFA UVA, PhD Texas Tech)
  • Wesleyan University (VAP): Erica Hunt
  • Westminster College (Visiting Poet): Brandon Som (1 book, 2015 Kate Tufts Discovery Award winner)
  • Wichita State University (Fiction Writer in Residence):

DISCUSSION of WHO GOT WHATEdit

WHO IS USING THIS WIKI?Edit

AGEEdit

under 30: 10

30-35: 26

36-40: 25

41-45: 8

46-50: 14

over 50: 7

TOTAL: 88

<-- Don't forget to update Total!!

Field Edit

Poet: 23

Fiction Writer: 34

Nonfiction Writer: 9

Multi-Genre....

  • Poetry/Criticism: 4
  • Creative Nonfiction/Fiction: 11
  • Fiction/Poetry: 3
  • Hybrid/Fiction/Poetry/Theory/Pedagogy: 1
  • Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Poetry: 1
  • Creative Nonfiction/Poetry: 3
  • Creative Nonfiction/Fiction/Poetry: 2
  • Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Playwriting: 1
  • Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Screenwriting/Journalism:
  • Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Screenwriting: 1
  • Fiction/Screenwriting/Playwriting:
  • Fiction/Poetry/Criticism: 
  • Poetry/Fiction/Nonfiction/Criticism: 2
  • Poetry/Film/Visual Arts :

Search Committee Lurker:

Other Lurker:

Partner/Spouse Lurking on Behalf of Applicant: 1

Employment STATUS Edit

Unemployed and looking for job: 1

Administrative job/Publisher: 2

Employed in other field, wanting to re-enter academia:3

Employed in other field, just trying to break into academia: 2

Finishing MFA or Ph.D. & going on the market: 17

Have fellowship after MFA or Ph.D. & going on the market: 4

Working as adjunct/lecturer, looking for TT job: 30

Have visiting gig, looking for TT: 7

Have visiting gig, looking for another visiting gig (not TT): 2

Have TT job and looking for new one: 8

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: 3

Window shopping: 5

Degrees Edit

PhD only: 1

PhD and MA: 7

PhD and MS: 1

PhD and MA (lit, not cw): 4

Phd and Terminal MA:

MFA and ABD: 6

MFA, MA, and ABD: 3

MFA only: 9

PhD and MFA in ...

  • Fiction: 5
  • Poetry: 5
  • Nonfiction: 1

PhD and MFA (two genres): 3

PhD, MFA, and MSc (three genres):

PhD, MFA, and MA: 1

Two MFAs (in different genres or same):

Terminal MA:

MFA and MA: 5

MFA and MA (not in CW): 9

MA (not terminal):

Other: (PhD Rhet/Comp MFA Creative Nonfiction)

Publications Edit

No book yet: 22

First book under contract: 8

First academic book under contract: 1

First book published: 12

First book + edited anthology published: 4

First book + critical book published + edited book under contract: 1

First book published, second book under contract: 6

First book published, second book in submission: 2

Second book published: 7

Multiple books published: 10

Multiple books + edited anthology published: 5

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