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Page for Academic Positions in Creative Writing that begin in 2016.

Last year's page: CreativeWriting 2015

NEW PAGE for 2017 jobs: CreativeWriting 2017

See also: English Literature 2015-2016

OFFER MADE? OFFER ACCEPTED? Please post information at English Lit Salaries for AY 2016-2017 (section for Creative Writing Jobs).


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Who Got the Job?: OFFERS ACCEPTED for AY 2016-17Edit

Job Candidates & Search Committees: Please post results of your search: Institution; New Hire's Name; Degree; Publications.

Fiction: Full-Time / TT Jobs AcceptedEdit

  • St. Olaf College: Sequoia Nagamatsu
  • Pittsburg State University: Chase Dearinger
  • University of Vermont: Maria Hummel
  • Capital University: Bryan Hurt
  • University of California, Davis: Jacinda Townsend
  • Cal State, San Bernardino: Jason Perez
  • Sam Houston State University: Olivia Clare
  • Southern Connecticut State University: Rachel Furey
  • Ohio State University: Nick White
  • George Washington University: Jung Yun
  • Weber State University: Ryan Ridge
  • Auburn University: Andrew Milward
  • Colgate: CJ Hauser
  • Bennington College: Brando Skyhorse
  • USF: Laleh Khadivi
  • Otis College or Art and Design: Marisa Matazzo
  • Merrimack College: Emma Duffy-Comparone
  • University of Nevada, Reno: S.M. Hulse
  • Virginia Commonwealth University: Hanna Pylvainen

Poetry: Full-Time / TT Jobs AcceptedEdit

  • University of Idaho: Michael McGriff
  • University of Louisville: Kristi Maxwell
  • Providence College: Ye Chun
  • Cal Poly: Mira Rosenthal
  • James Madison University: Greg Wrenn
  • University of Massachusetts Boston: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram
  • Baylor University: Chloe Honum 
  • Ohio State University: Marcus Jackson (unadvertised inside opportunity hire)
  • Oklahoma State University: Janine Joseph
  • Wheaton College: Kent Shaw
  • Oakland University: Katie Hartsock
  • Regis University: Alyse Knorr
  • Rhode Island College: Carrie Shipers
  • Sam Houston State University: Ching-In Chen
  • St. Bonaventure: Donika Kelly
  • University of Mary Washington: Laura Bylenok
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha: Lisa Fay Coutley
  • University of Central Oklahoma: Michael Tod Edgerton
  • Wabash College: Derek Mong
  • College of the Holy Cross: Oliver De La Paz

Creative Non-Fiction: Full-Time / TT Jobs AcceptedEdit

  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts: D. Gilson
  • Rice University: Lacy M. Johnson
  • Towson University: Jeannie Vanasco
  • VCU, Sonja Livingston
  • Oklahoma State University: Sarah Beth Childers

Open Creative Writing: Full-Time / TT Jobs AcceptedEdit

  • Rutgers-Camden: Gregory Pardlo
  • University of North Texas (two open genre jobs): Ian McGuire (fiction); Jehanne Dubrow (poetry)
  • University of Pittsburgh: Erin Anderson
  • Franklin College: Jameelah Lang
  • Westminster College: Brandon Krieg
  • University of Alabama: John Estes
  • Florida State University: Ravi Howard
  • Penn State University: Thomas Heise
  • Long Island University: Erica Hunt

Visiting Positions / Fellowships AcceptedEdit

  • DePauw University: Robert Stevens
  • Mount Saint Mary's University MFA: JoAnna Novak
  • Hendrix College, Murphy Visiting Fellow: Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers
  • Missouri Southern State University (MO): Brad Modlin
  • Oberlin College: Karyna McGlynn
  • George Washington University, Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Residence: Melinda Moustakis
  • U of New Mexico Russo Visiting Assistant Professor: José Orduña
  • Loyola University (New Orleans): Laurie Ann Cedilnik
  • College of Wooster: Anthony Tognazzini
  • Wesleyan University (two 2-yr VAPs): Lisa Locascio (fiction)
  • Salisbury University: Katherine Zlabek
  • Creighton University (two 1-yr RAPs): Trey Moody
  • SUNY-Fredonia: Eric Neuenfeldt (fiction)
  • SUNY-Fredonia: Josh Kalscheur (poetry)

DISCUSSIONEdit

  • Congrats in advance ;)
  • which poor bastard got the "coveted" Appalachian State job?
  • Seems like a lot of PhDs?
  • And PhD's without books. 
  • And MFAs with books. 
  • Just as a side note to this PhD conversation: a quick review of the poetry TT jobs listed as accepted shows ten jobs reported as filled, seven of the ten have PhDs, and of the three that didn't have PhDs, two were Stegner Fellows, and one was an unadvertised position. So (at least on the poetry side), 70% does at least suggest (aside from any feelings we might have about it) something about the trend towards the PhD.  
  • Another Commenter, updating the above: It is now 9 of 12 with PhDs on the poetry side, 75%. Is this an aberration, or is the MFA now virtually worthless?
  • For what it's worth, AWP just came out with their annual survey, which says, "Overall, about half of respondents indicate that they have no preference between MFA or PhD as a credential for those in faculty positions. Almost one-third prefer the PhD, almost evenly split between preferring it to a considerable or to some extent, while almost one-fifth prefer the MFA. Logically, PhD programs place the greatest emphasis on PhD faculty, while MFA programs often have no preference and some prefer the MFA. AA programs express a slight net preference for PhDs while BA and MA programs express a stronger net preference for PhDs, and BFA programs express a slight net preference for MFAs." (18). Link: https://www.awpwriter.org/application/public/pdf/survey/AWPMFASurvey15.pdf
  • Responding to last comment: An AWP survey does not accurately reflect the entire landscape because it is mostly made up of writers who are more favorably inclined to the MFA then your average academics. But, it's notable that even that survey prefers the PhD (which does not support the commenter's own statement that MFA programs have no preference or prefer the MFA). Meanwhile, among academics, the bias toward the PhD is quite high. And, in any case, there seems to be a clear trajectory toward increasing preference of the PhD that is quite noticeable over the past two decades.
  • It's now 11 of 14 poetry jobs to  PhD grads.
  • Did Ohio State just hire one of their own graduates?
  • Yes they did. Nick White has an MFA from the Ohio State, but he also has a PhD from Nebraska and two books forthcoming.
  • Indeed they did.  And if you look at his website, you'll see that his "references" are the same people who were, no doubt, on the search committee.  Incestuous much?
  • Actually, out of the six references he has listed, only two are people who would have been on the committee--which leaves four other references to enthusiastically back his candidacy. The fact that he got that job--when schools typically don't hire their own (except Iowa, which pretty much only does)--means that he's just that good, not that it's nepotism.
  • I'm sure he's super qualified, but come on, there are a LOT of qualified candidates. Do you think the fact that they didn't already know him had NOTHING to do with it? I think it's a little ridiculous when schools do this - UNLV has hired two of their own PhDs in the last couple of years - as if they can't possibly find candidates without resorting to their own people. This has nothing to do with whether they're qualified or not--I'm sure they are--but it does seem smarmy. 
  • The whole market relies on nepotism to varying degrees. The creative writing world is so small that committee members are bound to know a few of the applicants. I've known several people who've received invitations to apply for jobs, which doesn't seem fair or something HR would look fondly upon, but it happens A LOT. I've known of SCs where a person of influence holds the deciding vote and votes for the person he or she knows. There's really nothing you can do about it other than put your head down and crank out more publications and buy drinks for everyone at AWP (kidding). 
  • I'm not really that upset by it (I have a job, glad I do not live in Ohio) in the sense that I don't need to put my head down and crank out publications, though that is good advice. I just think it's slimey. Inviting somebody to apply for a job is WAY different than hiring your own graduate. For one thing, typically a bunch of people are invited to apply, and from what I've seen (a very limited POV, I admit) the playing field is at least fair at that point--the invited candidates are just people they review like everybody else. When my own grad program had a job, I was told it was silly to apply, since they would never hire their own graduates because it makes the program look bad. It's like a particularly gross kind of favoritism, like he's their very favorite, most special, star student, the one they love SO much they want to make him to be their colleague. Maybe that sounds angrier than I meant it to.
  • As a current Ohio State MFA peeking at this board for future reference ... Yes, Nick White benefitted from a lot of favoritism. We had several very famous people offer to leave their current TT positions for this job. Our Program Chair ignored most of them, invited one for an interview and was shit-talking her to all the students before the search was even over. Some of the MFAs tried to object so she sent out a mass email accusing us of all just being jealous of Nick. He's a nice guy and I look forward to meeting him, but the hiring was definitely rigged. 
  • I'm curious why the moderators would delete the Cal State notes about the hire, Jason Perez. I think it is entirely worth noting that a person with only 2 short stories and no teaching experience beat out so many candidates with much more in both categories. One of the courses they said we would need to be able to teach was their own English 511, which is "Teaching Creative Writing Pedagogy." So I guess you can teach this course to future teachers without having ever taught. Most offensive of all (as one of those interviewed by them), I can tell you it was a massive amount of work to bring 4(!!) entirely new syllabi to an interview in which they had no intention of hiring anyone but this guy who is obviously a nepotism hire. The comment that has been deleted was obviously made by someone from the Search Committee. It deserves to stay. So does this comment. Shame on Cal State.
  • Jason Perez, the person hired, has done a lot more than "published 2 short stories" (a chapbook and a book forthcoming) and clearly has teaching experience. Try googling him. I'm just guessing here, but if you had checked the IP address of the person who posted the initial comment, it came from somebody at Cal State and was (probably) somebody from within the department who didn't think he was qualified, which is uncalled for and unprofessional--a spite posting disparaging a future colleague. More broadly, it's very discouraging to see posts like that, or the more innocuous "And PhD's without books" posted on this board. I know it's tough to see others get jobs that you feel like you were more qualified for, but I've been on enough search committees (and witness to many more) to repeat that the result of a search is about SO much more than paper qualifications. The reason so many PhDs get jobs? They know how to write job letters. They're often better teachers, not just from experience, but because they've often read more widely and deeply than MFA candidates so they can propose much more interesting classes. They sound like they know what they're talking about. They know the history of the genre. They know theory. Frustrating, I'm sure, and certainly not always the case, but all this whining is tiresome. It's a terrible job market, sadly, and frustrating, but because somebody else got a job that you interviewed for doesn't mean they're not a good candidate, a good teacher, a good writer. It's also not a reflection on you.
  • In addition to the above: A look back at the deleted note to which you refer also noted the race of the hire as "Hispanic." The subtext of that inclusion seems to be that he was hired for some version of AA. I assume the latter is the reason it was deleted, and also I sincerely hope that the person who made the note is not a future colleague of his. 
  • Making that particular comment, that he is hispanic, is offensive enough, but he is filipino. 
  • As for the bitter "PhDs without books" comment, you do realize that many "PhDs without books" aren't getting jobs either, right? And that many jobs are going to MFAs with books? Yet, every year, some insecure person without a PhD bitches about PhDs. One of the bigger problems here is the inability to distinguish job types. Some of you assume all creative writing jobs are the same, when clearly they are not. For instance, if the job is at a mid-tier SLAC and will require the candidate to teach lit as much or even more than CW, of course PhDs who passed comp exams will have a leg up on those with two-year studio MFAs. Duh. I've seen many jobs like this--generalist/CW jobs. Why are you surprised you're not hired when you've never taught lit and/or passed lit comp exams? Do you think your short story collection will make up for your inability to teach the literature speciality in the ad? Conversely,why should a PhD with no book be shocked when an MFAer with a well-received book is hired to teach in a top 50 MFA program? These jobs run the gamut in type, depsite their grouping together here. It is your responsibility to note the differences between instiution type, course assignments, and teaching loads, among other plainly obvious variables. Source: PhDer without a book or tt job who didn't waste his time applying for the Ohio State job.
  • How is "PhDs without books" inherrently bitter?
  • Because it implies that PhDs without books are getting jobs MFAers with books should get, while ignoring the types of jobs PhDs without books typically get. 
  • No, it does not. Now, if it said, "PhDs who can't even publish a book." Then maybe. 
  • My bad. I'm sure your comment was nothing more than an innocuous observation. 
  • Thanks for the clarification, Jason.
  • No, sorry, not Jason. Just able to use the internet to point out how ridiculous (and wrong) the initial comment was about the Call State Bernardino job. 
  • Yeah! I mean... 

If you could set your pretension aside a moment and look at the original point about Cal State, it wasn't an MFA v. PHD issue. It was his lack of everything in every category. Forthcoming is lovely, as is his forthcoming teaching experience. But it's obviously a nepotism hire. Why not just feign interest in candidates by Skyping them instead of asking us to do a ridiculous amount of work, having us spend tons of money to interview at MLA, and getting our hopes up when they were obviously not interested in legitimate candidates with actual--not forthcoming--pubs and actual--not forthcoming--college-level teaching experience? This is why the comment on the Cal State post was obviously made by a person on the committee with inside knowledge who was rightfully disgusted and offended. Next time just save everyone the time, money, and trouble, and pretend to interview in a less expensive and time-consuming way for the candidates. I would personally like to thank whoever it was from Cal State who had the ethical wherewithal to post that comment. Maybe we'd all be less bitter if people wouldn't play games with our livelihoods when they have already made up their minds. I know there are legal obligations to pretend to have an actual search, but there are ethical was to pretend that allow job seekers to be reasonable and realistic in their expectations. Incidentally, Cal State still hasn't informed any of the finalists that they've made a hire. Sadly, it looks like this is the new normal.

  • I was the person who responded to the initial PhD comment. I wasn't responding to the Jason Perez discussion. Until now, I hadn't bothered to look him up. I have been on the market long enough to know that folks look for scapegoats to alleviate hurt feelings, and that attacking the Creative Writing PhD is a popular one. Now I read your post above and all I can say is, please step away from your keyboard. What you are doing to yourself is unhealthy, all the mental gymnastics to prove this grave injustice toward you. Do you think you're the only weary job market veteran here? I had four interviews and didn't get one campus visit. I have more teaching experience than Perez and more fiction publications than him (most are top journals with acceptance rates below 5-8%). Two of my four schools haven't sent me an official rejection even though the jobs have been accepted. Yet, I'm not on here disparaging another human, another human working as hard or harder than me to make it in the world, throwing him under the bus, because I failed yet again in this ridiculously cutthroat market. Also, because I would fucking hate it if I finally landed a job in this market and then had to listen to someone like you--someone who doesn't know me--talk cash shit about me behind an anonymous handle. Instead of concocting conspiracy theories and pitting yourself against the world, get back to work. Write. We are writers first. I'll be damned--and you should be too--if I let academia determine whether or not I write. There are other jobs in the world for us. We need to stop acting like our writing careers will somehow end if we don't get a 3/3 or 4/4 job (with advising and lit journal work to boot) that we'll later complain about because we spend more time critiquing student work than writing our own. 
  • If you could set your sadness aside for a moment, and look at the original post about Cal State, the one made by the person at Cal State, and then take another moment to google the person they hired, you'll find that the spite post is completely dismissive of the candidate and fails to mention his accomplishments, which amount to a lot more than "2 published short stories" or however it was originally phrased. The ethical problem is that he incorrectly calls the candidate hispanic, fails to mention books, his OTHER publications, or his NEA grant, or his PhD, etc etc. The original post said "no full time teaching experience," but how many people applying to TT jobs have full time teaching experience? I taught in grad school, but I don't think MOST people have full time teaching experience before their first job. Anyway, the point is that the guy's better qualified than was originally published here. I'm sorry you didn't get the job, so cut the guy some slack unless you have some actual evidence that his hire was related to "nepotism." I dunno, maybe his cousin works there, who knows, but to suggest that the candidate isn't qualified to teach a 3/3/3 load at Cal State is completely ridiculous. I get what you're saying about MLA, but my money is that he was NOT an inside hire. The school doesn't have enough money to send a team to MLA if they're just going to hire the inside dude. Maybe look at it another way--if you're so much more qualified than this guy, and you got an interview, it's probably not a fluke, right? If you didn't get a job this year, you'll surely land one soon. Don't be so discouarged--even if the Cal State job was a sham search, it's certainly not the last time that'll happen. It sucks, but you'll be okay, I'm sure of it! There's no reason to publicly shit on somebody for getting a job. I'm sure he wanted it as badly as you did. 
  • My valuable two cents is:  we're all getting fucked together here, ladies and gents, Jason, his committee, and all the rest of us, so vote for Bernie, but more; work to dismantle this motherfucker of a republic and make us a just society. :)
  • I'd like to echo the overall fucked feeling.
  • A writer friend of mine told me about this discussion regarding the recent hire at Cal State San Bernardino, and so I read the postings and would like to add some corrections without editorializing:  As of this writing, to my knowledge, Jason Perez is and has been ABD with his Ph.D for quite a few years (this could've changed in the last few months), but the Ph.D is in Ethnic Studies and Communications, not creative writing.  His MFA is not exactly an MFA in Creative Writing, either, but is called instead an MFA in Writing and Consciousness, a weekend based program from the now defunct New College of California in San Francisco, an institution that lost its WASC accrediation in 2006 (maybe 2007?) and had its doors shuttered by the California Department of Education.  The position advertised for a Ph.D. or MFA in Creative Writing, so a case could be made that those who applied in good faith with the appropriate degree were misled.  As for publications, the one forthcoming chapbook is poetry, the other "book" forthcoming, to my knowledge, is not a book but another chapbook comprised of essays, flash-fiction and poetry.  He has published, I think, 2, maybe 3 stories, all of them on-line, I believe, and one from the school where he took his degree.  His other 7 or 8 publications are poems, all in very small literary magazines.  His teaching experience is limited to composition at the junior college level and ethnic studies as a TA at UC San Diego.  I may be missiing some information, but not much.  As for his ethnicity, he is Filipino, not Hispanic, and it's important to note that CSUSB is open about its policies that lean heavily toward "diversity"; a Chinese-American and Latina were our last two hires, both of whom quit.  In fact, over the last decade or so, every hire in the position of fiction writing (six, and now seven counting the new hire) has quit.  As for leaning toward a candidate with "theory" experience, those who write and teach creative writing know that story is about story, and story is about craft, not theory. 
  • The above commenter misses some key points:  1) the second book is forthcoming from WordTech editions -- which publishes full-length books of poetry (48+ pages), not chapbooks.  Technically speaking, his first book isn't really a chapbook since it's already 52 pages, over the 48 page count that most publishers use as their minimum;  2) he's published in Witness, Eleven Eleven, and Tayo -- all well-respected and credible journals, and all print journals -- also, these days whether or not a journal is online shouldn't matter -- there are many highly respected online literary publications.  I can't speak to his degrees since I don't know him personally. I think second guessing and speculating about the search committee's motives and decision making process is a waste of time.  Look, the market has been miserable and probably will continue to be miserable. We all think we're awesome and can't figure out why we weren't hired for positions that it seems clear that we'd be amazing in. It sucks. But that's life. There's simply too many of us and not enough positions - which means there's always going to be awesome people who don't find jobs. Getting worked up about it or going on a witchhunt won't help any of us in the end. Chalk it up for experience. Reevaluate. Then push on or get out of the game.
  • Oh please, at "witchhunt." I have no skin in this game, not being on the job market, and certainly not having any desire to live in San Bernardino. But looking into it, people's ire in this case is completely justified. Dude doesn't really have the required degree, and his CV reads like a burst of squid ink with much hay made of things that look like brief appearances in community theater projects. His publication record, including a chapbook and vanity press collection, is flimsy and threadbare compared to the majority of job seekers--sorry, but Tayo and Eleven Eleven are not "well-respected" journals; I had never heard of them before this thread, and I worked for years at a top-30 print journal. Basically, the Witness publication is the only publication he has that is a remotely top 50ish pub, the rest is CV fluff and stuff on internet Wordpress sites that no one reads or knows about. So look, I have no doubt the dude is a nice guy, and quite possibly an excellent teacher. But I have no problem with someone who applied for this position, who has an MFA or PhD from an actual school, and a clutch of real publication, being pissed at what looks like a pure diversity/nepotism hire. Calling it a "Witchhunt," given the facts on display here, is ridiculous, and furthermore, I believe that threads like this are good, inasmuch as they could conceivably put hiring committees on notice that people actually check the credentials of their hires.  
  • My two cents: Wordtech Editions is a vanity press: "Before we go to press with an author's book, we require 125 pre-ordered copies. We also expect each book we publish to sell a minimum of 250 copies in the first year. If a book does not meet its first-year goal, it may be taken out of print. A book must also sell 12 copies a year thereafter. If it does not meet this goal, it may be taken out of print."
  • Two more cents: Both Jason and his publisher refer to his first "book" as a chapbook.
  • I hope Jason takes this thread and puts it on his shoulder like a chip and writes like a person on fire and produces stacks and stacks of art that make all them haters choke on their own vitriol.
  • To the above comment, that's nice and everything, but he probably should have written like a person on fire and produced stacks and stacks of art before he got a tenure track job, that's kind of the point.
  • My two cents (having little to do with Jason) - WordTech claims they are NOT a vanity press, though their acceptance rate is a whopping 20-30% (!!) according to their website (why they would admit this as a defense, I'm not sure!) For a press that *requires* sales, they do make it very difficult to find books on their website--they have *seven* imprints, all with separate, non-linked websites (unless you go to the umbrella "Word Tech Communications" site), each with their own catalog. WTF? It's like they don't want to help their authors sell books at all. (Edit - OK, also, for a print-on-demand press, what does it mean to "take a book out of print" - such a weird, obnoxious thing to do--even if your book's not selling 12 copies a year, it doesn't cost them a *thing* to keep the book on their website, available for print-on-demand. Is the threat just there to keep their potential authors hustling? Why is the focus of their website on their business model and submission policy rather than on the books they sell, when their "emphasis" is, according to them, on *selling* books?!?! Baffling.)
  • The deeply fucked feeling continues to deepen.
  • Just remember:  as long as you're angry, you're not yet part of the problem :D


OFFER MADE? OFFER ACCEPTED? Please post information at English Lit Salaries for AY 2016-2017 (section for Creative Writing Jobs).

FICTION - Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

Adelphi University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing - Fiction - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Adelphi University English Department seeks a tenure-track professor of creative writing with a primary emphasis and strong publication potential in fiction and a secondary interest in creative nonfiction. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in literature and creative writing. Eighteen-credit teaching load with advising duties. Adelphi?s two-track undergraduate English major offers concentrations in literature or creative writing; the MFA program offers students the opportunity to work in poetry fiction and creative nonfiction. The successful candidate will be engaged in the life of literary citizenship committed to teaching excellence and prepared to participate actively in MFA program administration. Adelphi University is an equal opportunity equal access and affirmative action employer. We particularly encourage applications from a broad spectrum of individuals including women and under-represented groups. Upon request reasonable accommodations will be provided for individuals with disabilities. Please submit three letters of recommendation and apply only online at http://www.adelphi.edu/positions/faculty. Deadline March 16 2016.

INDEED.COM

Deadline: March 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: writing sample, teaching portfolio, rec letters (3/4)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): at their campus (but they don't seem to be offering to pay for travel?) or AWP or by phone (3/4)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Allegheny College (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of English-Fiction - SEARCH CANCELLEDEdit

The English Department invites applicants for a tenure track position in creative writing: fiction, with a strong secondary teaching interest in another genre, beginning August, 2016. Primary responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in fiction-writing and literature. Teaching load is between 5.5 and 6 courses, depending on senior project advising. All faculty members are expected to participate in delivering college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars that emphasize writing and speaking. Qualifications: Ph.D., college teaching experience, a promising record of publication in fiction, and a strong commitment to teaching. Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Please submit letter of application and c.v. by email no later than October 20th, 2015, to Christopher Bakken, Chair, Department of English at englishjobs@allegheny.edu . Writing samples and letters of recommendation will be requested of short-listed candidates. Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Oct. 20

Acknowledgment received: 10/18

NOTES:

  • I received an email on 11/30 saying the search has been canceled. 
  • Same here. 
  • Lovely that they string the search out until after Thansgiving before canceling.
  • Try not to take it personally. 99% of the time it's a dean--not someone in the dept.--who cancels the line. I've also seen searches canceled much later, like after candidates have gone on interviews. This is nothing. 

Appalachian State University - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing - FictionEdit

The Department of English at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing, specifically in fiction writing, at the rank of assistant professor to start July 31, 2016, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. We seek a faculty member committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching, ongoing creative writing publication, and academic service. The successful candidate will maintain an active publication agenda, teach a 3/3 load, and join an established creative writing program that features an undergraduate concentration that offers courses in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, as well as special topics courses.

Qualifications: A completed MFA or PhD in Creative Writing, at least three years of successful teaching in fiction writing at the college level, and a minimum of two published books of fiction from established literary presses are required. To ensure full consideration, please send only a letter of application and CV electronically to James Burniston at burnistonjc@appstate.edu . The deadline for applications is November 2, 2015. Only electronic applications will be considered. We will be interviewing by Skype.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 2

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:

NOTES:

Auburn University (AL) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing - Fiction - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in creative writing, with a specialization in Fiction, to begin Fall 2016. The teaching load is 2-2, with assignments mainly in upper-division and graduate creative writing courses, including the MA workshop or courses in form, craft, or theory, and the possibility of teaching in Auburn’s core curriculum. The successful candidate will participate in and help to shape a strong undergraduate major and graduate concentration that includes advising of MA students in portfolio projects. (Many of our graduates go on to pursue MFAs and PhDs.) Creative writing faculty organize multiple reading series, collaborate on the annual Auburn Writers Conference, and work together to edit our national literary magazine, Southern Humanities Review. Candidates who can advance the Department’s commitment to diversity through scholarship, creative activity, and teaching are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: Required qualifications include a terminal degree in Creative Writing ( MFA or PhD) by the August 16, 2016, 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; 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 candidate 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 nationally recognized venues, including at least one full-length book from a major independent, university, or commercial press; successful experience teaching fiction at the college/university level; interest in teaching a secondary genre, such as nonfiction or hybrid forms; interest in diversity, alterity and/or cultural studies; interest in literary publishing; experience organizing a writers conference and/or editing a literary magazine; and demonstrated commitment to collaborative work.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin Oct 15, 2015. 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.

Apply at: https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/1274

Deadline: Oct. 15 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

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Rejection (no interview):

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

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Offer accepted:30MAR16

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Bennington College (VT) - Literature Faculty (Prose / Fiction Writer) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Bennington College seeks a prose writer with a strong record of publication, including at least one book of fiction published or under contract with a nationally recognized press, to join the Literature faculty, starting Fall 2016. Bennington is committed to a teacher-practitioner model, where individual members of the faculty shape the future curriculum based on their particular interests and abilities. Candidates should expect to teach the equivalent of five literature courses a year, including courses pertaining to the reading and writing of fiction, to highly motivated undergraduates. We are particularly interested in candidates whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity goals of the institution, and whose teaching interests include African-American, African, Caribbean, Latino, Asian-American, Asian, and/or Native American literature.

Bennington is a residential liberal arts college distinguished by its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We aim to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims.

Candidates may apply online at https://bennington.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk06hzl by submitting the following: 1) letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a 25-page fiction writing sample; 4) descriptions of 3-5 seminars in literature that you would be interested in offering; and 5) the names and contact information for three references.

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

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 2/16/16)

Deadline: open until filled

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:

  • 4/11: received email that the position had been filled. 

Brown University (RI) - Open Rank Position in Literary Arts With an Emphasis in Fiction - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Literary Arts at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track, open rank position, with an emphasis in fiction, beginning July 1st, 2016. Candidates should preferably have an MFA or equivalent, a strong publication record, including at least one book of fiction, and demonstrate excellence and innovation in teaching fiction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We seek candidates with additional expertise in areas such as hybrid genre, international literature, translation, literary theory, film/video, and/or digital arts. Duties of the position include teaching fiction as well as elective seminars/workshops and literature courses, directing undergraduate and graduate theses, advising undergraduate and graduate students, and contributing to the creative and intellectual life of the department through individual and collaborative initiatives. An ideal candidate will also have the leadership potential for developing and administering the Literary Arts Department.

Please submit via Interfolio -- http://apply.interfolio.com/30459 -- a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, an artist's statement, a writing sample (including a substantial portion of a creative text), and a list of at least three references (for those at the assistant or early associate rank) and no less than five references (for those at the advanced associate or full professor rank). In all cases, do NOT send letters of reference at the initial stage. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Bucknell University (PA) - TT Faculty in English (Creative Writing-Fiction) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Bucknell University seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member in English specializing in creative writing: fiction, with ability to teach fiction at beginning and advanced levels, as well as introductory multi-genre courses. This position will begin in August 2016.

We seek an outstanding faculty member with a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate creative work, student learning, diversity, and inclusive pedagogy.

We expect to hire at the assistant professor level, but will also consider with interest applications from exceptional candidates at a higher rank. MFA or Ph.D. and teaching experience along with a strong record of fiction publication required.

Application materials include a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Applications must be submitted through Interfolio ByCommittee.

A review of the applications will begin on October 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

http://apply.interfolio.com/31625

Deadline: Oct. 15 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1 [posted 11/20]

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: 

  • Poetentially an inside hire situation? Visiting professor there who fits the bill. 
  • To the person who commented above...are you the visiting prof in question?  Requirements are just that you teach all levels of fiction, hardly specific enough to indicate an inside hire.  Also, I received an unsolicited e-mail inviting me to apply, so I don't think this is an inside hire situation.

California State University, San Bernardino (CA) - TT Asst. Professor Creative Writing-Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), a federally designated Hispanic Serving University (HSI) of 18,000 students, announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in fiction writing that begins September 2016. The Department offers a B.A. in English with three tracks (creative writing, literature, and linguistics); a minor in English; an M.A. in English Composition with three concentrations (composition, literature, applied linguistics & TESL); and certificates in professional writing, creative writing, and TESL.

Typical Activities: The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach students in our undergraduate creative writing track as well as occasional graduate courses.

Minimum Qualifications: Requirements include a terminal degree in creative writing (Ph.D or M.F.A.) at the time of appointment, commitment to excellence in teaching, evidence of promise in professional activities, and an interest in a range of service to the Department, the University, and the larger community. We particularly welcome candidates with interest and ability in collaborative and/or interdisciplinary projects as well as experimental and flexible approaches to genre.

Supplemental Information: It is the policy of California State University, San Bernardino to recruit a faculty that is diverse and reflective of the student composition. Please submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, contact information for three references, and a copy of most recent transcripts, by using the web-link below. In addition, the three references should email their letters of recommendation directly to facultyrecruitment@csusb.edu. All application materials must be received by October 16, 2015.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1227326/instructional-faculty-english/agency/csusb/apply

To learn about the Department of English visit http://english.csusb.edu/

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1x MLA interview scheduled 12/9/15

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 


Capital University (OH) - TT Asst. Professor - Fiction Writing (+ British Lit.) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Capital University's Department of English seeks an assistant professor of fiction writing, tenure-track, to help maintain and develop a creative writing major. Candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to liberal education and undergraduate scholarship, and to teaching fiction workshops, general education courses in Creative Writing, and first-year Composition. Experience in teaching British literature: Romanticism to the present would also be a significant plus. A commitment to advising and mentoring students is essential. This position requires a load of twelve credit hours per semester, with about half of that in first-year composition or basic writing.

A doctorate in creative writing or a related field is strongly preferred. A M.F.A. degree is acceptable, but the candidate must have substantial teaching experience and a record of publication.

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, retirement, family education benefits, long-term disability, life insurance and free parking.

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae 3) three letters of recommendation, and 4) a statement of teaching philosophy (no more than 500 words).

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position will begin in August 2016.

All inquiries about the above position and application materials should be directed to: Dr. Kevin Griffith. Chair, Search Committee: EnglishSearch@capital.edu

For more information on Capital University, visit our website at http://www.capital.edu/employment.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: open until filled (posted 09/28/15)

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview requested (12/7) for week of Jan. 11, writing sample requested. (X2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Position filled according to email from chair on 2/19.

NOTES: 

  • Anyone heard anything since the Skype interview? 
  • No word - I'm in the same boat. I think they did get hit with snow last week. They had said we would only hear back if we got a campus invite, which means anyone Skyped is still technically in the pool. 
  • Also posted at British Open 2016

Central Washington University (WA) - TT Assistant Professor - Creative Writing (Fiction) Edit

Job Summary: Duties include teaching beginning, intermediate and upper level undergraduate writing and literature courses, graduate classes (primarily to students in CWU's new Online Professional and Creative Writing MA program) and General Education classes, both in the classroom and online. Tenure-track faculty members typically teach 2/2/3 load of 5-credit classes in the quarter system. Also required are active scholarship and the usual academic duties- advising, committee service, and curriculum development.

Required Qualifications: MFA or PhD completed by August 1, 2016 with at least one published book of fiction. A record of significant national publication and proven excellence as a teacher, both in traditional classroom and online (using a learning management system such as Canvas or Blackboard) is expected. Experience working in online venues and using digital media. Evidence of excellence in teaching, especially teaching with technology.

Preferred Qualifications: Desired areas of secondary specialization in publication and teaching include one or more of the following: poetry, creative nonfiction, new media, web writing, literary journal editing and production, genre fiction, and screenwriting. Interest in or experience with developing extra-curricular student activities a plus.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others; Ability to respond quickly and effectively to uncertainty and constant changes; Ability to consistently be at work and on time, follow instructions (verbal and written), respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance; Ability to embrace and promote a diverse environment.

Anticipated Start Date: 09/16/2016

Screening date: 12/11/2015

Open Until Filled: Yes

Application Instructions: Located in Ellensburg, Washington. Central Washington University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance.

Conditions of Employment: Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.

The conditions of employment with Central Washington University are set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Central Washington University and United Faculty of Central, University policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal laws.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement may be found here: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/sites/cts.cwu.edu.hr/files/documents/CWU-UFC_Agreement_9-1-13-8-31-17.pdf

Accept applicant references for this position?: Yes

Minimum Number of References : 3

Online App. Form: https://jobs.cwu.edu/postings/11884

Apply through Institution's Website

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 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:

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Coe College (IA) - English - TT Asst. Professor in Creative Writing (Fiction)Edit

The English Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in creative writing, with an emphasis on fiction and a secondary interest in another genre, to begin August 2016. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, an active record of publication in fiction, and an interest in working collaboratively to shape our growing creative writing program. The teaching load is six courses per year, with primary responsibilities in fiction writing and opportunities to teach courses in another genre, in literature, or in multi-disciplinary programs across the college. All departmental faculty are expected to contribute to the college's first-year seminar program. Qualifications: a terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) in hand by August 2016, evidence of strong undergraduate teaching, and a commitment to liberal arts education. To be assured of consideration, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (no more than 25 pages), teaching philosophy, and letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/32130 by November 6, 2015.

Coe College is a selective liberal arts college of 1,400 students with an 11:1 student/faculty ratio. It is located in a progressive metropolitan area of 200,000; the University of Iowa and Iowa City are thirty minutes away. Cedar Rapids is located roughly midway between the Midwest's largest urban centers, easily accessible via a regional airport ten minutes from campus. Coe is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is committed to increasing the diversity of its campus community and encourages applicants who will help fulfill that goal.

http://www.coe.edu/aboutcoe/employment#english

Deadline: Nov. 6

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 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:

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Colgate University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Fiction Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in fiction writing at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2016. Completion of M.F.A. or Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after date of hire. Teaching load of five courses per year includes creative writing workshops and courses in literature. We especially welcome applicants who can teach a course in one or more of the following categories: contemporary African-American, US ethnic, postcolonial, screenwriting, playwriting, non-fiction. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Letter of application, vita, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted. Review of applications will begin November 13, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the MLA Convention, January 7-10, 2016, or via skype. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter (or other statement) their approach to teaching and/or creative work in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at http://www.upstatenyherc.org.

Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6068

Deadline: Nov. 13

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials: Request for more materials. [posted 11/13] Writing sample requested 11/19 X8

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 MLA X3 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [OFFER ACCEPTED posted 2/12]

NOTES:

  • What additional materials were requested? Is this a reference to the mass email sent out yesterday regarding applications that were missing letters of recommendation?
  • - Yes, I was wondering the same thing. The mass email noted that the committee just started reviewing applications. Whoever posted, can you please clarify? 
  • I suspect the additional materials requested on 11/13 were in regard to the mass email. This morning I've received a request for a writing sample, which strikes me as a second-round move, but could be another mass email. [11/19]
  • Also received a request for a sample. It's a pretty short email. Hard to say if this is a mass email just yet. 
  • Were other MLA interview candidates given a time frame for news regarding campus visits? 
  • Wrote and asked about this today, was told they've already brought three candidates for campus visits.

College of Charleston (SC) - TT Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Fiction) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The College of Charleston Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Creative Writing (Fiction) to start August 16, 2016. We seek applicants with either an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing and a significant publication record (at least one book published, or under contract, with a nationally recognized press), and evidence of a promising, continuing publication record. Publications and teaching experience in a second genre are desirable. The 3/3 teaching load includes: workshops and craft seminars in our new MFA Creative Writing Program, which will begin in Fall 2016, and courses in the undergraduate English major/Creative Writing concentration which includes 200, 300, and 400-level of fiction courses, along with opportunities to develop new elective courses. Teaching in first-year writing is also expected. Ideal candidates should demonstrate evidence of high-quality teaching, as well as the capacity for collegial service, leadership and initiative, and administrative work. Two administrative positions, the MFA Director and the Undergraduate Creative Writing Coordinator, rotate among the Creative Writing faculty. The writer we seek will become part of a dynamic writing community, with many of our undergraduates continuing on to earn MFAs. The College of Charleston also houses Crazyhorse literary journal, a visiting writers reading series, and a Spoleto, Italy Study Abroad Program.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and current transcript to Interfolio by December 11, 2015. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype.

https://apply.interfolio.com/33066

MLA JIL 11/13/15

Deadline: DEC. 11

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:29MAR16

NOTES:

Colorado College (CO) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction) and American Ethnic Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department at Colorado College seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member with expertise both in Creative Writing: Fiction and in American Ethnic Literature. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in one of the following literary areas: Latino/a literature, Native American literatures, literature of the American Southwest, Arab-American literature, or Asian-American literature.

The faculty member will have the opportunity to contribute to several departmental programs, including a vibrant Visiting Writers Series. Applicants should be prepared to teach fiction writing at all levels, American Ethnic literature, and a range of courses within a broad liberal arts curriculum. The candidates we seek will have a strong record of publication and undergraduate teaching. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students who represent a broad range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions.

Dossiers will include: CV, application letter, teaching and research statements, graduate transcripts, and contact information for at least three references to submit letters of recommendation. Please contact Professor Jane Hilberry in the Department of English at jhilberry@coloradocollege.edu if you have questions about the position. Applications due by November 2, 2015.

Apply at: https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/2216

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 (phone call 12/07, MLA)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1 [posted 1/13]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2016
  • Can the person who posted about the "preliminary interview" please give more information? Was this an MLA summons, a request for a phone conversation pre-MLA, etc.? 

Dartmouth College (NH) - Open Rank Position in Fiction Writing - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Dartmouth College invites applications for a tenure track open rank position 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 and short story. A secondary interest in creative nonfiction, poetry, 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 a later date.

With an even distribution of male and female students and over a third of the undergraduate population from minority groups, Dartmouth is committed to diversity and encourages applicants from women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities.

Professor Thomas O’Malley, Search Committee Chair

https://apply.interfolio.com/30884

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/23

Rejection (no interview): 2/3

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): AWP interview scheduled via email on 1/19/16  Skype interviews will take place, instead, in Feb. or March. (1-20-16)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 3-8-16

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • The position, originally advertised as assistant, has been opened to all ranks. [posted 10/1]

Eastern Kentucky University (KY) - TT Asst. Professor - FictionEdit

The Department of English and Theatre and the Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University invite applications for an 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 summer residency; and serving on MFA theses committees. Evidence of at least two years of successful teaching is required; experience with online teaching preferred.

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to send a 30 page creative writing sample to:

Dr. James Keller,

Dept. of English and Theatre, Case Annex 467

Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Ave.

Richmond, KY 40475

Consideration of applications will begin Nov. 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. All interested applicants must apply to requisition number 0618021 via this employment site at https://jobs.eku.edu to be considered.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 15

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:

Fordham University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor in Fiction Writing and the Practices of Publishing - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Fordham University English department invites applications for a tenure-track position in fiction writing and the practices of publishing, to begin in Fall 2016. This position is to be based at our Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus, though the successful candidate will teach both there and on the Rose Hill (Bronx) campus. We seek an author with a terminal degree, a substantial record of publication, experience teaching at the college level, and the ability to teach contemporary practices associated with authorship and publishing. Ways of demonstrating this ability include (but are not limited to) previous employment in a publishing house; experience working with multimedia and digital tools; experience with book arts. Candidates who also have teaching experience and interests in Latino/a literatures would make a valuable contribution to our department's needs as well. The successful candidate should expect to teach fiction writing workshops to both undergraduates and M.A. students; courses on the practices of publishing; and introductory literature and writing-intensive courses in Fordham’s Core Curriculum. The course load is 3/2. Responsibilities of this position also include assisting with creative writing initiatives, events, internships and campus publications.

By November 1, 2015, please submit a curriculum vitae, a 10-page writing sample, a sample creative writing workshop syllabus, and a cover letter addressed to Sarah Gambito, Creative Writing Director, through Interfolio.

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from all backgrounds. Fordham is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/31813

MLA JIL 09/25/15

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/3

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

  • [Skype / Phone interviews noted in header on 12/4]

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 12/3

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Does anyone know status of this search or if it has moved into campus interviews yet?
  • ANSWER: As far as I know, they have not moved onto that stage yet. They sent a message through Interfolio saying that their search is taking longer than expected.
  • They've moved onto campus interview stage.

George Mason University (VA) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor, Creative Writing/Fiction - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

George Mason University - Fairfax, VA. Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor, Creative Writing/Fiction

The George Mason University Department of English invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Creative Writing and Fiction starting Fall 2016.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses and workshops (2:2 load), and also direct/read theses, in MFA and BFA programs.

Qualifications: Substantial publications (at least two books) and evidence of quality teaching is required.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications begins December 1, 2015; campus visits for finalists expected in February 2016. Search remains open until position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F6343z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter and a CV. Send writing sample and three recommendation letters to search co-chairs Courtney Brkic Newbold and William Miller/English Dept. – MS 3E4/George Mason University/Fairfax, VA 22030.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: November 30, 2015

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: writing sample requested, 1/8, 1/25

Rejection (no interview): 1/25 email

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:

  • Q: Was the writing sample requested in addition to what was initially sent for the application? Trying to stave off dismay....
  • A: It was. Sorry if that causes dismay. :(

George Washington University (DC) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Creative Writing - Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2016

Position Description Summary: For appointment beginning as early as the fall of 2016, we seek a tenure-track assistant professor. The position is open to a fiction writer. The successful candidate will join a thriving Creative Writing program in an English department. Pending final budget approval.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach in our all-undergraduate Creative Writing program; may teach literature courses, including in the graduate program; will advise students and perform other departmental and university service; and will continue to publish at a high level.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must hold or be completing an MFA or PhD in English or a closely-related field; applicants who have not yet completed one of these two degrees will be considered, but must complete all requirements for the MFA or PhD by the date of the appointment.

Other Information: Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered, complete an online faculty application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/29040; upload a cover letter, a 20-30 page writing sample, a curriculum vitae that includes a full list of publications, and the names of at least three references. Only complete applications will be considered.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1 (Letters of recommendation)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): [SEE NOTES]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:Yes

NOTES:

  • Inside Higher Ed made a new post for this position (https://careers.insidehighered.com/george-washington-university/assistant-professor-english/jobs/925606?utm_source=job_alert&utm_medium=email) on November 29, making me wonder if they were unimpressed with the original applicants who made the November 2 deadline.
  • This is a note from the chair of the English Department at GWU, Robert McRuer: The hiring committee has been greatly impressed by the pool of 240+ applicants. The range of talents is extraordinary and makes our job of narrowing down candidates very hard. Requests for additional materials went out yesterday and today, 12/2 and 12/3, and we hope to make invitations for MLA interviews by the end of next week. I'll post updates here as they arise in an effort to make our process a little more transparent. 
  • From the chair of the English Department at GWU, Robert McRuer: The hiring committee has now invited and scheduled 11 candidates to interview with us at MLA.
  • From the chair of the English Department at GWU, Robert McRuer: The hiring committee gives hearty thanks to our first-round interviewees, who made the job of selecting finalists extremely difficult. We only wish we had more openings for the many gifted teaching writers we had the good fortune to meet with. All interviewees have been contacted and, among them, three candidates have been invited to visit campus in the coming weeks. We hope to make a hiring decision some time in March. 

Indiana State University (IN) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing (Fiction) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Assistant Professor of English-Creative Writing (Fiction)

http://web.indstate.edu

Tenure-track assistant professor, beginning August 1, 2016, to teach courses in fiction 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 creative activity and/or scholarship is typical. PhD preferred, MFA with publications considered. Salary competitive. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications must be complete by February 19, 2016.

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 twenty-page portfolio of fiction selections. 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

Online App. Form: http://jobs.indstate.edu/postings/10029

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 19

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Phone interview request (3/2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: scheduled by email (3/21)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Merrimack College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing: FictionEdit

Position Overview: The Department of English at Merrimack College seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing: Fiction to commence in the fall of 2016.

The successful candidate will teach lower and upper-level undergraduate creative writing courses in fiction as well as first-year composition. The standard teaching load is three four-credit courses per (with typically two different course preparations).

Requirements: M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing in hand, with an established publication record.

To Apply: Applicants should submit electronic versions of the following: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation to hrjobs@merrimack.edu. The deadline is February 15, 2016.

Contact Email Address: hrjobs@merrimack.edu

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

LINK

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Feb. 15

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:

  • Pretty late in the season and still no response. Inside hire?
  • I never heard back either, but I wouldn't assume inside hire. 
  • Ah, by "pretty late in the season" I meant the posting itself. (Announced in, what, December? January? I assumed that if they were really trying to find someone for next fall, they'd be quick to get the ball rolling after their Feb. deadline. Unless they already had someone in mind for the job, that is.)

Minnesota State University - Mankato (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing (Fiction)- SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE/ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTED Edit

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications. OPENING DATE: 11/12/15. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications begins December 15, 2015, and will continue until position is filled. POSITION: Tenure-Track (Probationary*)

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 15, 2016

RESPONSIBILITIES: Fiction specialist to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing, including the general-education English 242 Introduction to Creative Writing, as well as 300-/400-/500-/600-level fiction-writing workshops, form and technique courses, contemporary genre courses, and to supervise theses. In addition, candidates must be prepared to teach writing-intensive general education literature courses and composition. Also required: continued creative/scholarly activity, undergraduate and graduate advising, and service on department or university committees. University teaching load is 24 credits per year (typical English Department load is three 4-credit courses per semester).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Terminal degree in creative writing (fiction emphasis) with creative thesis conferred on an official transcript by August 8, 2016. Significant publication in one or more genres. Book publication in fiction. Demonstrated preparation to teach, advise, and support a wide variety of student writers. College-level teaching experience. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of a lively and multifaceted creative writing program. Demonstrated commitment to professional service.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Arts administration experience in one or more areas, such as literary editing/publishing, reading series direction, community literary programming, creative writing program administration. Experience using classroom technology (e.g., course management systems). Record of successful contributions to student growth and development. Record of successful workplace collaboration or other departmental, college, or university service. Creative/scholarly interests that will advance the mission and goals of the English department at Minnesota State University, Mankato (see http://english.mnsu.edu/mission.htm for departmental goals). Demonstrated commitment to fostering an diverse working and learning environment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato includes an MFA program in Creative Writing and MA programs in Literature and English Studies, Communication & Composition, Technical Communication, and TESL, and undergraduate programs in the same fields plus Film & Media Studies, Humanities, and English Education. The English department is also responsible for the university's large composition program and offers general education courses in literature, film, popular culture, and humanities. For further information, visit the department website at: http://english.mnsu.edu. Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu.

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mankato/default.cfm. A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee. Three (3) professional letters of reference to be sent to Richard Robbins, the Search Committee Chair, at the address below. Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree; Cover Letter; Resume/Curriculum Vitae.

Applicants may later be asked to submit a writing sample in fiction.

Contact Information: Professor Richard Robbins, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, 230 Armstrong Hall, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN 56001-8400.

E-mail inquiries: richard.robbins@mnsu.edu Phone: (507) 389-1354 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Fax: (507) 389-5362

Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at: http://www.hr.mnscu.edu/contract_plans/index.html.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials: 1 1/9

Rejection (no interview): 12/8

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 1/9 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Pretty incredibly sniffy email from HR here this morning: 
"Thank you for your application for the position of English: Creative Writing (Fiction), Assistant Professor (AA17017) at Minnesota State University, Mankato. We appreciate your interest in working for our university.
Unfortunately, your application has not been accepted. Our review indicates that you do not meet the required qualifications for the position. Please note that these qualifications are set in advance and applicants must meet all required qualifications in order to be considered for the position. In addition, our application process requires that applicants meet and respond to all of the required supplemental questions with a 'yes' in order to be forwarded to the search committee and hiring authority. As reference, you can view these criteria again by logging into your submitted application and reviewing the supplemental questions.
Our best wishes to you in your future endeavors." 
  • My best wishes to this university and department in its future endeavors if it is culling applicants outright based on a set of dream requirements rather than actually, you know, reading the applications.
  • Request for writing sample and preferred dates/times for Skype Interview 

Monmouth University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professors in Creative Writing (Fiction) - 2 PositionsEdit

The Department of English at Monmouth University is seeking applications for two Assistant Professors in Creative Writing (Fiction). These anticipated openings are for the 2016-2017 academic year and are tenure-track appointments.

The candidates would be expected to: teach 9 credits per semester (12 credits with a 3 credit course load reduction), including fiction writing at the graduate and undergraduate level; undergraduate courses in literature, including lower-level surveys; and composition; serve on departmental and University committees; maintain disciplinary currency; advise students, and provide career mentoring.

The Department of English at Monmouth offers a vibrant environment for its faculty and students. We have undergraduate concentrations in literature and creative writing, and MA concentrations in literature, creative writing, and rhetoric. There are opportunities for faculty travel, professional development workshops, and grants for work in progress. Faculty participate in campus events such as the Visiting Writers Series, and work with members of the community on creative and scholarly projects.

For additional information about the department, please go to: http://www.monmouth.edu/english.aspx">http://www.monmouth.edu/english.aspx

Required Degree, License or Certifications: Master's degree

Required Skills or Software: Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

Required Years of Experience:

Other Requirements:

A Master’s of Fine Arts (MFA), Ph.D. or ABD candidates may be considered with degree completion expected by date of employment.

At least one book with a nationally recognized press.

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of effective college-level teaching in a broad array of courses from general education literature and composition to graduate level creative writing.

Log in to http://jobs.monmouth.edu to apply and see the job duties for this position no later than the deadline date.

Posting Date: 04/07/2016

Closing Date: 4/21/2016

Chronicle

Deadline: April 21

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:

Offer accepted:

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New York University (NY) - Tenured Position - Creative Writing - FictionEdit

The Creative Writing Program at New York University seeks a renowned fiction writer of national reputation who will play a leading role within the Creative Writing Program, and will hold a tenured appointment in the Department of English. Position to begin either January 1, 2017 or September 1, 2017, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. An extensive and distinguished publication record and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level expected. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate fiction workshops and courses on literature, mentoring students, and serving on the graduate admissions committee. The successful candidate will join a prominent writing program and an award-winning faculty. For more information about the program, including a list of our faculty, visit our website at http://www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu.

Applications will be reviewed through March 1, 2016. Those wishing to be considered should upload a letter of application and CV via the "Employment" link on the NYU Creative Writing Program web site; http://cwp.as.nyu.edu/page/home.

Chronicle

Deadline: March 1

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:

Ohio State University (OH) - Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing - Fiction) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at The Ohio State University invites fiction writers with teaching experience and significant publications to apply for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing), starting August 2016. Publications and teaching experience in a second genre are desirable. The successful candidate will teach both at the undergraduate level and in a flourishing, selective three-year M.F.A. program. Faculty typically teach 2/2 on semesters and advise theses; assistant professors qualify for a further reduced teaching load in their first four years. Qualifications: The M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing and at least one published novel or story collection.

Applicants should submit (1) a detailed letter of application, which also indicates how they would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their writing, teaching, and/or service; (2) C.V.; (3) a short writing sample (a single short story or a novel excerpt of no more than 20 pages); and (4) three letters of recommendation via Academic Jobs Online at: http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6306. Finalists will be asked to submit an additional writing sample. Review of applications will begin on November 9. Submit inquiries to Michelle Herman, Director of Creative Writing, at herman.2@osu.edu. Program information at: http://english.osu.edu/mfa

MLA JIL 09/25/15

Deadline: Nov. 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/6 (additional writing sample); email says that a shortlist will be made in mid-december for skype interviews. 

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interviews scheduled for mid-Dec. 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/10

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Otis College of Art and Design (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Fiction Writer - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Otis College of Art and Design is accepting applications for a fiction writer of national standing to join its Graduate Writing program at the rank of an Assistant Professor. Otis’ fifteen-year-old MFA in Writing is a full-residence degree offering with emphases on international literature and independent publishing, situated within a dynamic art/design school environment. The position offers competitive compensation and benefits. The initial Assistant Professor ranking is based on the recommendation by the Search Committee and requires review and approval of the Chair of the Rank & Promotion Committee and the Provost. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016. For more information about Graduate Writing at Otis College of Art and Design, visit our website: http://www.otis.edu/graduate-writing.

Duties: Teach two to three courses per semester, possibly including one undergraduate writing class per academic year.
• Coordinate the Graduate Writing program’s Visiting Writers Series in collaboration with other faculty members and the Graduate Writing Chair.
• Oversee the undergraduate creative writing Minor in consultation with the Chair of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
• Enhance the visibility of the Graduate Writing program through on- and off-campus events.
• Provide 6 hours on average per week in service to the department and the College (i.e., serving on college-wide committees) as assigned by the Chair.
• Other duties as assigned by the Graduate Writing Chair.

Desired Skills and Experience

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have published at least one book, established a sustained record of teaching excellence, and hold an M.F.A. or be able to demonstrate degree equivalency.

Note: Applicants should be prepared to submit: (1) letter of interest, (2) CV, and (3) list of references. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2015.

https://otis.simplehire.com/postings/726

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype [posted 1/8]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Pittsburg State University (KS) - Assistant Professor of English, Short Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Creative Writing. Pittsburg State University seeks an Assistant Professor of English–short fiction writing to begin August 15, 2016 (position is contingent upon funding). Nine-month, full-time, tenure-earning position. Duties will include teaching four courses each semester including graduate and undergraduate short story writing, introduction to creative writing (fiction and poetry), and literature courses. Will direct or serve on M.A. thesis committees; advise the student literary magazine and the student writing club; and create publicity and outreach for the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. Requirements: Appropriate terminal degree with fiction writing emphasis, college-level teaching experience, publications, and demonstrated excellence and recognition for creative writing.

Preferences: Expertise in late 19th/early 20th century fiction; experience teaching or publishing poetry but with primary focus on fiction writing.

Salary: $42,500.

Email vita, letter of application, creative writing samples, statement of teaching philosophy, three recent letters of reference, and transcripts to engl@pittstate.edu, Dr. Celia Patterson, Chair, English and Modern Languages Department, Pittsburg State University. Website: < http://pittstate.edu/engml/>. Criminal background check required. Screening begins November 27 and continues until position is filled. For more information: <http://www.pittstate.edu/office/hr/jobs.dot>. PSU is an AA/EO Employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/32842

MLA JIL 10/30/15

Deadline: Screening begins November 27

Acknowledgment received: 3

Request for additional materials: 11/3 letters of ref.

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/2 Scheduled Campus Interview

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/26

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Anyone heard anything since the Skype interview? 
  • Applied for this same job last year; rejected. In rejection letter, said offer accepted. Yet, same job is posted again this year and website doesn't reflect new hire. Re-applied. Interviewed (first-round). Offer accepted by someone else. Weird.
  • This position was posted again on AWP's job website (March 4).  Wiki says job offer was accepted.  Any idea if there's a second position open, if the offer fell through, or if it was just a goof that AWP posted the job again?
  • I'm the person above your comment. That has to be a re-posting. AWP's job site has reposted ads in the past. I received my official rejection letter today in the mail. 

Portland State University (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - Fiction Writing - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department at Portland State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in fiction writing to begin September 16, 2016. 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. Desirable secondary specializations include literary nonfiction, hybrid forms, translation, playwriting, and graphic narrative. 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 continuing to build the M.F.A. into a program of national prominence. M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing required at time of appointment. 2/2/2 course load (quarter system); competitive salary; excellent benefits.

Submit letter of interest, CV, writing sample, and contact information for three references to https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu. All materials must be received by November 2, 2015. Letters of reference will be requested for shortlisted candidates. We will conduct preliminary interviews via Skype. Please direct any inquiries about the position to engjobs@pdx.edu. Portland State University supports equal opportunity in admissions, education, employment, housing, and use of facilities by prohibiting discrimination in those areas based on age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law. For a full position announcement and to apply please go to https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/17157

HERC

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Salem State University (MA) - TT Faculty, Creative Writing (Fiction) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

This faculty member will teach courses in the English department’s undergraduate and graduate writing programs. The workload includes undergraduate courses in creative writing, professional writing, and composition and graduate seminars in fiction writing. Applicants are expected to maintain a record of publication in the field and participate in creative writing initiatives with fellow faculty, as well as assist in the oversight of the Creative Writing Program’s international literary magazine, Soundings East.

Duties and Responsibilities: Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching responsibilities, advising, scholarship and contributions to the development of the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.

Required Qualifications: MFA or PhD awarded by August 2016 Terminal degree must be in creative writing Secondary expertise in professional writing A record of publications including at least one book of fiction or its equivalent in fiction publications within top-tier journals or magazines.

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of successful dramatic writing leading to stage or screen productions Experience in organizing reading/writing series and other literary events Experience in advising student creative writing capstones/manuscripts Experience with college teaching Special Instructions to Applicants: Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and transcripts.

HERC (posted 10/1/15)

Deadline: (BEGINS ACCEPTING NOV 1 2015)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1 (30 page writing sample, references) x6

Rejection (no interview): 3/23

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 11/10

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1 [posted 12/23]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [See NOTES]

NOTES:

  • Can the user who updated the Skype interview notification provide more info? (Did you mean to write "12/10" instead of "11/10"? When is the interview taking place, were you called/emailed, etc.?) 
  • Is the user who just updated to "Campus Interview" the same user who originially updated the Skype notification? If so, can you please chime in with some details?
  • Received an email 03/23 that said the position has been filled. 

Southern Connecticut State University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor - Fiction Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Department: English

Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialization: Fiction Writing

Search Number: 16-015

Job Posted: October 26, 2015

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: The department invites applications for a tenure-track position in teaching Fiction Writing. The successful candidate must have a proven ability to teach fiction writing at the upper-division level. Teaching assignments will also include first-year composition, introductory, intermediate, and advanced fiction, MFA fiction writing, and supervision of MFA and undergraduate theses. Nominal teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester.

The successful candidate must be committed to teaching in a vibrant public liberal arts and sciences environment, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates. All SCSU faculty members share in academic advising and participate in department/university service. In an effort to further diversify our faculty to better resemble our student body, and to diversify our course offerings and approaches to teaching writing, we strongly encourage minority candidates to apply.

Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct creative activity/research in their area of expertise. These activities include, but are not limited to, research leading to publication of books and/or articles in academic and professional journals, performances in the fine and performing arts, efforts to seek funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributions to workshops and conferences.

SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution, and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

Required Qualifications: MFA (or Ph.D.) with a specialization in fiction writing by date of appointment; experience in teaching fiction-writing at the upper-division, college level; and significant national publications or a published, refereed book of fiction.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who address their approach and commitment to teaching writing and reading to a wide range of students at a regional comprehensive university or similar institution. Preference will also be given to candidates who have experience teaching and/or experience writing memoir or creative nonfiction.

Application Process: All applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio. Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, a brief teaching statement (1-3 pages), and a writing sample of 15-20 pages of fiction (may be an excerpt from a longer work). Please do not send books. The Chair of the search committee, Prof. Tim Parrish, can be contacted at ENGsearch2@southernct.edu. In order for your application to be given full consideration, materials must be received by Monday, November 30th, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.

LINK - announced in Chronicle 10/26/15

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1 [posted 1/30]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

St. Olaf College (MN) - TT Position in Fiction (Open Rank) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

St. Olaf College (http://www.stolaf.edu) invites applications for the following full-time, tenure-track positions for the 2016-17 academic year beginning August 15, 2016. All positions require a commitment to liberal arts education, a strong interest in undergraduate teaching, a willingness to engage in interdisciplinary efforts, and promise of continuing high quality scholarly or creative activity. The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and/or service. Depending on qualifications, appointments will be made at the Instructor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor rank. An appropriate terminal degree is normally required for appointment at the Assistant Professor or higher rank.

For more complete position descriptions and information about application procedures, please go to https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings

The English Department announces a position in English with a specialization in Fiction and a secondary expertise in Creative Nonfiction. M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing (or English with an emphasis in Creative Writing) and book publication in fiction plus additional creative nonfiction publications are required. Teaching responsibilities will include workshops and literature courses in fiction and creative nonfiction, an introductory mixed-genre creative writing course, and first-year writing seminars. We seek an individual who will enhance our curriculum in creative writing and who will contribute to the life of the department and the college community. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015. To ensure consideration for a MLA interview, applications must be complete by October 19, 2015.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2015 (review begins); hard deadline: Oct. 19

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials: 1 - 11/4 (Syllabi, writing sample) X3

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 01/12 (contacted by phone) X2

Rejection (after campus interview): x1 (email saying the search has been completed)

Offer made: 1

Offer accepted: 1 Sequoia Nagamatsu

NOTES:

  • 1) job ad doesn't list course load. 2) request for additional materials asks for 3 specific syllabi (fiction, creative nonfiction and first-year comp)

Temple University (PA) - Full Professor - Fiction WriterEdit

The MFA Creative Writing program in the Department of English at Temple University invites applications for a distinguished fiction writer (at the Full Professor rank) to teach writing workshops at the graduate level and occasional undergraduate workshops or courses. We seek candidates of international reputation with a celebrated and substantial body of work, who have been the recipient of prestigious awards in the field. Prior experience teaching fiction writing required. Terms and conditions are negotiable. Submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information for three references, all in a single PDF, and email it as an attachment to fictionsearch@temple.edu by November 1, 2015. Alternatively, the materials may be submitted through regular mail, addressed to: Jena Osman, Director, MFA Creative Writing Program, Department of English, Temple University, 1114 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6090.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Nov. 1

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:

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

Job #JPF00868 College of Letters & Science - English Recruitment Period

Open October 1st, 2015 through November 13th, 2015

Description The Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor faculty position in the area of Creative Writing of Fiction, with the expected start date of July 1, 2016. Basic qualifications (required at time of application): B.A. or equivalent degree and teaching experience. Preferred qualifications: a graduate degree, at least two books, and substantial experience teaching creative writing.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00868. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a writing sample of published fiction (up to 10,000 words), contact information for three references (letters will be solicited only for those under serious consideration), and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by November 13, 2015 to be considered. Please direct questions to Grace De Guzman at acadhr_english@berkeley.edu.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 13

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/16 email

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:  

  • Anybody have any intel on this one?

University of California, Davis (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Fiction - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in Creative Writing, Fiction. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach creative writing at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and the ability to teach undergraduate literature courses is also expected. A PhD or MFA, completed or near completion, is preferred; minimum of an MA plus appropriate experience is required. Teaching experience is required and at least one book of fiction with a high-quality press is required. To apply, please submit a 2-page cover letter describing your work as a writer and a teacher, a CV, a 30-page writing sample, and 4 letters of recommendation through the online application form: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00706

Additional writing samples may be requested at a later phase in the process.

The online application form provides applicants with an opportunity to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity.

For full consideration applications should be received by 30 October 2015.

MLA JIL 09/10/15

Deadline: Oct. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 [posted 12/13] <--when was interview scheduled?

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Q: Has anyone figured out if you can do Rec Letter via Interfolio from their application? Looks like it sends a particular type of form letter, not sure if using the Interfolio address like usual will work...
  • A: I used Interfolio and it worked. I simply had to enter my Interfolio account to release the letter requests that were generated by the school's program. Hope that makes sense. LOL

University of Houston-Downtown (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing / Fiction and Latino/a Studies) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Houston-Downtown Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for Creative Writing/Fiction with expertise in Latino/a Studies. Publications of fiction and a terminal degree in a relevant field are required. Degree in hand by time of appointment is an asset; ABDs will be considered but must complete the degree by February 1, 2017. The teaching load is 3/4 and begins August 2016. Candidates must have an ability and willingness to teach upper-and lower-level creative writing courses as well as composition and sophomore literature surveys as part of regular course rotation; experience in these teaching areas is an asset. Publications and service are also required for tenure. The University of Houston-Downtown is a vibrant urban university that is community engaged and serves a diverse student population. Strong candidates will have a commitment to these priorities and a willingness to engage in seeking external grant opportunities. Offer of employment is contingent upon individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States. UHD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Applicants should submit an initial letter of application and CV via Interfolio. Applications received by November 2, 2015 will be considered for interviews at the MLA in January. Candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials. Please direct any questions to Dr. Jane Creighton, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, 1 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002-1001, creightonj@uhd.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/31648

MLA JIL 09/18/15

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/13 (unofficial transcripts, teaching philosophy, writing sample, letters of rec) x2

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/1 MLA interview request received x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 1/29

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/26

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Louisiana at Lafayette (LA) - TT Assistant Professor in Creative Writing-Fiction - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing-Fiction, secondary field open, to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing and other areas, depending on secondary interests. Other responsibilities include ongoing publication, departmental service, and directing theses and dissertations. Beginning Fall 2016. Qualifications: Ph.D. in English required, in hand no later than July 2016. Please send letter of application, CV, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Dayana Stetco, Head, Department of English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, P.O. Box 43719, Lafayette, LA 70504 or email to english@louisiana.edu. Apply by November 15, 2015 for interview at MLA. Applications accepted until the position is filled. AA/EEO LA 3-15.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/32392

MLA JIL 10/09/15

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:10/16

Request for additional materials: 5 (20 page writing sample)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 12/4 MLA interview scheduled x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Mississippi (MS) - Professor of English and Fiction Writing - SUSPENDEDEdit

The University of Mississippi wishes to announce a search for a Distinguished Fiction Writer.

The University of Mississippi MFA program invites applications from nationally recognized fiction writers. The appointment, which will be made at the rank of Full Professor, includes a highly competitive salary commensurate with professional achievement and the opportunity to live in a newly renovated writer’s residence adjacent to the William Faulkner home, Rowan Oak. The MFA program boasts a nationally recognized faculty committed to the development of a diverse teaching and learning environment. The program fully funds all of its students and also features a well-funded visiting writers series and visiting writer-in-residence position; recent guests have included Michael Chabon, Jennifer Egan, Denis Johnson, Kiese Laymon, Jesmyn Ward, and Tobias Wolff. Our community is friendly and supportive, and the University of Mississippi is included in the most recent Chronicle of Higher Education list of “Great Colleges to Work For.” We are located in Oxford, Mississippi, home of literary conferences, the best bookstore in the South, an active arts and music scene, and excellent restaurants.

To apply, please visit the UM Human Resources website (http://jobs.olemiss.edu) and complete an online application, attaching letter of application and CV. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be contacted for copies of books and letters of recommendation. For more information on this position, please view our webpage: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/english/mfa or contact Jay Watson at jwatson@olemiss.edu. The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer. The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons.

https://apply.interfolio.com/31740

MLA JIL 09/18/15

NOTES:

  • Search has been suspended [posted 12/10]

University of Montevallo (AL) - TT Asst. Professor of Creative Writing-Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions: Creative Writing and Early Modern.

1. Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach Creative Writing with a specialty in fiction. Candidates must have terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) completed by start of appointment, August 2016. The University of Montevallo is the designated public liberal arts college in Alabama. The normal teaching load is four courses (12 hours) per semester, including classes in first-year composition, upper-level courses, and graduate-level courses in specialty. Other responsibilities include scholarship and service to the University, both departmental and campus-wide, as well as academic advising. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

2. Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach Renaissance / Early Modern British Studies. Preference will be given to candidates with secondary interests in Religion, History of Performance, or Gender Studies. Candidates must have Ph.D. completed by start of appointment, August 2016. The University of Montevallo is the designated public liberal arts college in Alabama. The normal teaching load is four courses (12 hours) per semester, including classes in first-year composition, upper-level Renaissance / Early Modern British courses, and graduate-level courses in specialty. Other responsibilities include scholarship and service to the University, both departmental and campus-wide, as well as academic advising. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

Applications submitted by November 9, 2015 will receive full consideration. Interviews of selected candidates will be held at MLA. To apply, visit the University's employment website at https://jobs.montevallo.edu. In keeping with the charge of the President's Diversity Task Force, which is "…to implement practices that help the University recruit and retain a diverse workforce and to foster initiatives that promote an inclusive campus environment," UM is actively seeking applicants who fully represent racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. UM is an EO institution.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview offered 11/24/15

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus visit offered, 1/21

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/11/16

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Renaissance 2016
  • Just got an email from "HR@montevallo.edu" which reads: "There are areas on your application that needs your attention for the position. Please log into the following school.peopleadmin.com to complete your review. Thank you, Human Resources." On one hand this seems like a request for more materials, on the other when I click on the link it doesn't go anywhere and this could also be spam. Anybody else get this email? 
  • Yes, I also received that email and was similarly confused! (11/23/15)
  • Has anyone who interviewed heard back from the committee?
  • I haven't yet heard back yet either, but at the end of my interview when I asked about the next step, they said that their intent was to invite candidates to campus in February and that interviewees likely wouldn't hear back from the committee until late January or early February.  

University of Nevada Reno (NV) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing - Fiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Nevada, Reno Department of English announces an entry-level, tenure-track position as an assistant professor in creative writing, with a specialization in fiction. The successful candidate will teach intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses, graduate seminars (primarily to students in UNR’s new MFA program in creative writing) and Core Curriculum classes. Tenure-track faculty who teach and mentor in the graduate program and engage in creative work or scholarly research typically teach a 2/2 load. MFA or Ph.D. completed by July 1, 2016. A record of significant national publication and experience as an excellent teacher is expected. Desired areas of secondary specialization include one or more of the following: multiethnic literatures, poetry, translation, speculative/genre fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting.

The University of Nevada requires that applications be submitted electronically at https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/19033.

All applications must be submitted electronically no later than November 1, 2015. The search committee will interview via Skype during the first week of December.

For additional information about the University of Nevada Department of English, see http://www.unr.edu/cla/engl

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials: 2 (letters of reference + sample of 25 pages)

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1 [posted 12/21]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Application asks only for form, letter and CV; then Skype interviews in December. Any word on if there is an internal hire here?

University of San Francisco (CA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor in Fiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Job Summary: The MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track position in fiction at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin Fall 2016.

Job Responsibilities: Job Responsibilities: The teaching requirement is two courses per semester. Typically three of these four courses are in the graduate program (workshop or craft seminar) and one in the English Department’s undergraduate creative writing program. Administrative responsibilities include serving as coordinator for fiction MFA curriculum and duties related to admissions, advising, and thesis approval.

Minimum Requirements: Minimum Qualifications include: an MFA or PhD with creative dissertation, demonstrated expertise in teaching in the genre (preferably at the graduate level), and an ability to contribute to an expanding writing program. Candidates must have a strong publication record, with at least one book of fiction. We especially encourage applicants who will further strengthen the University’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://www.usfjobs.com

Per https://www.usfjobs.com/postings/9985 : Applicants should submit their application online at https://gnosis.usfca.edu/search. The required materials are a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy. All materials must be in PDF format. Complete applications must be received no later than October 26. Additional materials may be requested as needed at later stages of the process. Please direct inquiries to mfafictionsearch@usfca.edu

www.indeed.com

Deadline: Oct. 26

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/12 (1)

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • [SKYPE INTERVIEWS noted in header on 12/9]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of South Dakota (SD) - TT Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing (Fiction / Novel Writing): CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of South Dakota invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with specialization in novel/ fiction writing. Expertise in a second genre is highly desirable.

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

Teaching experience and publication are required, as is an MFA in Creative Writing or a PhD in English (or equivalent). Additionally, readings, presentations, and other ongoing creative activity are desirable. Anticipated date of appointment is August 22, 2016. Salary is commensurate with rank. To apply, submit CV, application letter, graduate transcript and a list of three references via https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. Screening begins April 18, 2016 and continues until a suitable candidate is hired.

Additional materials may be submitted by email or hardcopy to: Darlene Farabee, Chair, Department of English, University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion SD 57069-2390. Darlene.Farabee@usd.edu

MLA JIL 3/25/16

Deadline: April 18

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): request for phone interview 4/24 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 4/29

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Tennessee-Knoxville (TN) - TT Asst. Professor - Fiction Writing - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTED / SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Tennessee seeks an Assistant Professor in Fiction Writing, tenure track. Requirements include (1) a history of excellent teaching, (2) a substantial record of publication, and (3) an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing. Additional expertise and publications in a second genre will also be taken into consideration. Beside significant creative output, duties will include both graduate and undergraduate workshops and Special Topics classes and active supervision of student writing projects on all levels. We are a Doctoral/Research Extensive institution, with a departmental endowment that supports research. The department offers the BA, MA, MFA, and PhD. Professors teach a 2/2 load, distributed across undergraduate and graduate courses. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, and 25-page writing sample by October 15, 2015, via http://apply.interfolio.com/31087 . Candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • [SKYPE INTERVIEW noted in header on 12/9]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Vermont (VT) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing: Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Vermont invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing: Fiction to begin in August 2016. Teaching duties will include introductory through upper-level undergraduate courses in creative writing, and serve as an academic advisor for English majors. A secondary interest and expertise in another genre is desirable. Minimum requirements: MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction), or PhD (or ABD) in English with a concentration in Creative Writing (Fiction); at least one book of fiction from a reputable trade, independent literary, or university press; undergraduate teaching experience.

Apply online at http://www.uvmjobs.com. Search for position using department name (English) only. Candidates are asked to submit a letter of application, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names/contact information of three recommenders. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The Department is committed to increasing faculty diversity and welcomes applications from women, veterans and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups and from people with disabilities.

Founded in 1791, UVM has been called one of the “public ivies” and is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, also rated as one of the best small cities in America. The greater Burlington area has a population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Burlington and the surrounding area provide an environment rich in cultural and recreational activities for individuals and families, with multiple opportunities for interactions with local industry and communities.

https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/16318

Deadline: Nov. 1 (Review Begins)

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials: 2

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [OFFER ACCEPTED according to "Who Got What" section at top of page]

NOTES:

Virginia Commonwealth University (VA) - TT Assistant Professor, English / Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

English. The Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University seeks to make a tenure-track appointment in Fiction at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective August 2016. Tenure-track faculty in the Department of English, teach no more than five courses per year. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate creative writing workshops and individually designed literature classes, as well as graduate fiction workshops in our longstanding and distinguished MFA Program. Faculty members in creative writing also contribute to the supervision of creative theses by graduate students working in their genre. A demonstrated interest in a secondary genre or sub-genre, including translation, is valued, but not required.

Candidates must have an MFA or PhD with creative dissertation in hand by August 2016, have either published or have under contract at least one novel or collection of short stories with a reputable press, and demonstrate the likelihood of distinguished teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates will have an established research agenda and potential for external funding, as appropriate, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. Must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Candidates must apply online by 12/07/2015, https://www.vcujobs.com.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcript, three confidential letters of recommendation, and writing sample (not to exceed 10,000 words).

Confidential letters of reference should be sent directly to Ms. Virginia Schmitz at vschmitz@vcu.edu.

Candidates may address questions to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Tom De Haven, at tdehaven@vcu.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:  Hanna Pylvainen

NOTES:

  • On 1/23 I got an email saying they've already picked their semi-finalists.

Weber State University (UT) - TT Assistant Professor - English / Fiction Writing -- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Weber State University Department of English Language and Literature invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of English specializing in fiction writing. This tenure-track position will begin in August 2016. The teaching load is four courses per semester and will include both new and existing courses in our growing undergraduate and graduate programs. While many of these courses will be focused on creative writing, they may also include literature, composition, and/or professional and technical writing. The position is salaried and has a generous benefits package.

Minimum requirements: -Ph.D. or MFA in creative writing, fiction writing, or related field. -Ability to teach fiction writing and other traditional creative writing courses. -Applicable publications.

Preferred requirements: -Ability to teach video-game narrative, screenwriting, fantasy or speculative fiction genres (including sci-fi and horror), professional and technical writing, and/or composition; interest in and/or experience promoting and facilitating undergraduate activities; experience working with minority and non-traditional student populations.

To apply, go to http://jobs.weber.edu and complete the online faculty/staff data form, and attach a cover letter that includes your teaching philosophy, a CV, a 20-page writing sample, and the names and contact information (titles and positions, office telephone numbers, and e-mails) for three references. Additional materials may be requested.

Applications received by December 1, 2015, are guaranteed full consideration, although the position will be open until filled.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 1

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): 3/24

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Westminster College (UT) - Assistant Professor of Fiction WritingEdit

Department: English

Job Number: 2017-07-27

Teaching responsibilities (24 credit hours per year) will include multi-genre introductions to creative writing, intermediate workshops in fiction, senior thesis seminars, and introduction to literature, with emphasis on Postcolonial Theory and World Literatures. Serve as faculty advisor for Ellipsis, a student-run literary journal published annually by Westminster College, to oversee the editing and publication of the journal.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English. One year experience teaching undergraduate creative writing courses. At least two published short fiction pieces in peer-reviewed literary journals. Demonstrable knowledge of Postcolonial Theory and Literatures. Demonstrable ability in editing.

Application & Supplemental Information: Interested applicants must submit an application online at http://jobs.westminstercollege.edu. Additional application materials of a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and a writing sample should be included with the online application.

Westminster College Phone 801-832-2572

Website: http://www.westminstercollege.edu

Address: 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84105.

Link to Apply

Deadline: Deadline Not Stated (posted 07/27/15)

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 more knowledge about this one? I believe this same job was posted about two years ago. ??
  • ^^^^Indeed it was. I applied and was rejected. :)
  • Unclear if this position is actually tenure-track? Description notes only "Continuous"
  • As of 9/29 this job has expired and is no longer open for applicants. Job does not appear on Westminster's site, clicking "Link to Apply" (above) will still take you to the HR page, but after you log in you are informed that the job has expired. 
  • There IS a job posting for the Westminster C in Montana--posted to MLA..that one is TT--maybe this is the cause of confusion?  That other job is below, under "mixed genre/open."
  • The other Westminster C. is in Missouri, not Montana. But this confusion actually predates that other job being posted. The Missouri Westminster job is definitely TT, though (10/22).
  • nod nod.  I propose new naming guidelines for colleges.  If two colleges of the same name exists, the second college must get a new name.  Something fun, like University of Awesome.  Or Hogwarts.

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

Colorado State University (CO) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Creative Nonfiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Colorado State University invites applications for an entry-level position of Assistant Professor of English specializing in Creative Nonfiction. We are seeking a writer with energy, creativity, and a commitment to our growing program in Creative Nonfiction. The successful candidate will be appointed untenured and at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a tenure-track, nine-month appointment, beginning August 16, 2016.

Required Job Qualifications: • MFA or PhD in English or related field at time of appointment • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level • A promising record of scholarship/creative activity • At least one book from a national press (published or under contract) in Creative Nonfiction Preferred Job Qualifications • An application will be enhanced by experience in other areas of English studies at the college level. • Applicants are encouraged to describe any additional teaching or scholarly interests and experiences.

Application Procedures and Deadlines: Please submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching portfolio of no more than 10 pages showing evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample of no more than 30 pages of published work, and enter the name and contact information for three references who will be emailed a request for a letter of recommendation. Address cover letter to Debby Thompson, Search Chair.

Semifinalists will be invited in early December to send a published book and to schedule a Skype interview.

Background Check Policy Statement: Colorado State University ( CSU ) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement: Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement: Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Search Contact: Sue Russell, Sue.Russell@colostate.edu

Quick Link For Posting: http://jobs.colostate.edu:80/postings/17894

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/31/2015

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received: 3rd November, non-automated, from Search Chair (references requested via Interfolio)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:  CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED (12/21)

Rejection (after campus interview): (2/20)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: I know the offer has been accepted, but I don't know by whom. 2/22: Thanks for passing this along. I figured as much since time had elapsed from the campus interviews, but it's nice to know for sure. Congratulations, candidate!

NOTES:

  • 12/9: Really pleasant, considerate, email from search chair basically saying that they had a very strong candidate pool, thanks for applying, and good luck with the job search. Obviously doesn't change the outcome, but it was really nice to get an email and know what was happening, rather than just waiting... So, thanks Col. State :)

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MA) - TT Asst. Professor of Creative Non-Fiction & Literary Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English/Communications Department of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) welcomes applications for a tenure-track appointment in Creative Nonfiction and Literary Studies beginning in the fall semester of 2016. MCLA values excellence in teaching and mentoring above all else, and we seek a dynamic and versatile colleague who is dedicated to the craft of teaching.

The successful candidate will develop courses within our Creative Writing curriculum, with potential emphases in the lyric essay, literary journalism, the personal narrative, long form investigative journalism, community-based research and writing, and / or other emergent forms of creative nonfiction. The ideal candidate will also teach courses within our Literature concentration, according to her or his areas of preparation and expertise, and will be familiar with new digital pedagogical practices. Finally, we welcome candidates interested in offering courses within MCLA's general education program.

Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. and / or M.F.A. (from a 60-credit hour program). Candidates who are ABD with a firm date of completion will be considered.

Preference will be given to candidates with at least three years of demonstrated experience teaching creative writing and literature courses, and a promising record of publication.

Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample of no more than 20 pages, and three letters of reference to the provided link.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit all materials by November 7, 2015.

Application URL: http://mcla.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=64119

https://apply.interfolio.com/31967

MLA JIL 09/25/15

Deadline: Nov. 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA interview request 12/1 (x2, 12/9, per email)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • 2/2 Received an email that campus visit invitations have been made; further candidates could be invited pending outcome of said visits.

Oakland University (MI) - TT Assistant Professor in Creative Writing - Literary Nonfiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, with primary expertise in Literary Nonfiction, to begin August 15, 2016.

We are seeking an individual with evidence of genuine enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate workshop courses in creative nonfiction, as well as general education literature courses and cognate classes in literary form, for a newly created B.A. program in creative writing. University-level teaching experience in creative nonfiction (or in another genre of creative writing, if accompanied by significant publications in creative nonfiction) preferred; secondary specialization open. Candidates may also teach graduate courses in our English MA program.

Minimum Qualifications include:

PhD or MFA in literature or creative writing expected prior to August 2016.
Evidence of creative and/or scholarly productivity.

To apply, candidates should upload the following materials to:

http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/6214

A letter of interest addressing teaching and creative and/or scholarly goals; curriculum vitae; teaching portfolio (including statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi, and evaluations, if available); writing sample; graduate transcripts; a list of the names and contact information for three references. Additional teaching and research materials may be uploaded, at the applicants discretion, under the other documents area.

Questions may be directed to Prof. Annie Gilson, Search Committee Chair, via email to:

gilson@oakland.edu

Review of applications will begin on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. In order to receive full consideration for the position, applications must be uploaded by December 30, 2015.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received: November 17th, references also requested 

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Oklahoma State University (OK) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track position in Creative Writing-Creative Nonfiction. 2-2 teaching load beginning August 2016. 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, MA, 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 November 1, 2015. We will continue, however, to accept and consider applications until the position has been filled. Submit letter of application, CV, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and transcript at https://apply.interfolio.com/31045. This position is contingent upon availability of funding.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/1/16

NOTES:

  • What is going on at Oklahoma State? They've been hiring faculty for this program almost every year for a while. Congrats to who got the job, but anyone know why they have such a high turnover?

Point Park University (PA) -  TT Asst. Prof. - Creative Nonfiction - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Position: Full-time, Tenure-track Position in Creative Nonfiction, Literary Arts Department, Point Park University

The Literary Arts department at Point Park University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2016. The appointment will primarily entail teaching creative nonfiction at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels; offering creative writing and literature courses in general education; and offering vision and expertise to a growing creative writing program. Preference will be for candidates with an established publishing record and some ability to offer courses in a secondary area of interest or expertise. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply. The teaching load will require teaching the history of the genre, participation in Point Park’s general education program, and include covering the equivalent of 12 credits each semester.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Requirements:

A Ph. D. with a background in creative nonfiction is required for this appointment. Degree must be in hand before a contract will be issued. The best candidate will also have a record of publication in the genre, experience teaching writing workshops at the undergraduate level, promise of ongoing contributions in creative nonfiction, and interest and vision in developing the program, which was established in 2009.

Application Procedure:

Please submit a letter of application detailing your interest, qualifications, and research interests; a CV; a creative writing sample (~30 pages); and three letters of recommendation with contact information to: Dr. Sarah Perrier, Chair, Literary Arts, School of Arts and Sciences at laresumes@pointpark.edu. Please note that the subject line must state the position for which you are applying. Review of applications will begin on February 5, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: Feb 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • [PHONE INTERVIEW posted in header ~ 2/19]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Rice University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Creative Non-Fiction) - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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Position Title: Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

Department: Department of English

Position Description

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Rice University, Houston, Texas.

Seeking candidates with expertise in creative non-fiction to enhance departmental strengths and interests in ethnic studies, writing in languages other than English, social justice, environmental studies, medical humanities, science writing, writing and the arts. Opportunity to design and teach a broad range of creative non-fiction offerings (including but not limited to memoir, lyric essay, creative cultural criticism, history of the essay, literary journalism, etc.) to a select undergraduate student body.

We will conduct interviews at the 2016 MLA convention in Austin, TX. A successful hire will teach a 2:2 course load, perform research and writing, and provide service to the department, university, and profession.

Materials to be submitted include (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) and writing sample (max. 20 pages). Three letters of recommendation are required. You will be asked to input the necessary information on your evaluators who will receive an email generated by the system. In this email they will be instructed on the process for submitting their letters.

All documents are required for the applicant to be considered for the position.

Rice University is an AA/EO employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Education Required: Master's Degree

Specify Concentration / Degree Type: M.F.A. or PhD in Creative Writing in hand no later than November 1, 2016.

Other Required Qualifications

A strong record of publication, including at least one book published or forthcoming, is required.

Other Qualifications Preferred

Demonstrated ability and interest in administering and coordinating offerings in creative writing desirable but not essential.

Requisition Details

Requisition Number: F16004

Open Date: 09/11/2015

Close Date: 11/01/2015

Open Until Filled

Desired Start Date: 07/01/2016

Full-Time: 9 months

Benefits Eligible:Yes

Special Instructions

Quick Link for Internal Postings: http://jobs.rice.edu:80/postings/5362

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 x MLA [posted 12/10]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Rollins College (FL) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Non-Fiction - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Rollins College seeks a tenure track assistant professor of Creative Non-Fiction with a start date of August 2016.

The annual course load of the candidate will be 3/3, with an expectation of courses in writing, advanced style, composition, introductory literature, and the core of the English major and writing minor.

The Department of English serves both traditional and non-traditional students with classes during the day and evening.

A Ph.D. or MFA at the time of appointment is required. Successful candidates must provide evidence of excellence in teaching along with a strong record of publication.

Applicants must apply online via this website and upload the following materials:

(1) a letter of application describing teaching and writing interests

(2) curriculum vita

Inquiries may be directed to: Philip Deaver

Chair, Search Committee

pdeaver@rollins.edu

Deadline for applications is November 1, 2015.

Apply at: https://www.rollinsjobs.com/postings/2817

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: November 5th (request for full dossier: statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, writing sample, letters of reference)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled 11/30 (personal phone call from selection committee chair

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus visit requested 12/9 (to take place end Jan/early Feb)

Rejection (after campus interview): Campus visit in early February--delightful faculty, students, and campus--email received 23rd February saying that they had decided to go in a "different direction." Ah well. 

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Towson University (MD) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Nonfiction Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in the Department of English beginning August 2016.

Qualifications: MFA or PhD in appropriate discipline must be conferred by time of appointment.

Responsibilities: Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units. Occasional course release for exceptional creative productivity, service or teaching. Creative Nonfiction Writing specialist to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. Sub-fields may include lyric essay, memoir, biography and prose style. Possess a demonstrated commitment to teaching and evidence of an active creative agenda, generally shown by a book or several significant journal publications.

Towson University: Towson University (http://www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process: Review of applications begins December 7, 2015 and continues until the position is filled. Submit an initial cover letter of application (addressed to Professor George Hahn, Department Chair), curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 20 pages, and three letters of recommendation. Have all materials sent by email to engl@towson.edu. Regular mail submissions, if necessary, should be sent to: English Department, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252-0001.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CLA-N-2927.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Dec. 7

Acknowledgment received: November 17th (and request to fill out online data form)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 12/21

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 2/5

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 

Offer accepted: 

NOTES:

  • Did not get any acknowledgement of my app at all, which I think is poor form. 

University of North Texas (TX) - Advanced Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

System Identification Number: 6001242

Posting Origination: UNT

Department: English (121600)

College/School: College of Arts & Sciences http://cas.unt.edu

Rank/Title: Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function: Advanced Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction)

The Department of English at the University of North Texas invites applications for an advanced assistant professor of creative nonfiction to join a thriving creative writing Ph.D./M.A. program with a strong scholarly emphasis. The successful candidate will typically teach a 2/2 load including graduate and undergraduate workshops, and will supervise graduate students' theses and dissertations. Demonstrable excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and experience supervising Ph.D./M.A. theses and teaching Form and Theory of Prose are required. Applicants should have a significant publication record, two books of creative nonfiction minimum. Qualification to teach in another genre and editorial experience are preferred. An M.F.A. or Ph.D. is required, and the Ph.D. is strongly preferred. We offer a competitive salary and considerable travel support. Three letters of reference and a writing sample that consists of a .pdf of the latest published book should be sent to corey.marks@unt.edu with the subject line: Assistant Professor of Nonfiction Application Materials. The review of applications begins immediately. A student-focused, public R1 research institution with an emphasis on sustainability, UNT is the nation's 25th largest public university and the largest, most comprehensive in the culturally and economically vibrant Dallas-Fort Worth area. UNT 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.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrable excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and experience supervising Ph.D./M.A. theses and teaching Form and Theory of Prose are required. Applicants should have a significant publication record, two books of creative nonfiction minimum. An M.F.A. or Ph.D. is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Qualification to teach in another genre and editorial experience are preferred. The Ph.D. is strongly preferred.

Area of Specialty: Creative Writing Nonfiction

Position Type: Faculty

Tenure Status: Tenure Track

Appointment Basis: 9 Months

Pay Frequency: Monthly

Non-Tenured Appointment Term: No Response

Review of Applications Begins: 04-05-2016

Required Applicant Documents: Curriculum Vita, Cover Letter, List of Names and Contact Information of Three References.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Three letters of reference and a writing sample that consists of a .pdf of the latest published book should be sent to corey.marks@unt.edu with the subject line: Assistant Professor of Nonfiction Application Materials.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins April 5

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: 5/2 (email saying the position had been filled)

NOTES:

Virginia Commonwealth University (VA) - Assistant Professor, English/Creative Non-Fiction - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

English. The Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University seeks to make an appointment in Creative Nonfiction at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor effective August 2016. Tenure-track faculty in the Department of English, teach no more than five courses per year. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate creative writing workshops and individually designed literature classes as well as graduate nonfiction workshops in our longstanding and distinguished MFA Program. Faculty members in creative writing also contribute to the supervision of the creative theses of those graduate students working in their genre. While a demonstrated interest in a secondary genre or sub-genre (fiction, poetry, screenwriting, literary translation), is valued, it is not required.

Candidates must have an MFA or PhD with creative dissertation in hand by August 2016, have published or have under contract at least one volume of creative nonfiction with a reputable publishing house, and demonstrate the likelihood of distinguished teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates will have an established research agenda and potential for external funding, as appropriate, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. Candidates must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment, or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Candidates must apply online by 12/07/2015, https://www.vcujobs.com.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcript, three confidential letters of recommendation, and writing sample (not to exceed 10,000 words).

Confidential letters of reference should be sent directly to Mr. Derek Van Buskirk at vanbuskirkdj@vcu.edu.

Candidates may address questions to the chair of the search committee, Prof. David Wojahn, at dcwojahn@vcu.edu.

Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype; finalists will be invited to campus.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • 12/29: Is this job truly at the Skype stage?  It seems awfully quick to request Skype interviews only 10 days after the deadline. 
  • 1/19: Second the concern about a Skype interview request coming in ten days after the deadline; suggests an internal/favorite candidate.

William Paterson University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor - English, Non-Fiction - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at the William Paterson University of New Jersey invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor of English, beginning September 2016, with a primary specialization in Creative Writing: Nonfiction. The candidate will serve the undergraduate program in English, support the University Core Curriculum program, and teach graduate courses in area of specialization for the MA in English and the MFA in Creative and Professional Writing. The successful candidate will be able to develop and teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in such topics as literary and narrative nonfiction, multimedia digital platforms, and multi-genre creative writing. Preference for candidates with expertise in science writing, analytic essay writing, or editing and publishing. Other areas of non-fiction expertise will be considered with relevant professional experience.

Required qualifications: MFA or PhD in Creative Writing or related field along with a record of significant publication in nonfiction; completion of degree requirements prior to start date; commitment to undergraduate teaching, including introductory literature; ability to mentor graduate students; dedication to administrative responsibility; excellent communication skills.

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, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Dr. Ian Marshall, Chairperson, Department of English at engnonfiction15@wpunj.eduor via mail to him at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submission preferred and should be a single .pdf file. Must reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the University visit our website at http://www.wpunj.edu.

Chronicle (posted 10/26/15)

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received: November 2nd, non-automated, with request to complete "equity" form

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype request 1.18

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

POETRY - Full-Time / Tenure-track PositionsEdit

Arkansas Tech University (AR) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Poetry) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing.

Arkansas Tech University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in poetry to teach in our B.F.A. in creative writing beginning mid-August 2016. Ph.D. preferred, ABD required. Preference may be given to candidates with secondary specializations in technical writing, applied linguistics, English education, or film/television studies. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to general education instruction, including composition. The position requires a 4/4 teaching load of undergraduate and graduate courses. Graduate programs include M.A. in English, M.A. in TESOL, and Master of Liberal Arts.

Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech is a state supported, SREB four-year level III, liberal arts institution; the third-largest in the state with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. The Russellville campus, located in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, just one hour from the capital city of Little Rock, boasts a charming blend of historic and modern architecture, including beautiful grounds and greenery. Offering over 100 undergraduate and more than 25 graduate degree programs across seven academic colleges and two campuses, Arkansas Tech strives to provide a solid educational foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community.

Closing date is February 19, 2016. Send letter of application, resume, copies of transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Carl Brucker, Chair, Search Committee, Arkansas Tech University, Department of English and World Languages, 407 W. Q Street Witherspoon 142, Russellville, AR 72801. Electronic submissions may be sent to engl@atu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately after the application deadline.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication 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.

Arkansas Tech University is an AA/EOE employer committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment

Postal Address: Dr. Carl Brucker, Department of English and World Languages, 407 W. Q Street Witherspoon 142, Russellville, AR 72801

Higher Ed Jobs 1/6/16

Deadline: Feb 19 2016

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 3 (writing sample requested on 2/29)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: Skype (3/11/16) (2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Baylor University (TX) - TT Assistant to Associate Professor in Creative Writing/Poetry - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris (http://www.baylor.edu/profuturis/).

Baylor seeks to fill the following tenure-track faculty position within the College of Arts and Sciences:

Assistant to Associate Professor in Creative Writing/Poetry

The Department of English seeks a dynamic creative writer to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing, primarily poetry writing, to begin Fall 2016. The candidate should be a published poet as well as a gifted teacher, with the terminal degree in hand at the start of the appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applications will be reviewed beginning 1 October 2015 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration for MLA interviews, applications should be completed by 1 November 2015. A letter of application, c.v., official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a portfolio of writing samples should be sent to Dr. Kevin Gardner; Chair, Department of English; One Bear Place #97404; Baylor University; Waco, Texas 76798-7404. Materials may also be sent electronically to Julie_Sherrod@baylor.edu .

To learn more about the above position, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Baylor University, please visit the appropriate URL: http://www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences; or http://www.baylor.edu/hr/facultypositions.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/31225

MLA JIL 09/10/15

Deadline: Oct.  1

Acknowledgment received: 11/3

Request for additional materials: 11/18

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Question: I received a letter in the mail, a "Personal Data Sheet," which asks for, among other things, my "Religious Affiliation" and "Church membership." Did anyone else get a letter/email asking for this info? Is it legal for a potential employer to ask for this information? 

  • A: I received it, completed it, and returned it. I wonder if my response (not religious) doomed my application.
  • A: It's a religious institution and so can consider such things. See job description. Hope that helps.
  • I wonder if the individual who posted about the additional materials was reporting the "Personal Data Sheet," or has Baylor already requested additional materials beyond that? Curious.
  • I'm curious about additional materials, too. I know someone who heard directly from the search committee re: their personal data sheet, asked them to send it via email directly to the chair. I wonder if that's pretty standard, too, like the so-called additional materials.

Question: Anyone know the teaching load here? Appears to be 2/2, but it's not listed anywhere.

  • I'm curious why you say 2/2, where you found that info. Thanks.
  • Just a brief and cursory search of the Baylor class schedule.
  • Thank you. That coincides with my own research.

Queston: Anyone know when they're going to get back to MLA candidates re: campus visit?

  • Looks like campus visits scheduled 1/11 [see above].
  • Right. So did you get a campus interview? Anyone care to share news? I'm wondering how many they interviewed at MLA and how many are being brought to campus. One job I applied to had over 400 applications, they interviewed 12 at MLA (12!), and are bringing 3 to campus. Ridiculous and absurd odds.

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Poetry Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

ENGLISH - Full-time, academic year, tenure track Assistant Professor of English - Poetry Writing, College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, to begin September 15, 2016. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Cal Poly is committed to the teacher/scholar model. In the English Department the typical teaching assignment is 12 units per quarter with correspondingly reasonable service and research expectations. A significant reduction in course load will occur in the first one to two years to help establish an active program of research and professional development. All tenured and tenure-track faculty teach courses in their areas of specialization at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills: Ph.D. in Creative Writing, or Ph.D. in English with M.F.A. in Poetry at time of appointment; strong background in 20th and 21st century poetry; experience and excellence in college-level teaching; and evidence of creative activity, including publications in national journals, and professional activity that keeps the candidate abreast of knowledge and developments within his or her professional field are required. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered, but must provide proof that the doctorate is complete prior to the start appointment.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to, or potential for, teaching excellence and scholarly activity at the university level. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with students, staff and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Cal Poly is committed to the teacher-scholar model. As teachers, faculty are expected to exhibit strong pedagogical skills and to remain proficient and current in their disciplines. As scholars, faculty should be engaged in scholarly and creative work that is of very high quality as evidenced by external peer review. As colleagues, it is appropriate for faculty to perform service activities at all levels of the University. Faculty should build collaborative relationships across the University and with colleagues at other universities.

Preferred Qualifications / Skills: A book of poetry is highly desirable.

Job Open Date: 08-24-2015

Review Begin Date: 11-01-2015

Online App. Form: https://www.calpolyjobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=164839

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled 2 (11.18)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1 (12/21)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Offer accepted, according to "Who Got What" section at top of page]

NOTES:

Central Washington University (WA) - TT Assistant Professor - Creative Writing (Poetry) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Job Summary: Duties include teaching beginning, intermediate and upper level undergraduate writing and literature courses, graduate classes (primarily to students in CWU's new Online Professional and Creative Writing MA program) and General Education classes, both in the classroom and online. Tenure-track faculty members typically teach 2/2/3 load of 5-credit classes in the quarter system. Also required are active scholarship and the usual academic duties- advising, committee service, and curriculum development.

Required Qualifications: MFA or PhD completed by August 1, 2016 with at least one published book of poetry. A record of significant national publication and proven excellence as a teacher, both in traditional classroom and online (using a learning management system such as Canvas or Blackboard) is expected. Experience working in online venues and using digital media. Evidence of excellence in teaching, especially teaching with technology.

Preferred Qualifications: Desired areas of secondary specialization in publication and teaching include one or more of the following: fiction, creative nonfiction, new media, web writing, literary journal editing and production, genre fiction, and screenwriting. Interest in or experience with developing extra-curricular student activities a plus.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others; Ability to respond quickly and effectively to uncertainty and constant changes; Ability to consistently be at work and on time, follow instructions (verbal and written), respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance; Ability to embrace and promote a diverse environment.

Anticipated Start Date: 09/16/2016

Screening date: 12/11/2015

Open Until Filled: Yes

Application Instructions: Located in Ellensburg, Washington. Central Washington University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance.

Conditions of Employment: Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.

The conditions of employment with Central Washington University are set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Central Washington University and United Faculty of Central, University policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal laws.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement may be found here: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/sites/cts.cwu.edu.hr/files/documents/CWU-UFC_Agreement_9-1-13-8-31-17.pdf

Accept applicant references for this position?: Yes

Minimum Number of References : 3

Online App. Form: https://jobs.cwu.edu/postings/11882

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/9/16

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 2/16/16 (phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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College of the Holy Cross (MA) - TT Faculty Position in Creative Writing—Poetry - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position specializing in Creative Writing, with an emphasis on Poetry. The position will begin in August 2016. M.F.A. or Ph.D. required. The Creative Writing Program, housed in the English Department, offers an academic concentration in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction and hosts a Working Writers Series each year. Along with a promising record of publication, candidates must demonstrate commitment to and excellence in undergraduate teaching, and should have sufficient background to teach a range of poetry workshops as well as occasional courses in literature. The position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy and interest, copies of transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/31481. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. The College values cultural and intellectual pluralism as integral to its mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program. We invite candidates to reflect in their applications on how their teaching, scholarship, and/or service will support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. The College mission statement is available at http://www.holycross.edu/about-us/mission-statement. Questions about the position may be addressed to Jonathan Mulrooney, Chair, Department of English, College of the Holy Cross. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015. We encourage candidates to learn more about our department at http://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/english.

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,900 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

MLA JIL 09/10/15

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/24 via Interfolio x 2

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 3 [posted 1/17]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Did the committee request a writing sample thru Interfolio? yes
  • I especially love the feeling of rejection during the holidays. sadness
  • I just received an email stating that "although the Interfolio site may make it seem as if a writing sample is required, there is no need to upload a writing sample at this point unless we send you a direct request for one. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience." Did anyone receive a *direct* request from the committee or have they not yet actually requested additional materials?
  • I think the additional request is misleading, as the committee sent an email asking people to refrain. I think it's an interfolio screwup...
  • Can anyone confirm one way or another? The "yes" answer to the question above suggests that a real person did indeed request a writing sample....
  • I received a direct email request from the committee chair for a writing sample. It was sent via Interfolio.

James Madison University (VA) - Assistant Professor of English - Creative Writing / Poetry - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

General Info: The Department of English at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Creative Writing/Poetry as part of our thriving interdisciplinary undergraduate creative writing program. We welcome applicants with a strong commitment to teaching, experience teaching non-Western literature/poetry and a diverse approach to poetic craft.

Duties and Responsibilities: 3/2 teaching load with a primary focus on introductory and advanced workshop courses in poetry as well as opportunities for teaching literature. JMU's Creative Writing minor participates with interdisciplinary programs in book arts, media arts, environmental humanities, food studies, improvisation and performance and collaborates in events sponsored by the Furious Flower Poetry Center.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have M.F.A. or Ph.D. in hand by August 25, 2016 and significant national publications in the field, including a full-length book publication by 2015. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience

Special Instructions: Candidates must also upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a writing sample (other document #1).

Applicants have the option of attaching an unofficial transcript as other document #2.

We will begin reviewing applications on November 9, 2015.

The names and contact information for three references will be requested at the end of the application. Each reference listed will receive an e-mail requesting that they submit a letter of recommendation through the JobLink system.

Online App. Form: https://joblink.jmu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62850

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 (MLA) [posted 12/7]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Offer Accepted, according to "Who Got What" section at top of page]

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard anything about campus visits? If so, please share! I'm dying over here.
  • ^ They said it'd be a few weeks, but enough time has passed (I think) that I'm assuming they've moved forward with the search already...
  • Truly sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but yes the three finalists are on campus this week and next. For what it's worth, the committee's final choices were excruciating. A very deep list of candidates. 

Oakland University (MI) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Poetry - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, with primary expertise in poetry and instruction in poetry writing, to begin August 15, 2016.

We are seeking an individual with evidence of genuine enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate workshop courses in poetry, as well as general education literature courses and cognate classes in literary form, for a newly created B.A. program in creative writing. University-level teaching experience in poetry (or in another genre of creative writing, if accompanied by significant publications in poetry) preferred; secondary specialization open. Candidates may also teach graduate courses in our English MA program.

Minimum Qualifications: • PhD in literature or creative writing or MFA creative writing, expected prior to August 2016. • Evidence of creative and/or scholarly productivity.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, candidates should upload the following materials. • A letter of interest addressing teaching and creative and/or scholarly goals • curriculum vitae • teaching portfolio (including statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi, and evaluations, if available) • writing sample • graduate transcripts • a list of the names and contact information for three confidential references. Additional teaching and research materials may be uploaded, at the applicant’s discretion, under the “other documents” area.

Questions may be directed to Prof. Ed Haworth Hoeppner, Search Committee Chair, via email to hoeppner@oakland.edu

In order to receive full consideration for the position, applications must be uploaded by January 22, 2016.

LINK to Apply: https://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/6822

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Deadline: Jan. 22

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype 1 (1/27) x 3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:1 [posted ~ 2/15]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • A: Didn't they hire a poet recently? Are they just adding a second one? Anyone know?
  • B: What's the teaching load at Oakland? Anyone know?
  • Looks like the current TT poet teaches a 2/2 load. 
  • English faculty teach a 3/2, judging from the website.

Oklahoma State University (OK) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track position in Creative Writing-Poetry. 2-2 teaching load beginning August 2016. Appropriate terminal degree, appropriate credentials, significant national publication with at least one book in print or under contract, and demonstrated teaching excellence required.

Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. OSU offers the BA, MA, 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 November 1, 2015. We will continue, however, to accept and consider applications until the position has been filled. Submit letter of application, CV, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and transcript at https://apply.interfolio.com/31043. This position is contingent upon availability of funding.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • [Skype interviews notes in header on 11/20]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: mid-february

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Providence College (RI) - TT Position in English (Poetry/Creative Writing) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Providence College invites applications for a beginning Assistant Professor, tenure-track, commencing August 2016. We are seeking a poet to teach creative writing and other literature and writing classes, as well as to teach in our interdisciplinary Development of Western Civilization core curriculum. 3-3 teaching load.

Candidates must have a record of significant publications, and possess a Ph.D. from an accredited institution by the time of appointment. They will be expected to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, maintain an active program of writing and publication, and possess a willingness to be active in service to the college and community.

Applicants must apply on line by November 2, 2015 by submitting a cover letter, CV, transcripts, the names and email addresses of three reference providers, and a selection of poems. A brief sample of critical writing is welcome but not required.

As we seek to build a faculty that represents our increasingly diverse student body, we particularly invite applications from members of underrepresented groups. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to building a community that is attentive to gender, race, and class diversity among our students.

Providence College, a Roman Catholic, four-year, liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars, seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic program and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

Online App. Form: https://careers.providence.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

Chronicle - English Position not yet posted on PC careers site (as of 8/27/15)

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2 12/21

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Offer accepted, according to "Who Got What" section at top of the page]

NOTES:

  • 20150907: The position is advertised, but doesn't seem to be in Providence College's HR system. Is it still open, or have they not input it into their system yet?
  • 09/11: position updated with more details above.

Purdue University North Central (IN) - TT Asst. Professor of English (incl. Creative Writing-Poetry)Edit

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING FACULTY POSITION:

STARTING RANK: Assistant Professor of English

STARTING SALARY: Dependent upon Qualifications

STARTING DATE: Anticipated start date of August 15, 2016

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application review will begin on November 1, 2015 and continue until position is filled.

CAMPUS: Purdue University North Central is a regional campus within the Purdue University system. It currently serves approximately 6,000 students with a full-time faculty of 126. This scenic campus is situated on 268 rolling and wooded acres eight miles south of Lake Michigan near the cities of LaPorte, Michigan City, and Valparaiso. It is 65 miles east of Chicagos vast cultural resources and 85 miles north of Purdue's main campus in West Lafayette, IN. The location offers both urban and suburban living, excellent school systems, and extensive recreational facilities. Pending approval of the Higher Learning Commission, Purdue University Northwest (PNW) will be established through the unification of Purdue University North Central and Purdue University Calumet. The target date is July 1, 2016. This position will be located at the North Central campus in Westville, Indiana.

MISSION: The Department of English and Modern Languages of Purdue University North Central provides undergraduate instruction in first year Composition, writing, and literature studies. The department focuses on developing a students writing skills and assisting the learner in reaching new levels of language and literacy competency. Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and/or a minor in one of several optional areas.

Purdue University North Central is classified as a Carnegie Engagement University with significant expectations of faculty service in the communities served by the institution.

POSITION: The Department of English and Modern Languages at Purdue University North Central invites interested individuals to apply for a full-time Assistant Professor of English position. This is an academic year, full-time tenure track faculty position with the possibility of summer teaching. The teaching load is 11-14 contact hours per week per semester in a broad range of undergraduate courses in Poetry, first year Composition and Business and Professional Writing.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must hold a Ph.D. The position requires expertise in the teaching of Poetry for our vibrant Creative Writing program and teaching first year Composition. Further plusses would be a background in Theatre with directing experience, and strong suits in Business and Professional Writing.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The position will entail teaching poetry, business writing, creative writing, first year Composition; 11-14 hours per semester. The candidate will be expected to provide high quality instruction both on and off campus. The candidate will be expected to utilize Blackboard Learn, Banner and any other relevant software for teaching and learning resources as well as for grading. Some courses may be taught in the evenings, on-line or at off-campus sites. Learning (teaching) is the primary function of a faculty member at this campus, and a Discovery (research) agenda appropriate to the discipline is required. In addition, Engagement (service) within the University and surrounding communities is expected. Learning, Discovery, and Engagement are central to the Strategic Plan of Purdue University North Central.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review will begin November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Submit letter of application, CV, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three current references via fax, U.S. mail or electronically (preferred) to:

Ms. Cindy Christ
Department of English & Modern Languages
Purdue University North Central
1401 S. U.S. 421
Westville, IN 46391
FAX: 219-785-5518
E-mail: christ4@pnc.edu

Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check. Applications will be acknowledged. Additional supporting information may be requested. Please visit our web site at http://www.pnc.edu for additional information about the University.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): E-mailed rejection letter (11/23) x2

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Regis University (CO) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry Writing) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE Edit

The Department of English in Regis College, Regis University (located in Denver, CO) seeks an assistant professor of Creative Writing who will teach poetry writing, one additional genre of creative writing, core courses in expository writing, and e-portfolio labs. The ideal candidate will also be able to teach digital humanities and/or American drama. Candidates must show evidence of teaching excellence and must have authored at least two published (not self-published) books. This tenure-track position involves a 4/3 teaching load, reducible to 3/3 for research time, including one creative writing course per semester.  Ph.D. or MFA required. For more information about the application process or the position, contact Professor David Hicks, Search Committee Chair, dhicks@regis.edu, 303.964.3677. Submit CV, letter of application, 3 letters of reference, teaching philosophy, and poetry sample (5 poems or 10 pages maximum) at http://jobs.regis.edu by 5 November 2015.

Apply at: https://jobs.regis.edu/postings/1687

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/16

Rejection (no interview): 3

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

  • [SKYPE INTERVIEW posted in header on 12/11]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • This is an advanced notice. The application site for this position will be not be available until later this week. [posted 9/22]

Rhode Island College (RI) - TT Assistant Professor, English (Creative Writing - Poetry) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences Rhode Island College invites applications for the following full-time, tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. These are anticipated vacancies for Fall 2016. Final appointments are subject to available funding. The doctoral or other appropriate terminal degree is required for all tenure-track appointments and must be completed prior to the beginning of service.

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Rhode Island College is a community of scholars that prides itself on academic excellence, diversity and service. We are motivated by an overarching goal of providing students with the knowledge and skills to live in a globally interdependent world. The Faculty acknowledges that its primary mission is to cultivate the intellectual growth of our students, and is committed to excellent teaching. Our curricula and pedagogy address the needs of a highly diverse student body.

Established in 1854, Rhode Island College is a comprehensive mid-size institution of approximately 9000 students. The 180-acre campus is located in beautiful, historic Providence, Rhode Islands capital, with excellent proximity to the academic and cultural resources of Boston and New York City.

-Assistant Professor, English (Creative Writing/Poetry). The individual will teach upper level courses in Creative Writing/poetry; 200-level introduction to creative writing and literature courses and general education courses in literature and/or first-year writing. Required qualification: Ph.D. in English with specialization in creative writing. Preferred qualifications include: College teaching experience; evidence of creative potential. Application deadline: December 15, 2015.

IMPORTANT: For full job descriptions, which include additional responsibilities and requirements for the positions and application procedures, see our web site at https://employment.ric.edu/

Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island Colleges PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview request (1/22)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any idea about teaching load?

Sam Houston State University (TX) - Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Poetry) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Requisition: 201500054F

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 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, 2015. Letters of recommendation and a writing sample will be requested from shortlisted candidates. Interviews will be held at MLA in January 2016 or by Skype.

Online App. Form: http://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/13365

HigherEdjobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received: 2

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 (1/15)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1 (2/2)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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St. Bonaventure University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing (Poetry)Edit

The English Department of St. Bonaventure University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach courses in Creative Writing (Poetry), in another area of Creative Writing, and additional courses in Composition and Rhetoric or Literature, depending on applicant’s qualifications and department needs. The successful candidate will contribute to the English Department’s new Professional and Creative Writing major, our traditional English major, and the University’s 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 22, 2016, 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 phone interviews to be scheduled beginning June 1. To apply, a letter of application, CV, and three recent (last 18 months) letters of recommendation should be addressed to Daniel Ellis, chair of the department of English, and sent to Sharon Godfrey at sgodfrey@sbu.edu

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Deadline: June 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

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Rejection (after campus interview):

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Stanford University (CA) - Open Rank Search in Creative Writing - PoetryEdit

The Department of English and the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University are conducting a search for a poet to be appointed at the assistant or tenured level. The successful candidate will have a record of distinguished publication, including at least two books of poetry. 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 course load for this position is four courses per year, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate /and graduate levels within both the English Department and the Creative Writing Program. A particular emphasis of the position is also on mentoring and advising students at all levels. Candidates should hold a degree of practice (MFA, PhD, or MA in Creative Writing) or its equivalent; candidates with other significant career paths may also be considered.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, and curriculum vitae with a brief list of courses taught as well as a full list of publications to https://apply.interfolio.com/33101 or mail applications to Professor Alex Woloch, Chair, Department of English, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Bldg 460, Stanford CA 94305-2087. Candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials.

For full consideration, materials must be received March 1, 2016. The term of appointment could begin in January 2017.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

MLA JIL 11/20/15

Deadline: 03/01/2016

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:

  • I received a personalized email inviting me to apply for this position. This surprises me, as I have no contacts at Stanford and I'm not the most famous of poets. I am wondering how many others have received these invitations? How seriously should one take this opportunity? I hadn't planned to be on the job market, but it's Stanford--
  • That's amazing! Congrats! I was invited to a position once, and my advisor said it's rare-- a once-maybe-twice-in-a-career thing. It means someone thought you'd be a good fit and the committee agreed. I'd go for it!
  • Same for me. It was out of the blue, and I don't know anyone there. But why not?

University of Arkansas at Little Rock (AR) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing/Poetry - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Posting Number: FNC00534

UALR Functional Title: Assistant Professor in Creative Writing /R99370

Position Number: R99370

Department: English Department

Position Summary: The English Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track position with a primary emphasis in Creative Writing/Poetry at the rank of Assistant Professor. Desired secondary emphases may include multi-genre writing, screenwriting, playwriting, film studies and/or new media. The applicant will be expected to teach “Introduction to Creative Writing,” “Poetry Writing,” “Form and Theory of Poetry,” and the core survey of world literature, and will have the opportunity to develop new courses in creative writing. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Job Duties and Responsibilities: Co-advise the university’s literary magazine; Serve on committees; Assist with departmental advising; Publish creative literary works in peer review journals and books; Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Have a commitment to excellence in teaching, research/scholarship, and service Understanding of technology and online education.

Required Education and/or Experience: Must have completed all requirements for an M.F.A in Creative Writing or a Ph.D. in English / Creative Writing, and have substantial poetry publications (preferably a book).

Preferred Education and/or Experience: Multi-genre writing, screenwriting, playwriting, film studies and/or new media.

Apply at: https://ualr.peopleadmin.com/postings/4111

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Deadline: 12/08/2015

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1 [posted 1/28] x2

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 (2/4) x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview): Email/Form Rejection on 3/30

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any details on what materials were requested?
  • A: Letters of recommendation were requested. 

University of Central Oklahoma (OK) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing (Poetry) - OFFER MADEEdit

PA Position Number:: F00181PD

Position Description: Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook.

Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. This position is full-time, tenure-track position.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:: Teaching load is 12 hours. Primary teaching responsibilities will include upper-division and master's-level courses in poetry writing, introductory creative writing, and English composition. There may be an opportunity to teach contemporary literature courses. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring graduate students, serving on master's thesis committees, participating in student recruitment and advisement, actively pursuing a substantive agenda for scholarly/creative work, and serving on department, college, and university committees.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:: Writer and scholar whose primary genre is poetry with experience in at least one other genre.

Desired Start Date: 08/01/2016

Discipline Emphasis and Responsibilities::

An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval.)

NOTE If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.

Preferred Qualifications:: A Ph.D. or a sixty credit-hour MFA in Creative Writing with specialization in poetry, an active publication record, a commitment to high quality teaching, and a dedication to service.

Salary Range:: Commensurate with credentials and experience.

Online App. Form: http://jobs.uco.edu/postings/12273

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 2/23/16)

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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Offer accepted:

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University of Idaho (ID) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Poetry - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Idaho seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor of Poetry for the BA in English and MFA in Creative Writing programs. This is a tenure-track, 9-month/year position, with a 3/2 teaching load at lower and upper division levels (including graduate workshops and seminars). Areas of specialization should include poetry writing and literature courses in poetry. Additional responsibilities will include MFA thesis direction and advising undergraduate English creative writing majors. Scholarly and/or creative activity is expected.

Review of applications will begin November 3, 2015.

Online application at: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/11244.

Deadline: Nov. 3

Acknowledgment received: 2

Request for additional materials: 2 [posted 11/15]

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2 12/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Offer Accepted, according to "Who Got What?" section at top of page]

NOTES:

  • 10/8/15: The application WAS available at 10am CST this morning and then by 11am CST it's suddenly unavailable. Any ideas/thoughts as to why? Thanks!
  • Link is working again, 9:30 pm CST.
  • For roughly ten hours, the committee considered hiring an elk that has been a dutiful VAP since the early 90s.

University of Louisville (KY) - TT Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, spec. Poetry - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Position Description: Assistant Professor (tenure track), University of Louisville, Fall 2016

The Department of English at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing, specialization in poetry, to begin in Fall 2016.

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

Send letter and c.v. to Professor Kiki Petrosino, Poetry Search Committee Chair and Director of Creative Writing, Department of English, by email to poetfind@louisville.edu. Writing samples and letters of recommendation should not be sent at this stage. Applications must be received by October 9, 2015 All applicants must also apply online and attach a current version of the vita at http://www.louisville.edu/jobs by October 9, 2015. Please reference Job ID #32117. If you have trouble with the online application, please email Sherry McCroskey at sherry.mccroskey@louisville.edu or phone 502-852-0506.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 9

Acknowledgment received: 5

Request for additional materials: 10/22

Rejection (no interview): 1/28

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Did anyone else out there not receive an acknowlegement after applying?

University of Mary Washington (VA) - TT Assistant Professor of English: Poetry Writing - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Tenure track Assistant Professor of English specializing in poetry writing, with preferred secondary specialization in fiction writing. Preference given to candidates with experience editing and/or managing online literary journals. Substantial publications, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and MFA or equivalent by start date of August 16, 2016 required. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate creative writing workshops, capstone seminars, general education courses, and individual studies, as well as developing courses within specializations. 4/4 course load or equivalent. To apply for this position and/or obtain additional information about the University, visit https://careers.umw.edu. Only applications submitted through this site will be considered. Applicants should submit a University of Mary Washington faculty employment application, letter of application, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, and fifteen-page writing sample and should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m., October 30, 2015

https://apply.interfolio.com/31713

MLA JIL 09/18/15

Deadline: Oct. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype (12/18) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 [posted ~2/2]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Massachusetts - Boston (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/Poetry - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track position in poetry-writing beginning September 2016 at a lively, diverse urban university with over 480 undergraduate majors, over 100 master's students in literature, composition and creative writing, and a fulltime MFA program enrolling 30 students in creative writing. Responsibilities include teaching poetry and craft workshops, literature classes, and the pedagogy of creative writing, as well the rotating directorship of the MFA program. Secondary areas of expertise, particularly in creative non fiction, are of interest to us and should be described.

We seek candidates with at least one published volume of poetry and one under review, with experience in and strong commitment to teaching creative writing, literature, and the pedagogy of creative writing, with enthusiasm for working with talented undergraduate and graduate writers of all ages and backgrounds. The course load is 2+2. Candidates must have Ph.D. or M.F.A. in hand by August 2016.

Boston's only public university, UMass Boston serves the most diverse student population in New England. A dynamic and growing university, we are experiencing record enrollments and exciting new program development.

Applications must be received by November 30, 2015. A cover letter and CV, contact information for three letters of reference, and sample poems of no more than 20 pages (2MB file size maximum per document) must be submitted online.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Contact: University of Massachusetts - Boston

Online App. Form: http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=65007&jobboard=148

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype Interview, 12/22 X2

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 01/29

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Offer Accepted, according to "Who Got What" section at top of page]

NOTES:

University of Nebraska at Omaha (NE) - TT Assistant Professor/Poetry - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Writer’s Workshop of the University of Nebraska Omaha invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in poetry and in one or more of the following areas: screenwriting, creative writing for new media, creative nonfiction, or young adult fiction writing. UNO’s Writer’s Workshop is a nationally recognized undergraduate creative writing program within the College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media. Successful candidates will have a strong publication record, university-level teaching experience and a commitment to undergraduate education in a fine-arts setting. Involvement in a low-residency M.F.A. program is a possibility once the needs of the B.F.A. majors are met.

The Writer’s Workshop is an autonomous, undergraduate creative writing program offering the BFA creative writing degree with an emphasis in poetry, creative nonfiction and fiction. The department hosts a yearly visiting-writers series and sponsors an undergraduate-edited literary journal, 13th Floor.

Application deadline: Qualified candidates are required to submit applications electronically at: http://www.unomaha.edu/business-and-finance/human-resources/prospective-employees/index.php

Attach a cover letter expressing your interest in the position and your teaching philosophy. Also attach a curriculum vita with the names and contact information of three references. Additional materials may be requested at a later stage in the search process.

Initial screening of applications will begin on November 15, 2015. Position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected.

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Does anyone know what happened with this search? Was the job cancelled?
  • It was reposted on the AWP job site on 3/11 ... not sure what that means? 
  • I'm not sure either, since they were in the middle of Skype interviews. 

Wabash College (IN) - Byron K. Trippet TT Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Poetry) and American Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Wabash College Department of English is seeking candidates for a Byron K. Trippet tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Poetry) and American Literature. Position to start July 1, 2016. We are looking for a vibrant teacher and poet who is interested in working at a small liberal arts college for men with a diverse student body and a tradition of close student/faculty interactions. A terminal degree in literature or creative writing, significant publications in poetry, and evidence of excellent teaching in literature are required. Candidates with expertise in ethnic American or early American literatures preferred. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues across the college in an environment that encourages interdisciplinary teaching and learning and provides generous faculty development support. 3/3 teaching load with expectation for advising and service responsibilities, creative work and scholarship, and periodic contributions to all-college courses. Generous salary and benefits package. Review of applications to begin November 1, 2015 and continue until position is filled. We will interview select candidates at MLA in Austin. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and email addresses for three persons who will submit confidential letters of recommendation to http://www.wabash.edu/employment. Any questions should be directed to Dr. Eric Freeze, search chair at freezee@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.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA/Skype [posted 12/7] x 2

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1

Campus interview scheduled: 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/12

NOTES:

  • There's currently a very accomplished VAP poet listed on the department's website. Does anyone know if this is an inside hire?
  • The VAP pulled out of the search. The offer went to another candidate and was accepted. 

Wheaton College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Poet with Expertise in Digital Pedagogy - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Posting Number: 0600360

Position Title: Assistant Professor of English -- Poet with Expertise in Digital Pedagogy

Job Summary/Basic Function: The English Department at Wheaton College (MA) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing/Poetry with expertise in Digital Pedagogy, to begin Fall 2016. Teaching interest in modern and contemporary poetry is desirable.

Experience in undergraduate teaching and evidence of creative activity, including publications in national journals, are desirable. The English Department expects the candidate to integrate digital pedagogy into his or her courses. Candidates who can make connections between Creative Writing and Computer Science are encouraged to apply.

The department is part of a selective, undergraduate, liberal arts college committed to active student learning. It maintains strong programs in English, Creative Writing, and Writing Studies as well as makes substantial contributions to interdepartmental programs in Film and New Media Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies and African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies, forwarding Wheaton’s goal of fostering connections between disciplines across the college.

The normal teaching load is 2/3. All members of the English department teach First Year Writing and contribute to the college’s First Year Seminar. A reduction in course load will occur in the first year to help establish professional development.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have an M. F. A. or Ph. D. in Creative Writing/Poetry in hand; however, candidates nearing completion of their degree with a defense expected prior to August 2016 may be considered.

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have 1,600 undergraduates from 43 US States and 68 countries. More than 20% of our undergraduates are domestic students of color. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the College actively encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Posting Date: 10/07/2015

Closing Date: 11/20/2015

Open Until Filled: No

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV that includes names and contact information for 3 recommenders, and a statement of teaching philosophy that specifically addresses how digital pedagogy informs their practice. All material must be submitted online at https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu by November 20, 2015. Recommenders will receive an automatic electronic request once materials are uploaded. Writing samples and a teaching portfolio, including links to files and sample assignments of student work that reflects their use of digital technology, will be requested after initial screening. Position to start July 2016. Inquiries only to Prof. Deyonne Bryant (Department Chair) at bryant_deyonne@wheatoncollege.edu.

https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/1549

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Deadline: Nov. 20

Acknowledgment received: 11/20

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Request for MLA interview (made by phone 12/17) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Request for campus interview (made by phone 1/14) x2

Rejection (after campus interview): 3/5

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

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

Augsburg College (MN) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at Augsburg College invites applications for a tenure-track position in creative writing, at the rank of assistant professor, with a specialty in poetry, fiction, screenwriting, or creative nonfiction, to begin August 16, 2016. Candidates who work in more than one genre, can teach undergraduate literature, and/or have an interest in contributing to the growth of Augsburg's low-residency MFA program and later assuming an administrative role in it are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will typically teach a 3/3 course-load, including introductory courses in creative writing (mixed genre), advanced workshops in the genre of the candidate's specialty, and expository writing. The successful candidate will have a terminal degree in the field (MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing), a strong record of publication, and experience teaching.

Among the distinctive features of the college are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, and its robust undergraduate research 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.

To apply for this position, please go online at http://www.augsburg.edu/hr and upload a cover letter, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and curriculum vitae. Evidence of teaching excellence may be requested at a later date. As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. Application review will begin November 16, with Skype interviews to be held in mid-December; position open until filled. Further information is available at http://www.augsburg.edu/hr/faculty.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1 (reference letters requested) [posted 11/24]

Rejection (no interview): 12/4 x7

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

  • [SKYPE INTERVIEW posted in header on 12/11]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

California State University, Long Beach (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH

College of Liberal Arts, Department of English, Tenure-Track Position Opening

RECRUITMENT NUMBER: 2343

POSITION: Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 17, 2016 (Fall Semester)

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MFA or PhD in English, Creative Writing. Degree must be completed or official notification of completion by August 1, 2016. Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching Creative Writing classes at the undergraduate level. Evidence of publication in at least two of the following genres: literary fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, young adult fiction, and/or new media such as the graphic novel and cross-genre. Evidence of potential for successful research and publication. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated effectiveness teaching Creative Writing classes at upper-division undergraduate or graduate level. Substantial and consistent publication, in print or online, in areas of specialization, with evidence of critical reaction or commentary on the published material. Successful experience developing writing programs at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Regular presentations at Creative Writing conferences, community-based literary arts organizations, or other evidence of public visibility and commitment to the field. Demonstrated effectiveness working on and developing literary magazines or as a small-press publisher.

DUTIES: Teach lower-division and upper-division Creative Writing courses in fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or poetry, as needed. Teach graduate-level courses in primary areas of specialization. Serve on thesis committees as both chair and committee member. Help coordinate the MFA and undergraduate Creative Writing programs. Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced); Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications; CV (including current email address); Three current letters of recommendation; Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree. Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation (if not already submitted), and an official transcript

Please do NOT include writing samples when applying. Selected candidates will be asked to submit work samples at a later date.

Because of the nature of this position, the University requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

The preferred method of application is through: Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6341

Requests for information should be addressed to: Dr. Eileen S. Klink, Chair, California State University, Long Beach, Department of English, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-2403

(562) 985-4223 or christopher.knight@csulb.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin January 4, 2016. Position open until filled (or recruitment canceled).

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 4, 2016

Acknowledgment received: 2

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1

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:

  • And this search--was this one cancelled?
  • [CAMPUS VISIT STAGE added to header ~ 3/25]

Carthage College (WI) - TT Faculty - American Lit. and Creative Writing - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Carthage College seeks an active teacher-scholar specializing in American literature, with experience in creative writing, for a tenure-track position starting in fall 2016. Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand by that time. The position involves teaching three courses per semester, as well as January term. Course load will be approximately two-thirds in American literature, including a survey of American literature and upper-level courses of your choice (we welcome subspecialties in early American, 19th century, American modernism, African American literature, or other aspects of American studies), and one-third in creative writing (fiction and creative nonfiction).

The Carthage English Department is small and collegial, with a stable and popular major, and a growing number of students who choose the emphasis in creative writing. Departmental activities include a visiting writers series, humanities colloquia, and an annual trip to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. We welcome a new colleague who has innovative ideas for building the intellectual community for us and our students, including designing new courses, J-Term study tours, and extracurricular activities.

Candidates should submit an application as a single PDF document to Maria Carrig, search committee chair, at Englishsearch2015@carthage.edu. Application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and writing sample of scholarly work. Three letters of recommendation may be submitted separately. Application deadline is Nov. 1, 2015. Please indicate whether you will attend the MLA convention in January.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

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:

Colorado Mesa University (CO) - Full-Time Composition and Creative Writing Instructor - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000911135-01

Colorado Mesa University is seeking qualified applicants to teach composition and creative writing. The successful candidate will teach a 4/4 load, likely three composition courses and one creative writing course, depending upon demand.

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: M.A. (from nationally accredited institution) in English, Rhetoric, or Composition Studies required; Ph.D in one of the above fields is preferred. Preference given to candidates with the training and experience necessary to teach screen-writing and other kinds of creative works in prose. Demonstration of commitment to university level teaching 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.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time position, beginning August, 2016.

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 4, 2016.

APPLICATION: Submit a letter of interest describing qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements, responsibilities, and preferences of this position, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), current resume, a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts required upon hire), the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three current 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: English Instructor Search Committee, Department of Human Resources, Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Avenue, LHH 237, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122, Phone: 970 248-1820

Deadline:  1-4-16

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1/21 Phone interview requested

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/28 Not invited to campus

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: 

  • Any word on this? I see that someone got a rejection after the phone interview, but I haven't heard back. It's been 3 weeks. 
  • They invited other candidates to campus at that time. What they really wanted was a screenwriter. 

Dixie State University (UT) - TT Creative Writing Faculty (Poetry / Creative Non-Fiction) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Responsibilities: Teach and create courses within the Creative Writing emphasis area. Supervise students in the creation of department publications as assigned. Teach composition courses and possibly literature courses as needed. Serve on university and departmental committees as assigned. Attend department, division, and faculty meetings; work with other faculty in program management and assessment; and adhere to university policies. Integrate technology into teaching pedagogy where appropriate.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English with Creative Writing concentration or M.F.A. by August 2016 from a regionally accredited institution. Additional background in Composition and Rhetoric preferred. Extensive writing experience and publication in national journals and/or presses. College-level experience teaching a variety of creative writing courses. Experience teaching college Composition. Must be able to teach multiple genres in the creative writing emphasis area's introduction to creative writing course. Applicants who specialize in poetry or creative non-fiction instruction preferred.

Terms of Contract: Tenure-track (9-month) faculty position. Fall semester begins August 2016. Salary is based on competitive Dixie State University faculty salary schedule. Excellent benefits package included.

Electronic Application Procedures: Application review begins November 15, 2015, open until filled. Visit http://www.dixie.edu/jobs to apply. Submit cover letter, resume, contact information for three references (including email) and unofficial transcripts electronically. Employment may be contingent upon positive results of a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 15 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled (3/1/16)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Florida State University (FL) - TT Assistant Professor, Creative Writing (Fiction / Non-Fiction) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Non-fiction / Fiction writing. We seek candidates with extensive publication (at least one book with nationally recognized press) to teach undergraduate and graduate fiction and / or non-fiction workshops. We are especially interested in candidates who combine an interest in both literary fiction and non-fiction; although applicants may focus primarily in one area, we hope to hire a candidate with interest and commitment to both. Starting date August 2016. Ph.D. or M.F.A. required. 2/2 teaching assignment; one graduate course per year. Competitive salary. Application materials (letter, c.v, writing sample, at least three recommendation letters) via Interfolio/ByCommittee (https://apply.interfolio.com/31708) addressed to Prof. Diane Roberts., Search Committee Chair, by November 15. FSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer; women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. A Public Records Agency.

MLA JIL 09/18/15

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 [posted 12/10]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • Emailed 12-15, told someone accepted the position that had been offered. <-- are you sure about this, because it contradicts other information about interviews? [12/19]

NOTES: 

  • I just received confirmation yesterday from the chair of the SC that I have an interview. Hopefully, the position hasn't been filled!! [posted 12/18]
  • Just got the update that they've completed their Skype/MLA interviews and have moved to campus visits. (1/15)

Framingham State College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction / Non-Fiction) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTED Edit

The English Department invites gifted writers and teachers to apply for a tenure-track position to teach creative writing, first-year writing, and literature.

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 introductory literature courses.

Requirements: 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 nonfiction - first -year composition, and literature with a strong record of published work.

Application Instructions: Candidates must apply online by submitting: cover letter; resume/CV

Furthermore, a dossier, including three letters of recommendation and official transcripts must also be mailed directly to Professor Lisa Eck, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English, Framingham State University, 100 State St., Framingham, MA 01701.

The deadline for receipt of materials is Friday, November 6, 2015.

Semi-finalists will be asked to demonstrate their writing accomplishments by submitting twenty pages of fiction or twenty pages of nonfiction, either published or unpublished. Semi-finalists will also be asked to submit course syllabi and a half-hour video of one of their classes by Thursday, January 7, 2016. Finalists will be invited to campus.

LINK to APPLY

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Deadline: Nov. 6

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Request for more materials 11/19(DVD or video link of teaching, syllabi, writing sample): x2

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:

1. I interviewed for this job when it was posted last year, and I want to mention that the classes there are 4 credit hours each. So even though it's listed as a 3/3, the workload will actually be closer to a 4/4.

2. So they didn't end up hiring? The request for a video seems so strange to me. That's not particularly common, is it?
3. No hire. It's the same search as last year. The video seemed strange to me, too, but it's really a teaching school. 

Franklin College (IN) - TT Asst. Professor - Fiction / Creative Nonfiction / American Lit. - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Franklin College invites applications for a tenure-track position in English to begin August, 2016. Located approximately 30 minutes from culturally rich downtown Indianapolis, Franklin College is a private, four-year liberal arts college.

The ideal candidate is a generalist who can teach fiction, creative nonfiction, and American literature. A background in American multicultural literature is preferred. Our professors teach three courses a semester, two of which are composition. ABD or Ph.D. preferred; Ph.D. is required for tenure.

Candidates who can demonstrate a dedication to teaching and a genuine interest in working with undergraduates in a small, collegial liberal arts setting that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction will be given preference. College-level teaching experience required, as is broad service to the college, such as advising and committee work. We seek applications from individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to diversity, especially those with demonstrated success working with diverse populations.

Review of applications will begin Friday, November 6, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of application, vita, and statement of teaching philosophy via Interfolio.

Applicants should have transcripts, a teaching portfolio (sample syllabi and assignments plus teaching evaluations), and three letters of recommendation (at least one of which can speak to the candidate’s teaching effectiveness) ready to provide upon request.

https://apply.interfolio.com/31296

Deadline: Nov. 6 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/23 (letters of rec, teaching portfolio, transcripts)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled 12/9; Skype interview scheduled 12/16

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George Fox University (OR) - TT Asst. Professor (Generalist, incl. Fiction Writing and American Lit.)Edit

George Fox University announces a tenure-track faculty position in English, to begin in August 2016, contingent on available funding.

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith. Individuals who would fit this profile are encouraged to apply for current openings in our faculty. George Fox University seeks to become a more racially and ethnically diverse community. We believe this goal, which is described in detail in our Diversity Statement, is in keeping with our mission as a Christ-centered community. We especially encourage applications from women and candidates in underrepresented groups.

Responsibilities include: Teaching courses in the major and in the university's general education program (including a new course in Literature and Philosophy) Ability to develop and/or sustain an ongoing program of relevant scholarship. Participation in the work of the department and the university, including academic advising and serving on university committees as needed.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in English. Applicants who are ABD will be considered, but must have an earned Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Preferred areas of emphasis for teaching and scholarship include fiction writing (especially long-form fiction) and literature, either Ancient or Medieval World literature or American literature. Generalist faculty with wide-ranging teaching interests will also be considered. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is essential. A record of relevant scholarship is essential.

Salary and Rank: Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.

Application Procedures: Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a complete faculty application to Dr. Laura Hartley, Dean of Arts and Sciences, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian Street, #6283, Newberg, OR 97132 or via email to lscott@georgefox.edu. Recommendations and other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process. Review of applications will begin February 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Deadline: Feb. 1

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Long Island University (NY) - University Professor in Creative Writing (Non-TT)Edit

The Department of English at Long Island University Brooklyn invites applications for a non-tenure track university professorship endowed by the Parsons family to start September 1, 2016, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. We seek a poet, fiction writer, and/or playwright, with a strong record of publications and teaching experience, to join the MFA program in creative writing at the LIU Brooklyn campus located in downtown Brooklyn, the unofficial literary capital of the U.S.

We are committed to a program that emphasizes experimental, innovative, contemplative, and cross-genre writing. Responsibilities include recruiting new students, teaching one class per semester, and eventually directing the program. Qualified candidates must have at least three years teaching experience at the college level; administrative experience desirable. The annual salary is $120,000.

Cover letter should be addressed to Professor Srividhya Swaminathan, Chair of the English Department. Please send letter and CV to Karen.Errar@liu.edu. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2016. Interviews to be conducted on campus and by Skype.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/34075

MLA JIL 2/12/16

Deadline: March 15

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Malone University (OH) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative WritingEdit

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

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

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

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

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Deadline: March 25

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  • yawn*

Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MA) - TT Full-Time Writing Faculty (incl. Literature) - CANCELLEDEdit

Posting: August 2015 Start date: March 1, 2016

Position Number: FY16-06

Division: Academic; Humanities Department

Union Affiliation: Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA)

Application Deadline: 06 November 2015

SEARCH UPDATE 11/10/16: Search Cancelled 

Supervision Received: Reports to the Chair of the Humanities Department and for review of assessment results to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Supervision exercised: Supervises student personnel in areas of responsibility.

General responsibilities: Ability to teach an academic course load of 12 credits per semester in Basic Writing and English Composition and one or more of the following: Poetry and Fiction Writing; Analysis of Literature. Teach a 4/4 course load with focus on First-year and Basic Writing courses. Opportunity to teach upper level courses in poetry and fiction. Participate in the Academy's Writing Assessment Program. Participate in college-wide ePortfolio and writing proficiency assessments. Academic Advising for undergraduate majors. Ability to participate in Humanities Department assessment activities. Teaching and advising in a four-year college setting.

Qualifications and requirements: Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching college-level writing courses in Basic Writing and Creative Writing. Possess a terminal degree in Creative Writing and/or Rhetoric and Composition. Tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level requires an appropriate terminal degree. Tenure-track appointment at higher levels requires a doctorate and significant teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with faculty and administrators Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred qualifications: Excellent computer skills; Minimum of two years' experience teaching Basic Writing and First-year writing at a college level; Experience with college-level writing requirements and ePortfolio assessment; Minimum of two years' experience teaching Creative Writing at a college level; Understanding of and dedication to the Academy's unique mission.

Desirable Assets: Varsity athletic coaching experience at the college level; Tutoring experience.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and subject to the MSCA collective bargaining agreement plan.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, an MMA application, Affirmative Action form and the contact information of five (5) professional references. These forms are located on the employment link under quick links on the MMA website http://www.maritime.edu. Applications may be attached and sent electronically to hr@maritime.edu. Alternatively, you may send your application materials by USPS to: Human Resources, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. Applicants selected for interview must submit original transcripts and be prepared to deliver a fifteen minute presentation on a relevant topic. Finalist must complete a drug screening and background check.

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Deadline: November 6, 2015

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2016 and Generalist 2016
  • It's good to know this Maritime Academy supports the war on drugs.
  • Anyone applying to this job? It is no longer available on the maritime.edu Human Resources website.
  • SEARCH UPDATE 11/10/16: Search Cancelled .
  • Question on the search cancellation: Is this based on the listing's diappearance from the HR website? Despite it being gone, I emailed my materials to HR anyway last week. The next day, they sent me a more detailed MMA application to fill out and had me resend my materials (this was a person, not an automated response). Anyone have more specific info on what happened?
  • The Cancellation Notice was originally posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2016 so perhaps it would be helpful to post this query on that page? [11/10]
  • I've heard back from HR at Mass Maritime: the search has not been cancelled. [11/12]
  • Thanks for the update (Nov. 12)
  • 11/19/15:  they have decided "not to fill the position at this time" -- Elizabeth C. Benway, Director, HR.

Morgan State University (MD) - TT Open Rank Faculty in Creative Writing (Playwriting, Creative Nonfiction, or Fiction)Edit

The Department of English at Morgan State University—a Carnegie DRU university—invites applications for a tenure-track position (open rank) in Creative Writing (playwriting, creative nonfiction, or fiction), beginning August 2016, pending final budgetary approval. Ph.D. in English preferred; MFA required. Faculty teach undergraduate and general education courses and in the Graduate Program. Candidate should be able to develop and teach on-line courses as needed. Successful candidates are expected to have scholarly / creative achievement appropriate to rank, experience in college teaching, and a commitment to working with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population.

Please upload using the MLA / Interfolio ByCommittee platform a letter of application, CV, transcripts, three recent letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Review of applications will begin April 18, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Morgan State University is a historically black institution with the unique designation as Maryland’s public urban university. AA/EEO.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/34523

MLA JIL 3/18/16

Deadline: April 18

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Murray State University (KY) - Watkins Endowed Professor of Creative Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Qualifications: M.F.A. in Creative Writing or equivalent. Distinguished record of publication (minimum of one book published with or forthcoming from a nationally-recognized press), with primary specialization in fiction and secondary specialization in non-fiction. Evidence of excellence in teaching creative writing required.

Responsibilities: Will teach two courses each semester in the undergraduate creative writing program and the Low-Residency M.F.A. Program, serve as the Assistant Director of the Low-Residency M.F.A. Program and be available for January residencies, participate in the reading series, and serve on the editorial staff of New Madrid.

Preferred: Experience with literary editing preferred.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Contact: Human Resources Murray State University, Online App. Form: http://www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/4898

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: closing date 1/7/16.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1x Skype 18FEB16

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 03MAR16

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:19APR16

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Peru State College (NE) - TT Assistant Professor/Instructor of English, Creative Writing - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

School of Arts and Sciences, English, Tenure-Track Position Opening Position: Assistant Professor/Instructor of English, Creative Writing  Effective Date: August 2016 Salary Range: High $50s, depending on qualifications. Nine-month contract. Opportunity for additional summer pay. Excellent benefits package.  Qualifications: Ph.D. required. Research and teaching focus in creative writing (possible courses include Introduction to Creative Writing, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Fiction); experience teaching composition required; ability to teach American Literature and Introduction to Literature preferred; success as a published creative writer preferred; experience and/or interest in increasing student success and engagement, particularly of underrepresented students; experience/interest in online instruction, preparing teacher candidates and integrating technology into courses strongly preferred. Responsibilities: Teach a 12 credit hour load per semester of onsite, and occasionally online, undergraduate courses; advise and mentor students; provide service to the College and actively participate in campus life on main campus in Peru, NE; demonstrate professional development and contribution to the academic discipline; pursue continuous improvement of instructional practices; implement student engagement practices in and outside the traditional learning space; work effectively with a diverse student population, many of whom are first-generation college students. 

Application Procedure: An employment application is available on our website at http://www.peru.edu. Submit the completed application plus letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and academic transcripts (photocopies accepted).   PSC’s “Campus of a Thousand Oaks,” an arboretum campus, is nestled in historic southeast Nebraska. The state’s first and fastest-growing college, Peru State offers a unique mix of innovative online and traditional classroom undergraduate and graduate programs, including online graduate degrees in education and organizational management. PSC is a member institution of the Nebraska State College System. For more information, visit http://www.peru.edu or call 1-800-742-4412. This position is subject to veteran’s preference. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Consideration of applications begins immediately PSC website: http://www.peru.edu/hr/?page_id=2487

HigherEdJobs:  Assistant Professor of English

Deadline:

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Penn State Abington (PA) - TT Asst Professor, English: Writing/Creative Writing - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Penn State Abington is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English to teach upper- and lower-level writing courses, including first-year writing and a range of creative writing courses, as well as literature as needed. Our preference is for a nonfiction writer familiar with teaching writing in digital media, but fiction writers will be seriously considered. Our growing writing program includes composition at various levels, Writing Across the Curriculum, a Writing Minor that serves students in various majors interested in developing their writing skills, and a Business and Technical Writing Certificate. The college supports the annual publication of a student literary and arts magazine, The Abington Review. Teaching load is 3/3, with ongoing publications and service to the college, profession, and/or community expected. Qualifications: MFA or PhD in Creative Writing or related field, publications in national outlets, and successful college teaching experience. Review of applications will begin on November 12, 2015; the position will remain open until filled. Preliminary interviews will take place at MLA in January 2016 or via Skype. Apply with CV, cover letter, and Teaching Philosophy Statement at https://psu.jobs/job/60220

MLA JIL 10/23/15

Deadline: Nov. 12

Acknowledgment received:

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  • Skype Interviews Scheduled [posted 12/4]

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  • Has anyone heard back post Skype interview?
  • At least (this) one Skype interviewee hasn't.
  • 12/29: I haven't heard anything either after the Skype Interview. I thought the search committee said they would be notifying finalists "before Christmas." I'd assumed the finalists had already been selected, but maybe not....

Rhodes College (TN) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department at Rhodes College seeks an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Tenure Track). The 3/2 course load includes introductory through advanced creative writing workshops as well as literature courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise.

We are looking for an accomplished creative writer who can teach across genres, particularly nonfiction. We would welcome additional teaching expertise in fiction, screenwriting, dramatic writing, or other genres. Endowed departmental funds at Rhodes support our growing undergraduate track in creative writing, including student prizes, a literary magazine, and an annual reading series.

Qualifications: M.F.A. and/or Ph.D. (in Creative Writing or English) in hand or expected by July 1, 2016. Successful candidates must demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence in both literature and creative writing, as well as a strong record of and potential for continued publication.

Please apply online at https://jobs.rhodes.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015 and continue until position is filled. Completed applications must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, writing sample (20-30 pages), two syllabi, 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

Interviews will be held at MLA in January, 2016; start date is August 1, 2016.

https://apply.interfolio.com/31730

MLA JIL 09/18/15

Deadline: Nov. 1 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14

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  • This is a repost from last year, when Rhodes brought two finalists out for campus visits but did not make a hire. At least one of the finalists never received any post-visit communication--no rejection, no email, no explanation. Wonder what is going on in this department...
  • Perhaps faculty are in food comas from all that world-famous Tennessee BBQ.
  • Has anyone already been invited for an official campus visit? Or was the campus visit scheduled 1/14 for someone in the Memphis area? 1/14 seems too soon after MLA interviews. 
  • Yes, for an official campus visit, not from Memphis area.

Rowan University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Nonfiction / Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Writing Arts welcomes applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor, to join the department September 1, 2016.

The successful candidate will primarily teach and help develop courses in the graduate and undergraduate writing programs in the areas of creative nonfiction and other nonfiction genres, including those based on research. In addition, the candidate will be expected to teach fiction, especially novel, as well as introductory courses in creative writing emphasizing the elements of craft in multiple genres.

This tenure track position carries an expectation of successful creative activity or scholarly research and publication with efforts to seek external funding, such as individual fellowships and grants. In addition, the successful candidate will be asked to contribute to the department and university through service including curriculum development and academic and career advisement of students.

The Department of Writing Arts is one of six departments within the College of Communication and Creative Arts. Writing Arts is a thriving department with over 400 majors, minors, and students in affiliated undergraduate and graduate programs. Our faculty pursue diverse scholarly and creative agendas and publish in national and international forums. Located in the College of Communication and Creative Arts, we are one of the few stand-alone writing departments in the nation.

Requirements: The successful candidate will possess an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing or related field with significant publications in creative nonfiction and other genres, especially the novel. The terminal degree is required at time of appointment. Starting Date: September 2016

Requirements: The successful candidate will possess an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing or related field with significant publications in creative nonfiction and other genres, especially the novel. The terminal degree is required at time of appointment. Starting Date: September 2016

Interested candidates must apply through our online application system.

Submissions must include a single .pdf file containing the following: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a description of research or creative agenda.

Three current letters of recommendation should be emailed to Stephanie Heiser at HeiserS@rowan.edu

For more information, please contact Professor Lisa Jahn-Clough at Jahn-Clough@rowan.edu.

Link to Apply: http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com/jobs/assistant-professor-creative-writing-tenure-track-glassboro-new-jersey-job-5118851

Deadline: 11/01/2015

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/30

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/16

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/18

Offer made:

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Rutgers University–Camden (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor of Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Rutgers University–Camden invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, with expertise in poetry and creative non-fiction, with a start date of September 1, 2016. Rutgers UniversityCamdens Department of English is the home of the nationally recognized MFA in Creative Writing program, housed in the newly renovated Writers' House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The department seeks an outstanding writer whose publications and teaching interests will enhance the MFA program as well as contribute to the innovative undergraduate English major and general education requirements.

The new position includes a 2-2 teaching load with responsibility for workshops and craft classes in our MFA Program in Creative Writing, which stresses a multi-genre approach, and undergraduate creative writing workshops, as well as literature and film classes.

Minimum qualifications preferred include a Ph.D. or MFA in Creative Writing in hand by August 2016, at least one book, and teaching experience.

Candidates may learn more about Rutgers University–Camden and the Department of English at http://english.camden.rutgers.edu and about the MFA in Creative Writing program at http://mfa.camden.rutgers.edu

Application materials should be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Lisa Zeidner, at mfa@camden.rutgers.edu. Applications must include: a cover letter indicating how the applicants creative work adds to the departments strengths and how his/her teaching enhances a multidisciplinary program; a current CV, and contact information for 3 references.

Application materials submitted by January 4, 2016 will receive full consideration.

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Deadline: Jan. 4

Acknowledgment received: 2

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Sam Houston State University (TX) - Assistant or Associate Professor in Creative Writing (Fiction and/or Creative Nonfiction) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Requisition: 201500053F

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, 2015. Letters of recommendation and a writing sample will be requested from shortlisted candidates. Interviews will be held at MLA in January 2016 or by Skype.

Online App. Form: http://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/13363

HigherEdjobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received: 1

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 15JAN16 Skype Interviews Scheduled.

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Southern Methodist University (TX) - Laurence Perrine Chair in Creative Writing (Open Genre) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at Southern Methodist University has opened applications for the recently endowed Laurence Perrine Chair in Creative Writing. Established in honor of the late rhetorician and SMU faculty member, the Perrine Chair is a tenured or tenure-track position open to a distinguished creative writer with a national reputation. The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in creative writing (M.A., M.F.A., or Ph.D.); a record of major literary accomplishment including book publication via nationally recognized presses, along with appearances in top-tier periodicals; and a record of success in undergraduate teaching. Genre is open. The position begins in the fall of 2016.

The Perrine Chair will teach the equivalent of two courses each semester, serve as academic advisor to creative writing students, and work with the director of creative writing to support the goals of the program. (SMU does not currently offer any creative writing coursework at the graduate level.) This writer will also join the department in the ongoing implementation of an innovative revision to its undergraduate creative writing curriculum. Adding to our long-established and successful craft-based fiction and poetry workshops, the revised curriculum will include coursework in new media, publishing and editing, and community engagement. In their applications, candidates are encouraged to highlight their interest in and demonstrated ability to support the implementation of the new curriculum.

Submit a letter of application and curriculum vita, plus contact information for three letters of recommendation to Creative Writing Search Committee; Department of English/SMU; 3225 University Blvd; Dallas, TX 75275-0435. Writing samples will be solicited at a later date from candidates who move forward in the screening process. Screening of applicants begins immediately; preference will be given to applications postmarked by November 2, 2015. The position, however, will remain open until filled. No emails and no phone calls, please. The committee will notify applicants of the employment decision after the position is filled.

https://apply.interfolio.com/31438

MLA JIL 09/11/15

Deadline: Nov. 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:  12/4 writing sample requested

Rejection (no interview): 1

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype Interview Stage [posted ~2/3]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: contacted 2/10

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Offer accepted:  March 30

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Stephens College (MO) - TT Assistant Professor English/Creative Writing Program - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English/Creative Writing Program, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position that requires combined expertise in British and Anglophone literatures as well as creative and/or expository writing instruction.

The successful candidate for this position will have teaching, advising, service, and research responsibilities and will offer courses in literature and creative and expository writing. Experience in womens/gender studies highly preferred.

The appointment will begin August 15, 2016.

Requirements: Ph.D. in English/Literature with an emphasis on British and/or Post-Colonial literatures complemented with an MFA/MA in Creative Writing or PhD in Creative Writing with concentration in British and/or Post-Colonial literatures. Documented high level of teaching competencies in literature and writing courses. A demonstrated commitment to student-centered, outcomes-based womens education. Active pursuit of scholarly research and creative writing publication. Successful experience working in multicultural educational contexts. A demonstrated commitment to serving and supporting a diversity of student abilities and learning approaches. A demonstrated commitment to innovative instructional strategies and technology. Strong record of team work, collaboration, communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated commitment to advancing the mission of the college. Successful college-level teaching. Stephens College is a womens college proudly located in Columbia, Mo., home to a flagship public university and two private colleges. Since our founding in 1833, weve been offering innovative, career- focused programs grounded in the liberal arts with a focus on creative arts and sciences. We take a hands-on, experiential approach to education, making sure our students get both quality classroom instruction and external work experiences that complement their coursework. Stephens College prepares students to become leaders and innovators in a rapidly changing world. We also provide graduate, online and certificate programs available to women and men as part of our commitment to lifelong learning.

The college prides itself on fostering a close-knit faculty community and on providing a welcoming, learning- centered environment for students. The learning community is distinguished by small classes, close engagement with faculty, intellectual rigor, and vibrant programs of study that reflect the Colleges mission of empowering women. Stephens College contributes to the lively social and cultural climate that makes Columbia such a desirable place to live.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by February 5, 2016, will be assured full consideration.

To apply: Complete the Stephens College application and then submit by email attachment to humanresources@stephens.edu, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a list of five professional references with contact information, and a cover letter that describes how the applicants qualifications and experience align with the job description.

Chronicle

Deadline: Feb. 5

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Stony Brook University, SUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing / Expository Writing - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Descriptive Title: Assistant Professor

REF#: F-9591-16-06 Budget Title: same as above

Faculty Position Department: Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC Salary: Commensurate with experience

Required Qualifications: MFA. Three years experience teaching expository writing.

Preferred Qualifications: A body of work in poetry, fiction or drama. Interest in applying creative writing pedagogy in an expository writing program.

Responsibilities & Requirements: The Assistant Professor will be responsible for teaching two courses per semester, including first-year and upper-division writing, and graduate courses in our graduate certificate program in teaching writing. The Assistant Professor will also be responsible for publishing in creative writing and/or scholarship in rhetoric, writing, or writing instruction, as well as service to the Program in Writing and Rhetoric.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2016. Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Search Coordinator

Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Humanities Building, Room 2005

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794-5340

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 06/24/2016, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE ENCOURAGE PROTECTED VETERANS, INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN AND MINORITIES TO APPLY.

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police

Job Category: A) Faculty and Librarian Positions.

Posting Date: 06/09/2016

Online App

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: June 24

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Email request for writing sample (6/27)

Rejection (no interview): (7/12--email indicated candidates for Skype interviews have been chosen)

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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University of Alabama (AL) - Adv. Asst., Assoc. or Full Professor of Creative Writing (Open Genre) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Program in Creative Writing in the Department of English at The University of Alabama invites applications for an appointment at the rank of advanced assistant, associate, or full professor to direct our thriving undergraduate creative writing program and the renowned Coal Royalty Visiting Writers’ Program. 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.), and directing the Coal Royalty Visiting Writers Series, which brings several distinguished writers to campus each year for week-long visits. The successful candidate would also assist in developing plans for a Creative Writing house. 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 8/16/16.

Search Initiation Date: 08/24/2015

Expected Starting Date: 08/16/2016

Special Instructions to Applicants: 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 descriptions 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 as PDFs directly from your referees or dossier management service to englishoffice@ua.edu (please include “CW Search Recommendation Letter” in the subject line of these messages). Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct preliminary interviews via videoconference and final interviews on campus. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Indeed.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 x Skype [posted 12/10]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of California San Diego (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, Open Genre and/or Cross-Genre, with Teaching Exp. in Poetry - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Literature within the Division of Arts & Humanities at the University of California, San Diego (http://literature.ucsd.edu) is committed to excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. In that commitment, we seek candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, open genre and/or cross-genre, with teaching experience in Poetry.

In addition to having demonstrated the highest potential of creative and professional activity, we welcome candidates who will excel teaching at all levels in a thriving undergraduate program and selective cross genre MFA program, with interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to poetics and theory. Applicants should have a promising record of publication and a proven commitment to teaching, as well as an interest in working within a world literature department with a focus on critical theory and cultural, ethnic, and gender studies. The incumbent will be expected to teach and supervise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The ideal candidate will be called upon to participate in the development of the Writing Section (including The New Writing Series) and will contribute to a department where faculty members work in multiple languages, geographies, and historical periods. As such, possible experience in a second language and/or translation is desirable, and so is demonstrated potential for creative work in digital, intermedia, and nontraditional formats.

MFA or PhD required. Preferred candidates will have experience—or demonstrate potential for strong contributions—in the arena of equity and diversity, such as leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly and artistic environment, and programs that foster inclusion and access for historically underrepresented groups. Proof of authorization to work in the U. S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).

Closing Date: November 1, 2015

Literature (JPF00898)

Applicants are asked to submit applications using UCSD's online Recruit web page: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00898.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.):  1 Skype (12/10)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Mississippi (MS) - TT Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing (Fiction and Poetry)Edit

The University of Mississippi seeks an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing. Tenure-track Assistant Professorship with an emphasis in Fiction and Poetry Writing and American Literature. Required qualification: M.F.A. with creative writing emphasis; significant publication record, including one or more books of prose fiction and poetry; demonstrated ability to teach creative writing at the undergraduate and graduate level; demonstrated ability to teach American literature at the undergraduate level. Teaching load will be 2-2. For information on the department visit http://english.olemiss.edu/. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled or an adequate pool is established. Applicants must apply at https://jobs.olemiss.edu. Submit a letter of application, a vita, three letters of recommendation, and writing samples (poetry 10 pages max, fiction 30 pages max). For queries, please contact Ivo Kamps at egkamps@olemiss.edu. The University of Mississippi is anEOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Title VI/Title IX /504/ADA/ADEAemployer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/33656

MLA JIL 01/07/16 (expires Feb. 18)

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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University of Nebraska (NE) - TT Assistant Professor of English - African Poetics (2 Positions)Edit

The English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks two specialists in African Poetics, for tenure-track appointments at the assistant professor level in literary and cultural studies or creative writing. The successful candidates will become part of the department’s efforts to develop a core area of strength in African Poetics. We are especially interested in applicants who work with interdisciplinary approaches and have expertise in one or more of the following areas: creative writing grounded in African poetics; African literature; African theater; African Popular Culture; African cinema; African Art; African aesthetics; African linguistics; and African rhetorics. Additional interests in globalization studies, digital humanities, creative writing, travel literature, or black/global feminisms are highly desirable. Candidates will be asked to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise undergraduate and MA theses as well as Ph.D. dissertations, and serve on graduate student committees.

Minimum Required Qualifications: Candidates must have an MFA or a Ph.D. in English or a related field relevant to the study of African Poetics by August 2016, a strong publication record, and evidence of successful teaching.

Applicants should go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_150191 and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information form and apply online. Applicants should be prepared to attach a letter of application and a curriculum vitae to their online application. Please do not send paper applications. Review of applications will begin November 2nd and continue until a suitable candidate is found. For information about the application process or about the position, contact Professor Kwame Dawes, Search Committee Chair, kdawes4@unl.edu, 402-472-1812.

Link to Apply: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/46425

Deadline: Oct. 1

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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University of North Carolina at Asheville (NC) - TT Assistant Professor of Literature and Language (Prose Fiction/Poetry) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Literature and Language invites applications for a tenure-track position in Literature and Language to begin Fall 2016. Candidates should have an MFA or MA in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in English or Creative Writing in hand; however, candidates nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) with a defense expected prior to August 2016 may be considered. Candidates with scholarship in non-western literature and pre-twentieth century literature are particularly welcomed. The person selected for this position will be expected to teach 12 credit hours per semester, to engage in creative activity/research, and to be involved in university and community service. Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching and experience at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply. We also seek a colleague who will foster connections between literature and creative writing, as well as between the community and the university.

UNC Asheville faculty members are committed to disciplinary teaching through an inter- and multi-disciplinary lens and providing a premiere liberal arts education. Faculty members are expected to teach across the University's Liberal Arts Core (LAC) program, our required interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum in courses that include, but are not limited to introductory (first-year) colloquia; diversity intensives; courses that satisfy the Arts and Ideas requirements; courses within the Humanities Program; and LAC Senior Capstone courses. Academic responsibilities for this position include teaching a wide range of material including undergraduate creative writing courses, first-year writing, introductory and upper-level literature courses, as well as courses in our Liberal Arts Core curriculum.

UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Faculty members across campus are encouraged to lead the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in the areas of pedagogy, programming, and service activity. The successful candidate will be expected to engage students from among under-represented groups and to assist in the development of pedagogies and experiences appropriate for diverse learning styles and perspectives.

Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. Complete applications should include a one-page cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy that addresses pedagogy in the context of the liberal arts, and copies of graduate transcripts. The applicant should request three letters of reference to be sent separately (or provided via Interfolio) that address the candidate's written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop and maintain a successful scholarly profile. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interviews at the MLA Convention. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Merritt Moseley (moseley@unca.edu), Search Committee Chair.

UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of educational experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.

An earned Ph.D. in English or Creative Writing with specialization in prose fiction and/or poetry; candidates nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) with a defense expected prior to August 2016 may be considered. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate through application materials and in the interview that he or she has the ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; bring diverse and multidisciplinary perspectives into the classroom; contribute to the scholarly community; and function professionally in a highly collaborative and increasingly diverse organization.

You can apply for this position online at http://www.Click2Apply.net/45xstpv

Chronicle

Deadline: Close date - 11/30/2015

Acknowledgment received:

References were requested from Interfolio. This may have been an automatic function. 09/29/2015

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • Request for "informal" phone conversation [posted 11/28] x2
  • Request for MLA interview [posted 12/6] x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/19

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anybody had a request for an "informal" phone conversation with only the search committee chair before? I tried to suss out what the call would be pertaining to and how "informal" it would actually be, but he didn't really elaborate.
  • REALLY strange request.  But nothing is ever informal; treat as a preliminary interview, perhaps one of several.  
  • I had my informal phone conversation. I gather they are just making sure all information is current (ie. that you still want the job, that you are attending MLA, that you are happy to interview there if selected). I've been told it is becoming more common for American universities to do preliminary phonecalls in advance of selecting their final interview list.
  • Would those of you who got interviews mind sharing your genres and areas of expertise? The job ad for this position was so broad, I'm curious about what/who the committee was actually looking for.
  • Sure! I was really surprised I got an MLA interview given how broad the posting was. I have an MFA in poetry and and a PHD in American Lit and Poetry. I specialize in 20th and 21st century poetry and translation as well as literary edtiing and publishing.  

University of North Texas (TX) - Associate Professor of Poetry or Fiction [2 Positions] - OFFER ACCEPTED (Fiction); OFFER ACCEPTED (Poetry)Edit

(UNT to hire two candidates for the same pool)

System Identification Number: 6001136

Posting Origination: UNT

Department: English (N14200)

College/School: College of Arts & Sciences http://cas.unt.edu/

Rank/Title: Associate Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function: The Department of English at the University of North Texas invites applications for an associate professor of poetry or fiction to join a thriving creative writing Ph.D./M.A. program with a strong scholarly emphasis. An advanced associate professor is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will typically teach a 2/2 load including graduate and undergraduate workshops, and will supervise graduate students' theses and dissertations.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrable excellence in teaching and an ability to teach Form and Theory in the candidate's genre of focus are required. Applicants should have a significant publication record, two books minimum. An M.F.A. or Ph.D. is required.

Area of Specialty: Creative Writing (Poetry or Fiction)

Position Type: Faculty

Tenure Status: Tenure Track

Appointment Basis: 9 Months

Pay Frequency: Monthly

Non-Tenured Appointment Term: No Response

Review of Applications Begins: 11-01-2015

Online Application: https://facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/4 

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus Interview Stage 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 

Offer accepted: Verbal offer accepted. [posted 2/19]

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University of Notre Dame (IN) - TT Asst. Professor - Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction Writer - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction Writer. Rank: Tenure-track Assistant Professor

Location: Notre Dame

Closes: Oct 15, 2015 at midnight Eastern Time (GMT-4 hours)

We seek a fiction writer with expertise in creative non-fiction to teach in our diverse, dynamic undergraduate- and graduate-level Creative Writing Program. Course load is 2/2. Writers who have published at least one book with a nationally recognized press are encouraged to apply; MFA or equivalent degree and teaching experience expected. Please submit a cv and letter of interest through Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/30806 by October 15, 2015.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit a cv and letter of interest by October 15, 2015.

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials: 1 

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

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University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Assistant Professor in Writing with Specialty in Digital Storytelling - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Pending budgetary approval, the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track assistant professor in writing with a specialty in digital storytelling, to begin August 2016.

Ph.D. or MFA preferred, along with teaching experience, and a substantial digital portfolio of multimedia publications in audio or video storytelling, longform narrative journalism, digital poetics, graphic novels, or experimental digital forms. The successful candidate will be expected to carry a 2/2 teaching load of undergraduate and graduate workshops; to participate actively in the formation of a burgeoning new-media component in one of the oldest Writing Programs in the country and to maintain a robust record of digital creative work. We welcome candidates whose work traverses platforms, straddles both legacy and new-media in form, expression, and distribution, and connects with emerging digital strengths in our literature, composition, and film programs. Competitive salary and benefits package.

In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 9, 2015. Please contact Ben Simmons (bes87@pitt.edu) at 412-624-6509 for further information. To apply, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/32023.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, members of minority groups under-represented in academia, veterans, and disabled are especially encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 10/9/15

Deadline: Nov. 9

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials: 1

Rejection (no interview): 1

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 

Campus interview scheduled:26-28 JAN 16

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

  • ["Offer Made" posted 2/7]

Offer accepted: 22FEB16 Erin Anderson

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University of South Alabama (AL) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing [Poetry and Nonfiction]Edit

University of South Alabama English Department invites applications for a non-tenure track, 9-month, one-year-only Assistant Professor of Creative Writing position, starting August 15, 2016. The position is in poetry and creative nonfiction. Required: PhD in English or M.F.A. in Creative Writing and a background in poetry and creative nonfiction. For more information, see the following: http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/academicaffairs/facultyposition.html.

Email vita, cover letter, and names of three references to Dr. Becky McLaughlin, Search Committee Chair, c/o Ms. Arnedra Wilson (aswilson@southalabama.edu). Review of applications will begin April 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

EO/AA Employer – minorities/females/veterans/disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/34521

MLA JIL 3/18/16

Deadline: April 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

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Rejection (after campus interview):

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University of Tampa (FL) - TT Assistant Professor of English (FYW and Creative Writing - Poetry and Fiction) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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. The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences and Social Sciences, Math and Education and 11 master's programs.

The Department of English and Writing in the College of Arts and Letters seeks a candidate for an Assistant Professor of English, tenure track, in creative writing (poetry and fiction) to begin August 2016.

The annual teaching load is six four-credit courses, two in Academic Writing and four in both introductory and advanced workshops in poetry and fiction. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate artistic excellence through strong journal and/or book publication and a commitment to the teaching of writing, including university academic writing, which is taught by all members of the department.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in creative writing (or English/literature with creative writing emphasis) is required. This position offers opportunities to participate in a dynamic program with an endowed reading series and to work with students on the campus literary magazine, Neon.

Link to Apply: http://jobs.ut.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52516

INDEED.COM

Deadline: open until filled (posted 10/15/15)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of Texas at Tyler (TX) - TT Assistant Professor in American Literature (and Creative Writing) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Literature and Languages at The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in twentieth-century and contemporary American Literature with a background in Creative Writing. This nine-month position will start in fall 2016. Required qualifications include PhD in English with specialization in American Literature and training in creative writing by August 15, 2016. We are seeking a teacher-scholar who excels at teaching, publication, and service. The ideal candidate will be able to teach upper-division and graduate courses in American literature, literature survey, bibliography and research methods, and creative writing. Experience in teaching at college level is preferred. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students, committee work, curriculum development, scholarship/publication, and community outreach. Compensation is competitive and based on credentials.

To apply: submit letter of interest, curriculum vita, (unofficial) transcripts, contact information for three references, and any supporting documents to EnglishAssistProf@uttyler.edu or mail hardcopies to Assistant Professor of American Lit Search Committee, BUS 237, Department of Literature and Languages, University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of application begins on February 1, 2016. For additional information, contact department chair, Hui Wu, at hwu@uttyler.edu or visit our website: http://www.uttyler.edu/news/jobs.php.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 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: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Utah Valley University (UT) - Assistant Professor English/Literature (incl. Creative Writing) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Under the direction of the English/Literature Department, the Assistant Professor English/Literature designs and teaches four courses per semester (teaching assignments will be composition courses and creative writing or literature courses as departmental circumstances require). Serves on department, college, and university committees. Maintains currency in academic field(s) of expertise; produces creative work; engages in professional development activities; and, assists in curriculum and program development.

Graduation from an accredited institution with Ph.D. in Creative Writing (ABD accepted).

UVU is a comprehensive state institution of higher education with over 30,000 students and is located in Orem, along the western front of the Wasatch Mountains. Orem offers access to numerous outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, and skiing. The Wasatch Front metropolitan area offers cultural opportunities, such as the Sundance Film Festival and world-class music and dance companies. The UVU campus is served by a wonderful public transit system, including a rail line that runs from Salt Lake City. UVU and the Department of Mathematics emphasize undergraduate education and also strongly support undergraduate research and service learning. UVU offers excellent benefits to its faculty members.

Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer. Employer committed to an inclusive hiring process and welcoming of diverse candidates.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Contact: Human Resources

Utah Valley University

Online App. Form: http://www.Click2Apply.net/3nj8mtvd78

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 10/15/15)

Deadline: Screening Date: 11/23/2015

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview scheduled 1/28

Rejection (after preliminary interview): x1 (3/4)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Generalist 2016
  • Didn't they advertise this exact same job last year?
  • It was very close to this, but this time there's an added composition component.  I don't believe last year's search ended in a hire.
  • Confirmed - They ended up withdrawing the position last year, so no hire was made.

Wesleyan University (CT) - Creative Writing - 2 Full-Time Positions (TT Asst. Prof.-2 or More Genres / Assoc. Prof.-Fiction) - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Job Posting Number: F00105

Department: English Department-1054

Job Category: Faculty Posting

Position Details: The Department of English at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for two full-time creative writing positions beginning July 1, 2016. The first is a tenure-track assistant professorship for a writer who works expertly in or across two or more genres (non-fiction, poetry, fiction, etc.). The second is for a well-published fiction writer at the Associate Professor level, tenured. MFA, or the equivalent in publications, as well as teaching experience required. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester in introductory through advanced workshops, as well as literature courses. The successful candidates will also advise and mentor students, help plan the reading series and undergraduate concentration in Creative Writing, participate in faculty governance at the departmental and university level, and be part of a growing, lively writing community. Wesleyan values creative work and teaching highly; has a strong, diverse student body; and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA, or the equivalent in publications, as well as teaching experience required.

Special Instructions To Applicants: You will be required to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample (25 pages maximum), (4) a teaching statement. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). Interfolio users, see Additional Information.

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information: Applications received by December 4, 2015 will receive full consideration.

Please contact Liz Tinker at etinker@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2360 if you have questions about the application process.

Note for Interfolio users: We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the "web delivery" method to upload your letters directly to our online application.

For further instructions, look here: http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.

Online App. Form: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5123

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 4

Acknowledgment received: 1 (automated, though)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2 (1/18)

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Query: there's a well known fiction writer there on a VAP this year. Is this an internal hire? 
  • Form rejection letter said they received almost 500 applicants for the position. (1/18)

Westminster College (MO) - TT Asst. Professor of English (Creative Writing) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

Westminster College seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English, with a specialization in Creative Writing and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at a small liberal arts college, to begin August 2016. MFA or Ph.D. preferred, but ABD will be considered. Teaching load (4/4) will include composition, Introduction to Creative Writing (multi-genre course to include fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and drama), and upper-level creative writing courses. A record of publication is expected. The ability to teach American literature, journalism and/or a course in editing and producing an undergraduate literary magazine would be a plus. Send letter of application and vita to: Dr. Theresa Adams, Chair, Department of English, Westminster College, Fulton, MO 65251. Postmark by November 10, 2015 for full consideration. Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype in January 2016. Westminster College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MLA JIL 10/2/15

https://apply.interfolio.com/32138

Deadline: Nov. 10

Acknowledgment received: 2 (10/29)

Request for additional materials: 11/30

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  • Requires you to pay postage for shipping via Interfolio. $6 minimum.   Does anyone know the class sizes at this college? 4/4 seems like a very heavy load, especially if you might ever want to write something again.
  • - Class sizes are small. Almost all are under 24. Caps for creative writing classes are often lower.

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Lesley University (MA) - MFA Program Director / Assistant or Associate ProfessorEdit

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 83,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.

Information on the Program: The MFA Low-Residency Program in Creative Writing at Lesley University has consistently been ranked as one of the top five distinctive MFA programs in Poets & Writers magazine. Our 12-year-old program offers five genres - fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for young people, and writing for stage & screen - and has a unique interdisciplinary feature where students study for three semesters other genres or fields of study that support, encourage, and sustain their writing life. We offer a dual degree with the Lesley undergraduate creative writing program. Lesley is a leading liberal arts institution known nationally for its programs and commitment to the arts, education, and social justice. Lesley University is composed of four schools, the undergraduate College of Liberal Arts, and Sciences, school, the Graduate School of Education, the Graduate School of Arts & Social Sciences, and the undergraduate College of Art & Design.

Job Description: The MFA Low-Residency Program in Creative Writing seeks a creative, innovative individual with significant professional accomplishment to serve as the Director. This is a 12-month permanent faculty appointment, at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, with administrative and teaching responsibilities, beginning July 1, 2016.

The Director of the MFA in Creative Writing performs a wide range of duties in this dual faculty/administrative role, and requires organizational and administrative skills. The Director reports to the dean of the Graduate School and works with university departments on marketing, admissions, budgeting, and alumni relations. The Director is the liaison between the program and the university, and serves on an academic leadership team and university faculty committees. In collaboration with the MFA team, the Director oversees and participates in the planning of the bi-yearly residency sessions.

The Director will develop and implement the residency schedule of workshops, craft seminars, and panel discussions for students and faculty. With support from the staff and advisory faculty, the Director will plan and host students and faculty for two 9-day residencies annually, provide administrative oversight for all aspects of distance learning, and respond to student, faculty, and administrative concerns, as needed. The Director also serves on the university committees and participates in the business and leadership of the Graduate School of Arts & Social Sciences.

Teaching responsibilities include 1-2 residency seminars and may also include 1-2 MFA mentees each spring and fall term.

Requirements: Develops and implements student recruitment, admissions, and retention strategies; builds strategic community alliances and international partnerships to support admissions outreach and enrollment. Recruits and mentors MFA Writing faculty and program staff. Oversees the MFA in Creative Writing academic program and curriculum in accordance with University and Graduate Division policy. Directs fundraising efforts; works with university to cultivate donors and establish scholarship funds for MFA students and applicants. Administers the MFA in Creative Writing academic program budget. Coordinates and oversees the program's social media strategy and website. Advocates for faculty union contractual issues, evaluations, etc. Maintains an active publication record. Provides leadership for the establishment and strengthening of the MFA in Creative Writing curriculum, assessment, and program reviews in accordance with NEASC standards. Serves as senior academic advisor for MFA in Creative Writing students. Works in accordance with University Strategic Plan to establish and strengthen visibility and support for the MFA in Creative Writing Program. In keeping with the AWP Director's Handbook, the Director pursues adherence to the Association's "Hallmarks" for a successful graduate program by agreeing to "nurture a culture of creativity, vitality, intellectual rigor, artistic discipline, and collegiality." Oversees program's alumni relations.

Additional Information: Salary will be commensurate with education, skills and work experience.

BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS

Application Instructions: A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration.

Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates. For full consideration, candidates should apply by December 15, 2015.

Contact: Please apply online Lesley University

Online App. Form: https://lesley.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?CNTRNO=6&TSTMP=1449240369318&JOBID=66253

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Deadline: Dec. 15

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Oklahoma State University in Tulsa (OK) - Director, Center for Poets and Writers - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Full-time DIRECTOR CENTER FOR POETS AND WRITERS

BASIC FUNCTION: Directs the operations of the Center for Poets and Writers, including responsibility for planning, organization, and direction of the Center's services. Develops, promotes, and presents major arts and literary programming internally and for the community at large. Participates in monthly Management Team meetings with the Tulsa Campus President.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (Includes but not limited to the following): Developing, promoting, and presenting major arts/literary programming internally and for the community at large. Teaching literature and writing courses, as well as developing non-credit writing workshops for the general public. Working with partner schools and other social agencies to develop special literacy programs for underserved audiences. Assisting with fundraising and grant procurement to supplement Center initiatives Assuming full responsibility for maintaining the general operations of the Center.

WORK SCHEDULE: Generally Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm with varied weekends and after hours.

TRAVEL: Travel is 15% out of state, 15% in-state. Remaining is in town.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift and carry 8-10 pounds, stoop, reach, stand, walk, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear, see, and perform repetitive motions with or without reasonable accommodations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: Masters degree in a related area, from an accredited institution

EXPERIENCE: Five years teaching or related experience. Demonstrated ability to work with a broad cross-section of the community and forge in-kind partnerships. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement literacy based programming.

OTHER: Excellent leadership and team-building skills. Demonstrated administrative capability. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in booking high profile speakers linked to reading initiatives. Have a passion for literacy that reaches beyond routine job requirements. Experience in Fundraising.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience (Contingent upon available funding)

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. OSU Is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS is a tobacco free campus. For more information go to http://www.afirmact.okstate.edu.

TO APPLY: Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.okstate.edu under the Tulsa Campus.

Chronicle

Deadline: Sept. 30

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Vermont College of Fine Arts (VT) - Director of the MFA in Writing ProgramEdit

Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applicants for the Director of the MFA in Writing Program. The Program Director is a managerial position reporting to the Academic Dean.

Responsibilities include: participating in college level leadership; guiding the continued development of the academic vision for the program in concert with the mission of the College; ensuring academic integrity and programming; overseeing day-to-day operations of the program; organizing of two annual campus residencies and two overseas residencies; managing the hiring, training, support and evaluation of faculty; supporting student-centered learning structures and providing oversight, support, and academic orientation to students; consulting with staff on marketing, recruitment, outreach, and admissions strategies and functions; supervising program staff.

Successful candidates will have substantial experience in higher education that includes: demonstrated skills in collaborative leadership; familiarity with complex organizational systems; a background working with adult learners; a demonstrated record of entrepreneurial, managerial and team-building skills; and exemplary written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. This full-time, year-round administrative position is not a faculty position, and does not include teaching duties. An MFA in Writing is desirable but not required.

Candidates are encouraged to consult the College website to acquaint themselves with VCFA's distinctive academic schedule, learning processes, and educational philosophy.

A link to the full job description is available here: http://vcfa.edu/about-vcfa/careers

Send resume and cover letter to Betsy Barnett at Betsy.Barnett@vcfa.edu.

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Deadline: 05/31/2016

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Amherst College (MA) - Visiting Writer - Fiction (1 yr. renewable) - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Amherst College Department of English invites applications from fiction writers for the position of Visiting Writer, to begin July 2016. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amhersts students are Pell Grant recipients; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender nationality, sexual orientation and religion.

This position entails a three-quarters load per year (two writing courses of ones own design and one literature course of ones own design), in addition to advising senior theses. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for three additional years. Candidates must have published at least one book. Previous experience teaching creative writing is desirable.

Candidates should submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/30451 a letter of application, a CV, one writing sample not to exceed twenty pages, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

Chronicle

Deadline: review begins Oct. 1

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): November 16 x4

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  • ["INTERVIEWS" noted in header on Nov. 1]

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Bluffton University (OH) - 2 yr. Asst. Professor of English - Creative Writing - FictionEdit

Creative writing fiction. Full-time; two-year appointment with renewal contingent on success of program and recruitment; assistant professor of English.

QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A. or Ph.D. in appropriate field required; publications in creative writing, especially fiction.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Half of load: Teaching creative writing fiction along with first-year composition and other writing and literature courses. Half of load: Developing new literary journal and actively recruiting high school students to enroll at Bluffton and work with the journal. We are open to dividing the two parts of this position if applicants are interested in only half of the position.

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with education and experience within the university pay scale.

APPOINTMENT: Fall semester 2016.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2016, however consideration of applications will begin immediately.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: Applications are considered complete when the following materials have been received at the office below: letter of interest, curriculum vita, three letters of reference (submitted directly from referee), transcripts. CONTACT: Elaine Suderman, Academic Affairs Office, Bluffton University, 1 University Drive, Bluffton, OH 45817-2104.

sudermane@bluffton.edu

Employment decisions are based on merit and university needs, and not on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by law. As a religious institution, Bluffton University expressly reserves its rights to appoint faculty and staff who share a commitment to the Christian faith which is consistent with the Mennonite/Anabaptist beliefs of the university’s founding and supporting church. EOE.

http://www.bluffton.edu/employment/fac-creative-writing.html

Deadline: June 30

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Note that their job application includes a religious test, with the following questions:

1. In light of Bluffton’s commitments as a liberal arts institution (see above and the Mission Statement on the reverse side), what are the special contributions you would bring to the Bluffton University community of learning? Please speak to academic and professional expectations, teaching excellence, scholarship, and interest in students.

2. In light of Bluffton’s commitments as a Christian institution in the Anabaptist Mennonite tradition, what are the personal commitments and special gifts you would bring to the Bluffton University community?

In addition to the religious test, they hit you with the dreaded "letters must be submitted directly by referee." Why are schools STILL doing this crap in 2016? There's this thing called Interfolio, which allows candidates to waive their right to read the letters. You expect me to contact my recommenders in freaking May/June to repurpose a letter they already sent to my dossier? What if they are out of the country? What if I can't track them down? Ah, yes, the benefits of having a dossier, unless I'm applying to your school. Pass. 

Boise State University (ID) - Fiction/Generalist Lecturer (1 yr. renewable) - POSITION CANCELLEDEdit

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the Lecturer in fiction and first-year writing, beginning January 2016.

The successful candidate will teach approximately 50% fiction courses, and 50% other English department courses. This division of effort could vary, depending on department need and course demand. A full workload is defined as four courses (12 credits) each semester for the Department of English, as well as providing service to the department, university or community. Contracts are renewed yearly based on performance evaluations.

At a minimum you should have: ·MFA or PhD in creative writing with an emphasis in fiction; ·Relevant teaching experience or concentrated graduate coursework in composition studies, writing studies, rhetoric, creative nonfiction, and/or teaching writing.

Preferentially, you will have: ·Experience teaching fiction writing in a workshop setting at the college level; · Experience teaching academic writing in first-year writing classes; ·Evidence of a commitment to program, department, university, and/or community service; ·A book from a nationally recognized press or a number of publications in national journals.

Lecturer Role: According to Policies 4250 and 7000 in Boise State University's Policy Manual, and English Department practices, A.a lecturer's primary responsibility is teaching non-clinical courses in degree and/or certificate programs for an academic year. B.a lecturer is not eligible for tenure, may or may not have responsibilities for research or creative activity, and may serve on a wide range of academic or governance committees subject to policies of the department, the college, and the university.

Faculty who hold these positions often teach a variety of courses, depending on departmental need and the faculty member's areas of expertise. Lecturers are expected to teach effectively and to conduct some service. In addition, these faculty members are to provide a minimum of three office hours per week during the semesters for student consultation. They are expected to attend department meetings and to contribute to departmental activities related to instruction such as curriculum planning, professional development, assessment, and the like. They also have voting rights. Because these are teaching-intensive positions, lecturers are evaluated annually based on teaching effectiveness, professional development, and university or community service, but are not expected to engage in research or creative activity.

The Chair may adjust the workload for lecturers under special circumstances, consistent with University policies and procedures and with permission of the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Provost. Such action will most commonly occur in the form of a reduction in teaching responsibilities to offset any ad-hoc types of assignments requiring an extraordinary commitment of time and effort. Such assignments may be compensated with a course reduction as deemed appropriate by the Chair, the Dean, and the Provost.

Application Procedures: Please provide the following documents: 1.letter of application describing your teaching experience, areas of expertise, and teaching philosophy-- please put the reference number for the position at the top of your letter, 2.curriculum vitae 3.three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address your teaching abilities, 4.transcripts of graduate studies (unofficial accepted), 5.a 1- to 2-page description of a project or assignment that would fit the goals of a fiction writing course 6.a 1- to 2-page description of a project or assignment that would fit the goals of a first-year writing course 7.a set of recent evaluations from students 8.a 20-page sample of your fiction.

Applicants should submit their materials as separate PDF attachments by email to kimberlybrandt@boisestate.edu with the applicant's surname and the document type in the title of each document (e.g., smith_teachingportfolio.pdf).

If necessary, alternative procedures for submitting application materials may be arranged with kimberlybrandt@boisestate.edu.

Review of applications will begin on October 12, 2015 and continue until finalists are identified.

About the University: http://www.boisestate.edu/

About the City of Boise: http://www.boisechamber.org/

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Deadline: review begins Oct. 12

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  • 11-6-15  They told me they're stopping the search, presumably to split it into two separate positions later.
  • Also posted at Generalist 2016

Brown University (RI) - Bonderman Professors of Creative Writing in Fiction and Poetry (1 yr. renewable)Edit

Brown University Department in Literary Arts invites applications for the inaugural Bonderman Professors of Creative Writing, beginning in July 2016. There are two positions available, one is in fiction and one is in poetry. These are one-year positions with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years. Responsibilities include: teaching four courses per academic year in literature, creative writing workshops, and electives in a related field, including but not limited to: literary or narrative theory, lyric essay, international literature, translation, digital arts, film/video, hybrid genre, etc. Also required is to supervise undergraduate theses, and participate fully in the life of the department.

Qualifications must include: at least one published book and experience teaching undergraduate workshops in creative writing. Appointments will be made at assistant, associate, or full professor of the practice, depending on the qualifications of the applicant.

Please submit via Interfolio - for fiction: http://apply.interfolio.com/30600 and for poetry: http://apply.interfolio.com/30601 Submissions should include a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, an artist's statement, a writing sample (including a substantial portion of a creative text), and a list of at least three references (for those at the assistant or early associate rank) or a list of five references (for those at the advanced associate or full professor rank). In all cases, do NOT send letters of reference at the initial stage. Review of applications will begin on September 8, 2015.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins Sept. 8

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/19

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  • When committees ask for "a substantial portion of a creative text," how many pages do they mean?
  • Generally, no one wants to read more than 30 pages.

Colby College (ME) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing: Fiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Applications are invited for a one-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2016-2017 academic year, potentially renewable for a second year. We seek candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence and strong publications in the field of fiction writing. The five-course teaching load will include 2 fiction workshop courses in the fall, two in the spring, and one W1 writing-intensive course for first-year students. Applicants must have a M.F.A. To apply, please send application materials as PDF attachments to FictionVAPSearch@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. Consideration of candidates will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/31969

MLA JIL 09/25/15

Deadline: review begins Nov. 15

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  • -was told they'd invited two candidates for campus interviews. [posted early Feb.]

Colby College (ME) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Poetry and Prose) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/31970

Applications are invited for a one-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2016-2017 academic year, potentially renewable for a second year. We seek candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching poetry and prose and in published creative work. The five-course teaching load will include two Creative Writing workshop courses in the fall, two in the spring, and one W1 writing-intensive course for first-year students. Applicants must have a M.F.A; M.F.A./PhD. candidates are welcome. To apply, please email application materials as PDF attachments to CWVAPsearch@colby.edu. Include cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and description of creative interests. Consideration of candidates will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

MLA JIL 09/25/15

Deadline: review begins Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): Email 12/14

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 (Skype) 12/22

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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NOTES:

  • Unnecessarily rude rejection: "I regret to inform you that we will not be pursuing further your candidacy because we have determined that you do not sufficiently match the requirements of the position as outlined in our job description."
  • Has *everyone* here without an interview also received a rejection? I'm wondering if I fell through the cracks...
  • No, I haven't heard anything to date
  • They don't tell you anything until their down to their final decision, at least. Last year, I had heard nothing until they accidentally emailed a bunch of us with a message that was intended for the runner up. Like, "Dear Mr. So-and-So, you didn't get the job..." which was quickly followed up by an "Ooops! Sorry! Our bad! But you're rejected too, by the way!" email. So...

College of Wooster (OH) - Visting Asst. Professor - Fiction Writing - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at the College of Wooster invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in fiction writing with additional experience in creative nonfiction desirable. Teaching load is 2-3 plus direction of 5 yearlong theses in the College's signature Senior Independent Study program. Ph.D. or M.F.A. expected; Evidence or promise of teaching excellence and a significant publication record expected. Submit letter of application, vita, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages no later than February 8, 2016, through Interfolio.

Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Drug free workplace.

Online App. Form: http://apply.interfolio.com/33760

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Feb. 8

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Colgate University (NY) - Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing (Two 1 yr. Positions - Fiction / Poetry)Edit

Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. Writers of fiction and poetry who have recently completed an MFA, MA, or PhD in creative writing, and who need a year to complete their first book, are encouraged to apply. The selected writers will spend the academic year (late August 2016 to early May 2017) at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. Writers of fiction and poetry who have recently completed an MFA, MA, or PhD in creative writing, and who need a year to complete their first book, are encouraged to apply. The selected writers will spend the academic year (late August 2016 to early May 2017) 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 $38,500 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 or 20 single-sided pages of poetry. 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/5971 by February 1, 2016. Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University's education mission.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Feb. 1 2016

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Creighton University (NE) - Resident Assistant Professor (1 yr.) in Creative Writing/Poetry - 2 PositionsEdit

Creighton University's Department seeks to fill two Resident Assistant Professor positions in Creative Writing/Poetry for its Department of English. This is a one-year, non-tenure track position. This position is to teach undergraduate courses based upon the candidate's expertise and departmental need. The Resident Assistant Professor will teach a 4-4 course load beginning in August 2016. Candidates are strongly urged to familiarize themselves with our programs, department, university and mission at http://www.creighton.edu. MFA or PhD in relevant field required. Evidence of excellent university-level teaching preferred.

Creighton University's English department seeks applicants for two one-year full-time positions as Resident Assistant Professors or resident Instructors for AY 2016-17. The appointment will be in creative writing/poetry. 4/4 teaching load in undergraduate creative writing, first-year composition and/or literature survey, and graduate-level creative writing. Full benefits. MFA or PhD degree in English and college-level teaching experience required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Position open until filled. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the positions are filled. Please upload complete dossier (including cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching excellence, letters of recommendation, and transcripts) into the relevant faculty listing at http://careers.creighton.edu. Please use the "Resume" link for your transcript. A Jesuit, Catholic institution in Omaha, Nebraska, Creighton encourages applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds who believe they can contribute to the university's distinctive educational traditions. Creighton is an EEO/AA employer and seeks a wide range of applicants for the position so that one of our core values?ethnic and cultural diversity?may be realized.

To apply we require a cover letter, which includes a written statement addressing the candidate's understanding of Creighton's Jesuit, Catholic mission and how your teaching aligns with the mission.

A Curriculum Vitae that includes the following information: date, institution and academic field of every academic degree received date, institution, field and academic rank of all professional employment, other relevant professional accomplishments such as presentations or service

Original academic transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended (photocopies of transcripts are acceptable during the initial application process)

Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which speak of the candidate's teaching ability

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 4/8/16)

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Depauw University (IN) - 1 yr. Asst. Professor in Fiction - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at DePauw University invites applications for a full-time, one-year term position in creative writing, with an emphasis on fiction, for the 2016-17 academic year. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. A completed MFA or PhD is required and a strong record of publication is preferred. Teaching responsibilities include introductory creative writing, introductory literature, and advanced fiction writing. Candidates should show evidence or promise of teaching excellence and a commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting. Candidates should also provide evidence, in application materials, of a commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences, which create an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University.

DePauw University is a nationally recognized, leading liberal arts college dedicated to educating 2,300 highly talented, motivated, and diverse 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 a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association, a consortium affording excellent opportunities for faculty development and collaboration. DePauw is committed to diversity in its student body, faculty, staff, and curriculum.

Review of applications will begin April 11, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will be assured of full consideration.

Members of the department will conduct preliminary interviews by videoconference.

Submit application dossier through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/34514). Dossier should include letter, CV, teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi (introductory creative writing and advanced fiction writing), and writing sample that includes one longer story, two shorter ones, or a novel chapter (no more than 25 pages in total), and three confidential letters of recommendation.

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 3/18/16

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Drew University (NJ) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing – Fiction — POSITION FILLEDEdit

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded, 186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,000 students and has 145 full-time faculty members, 94% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer MA and PhD degrees and the College confers BA degrees in 30 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship, a commitment to connecting the campus with the community and a focus on experiential learning. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), home of 2015 Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine and Drew Fellow William Campbell, the Drew Summer Science Institute, the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as the Wall Street Semester, Semester at the United Nations, Semester on Contemporary Art and Semester on Communications and Media in New York City and several international semester programs. The University also houses the Center for Civic Engagement, the Drew Summer Science Institute, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, an independent professional theater, as well as the United Methodist Archives and History Center and one of the country’s leading concentrations of materials on Willa Cather.

The Department of English seeks applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing – Fiction. Applicants must have an MFA or PhD; at least one story collection or novel from a nationally-recognized press; and evidence of teaching excellence in both creative writing and literature. Five course per year load to include creative writing workshops and literature courses, preferably in 20th/21st-century American Literature, as well as co-directing the Creative Writing Minor and the Writers@Drew reading series. Submit cover letter and CV to Professor Wendy Kolmar via email to HR0116-5@drew.edu . Application review will continue until the position is filled.

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Eastern Illinois University (IL) - Instructor - Fiction (Annual Contract) - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

English Instructor, Creative Writing-Fiction

Full-time instructor/annually-contracted position in Creative Writing, Fiction. Full benefits and possibility of renewal. We seek candidates with expertise in fiction writing and with experience in one or more of the following: 20th-century British/American literature, dramatic writing and screenwriting, digital humanities, linguistics, medieval studies, professional writing. Publication in area of specialization and preparation for teaching creative writing at undergraduate and graduate levels required. Successful candidate will be able to contribute to our two-year MA program, undergraduate major in creative writing, General Education curricula. PhD by date of appointment.

We seek an excellent teacher with wide interests and creative/scholarly promise. 3/3 teaching load. Other duties include limited departmental and university service. Fall 2016 start. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. To apply, please submit electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation, and official or unofficial transcripts to http://apply.interfolio.com/33773. For additional information, please contact Dana Ringuette, Chair, English Department, at dringuette@eiu.edu. Review of applications will begin February 26, 2016.

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Eckerd College (FL) - Instructor of Creative Writing (Open-Genre)Edit

Eckerd College seeks an Instructor of Creative Writing to teach four courses per year and to serve as faculty adviser to the college's undergraduate literary journal, the Eckerd Review. Teaching duties include a multi-genre introduction to creative writing course, as well as courses in poetry, creative nonfiction, or fiction. Expertise in prose writing is preferred, with additional facility in a second genre. Position is for one year with possible renewal. Candidates must have an M.F.A., prior teaching experience, and some publication. Literary editorial experience is desirable. This appointment includes a benefits package.

Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Please upload letter of application, CV, recent teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and sample of creative work (25 page maximum) by April 30th, 2016. Inquiries may be sent to Prof. K.C. Wolfe, at wolfekc@eckerd.edu. Qualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for the College. EOE. Applications from women/minorities encouraged.

Link to Apply: http://eckerd.hirecentric.com/jobs/97235.html

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Emerson College (MA) - Distinguished Writer-in-Residence (Fiction)Edit

The department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College seeks a Distinguished Writer-in-Residence to teach fiction writing in the department’s thriving graduate program. The successful candidate will teach two classes a year (can be in the same semester), supervise MFA theses, participate in MFA admissions, and may have the opportunity to collaborate with Ploughshares, Emerson’s nationally renowned literary journal. The appointment begins September 1, 2016.

Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks: Applicants should have a publication record indicating national or international prominence, evidence of successful college and university teaching, and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. An MFA degree is preferred, but other terminal degrees (MA/PhD) or a strong publication record may also be considered equivalent to a terminal degree.

Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.

The Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing is a vibrant and engaged community of scholars, writers, and designers with over 100 full- and part-time faculty members, 550 undergraduate majors, and 250 graduate students in the Creative Writing MFA program and Publishing MA program.

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in Boston’s Literary Cultural District in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college enrolls 3,757 undergraduate students and 758 graduate students from 75 countries and all 45 states.

Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin in September 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Link to Apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/9621

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Evergreen State College (WA) - Visiting Faculty Positions in Creative Writing (Three Positions)Edit

The Evergreen State College invites applications for three, full-time visiting positions in creative writing, beginning in September 2016. These are 2-quarter or 3-quarter positions. Most of Evergreen's undergraduate curriculum is built around 16-credit interdisciplinary coordinated studies. The successful hires for these positions will teach and/or team-teach full time interdisciplinary programs for one group of students, rather than multiple classes. The programs combine instruction in various disciplines with writing, literary studies and cultural studies. The literary and cultural studies components of the program are to be determined by candidate's expertise and interest. They could include but are not limited to: literary or narrative theory, queer studies, postcolonial studies, lyric essay, international literature, translation, digital arts, hybrid genre, etc. Visiting faculty are required to participate fully in the life of the college including new faculty orientation, faculty meetings, and service.

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Contact: Ruth Hansen, Faculty Hiring, The Evergreen State College. Phone: (360) 867-6861 Fax: (360) 867-6794

Online App. Form: http://www.evergreen.edu/facultyhiring

Email Address: facultyhiring@evergreen.edu

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Florida State University (FL) - Publishing and Writing Entrepreneur in Residence (Non-TT - renewable)Edit

The English Department at Florida State University invites applications for a Publishing and Writing Entrepreneur in Residence. This is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track renewable contract faculty position with opportunities for advancement. In addition to our flourishing undergraduate and graduate Creative Writing programs, the department offers a high-demand undergraduate major in "Editing, Writing, and Media"; responsibilities include directing the internship component of this degree and teaching courses in the program. Candidates will also collaborate with other "Entrepreneurs in Residence" across the FSU campus. Requirements: Master's degree; several years experience in fields of professional writing; publication credentials; extensive experience in new media; successful completion of a criminal history background check. Starting date as early as January 2016 possible. Submit application online at https://jobs.fsu.edu (Job ID 39584); include in a single pdf a cover letter and c.v. Three confidential, independent letters of reference are required to be sent to english-recruiting@fsu.edu . Priority will be given to completed applications received by December 15, 2015; review of applications will continue until position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Eric Walker, department chair, at ewalker@fsu.edu.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf

MLA JIL 11/25/15

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Franklin and Marshall College (PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of English (Fiction Writer) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

English, PO Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604 http://www.fandm.edu/english

The Franklin & Marshall English Department invites applications from fiction writers for a visiting position, renewable up to two years, to begin in the fall of 2016. The rank will be Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor, depending on qualifications. Significant creative publications, a commitment to undergraduate teaching, and a terminal degree in creative writing, in hand or near completion, are required. We have particular interest in someone who writes and teaches speculative or cross-genre fiction, though we are open to applications from all fiction writers. The 3/2 teaching load will include Introduction to Creative Writing, Writing Fiction, and topics in contemporary fiction. The fiction writer we seek will become part of a thriving writing community, which includes a Creative Writing track in the English major, a Writers House, and an impressive reading series, including the F&M Emerging Writers Festival. Please submit a cover letter, c.v., graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluation forms, and a writing sample. Interested candidates should apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/32810 to Judith Mueller, Chair. For full consideration applications should be received by Nov. 16. We will conduct interviews at MLA, not at AWP.

We seek candidates interested in working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. The College is emerging as a nationally recognized leader in recruiting and supporting high achieving students from underserved communities.

MLA JIL 10/30/15

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George Washington University (DC) - Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington (Fiction)Edit

For appointment beginning in the fall 2016, we seek a writer of fiction to teach two semesters at The George Washington University as the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in -Washington. 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. Basic 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. Campus housing is normally available to the writer through a subsidized rental agreement. The salary for 2016-2017 is $60,000 plus an attractive benefits package.

Application procedure: To be considered, complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/29240 ; upload a cover letter, a 20-30 page writing sample, and a résumé 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 November 2, 2015. The deadline for applying is December 3, 2015. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

https://apply.interfolio.com/32156

MLA JIL 10/2/15

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Georgia College (GA) - Temporary Lecturer - Poetry (Fall 2016, non-renewable)Edit

Temporary Lecturer in Creative Writing—Poetry

The Department of English and Rhetoric at Georgia College and State University is seeking a temporary lecturer in creative writing—poetry for the fall term of 2016. The successful candidate will teach two courses in poetry, one at the graduate and the other at the undergraduate level; work with MFA thesis students; serve as visiting poetry editor for our literary journal,Arts and Letters; and give a public reading as part of our visiting writers’ series. This is a nonrenewable position. We seek candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching. Applicants must have an MFA or PhD completed before date of hire. A published book of poetry by a nationally recognized press and familiarity with journal production are preferred.

Please visit our program website: http://www.gcsu.edu/creativewriting. The position is situated in our Department of English and Rhetoric, where the BA in English with a concentration in either creative writing or literature, BA in Rhetoric (speech communications), MA in English, and MFA in Creative Writing are offered.

GC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. We promote equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, color, gender, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It is expected that successful candidates share these commitments.

We ask candidates to submit the following: Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of 3 References and Contact Information, Unofficial Transcripts, and Writing Sample. Apply here: https://www.gcsujobs.com/postings/2955.Applications received by March 18 are guaranteed full consideration, but we will continue to consider applications until the position is filled.

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Gettysburg College (PA) - Emerging Writer Lecturer Academic Year 2016-2017Edit

Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature

Posted: 11/11/2015

Application Due: Open Until Filled

Type: Full Time

Position Summary:One-year appointment, beginning August 2016, for a creative writer who plans a career that involves college-level teaching, to teach three courses per semester, including Introduction to Creative Writing and an advanced course in the writer's genre, as well as to assist with departmental writing activities. Mentorship for teaching and assistance in professional development provided.

Qualifications: M.F.A. or Ph.D. with creative dissertation required. Teaching experience and literary magazine publications are essential. Successful candidates in recent years have had a new or forthcoming book. Competitive salary.

Application Details: Applicants should apply online at http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/1563. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy must be submitted. Requests for dossiers will be made after an initial review. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2016, and will continue until a successful candidate is found.

Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Nadine Meyer at nmeyer@gettysburg.edu.

This position is nonrenewable.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of approximately 2,600 students. Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy.

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

Application Information: Postal Address: Gettysburg College, 300 North Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Phone: (717) 337-6202. Fax: (717) 337-6214. TDD: (717) 337-6833

Online App. Form: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/1563

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Hendrix College (AR) - Murphy Visiting Fellow in Literature and Language (spec. Creative Writing - Poetry) - OFFER EXTENDEDEdit

Hendrix College invites applications for a two-year position for a Murphy Visiting Fellow in Literature and Language, to begin in August 2016. The College seeks to extend its tradition of excellence in teaching and scholarship by attracting faculty who combine mastery of their disciplines with broad intellectual interests and commitment to the aims of a liberal arts college. The successful candidate will specialize in Creative Writing, with an emphasis in Poetry and, secondarily, Creative Nonfiction. Along with a promising record of publication, candidates must demonstrate commitment to and excellence in undergraduate teaching of creative writing, and should have sufficient background to teach courses in literature and writing as needed by the English Department.

Murphy Visiting Fellows are expected to be in residence at Hendrix throughout two academic years (mid-August to early May). Murphy Visiting Fellows will teach three courses in the first year (one in the fall semester and two in the spring) and four courses in the second year (two in the fall and two in the spring), and will also support the Murphy Scholars Program through organizational assistance, informal advising and mentoring of Scholars, and community-building. The MFA or other appropriate terminal degree is required. The salary is $45,000 annually, plus benefits. Campus housing is available but not included.

The Hendrix-Murphy Foundation, an endowment for the enhancement of literature and language at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, has since 1978 supported a variety of literary and language-related programming on and off campus. This year marks the launch of the Murphy Scholars Program, by which a select cohort of undergraduate students from all disciplines deepens their knowledge of literature and language through a range of enhanced experiences. Murphy Scholars take Oxford-style tutorial classes, undertake significant off-campus study in literature and language, and give leadership and service to literary and language activities on campus. After participating in the program from sophomore through senior year, those who complete its requirements will graduate with distinction in literature and language.

While the Murphy Visiting Fellows will teach nonMurphy Scholars as well as Murphy Scholars, beyond the classroom the Fellows will have a significant role in nurturing the developing community of Murphy Scholars. They will attend literary and language-related events (such as talks by visiting writers, student reading series, and brown-bag literature and language discussions) as well informally advising the Scholars and serving as mentors. They will be encouraged to take part collegially in the general life of their departments and Hendrix as a whole.

Applications should include a cover letter addressing the candidates interest in teaching in a demanding liberal arts environment, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a statement of scholarly interest. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be requested and submitted via email. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and can be submitted at https://goo.gl/zZgffQ. Address cover letter to Dorian Stuber. Review of materials will begin on January 19 and will continue until the position is filled.

Hendrix is a distinguished liberal arts college located in Conway, Arkansas, thirty miles from Little Rock at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The College, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching liberal arts. Hendrix College is an equal opportunity employer, and all applications will be considered without regard to race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other characteristic specified by law. The College is committed to maintaining an atmosphere of civility and respect for all students, faculty, and staff.

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Indiana University East (IN) - English - Lecturer in Writing (incl. Creative Writing) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Indiana University East, Richmond, IN, invites applications for anticipated full-time lecturer position for Writing in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences commencing August 1, 2016. We are seeking a colleague who values undergraduate teaching and departmental service. The position requires a 4-4 teaching load, primarily in first year composition courses with occasional courses in literary interpretation, introduction to fiction, and creative writing non-fiction. Service such as program assessment and other departmental committee work, including serving on the First Year Composition Committee required.

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.

  • An MA in English or MFA in Creative Writing is required. (completed by August 2016).
  • Experience with dual enrollment/Advance College Project preferred.
  • Previous experience in both online and classroom teaching preferred.

Please submit a letter of interest, including a statement of position applying for and area of expertise, 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: Human Resources IUEHR@iue.edu. Application materials should address courses you are prepared to teach and include evidence of online teaching experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

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Kenyon College (OH) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (1-2 Positions, incl. Creative Writing Fiction and/or American Lit.)Edit

Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Gambier Ohio, invites applications for one or two one-year visiting positions in the Department of English at the rank of instructor or assistant professor.

Areas of specialization for the positions are creative writing (fiction) and/or any area of American or ethnic-American literature. The term of appointment is July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The teaching requirement is three classes in fall 2016 and two in spring 2017. Additional responsibilities include participation in the department's senior examinations and honors program. Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level is required. Ph.D. or MFA preferred but applicants who have yet to complete the degree will be considered.

A complete application will include a cover letter detailing research interests, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy, with information on ways issues and practices related to diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity have been or will be included in teaching and in activities mentoring members of underrepresented groups; a Curriculum Vitae; three letters of reference (at least one of which must speak to the candidate's teaching excellence); and a writing sample.

All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's website at http://careers.kenyon.edu. Review of applications will begin on 15 February 2016 and continue until the positions are filled. Applications will be acknowledged by automatic response. Preliminary interviews will be held by telephone or Skype. On-campus interviews will follow.

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Kenyon College (OH) - Kenyon Review Fellowships in Creative Writing (2 year appt.) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Kenyon Review invites applications for a two-year residential post-graduate fellowship in creative writing. During these two years, fellows will undertake a significant writing project and teach one course per semester in the Kenyon College English Department, contingent upon departmental needs. Fellows will also assist with creative and editorial projects for the Kenyon Review and KROnline http://www.kenyonreview.org/kr-online-issue/current-issue/.

The Kenyon Review will provide an annual $33,800 stipend, plus health benefits. Fellows are required to live in the local community and are expected to participate in the cultural life of Kenyon College by regularly attending readings, lectures, presentations, and other campus activities. For more details, please visit www.kenyonreview.org/fellowships.

Qualifications include an MFA or PhD in creative writing, English literature, or comparative literature completed before September 15, 2015 but no earlier than January 1, 2010, and teaching experience in creative writing and/or literature at the undergraduate level. A history of publication in literary journals is expected.

Kenyon College is a nationally ranked, highly selective liberal arts college located in the beautiful village of Gambier, Ohio, approximately 55 miles northeast of Columbus, Ohio. To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://employment.kenyon.edu.

A complete application will be comprised of 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) an 8-10 page writing sample, 4) two letters of recommendation (one of which must directly address the applicant's teaching ability), and 5) a transcript or copy of degree to show that the applicant meets the degree requirements.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Review of complete applications will begin 9/15/2015. https://employment.kenyon.edu

An EOE, Kenyon welcomes diversity and encourages the applications of women and minority candidates.

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Lake Forest College (IL) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Fiction) - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of English at Lake Forest College seeks to fill a Visiting Assistant Professor position in English with a specialization in fiction writing, annually renewable for up to three years. This position carries a 3-3 load of undergraduate courses in both creative writing and literature. The successful candidate will have a PhD in creative writing or English, with further specialization in teaching contemporary or postmodern literature. Applicants with an MFA and the appropriate teaching experience will also be considered. Desirable secondary areas of expertise include editing/publishing (for involvement with Lake Forest College Press/&NOW Books), American multicultural literature, and diasporic literature. Applicants must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three reference letters, and a twenty-page sample of their fiction. Reference letters must be submitted directly by the referring parties and not come directly from the candidate. The deadline is November 1. All material should be submitted electronically to englsearchf2015@mx.lakeforest.edu

http://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/6069-visiting-assistant-professor

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Loyola University Chicago (IL) - Lecturer in Creative Writing, Creative Non-Fiction and Core Writing (3 yr. Appt.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Duties and Responsibilities: Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Lecturer with expertise in creative non-fiction, beginning academic year 2016-17. The initial appointment will be for three years with possible renewal. The department serves 300 undergraduate majors and minors and offers a concentration in creative writing as well as the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. For additional information about the department, please visit http://www.luc.edu/english/index.shtml. Teaching responsibilities shall include courses in creative nonfiction and discursive writing. These courses include Writing Creative Nonfiction (English 319), Advanced Creative Nonfiction Workshop (English 392), and Writing Responsibly (UCWR 110). The position also involves mentoring and advising students in the Creative Writing Concentration. Continued publication is expected. Candidates should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in English or an M.F.A., publications in the field of creative non-fiction, and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching a diverse range of students at all levels. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate publication of creative nonfiction in nationally recognized venues and successful experience teaching creative nonfiction workshops at the college level.

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement/research agenda, and a letter of interest to http://www.careers.luc.edu. Applicants are asked to provide the names and email addresses of three references. The search committee will request letters of recommendation for finalists. Finalists will be contacted and asked to forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of published writing to jwexler@luc.edu or:

Joyce Wexler, Ph.D., Chair, Department of English, Loyola University Chicago, 1032 W. Sheridan, Chicago, Illinois 60660.

Review of applications will begin January 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Link to Apply: http://www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58392

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Loyola University New Orleans (LA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at Loyola University New Orleans invites applications for a full-time, one-year non-renewable Visiting Assistant Professorship in Creative Writing beginning August 2016. Candidates must have completed an M.F.A. or Ph.D. by the start date.

The teaching load is 4-4. The successful candidate will have a record of excellent undergraduate teaching and a demonstrated commitment to writing and publication. Teaching responsibilities include introduction to creative writing, advanced undergraduate workshops, and courses fulfilling university-wide requirements in literature and writing.

To apply, please submit AS A SINGLE .PDF or .DOC FILE a cover letter followed by a curriculum vitae and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages to Ms. Heidi Braden at hbraden@loyno.edu by March 15, 2016. Note “Creative Writing Position” in the subject line.

For more information about the position, contact Dr. Mark Yakich at yakich@loyno.edu, Chair, Creative Writing Search Committee.

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Deadline: March 15

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  • No specificity or preference in terms of genre here. Does anyone know?
  • Assume multi-genre. A lot of these undergrad jobs are multi-genre.

Michigan State University (MI) - Fixed-Term Visiting Asst. Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry)Edit

The Department of English at Michigan State University seeks a colleague to fill an academic year (nine month), full-time, fixed term assistant professor position. Applicants should have experience teaching introductory and advanced courses in creative writing, with particular emphasis on poetry, as well as general education in areas of expertise determined by Departmental needs. Our program is committed to aesthetic diversity; experience in spoken word poetry or performance, hybrid forms, new media, video poetry, electronic literature (including digital publishing) are highly desirable. Starting date is August 16, 2016. This is a fixed-term position and potential for annual renewal based on performance and availability of funding.

The successful candidate must be team oriented and enthusiastic about teaching students at all levels. Applicants should be familiar with the innovative use of technology in the classroom, and must be committed to engaged learning practices. Strong applicants will demonstrate a commitment to issues of social justice in teaching, and in scholarly and/or creative work; and have a demonstrated commitment working with students diverse in terms of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and their intersections. The teaching load will be 3-3, and one or more course assignments may be African American Literature, and in Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities.

The Department of English services over 600 undergraduate majors, and is home to nearly 50 faculty and staff members, including 35 tenure system faculty members who are committed to active research agendas and creative practices across a range of fields. The Department offers a BA in English, including an undergraduate concentration in creative writing, and an MA and PhD at the graduate level.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA or PhD in Creative Writing or a related field

You can apply for this position online at http://jobs.msu.edu

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Missouri Southern State University (MO) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (incl Creative Writing / Nonfiction) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Missouri Southern State University: The Department of English and Philosophy at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri invites applications for a visiting assistant professor in Writing beginning August 2016 (appointment allows for a possible three year employment with the potential of continuation following the third year). The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 4/4 load, with first-year writing comprising half the load. Remainder of load will come from courses in professional writing, creative writing, and general education literature surveys as appropriate to background of the hire. Specialties of particular interest include professional and technical writing, especially science writing, as well as creative nonfiction and memoir.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or a terminal degree in Professional Writing, or Rhetoric, or Creative Writing; be able to demonstrate significant graduate study and practice of non-fiction writing; ABD may be considered.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae (with the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references), and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. (Official transcripts are required within 45 days of contract being issued.) Please submit documents to FacultyVitae@mssu.edu and include in the subject line: "English Department - Writing." Employment will require a criminal background check.

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Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles (CA) - NTT - Part-Time English / Spanish Creative Writing Instructor - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

PART TIME SPANISH/ENGLISH WRITING INSTRUCTOR

https://msmu.interviewexchange.com/jobsrss.jsp?COMPANYID=496&categoryID=1245        

Department: MFA, Creative Writing

Locations: Los Angeles, CA

Posted: Dec 17, '15 

Type: Part-time

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Job Description: Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles announces a Spanish/English part-time instructor position in its Online MFA in Creative Writing Program.   Our program offers studies in the writing of fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction and screenplay and collaborates with the MA in Humanities.  The MFA in Creative Writing program philosophy emphasizes quality of instruction with a rigorous curriculum based on professional writing training as well as historical and contemporary study of literature and broader humanistic inquiry in philosophy and cultural studies.  

The candidate must be fully bilingual Spanish/English.  Primary responsibilities will consist of developing and giving online graduate workshops in Online/Hybrid format for a planned emphasis in Bilingual Creative Writing, advising students, and helping to advise thesis projects.   Candidate will work with the MFA Director on the MSMU Doheny campus.

Requirements: The candidate must have experience teaching online and the ability to work with course designers.   A PhD or MFA in literature or creative writing is required.  Publication record in one genre is required, and teaching competence in more than one genre is necessary. Genres open.  Teaching experience at the university level is required.

Additional Information: The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, 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 University 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 University.

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Please submit a cover letter, teaching philosophy, and a no more than 20-page writing sample.  Letters of recommendation will be solicited if and when necessary.  After an initial phone interview, which will be conducted bilingually, at least one finalist will interview on the Mount Saint Mary's, Los Angeles campus. 

Please direct questions to Johnny Payne, Search Committee Chair, at jpayne@msmu.edu. 

About Mount Saint Mary's University: Mount Saint Mary's is the only women's university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equality, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary's provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to both women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world. www.msmu.edu.  Mount Saint Mary's University is an equal opportunity employer. The University 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 University will not assist applicants with any visa matter. A background check will be required.

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Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles (CA) - NTT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry or Playwriting) - 2 yr. Appt. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles announces a two year full time faculty position in the MFA Creative Writing Program. The position begins Spring 2016 and will end August 2018. This term contract carries rank at the level of Assistant Professor.

Primary responsibilities will consist of course development, giving graduate workshops in Online/Hybrid format, advising students, and participating in outreach efforts, including a literary magazine, visiting writer series, and a major upcoming conference on Latino and Latin American writers. This position involves teaching primarily in the MFA in Creative Writing, online, and on the MSMU downtown Doheny campus on weekends.

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have experience teaching online and working with course designers. A PhD or MFA in literature or creative writing is required. Publication record and teaching competence in more than one genre are required. Genres desired are poetry or playwriting, with second genre open. Teaching experience at the graduate level is preferred.

Additional Information: The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, 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 University 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 University.

Application Instructions: Please visit http://msmu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=65614 for full job details. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, teaching philosophy, no more than 20 pages in each of two genres, and two letters of recommendation. Initial interviews will happen by video or phone conference. Finalists will interview on the Mount Saint Mary's, Los Angeles campus.

Please direct questions to Johnny Payne, Search Committee Chair, at jpayne@msmu.edu.

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New College of Florida (FL) - Writer in Residence - Spring 2016 / Fiction & Creative NonfictionEdit

New College of Florida announces an opening for a Writer in Residence, spring semester 2016 (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 fiction and in creative nonfiction, 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’ experience teaching creative writing, which can include instruction as a graduate student; and a strong commitment to playing an active role in our college community. MFA, MA, or PhD degree preferred. Writers whose work engages multicultural 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 two public readings. To see the full description and to apply for the position, interested candidates should go online to http://www.ncf.edu/employment (link to Faculty/Staff Positions, and Search Posting for Writer in Residence).

New College of Florida is an EO/AA/ADA employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our institution.

Website: http://www.ncf.edu.

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  • Salary looks like $22k at .75 with no benefits.
  • If invited to interview, be prepared for a lit. heavy grilling. I was asked what 16th C. writer I would teach to address issues related to race. 

New School (NY) - Visiting Asst. Professor - Literary Studies (pref. Poet) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School invites applications for a one-year visiting position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Literary Studies with a start date of Fall 2016. Lang’s Literary Studies curriculum features discussion-based seminars that consider the written word from both critical and creative perspectives. Faculty utilize innovative methods to discover breadth and depth in texts, in writing assignments, and in the field as a whole.

We have a preference for a poet with the ability to teach modern and contemporary American literature. Open to subspecialties in environmental, U.S. subcultures, African American, Asian American, Latino, or other fields. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence as a teacher and a writer, in addition to scholarly expertise. Applicants who can teach transatlantic modernism and poetry workshops will be at a distinct advantage. The successful candidate will teach one fall course and three spring courses, in addition to advising a cohort of Literary Studies majors in the Writing and/or Literature concentration. This is a proportional full-time fixed-term faculty position with no presumption of renewal.

Minimum Qualifications: Poet or Nonfiction Writer with a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or American Studies; ability to teach modern and contemporary American literature; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and appropriate publication record and reputation in the writing field. The candidate should have published at least one book of poetry or nonfiction.

The New School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran or marital status. The New School is committed to actively recruiting a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates to apply who are from groups underrepresented in US higher education.

One Year Position

Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should send, via our online application system
https://careers.newschool.edu/ a cover letter describing experience and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a third document containing your statement of teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position, AND a list of references. Please do not include additional materials at this time.

In addition to a dynamic and progressive work environment, The New School offers a competitive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts and a tuition waiver. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer employee assistance services, health and well-being programs and over four weeks of vacation time per year.

Apply with us and discover the rewards and opportunities in working for a world-class, urban university.

Interested candidates must apply online at: https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/13113

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  • From 20-21 c. American 2016: "Skype interviews last week; decision expected this week (first of July)" [posted 7/4/16]

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Oberlin College (OH) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Oberlin - Oberlin, OH

The Creative Writing Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning fall 2016 and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

About: Please visit our website http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/creative_writing/ to learn more about our program.

Responsibilities: The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in the general area of poetry, including translation, with expertise in a subgenre desired. Typical subgenres have included: formal poetry, performance poetry, hybrid genre writing or experimental/innovative poetry. Courses will include introductory courses in writing poetry, elective courses and advanced workshops in both poetry and translation.

Qualifications: Among the qualifications required for appointment is the MFA degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2016). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

Quick Link for Posting: http://jobs.oberlin.edu:80/postings/1327

Compensation: Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://jobs.oberlin.edu. A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; and, 4) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders*. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin’s employment website to https://jobs.oberlin.edu/ *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the March 1, 2016 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration. Application materials received after March 1, 2016 may be considered until the position is filled.

Questions about the position can be addressed to Kazim.Ali@oberlin.edu, Director of the Creative Writing Program.

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Pitzer College (CA) - Visiting Writing (Spring 2017)Edit

Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges in California, invites applications for the position of Visiting Writer during the spring semester of 2017. The Visiting Writer will teach two workshops (one introductory, one advanced) in fiction, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting, or performance writing. The successful candidate will have a significant record of publications and a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts teaching.

Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College’s distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pitzer College — a private, undergraduate, coeducational college of the liberal arts and sciences — is consistently ranked among the best such colleges in the country. Located in Claremont, California, a city about 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Pitzer is a member of The Claremont Colleges consortium and benefits from the shared resources of seven institutions.

Applications and Deadline

To apply, please visit Faculty Positions at Pitzer or enter the following address in your browser: http://pitweb.pitzer.edu/dean-of-faculty/faculty-positions-pitzer/. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2016, or until the position is filled. Applications received before the deadline will be given preference.

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Finalist interviews will be conducted via Skype.

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Rutgers University (NJ) - Non-TT Instructor of Creative Writing (Fiction / Creative Non-Fiction)Edit

The Department of English and the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey;New Brunswick, invite applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position as Instructor of creative writing fiction and creative non-fiction and Honors undergraduate education. We seek an active writer-scholar with a significant publishing record and a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts learning. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help shape a strong and growing creative writing program and integrate creative writing into the Honors curriculum.

Duties will include teaching 200- and 300-level courses in both fiction and non-fiction creative writing in the Department of English, 200-level Interdisciplinary Honors Seminars in the School of Arts and Sciences topic and theme open, and one-credit courses such as SAS Honors Colloquium, Introduction to the Thesis, and/or Research Workshop; working with students on senior theses; and organizing co-curricular and extra-curricular events for the Honors Program that showcase creative writing.

Apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/34069

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Salisbury University (MD) - Visiting Assistant Professor in English, Creative Writing (Fiction) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The Department of English at Salisbury University is accepting applications for a one year full-time non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor of English.

Area of Specialization: Creative Writing (Fiction).

Primary Job Duties: Teach three four-credit courses per semester in beginning and advanced creative writing with an emphasis on fiction and in literature. Utilizing effective teaching and classroom management strategies which enhance the success of diverse learners.

Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree in creative writing. Ph.D. degree desired. Record of successful teaching and of publications with national and/or international distribution.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in English with a concentration in creative writing.

Applications submitted by May 1, 2016 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 2016. Applications are accepted only via Salisbury University's online employment application system. Visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/careers/ to apply online. All applicants must submit: A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. All documents must be submitted via the online employment application system. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Dr. John Wenke at jpwenke@salisbury.edu.

This position is based in Salisbury, Maryland. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is one of 12 institutions that compose the University System of Maryland. Salisbury University is a selective undergraduate institution with the University System of Maryland. The University is close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation's top colleges and 'best values' by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger's Personal Finance and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

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Deadline: May 1

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  • Anyone know who got this position? 
  • No. I was just told in a post-interview email that the offer had been extended and accepted.

St. Lawrence University (NY) - Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative WritingEdit

Primary Responsibilities: Teaching two genre-specific courses each semester; Active participation in the English Department; Giving a reading as part of the St. Lawrence University Writers Series; Possibly serving as a reader on a senior honors thesis; Possibly directing a senior independent project; Leading occasional workshops for senior writing majors; Giving a craft talk on writing.

Minimum Qualifications: M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing At least two books and significant additional publications; Minimum two years of undergraduate teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Publications and teaching experience in a second genre; Proven record of innovative pedagogy in creative writing; Enthusiasm for teaching.

Faculty Status: Visiting Assistant Professor Appointment Timing: Full Year

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FA00031

Desired Start Date 08/15/2016

Position End Date (if temporary) 05/31/2017

Special Instructions to Applicant: Applications should be received by October 15, 2015; review will continue until the position is filled. Please apply by completing an online application with St. Lawrence University through our applicant portal and submitting a detailed letter of application, C.V. emphasizing publications and relevant teaching experience, sample syllabi and writing exercises, and three letters of recommendation attesting to teaching experience via Interfolio’s ByCommittee. (For help with Interfolio, please email help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807.)

https://employment.stlawu.edu/postings/490

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St. Lawrence University (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor of FictionEdit

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year, full-time position in fiction writing. The successful candidate may 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. Teaching load is three courses per semester. 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.

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 16, 2015; review will continue until the position is filled.

https://apply.interfolio.com/32171

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SUNY Fredonia (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor - FictionEdit

Posted: May 23, 2016 State University of New York at Fredonia - Visiting Assistant Professor - Fiction

Thank you for considering State University of New York at Fredonia in your search.

About State University of New York at Fredonia:

The State University of New York at Fredonia is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, the university is among the most storied in the State University of New York system and is the first in the SUNY system to be awarded the SUNY Shared Governance Award. It is home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business. Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication and is consistently ranked among the top public, master's granting universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, attractive architecture and grounds, rich campus life, and commitment to student engagement and success. Fredonia is focused on ensuring that all Fredonia students, utilizing knowledge developed through a broad range of intellectual experiences, will be:

Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge), Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship), Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism). Job Description: The English Department is home to numerous faculty and staff members dedicated to providing students with engaging and meaningful classes. We offer undergraduate degrees in English and English Adolescence Education, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Professional Writing, and M.A. degrees in English Literature and English 7-12.

Rewards & Benefits

Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions; Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid; A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center. KEY RESPONSBILITIES Reporting to the Chairperson, the successful candidate will:

Teach four courses per semester, including a mix of intermediate and advanced undergraduate fiction workshops, Form and Theory Courses, and Introduction to Creative Writing. Contribute to curriculum development and refinement; Provide academic advisement to students; Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession; Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies. Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

D. or M.F.A. in Creative Writing; Demonstrated excellence in university teaching; Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department mission; Demonstrated capacity for teaching in multiple genres Demonstrated experience with instructional technology; Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Terminal degree in hand at start of academic year; Demonstrated capacity for teaching Form and Theory; Demonstrated capacity for teaching literature or other areas; Demonstrated capacity for contributing to diversity; Experience in editing a literary journal and/or teaching literature; Publication experience; Interest in, and commitment to, community engagement. Additional Information: This is a UUP-represented, full-time, 10-month, temporary Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August 2016.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, or domestic violence victim status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The University's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents by clicking on APPLY NOW: https://fredonia.interviewexchange.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Names and contact information for three professional references are required as part of the application.

Cover Letter; Resume/CV; 10-to-15 page writing sample.

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SUNY Fredonia (NY) - Assistant Visiting Professor - PoetryEdit

Posted: May 23, 2016

Assistant Visiting Professor - Poetry

Thank you for considering State University of New York at Fredonia in your search.

About State University of New York at Fredonia: The State University of New York at Fredonia is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, the university is among the most storied in the State University of New York system and is the first in the SUNY system to be awarded the SUNY Shared Governance Award. It is home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business. Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication and is consistently ranked among the top public, master's granting universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, attractive architecture and grounds, rich campus life, and commitment to student engagement and success. Fredonia is focused on ensuring that all Fredonia students, utilizing knowledge developed through a broad range of intellectual experiences, will be:

Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge), Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship), Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism).

Job Description: The English Department is home to numerous faculty and staff members dedicated to providing students with engaging and meaningful classes. We offer undergraduate degrees in English and English Adolescence Education, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Professional Writing, and M.A. degrees in English Literature and English 7-12.

Rewards & Benefits

Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions; Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid; A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Chairperson, the successful candidate will: Teach four courses per semester, including a mix of intermediate and advanced undergraduate poetry workshops, Form and Theory courses, and Introduction to Creative Writing; Contribute to curriculum development and refinement; Provide academic advisement to students; Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession; Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.

Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS D. or M.F.A. in Creative Writing; Demonstrated excellence in university teaching; Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department mission; Demonstrated capacity for teaching in multiple genres; Experience with instructional technology; Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Terminal degree in hand at start of the academic year; Demonstrated capacity for teaching Form and Theory; Demonstrated capacity for teaching literature or other areas; Demonstrated capacity for contributing to diversity; Experience in editing a literary journal and/or teaching literature; Interest in, and commitment to, community engagement. Publication experience

Additional Information: This is a UUP-represented, full-time, temporary 10-month Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August 2016.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, or domestic violence victim status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The University's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents by clicking on APPLY NOW: https://fredonia.interviewexchange.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Names and contact information for three professional references are required as part of the application.

Cover Letter; Resume/CV; 10-to-15 page writing sample.

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Sweet Briar College (VA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator of the Creative Writing Program (2 yr. Appt.) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Sweet Briar College invites applications from fiction writers for a two-year position, with potential for renewal, as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator of the Creative Writing Program. Teaching load is normally 3:3, but the incumbent receives a one course per year reduction for administrative work. Courses will include an introductory creative writing workshop, topical intermediate and advanced workshops in fiction, an introductory composition course, and supervision of senior portfolio projects. The successful candidate will be an engaged artist-teacher who will be central in shaping the creative writing program for the future, will take part in the life and work of an English Department that offers majors and minors in both English and English/Creative Writing, and will work in collaborative ventures with colleagues across different disciplines.

Requirements: A terminal degree (MFA or PhD with creative dissertation) in hand by August 2016; an active record of significant publications in fiction; demonstrated excellence in teaching creative writing at the undergraduate level; and experience in program administration and development. Demonstrated interest in a second genre is valued, but not essential. For more information about the English Department and the Creative Writing Program, visit .

Interested candidates should send application materials in PDF format by email to cwsearch@sbc.edu. Review of applications will start December 28. To ensure full consideration, candidates must submit their completed applications by February 4, 2016. Applications should include (1) cover letter, including a statement on teaching, writing, administrative experience, and creative interests; (2) CV; (3) three letters of recommendation; (4) graduate school transcript(s) (unofficial transcripts are acceptable); and (5) writing sample (no more than 30 pages).

Sweet Briar College (http://www.sbc.edu), located on 3,250 scenic acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Lynchburg, VA, is a nationally-ranked, independent, residential, liberal arts and sciences college for women. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sweet Briar College is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas who would increase the diversity of the College.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/33407

MLA JIL 12/11/15

Deadline: review begins Dec. 28

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  • Pretty certain search will be cancelled. John and Carrie Brown are returning, which is good news for them...just wish Sweet Briar had made that rehire without running a time-wasting search.

Tulane University (LA) - Visiting Professor, Creative WritingEdit

Tulane University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Professor position in Creative Writing beginning July 1, 2016. The position is open to writers in any genre, although fiction writing is preferred. An MFA or other terminal degree is required by the time of appointment. 2-2 teaching load, one of these courses at the introductory level (mixed genre) and the other at the advanced level (single genre), both workshop-style.

Applicants should provide a detailed letter of interest and introduction, a CV, and three letters of reference through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/34555) by May 1, 2016.

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University of Calgary (CAN) - Limited Term Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Poetry)Edit

he Faculty of Arts, Department of English, invites applications for a two-year limited-term position in Creative Writing at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2016.

We are seeking candidates with a PhD in English or closely related discipline, or advanced graduate or professional degree (such as MFA) and equivalent experience, with specialization in the genre of Poetry. Additional expertise in at least one other genre is preferred. We are particularly interested in candidates with additional research and teaching strengths in any of the following areas: Canadian Literature, Contemporary Poetry, Indigenous Literatures, International Literature, and/or Creative Writing Pedagogy.

The successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain an active creative practice as well as an active research program, with the ability to secure external research funding; produce high impact work in the area of specialization; teach graduate and undergraduate courses in either creative or critical areas; supervise graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of English; and engage in meaningful service activities within the department, faculty, university and community. The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of, or potential for, excellence in both creative research and teaching through such measures as peer-reviewed publications in leading journals and presses, and have a track-record of successful grant applications, course development and teaching effectiveness.

The Department of English is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. It values interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourages collaboration. The department has thriving MA and PhD programs with options for creative theses or dissertations at all levels, and significant expertise and recognized strengths in creative writing, historical literary periods, archival and book history, postcolonial literature, new media and digital humanities, among other areas. For more information about the Department of English, please visit https://english.ucalgary.ca/.

In their letter to the committee, applicants should address current and future creative projects and research directions; send a current curriculum vitae, a sample of published creative work, one refereed scholarly publication, and evidence of teaching excellence such as a statement of teaching philosophy, recent teaching evaluations, and examples of course development; and arrange to have three confidential letters of reference forwarded directly to:

Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins, Head Department of English University of Calgary 2500 University Drive NW Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

or by email to the Department Manager, Barb Howe, at howe@ucalgary.ca

The deadline for applications is March 31st, 2016.

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University of California, Davis (CA) - Visiting Assistant Professor - Fiction Writing (Winter-Spring 2016) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of California, Davis invites applications for an open-rank visiting faculty appointment in the area of creative writing with a specialty in fiction. Appointment will be for Winter and Spring quarters (4 January – 9 June 2016). Responsibilities will include teaching three creative writing workshops over two 10-week quarters, serving on thesis committees for graduate fiction writers in our MA program in Creative Writing, and giving a public reading, as well as service to the department and active engagement in creative work. MFA or PhD required; teaching experience required; and at least one book of fiction with a high-quality press required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing your work as a writer as well as your approach to teaching, curriculum vitae; a dossier including three letters of reference, and a 30 page sample of your fiction through the online application form: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00610

MLA JIL 06/05/15

Deadline: closes Oct. 30, 2015 per Interfolio <https://apply.interfolio.com/29928>

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  • My rejection email stated they'd chosen their candidate -  9/4/15

University of California at Riverside (CA) - Part-Time Visiting Assistant Professor(s) Creative Writing (Nonfiction / Poetry)Edit

https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00453

Recruitment Period Open date: November 2nd, 2015

Next review date: December 2nd, 2015 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: December 31st, 2015

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description: The Department of Creative Writing is recruiting for one part-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Nonfiction, and one part-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Poetry for Spring 2016.

Starting Dates:

Spring – March 23, 2016 to June 10, 2016

Salary:

$7,000.00 per course per quarter, pending budgetary approval.

Qualifications:
MFA in Creative Writing or equivalent. Published book or equivalent in poetry or nonfiction. Experience teaching courses at the university level in relevant discipline (either poetry or nonfiction).

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Duties:

Nonfiction position will teach one graduate nonfiction workshop; Poetry position will teach one graduate poetry workshop. Other duties include mentoring graduate students, overseeing thesis projects, and participating in department service. Ongoing creative activity is expected.

Application Procedure:

Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, three current letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. All materials must be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00453

Deadline to receive applications is December 1, 2015. Review of complete applications to begin December 2, 2015.

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up. http://help.interfolio.com/entries/JPF00453-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System

Department Contact Person:

Benicia L. Mangram at Benicia@ucr.edu

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Requirements Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Teach Evaluations
  • Writing Sample
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service. (Optional)

References 3-5 letters of reference required===How to apply===

  1. Create an ApplicantID
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University of Central Florida (FL) - Lecturer in Creative Writing (Fiction and Poetry) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

University of Central Florida Department of English is seeking a nine-month, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer to teach creative writing, with emphases in fiction and poetry, as well as other required and elective courses. This position is renewable, carries a 4/4 teaching load, and is anticipated to begin August 2016.

Position Minimum Qualifications: M.A., M.F.A. or Ph.D. in English or related field from an accredited institution, with one year of experience teaching creative writing at the college level and a specialty in literary fiction or poetry.

Preferences: M.F.A. or Ph.D. from an accredited institution; Specialization in fiction or poetry with interest in and ability to teach both; Interest in other aspects of creative writing programming; A record of publication; Two years of teaching creative writing at the college level; Experience with online teaching.

Additional Application Materials Required: The university requires that all applicants apply online at http://www.jobswithucf.com. Please attach the following documents at the time of application: cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample (thirty pages maximum), and the names of three professional references. The selected candidate will need to provide official transcripts.

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents.

For more information, see http://english.cah.ucf.edu or contact Professor Terry Thaxton, search committee chair, at Terry.Thaxton@ucf.edu. The committee will begin reviewing applications on December 4, 2015.

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University of Memphis (TN) - Visiting Asst. Professor - FictionEdit

The University of Memphis seeks applications for a one-year position as visiting Assistant Professor in fiction writing with a secondary strength in creative nonfiction, to join a dynamic MFA and undergraduate creative writing program. Duties include teaching workshops and forms courses at the graduate and/or undergraduate level, and possibly a literature survey course; service on thesis committees; assisting with student recruitment; and possibly other service to the Department or the Creative Writing program. Required: M.A., MFA , or Ph.D in creative writing; demonstrated teaching excellence; at least one full-length book of fiction in print or in press by a nationally recognized press; and publications in the secondary area. For further information about our program, see our website http://www.memphis.edu/mfa-creativewriting/

Minimum Position Qualifications Applications for this position must be submitted on-line. To apply, visit https://workforum.memphis.edu To ensure full consideration, letter of application, vita, writing sample, and 3 letters of recommendation should be received by June 21, 2016. A writing sample of 20-50 pages should be submitted online with the application, and finalists may be requested to mail or scan and email a copy of a book to the search committee chair.

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University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV) - Visiting Assistant Professor - English (Fiction / Non-Fiction)Edit

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for the position of English, Visiting Assistant Professor [17002].

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu .

ROLE of the POSITION: The Department of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, invites applications from well-qualified individuals for a Visiting Assistant Professor position. The position is a temporary, full-time (9 month), non-tenure track appointment that will begin in Fall 2016. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in creative writing (fiction and nonfiction), American literature, and composition. The teaching load is four courses per semester.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires an MFA or PhD in English or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university and the ability to teach creative writing (fiction and nonfiction), American literature, and composition. Teaching experience is preferred.

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 immediately. For best consideration, candidates should submit materials by July 25, 2016. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Anne Stevens, 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) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu .

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University of New Mexico (NM) - Joseph M. Russo Endowed Professor of Creative Writing in Creative Nonfiction (renewable up to 3 yrs)Edit

The Department of English at the University New Mexico invites applications for the Joseph M. Russo Endowed Professor of Creative Writing in Creative Nonfiction for the academic year 2016-2017, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. We seek an outstanding writer with significant publications and demonstrated excellence teaching creative nonfiction, with a strong secondary teaching interest and publication record in fiction. The next Russo Chair will work with students at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the UNM Creative Writing program. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate creative nonfiction and fiction courses and will also be expected to provide exceptional mentorship as a dissertation committee member. Teaching load is two courses per semester. The position is eligible for benefits and begins with the Fall 2016 semester.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity through their teaching, research, and service. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including women, minorities and those from other underrepresented groups. The University of New Mexico is an EEO/AA Employer. This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

Minimum Qualifications

MA in Creative Writing or Professional Writing, or MFA in Creative Writing at time of appointment. At least one book in creative nonfiction published by a national, reputable press; and experience teaching creative nonfiction at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications

Significant teaching experience and publication record in fiction; a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

For Best Consideration

12/01/2015

Required Documents

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Writing Sample

Special Instructions to Applicants

Attach a letter of interest, C.V., and writing sample (30 pages maximum). Please have three letters of recommendation sent to: Russo Search Committee: Gloria Sands, at email: gsands@unm.edu. For best consideration, complete applications will consist of a cover letter, C.V., writing sample, and letters of recommendation received by December 1, 2015. The position will remain open until filled. Review of complete applications will begin on January 18, 2016.

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University of Oregon (OR) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Fiction (Winter / Spring 2016) - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Creative Writing Program at the University of Oregon welcomes applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Fiction for Winter and Spring terms (12/16/1506/15/16). Requires 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 programs 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 August 5, 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, CV, and writing sample of up to twenty-five (25) pages as email attachments to Julia Schewanick, CRWR Business Manager (jas@uoregon.edu). Dossiers by request only.

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University of Oregon (OR) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Fiction for 2016-2017 - OFFER MADEEdit

The Creative Writing Program at the University of Oregon welcomes applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Fiction for the 2016-2017 academic school year (09/16/16–06/15/17). Requires M.F.A., Ph.D., or M.A. in Creative Writing or comparable field. The successful candidate will have at least one published book of fiction from a nationally recognized press, magazine publications, prizes and/or fellowships, and evidence of strong teaching at the university level. Experience in an M.F.A. environment (teaching, advising, service, etc.) preferred. Competitive salary commensurate with experience and full benefits. The successful candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

Responsibilities will include: teaching one M.F.A.workshop, four undergraduate creative writing courses (five courses total), and directing five individual tutorials for our first-year graduate students, program service (i.e., graduate admissions, M.F.A.exam, etc.), 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.

Application review will begin: February 19, 2016 and will remain open until filled.

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

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 3/15 (Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:29MAR16

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Southern Mississippi (MS) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing, FictionEdit

The Department of English at the University of Southern Mississippi seeks a fiction writer to begin August 2016: Visiting Assistant Professor; One-year position, with possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate workshops, readings, and service and other courses depending on expertise, contribute to program development and direction, serve on thesis and dissertation committees, and perform other program and departmental service as needed. A 3-3 load, competitive salary. Requires a terminal degree, strong publication record, excellence in teaching. Preferred qualifications: Ph.D., at least one book published by a national press, editorial experience. The department is the home of the Center for Writers and boasts a thriving graduate emphasis area in creative writing. Hattiesburg is a pleasant city of 50,000 (metro population: 150,000) about 90 miles from New Orleans and 65 miles from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Application deadline is April 29, 2016. Please submit letter of application, CV, a statement on teaching, and a writing sample electronically to http://www.usm.edu/employment-hr/.

MLA JIL 4/1/16

Deadline: April 29

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:

  • I can't find a record of this anywhere else-- what's the story with this posting?
  • This position has now also been posted at HigherEdJobs.com: LINK

University of Southern Mississippi (MS) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing, PoetryEdit

The Department of English at the University of Southern Mississippi seeks a poet to begin August 2016: Visiting Assistant Professor; One-year position, with possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate workshops, readings, and service and other courses depending on expertise, contribute to program development and direction, serve on thesis and dissertation committees, and perform other program and departmental service as needed. A 3-3 load, competitive salary. Requires a terminal degree, strong publication record, excellence in teaching. Preferred qualifications: Ph.D., at least one book published by a national press, editorial experience. The department is the home of the Center for Writers and boasts a thriving graduate emphasis area in creative writing. Hattiesburg is a pleasant city of 50,000 (metro population: 150,000) about 90 miles from New Orleans and 65 miles from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Application deadline is April 18, 2016. Please submit letter of application, CV, a statement on teaching, and a writing sample electronically to http://www.usm.edu/employment-hr/.

MLA JIL 3/25/16

Deadline: April 18

Acknowledgment received: 

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): Rejection Received by mail (6/13/16)

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:

Wesleyan University (CT) - Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English (Creative Writing - 2 Positions) - OFFERS MADEEdit

Job Posting Number: F00128

Department: English Department-1054

Job Category: Faculty Posting

Position Details: The English Department at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for two fulltime, visiting positions in Creative Writing to begin in fall 2016. Expertise in fiction desired, with additional expertise in nonfiction or poetry preferred. Teaching responsibilities consist of two courses per semester in introductory through advanced workshops in Creative Writing. The successful candidate will also advise two theses per year, help plan and attend the reading series, and be part of a growing, lively department of scholars and writers.

This is a multiyear position. The person hired will, as such, be eligible for renewal for an additional year, based on performance.

Minimum Qualifications: The candidate should be a published writer and an experienced teacher. A terminal degree (MFA or PhD), or the equivalent in publications, is required.

Special Instructions To Applicants: You will be required to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a writing sample (25 pages max), documentation of teaching experience, including (4) course syllabi and (5) student evaluations from all courses taught in last two years. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). Interfolio users, see Additional Information.

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information: Applications received by June 6, 2016 will receive full consideration. Interviews for finalists will be conducted via Skype.

Please contact Elizabeth Tinker (etinker@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process.

Note for Interfolio users: We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the "web delivery" method to upload your letters directly to our online application.

For further instructions, look here: http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.

Online App. Form: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5438

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: June 6

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:

  • [OFFERS MADE posted in header ~ 6/21]

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Wichita State University (KS) - Distinguished Visiting Poet in Residence (Fall 2016 or Spring 2017)Edit

Temporary one-month position for a writer of poetry to teach a tutorial course, meeting one on one each week with approximately 15 graduate and advanced undergraduate poetry writing students. Appointment for the fall 2016 or spring 2017 semester to be negotiated. Qualifications: extensive high quality publications in national or regional periodicals; high quality collections of poems; awards and fellowships. Salary is $14,000 for the month. Previous applicants must re-apply in order to be considered.

Deadline Date: January 12, 2016 

Date Posted: October 9, 2015 

Type: Temporary

Send letter of application, professional vita, and writing sample (10-15 pages; books welcome but will not be returned) to Brian Evans, Attn: Visiting Poet Application, Department of English, Box 14, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0014. Telephone: 316-978-6762.

Deadline: 1/12/15

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:

Q & A (DISCUSSION)Edit

Q: Are there any low residency teaching jobs out there? Where does one find low res listings? Or is it just a dry well this year?Edit

  • A: I've taught in two low-res programs. They don't typically post searches for new faculty—they hire faculty on an as-needed basis, usually from internally-generated recommendations. I've never seen a low residency program post a job listing on MLA, AWP, etc. If you're interested in low res jobs, talk to faculty you know who currently teach in the program, and ask if they'd be willing to nominate you. (And if you think this is a process that promotes insularity and a lack of transparency/equity in hiring, you're right).
  • A2: Yeah, pretty much the above. I have seen a handful of ads over the past couple of years, but usually only if a new low-res program is about to begin. It seems like once they're going, the directors have pretty much full reign over the hiring process (likely because the low-res faculty are classified as independent contractors). I've also heard that a lot of these programs pay their low-res mentors way less than they are worth, but get away with it 
  • A again: Low-res programs typically pay in the neighborhood of $2000-$4000 per student per semester. If it's a large program and you're core faculty, teaching 5 or even 6 students every semester, that's a not-insignificant amount of money, but not a living wage by any stretch. There are a very small number of programs, like Warren Wilson, that pay more (up to $10k per student per semester). Most low-res faculty use the work to supplement a full faculty salary elsewhere, or to supplement other writing income. Nearly all low-res positions are on a semester-to-semester contract, meaning even if you're "core faculty," you don't really have any job security. And needless to say, no low-res faculty receive health coverage or other benefits (as far as I know). So for writers without another full time job, teaching at a low-res is not different from adjunct teaching, financially speaking. It's another kind of contingent labor that provides a teaching experience which ideally *should* be provided by tenured or tenure-track, full time faculty.

Q: New this year: Statement of Diversity?Edit

I see a few jobs asking for a Statement of Diversity. Is this the evolution of the Teaching Philosophy? 

  • I don't think this is that new. Some schools (particularly UC schools, but not only) have been requesting such statements for years. Maybe the practice is spreading?
  • It seems like a cute way of getting an applicant to legally reveal their ethnicity. POC, don't fall for it! Despite what your white colleagues will be happy to tell you time and again, the list of hires each year is always scant on the POC front.
  • To the contrary. Universities are increasingly aware of and under scrutiny in how they address their diverse student bodies. They need to know that their instructors are making conscientious choices and reflect sensitivity to issues of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, etc. both on their syllabi and in the classroom. Many public universities have a policy put in place by an office of diversity to foster an atmosphere of inclusion in their institutions. I don't think the poster above understands the origin of diversity statements, and I think it's an unfortunate paranoia that this is a ploy to weed out minority candidates. If we want to be cynical about motives, a more likely scenario is that the university wants to protect itself legally. Here are some worksheets and whatnot on diversity statements: http://tacdiversitystatement.wikispaces.com/

Q: If the writing sample you are submitting has been published, should you submit an excerpted PDF of the published book, or in manuscript form?Edit

  • A: I've usually submitted scanned pages from the book (and usually a scan of the title page as well). If you're submitting a mixture of work from a published book and poems from a new project (or another book), you may want to create a table of contents page breaking down which poems come from which book.

Q: Anyone know what happened to the CNF jobs?Edit

  • I mean, 35 (and counting) fiction jobs and only 7 CNF?  
  • It's part of what George W called the "slowdown."
  • I'm wondering that with alarm as well. Hopefully more will be added.
  • I think a lot of this is influenced by how many of these jobs are asking for somebody who can teach two genres. Pretty ridiculous, imo.
  • I agree, and unfortunately it seems like schools are looking for fiction writers who can teach CNF, rather than the other way around.  I wonder if anyone here has been on a hiring committee where this has been discussed before the position was advertised?
  • I may be imagining things, but last year was a stronger year for CNF, and a weaker year for fiction, as I recall.  Maybe it's cyclical.  Maybe it's El Nino.
  • Also, last year was a weak year for poetry, and this year is a weak year for poetry, so at least be happy you're not poets.
  • Uh, 18 jobs for poets and 7 for CNF...how do you figure at least we should be happy we aren't poets? 18 opportunities doesn't seem like a weak year for poets from where I am standing.
  • In response to the last comment, I don't know how many more people with MFA's in poetry there are than MFA's in CNF, but I am guessing it is a multiple higher than 2.5. I wouldn't be surprised if it was 5 or 10. But, also, "good" and "weak" crops of jobs are defined as much by where jobs are and the nature of the job as much, or more, than the number of jobs. In any case, the commenters point was that poetry has mostly been weak for several years now and that there is a lot of weakness across the board (though fiction has seemed much stronger the past two years). 
  • I have been on a hiring committee where this was discussed. In my case at least, there was a lot of pressure from the administration to find a single candidate who could basically teach what should be two tenure track lines, so they wouldn't have to hire anyone else besides the creative writer. The search failed largely because of this, I believe. At any rate, neither I nor the department thought it was a good idea.
  • After all, someone has to buy the dean his yacht!

Q: Do these listings include jobs posted on AWP's site? Sometimes they get listings MLA doesn't.Edit

  • A: Admin does not have access to AWP list, so if you see an AWP listing that isn't posted here, please add it to this page (or at least give link / information below if you can't figure out how to format it). Usually, AWP listings will ultimately match MLA, Chronicle, etc. but there may be a lag between a position appearing on one site vs. another. Eventually, they will all end up on this page....[10/16]
  • I speak for everyone, Una74, when I say thank you. 

Q: Say you're offered an MLA interview but can't make it to MLA: can you suggest a Skype interview instead? Are you merely doomed? Edit

A: I asked  a committee for the opportunity for this very thing today.  No response yet.  

  • A2: I don't think you're doomed, since so many hiring committees are aware how difficult it is to fly across the country for an interview (out of pocket!).  I'd say it's bettter than nothing, but you need to practice your Skype "presence"--looking in the camera, leaning in, making sure there are no noises (cats!) in your apartment.  I believe you can achieve the same results as an in-person interview, with a little practice. 
  • A3: I'm in the same boat now (and have been in the past). In my experience, most committees are pretty amenable to this request. And I think MLA has been getting better about stressing how unrealistic it is to ask candidates (esp. CW canddiates who primarily go to AWP) to travel for a first round interview. I wager not many of us has much cash to burn (esp. those still in graduate school). 

Additional Q: Say you decide to go to MLA rather than suggest the Skype interview. Does one have to register for the Convention to interview there?

  • AQ1: No.

Q: What are things you wish search committees would do? I wish they would send common rejections rather than never communicating with a candidate again. Edit

  • A1: (1) Have the option to apply entirely with Inferfolio (like Holy Cross or OK State) for free, or only request recommendation letters and all but the most recent transcript as additional materials. (2) Don't ask for undergraduate teaching evals, which can be a pain to retrieve if online, reveal very little unless the candidate has years and years of them, and are often affected by gender and race presentation. (3) Don't make candidates choose between paying for MLA or no interview at all, or put them in the awkward position of asking for "special" treatment; always offer Skype as a viable option. That is, have empathy and consider the reality: that many applying for the Assistant rank may be making so little, and have such terrible insurance, that they can barely afford to feed themselves and keep their credit intact, and spending so much $$$ to attend MLA for an interview not likely to result in a job may be a huge burden to them and their families. 

WHO IS USING THIS WIKI?Edit

AGEEdit

under 30: 5

30-35: 26

36-40: 21

41-45: 11

46-50: 9

over 50: 4

TOTAL: 76 <-- Don't forget to update Total!

Field Edit

Poet: 24

Fiction Writer: 19

Nonfiction Writer: 7

Multi-Genre....

  • Poetry/Criticism:
  • Creative Nonfiction/Fiction: 11
  • Fiction/Poetry: 3
  • Hybrid/Fiction/Poetry/Theory/Pedagogy:
  • Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Poetry:1
  • Creative Nonfiction/Poetry: 6
  • Creative Nonfiction/Fiction/Poetry:
  • Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Playwriting:
  • Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Screenwriting/Journalism:
  • Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Screenwriting:
  • Fiction/Screenwriting/Playwriting:
  • Fiction/Poetry/Criticism: 
  • Poetry/Fiction/Nonfiction/Criticism: 1
  • Poetry/Film/Visual Arts :
  • Fiction/Poetry/Film : 1
  • Fiction/Literary criticism: 1 

Search Committee Lurker:

Other Lurker: 1

Partner/Spouse Lurking on Behalf of Applicant: Will we ever live in the same time zone? (1)

Employment STATUS Edit

Unemployed and looking for job: 6

Administrative job/Publisher: 1

Employed in other field, wanting to re-enter academia: 1

Employed in other field, just trying to break into academia: 3

Finishing MFA or Ph.D. & going on the market: 10

Have fellowship after MFA or Ph.D. & going on the market: 2

Working as adjunct/lecturer, looking for TT job: 19

Have visiting gig, looking for TT: 3

Have fixed-term gig, looking for TT: 4

Have visiting gig, looking for another visiting gig (not TT): 1

Have TT job and looking for new one: 6

Have TT job and on the market because of a spouse/partner: 1

Had TT job but quit to go on the market because of spouse/partner: 1

Have TT job and want to keep it but need an offer elsewhere to get a raise:

Tenured and on the market because of a spouse/partner: 1

Have tenure but looking for new job: 2

Tenured at undergrad-only institution, looking for job in MFA program: 1

Window shopping:  3

Degrees Edit

PhD only: 1

PhD and MA: 5

PhD and MS:

PhD and MA (lit, not cw): 1

Phd and Terminal MA:

MFA and ABD: 4

MA and ABD: 2

MFA, MA, and ABD:

MFA only: 23

PhD and MFA in . . .

  • Fiction: 5
  • Poetry: 9
  • Nonfiction:

PhD and MFA (two genres): 3

PhD, MFA, and MSc (three genres):

PhD, MFA, and MA: 1

Two MFAs (in different genres or same): 1

Terminal MA: 1

MFA and MA: 1

MFA and MA (not in CW): 2

MA (not terminal):

Other: (PhD Rhet/Comp MFA Creative Nonfiction) (PhD Critical Theory/Cultural Studies, MFA CW)

Publications Edit

No book yet: 11

First book under contract: 7

First academic book under contract:

First book published: 12

First book + edited anthology published: 1

First book + edited anthologies published: 1

First book + critical book published + edited book under contract: 1

First book published, second book under contract: 7

First book published, second book in submission: 1

Second book published: 3

Multiple books published: 8

Multiple books + edited anthology published: 6

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