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Augusta University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English and Foreign Languages at Augusta University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in English specializing in Creative Writing (Fiction) at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2018. Required: an MFA. or PhD in Creative Writing (or English with a concentration in Creative Writing); significant publications; and experience teaching at the university level. Desirable: at least one book publication in a primary genre (may be under contract); strong publications in a secondary genre or area of literary scholarship; experience in editing and publishing; and expertise in Dramatic Writing. Experience with online teaching is also desirable. The successful applicant will teach a combination of fiction workshops, freshman composition, and other creative writing courses as appropriate, with a teaching load of 3/3. AU’s English major includes concentrations in Creative Writing, Professional Writing and Rhetoric, Literature, and Literature-Secondary Education. Applicants should submit the following by November 15: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; and 3 letters of recommendation via Interfolio Faculty Search or by email to Dr. Rhonda Armstrong, Chair, Department of English and Foreign Languages, at efl@augusta.edu. All applicants must also complete an application and upload a CV at the Augusta University’s online applicant tracking system at http://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/university (search for job #[13347]).

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/45697

MLA JIL 9/27/17

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Ball State University (IN) - TT Asst. Professor - Fiction WritingEdit

Tenure-track position available August 17, 2018.

Appointment Type Tenure-track

Length of Appointment: FT Academic Year

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

Minimum Qualifications: Earned MFA or PhD in Creative Writing by August 1, 2017; at least one published book of fiction by a nationally recognized press; record of effective teaching at the college or university level.

Preferred Qualifications: Record of effective teaching of fiction writing at the college or university level; secondary specialization in another genre (with a record of publication or production); experience in teaching literary editing and publishing; or experience with service learning initiatives.

Applications Accepted Through Date: 11/27/2017

Online App. Form: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/10967

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Brigham Young University (UT) - English Fiction Writing (CFS Track, Professorial)Edit

The Department of English invites applications for continuing status (BYU’s equivalent of tenure)-track positions for appointments beginning Fall 2018. All areas will be considered, but we have a primary need in Creative Writing (fiction). Successful candidates will show evidence of excellence in teaching and significant publication record. Rank open. Salary, benefits, and teaching load competitive. PhD completion (or MFA with significant publications) expected by starting date. Applications are completed online at http://yjobs.byu.edu (select “Search Faculty Jobs” then click the link to English under “Department”). Initial applications include the on-line application, cover letter, and vita. These must be submitted by October 31. Application materials may be attached to the online application or sent to: Faculty Search Committee, c/o Shawna Walker, Department of English, 4198B JFSB, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 84602. Brigham Young University, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with disabilities. All faculty are required to abide by the university’s honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MLA JIL 9/22/17

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Brown University (RI) - TT Asst. Professor - FictionEdit

The Department of Literary Arts at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, with an emphasis in fiction, beginning July 1st, 2018.

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 expertise in areas such as experimental or innovative literature, hybrid genre, international literature, translation, literary theory, film/video, and/or digital arts. Duties of the position include teaching undergraduate and graduate 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.

Please submit via http://apply.interfolio.com/42842 — a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, an artist's statement, a writing sample (a substantial portion of a creative text), and the names and addresses of three references (please do NOT send letters at this time). Please note: this will be an accelerated search; we plan to make the appointment by the end of the fall semester; therefore, the review of applications will begin on September 15, 2017 and applications received before October 21, 2017 will receive full consideration.

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California State University, Fresno (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Fiction - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Fiction writers are invited to apply for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English in the College of Arts and Humanities at California State University, Fresno starting August 2018. The successful candidate will teach creative writing both at the undergraduate level—where we have just begun a creative writing emphasis—and at the graduate level, in a diverse and flourishing three-year MFA program in the heart of the Central Valley of California. The new hire will, along with the other creative writing faculty, chair theses, help form or structure a publishing class to fit our new publishing track, help mentor creative writing TAs, advise student groups, facilitate and help organize readings and other events with fiction writers, and oversee recruitment. Successful candidates will work in a program committed to intersectional teaching, scholarship, and community building.

Overview: Our MFA program combines studio and academic approaches in a substantial, residential, 54-unit degree program, providing students with critical workshop experience and a solid background in literature. We feel the best education for the artist includes learning the history as well as the contemporary work in the discipline, training in the theoretical and formal approaches to the profession, and practicing the craft of writing with extensive peer and faculty critique.

Faculty typically teach three 4-unit courses per semester and advise MFA theses. Faculty may apply for assigned time course reductions to support creative and scholarly work. Active service in the MFA program, department, college and university is expected.

The Department of English also offers an undergraduate minor in creative writing and additional opportunities to teach special topics courses in literature.

Required Education: M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing –with fiction as a concentration-- by date of appointment

Required Experience: 1) Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level; 2) Significant publications, including at least one book of fiction (short stories, novels), either published or under contract with a reputable literary publisher; 3) The ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and to engage with diverse communities in the San Joaquin Valley region.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who bring the potential to teach form and theory and special topics courses that include a diversity of cultural and ethnic perspectives. Preference will also be given to candidates who show experience working with students whose narratives are underrepresented in academia and the publishing world.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at http://jobs.fresnostate.edu and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a 30-page sample of fiction; and 5) names and complete contact information for three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit: 1) Official transcripts and 2) Three current letters of recommendation (dated within the last 12 months). For inquiries, contact: Randa Jarrar, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; Department of English; College of Arts and Humanities; 5245 N Backer Ave; MS PB 98; Fresno, CA 93740-8001; E-mail: rjarrar@csufresno.edu

LINK: https://csucareers.calstate.edu/Detail.aspx?pid=62698

Deadline: review begins Nov. 1 2017

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Cameron University (OK) - Asst. Professor - English - Creative Writing - FictionEdit

RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary specialization in Creative Writing--Fiction, also able to teach a variety of literature and first-year composition courses. 4/4 teaching load; 2-3 sections of Composition and Creative Writing/Literature courses to meet department and university needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MFA in the areas noted above, one year experience teaching at the college level, and a strong potential for scholarly/creative production.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D in Creative Writing with the specializations noted above, 2 or more years teaching at the university level, and an active record of creative production.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience.

INSTITUTION: Cameron University (www.cameron.edu) is a state-supported regional institution located in Lawton, Oklahoma, that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Dedicated to excellence, the university provides a wide range of economic, cultural, and educational opportunities for the betterment of all citizens. Master's-level graduate degrees are offered in business, behavioral sciences, and education; baccalaureate programs are offered in more than forty disciplines, and associate degrees are offered in many other studies. The close proximity of Fort Sill contributes to an area rich in cultural diversity and provides the opportunity for frequent cooperative efforts. The combined community of Lawton/Fort Sill has a population of more than 100,000 and is located adjacent to the picturesque Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. A copy of the University’s Annual Security Report, listing crime statistics and university policies, is available by contacting the Office of Public Safety or by accessing the report online at http://www.cameron.edu/ops.

APPLYING: Attachments should include a cover letter indicating experience applicable to position, resume, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, only candidates whose applications are received by February 15, 2018 are assured of receiving full consideration.

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College of William & Mary (VA) - TT Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing - Fiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at William & Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in creative writing. We are interested in individuals with publications and teaching expertise in fiction, with secondary expertise in creative nonfiction or screenwriting. Teaching expectation is two seminar/workshop-style courses per semester. Additional expectations include advising students and supervising senior honors projects, participation in running an annual series of readings by invited authors, and helping to organize and evaluate student writing competitions (including two annual scholarship programs). Information on the degree programs in the Department of English, including creative writing, may be found at http://www.wm.edu/as/english/writing/index.php.

Information on the degree programs in the Department of English, including creative writing, may be found at http://www.wm.edu/as/english/writing/index.php.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a record of publication, and hold an M.F.A. in creative writing or a Ph.D. with a creative writing emphasis at the time of appointment (August 10, 2018).

Preferred Qualifications: Undergraduate teaching experience and a book, either published or under contract, from a university, trade, or small press publisher (no self-published books).

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement of writing and teaching interests, and a 25-page writing sample. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, October 26, 2017. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

LINK: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/29670

Deadline: Oct. 26

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Columbia University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Writing - FictionEdit

The Writing Program of Columbia University School of the Arts seeks to fill a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Writing in the field of fiction to begin fall 2018. The Program offers the MFA in Writing and an undergraduate major in Creative Writing.

The Writing Program aims to attract dynamic and dedicated teachers with significant publication history, a commitment to service, and a potential for leadership. The position's teaching load includes primarily graduate as well as some undergraduate writing workshops and seminars.

School/Institute/Unit: Arts and Sciences

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent

Minimum Qualifications: All applicants MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered for the position. Bachelor's degree or equivalent required.

Candidates for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Writing in the field of fiction must have published at least one book with a nationally-recognized press. They must also possess a demonstrated capacity for creative work and exhibit the potential for continuing to make significant contributions to their professional and artistic fields as well as to their areas of pedagogy. A strong commitment to the teaching of writers must be in evidence. Graduate and undergraduate teaching experience preferred, but commensurate experience in the field will be considered as well.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree or equivalent experience preferred. Additional Information: The School of the Arts is especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Priority will be given to applications received by December 31, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University School of the Arts offers Masters of Fine Arts Degrees in four disciplines: Film, Theatre, Visual Arts and Writing; a Masters of Arts degree in Film Studies; and undergraduate majors in Creative Writing, Film Studies and Visual Arts.

Posting Date: 10-25-2016

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants: All applications must be submitted through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). On the RAPS site, please upload the following required materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae and list of references. RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two (2) megabytes in size per document. Letters of reference will be requested at a later stage in the selection process.

For questions about the RAPS application process, please contact Laura Mosquera, HR Manager in the School of the Arts: lm3004@columbia.edu

Proposed Start Date: 07-01-2018

EEO Statement: Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Date Review Begins: 12-16-2016

Quicklink for Posting: http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65528

Deadline: Dec. 31

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Emory University (GA) - TT Open Rank - Fiction - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Open rank tenure-track in fiction writing for premier undergraduate Creative Writing Program. Applicants at assistant, advanced assistant, and tenured professor levels are welcome to apply. We expect to make more than one hire from the applicant pool. Load: 2-2, primarily workshops, with supervision of honors theses. Candidates’ latest work will be required at a later point in the application review process. Interviews will be conducted at MLA in New York City. Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer and welcomes candidates to share their experience with and vision for supporting a diverse student body. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply using the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/44155

Review of applications begins Oct 1; final deadline for submission is Nov 1. Please send a cover letter, CV, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and three letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about the writer's work and teaching experience to Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/44155.

Required: MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing and significant publications. Desirable: Book in print; writing program administration experience, ability also to teach screenwriting, playwriting, creative nonfiction, and/or poetry.

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Nov. 1

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George Fox University (OR) - TT Asst. Professor of English Literature (pref. Medieval Lit. and/or Fiction Writing) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

George Fox University announces a tenure-track faculty position in English, to begin in August 2018.

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. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty.

Responsibilities include: Teaching courses in the major (both writing and literature) and in the university's general education program. Providing support to faculty teaching our general education integrated course in Philosophy & Literature and overseeing course assessment. Developing and/or sustaining an ongoing program of relevant scholarship. Participating in the work of the department and the university, including academic advising and serving on university committees.

​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. MFAs with publishing record in fiction and/or experience in teaching literature and philosophy will be considered. Preferred areas of emphasis for teaching and scholarship include fiction writing and literature/philosophy, particularly Ancient or Medieval World literature. Facility with gender theory is also preferred. Generalist faculty with wide-ranging teaching interests will be considered. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is essential. A record of relevant scholarship/publication is essential. A commitment to working with a diverse population of students (including students of color, first-generation college students, international students, etc.) is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred. Administrative experience or interest is preferred. All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony through participation 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.

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

Application Procedures: Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and application through this website only. Review of applications will begin November 1 and will continue until the position is filled

Apply at: https://georgefoxfaculty.applicantpool.com/jobs/183133.html

Deadline: Nov. 1

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing: Fiction - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The college invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Creative Writing: Fiction, at the Assistant Professor level, to begin Sept. 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will develop and teach courses for our Creative Writing curriculum, with particular emphasis in prose fiction. The ideal candidate will also be prepared to teach courses within other concentrations, and may offer innovative courses within MCLA's Core Curriculum (general education).

As a public liberal arts institution, MCLA places a high value on excellence in teaching and mentoring, and we seek a dynamic and versatile colleague who is dedicated to the craft of teaching. The ideal candidate will be interested in fostering relationships with regional literary arts organizations such as Tupelo Press, Storey Publishing, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and others, and will develop internships for students to work with such organizations.

We welcome applications from candidates who have interests and expertise that will expand and enhance the diversity of courses and subjects we teach in the department.

Requirements: Earned Ph.D. or M.F.A. (from a 60-credit hour program) in Creative Writing, English or related fields is required. ABDs with a firm date of completion will be considered. Demonstrated experience in teaching creative writing and literature courses strongly preferred A record of publication preferred. Additional Information: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit www.mcla.edu.

Application Instructions: Applicants should electronically submit the following materials: a cover letter that includes a brief statement of how your background, experience, and/or scholarship could contribute to the department's offerings; curriculum vita; statement of teaching philosophy; a writing sample of no more than 20 pages; and three letters of reference by clicking the APPLY NOW button. Review of applications will begin immediately. For best consideration, please submit all materials by November 15, 2017.

You can apply for this position online at http://mcla.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=89484&jobboard=462

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Metropolitan State University (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing (Fiction Writing) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY, a vibrant and growing public, urban university, is seeking to fill a position of full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of Creative Writing in the School of Communication, Writing and the Arts beginning August 2018.

Responsibilities: Faculty members are expected to demonstrate ability to teach creative writing (emphasis on fiction writing) courses effectively at the undergraduate level Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance and engage in service to the university and community Outstanding candidates will demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body through delivering a student-centered education in a liberal arts and sciences context and will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA in Creative Writing or doctorate in Creative Writing or closely related field (if closely related field, must be supported by substantial creative writing publications). One published book of literary fiction for adults (e.g., a literary novel or literary collection of short stories). Note: Self-published work is ineligible. For the definition of self-published work, please refer to the NEA standard found at https://www.arts.gov/grants-individuals/creative-writing-fellowships/need-help University-level teaching of at least five course sections in which you were the teacher of record Documentation of excellent teaching (evaluations and/or a letter(s) of reference that specifically addresses teaching strengths). Teaching experience in an urban, non-traditional, diverse university setting.

Preferred Qualifications: A second published book in literary fiction, speculative fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, poetry, children's literature or young adult literature or a minimum of 20 poems, short fiction, speculative fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, children's and/or young adult literature publications in selective journals that specialize in creative writing. Self-published work is ineligible. Strong secondary interest in one or more of the following areas, evidenced through educational background and teaching experience or publications: Speculative fiction, memoir or creative non-fiction, children's literature, young adult literature, graphic literature, or poetry. Demonstrated commitment to serving a culturally diverse student population. Experience with community-based research and/or community service teaching. Coordinated and/or supported student publications and served as a student mentor. Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum in creative writing.

Please note: Filling of this position is contingent upon budget.

The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State, serves approximately 11,000 students in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area. We are the most diverse university in the system, with approximately 41% of our students coming from communities of color. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adults and communities of color. Recognized in 2008 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.

Visit our web site at http://www.metrostate.edu

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: www.metrostate.edu/security

The School/Academic Department: Metropolitan State's School of Communication, Writing and the Arts offers innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees focused on creating messages and making knowledge. Creativity, critical thinking, facility with research and technology, as well as the ability to speak, write, create, and perform for a variety of audiences in both professional and community settings are needed for effectiveness in these disciplines. An education in such skills and knowledge is available to Metropolitan State students through the classes and degrees offered by the department.

The School of Communication, Writing and the Arts is composed of disciplines that share a significant theme-communication. Whether expressed through speech, writing, or art, and whether on paper, canvas, or a Web page, communication connects, builds, and maintains human culture and society. Communication, writing, and the arts involve creating messages and making knowledge. Doing these effectively in college and in the workplace requires creativity, critical thinking, facility with research and technology, as well as the ability to speak, write, create, and perform for a variety of audiences in both professional and community settings. An education in such skills and learning is available to Metropolitan State students through the department's general education curriculum and its five majors.

The School of Communication, Writing and the Arts also offers a Master of Science in Technical Communication. The Creative Writing program is one of the richest and most diverse in the nation. Both our B.A. and minor in Creative Writing include workshops in fiction, poetry, memoir and creative non-fiction, writing children's literature, writing very short creative works, writing humor, writing for publication and profit, and advanced creative writing. As a creative writing student at Metropolitan State, you will gain experience in drafting, analyzing, and editing creative works of writing. Our stellar faculty are award-winning, widely published literary artists whose joy in both teaching and writing is infectious. Metropolitan State's creative writing curriculum challenges students with the delights and hard work required to write imaginatively, including developing an individual writing process, setting writing goals, understanding the opportunities available in print and electronic media, and leading a life made richer by the literary arts.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Master Agreement. Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at: http://www.hr.Minnesota State.edu/contract_plans/documents/2015-2017_IFO_Contract.pdf

For the most current information on the IFO, go to http://www.ifo.org

Application: To apply, go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/metrostatemn/default.cfm

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date: Monday, November 20, 2017.

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Murray State University (KY) - TT Asst. Professor - Fiction - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Posting Number: 20170029FAC

Job Title: Assistant Professor Creative Writing

Type of Employment: Regular Full-Time

Work Location: Murray

Employment Term: Academic Year

Position Type: Faculty (Tenure-Track)

Department: English and Philosophy

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities: Teach 12 hours per semester in creative writing and other courses according to qualifications and departmental needs; these may include composition, humanities, undergraduate literature courses, and graduate courses. Position to begin August 2018.

Minimum Education Requirements: MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing with a specialization in fiction and secondary expertise in creative nonfiction.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements: Distinguished record of fiction publication. Ability to teach undergraduate and creative nonfiction workshops. Evidence of good teaching required. Maintain a record of publication in the field sufficient for tenure and advancement and engage in appropriate departmental and university service.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications: May coordinate undergraduate creative writing program for 3 hours reassigned time which may include advising and other administrative duties.

Posting Date: 09/08/2017

Closing Date: 10/31/2017

Apply at: https://www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/7203

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received: 1 [10/29]

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  • Similar search was run last year; see CreativeWriting 2017
  • Interesting.  Was there a failed search last time around, or is this another position?  I had a preliminary Skype interview but never heard back after that.  
  • Same.

New School (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Writing with Concentration in FictionEdit

The School of Writing at The New School in New York City invites applicants for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Writing with concentration in fiction.

We seek an outstanding faculty member who has published at least one book of fiction to critical acclaim and international attention. The successful candidate will also have a record of teaching excellence and will be expected to teach writing workshops and literature seminars in the graduate MFA program and in the undergraduate Riggio Honors program. The faculty member will also advise students, supervise thesis projects, organize readings and forums, and perform administrative service.

The New School, a private university in New York City's Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good.

The New School has been a vital center for writing since 1931. Over the years, our writing and literature faculty has included many of America’s most acclaimed poets, novelists, and nonfiction writers. Since 1996, The New School has offered an MFA in Creative Writing. For undergraduate students, Creative Writing offers The Riggio Honors Program in Writing and Democracy, along with a diverse curriculum of writing courses.

The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA or equivalent professional experience; significant publication history, including at least one book; evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate or graduate level.

The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.

Job Family: The New School

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until January 15, 2018.

Interested candidates should send the following via our online application system: 1) a cover letter summarizing their research interests and teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position, 2) a curriculum vitae and names of three referees, 3) Teaching evaluations

Information about the Schools of Pubic Engagement, and the Creative Writing Program can be found at: https://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/mfa-creative-writing/

For information on the University benefits package including health and retirement plans, please visit http://www.newschool.edu/human-resources/benefits/

Posting Date: 10/25/2017

Closing Date: 01/15/2018

Online App. Form: https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/15196

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Northern Arizona University (AZ) - TT Asst. Professor - Fiction - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Full-Time, 9 month, tenure-track, benefit-eligible assistant professor position commencing in Fall 2018. Position based on the Northern Arizona University Flagstaff campus.

Job Description: Northern Arizona University invites applications for a full time, tenure-eligible assistant professor position in fiction writing for the Fall of 2018. Duties will include graduate and undergraduate teaching in fiction writing (and secondary interest as appropriate), mentoring students, serving on departmental, college, and/or university committees, and directing/reading theses for our thriving MFA program.

The successful candidate must have an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing--Fiction, or a PhD in English with Emphasis in Creative Writing--Fiction by the time of appointment. Minimum qualifications also include a strong publication record in literary fiction as demonstrated by the publication of one book of original fiction (or contract) by an established, nationally recognized press, or at least five pieces of literary prose published in reputable, established, nationally distributed literary venues (journals, magazines, anthologies) in print or online; and at least one year of university/college-level writing instruction.

Strong preference will be given to those applicants who have experience teaching creative writing courses at the university/college level. Secondary experience in playwriting or creative nonfiction is also preferred. We also seek candidates who have had success in or demonstrate potential for pursuing funding opportunities for their creative work and who are knowledgeable of trends in the literary marketplace and can demonstrate the ability to instruct and mentor students as they move toward publication of their own work. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience, desire and commitment to working with the diverse community of learners that exemplifies the multi-ethnic and cultural richness of Northern Arizona.

Minimum Qualifications: An MFA or PhD in Creative Writing – Fiction or a PhD in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing – Fiction, conferred by appointment date in August 2018. (The applicant's transcript must designate a degree in fiction writing or show a majority of graduate course work in fiction.) One year experience teaching writing courses at the college or university level. A strong publication record in literary fiction as demonstrated by the publication of one book of original fiction (or contract) by an established, nationally recognized press, or at least five pieces of literary prose published in reputable, established, nationally distributed literary venues (journals, magazines, anthologies) in print or online

Preferred Qualifications: Published work and research interests include speculative, fabulist, experimental and/or hybrid fiction. Evidence of successful teaching of creative writing courses at the college or university level for one or more years. Secondary expertise in teaching creative nonfiction or playwriting. Success in or potential for pursuing funding for creative work. Knowledge of trends in the literary marketplace and demonstrated ability to instruct and mentor students as they move toward publication of their own work. Experience working with a diverse community of colleagues, learners, and community members.

General Information: Northern Arizona University has a student population of 30,368, including approximately 22,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see nau.edu/Center-for-University-Access-and-Inclusion/.

Background Information: Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report. The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing.

The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website at: http://www.nau.edu/police. A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.

Salary: $57,000 - $60,000 Depending on experience.

Benefits: This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/

Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service http://nau.edu/Provost/Resources-Policies/ Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.

If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/

Submission Deadline: This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on October 9, 2017.

How to Apply: To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. The online application must include a single attachment containing:

1) Cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position.

2) Curriculum vitae.

3) Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including student evaluations and representative course materials.

4) Representative copies of publications.

5) Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts

6) Names and contact information for three references.

Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document and upload it as “Resume.”

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at http://nau.edu/human-resources/ or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

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Deadline: Oct. 9

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  • Anybody heard anything from this search? Their deadline was so early!
  • I had a phone interview but I'm not sure what next steps are. Anyone hear anything else? [posted 12/5]
  • This is a lot of information to include as a single PDF. Anyone have advice or information on how much or what to include for student evals & representative course materials, or how much work for the representative copies of publications?
  • I also wasn't sure how much to include, but since it seems like they wanted a pretty comprehensive packet, I sent five stories (since the requirements say a book or five stories) and five individual discursive evaluations from each course I've taught. Maybe excessive but I feel like I covered all my bases.

Princeton University (NJ) - Tenured Professor - Fiction WriterEdit

Position Summary: Fiction Writer. Professor, with Tenure. Anticipated start date Fall 2018. The Creative Writing Program at Princeton University invites applications from established fiction writers whose body of work has earned national and international recognition. Responsibilities include teaching beginning and advanced undergraduate fiction workshops, directing undergraduate senior theses on a weekly tutorial basis, and participating in the life of an active undergraduate creative writing program housed within a thriving center for the creative and performing arts.

Applications received by December 1, 2017 will be given fullest consideration, though the search will remain open until the position has been filled. Applicants should provide a detailed letter of application that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, as well as a curriculum vitae. Applicants should also provide contact information for three recommenders as part of the online application process. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Essential Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have published several highly regarded works of fiction, possess a demonstrated dedication to teaching undergraduates, and a willingness to serve as an active member of an undergraduate-centered arts community. We strongly encourage applications from all racial, cultural/national, and economic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: We are especially interested in fiction writers with experience in the genres of memoir/autobiography, creative non-fiction, and/or screenwriting.

Contact: Princeton University

Online App. Form: http://www.Click2apply.net/gws9v7x5rds9nbjz

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Radford University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - American Literature and Creative Writing (Fiction) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Position: ENGLISH: Entry-level tenure-track assistant professor position. Teach American literature courses and fiction writing courses. Terminal degree required, Ph.D. in English preferred. Position requires a commitment to an ongoing creative and scholarly agenda and University service. Candidate should also be qualified to teach composition and serve as a mentor to graduate teaching assistants. Start date: August 2018.

Deadline for applications: September 29, 2017. Send letter of application, vita, evidence of effective teaching, and contact information for three references to Dr. Rosemary Guruswamy, Chair, rguruswa@radford.edu.

Located in the scenic New River Valley, between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the south and the Appalachian Mountains to the north, Radford University is a growing university, approaching 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. A student-focused institution, Radford's commitment to student engagement provides a wide range of opportunities for learning, growth, and collaboration for faculty as well as students.

As the largest college at Radford and home to Liberal Arts instruction on campus, the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences is central to the mission of the university. Faculty members strive to develop in their students a range of intellectual skills and habits of mind that will serve them well throughout their academic and professional lives, as well as in their personal lives as productive citizens. Students regularly engage with faculty in experiential learning activities and internships that provide opportunities to serve communities while preparing for careers. Faculty members' scholarly and creative activity is viewed as a vital corollary to the instructional mission of the institution, with faculty encouraged to co-author research with undergraduate and graduate students.

The College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences recently moved into a new 145,000 square foot state-of-the-art instructional facility that is home to all 125+ college faculty members. Centrally located on the main quad of the campus, it is the largest academic building at the university and houses an array of specialized teaching and research facilities. Additional information about the College is available here: www.radford.edu/content/chbs/home.html. Information about Radford University is available here: http://www.radford.edu.

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

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Deadline: Sept. 29

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  • From American Open 2018: "Skype interview scheduled 10/13"; "Skype schedule 10/12, conducted 10/17"

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  • Just FYI, this job is weighted more heavily toward literature (3/4 of the classes will be lit)
  • Also posted at American Open 2018

San Francisco State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - FictionEdit

San Francisco State University, Department of Creative Writing, invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a specialization in fiction beginning August 2018. M.F.A. or equivalent in Creative Writing required. At least one novel or short story collection published. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Complete position description available at http://creativewriting.sfsu.edu . SF State serves a diverse student body with a mission to promote scholarship, diversity, instructional excellence and intellectual accomplishment. Faculty are expected to be effective teachers, demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, publications and/or creative activities, and engage in service to the campus and community. Application deadline is November 20, 2017. Email to SFSU Creative Writing Hiring Committee c/o eatonbar@sfsu.edu the following: letter of interest, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, a ten-page writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Creative Writing Department, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco CA 94132, 415-338-1810.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/46380

MLA JIL 10/20/17

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Texas A&M University (TX) - TT Adv. Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction) and Latinx StudiesEdit

As part of a cluster hire in Latinx literature and culture (see related ad), the Department of English at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Creative Writing (Fiction) at the advanced assistant or associate level. We are seeking a fiction writer with a proven record of well-placed creative publications, excellence in diverse and innovative teaching, and relevant administrative expertise. The position requires a PhD in Creative Writing or English (additional MFA preferred).

The successful candidate will maintain an active publication record and provide leadership for the department’s Creative Writing program. Texas A&M is an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution, and the English Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the university community. With a growing interest in Latinx Studies throughout the College of Liberal Arts, the department is poised to build upon an impressive group of interdisciplinary scholars working in such areas as History and Sociology (which is conducting a related faculty search this year).

Job responsibilities include teaching the introductory course in creative writing, the writers’ studies seminar, fiction workshops, and courses in Latinx literature and culture (the normal load is 2/2 and includes undergraduate and graduate courses); publishing and presenting creative work; and undertaking appropriate academic service. Texas A&M is an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, and the department encourages new faculty to participate in the NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program and other workshops

To apply: submit a letter of interest, CV, three letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages using the MLA / Interfolio Dossier platform. To ensure full consideration for MLA interviews, applications should be uploaded by November 17, 2017. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Juan Alonzo, Search Committee Chair, at jjalonzo@tamu.edu. Interviews will take place at the MLA convention. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an AA/EEO employer, committed to diversity, and responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. For more information, please visit the English Department website at http://www.english.tamu.edu.

About Texas A&M: A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and one of only seventeen universities designated as a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, Texas A&M is known for combining academic excellence and cutting-edge research with affordability and a commitment to producing academic, business and civic leaders, and is recognized as a top-25 public university by U.S. News & World Report. The work of humanities faculty at Texas A&M is supported by the Melbern G. Glasscock Humanities Research Center, and by the Texas A&M University Library, which houses special collections in Science Fiction & Fantasy, Texas & Borderlands, Book & Printing History, and Gender & Ethnic Studies (including the Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture). Texas A&M is located in College Station, a thriving community known for the quality of its public schools, a strong local economy, and a low cost of living (http://www.cstx.gov/index.aspx?page=3884). College Station is a two hour drive from Houston and Austin, and three hours away from San Antonio and Dallas.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/45921

MLA JIL 10/6/17

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Union College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Fiction - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Union College is hiring an actively publishing fiction writer for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (or advanced standing for suitable candidates). The candidate is expected to teach workshops in fiction, courses in contemporary fiction, fiction sections of the English Department’s introduction to literature course, and the college’s First-Year Preceptorial. Applicants must be committed to both excellent teaching and writing. We are also interested in candidates who can contribute courses in support of Union’s interdisciplinary programs. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Our goal is not only to increase diversity, but to support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive. As such, we welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field. Applicants are encouraged to state in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences if hired. Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Candidates must hold an MFA or the equivalent in fiction writing and have published at least three stories in two or more literary journals or a book in the last five years. The application must include a writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages, which may include short stories or a section from a longer work. Send letter of application outlining experience, areas of teaching interest, and publications, as well as CV and writing sample to Bernhard Kuhn, Chair, English Department at egldept@union.edu. Please send all materials in a single PDF file. Three letters of recommendation should be sent under a separate cover to the same email address.

Applications will be accepted until October 20th, 5 PM EST. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA in NYC in January, 2018

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/45350

MLA JIL 9/22/17

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  • What is the teaching load?
  • A: I wrote to the above email address and was told it's two courses per trimester.

University of California Berkeley (CA) - Assoc. or Full Professor - Fiction WritingEdit

The Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time, tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor faculty position in the area of Fiction Writing, with the expected start date of July 1, 2018. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

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/JPF01555. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, 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). A statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service is optional. 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 30, 2017 to be considered. Please direct questions to Grace De Guzman at acadhr_english@berkeley.edu.

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University of Central Florida (FL) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing (Fiction)Edit

The Department of English at the University of Central Florida ( UCF ) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing (Fiction) at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate will have significant publications in fiction, a strong commitment to both our undergraduate creative writing major and M.F.A. program, and a willingness and ability to teach face-to-face and online classes. Teaching responsibilities include a 2/3 course load. The anticipated start date is August 2018.

Position Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree in Creative Writing, English, or other English-related field from an accredited institution by time of appointment.

Preferences: Strong record of publication in fiction with secondary interest and experience in screenwriting and/or editing and publishing; successful experience teaching creative writing at the college level; experience with community outreach.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required: UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, http://www.jobswithucf.com. To apply for this position, applicants must submit the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (thirty pages maximum), and a syllabus for a fiction writing class you have taught and/or designed. Please also send three official professional letters of recommendation via Interfolio to Dr. Cecilia Milanes at Cecilia.Milanes@ucf.edu or mail them to: ATTN : Cecilia Milanes, Department of English, P.O. Box 161346, Orlando, FL 32816-1346.

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.

The selected candidate must provide official transcripts.

All application materials must be received by November 30, 2017 to be fully considered. Review of applications will begin as they are received.

Initial interviews will be conducted via videoconference or conference call.

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University of Florida (FL) - TT Assistant Professor in Creative Writing: Fiction (2 Positions)Edit

The University of Florida invites applications for two tenure-track appointments in Creative Writing (Fiction) at the rank of assistant professor, effective August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to 1) maintain an active writing career, 2) apply for extramural grants and fellowships, 3) teach four courses per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate level, 4) provide service to the department, the university, and the profession.

Applicants are expected to have an MFA and/or PhD in Creative Writing and a primary specialization in fiction. Candidates must hold the graduate degree by the starting date and must have published at least one novel or collection of stories.

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural event, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

Advertised Salary: Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements: MFA and/or PhD in Creative Writing by the start date of August 16, 2018, and appropriate record of publication.

Preferred Qualifications: Although not required, we welcome candidates who write, in addition to literary fiction, creative nonfiction, screenplays, young adult fiction and/or children’s literature, and/or graphic literature

Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ (search job 505116) and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, (3) a writing sample of 15-20 pages (a short story or novel excerpt), (4) the names and email addresses for three references, (5) a teaching statement and, (6) if available, representative teaching evaluations. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants. Review of applications will begin November 20, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

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University of Iowa (IA) - TT Asst. Professor - Fiction - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at the University of Iowa invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Fiction, preferably with a secondary area of expertise that will contribute to the intellectual and artistic character of the department, such as engagement in another creative writing or scholarly field, a professional editorial background, or other relevant experience that will enhance our curriculum and community, beginning fall semester 2018.

The successful candidate will be integral to our thriving new undergraduate Major in English and Creative Writing, which serves more than 500 students, and is situated in one of the most vital literary communities in the world. We are seeking a writer who inspires passion for the field, has demonstrated the ability to teach across a wide aesthetic range, and who can motivate our students to innovate as artists while deepening their critical knowledge of the history of literature.

This is a tenure-track position. Teaching will primarily be at the undergraduate level, with a normal load of two courses per semester. The Department of English houses two robust undergraduate majors (English and Creative Writing, and English), an MFA in Nonfiction Writing, and an MA/PhD program in English Literary Studies, that coalesce in a community of approximately one thousand graduate and undergraduate students. This position requires committee responsibilities that contribute to the management of the department as a whole, and the university.

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

Applicants are asked to submit the following material: a cover letter that incorporates artist’s statement, teaching philosophy, and description of secondary expertise; CV; a published sample of fiction writing (not to exceed 25 pages); and 3 letters of recommendation. Applications received by October 23, 2017 will receive full consideration.

Education Requirement: Terminal degree in Creative Writing—Fiction (MFA or PhD) in hand by the start date.

Required Qualifications: A strong publication record that includes at least one book of fiction in print or under contract; evidence of effective teaching at the university level; a demonstrated interest in nurturing a diverse undergraduate writing community; and potential for continued success as a published writer.

Desirable Qualifications: Secondary expertise in a related creative, scholarly or professional field.

Apply at: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/71637

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette (LA) - TT Assistant Professor in Creative Writing-FictionEdit

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. The course load is six courses per year. Expectations include a strong record of teaching excellence, research, student advising, and college service. Qualifications: Ph.D. in English required, must be in hand no later than July 2018, record of professional activities and publications, teaching experience. Please send letter of application and CV to Dr. Dayana Stetco, Department Head, Department of English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, P.O. Box 43719, Lafayette, LA 70504 or english@louisiana.edu, no later than December 1, 2017. AA/EEO LA 2-17. http://www.louisiana.edu.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/46648

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University of Nebraska at Omaha (NE) - TT Asst. Professor - Fiction - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Writer’s Workshop of the University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for a tenure-track position in fiction, with a secondary expertise in one or more of the following areas: creative nonfiction, screenwriting, creative writing for new media, hybrid forms, alternate narrative forms, translation, and/or digital writing. Based on the studio model of instruction, the Writer’s Workshop offers the BFA degree in creative writing with tracks in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and/or screenwriting. This is a nationally recognized undergraduate program within a School of the Arts, which includes Theatre and Art & Art History. For over four decades, the Writer’s Workshop has sponsored an annual reading series, through the years hosting Carl Phillips, Dorianne Laux, Monique Truong, Gregory Pardlo, Charles D’Ambrosio, Erin Belieu, James McBride, among others. An innovative student-edited literary and arts journal, 13th Floor, is published in digital and print editions.

The teaching load is two courses per semester and includes undergraduate fiction studios at the basic, intermediate, and/or advanced levels; and courses in the secondary area as needed. There is the opportunity to design and teach Form & Theory 4000-level seminars, and to direct Senior Thesis projects.

The successful candidate will also administer the University of Nebraska low-residency MFA in Writing program, which involves staffing, marketing, and coordination of two ten-day residencies—one in summer, the other in winter—as well as other administrative duties.

Required Qualifications: MFA or PhD in fiction, one full-length book of fiction published by a nationally recognized press, and substantial publications in a secondary area. Must have university-level teaching experience, arts administration experience, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education in a fine-arts setting.

Starting date is August 2018. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials. The University and the Writer’s Workshop have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

Application must be on-line. Procedures can be found at http://www.unomaha.edu/humanresources/employment.php. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Applications will remain open until the position is filled. To apply, please complete the online application and electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. For information about UNO Writer’s Workshop, please visit http://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-communication-fine-arts-and-media/writer-workshop/index.php.

Contact Person:

Anna Monardo, Professor

Writer’s Workshop

College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media

University of Nebraska at Omaha

6001 Dodge Street, WFAB

Omaha, NE 68182

amonardo@unomaha.edu

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University of Southern Mississippi (MS) - TT Open Rank Professor in Fiction (2 Positions)Edit

The Department of English at the University of Southern Mississippi seeks to hire two tenure-track fiction writers to begin August 2018 at the Assistant, Associate, and/or Full Professor ranks.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidates will teach in Southern Miss's premier graduate and undergraduate creative writing programs, contribute service, teach other courses depending on expertise, contribute to program development and direction, and serve on thesis and dissertation committees. A 3-3 load and competitive salary depending on rank. The department is the home of the Center for Writers and Mississippi Review and boasts a thriving graduate emphasis area in creative writing. The candidates will develop and teach upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute broadly to our undergraduate, M.A., & Ph.D. programs.

Minimum Qualifications: The junior position requires a terminal degree, current and strong publication record, and excellence in teaching. Preferred qualifications: at least one book published by a national press, editorial experience, and credentials in non-fiction. In addition to these qualifications, the senior position requires a distinguished, nationally prominent record of sustained and current publication with major presses.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. and/or experience in writing program administration are desirable for both positions.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Application deadline is Dec. 8, 2017. Please submit letter of application, CV, a statement on teaching, graduate transcripts, and a writing sample electronically to http://www.usm.edu/employment-hr/.

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Valparaiso University (IN) - Asst. Professor of English - Fiction WritingEdit

The Department of English at Valparaiso University seeks a specialist in fiction writing with a secondary expertise in professional writing. Teaching includes courses within the Creative Writing, Professional Writing, and English majors, as well as general education courses in the humanities. We especially welcome candidates who come from historically underrepresented groups and/or bring concerns of diversity and inclusion to their scholarship and teaching. The position is tenure track, to begin August 2018. Ph.D. preferred.

Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences.

Teaching load is normally three or four courses per semester and includes upper-division, graduate, and introductory courses. Traditional service functions, such as advising and committee work, are expected. Publications are necessary for advancement. Salary competitive.

Submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation electronically at http://apply.interfolio.com/45496 CV and letters must be received by Nov. 3 and will be acknowledged. We will request writing samples from candidates we wish to consider further. For questions about the department or university, please contact Professor Allison Schuette, Search Chair, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383. (Allison.Schuette@valpo.edu).

Preliminary interviews will be conducted over Skype prior to invitations for campus visits.

Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check. Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at http://www.valpo.edu/general-counsel/policies/equal-opportunity-policy/

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Whitworth University (WA) - Full-Time Asst. Professor of English - Creative Writing-Fiction (Non-TT)Edit

We are inviting applications for a non-tenure-track, full-time Assistant Professor in creative writing with fiction specialization to begin fall 2018. Must be a critically-engaged writer with a strong publication record whose interests are in fiction and/or alternate narrative forms-including but not limited to experimental fiction, graphic fiction, digital storytelling, genre fiction, and/or translation. Teaching may include upper division fiction writing, introduction to creative writing, first-year composition, and literature courses appropriate to preparation. Candidates prepared to teach US ethnic literatures or courses contributing to the women's and gender studies program will be highly valued. May be asked to teach in Whitworth's interdisciplinary Core/Worldview Studies program. Teaching load normally 3-1-3 (3 in fall and spring semesters and 1 during a three-week January term). All faculty members produce scholarship (including publication of creative work) and participate in first-year advising and departmental/university service. The ideal candidate should also be devoted to the visionary redevelopment of arts and humanities within the 21st century University.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: MFA, PhD (or ABD) in Creative Writing, English, or related field. Evidence of the potential for teaching excellence and innovation at the university level. Evidence of the potential to make creative and scholarly contributions in area of specialization. A personal commitment to the Christian faith, the integration of faith and learning, and service to the Christian community. Demonstrated awareness of and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, sexual orientation, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives. Commitment to diversity and equity, and understanding of ways in which instruction and disciplinary/educational/workplace trends can be critical to matters of justice and inclusion. A commitment to equal opportunity and a commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. Employment offer is contingent on a successful background check, including education verification.

APPLICATION PROCESS: The following documents are required to complete the online application, www.whitworth.edu/jobs 1. A letter of interest. 2. Resume/curriculum vitae, including contact infromation for three recommenders (more below). 3. A brief (approximately 15 page) writing sample indicative of your critical scholarship. 4. A brief (approximately 15-page) writing sample indicative of your creative work. 5. A short personal essay characterizing your Christian faith. (For expanded guidelines, please see http://www.whitworth.edu/facultyfaithessay.) 6. Three letters of recommendation sent directly by recommenders or a third-party service such as Interfolio. (Letters may be e-mailed directly to Human Resources: eforman@whitworth.edu.)

Please direct questions about the application process to Human Resources ( eforman@whitworth.edu). Please direct questions about the position to the search committee chair, Dr. Thom Caraway at tcaraway@whitworth.edu.

Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled. Full consideration is guaranteed for applications received by Dec. 1st. Preliminary interviews (via Skype) anticipated for late-January/February 2018. Start date: July 2018.

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Wichita State University (KS) - TT Assistant Professor in Creative Writing: Fiction - WRITING SAMPLE REQUESTEDEdit

Fiction writers are invited to apply to teach in Wichita State University’s MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs. This is a tenure-eligible position for an Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing: Fiction beginning Fall 2018. Requirements: an MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing with a concentration in fiction; a significant record of publication (either a book of fiction published or under contract with a reputable literary press and/or substantial fiction appearances in nationally recognized journals); and evidence of successful teaching experience at the university level. All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission, and Values and to help foster an environment rich in diversity of culture, thought, and experience. Candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively educate and empower a diverse student population.

Wichita State University is in its 43rd year of offering the MFA in a 48-hour studio-academic program. We seek a dynamic individual to be part of our creative writing program which attracts graduate students from around the country and the world. Students enrolled in the MFA program are financially supported with GTA stipends and tuition remission and teach undergraduates of diverse backgrounds including many who are the first in their families to attend college. The appointee will be expected to teach nine hours each semester at the graduate and undergraduate levels (creative writing, literature, composition) and direct MFA theses while continuing to be a productive writer.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Kansas Board of Regents policy. Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Retaliation against an individual filing or cooperating in a complaint process is also prohibited. Sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking are forms of sex discrimination and are prohibited under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Complaints or concerns related to alleged discrimination may be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity or the Title IX Coordinator, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS 67260-0138; telephone (316) 978-3187. Wichita State University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.  Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Kansas Board of Regents policy.​ Salary and benefits competitive.

NOTE: CORRECTED APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS. The deadline for application materials, consisting of a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a 30-page sample of fiction writing is November 3. Candidates must apply online and submit all materials other than the writing sample at  https://jobs.wichita.edu/postings/11870 . Writing samples should be sent to english@wichita.edu or Department of English, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0014. [posted 10/27]

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NONFICTION - Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

Bowdoin College (ME) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing Nonfiction - SKYPE / PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Bowdoin College’s English Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of creative writing nonfiction beginning fall 2018. Successful candidates will have a strong record of publication (preferably at least one book published, or under contract) and teaching, including teaching that reaches beyond specific fields of specialization to connect with other fields of English and other disciplines on campus.

The Department welcomes applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s ethnic and cultural diversity. We value a community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. Applicants should highlight relevant experience in their cover letter.

Bowdoin values a strong commitment to research and a promise of long-term successful scholarly engagement as well as a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. There is internal funding in support of research, a junior sabbatical leave, and an accelerated post-tenure sabbatical schedule. Teaching load is two courses each semester. Ph.D., MFA , or equivalent graduate degree expected by date of appointment. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit a letter of application describing your scholarly interests and teaching experience/philosophy, curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages in length, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017.

Apply at: https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/4242

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Deadline: Oct. 15 2017

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  • Has anyone any news from Bowdoin? (12/5)
  • Not me. I've been wondering. (12/6)

Queens College, CUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Nonfiction Writing - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Queens College is an urban school with a faculty and student body that reflects the diversity of New York City. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. With a commitment to an increasingly global society, Queens College offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. The College's liberal arts, science, and pre-professional programs have earned it high rankings in college guides such as "The Princeton Review America's Best Value Colleges;" the College's graduates have won prominence in nearly every field.

The Queens College English Department teaches a wide range of undergraduate courses to over four thousand students, including five hundred and fifty English majors. Its MA program serves over two hundred MS Ed and literature students, and its MFA program in Creative Writing and Translation attracts a select group of students from across the US. The forty-five full-time faculty teach and publish in both traditional and emerging areas within the profession; recent hires include specialists in composition studies, nineteenth-century American, Asian American, African American, Caribbean, Victorian, Science Fiction, transnational, and Children's literature. Eight English Department faculty also teach in the consortia! PhD program in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, more than from any other CUNY college.

ln support of the campus mission, strategic plans and values the English Department seeks to fill one tenure-track Assistant Professor Vacancy in Creative Nonfiction Writing beginning Fall 2018. The selected candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing and participate in the MFA program. The candidate is also expected to engage in writing and publication, and perform advising duties in the English department. The selected candidate will also share departmental committee responsibilities and take on other administrative duties if needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: MFA, or PhD in Creative Writing, English or a related field. Also required are a record or clear promise of publication, a record of strong teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to departmental and institutional service.

All candidates with publication and teaching expertise in creative nonfiction writing will be considered, but we are especially interested in applications from scholars with experience teaching in an MFA program and with a broad range of publication across the genres of nonfiction writing.

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

HOW TO APPLY: If you are viewing this job posting on any website other than CUNYfirst, please follow the instructions below:

Go to http://www.cuny.edu and click on "Employment"
Click "Search job listings"
Click on "More options to search for CUNY jobs"
Search by Job Opening ID number (17394)
Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions

Please note that the candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, CV, and the name and contact information of three (3) professional references as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

  • Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example: JoeResume . Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.

It is essential that candidates submit the requested items to CUNYFirst for a valid application. In addition candidates must also submit a full dossier including cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to Professor Glenn Burger, Chair , by email to englishadmin@qc.cuny.edu. Include Asst. Prof . Nonfiction Position in the subject line.

CLOSING DATE: November 14, 2017

LINK to APPLY

Deadline: Nov. 14

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St. John's University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing Non-fiction Prose - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The St. John's University Department of English invites applications for a tenure track position in Creative Writing Non-fiction Prose at the rank of Assistant Professor, to teach courses in writing and literature to a diverse undergraduate population and to graduate students pursuing M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English.

Areas of specialization include: literary non-fiction and memoir; cross-cultural, experimental, or digital writing, long or short forms. Secondary interests may include: creative writing in other genres, including poetry, fiction, and performance writing. The successful candidate will have completed a terminal degree in creative writing, and will have a significant record of publication. The candidate will join a department committed to the study of race, class, gender, and sexuality.

Please send a letter of inquiry, c.v., and letters of recommendation to Stephen Sicari, Chair, by November 17.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/44721

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Stephen F. Austin State University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor - Creative NonfictionEdit

The Department of English and Creative Writing at Stephen F. Austin State University seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of creative writing. The successful candidate must have an MFA or Ph.D. by time of appointment, a record of substantial publications and demonstrated teaching excellence. We are primarily seeking a nonfiction specialist with a secondary interest in another genre (fiction, poetry, graphic novels, hybrid genres) and interest in teaching publication coursework. Experience in arranging a reading series would be a plus. The standard load is 4-4 with opportunities for research or service-related reductions.

SFA is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, located in the East Texas Piney Woods.

Terminal degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required. ABD candidates may be considered if Ph.D. is earned prior to start date.

Candidates must apply via the SFA online application system. Please submit a letter of application and CV at: https://careers.sfasu.edu. Send copies of transcripts, a 20-page creative prose sample, statement of teaching philosophy and three current letters of recommendation directly to Dr. Mark Sanders, Chair, Department of English and Creative Writing, Stephen F. Austin State University, P.O. Box 13007, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-300. Review of applications begins December 15, 2017; position open until filled.

Apply at: https://careers.sfasu.edu

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Susquehanna University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Nonfiction - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English & Creative Writing at Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction), beginning in August 2018. Teaching responsibilities include several levels of creative nonfiction workshops as well as first-year composition and introductory literature or genre surveys. Ability to teach poetry classes is an advantage. The successful candidate will show publishing promise (e.g. a book or shorter work in reputable print/online journals and/or magazines), excel as a teacher, and also show exemplary interest in building and maintaining Susquehanna University’s nationally-distinguished undergraduate creative writing major. The standard teaching load is 3/3.

Required Qualifications: All candidates must present evidence of creative, literary, and teaching potential. PhD. preferred, MFA and ABD considered. Our highly-engaged creative writing program is regularly ranked as one of the top tier undergraduate majors in North America, hosts a visiting writers series, and offers a supportive collegial environment. http://www.susqu.edu/writers Please apply online at https://jobs.susqu.edu/. At this time we are asking for a letter of application, a curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, a 20-25 page writing sample, and a statement on how you will contribute to campus diversity and inclusion. Any inquiries should be sent to the department co-chair, Dr. Glen Retief, retief@susqu.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 9.

LINK to Apply: https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/1297

Deadline: Oct. 9

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University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - TT Asst. Professor, Creative NonfictionEdit

The University of Colorado at Boulder English Department's Creative Writing Program invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of creative nonfiction writing. The position will begin Fall 2018.

Successful candidates will have a strong record of publication (at least one book published or under contract). Additional qualifications include a secondary genre specialty in poetry, and preference is given to those with a focus on small press publishing experience and/or successful literary community building. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the department's fostering of inclusivity and diversity. Junior faculty receive strong internal support, including a pre-tenure research semester. The teaching load is two courses each semester. Ph.D., MFA, or equivalent graduate degree expected by date of appointment.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

The University of Colorado is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment and excellent benefits. Learn more about the University of Colorado by visiting https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing. Strong record of publication.

Preferred Qualifications: MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing, Strong record of publication and one book published or under contract.

Special Instructions to Applicants : Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2017; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than 20 pages in length, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. To submit/upload applicant materials of large file size over 5 MB, please do so by accessing the link provided below. For more information regarding the large file size solution, a quick step guide can be accessed via http://www.colorado.edu/hr/sites/default/files/attached-files/cu_careers_-_large_file_size_uploads_-_quick_reference_guide_ template_for_search_commitee_members_v3.pdf

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or cucareershelp@cu.edu. All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting. Application Materials Required : Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy Application Materials Instructions :

To apply, please submit the materials listed below in PDF format to this posting at http://www.cu.edu/cucareers with the following naming convention "LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument", i.e., Smith_John_CV: 

1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf).

2. Current Curriculum Vitae (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf). 

3. List of References, minimum of three individuals who may be contacted, upon review of your application, to submit written letters of reference upon request (LastName_FirstName_References.pdf). 

4. Writing Sample (LastName_FirstName_Writing).

Job Category: Faculty

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10231 - English

Posting Date: Sep 21, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Contact Name: Noah Eli Gordon

Contact Email: noah.gordon@colorado.edu

Posting Number: 00739544

Online App. Form: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=11133

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University of Memphis (TN) - TT Assistant Professor in Creative Nonfiction Writing - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at the University of Memphis seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in creative nonfiction writing, with a secondary strength in fiction writing or poetry writing. The position begins August 2018.

A public university of over 20,000 students located in a quiet residential neighborhood in a legendary American city, the University of Memphis embraces diversity and strives to be a major metropolitan research institution.

Duties include teaching workshops and forms courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and possibly a literature survey course; service to the creative writing program on thesis committees; assisting with student recruitment; possibly the direction of the River City Writers reading series or The Pinch literary journal; and other service to the Department and the Creative Writing program.

For further information about our program, see our website: http://www.memphis.edu/english/graduate/mfa/creative_writing.php

Minimum Position Qualifications: Required: MFA or PhD in creative writing; demonstrated teaching excellence; at least one full-length book of creative nonfiction in print or in press by a nationally recognized press; and publications indicative of a secondary strength in fiction or poetry writing.

Applications for this position must be submitted on-line. To apply, visit https://workforum.memphis.edu.

To ensure full consideration, letter of application; a vita; a writing sample uploaded as a single pdf or doc file consisting of 20-50 pages of creative nonfiction and either 20 pages of fiction or 10 poems or a combination of fiction and poems; and 3 letters of recommendation should be received by November 15, 2017. Finalists may be requested to mail a copy of a book to the search committee chair.

Apply at: https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/17077

Deadline: Nov. 15

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University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Narrative and Communication (incl. Creative Nonfiction)Edit

The Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississauga invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Narrative and Communication, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position start date is July 1, 2018.

Candidates are expected to have a program of research and applied experience focused on creative nonfiction or nonfiction story. Specific areas may include journalistic writing, narrative and new media, narrative procedure in research, visual or multi-media documentary, web-based storytelling, digital innovation based around narrative, or cross-cultural communication built around story. Narrative, as we think of it here, involves the application of tools and techniques developed mainly through fiction and the arts applied to the purposes of nonfiction-that is, telling a true story with imaginative power and expressive skill. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience with narrative and a record of research that includes theory and methodology.

Candidates must have a PhD in communication, literature, narrative-related arts or journalism or related fields by the appointment start date or shortly thereafter. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by an active innovative research program that contributes to the literature about the role of narrative in communication; an emerging reputation in research with demonstrated ability to attract external research funding; top-tier publications or a research pipeline that is at high international levels; and strong recommendations from referees of international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching is also required as evidenced by a teaching dossier outlining experience and accomplishments (including a teaching statement and course evaluations) and strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will have a graduate appointment in one of the University of Toronto's tri-campus graduate departments.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

ICCIT focuses on teaching and research excellence in its three undergraduate programs: Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, Digital Enterprise Management and Professional Writing and Communication. ICCIT is building a research complement in critical communication, interactive and immersive digital media and culture, the theory and practice of communication, and new media design. The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada's leading university. For information, please visit http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/iccit .

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online by November 1, 2017. Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.e/how-to-apply .

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Villanova University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor - Creative NonfictionEdit

Villanova’s English department is seeking a tenure-track assistant professorship beginning Fall 2018 in creative nonfiction to teach courses at the undergraduate level. The teaching load is 3-2, and courses will include creative non-fiction workshops, fiction workshops, and literature courses.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values. Duties and Responsibilities: Creative publication. Teaching: schedule for this position is five courses per year, primarily courses at the advanced undergraduate level, as well as some introductory courses. Advanced undergraduate teaching will include courses in area of specialization, as well as additional courses depending on other specialties and interests. Service to the department and university.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a strong record of publishing and demonstrate excellence in teaching.

Ph.D. or M.F.A. required but candidates close to completion of degree may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with expertise in race and ethnic studies strongly preferred.

To apply, please go to https://jobs.villanova.edu/. Candidates should submit a cover letter, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, book abstract or equivalent, recent writing sample, and the contact information for at least 3 references who will receive an email with a secure link to upload confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted. The deadline for applications is November 3, 2017; interviews at the MLA Convention or, if necessary, by Skype. In case of questions, contact Professor Heather Hicks, Chair of the English Department, at heather.hicks@villanova.edu.

Apply at: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/12228

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POETRY - Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

Azusa Pacific University (CA) - Assistant or Associate Professor - Creative Writing and Poetry - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running.

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor

Position Tracking Number: F112

School/College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department: English

Location: Azusa Campus

Description: We invite applications for a position beginning in Fall 2018 in the Department of English. We seek a candidate with the expertise to teach Poetry and Creative Writing courses, and a firm commitment to the goals of a Christian Liberal Arts education. The candidate may also be asked to develop and maintain student publications, serve on department and university committees, and teach other courses offered by the English Department, including freshman composition and introductory literature courses, as well as courses in the M.A. program. Preference will be given to a candidate with a strong publication record.

Specialization: Poetry, with a possible secondary specialization, such as professional and technical writing, linguistics, or global literature.

Responsibilities:

Yearly instructional duties (up to 24 teaching units per academic year)
Academic advising and mentoring
Ability to engage and support departmental mission in curricular and program growth
Service to the larger academic community
Continued publication, both artistic and academic

Level: Rank and salary are dependent on experience and qualifications.

Qualifications: Ph.D. preferred/M.F.A. strongly considered

Experience: Experience in higher education teaching in general, especially in the areas of poetry and one defined secondary area of emphasis. Further experience in university service and developing relationships with the community in relation to the arts preferred.

Workload: Full-time; up to 24 units of teaching per academic year

Hire Date: Open until filled.

Mental Demands: Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects. Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment. Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information. Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations. Self-starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form. Additional Information:

Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Application Procedure: To apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/. Review of applications will begin November 15, and the position will remain open until filled.

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  • Heads up this is possibly a 4/4 (or 8 courses a year). It says "up to," but...

Baruch College, CUNY (NY) - TT Assistant Professor - Creative Writing / Poetry (English)Edit

The Baruch College English department invites applications for a tenure track position in Creative Writing­ / Poetry at the assistant professor rank. We are searching for a poet/scholar who is qualified to teach both writing and reading poetry, with a demonstrated knowledge of poetic forms and the history of poetry. Experience in other genres is welcome. Our goal is to hire someone who can support the department's commitment to fostering creative expression and a passion for literature among the undergraduate student body both in and outside the classroom. Teaching opportunities will include courses in creative writing and literature as well as sections of Great Works of Literature, our multicultural literature requirement, and First Year Writing.

Our Department and College are committed to building and supporting a diverse faculty that values undergraduate teaching and mentorship as well as interdisciplinary research and teaching. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession across color, creed, race, class, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. Baruch College serves one of the most culturally diverse undergraduate student bodies in the nation and ranks #1 in the country for providing social mobility for students.

QUALIFICATIONS: Job applicants must have a PhD in creative writing and/or poetry by the fall 2018 and will ideally have a strong publication record, including published poetry.

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

HOW TO APPLY:

STEP ONE - To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" through this link: https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=17472&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a representative sample of their poetry, a scholarly or critical essay (minimum 10 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference.

STEP TWO - Go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/ All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.

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

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact HR at 646-660-6590.

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

Review of resumes will begin on October 15, 2017; to ensure consideration, a complete application must be submitted by December 1, 2017 December 22, 2017.

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  • Q: Does anyone know the course load for this job? 
  • A: I checked online. Course load is 21 credits a year. Courses are 3 credits. So that means 7 courses a year!!!
  • Ouch! Thanks for the follow-up!
  • Two things to note about the course load: Great Works and Writing courses, which are required for undergrads, count as 4 hours each.  And there is a lot of support for reassigned time.  This means professors in the dept. almost never teach more than 3 classes a semester and very often end up teaching just 2, so it works out to being more like 4-5 classes per year.
  • Did this school just change the application materials required for submission toward the end of the deadline (and then, also, change the deadline)? What about all the people who submitted things earlier? LOL Good job so far at leading a successful and impartial search.
  • The listing for AWP has the due date for materials as Dec. 22nd, but this says Dec. 1st. Is there still time to submit? I'd be pretty happy having this job, regardless of other people's qualms. 
  • Yes, according to the official application link, it looks like the deadline has been extended: "Review of resumes will begin on October 15, 2017; to ensure consideration, a complete application must be submitted by December 22, 2017". [posted 12/7]

California State University, Fresno (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - PoetryEdit

Poets are invited to apply for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English in the College of Arts and Humanities at California State University, Fresno. Appointment begins August 2018.

The successful candidate will teach creative writing both at the undergraduate level—where we have just begun a creative writing emphasis—and at the graduate level, in a diverse and flourishing three-year MFA program in the heart of the Central Valley of California. The new hire will, along with the other creative writing faculty, chair theses, help form or structure a publishing class to fit our new publishing track, help mentor creative writing TAs, advise student groups, facilitate and help organize readings and other events, and oversee recruitment. Successful candidates will work in a program committed to intersectional teaching, scholarship, and community building.

Our MFA program combines studio and academic approaches in a substantial, residential, 54-unit degree program, providing students with critical workshop experience and a solid background in literature. We feel the best education for the artist includes learning the history as well as the contemporary work in the discipline, training in the theoretical and formal approaches to the profession, and practicing the craft of writing with extensive peer and faculty critique.

Faculty typically teach three 4-unit courses per semester and advise MFA theses. Faculty may apply for assigned time course reductions to support creative and scholarly work. Active service in the MFA program, department, college and university is expected.

The Department of English also offers an undergraduate minor in creative writing and additional opportunities to teach special topics courses in literature.

Required Education: M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing –with poetry as a concentration. Degree must be completed by August 17, 2018.

Required Experience: Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. Significant publications, including at least one book of poetry either published or under contract with a reputable literary publisher. The ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and to engage with diverse communities in the San Joaquin Valley region.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who bring the potential to teach form and theory and special topics courses that include a diversity of cultural and ethnic perspectives. Preference will also be given to candidates who show experience working with students whose narratives are underrepresented in academia and the publishing world.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at http://jobs.fresnostate.edu and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a 20-page sample of poetry; and 5) names and complete contact information for three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit: 1) Official transcripts and 2) Three current letters of recommendation (dated within the last 12 months). For inquiries, contact Tim Skeen, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; Department of English, College of Arts and Humanities, 5245 N Backer Ave, MS PB 98; Fresno, CA 93740-8001; E-mail: tskeen@csufresno.edu

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Drew University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing - Poetry)Edit

Drew University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing – Poetry. Teaching load to include creative writing workshops and literature courses, as well as co-direction of the Creative Writing emphasis of the English Major and the Writers@Drew reading series.

Requirements: Applicants must have an MFA or PhD; at least one collection from a nationally-recognized press; and evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level in both creative writing and some area of English, American, or World literature, preferably in 20th/21st Century American literature with a specialization in ethnic American literature(s).

Application: To apply, submit the following materials merged in a single pdf document to Professor Neil Levi at HR1117-5@Drew.edu. Please include your name in the subject. For full consideration, please submit all materials by December 15, 2017.

Cover letter and CV;
3 Letters of recommendation.

About Drew University: Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.

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Georgia Tech (GA) - Bourne Chaire in Poetry (Adv. Assoc. or Full Prof.) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) at Georgia Tech invites applications and nominations for the Margaret T. and Henry C. Bourne Chair in Poetry. The Bourne Chair will be a senior tenure-track faculty member, at the rank of advanced associate or full professor.

Candidates must have a Master in Fine Arts degree or Ph.D. in Creative Writing or a Ph.D. in English (or closely related degree area) from an accredited university. Candidates must possess an internationally recognized publication record in poetry, with multiple full-length collections from reputable presses. Ideal candidates must also be engaged in scholarship about poetics, with significant refereed publication in this or related areas of literary or cultural studies. Experience and publication in other genres (e.g., fiction, creative non-fiction, screenwriting, visual narratives, digital narratives, etc.) are also welcome. Ideal candidates must also be able to integrate the traditions of poetic practices and scholarship about poetics into a productive dialogue with other scholars in LMC—helping to articulate our mission of providing “humanistic perspectives in a technological world.” Candidates must also demonstrate a history of exceptional teaching with prior experience in teaching poetry writing and/or other genres of creative writing at the postsecondary level.

The successful candidate will be expected to build upon the Bourne Chair's long-established tradition of being an ambassador of poetry to students, faculty, staff, and alums at Georgia Tech. Candidates must be committed to fostering collaborations and connections between poetry and technology across the disciplines and within Georgia Tech’s Poetry@Tech and Arts@Tech programs. The incoming Bourne Chair will also serve as an ambassador of poetry to the thriving community of artists and art supporters in Atlanta and throughout the region.

Demonstrated leadership and administrative experience are highly preferred. Candidates should also have experience cultivating partnerships and professional relationships internally and externally, especially in the area of development and grant writing.

As a school, we believe diversity is foundational to creating the most intellectually vibrant and successful academic communities; therefore, we are committed to building and sustaining a socially just, equitable, and inclusive academic unit. The Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer whose academic core mission is based on the principles of inclusion, equity, diversity, and justice.

LMC offers established community partnerships. Its location at a public technological university in Atlanta, makes it an important international center for arts, media, and technology. The School supports multiple undergraduate and graduate degrees, and successful candidates will be expected to contribute to our undergraduate programs, as well as our Masters and Ph.D. Programs in Digital Media. For additional information about the School, consult our web site: www.lmc.gatech.edu.

Nominations, which should include the name and contact information for the nominee, may be emailed to Dr. Karen Head, Chair, Bourne Chair Search: khead@gatech.edu.

Applicants should send a cover letter (containing a description of the applicant's publication record, research, and pedagogical approach), and a CV. Applications should be addressed to Chair, Bourne Search Committee, School of Literature, Media, and Communication and emailed as a single PDF to hiring@lmc.gatech.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until October 31, 2017.

LINK: https://www.lmc.gatech.edu/hiring-bourne-chair

Deadline: October 31, 2017.

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Gustavus Adolphus College (MN) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing/Poetry) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of English to begin September 1, 2018.

Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned MFA or PhD in Creative Writing (Poetry), but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and will complete their degree by July 1, 2018. The successful candidate must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and will have prior college-level teaching experience in introductory creative writing and advanced poetry writing, as well as introductory and advanced courses in literature. The successful candidate will also have a strong record of poetry writing, demonstrated by publications or awards in established literary magazines or poetry contests. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience coordinating a reading series or reading events; with editing, publishing, or the Digital Humanities; and mentoring women and people from underrepresented groups is desirable. We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department.

Major/Essential Functions: Primary teaching responsibilities will include six courses per year. Course assignments will include introductory creative writing, advanced poetry writing, introductory and advanced literature courses in the English major, and contributions to general education, which may include January Term or First Term Seminar. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; materials must be submitted through Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/43937). Please submit a CV and letter of application only; additional materials will be requested after preliminary screening stage. The cover letter should be addressed to:

Dr. Rebecca Fremo, Search Chair,
Department of English,
Gustavus Adolphus College,
800 W College Ave,
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498.

Application information is also available at https://gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, visit the College's website at https://gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact Dr. Fremo at english-search@gustavus.edu.

For full consideration, applications must be received by October 12, 2017. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Finalists will be asked to submit additional supporting materials through Interfolio: a writing sample (up to ten poems, no more than 15 pages), a syllabus from an advanced poetry writing course and one from a lower division literature course, transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and a statement of teaching philosophy. Interviews will be conducted via phone in December 2017.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE Employer/Disabled/Vet

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Deadline: Oct. 12 2017

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Request for additional materials: 10/18

Rejection (no interview): Via Interfolio [11/3]

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

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  • The department has an accomplished visiting poet (an NBA finalist) on faculty. He's also a Gustavus alum. Does anyone know if he's an inside candidate for the position?

Kalamazoo College (MI) - TT Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing (Poetry) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Kalamazoo College invites poets to apply for a tenure-track position in creative writing to begin September 2018. Curricular contributions will include a multi-genre introduction to creative writing (poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction) and intermediate and advanced workshops in poetry, with flexibility for shaping introductory through advanced courses around the candidate’s areas of specialization, including courses that would serve the College’s Shared Passages (first year, sophomore, and senior) Seminar program. In keeping with our students’ strong interests in issues of power and identity, structural inequality and social justice, we’re especially interested in candidates whose work respects/engages in the intersection of poetics and politics. An ideal candidate will be able to teach courses that develop the creative writing skills and personal voices of students as well as to help students examine the personal and cultural contexts in which writing emerges. The teaching load is six courses per year (two per term). The person who holds this position will also be expected to advise students and supervise senior projects. The successful candidate will demonstrate a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, and the ability to establish an ongoing record of poetry publications. MFA or PhD (or evidence it will be completed by September 1, 2018) required. Salary is competitive and consistent with level of experience.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences and civic engagement in both domestic and international settings. As such, it attracts students from diverse backgrounds interested in social justice and activism. The College is a member of the Posse Program and home to the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. It is located in Kalamazoo, MI, a diverse and vibrant city in western Michigan and home of the first nationwide city-based college tuition remission program, the Kalamazoo Promise. Sitting half way between Detroit and Chicago, the city has its own lively arts scene and is home to many art studios, a local teen poetry collective focused on social justice, and the annual Kalamazoo Poetry Festival. Kalamazoo is also home to a large research university that shares many of its resources with members of the Kalamazoo College community. Thirty-five miles from the beautiful beaches and coastal towns of Lake Michigan, the area also offers many opportunities for outdoor activities. For more information about the College, see our home page at www.kzoo.edu and departmental homepage at https://reason.kzoo.edu/english/.

Completed applications received by November 1, 2017 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Please electronically submit via Interfolio Faculty Search (https://apply.interfolio.com/44538, available September 11) the following application materials to Andy Mozina, Search Chair, in PDF format: curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three letters of recommendation, all of which will be read during the initial screening. Submission of all materials is free via Interfolio link. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Job Announcement (posted 9/8/17)

Deadline: Nov. 1

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  • From a member of the search committee: The ad originally posted a deadline of November 15, which was incorrect.  We apologize for the confusion and ask candidates to note the corrected deadline of November 1.  Thank you to all prospective candidates for your interest in this position.
  • From a member of the search committee: Candidates may note on the Interfolio page to submit materials that the closing date is listed as November 15.  This is the last date when we will the site will accept any applications, but candidates who wish to have full consideration will submit by the November 1 date, as stated in the ad language.  All candidates should plan to submit their materials by November 1 to put themselves in the best possible light for this position.
  • From a member of the search committee: Thank you to all the candidates who applied to our call.  We received over 200 applications and have been incredibly impressed by the accomplishments and qualifications of all our applicants.  We will be meeting on December 1 to identify the twelve candidates we will interview via Skype, with those interviews taking place in early January.  Campus visit invitations will be made shortly after those interviews are completed.  We will do our best to communicate with you as quickly and transparently as possible.  Again, thank you from all of us in the Kalamazoo College English department for your interest in this position and for the time and dedicaiton it took to put the materials together.
  • Thank you for these updates on your process [11/21]

Kutztown University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Poetry Writing and Creative WritingEdit

The Department of English at Kutztown University invites applications for a tenure-track position with an emphasis in poetry writing and creative writing beginning Fall 2018. In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, performance review and evaluation of faculty is based on effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities; continuing scholarly growth; and service. Required: Ph.D. in English, creative writing or a related field; or an MFA in creative writing. Experience teaching college-level composition and writing courses required.

The 4/4 teaching load will include poetry writing, creative writing, college composition and other courses related to the candidate's qualifications, with opportunities to teach and develop upper-level courses. A strong applicants will be an effective teacher with substantial creative publications, scholarly knowledge and a desire to be a part of the university's wider community. Two years of college-level teaching required. Successful interview and demonstration of teaching abilities required.

Send letter of application, CV, three current letters of reference and all official college-level transcripts to: Prof. Melissa Nurczynski, Chair, Poetry Faculty Search Committee, Department of English, Kutztown University, 15200 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, PA 19530. Only complete application packets will be considered. Review of applications will begin January 22, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. For more information on our program, visit our website at: http://www.kutztown.edu/acad/english, or contact the Committee Chair at nurczyns@kutztown.edu.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.

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Pomona College (CA) - Henry G. Lee ‘37 Professor of English (Open Rank - Poetry) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of English at Pomona College seeks a distinguished poet for appointment as the Henry G. Lee ‘37 Professor of English. Responsibility to teach creative writing and literature courses of one’s own choosing; 2/1 teaching load; open rank. Pomona College, founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college, located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, attracting a diverse national and international student body. To be assured full consideration, please send 1) a CV or résumé, 2) a letter of interest, 3) two brief statements—one addressing teaching philosophy and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and 4) a book of poems (physical book or PDF). These documents should be uploaded to academicjobsonline.com; books can be mailed to Kevin Dettmar, Chair, Department of English, Pomona College, 140 W. Sixth Street, Claremont, CA 91711, USA. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017.

The Department of English supports equal access to higher education and values a richly diverse working and learning environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

APPLY AT: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Pomona/English/9973

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/14

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  • Q: Why is this framed as an open rank search? Isn't this geared toward full professors?

Purdue University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Creative Writing, PoetryEdit

The Department of English at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Creative Writing-Poetry at the level of assistant professor. Successful candidates will hold an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing; have published at least one book from a national press; show evidence of a strong ongoing record of publication; and have experience teaching creative writing at the university level. Purdue University’s Department of English is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Teaching load is 2-2 and will consist of graduate and undergraduate creative writing courses. The successful candidate will also serve as reader or adviser for M.F.A. theses and undergraduate honors theses, mentor M.F.A. students as teachers, and serve on the creative writing program committee. Starting date for this position is August 17, 2018.

Applicants must apply online at: https://apply.interfolio.com/44728. Complete application consists of a cover letter outlining experience and qualifications for the position, a CV, a recent writing sample (20 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages), and at least three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications begins on October 31, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Chronicle (posted 9/8/17)

Deadline: Oct. 31 2017

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University of Illinois at Chicago (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Poetry - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Poetry), beginning Fall, 2018. The English Department at UIC, which offers a Ph.D. in creative writing, is currently seeking a poet with distinguished publications (including at least one book, published or in press), an expertise in Latinx and/or African American Literatures, and substantial promise and / or experience as a writer and teacher. Candidates must be committed to making a significant contribution to the intellectual life of the English Department as well as to broader discussions throughout the university. Teaching load is 2-2, in addition to working with, and eventually directing, creative Ph.D. dissertations and M.A. theses in the Program for Writers (poetry). Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of state funding.

For fullest consideration please complete by November 6, 2017 an on-line application at https://jobs.uic.edu . Go to the Job Board, click on the job title, then click on “Apply Now,” and create an account. Please include the names and email addresses of 3 references within the application and upload a letter of application, CV, and 15-page writing sample (no books at this time).

Duties: Candidates must be committed to making a significant contribution to the intellectual life of the English Department as well as to broader discussions throughout the university. Teaching load is 2-2, in addition to working with, and eventually directing, creative Ph.D. dissertations and M.A. theses in the Program for Writers (poetry).

Qualifications: Ph.D. preferred; minimum MA or MFA.

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Nov. 6

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Letters of recommendation (11/22)

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University of Illinois Springfield (IL) - TT Assistant Professor - English/Creative Writing-Poetry-Digital PublishingEdit

The English Department at the University of Illinois Springfield invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in English, emphasis Creative Writing (poetry), starting August 16, 2018. Ph.D. in English with a focus in creative writing or related field required. Experience or interest in digital and/or online publishing required. Preferred secondary fields include African American literature, and/or Latin studies. We seek an inventive, dedicated teacher capable of conducting a range of courses (creative writing, literature, and composition) at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate would also contribute to our burgeoning campus literary community, which includes a reading series, affiliated non-profit press, and campus literary journal. The teaching load is 3-3, with on-campus, online, blended, and/or hybrid classes.

CAMPUS: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. The University serves approximately 5,000 students in 23 graduate and 32 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum offers students a strong liberal arts core, a wide range of professional programs, and close faculty interaction. Making the most of its location in the state capital, UIS is broadly engaged in public policy and service. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at http://www.uis.edu.and the department website at http://www.uis.edu/englishmodernlanguages/.

Duties: We seek an inventive, dedicated teacher capable of conducting a range of courses (creative writing, literature, and composition) at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate would also contribute to our burgeoning campus literary community, which includes a reading series, affiliated non-profit press, and campus literary journal. The teaching load is 3-3, with on-campus, online, blended, and/or hybrid classes.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a focus in creative writing or related field required. Experience or interest in digital and/or online publishing required.

APPLICATION: To apply, go to https://jobs.uis.edu/, create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload your (pdf format) letter of application and CV, including contact information for three references. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials by the December 31, 2017 application deadline will be considered; incomplete applications will not be evaluated. To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the search process, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

TIMELINE: The search committee anticipates phone interviews will be scheduled in February. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Women, minorities

Chronicle

Deadline: Dec. 31

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette (LA) - TT Assistant Professor in Creative Writing-Poetry - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing-Poetry, secondary field open, to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing and other areas, depending on secondary interests. The course load is six courses per year. Expectations include a strong record of teaching excellence, research, student advising, and college service. Qualifications: Ph.D. in English required, must be in hand no later than July 2018, record of professional activities and publications, teaching experience. Please send letter of application and CV to Dr. Dayana Stetco, Department Head, Department of English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, P.O. Box 43719, Lafayette, LA 70504 or english@louisiana.edu, no later than December 1, 2017. AA/EEO LA 1-17. http://www.louisiana.edu.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/46649

MLA JIL 10/27/17

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/15 via email (writing sample, recs, transcripts)

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  • What's the teaching load at ULL?
  • See the job listing, directly above you note, for teaching load.  
  • Ad says "six courses" / year = 3/3.

  • This says "add'l material requested, but the deadline isn't until Dec 1--is this a usual practice?
  • I wondered about this too! Anyone seen this before?
  • Sometimes committees do request extra materials on a rolling basis. It's not unheard of, although no specific knowledge of this search. [posted 11/18]

University of Nebraska at Kearney (NE) - Asst. Professor / Endowed Reynolds Chair - PoetryEdit

Special appointment at the Assistant Professor level, non-tenure track, with a possibility of renewal, to fill endowed Reynolds Chair in Creative Writing. We seek to appoint an excellent teacher and creative writer who has produced known and appreciated work, with special consideration given to poets. Appointment begins August 2018.

Reynolds Chair will teach two 3-hour courses per semester, advise creative writing focused students, and direct the Reynolds reading series.

The Department of English also offers an undergraduate minor in creative writing and a writing emphasis with a creative thesis option at the masters level.

Required Education: M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing, ideally with poetry as a concentration. Degree must be completed by August 12, 2018.

Required Experience: Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, significant publications, and enthusiasm for fostering a robust culture of creative writing.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin January 26, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please have your materials in by January 25, 2018. Applicants must complete an on-line application at https://unk.peopleadmin.com/postings/1991 and attach a cover letter and CV. Applicants must arrange to have reviews of work, writing samples, and four letters of recommendation to: Chair, Reynolds Search Committee, Department of English, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE 68849-1320. For inquiries, contact Sam Umland, Department Chair, email: umlands@unk.edu.

Posted: 12/6/17

Deadline: January 25

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  • In the past the appointments have been 5 years.
  • What is meant by the "reviews of work" requested? 

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - TT Assistant Professor in Contemporary Poetry and Poetics - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in the field of contemporary poetry and poetics. We are particularly interested in candidates who are practicing poets, whose writing connects contemporary poetics to earlier periods of poetic invention, and whose work aligns well with resources in poetry/poetics at Penn (such as PennSound, Jacket2, and Kelly Writers House), reaching out to poetry communities beyond the University. We welcome applications from candidates with an established reputation as a poet and an emerging record as a scholar. PhD expected at time of appointment. The normal teaching load in our department is two courses per semester. Applicants should submit materials online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1244 and include a letter of application, CV, the names of three references, and a writing sample (max. 7500 words). Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions for submitting their letters to the website. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of English is strongly committed to Penna€™s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Inside Higher Ed (posted 9/10/17)

Deadline: Nov. 1

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Request for additional materials: 12/8

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

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  • Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2018 and Modern British 2018
  • Q: Anyone find it odd that this is essentially a critical position but the description of the ad bends over backwards to mention creative writing qualifications?

University of Scranton (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Poetry) and English (American or Anglophone Literature)Edit

Teaching load will include poetry writing workshops, occasional advanced courses reflecting interests & specializations, & general-education writing & literature courses. The 4/3 contractual teaching load is typically reduced to 3/3 for those with active creative or research agendas. Duties may include program development, mentoring advanced students, and administering the University Reading Series. Essential duties include Poetry writing workshops, occasional advanced courses reflecting interests & specializations, and& general-education writing & literature courses. Minimum Education Requirements: M.F.A., Ph.D., or D.F.A. in hand by December 2017 is required for this position.

Posting Number F00123P

Open Date: 10/23/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please be prepared to upload cover letter, c.v., 3 letters of reference, & a writing sample of no longer than five pages.

Preference will be given to applications received by December 1st. Interviews to be conducted at MLA.

LINK to Apply: https://universityofscrantonjobs.com/postings/2749

Deadline: Dec. 1

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Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Adv. Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Poet - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of English at Wesleyan University seeks a well-published poet at the advanced Assistant or Associate professor level to begin July 1, 2018. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester in introductory through advanced workshops as well as literature courses. The successful candidate will also advise and mentor students, help plan the reading series, be ready to assume a leadership role in creative writing programs in the department and university, participate in faculty governance at the departmental and university level, and take an active part in a growing, lively writing community. Wesleyan highly values creative work and teaching; has a strong, diverse student body; and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have a record of publication including one or more books in print with nationally recognized publisher(s) and demonstrated teaching experience.

Special Instructions To Applicants: You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample consisting of 30 pages to include both published work and work in progress, (4) documentation of teaching experience to include teaching statement, course syllabi, and student evaluations. 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 may 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).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the 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 October 15, 2017 will receive full consideration.

Please contact Liz 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/5969

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 15 2017

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/16 (two years of course evaluations)

Rejection (no interview): 12/7 x 4

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

Arkansas Tech University (AR) - TT Assistant Professor of English/Creative Writing - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

This is a full time, tenure-track position in the Department of English and World Languages within the College of Arts and Humanities beginning mid-August 2018. Arkansas Tech is a mid-sized liberal arts university emphasizing teaching (4/4 load) and undergraduate education. Graduate programs include M.A. in English, M.A. in TESOL, and Master of Liberal Arts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Candidates must have the ability to teach a variety of courses in our B.F.A. in creative writing and demonstrate commitment to general education instruction, including composition. Candidates must effectively advise and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates must engage students in high impact learning practices. Candidates must develop a sustainable scholarship program, including seeking external funds. Candidates must provide meaningful service to the department, college, university, and profession. Candidates must perform other duties assigned by the Department Head.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Candidates must have excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and a history of working effectively with colleagues

Required Qualifications: Ph.D (or ABD with expected completion date by February 15, 2019) with a specialization in any creative genre, including hybrid genres.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference may be given to candidates with secondary specialization in TESOL, technical writing, English education, or film/television studies.

Work Location: This position is located in offices and classrooms at ATU. The position is assigned a desk and computer in location that may be in a different building than classroom locations, so the position requires the ability change locations and/or walk moderate distances during the day. Required activities include: teaching and lecturing, sitting for extended periods, use of a keyboard and mouse, use of standard office equipment.

What to submit: Letter of application, curriculum vita, ten-page writing sample, three references, copies of transcripts.

To be considered for the Assistant Professor of English position, all applications must be received and processed through our applicant tracking system Cornerstone prior to the closing date on October 20, 2017. Please go to https://atu.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=1&c=atu to apply now.

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.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 20

Acknowledgment received:

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

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Bennington College (VT) - Literature Faculty - Prose Writer and/or Poet (2 Positions) - SKYPE / CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Bennington College seeks to add two writers to its undergraduate Literature faculty beginning in the fall of 2018. One position is for a prose writer, and the other is for a prose writer and/or a poet. Applicants should have a strong record of publication, including at least one book published or under contract with a nationally recognized press.

Faculty members at Bennington are teacher-practitioners whose professional work is in ongoing dialogue with their teaching and advising. Faculty teach five courses per year, and fully engaged student advising is an expectation. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to developing curriculum that invites the participation of students with a broad range of interests. Candidates should expect to teach courses in fiction writing or poetry writing, but also extending to wide-ranging coursework in literature covering different historical periods, styles, and traditions. We seek candidates who demonstrate both depth and breadth in their writing and teaching, 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 College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 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 should apply online to https://bennington.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fhs6 by submitting: a) letter of application that describes teaching experience, professional work and includes a reflection on the candidate's potential to contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through teaching, research, and/or service; b) curriculum vitae; c) a 25-page writing sample in prose or poetry; d) descriptions of at least three courses in literature that you would be interested in offering; and e) the names and contact information for three references.

In recognition of the employment challenges sometimes faced by academic couples in small communities, the College will also consider applications to share equally a single full-time faculty position. Applicants must each submit an individual application and indicate in their cover letters that that they are applying jointly.

Review of applications will begin on September 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

Online App. Form: https://bennington.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fhs6

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins Sept. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

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  • 1. Can anyone confirm the campus visit stage? The deadline was just a couple weeks ago and there's no notice of the other stages. I can see one job maybe being an inside candidate, but they're hiring two people...

California State University, Sacramento (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Creative Writing (Screenwriting)Edit

The Department of English at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in creative writing with expertise in screenwriting for film and television. The successful candidate will have a record of ongoing creative production over which they have principal control, evidence of which may include produced credits, or significant festival screenings and/or screenwriting contest successes.

Requirements include expertise in teaching specialized graduate-level courses for our MA students, upper-division courses in screenwriting for English and Film majors, and lower- division courses in creative writing, as well as the ability to contribute department offerings in literary studies and film, including at least one of the following areas: British, American, World, and/or Multi-ethnic literature. Normal teaching load is four courses per semester. Course assignments range from undergraduate writing courses, large surveys, upper-division undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars in the specialty area. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to college-level teaching excellence serving a diverse student body, have an active research agenda, work well with fellow faculty in various disciplines in shaping the direction of the Department and University, participate in student advising, and make contributions to the broader community. MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing or Screenwriting (or related field) by August 2018.

California State University, Sacramento is an Asian-American and Native American Pacific Islanders-Serving Institution and an Hispanic Serving-Institution.

Review of Application will begin on 11/06/17; position open until filled.

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at http://csus.peopleadmin.com. Applicants will need to create a new user account to enter applications in People Admin. Candidates must include the following attachments with the application: - Cover letter that addresses the qualifications for the position; -If possible, please provide instructions for web access to recorded video of one of the productions mentioned on the CV. - Writing sample of approximately 15 pages; - Current curriculum vitae; - Unofficial transcripts attesting to highest degree earned (official transcripts required if invited for interview).

At the time of application, please also have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to: Professor David W. Toise, Department of English, MS 6075, 6000 J Street, California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95819-6075. english@csus.edu

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/45086

MLA JIL 9/15/17

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California State University-San Bernardino (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing (Fiction or Nonfiction) and Digital Media - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position that begins September 2018. We seek a specialist in creative writing (fiction and/or creative nonfiction) with particular expertise in new media and digital production. The successful candidate will have an interest in collaborative and interdisciplinary projects and will help us further develop our offerings in experimental, flexible and performative approaches to genre. We also welcome applicants who examine inter-relationships among aesthetics, emerging technologies and social justice.

Nestled in the foothills of the San Bernardino mountains, CSUSB (an Hispanic Service Institution) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire region of Southern California, 60 miles east of Los Angeles. CSUSB offers programs through the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Natural Sciences and Social and Behavioral Sciences, and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,700 students and offers 47 undergraduate and 35 graduate degrees, including one doctoral degree, as well as 13 programs with national accreditation. The Department offers a B.A. in English with multiple tracks, including a large creative writing track; a minor in English; an M.A. in English Composition with three concentrations (composition, literature, and applied linguistics & TESL); and certificates in professional writing, teaching writing, creative writing, and TESL.

CSUSB actively encourages applications from qualified candidates who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population and advancing student success through highly engaging, high impact educational practices. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of historically underrepresented groups and women.

Typical Activities: The successful candidate will teach and develop a variety of creative writing and literature courses. The normal teaching load is three courses per quarter, or nine courses per academic year. Beginning in Fall 2020, CSUSB will operate on a semester schedule; the anticipated semester teaching load is four courses per semester.

Minimum Qualifications: Requirements include a Ph.D or M.F.A. in Creative Writing or related field at the time of appointment, evidence of promise in professional activities, a record of excellence in teaching, and a commitment to service to the University and larger community. We especially welcome candidates committed to the success of first-generation college students from diverse backgrounds.

Supplemental Information: Candidates should submit the following materials: a letter of application, CV, creative work sample, statement of teaching philosophy, contact information for three references, copies of all post-secondary transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment), and a diversity statement; the diversity statement may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion and gender equity, and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background, and philosophy have prepared you for this role at CSUSB (maximum 250 words). In addition, three referees should email their confidential letters of recommendation directly to facultyrecruitment@csusb.edu. All application materials must be received by October 16, 2017. Formal review of applications will begin in October 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For reasons of equity and access, we will be conducting first-round interviews via video conferences rather than at the MLA Convention. If you have any questions, please contact Professor David Carlson, Chair of the English Department, at dajcarls@csusb.edu.

To find out more about the Department of English, please visit http://cal.csusb.edu/english. If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/1829901/english-creative-writing-digital-media-assistant-professor-tenure-track?page=1&pagetype=transferJobs

Deadline: review begins Oct. 16

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Centenary College of Louisiana (LA) - TT Asst. Professor - Literature and Creative Writing - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Centenary College of Louisiana invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in English, beginning August 2018. We seek candidates who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, who are deeply committed to teaching in a liberal arts setting, and who excel at conveying their passion for literature and writing.

Candidates should be prepared to teach workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, as well as have experience in teaching literature and First Year writing classes. Candidates will have an earned PhD by August 2018, though candidates with MFAs may also be considered. An interest in teaching African-American literature and teaching and/or working with students on editing and publishing in a new media environment is also desirable. The unique format of the Centenary schedule, where each semester consists of a regular term and an immersion term, allows faculty to be creative in developing departmental and interdisciplinary course offerings, including courses for programs such as Centenary in Paris in the fall or May Immersion classes in the spring. The annual teaching load is 3-3.

Centenary offers an undergraduate liberal arts environment where faculty members work closely with students both in and out of the classroom, participate in interdisciplinary curricular and co-curricular pursuits, and enjoy the support of faculty and staff colleagues from across the College.

Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi river and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South. Centenary College is located in the Shreveport-Bossier City metroplex in NW Louisiana, within easy driving distance of Dallas, Houston, Austin, and New Orleans. Centenary was named #1 among baccalaureate colleges sending students abroad in the Institute of International Education's 2014/15 "Open Doors" report.

Centenary College recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College’s diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds.

To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of all unofficial transcripts from all institutions of higher learning, teaching philosophy, professional activity plan, a writing sample (15-25 pages), and three letters of recommendation to hr@centenary.edu or:

English Department Search Committee

c/o Department of Human Resources

Centenary College of Louisiana

2911 Centenary Boulevard

Shreveport, LA 71104

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15 and the review will continue until the position is filled.

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Columbus State University (GA) - Donald L. Jordan Endowed Professorship in Creative WritingEdit

The English Department at Columbus State University in Georgia invites applications and nominations for the Donald L. Jordan Endowed Professorship in Creative Writing. The recipient of this professorship will hold the rank of Associate or Full Professor in Creative Writing and will be responsible for implementing the Donald L. Jordan Endowment for Traditional American Writing, which is purposed to encourage and promote writing that honors the traditional American values of responsibility, gratitude, generosity, faith, and love.

For complete details, see the Search Profile at http://www.myersmcrae.com/skins/userfiles/files/CSU-CW.pdf

The Opportunity - In 2016, local author and businessman Donald L. Jordan gifted Columbus State University’s College of Letters and Sciences with a $3 million endowment to encourage students to continue the art of writing. The gift — the largest single gift to the college and one of the largest to CSU — established the Donald L. Jordan Endowment for Traditional American Writing. The endowment will support a specialized writing program, a national writing competition, and an endowed professorship at the University.

The Donald L. Jordan Study Abroad Service Learning Program supports a group of up to 10 students and two faculty members to travel to a developing country for two weeks and engage in a humanitarian project. Working with an established agency, the group will collaborate with local organizations and health departments to provide much-needed support by building awareness through educational presentations in schools and in communities. Program participants will engage in life-changing work and will stay with host families. Following the trip, students will write about their experience and reflect on how the traditional American values can be used for the good of others.

The Donald L. Jordan Prize in Traditional American Writing is an open manuscript competition to published and unpublished writers nationwide. The competition awards annual prizes for the top entries that best represent the traditional American values of responsibility, gratitude, generosity, faith, and love. The winners will have their work published by Columbus State University Press and distributed nationally. A panel of selected judges, including at least one eminent American writer, will judge the contest.

The Donald L. Jordan Endowed Professorship in Creative Writing is a leadership opportunity that recognizes an individual’s past accomplishments with expectation of outstanding future contributions to the field of creative writing and to CSU’s Department of English. The primary responsibilities of the faculty member holding this endowed professorship will be to teach courses and oversee the execution of The Donald L. Jordan Endowment for Traditional American Writing.

These responsibilities will include: Planning and implementing the annual national writing competition; Overseeing the planning and implementation of the study abroad service learning program; Planning and conducting a writing conference every two to three years on campus to publicize writing that honors traditional American values.

Qualifications - Candidates must have a Master in Fine Arts degree or Ph.D. in Creative Writing or a Ph.D. in English from an accredited college or university with a strong publication record in creative writing. Experience and publication in fiction, screenwriting and/or visual narratives, poetry, writing for children and/or young adult, speculative fiction, U.S. multi-ethnic and/or global literatures, or other literary genres is desirable. Significant administrative experience is preferred.

Other requirements are: A commitment to the mission of the Donald L. Jordan Endowment for Traditional American Writing; Ability to work collaboratively; Experience reviewing and evaluating programs; Successful teaching experience; Experience developing and managing a budget; A track record of meeting deadlines and handling details; Experience working with diverse populations; Experience developing partnerships and professional relationships internally and externally.

The Department of English is housed in the College of Letters and Sciences. Students can earn a bachelor of arts degree in English - Literature, English and Creative Writing, English and Secondary Education, and/or English - Professional Writing.

English minors are offered in Literature, Professional Writing, Creative Writing, and Linguistics. Two certificate programs are available: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Professional Writing.

English majors often engage in undergraduate research projects, presenting conference papers at local, regional, and national conferences and publishing work in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to numerous study abroad courses, English majors have the opportunity to participate in the New York Comparative Arts program.

CSU creative writing students also participate annually in the Southern Literary Festival, an organization of Southern colleges and schools founded in 1937 to promote Southern literature.

The award-winning student literary journal, Arden, provides students an opportunity to gain editing and publishing experience. Additionally, the English Department sponsors the annual Carson McCullers Literary Awards. Open to Georgia high school and CSU students, the writing competition covers poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and expository writing.

Columbus State University is a comprehensive regional university located 90 miles southwest of Atlanta. A flourishing institution, CSU is known for its quality, affordability, and unparalleled local support. The University has a diverse student population. It serves students primarily from the Southeast, while attracting others from 20 nations around the world.

CSU provides a creative, deeply personal, and relevant college experience, which values diversity and inclusion in all forms. The University aspires to have faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Columbus region. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a doctorate in education. The University also provides a variety of online offerings, including full-degree programs, and an extensive continuing education program.

U.S. News & World Report most recently ranked Columbus State No. 45 in its “Best Colleges” rankings among public regional universities in the South. Affordable Colleges Online ranked the University No. 1 among the “Best Online Colleges in Georgia” for providing the best opportunities and value for students seeking online training and educational programs. Three of the institution’s online programs - business, graduate education, and bachelor’s in nursing - have been recognized as being among the best in the nation.

The University occupies two campuses: one in suburban Columbus, housing programs in the sciences, business, and humanities. The other, called the RiverPark campus, is in the city’s historic downtown on the banks of the Chattahoochee River and includes some of the country’s most sophisticated teaching and fine and performing arts spaces.

The University also offers courses at Fort Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters.

Columbus, Georgia: Columbus is one of the South’s most cosmopolitan cities with endless dining, entertainment, and family adventures to explore. It also is home to world-class enterprises, such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS, and Fort Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters.

The Columbus region has more than 350,000 residents and is located within two hours of the capitals of Georgia and Alabama. The city is known for its cultural arts, largely due to the RiverPark campus. The extensive offerings of visual and performing arts programs and special performers at CSU attract thousands of visitors annually. The city also has the longest urban whitewater course in the world.

Columbus State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in hiring.

Application and Nomination Process - Confidential inquiries are welcomed and nominations are invited.

To Apply - Application packet must include: a) letter of Interest; b) current curriculum vitae; c) at least five references with full contact information, including email addresses (References will not be contacted without consent from applicants.)

Submit application packet to CSU@myersmcrae.com

Nominations should include contact information, including email, for the person being nominated. Submit to CSU-Nomination@myersmcrae.com

Review of materials begins immediately. For best consideration, application materials should be received by November 10, 2017.

Emily Parker Myers, CEO of Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting, is assisting Columbus State University with this search.

Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting, 515 Mulberry Street, Suite 200 | Macon, Georgia 31201. http://www.myersmcrae.com | 478-330-6222

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  • The headhunter for this job includes in her letter the charming admonition to "review  your social media" before applying.

Durham University (UK) - Assistant Professors in Creative Writing (Open Genre)Edit

The role: One of the UK’s leading departments, English Studies at Durham has long-standing associations with practising writers, Durham Book Festival and a range of international poetry organisation. Our current staff include award-winning poets and biographers. Now we are seeking two part-time Assistant Professors in Creative Writing, to build on our strengths at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

We will look to you to undertake creative writing of the highest quality and international influence, while contributing to teaching, examination and assessment. You will also produce research of global reach and significance. At Durham, you will also enjoy the opportunity to get involved in the activities of University Institutes and Centres, including the Institute of Advanced Study and the Centre for Poetry and Politics.

You’ll need: A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in the discipline (either completed, or currently in progress) or an equivalent level of demonstrable skills and experience as a practitioner of creative writing. To be an exceptional creative writer working in any genre or mode. The ability to produce world-class publications, along with a personal writing plan which supports the activities of the department. The confidence to supervise PhD students. To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income. Experience of delivering high-quality teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups. Confident communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team and the ability engage with students across a variety of forums. If you haven’t specifically met the above criteria but have recently completed or are concluding your PhD and feel you have the skills needed to do so, then you are invited to apply for the role at grade 7.

Location: Durham

Salary: £32,044 to £46,924

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Placed on: 14th September 2017

Closes: 8th December 2017

Job Ref: ENGL18-13

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Heidelberg University (OH) - TT Asst. Professor - Writing (incl. Creative Writing)Edit

Heidelberg University, located in Tiffin, Ohio, is rising! With the implementation of a new academic strategic plan, we are seeking qualified candidates passionate about sharing their knowledge, implementing strategies for student engagement and success, and building a community of education excellence. Heidelberg University seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Assistant Professor of English – Writing. This position is in the School of Communication, Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, one of the four schools recently implemented within the new organizational structure of Academic Affairs. Heidelberg University offers a strong liberal arts curriculum and professional education programs with the mission of personal, intellectual, and professional development, leading to a life of purpose with distinction.

Heidelberg University is a student-focused community with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Individuals who value, demonstrate, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion are preferred candidates for Heidelberg’s vacant positions. Additionally, we are seeking faculty who want to contribute to the University’s initiatives to improve our student recruitment, engagement, retention, success, persistence, graduation, and placement.

The Assistant Professor of English (Writing) provides instruction and advising to undergraduate students. This faculty appointment includes a full-time teaching load in addition to office hours, advising, committee work, research and opportunities for continued professional development. This is a tenure-track position beginning August 2018. The Assistant Professor of English reports directly to the Chair of the English Department. All full-time faculty members in the Department of English teach first-year writing, so training and experience in composition is essential. Courses taught may include basic writing, professional writing, creative writing, advanced poetry writing, advanced fiction writing, advanced creative non-fiction writing, and other courses as needed. Faculty member will also advise the Morpheus creative-writing magazine.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience, qualifications and abilities, including: Ph.D. or ABD in English with training in creative writing and rhetoric and composition, and two-years of college-level teaching experience including first year writing. Successful experience supervising student research projects and advising. Demonstrated analytical and strategic thinking abilities. Demonstrated strong commitment to student centered active learning and student engagement activities. Willingness to participate and engage in responsibilities, campus efforts and activities during the day, evenings, and /or weekends at both on-campus and off-campus in order to be part of a community that supports education excellence and student success. Demonstrated experience, knowledge and appreciation for a liberal arts tradition. Commitment and a demonstrated record of academic excellence with professional and personal integrity. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication and problem- solving skills. A demonstrated work ethic that promotes teamwork, enhances creativity and motivation, and builds consensus in a high-energy and high-task environment. Ability to manage several projects simultaneously. In addition, the ideal candidate will model Heidelberg University’s core values of integrity, honesty, humility, transparency, respectfulness, diversity, caring, loyalty, and accountability in all work.

Qualifications For consideration, or to obtain additional information, please visit http://www.heidelberg.edu/careers where the online application is available. Candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, professional references, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research interests. Official transcripts will be required of the finalist candidate.

How to Apply: For consideration, complete the online application.

Expected Closing Date: Review of candidates will begin November 15, 2017 and continue until the position has been filled.

EOE Statement: Heidelberg University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all postings.

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Macalester College (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - Prose - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Macalester College Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing-Prose at the rank of Assistant Professor. Area(s) of specialization may include long or short forms in any creative prose genre(s) including, but not limited to: creative nonfiction, fiction, memoir, or experimental or digital writing. Completed MFA or PhD in Creative Writing and a significant record of publication in nationally recognized venues, including a published book of prose with a press of national standing, are required. The successful candidate will join a renowned and collegial faculty in a department with a thriving creative writing program, teach students at all levels from introductory creative writing to senior honors projects, and have ample opportunities for new course development. Beginning Fall 2018.

To apply electronically submit a letter of application and C.V. For any questions about the position, please contact Professor Andrea Kaston Tange, Search Committee Chair, at akastont@macalester.edu or 651-696-6810. Applications received by November 1, 2017, will receive first consideration.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million people and is home to numerous colleges and universities including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 80 nations. The College maintains a long-standing, mission-driven commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity Employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9198

Deadline: Nov. 1 2017

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Nanyang Technological University (SGP) - TT Asst. Prof in Creative Writing - Open Specialization - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The School of Humanities (SoH) at NTU Singapore pursues discplinary excellence and promotes interdiciplinary teaching and research. The School aims to equip our students with the up-to-date knowledge, critical thinking competence, research expertise, and communications skills that will enable them to realise their potential and aspirations to make lasting contributions to Singapore and further afield.

The School of Humanities seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Creative Writing at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates specialising in any area of expertise (including fiction, creative non-fiction, playwriting, poetry, screenwriting, and multimedia writing) will be considered.

Canidates should possess a PhD in the relevant area of specialisation and demonstrate a strong track record in or potential for research as well as a commitment to teaching and administrative service. Selection will be based on evidence of potential for high-quality research and effective teaching. The usual workload includes teaching two courses per semester, conducting scholarly research and contributing to university services.

The salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package. Information on emolumnets and general terms and conditions of service is available in the section on Terms and Conditions of Service for academic appointments.

The successful candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2018.

To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/career/submit-an-application/Pages/Faculty-Positions.aspx) and send your application package [consisting of a cover letter, personal particulars form, curriculum vitae (including records of innovative curriculum development and teaching experience), teaching statement, and the names and conduct details of at least three referees] to:

The Search Committee, Attention: Associate Professor Tamara Wagner,  Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, School of Humanities, 14 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637332

Email: english-search@ntu.edu.sg

Applications sent via email should include a reference to "Assistant Professor (Creative Writing) in the subject line.

Deadline: Oct. 25 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Point Loma Nazarene University (CA) - Two TT Positions in Writing - Fiction and Nonfiction - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Literature, Journalism and Modern Languages at Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, welcomes applications for two tenure-track positions in writing, with specializations in fiction and nonfiction, beginning August 2018. Both positions are open due to retirements; one opening is pending approval.

Qualifications: PhD in Writing and strong record of publication and scholarly achievement preferred; will consider applicants with an MFA and significant publications/awards. The 4/4 teaching load includes courses in writing, composition, and literature; preference given to those with experience in teaching English grammar and usage, professional writing, and/or advanced composition. Additional specializations in translation, digital media, and/or multicultural studies welcome.

Applicants should email a c.v. and cover letter listing three references to both Dr. Carol Blessing, Department Chair carolblessing@pointloma.edu, and Dr. Katie Manning, Search Committee Chair, kmanning@pointloma.edu

Non-discrimination Policy Point Loma Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

As a religious institution, PLNU retains the right to exercise religious preference in employing faculty and staff who agree with and support the religious mission of the University. For more information, visit our website: https://www.pointloma.edu

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/44765

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  • Was asked for more material today (10/18) but declined when the application stated "successful candidates" need "a personal faith in Jesus Christ."
  • Same. Though they stated preference for candidates of their religion, they didn't state it as a requirement in the Ad. 
  • What?! How is it possible that you didn't know this information? Do you send out applications blindly? HUGE text on their homepage: "At PLNU...we help you pursue your unique God-given vocation and progress toward becoming who you are fully called to be...And at a faith-based liberal arts university, you’ll partake in an academic environment shaped by excellence and rooted in a Christian understanding of the world."
  • The aghast tone above is a little much. A university can have an element of faith or even consider itself "faith-based" without requiring candidates to be active believers. For anyone who, like me, considers his or herself a person of faith and thus might continue with this application, however, be warned that the application asks for the name, location, and phone number of your church, and that employment here would require signing off on a "Community Life Covenant," which includes this stipulation: Consistent with the historic teaching of Christian scripture and tradition, we believe that God has provided the context for the full expression of sexual intimacy in the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman. We further believe that outside this covenant of marriage, the holy life calls for celibacy.
  • Do you need a job badly enough to spend eternity in paradise?  
  • 4/4 load + celibacy... Let the flood of applications begin!
  • The devil will find work for idle hands to do......I certainly hope they have a monitor assigned to policing the sexual (non-)activity of their professors.  What would be the point of celibacy if no one can confirm its miserable execution?  A lot of fiction possibilites in that celibate/monitor relationship.... 
  • Being a Christian unversity, the celibacy stipulation presumably includes the rider "sex with children okay."

Portland State University (OR) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor of Book PublishingEdit

Book Publishing: The English Department at Portland State University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Director of Publishing to begin September 16, 2018 at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The duties and responsibilities of this position are as follows: Directing the MA/MS program in Book Publishing. Teaching a 2/2/2 course load (quarter system). Teaching core courses in our undergraduate and graduate degree programs, such as book editing, editorial theory, and research topics in book publishing. Providing other courses in support of the English and University Studies curricula.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: The candidate will be active scholar with a research background, as demonstrated in publications, conference presentations, and/or the dissertation, in Publishing Studies. The candidate will have two years or more of cumulative university teaching experience. A PhD in Publishing, English, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Communication, or a related field is required. Candidates who are ABD will be considered but must have their degree in hand by September 16, 2018.

Preferred qualifications include: Publishing-related industry experience related to book production, such as book acquisition, editing, marketing, and design. A record of publishing studies research related to contemporary book publishing and/or editing/editorial theory.

Compensation includes course releases for service as director; competitive salary; and excellent benefits.

Submit letter of interest, CV, writing sample not to exceed 30 pages, and contact information for three references to https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. 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.

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Roanoke College (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing - Fiction and/or PoetryEdit

Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing with a Ph.D. or MFA (ABD with a firm completion date also accepted) in Fiction and/or Poetry to begin August, 2018. A record of excellent teaching with experience at both the introductory and advanced levels and significant publications in well-respected magazines or journals required. Successful candidates will be committed to fashioning a life of teaching and writing at an excellent residential liberal arts college where faculty-student mentorship is primary. This position requires teaching in a broadly based Creative Writing Major, a commitment to teaching general education and the liberal arts, and dedication to engaging students as individuals. Experience in other areas is a plus, including screenwriting, social media writing, creative nonfiction, or editing/publishing. Teaching assignment is three courses per semester and one May-term every third year. Active publication required, as well as service to department and college, including student advising. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Address letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, and curriculum vitae to Ken McGraw, English and Communication Studies Department Chair, Roanoke College, Salem VA 24153-3794, and submit electronically as pdf attachments to channing@roanoke.edu. In addition, send three letters of recommendation directly from the recommenders to Dr. Ken McGraw at the electronic address above. Deadline 6 November 2017.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/45896

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Sam Houston State University (TX) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor of English (Director of Texas Review Press)Edit

Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of English (Director of Texas Review Press) Requisition: 201700051F. Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor. FLSA status: Exempt. Hiring Salary: Commensurate with education and experience. Position Type: Full-Time Tenure Track

College College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department: Dept of English

Refer Applicants To Contact Name: Kandi Tayebi Title: Professor of English, Sam Houston State University, Box 2146, 1901 University Ave. Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone: 9362941439. Contact Email: eng_kat@shsu.edu

Position Details: Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job: Develop, share, and implement a vision for the press that embraces its core focus on the literary arts while maintaining a secondary focus that encompasses the broad demographics of the region. Provide professional training and ongoing mentorship of graduate student interns as well as professional press staff. Coordinate with the MFA program director and faculty, and the Texas Review editor, on program goals, curriculum, and literary offerings. Serve as the primary acquisitions editor within the press and lead an editorial, production, and sales/marketing team to execute the press’ long-term goals. Actively represent and promote the interests of the press throughout the university, scholarly community, and publishing industry. Serve as a public representative of the press at regional and national academic conferences, trade shows, and book fairs as well as with key contacts and events within the university and community, including an active friends group. Maintain comprehensive knowledge of current trends and developments in publishing, including electronic publishing, and implement such knowledge strategically. Pursue and maintain relationships with national and regional agencies and other entities. Establish documentation of editorial workflow, publishing procedures, and transparent management and budgetary processes. Oversee financial management to ensure fiscal stability. Establish a peer review process in line with publishing industry best practices. Teach one course per semester in the Department of English.

Educational Requirements for the Position: MFA or PhD in literature, folklore, creative writing, or a related field such as ethnic literature.

Experience Required for the Position: Significant experience at a literary press, a university press which publishes contemporary literature, or a literary journal with a national reputation. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience bringing together and mentoring a diverse community of students and staff, as well as experience working with diverse authors. Some experience with financial management and/or budget planning.

Special Instructions Summary: Interested candidates should provide the following materials: cover letter, addressed to Dr. Kandi Tayebi, chair, search committee; curriculum vitae; unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required only upon hire); and a personal leadership and diversity statement, which summarizes contributions to diversity and leadership, delineates a leadership style, and addresses an ability to advance the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching, research, and outreach to relevant stakeholders. Further materials may be requested at a later date.

Upload your personal leadership and diversity statement to the area called Writing Sample.

For full consideration, applications must be received by December 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Online App. Form: http://apptrkr.com/h_oy0qwn04rv87pynk

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Sarah Lawrence College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor - Fiction or Non-Fiction (2 Positions)Edit

Sarah Lawrence College seeks established writers of fiction or nonfiction to fill two full-time tenure-track positions beginning in fall 2018. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate writing workshops, regular individual conferences with students, and supervision of M.F.A. theses. We are looking for candidates with at least one published book, teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, and a willingness to participate actively in the writing program and the academic life of the college.

The application should include the following: Cover letter, CV, writing samples, and three letters of recommendation. Deadline for receipt of applications: October 1, 2017. To apply for the position, please go to our online application site: http://slc.peopleadmin.com/postings/896

For information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please see our web site at http://www.slc.edu . SLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to achieving a racially and culturally diverse community.

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  • Does anyone know what the two required writing samples should be? I can't find anything about length, genre, etc. using the online application.
  • I queried the office, and they specified two 30-page writing samples. Genre, etc, is up to us.

Tennessee Tech University (TN) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Creative WritingEdit

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, CREATIVE WRITING SPECIALIZATION - Department of English

Index 210116, Position 104040

Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2018.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Earned M.F.A. or Ph.D. from an accredited institution in English or related field, with a specialization in Creative Writing or creative dissertation, by the start date of appointment. College-level teaching experience. Active publication record in creative writing. Preferred: Areas of expertise in at least two of the following: fiction writing, literary non-fiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, new media, and/or small press publishing. College-level teaching experience in creative writing. Significant publication record.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Responsibilities include a 4/4 teaching load, consisting of undergraduate and graduate professional and creative writing courses, as well as general education courses. Reduction in teaching load for scholarship/creative activity is possible. The department has introduced a Creative Writing concentration to its longstanding M.A. program in which the successful candidate will teach. Peer-reviewed publications, professional activities, and department/university service required for tenure and promotion.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include the accumulation of one sick leave day per month and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants will be required to apply online at https://jobs.tntech.edu and electronically upload a letter of application addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy addressing diversity in the classroom, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire), creative writing sample (20 pp. maximum), and contact information for three professional references who will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter. References must be familiar with applicant's teaching and publication record, and at least two of the references must address the applicant's teaching. Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.

APPLICATION SCREENING DATE: Initial screening will begin December 4, 2017; open until filled.

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University of California San Diego (CA) - Associate or Full Professor, Creative Writing (Cross-Genre), Transnational Prose & PoeticsEdit

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 an Associate or beginning Full Professor in Cross-Genre Creative Writing—Transnational Prose & Poetics, with emphasis on bilingual (or multilingual) literary expertise. The candidate will have an MFA, a PhD, or both, and will publish literary art and literary scholarship. More specifically, we seek an advanced colleague with the proven capacity to create discourse-changing literary art, plus new and significant research in modernist and/or contemporary independent literature, including poetics, prosody, and the interrelationship between aesthetic intervention/experiment and radical social change across cultures, nations, regions, and movements. Preference will be given to the bilingual or multilingual candidate fluent in comparative modernist or contemporary literary projects from the Americas in addition to special knowledge of transnational/ interregional modernist or contemporary literary projects. The ideal candidate also must be devoted to the visionary redevelopment of arts and humanities within the 21st century public institution.

We welcome candidates who will excel in teaching at all levels in a thriving undergraduate program and a selective MFA program, that emphasizes cross-genre as the work of exploring a diverse intersectionality across artistic disciplines and cultural identities. Ideal applicants should have an accomplished record of publication, teaching, and service, as well as demonstrable interest in working within a world literature department with a focus on critical theory, social justice, and cultural, ethnic, and gender studies, where faculty members work in multiple languages, geographies, and historical periods.

The candidate will be expected to teach and supervise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to specialized seminars, the successful candidate should be prepared to teach large enrollment introductory creative writing and comparative modernisms and/or contemporary transnational literature courses for non-majors. Furthermore, the candidate will be called upon to participate in the development of the Writing Section, including leadership of our unique cross-genre MFA program and administration of the New Writing Series. As such, desirable areas of additional expertise include translation, digital writing, intermedia, lyric essay, performance, or nontraditional formats.

Preferred candidates will have ample experience 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: October 31, 2017

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Applicants are asked to submit applications using UCSD’s online Recruit web page: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01489.

Deadline: Oct. 31 2017

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University of Central Arkansas (AR) - TT Asst. Professor of Creative Writing - Fiction and Screenwriting- CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Working Title: Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

Department Org 333000 - Film, Theatre and Creative Writing

Position Summary: The University of Central Arkansas Assistant Professor is responsible for teaching, research and service. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. The position is tenure track and a nine-month appointment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities: Will teach introductory multi-genre, upper-division, and graduate-level courses. Will serve on MFA thesis, department, college, and university committees. Will have a commitment to current and future creative projects.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Has a primary emphasis in fiction; secondary emphasis in screenwriting.

Required Education and/or Experience: The formal education of a doctorate or terminal degree required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience: MFA and/or PhD in creative writing or closely related field, demonstrated ability to teach fiction writing and screenwriting at the college level, a strong record of creative publications, especially in fiction and screenwriting.

Apply at: https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/3790

Deadline: 10/20/2017

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University of Denver (CO) - TT Asst. Professor of Creative Writing - Prose - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of English and Literary Arts at the University of Denver has eighteen full-time faculty members, offering courses in British, American, and World literatures. Our undergraduate major includes concentrations in English, Creative Writing, and English Education. We also offer an M.A. and a Ph.D. with concentrations in Literary Studies and Creative Writing.

Position Summary: The Department of English and Literary Arts at the University of Denver seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Creative Writing--Prose. We are seeking a critically engaged and widely published writer whose interests include stories and novels in prose and/or alternate narrative forms. Our department is committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will advance this commitment through their research, teaching and/or service.

Essential Functions:

Teach five (5) courses per academic year.
Advise undergraduate and graduate students.
Demonstrated potential for very good to excellent teaching.
Ability to meet the department teaching requirements for tenure and promotion.

Required Qualifications: MFA in Creative Writing; or ABD with the expectation that the dissertation will be finished by December 1, 2017 and Ph.D. completed by September 1, 2018.

Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse communities or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related discipline with a specialization in creative writing (prose).

Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 15, 2017.

Special Instructions: Candidates must apply online through http://www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Clark Davis, Department Chair, at Clark.Davis@du. 

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University of Findlay (OH) - TT Faculty Position in English - Creative Writing - PHONE / MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Findlay invites applications for a full time tenure-track faculty position in English to begin in August 2018 in the College of Liberal Arts.

Candidates will be expected to teach courses in creative writing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additionally, secondary areas of expertise in composition, literature, and/or English education are desired. Candidates may also be asked to teach online or in hybrid classrooms.

An MFA in creative writing or Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in creative writing and prior college teaching experience is expected. Candidates who are ABD will be considered. Rank and salary are commensurate with academic credentials and experience. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to student-centered education as well as scholarship and professional development.

Founded in 1882, The University provides innovative programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences to prepare students for meaningful lives and productive careers. The University of Findlay's distinctive and renowned programs include MBA, animal science, equestrian studies, pre-veterinary medicine, nuclear medicine technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, and physician assistant, as well as environmental, safety and occupational health management. For more information on these distinctive programs, visit https://www.findlay.edu/about-uf/. Both traditional and specialized professional degrees are offered in a variety of delivery approaches during day, evening, weekend, and online sessions. The University is committed to the education of diverse students and enrolls students from nearly 40 nations and most US states. The City of Findlay, just south of Toledo and located approximately 1.5 hours from Columbus, Dayton and Detroit, has been designated a "dreamtown" by Demographics Daily, repeatedly named one of the top 20 micropolitan areas (small towns) in the United States by Site Selection magazine and is the only municipality in Ohio to be selected three times as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The UF Employment Application may be found on the website at: https://www.findlay.edu/offices/business-affairs/human-resources/Open-Positions. For optimal consideration for this exciting opportunity, send a cover letter; current Curriculum Vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; the contact information for three professional references; and a complete Faculty Application to: Human Resources, The University of Findlay, 1000 N. Main Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840. Materials may also be emailed to HR@findlay.edu. Make sure to indicate that the application is for the "English - MH2017382" position. The University of Findlay is an equal opportunity employer and educator. For more information on the University of Findlay, visit http://www.findlay.edu.

The University of Findlay is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer/ Male/Female/Disabled/Vet.

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Deadline: Open until filled

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University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (HI) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Writing - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, full-time, tenure-track position in Creative Writing, beginning August 1, 2018 (position number 84244); position contingent upon clearance and availability of funding. Duties and Responsibilities: teach M.A.- and Ph.D.-level courses in fiction and creative non-fiction; teach introductory and upper division courses in literature, composition, and creative writing; student advising; publish in area(s) of specialization; participate in departmental and university service; other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in English or Creative Writing from a college or university of recognized standing (ABD will be considered, but all requirements for degree must be completed by 07/31/2018); dissertation, thesis, or substantial publications in CW; strong commitment to and evidence of excellence in teaching and service; and demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially. Desirable Qualifications: Any combination of the following teaching and scholarly interests: Filipinx or Filipinx-American literature; translation; any regional literature of the Pacific. Salary: commensurate with credentials and experience. To Apply: Applications should be sent through Interfolio at www.secure.interfolio.com/apply. Applicants should submit an initial letter of application, a CV, three letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts through the link above (copies acceptable at time of application with original transcripts required upon hire). Additional materials such as a writing sample and teaching portfolio may be requested at a later stage in the search. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete. Queries to John Rieder, English Department Chair rieder@hawaii.edu. To see the full ad go to the following link:

http://workatuh.hawaii.edu/Jobs/NAdvert/27761/4599305/1/postdate/desc

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Continuous recruitment, application review begins: November 17, 2017.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/46367

MLA JIL 10/20/17

Deadline: Nov. 17

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Request for additional materials: 11/9 via email, 11/22 via email, 11/22 via email, 11/26 via email, 11/27 via email

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University of Michigan, Dearborn (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - 20-21st C. Ethnic and/or Immigrant Lit.(excl. African American) and Creative WritingEdit

The English Discipline at the University of Michigan-Dearborn invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track in 20-21st Century Ethnic and/or Immigrant literature (excluding African American literature) and Creative Writing, beginning September 2018. Applications from those who teach Arab-American or Latinx literature are particularly welcome.

Ph.D. and/or M.F.A. in hand by August 2018. Teaching responsibilities include courses in Creative Writing and Advanced Exposition, 20th-21st Century literature, introductory literature courses, and/or upper level courses in Ethnic and/or Immigrant literature.

To ensure full consideration for a possible interview at the MLA Annual Convention in January 2018, all application materials must be received by November 17, 2017. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

For the complete position description and instructions how to apply, please visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/44989

The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

University of Michigan-Dearborn shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

MLA JIL 9/15/17

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University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Nonfiction and Poetry - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of Creative Writing position to begin fall semester 2018 (8/27/2018). Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May) with a 2/2 course load. Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy. We are looking for a writer with strengths in both creative nonfiction and poetry.

Required qualifications: (1) The MA, MFA, or PhD in Creative Writing, English (PhD), or a related field, with degree in hand by August 27, 2018; (2) at least one volume of work published with a national or international press in either creative nonfiction or poetry, with significant work published in the alternate genre; (3) college/university-level teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications: evidence of potential for continued success as a published writer; ability to work with graduate students individually and to direct MFA theses; ability to teach courses in undergraduate creative writing and literature; and experience/expertise in editing/publishing.

Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their literary and academic preparation, the quality of their published work and work in progress, evidence of commitment to teaching/pedagogical skills, their potential contributions to service, and strength of recommendations.

About the Job: Faculty in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research or creative activity that includes publication, exhibition, or performance; teach graduate and undergraduate courses; advise students; and contribute service appropriate for the rank of appointment to the department, college, university, and profession.

The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of English are available at: http://academic.umn.edu/provost/faculty/tenure/documents/ENGL7.12Finalapproved20141020.pdf

The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/cla-intranet/ofaa/resources/workload-principles--guidelines

About the Department: Housed in the Department of English, the Creative Writing Program boasts a highly selective MFA program and a high-enrollment undergraduate introductory course; an undergraduate minor was added in 2017. The three-year MFA program has three primary tracks (poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction) culminating in a thesis manuscript, defense, and MFA essay. The graduate program accepts 12 students per year, supporting all with teaching assistantships and offering the opportunity to work on the literary journal Great River Review. Supported by the Edelstein-Keller Endowment, the Creative Writing Program brings prominent writers to campus each year for readings, manuscript conferences, and class visits. https://cla.umn.edu/creative-writing

Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education. http://www.cla.umn.edu

Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota, with its five campuses and more than 65,000 students, is one of the largest, most comprehensive universities in the United States, and ranks among the most prestigious research universities in the world. It is both a major research institution, with scholars of national and international reputation, and a state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public engagement.

Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota. To be considered for this position, please click the "Apply" button and follow the instructions. You will have an opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and CV. Additional documents must be attached by accessing your "My Activities" page.

The following materials must be attached to your application: (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) 20-25 pages of work in both creative nonfiction and poetry (20-25 pages total, not 20-25 pages for each genre), (4) syllabi for two courses taught.

To be assured full consideration, online applications with the attached materials must be submitted by October 15, 2017. Selected applicants will be contacted for 3 letters of recommendation and for preliminary interviews via Skype; they may also be asked to provide more written work for consideration.

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Deadline: Oct. 15

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Request for additional materials: 10/25 email to request published books x 2

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  • Does anyone have any sense if this is an "actual" job or is it one of those "we have to jump through these stupid hoops to hire the person we already know we're hiring" jobs"?
  • Anyone else not able to log in to the application system? I get an error every time. [10/3]
  • Link seems to be working again? [10/3]
  • The link works, you just can't log in (at least I can't). Super weird. [10/4]
  • Yeah, that's weird ... then again, their whole online system can be kind of glitchy ... sounds like something to ask HR about. Contact info here: https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs

University of Missouri (MO) - Associate Professor/Professor, Miller Family Endowed Chair (Creative Writing - Fiction and/or Nonfiction) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The English Department at the University of Missouri invites applications for the position of the Miller Family Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing. We seek an associate or full professor of Creative Writing, working in the genres of fiction and/or nonfiction. PhD preferred; terminal degree required. In addition to teaching undergraduate classes and graduate seminars, the Miller Chair will also direct creative MA theses and PhD dissertation projects. We strongly encourage applicants who will complement the university’s and department’s commitment to diversity and serve our diverse student population.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

Please apply online at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic. Use the online application and be prepared to upload your cover letter, CV, and 20-30 pp writing sample. Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Bill Kerwin (kerwinw@missouri.edu) with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process. For full consideration, please submit materials by Oct. 22.

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Deadline: Oct. 22

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  • My partner attended Missouri and was saddened by how downhill the CW program was intent on going. They are known for making bad hires in the CW program. It would be great for the students if they could break this trend and actually hire someone amazing. Sadly, I wouldn’t be surprised if they blew it again given that, in recent history, Missouri equates to walking incompetence. Also, the committee who hired the last Miller Chair missed that their selected candidated didn't even hold a college degree, yet they made the hire anyway.

University of Sydney (AUS) - Lecturer in Creative Writing (Fiction / Creative Nonfiction)Edit

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. School of Literature, Art and Media. Reference no. 706/0417.

Teaching and research opportunity for a creative prose specialist. Develop your academic career alongside supportive colleagues. Continuing, full-time, Academic Level B position with attractive remuneration.

About the opportunity: The School of Literature, Art and Media is a vibrant school whose pedagogic practice, research profile and external engagements are shaped by the synergistic benefits of bringing together traditional disciplines with long intellectual histories such as art history, English and linguistics with newer sub-disciplinary or interdisciplinary formations such as media and communication and museum studies.

Creative Writing is becoming an important and integrated part of The Department of English’s curriculum. We have a thriving postgraduate coursework and research program and introduced Creative Writing at undergraduate level in 2016. The School is now seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Creative Writing who will make a significant contribution to research and have primary responsibility for developing and implementing undergraduate Creative Writing within the English major.

In this exciting lectureship opportunity you will: teach curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Creative Writing/Creative Prose; provide leadership in curriculum development, including online and blended coursework delivery; be able to take up a term as Director of Creative Writing in the near future; contribute to the research strengths of the school, including publishing regularly in journals of high ranking and other quality outlets, and applying for creative grants; supervise masters dissertations and creative higher research degrees; develop effective interdisciplinary collaborations within the University, across the academic field and with external stakeholders; contribute to academic administration.

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Lecturer in Creative Writing who possesses: a PhD in English or equivalent creative doctorate; a strong record of creative publication and teaching in creative prose, and a demonstrated commitment to the principles of creative research and an integrated curriculum; a demonstrated research track record in fiction and/or creative non-fiction (book and journal publication); experience with book and journal publication, grant applications and public readings; ability to work in a complex and challenging environment; the ability to work with colleagues not only in the department but also in the Faculty, University and with external partners in a collegial and effective manner.

Please submit a cover letter, a CV and a statement addressing the selection criteria. Applicants must also submit a 5 year research and publishing plan.

The University of Sydney offers flexible working hours, supportive staff networks and generous superannuation.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 15 August 2017 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

Contact: All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit http://sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.

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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX) - Associate/Full Professor – Director of Creative WritingEdit

Scope of Job: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professor to serve as Director of the Creative Writing Program within the College of Fine Arts, beginning Fall 2018. Our graduate program awards MFA degrees; undergraduate creative writing classes are applied toward a CW concentration in the BA English degree plan. We seek an established writer who also has leadership skills and administrative vision. The successful candidate will have a publication record commensurate with their rank (Associate or Full) and will be able to demonstrate a commitment to developing and strengthening a diverse, bilingual creative writing program.

The Rio Grande Valley is located on the Texas Mexico border and UTRGV is a Hispanic serving university. UTRGV is a distributed campus with locations in Edinburg, Harlingen, and Brownsville. All UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success as well as advancing UTRGV’s vision, mission and core priorities.

(http://www.utrgv.edu/strategic-plan/strategic-plan/index.htm), which include promoting access to postsecondary education to a diverse student body. UTRGV seeks to become one of the largest and most successful Hispanic serving emerging research institutions in the US. The successful candidate will be assigned the standard academic teaching load for a Program Director.

Qualifications to meet the ranks of Associate Professor or Professor:

Associate Professor must have published a coherent body of creative work in reputable venues, typically at least one book, or the common-sense equivalent appropriate to your genre.

Full Professor, typically, will have published at least a second book (or equivalent), in addition to more often finding themselves in national level conversations. The quality of applicants' work matters as much as the quantity.

Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree in creative writing or related field from an accredited university.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications: Record of publication with potential for continuing achievement. Commitment to goals of bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism as appropriate for the mission of UTRGV and the Creative Writing Program.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Desired Start Date: 09/01/2018

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without

regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or

expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution

dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date 10/19/2017

Close Date: November 27, 2017

Review of Candidates Start Date: 10/19/2017

Additional Information UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application. Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

All applicants will need to apply on line: http://careers.utrgv.edu

All required documents must be uploaded on line to be considered for this position:

Required Documents: Curriculum Vitae, List of 3 References, Letter of Interest, Unofficial Transcripts (PhD & MA – Once hired, all official transcripts are required), Writing/Publication Sample: writing sample of approximately 20-50 pages.

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University of Virginia (VA) - Associate / Full Professor - Fiction and Creative NonfictionEdit

The Department of English, Creative Writing, at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, invites applications for a tenured position at the Associate/Full Professor level, depending on the applicant's qualifications, experience, and interest. The anticipated appointment start date is July 25, 2018.

Applicants must have a strong background in contemporary fiction and creative nonfiction and hold an MFA, Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree in creative writing or a related field. Substantial publications in two genres from major presses are required, with at least two book publications (one or more novels, story collections, or books of creative nonfiction). At least two books of fiction or nonfiction from major publishers or presses are required for applicants at the Associate level; for a more senior appointment a correspondingly larger body of work is required. The department will select a candidate who can contribute, through research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of a well-established academic community.

The teaching responsibilities will be two courses per term, and will include graduate and undergraduate workshops and courses on contemporary literature. The successful candidate must demonstrate promise of continued creative excellence, a commitment to teaching, and a readiness to assume service responsibilities within the creative writing program.

To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest including a statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample (chapter, story, or essay), and a current CV. Search on posting 0621980. Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Work samples and reference letters will be requested after review of application materials.

To learn more about the Creative Writing community at the University of Virginia, please visit http://creativewriting.virginia.edu/.

Questions regarding the online application process should be directed to Stacey Trader, slt5v@virginia.edu.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Jeffery Renard Allen at jra8w@virginia.edu.

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

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

The University of Virginia assists UVA faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about these services, please see http://provost.virginia.edu/dual-career.

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Weber State University (UT) - TT Asst. Professor - Creative Nonfiction and Fiction --SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Weber State University Department of English Language and Literature invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in writing creative nonfiction and fiction. Preference will be given to candidates with an additional interest in Latinx literature. The position will begin in August 2018. The teaching load is four courses per semester and will include both new and existing courses in our growing undergraduate and graduate programs. While most of these courses will likely be focused on creative writing, they may also include literature and composition. The position is salaried and has a generous benefits package.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or MFA in creative writing, creative nonfiction writing, fiction writing, or related field.

Successful history teaching creative nonfiction and/or fiction writing and other traditional creative writing courses. Recent applicable publications.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated interest in and/or published scholarship about Latinx literature; experience teaching literature and composition; history of promoting and facilitating undergraduate publication; demonstrated commitment to student success; experience working with minority and non-traditional student populations.

To apply, please complete the online faculty/staff data form at http://jobs.weber.edu and attach a cover letter, a CV, and a brief writing sample (twenty-five pages or fewer). Additional materials may be requested.

Applications must be received by November 3, 2017.

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Westminster College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Literature and Creative and Professional WritingEdit

ENGLISH. Tenure track, Assistant Professor of English position to begin fall, 2018. Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. The Westminster College Division of Communications, Arts, Languages, and Literature seeks a broadly trained faculty member in literature, with special interests in creative and professional writing. We also welcome additional background in science writing and journalism. Applicants must demonstrate teaching experience and ability to work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education is essential.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment. The normal teaching load is six courses over a two-semester calendar. Responsibilities include teaching courses in literature, writing, and the College's liberal studies program; pursuing an active research agenda; and engaging in program and college service.

Applicants should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; a brief description of teaching experience and/or teaching philosophy, including a statement describing experience teaching and mentoring students from historically underrepresented populations; and graduate and undergraduate transcripts to Dr. Deborah Mitchell, Chair, Division of Communications, Arts, Languages, and Literature, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA 16172-0001. Materials should be received no later than January 15, 2018.

Westminster College is one of America's most admired liberal arts colleges, known for its collaborative environment and outstanding experiential learning programs. Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster was founded in 1852 as the first college in the country to offer the same degrees to all people, regardless of gender, race, or religion. Westminster has been ranked among the nation's top schools for "Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream" (NY Times), "best value for the money" (College Factual), employment success (Educate to Career Index), graduation rate performance (U.S. News), social mobility (Washington Monthly), women in STEM disciplines (Forbes), service-learning (President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll), and other categories. Around 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from close personal attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors, 10 pre-professional programs and nearly 100 organizations. Westminster's historic campus is located in New Wilmington, PA, a beautiful rural setting near Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

Westminster College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, enhancing learning through diversity and inclusion.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA) - Asst. Professor of Creative Writing - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The successful candidate will teach 6 creative writing courses per year, will advise students and student projects (including WPI's junior-year interdisciplinary project), and will serve on faculty committees.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Faculty in the Humanities and Arts are established scholars in their fields and play a significant role in the universitys nationally known global studies program and project-based curriculum. Faculty collaborate with various regional institutions, including Worcesters WICN Public Radio, the Worcester Art Museum, Harvard Medical School, Berklee College of Music, Worcester Historical Museum, and UMass Medical School.

Position Requirements: We plan to conduct Skype interviews in late 2017 or early 2018. Interested candidates should submit full applications, including a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, samples of published creative work in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, and list of 3-5 confidential references to our online Human Resources site. All materials should be received by October 15. Salary is competitive and includes an excellent fringe benefit package.

WPIs reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nations first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are lowfaculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for faculty who best combine research and teaching. (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016) The universitys campus is located (one hour west of Boston) in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

Posting Date: 08/18/2017

Special Instructions to Applicants:EEO Information: WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

Criminal Background Check Statement: A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

To apply, visit: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/4893

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Amherst College (MA) - Writer-in-Residence - Poet (3 yr. appt. - renewable) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Amherst College Department of English invites applications from poets for the position of writer-in-residence, to begin July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working in a department in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, and religion.

The position entails teaching three courses per year (two writing courses and one literature course of the writer’s design), in addition to advising senior theses. The writer-in-residence also is responsible for planning the Creative Writing Center’s annual reading series. The initial appointment is for three years, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years. Candidates must have published at least one book of poetry and should have previous teaching experience. Candidates should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/44059 a letter of application addressed to Professor Rhonda Cobham-Sander, a CV, one writing sample not to exceed twenty pages, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

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Bates College (ME) - Lecturer in English/Creative Writing - Poetry/Creative Nonfiction (1 yr. appt.) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The English Department at Bates College seeks an emerging poet and/or creative nonfiction writer for a one-year lectureship. The successful candidate will teach four courses over the 2018-2019 academic year, including poetry and creative nonfiction workshops, and literature courses in their genre/s. The candidate will further contribute to the intellectual life of the College through senior thesis and other advisory duties, and by offering a public reading for the College's reading series, Literary Arts Live. Competitive salary, plus benefits. Housing assistance may be available. Applications from writers able to strengthen the College's commitment to under-represented perspectives are especially welcome. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: an MFA, one book of poetry or creative nonfiction with a nationally-recognized press, additional publications in the secondary genre, and at least two years of undergraduate-level teaching experience by the time of appointment.

Review of applications begins November 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and a list of three references. Letters of reference and writing samples will be requested from shortlisted candidates. Employment is contigent upon successful completion of a background check.

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Berry College (GA) - Visiting Asst. Professor (3 yr. appt.) - Creative Writing (Fiction / Nonfiction)Edit

Visiting Professor, three-year appointment. The successful candidate will teach courses in fiction and creative non-fiction in our Creative Writing major; the ability to teach a course in Young Adult Literature for majors across the curriculum including Education, English, and Creative Writing is desirable. Minimum qualifications: MFA required; Ph.D. strongly preferred. Must also have a demonstrated commitment to teaching writing courses in our first-year writing sequence as well. Send all application materials to Thomas E. Dasher, P.O. Box 350, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA 30149, by January 5, 2018.

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Clemson University (SC) - Lecturer - English (Fiction, Screenwriting) - begin Jan. 2018 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Lecturers in the English Department are responsible for teaching a 4/4 course load. Desired candidates will be committed to teaching General Education classes. The typical course load will be composed mostly of 1000-level Composition; 2000-level Arts and Humanities Literature (World, British, American, Contemporary); and 3000-level Advanced Writing (Business, Technical, Scientific) courses. Occasional course assignments will be in the candidate’s other areas of expertise (determined by terminal degrees, peer-reviewed publications, &/or equivalent experience). Hence we seek lecturers who can, in addition to our General Education program, contribute also to our classes in the following areas: screenwriting, fiction, film, journalism, and digital media. Appointment begins January 1, 2018.

Clemson University is a Top 25, Carnegie Research 1 (R-1) public university. With significant ambitions to increase its profile nationally and internationally, Clemson University - and the Department of English, in particular - prioritizes the preparation of graduates for an increasingly global and diverse society, and in ways that value just outcomes. Towards this end, the department is building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities able to bring fresh perspectives and scholarship to the campus and community. Clemson University is a public land-grant institution with nearly 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students, located near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Department of English is part of the College of Architecture, Arts, and the Humanities and is home to over 70 faculty members.

QUALIFICATIONS: A strong background in teaching undergraduates is required. In addition to teaching courses, lecturers will actively participate in the life of the department and engage in professional development opportunities provided by the university. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit a letter of application and CV along with contact information for 3 references via Interfolio. Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Aga Skrodzka (askrodz@clemson.edu) , Associate Chair, Department of English. For full consideration, application materials must be received by November 16th, 2017. MA in English, or MFA in Creative Writing required. ABDs and Ph.Ds welcome. Experience with teaching online desired.

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Colby College (ME) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Poetry)Edit

We invite applications for a one-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2018-2019 academic year, potentially renewable for a second year.

We seek a passionate teacher and writer of poetry with interest and publications in a second genre to join a thriving English major with concentrations in creative writing for both majors and minors. The program sponsors a vibrant visiting writers series, community readings, and the Kristina Stahl Writer-in-Residence Program. We support students who edit two literary magazines and who engage actively in service learning and interdisciplinary partnerships. Our students benefit from an innovative curriculum with such offerings as short forms, documentary radio and environmental writing. Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college recognized for excellence in undergraduate education and close student-faculty interaction. We are especially interested in candidates who will promote diversity at Colby through their creative activity, teaching, and service.

For this visiting position we seek a poet with interest and publications in a second genre, demonstrated teaching excellence, and strong publications. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory creative writing workshops, poetry writing workshops, and one W1 writing-intensive course for first-year students. We also encourage innovative offerings. Applicants must have a M.F.A; M.F.A./PhDs. are also welcome. For further information contact Adrian Blevins, Search Chair, ablevins@colby.edu. To apply, please submit applications through Interfolio at the following link, http://apply.interfolio.com/46063. Include cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, description of creative interests, and a writing sample of approximately 25 pages. Review of materials will begin on Nov. 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

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Colgate University (NY) - Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing (Fiction / Nonfiction)Edit

Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. Writers of nonfiction and fiction who have recently completed an MFA, MA, or PhD in creative writing, and who need a year to complete their first book, are encouraged to apply. The selected writers will spend the academic year (late August 2018 to early May 2019) 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 $40,500 plus travel expenses; health and life insurance are provided. Complete applications (deadline February 1, 2018) consist of a cover letter; resume; three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the candidate's abilities as a teacher; and a maximum of 30 double-spaced manuscript pages of prose. The writing sample may be a completed work or an excerpt from something larger. Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University's education mission.

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College of the Holy Cross (MA) - Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters - Open Genre (renewable up to 5 yrs.)Edit

The College of the Holy Cross seeks applications for its Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters. Candidates should be dedicated teachers and creative writers with a distinguished publication record in any genre. Although the Jenks Chair is located in the Department of English, we especially welcome candidates whose work engages questions of diversity and extends across disciplines.

Each year the Jenks Chair teaches three undergraduate seminars in creative writing, sponsors two public lectures or readings, and conducts a seminar for faculty from across the College. Programming funds and discretionary funds for professional development are available. The initial two- or three-year appointment will begin in August, 2018; a single renewal is possible up to a maximum of five years. Salary and benefits are at the level of a Visiting Professor and are competitive with comparable appointments nationwide. We invite candidates to learn more about the College's Creative Writing Program at https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/english/creative-writing.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a sample of your recent creative work (40 pages or the equivalent). In your letter, in addition to describing your teaching interests, please address how your work as a writer, teacher, and mentor might support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion ( http://holycross.edu/diversity). To learn more about faculty life at the College, please visit http://holycross.edu/join.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/46946. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until 3 December 2017. We will conduct initial interviews of selected applicants by Skype or at the Modern Language Association Convention 4-7 January. Questions about this search may be directed to Christine Coch, Chair, Department of English, ccoch@holycross.edu.

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 scholarly and creative work, 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.

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Cornell College (IA) - Distinguished Visiting Writer (2 Positions)Edit

The Cornell College Center for the Literary Arts seeks two Distinguished Visiting Writers: One to teach a topics-based course in an area of speculative fiction (e.g., science fiction, fabulist fiction, fantasy, horror fiction, or any other sub-genre). The visiting writer will teach one three-and-a-half-week term in the academic year 2018-19; exact term schedule will be negotiated. The second for writing for the podcast or the radio. Course topics related to social justice and/or environmental issues are especially welcome. The visiting writer will teach one three-and-a-half-week term in the academic year 2018-19; exact term schedule will be negotiated. During the teaching term, the visiting writer will also give one public reading at the Center for the Literary Arts. The stipend is $5,000, and on-campus housing can be provided. Past Distinguished Visiting Writers have included Angie Estes, Ross Gay, Sandra Beasley, and Michael Martone. Descriptions of previous Distinguished Visiting Writer courses can be found at http://www.cornellcollege.edu/center-for-the-literary-arts/courses/index.shtml.

Please contact Professor Kirilka Stavreva at kstavreva@cornellcollege.edu for additional information, including sample syllabi.

To apply, submit as a single pdf a letter of application with a detailed course description and discussion of teaching experience, your CV, and a short relevant work sample through Cornell's online application system at https://cornellcollege.applicantpro.com/jobs/677451.html by December 22, 2017. Previous teaching experience and graduate degree required. The Department seeks individuals who are committed to building a creative, dynamic and diverse workplace that celebrates the uniqueness of our faculty, staff and students.

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Davidson College (NC) - McGee Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing (Nonfiction - Spring 2019)Edit

Job no: 492647

Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina invites distinguished nonfiction writers to apply for a one semester, non-renewable professorship, the McGee Professor of Writing, for appointment in the spring of 2019.

Responsibilities: teach two courses (an Introduction to CNF/History of the Essay, along with an upper level workshop or seminar), serve on two English honors committees, and work closely with students and faculty. Qualifications: extensive high-quality publications, significant awards and/or fellowships; national reputation within the field; demonstrated teaching experience at the undergraduate level. Previous McGee professors have included Dorothy Allison, Kazim Ali, Thomas Mallon, Sue Miller, D.A. Powell, Victoria Redel, and Ali Selim.

Furnished housing and salary of $55,000 provided. Apply online at http://employment.davidson.edu and attach a letter of application, a c.v., and a list of three references. Also mail at least one book to Professor Alan Michael Parker, Department of English, PO Box 7125, Davidson, NC 28035-7125. All application materials should be submitted by December 1, 2017.

Davidson College is a highly selective, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located twenty miles from Charlotte, N.C. The College is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence in cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the College’s mission.

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Eastern Illinois University (IL) - Instructor of Creative Writing (Fiction and/or Poetry - renewable)Edit

The Department of English at Eastern Illinois University invites applicants for a full-time instructor/annually-contracted position in Creative Writing, Fiction and/or Poetry starting Fall 2018. Full benefits and possibility of renewal. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

We seek an excellent teacher with wide interests and creative/scholarly promise. Other duties include limited departmental and university service. MFA or PhD by date of appointment. Active publication record and preparation for teaching creative writing at undergraduate and graduate levels required. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required. Successful candidate will be able to contribute to our two-year MA program, undergraduate major in creative writing, General Education curricula.

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George Washington University (DC) - Asst. Professor - Fiction (3 yr. appt. - renewable) - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The George Washington University English Department invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Fiction for a three-year renewable contract beginning as early as Fall 2018. The successful candidate will join a thriving Creative Writing program.

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 an MFA or PhD in English or closely-related field by date of appointment and must have one book of fiction published or under contract. Applicants must be fiction writers and have a secondary interest in one (or more) of the following fields: creative non-fiction, film and media studies, children’s literature, Jewish literature, ethnic literatures and studies, or postcolonialism.

Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Special Instructions to Applicants: Please complete an online faculty application and upload a cover letter, a 20-30 page writing sample, and a curriculum vitae that includes a full list of publications and the names of three references. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 9, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Quick Link: http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/46090

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Gettysburg College (PA) - Emerging Writer Lecturer Academic Year 2018-2019Edit

One-year full-time teaching appointment, beginning August 2018, 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. Candidates are expected to be available to students for regularly scheduled office hours and for campus literary events. Mentorship for teaching and assistance in professional development provided. This position is nonrenewable.

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants: A letter of application, addressed to Professor Fred Leebron, curriculum vitae, 15-page sample of creative work, and statement of teaching philosophy must be submitted. In addition, applicants should submit the names and email addresses of three professional references. At least one reference must address the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. After the applicant completes the online application, the professional references indicated will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically.

For full consideration, applications should be received by February 15, 2018. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Leebron at fleebron@gettysburg.edu

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.

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Hanover College (IN) - Visiting Asst. Professor - Creative Writing and American LiteratureEdit

HANOVER COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor (with the possibility of renewal) in Creative Writing with the ability to teach American Literature starting in August 2018. The candidate should exhibit both a record of excellence in teaching in multi-genre Creative Writing and knowledge of American Literature. A record of publication in any primary genre of Creative Writing is also desirable. This position will support our Creative Writing minor and English major by teaching a 3-3-1 schedule that currently includes a fiction and poetry workshop; creative non-fiction workshop; sections of the college’s writing requirement; and upper-level American Literature courses to include African American and Minority Literature. The individual will also serve as advisor to the college’s literary magazine Kennings. Candidates are required to have their PhD or MFA in hand at the time of application.

Interested applicants should apply to Dr. Melissa Eden c/o Chris Wilcox at wilcox@hanover.edu and include 1) a cover letter; 2) a research statement that addresses current writing/research and future plans for writing/research, and evidence of having published works of poetry, fiction, and/or creative non-fiction; 3) a teaching statement; 4) a curriculum vita; 5) one to two samples of creative writing; and 6) three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For further details visit https://www.hanover.edu/about/employment

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Harvard University (MA) - Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in ScreenwritingEdit

The Department of English seeks applications for a Briggs-Copeland lecturer in Screenwriting. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The Briggs-Copeland lecturer will be responsible for teaching two creative writing workshops per semester. Additional duties include advising and grading senior theses. The position is a five year untenured, non-renewable appointment.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7860). Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 28, and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

1. Cover letter 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy 4. Statement of Current and Future Projects 5. Sample Syllabi 6. Writing Sample (approximately 25 pp. of an original screenplay or TV script) 7. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. Letters of reference should illustrate the applicant’s teaching and writing abilities.

Teaching materials, including evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching awards and evaluations), may be requested at a later stage in the search.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Hunter College, CUNY (NY) - Distinguished Lecturer in Fiction WritingEdit

The Creative Writing MFA Program at Hunter College, CUNY, invites applicants for a Distinguished Lecturer position in Fiction Writing. We seek an established writer of Fiction to teach graduate students in our MFA program, to supervise MFA theses and to perform occasional administrative duties.

Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work.

The department faculty promotes advanced scholarship and creative expression, seeks to have a positive impact on the diverse communities we serve, and fosters the success of our students in their academic studies and as innovative writers and artists.

QUALIFICATIONS: MFA or equivalent in publication record required. A record of achievement in a profession or field of expertise related to teaching assignments. Also required is the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

HOW TO APPLY: Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled with review of applications to begin November 23, 2017.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job ID: 17734

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Online App. Form: http://cuny.jobs/new-york-ny/distinguished-lecturer-fiction-writing-english/8E670E341C4044DE8B9DE8E21120E1A7/job/

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  • Not sure, but the ads suggest these Hunter lectureships are regular (i.e. continuing) positions, not temporary/visiting. 
  • Yeah, that's possible, but couldn't tell one way or another based on how the ads are written ... if they are continuing then there's probably some kind of timeline for renewal (since they're seemingly non-TT). Anyway, if someone figures this out one way or another, I'm glad to move them, but will leave them here for now [posted 11/9].

Hunter College, CUNY (NY) - Distinguished Lecturer - Memoir Writing Edit

The Creative Writing MFA Program at Hunter College, CUNY, invites applicants for a Distinguished Lecturer position in Memoir Writing. We seek an established writer of Memoirs to teach graduate students in our MFA program, to supervise MFA theses and to perform occasional administrative duties.

Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work.

The department faculty promotes advanced scholarship and creative expression, seeks to have a positive impact on the diverse communities we serve, and fosters the success of our students in their academic studies and as innovative writers and artists.

QUALIFICATIONS: MFA or equivalent in publication record required. A record of achievement in a profession or field of expertise related to teaching assignments. Also required is the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

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CLOSING DATE: Open until filled with review of applications to begin November 23, 2017.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job ID: 17736

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Hunter College, CUNY (NY) - Distinguished Lecturer - Poetry Writing Edit

The Creative Writing MFA Program at Hunter College, CUNY, invites applicants for a Distinguished Lecturer position in Poetry Writing. We seek an established writer of Poetry to teach graduate students in our MFA program, to supervise MFA theses and to perform occasional administrative duties.

Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work.

The department faculty promotes advanced scholarship and creative expression, seeks to have a positive impact on the diverse communities we serve, and fosters the success of our students in their academic studies and as innovative writers and artists.

QUALIFICATIONS: MFA or equivalent in publication record required. A record of achievement in a profession or field of expertise related to teaching assignments. Also required is the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

HOW TO APPLY: Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE Open until filled with review of applications to begin November 23, 2017.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job ID: 17737

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Indiana University Northwest (IN) - Clinical Assistant Professor - English - Fiction/Non-fiction/Professional Writing (1 yr. appt. - renewable - begin Jan. 2018)Edit

The English Department at Indiana University Northwest offers the position of Clinical Assistant Professor to teach courses in writing fiction, creative non-fiction, and professional writing. The position is full-time on a one-year renewable cycle, and requires teaching four courses per semester. At least one course per semester will be a first-year writing course.

The position's primary focus is to teach courses in writing fiction, creative non-fiction, professional writing, and first-year writing. Moreover, the position holder will teach a course in screenwriting on occasion. In addition, the position will also involve ongoing work on developing the Creative and Professional Writing Programs.

While retention and promotion are not entirely dependent on the position holder's published research, ongoing creative activities and engagement in publishing are required.

The position holder will engage in some departmental and campus-wide service activities, for instance, committee assignments and advising students.

One of eight campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The campus has a diverse student population of approximately 4,000 degree-seeking students and 1,500 dual-degree-seeking students. The campus offers Associate, Baccalaureate and Master's degrees in a variety of undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. IU Northwest emphasizes high-quality teaching, faculty and student research and engagement on campus and in the community. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity and engagement. Indiana University Northwest is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.

Basic Qualifications: The position requires an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing or English, with demonstrated expertise and experience in teaching fiction, creative non-fiction, and professional writing, along with the ability to teach screenwriting.

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to:

Dr. Doug Swartz
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Department of English
dswartz@iun.edu

Salary and Rank: Salary and benefits are competitive.

Special Instructions: Please upload: 1) curriculum vita; 2) letter of application; 3) statement of teaching philosophy; and 4) list of references with contact information to include mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone numbers.

For Best Consideration Date: 10/02/2017

Expected Start Date: 01/01/2018

Online App. Form: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4497

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Kenyon College (OH) - Kenyon Review FellowshipEdit

The Kenyon Review invites applications for a two-year residential post-graduate fellowship in creative writing beginning in August 2018. 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. 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.

Qualifications include an MFA in creative writing, or a PhD in creative writing, English literature, or comparative literature. The degree must be completed between January 1, 2012, and September 15, 2017. Qualified candidates will also have teaching experience in creative writing and/or literature at the undergraduate level. A history of publication in literary journals is expected.

The Kenyon Review will provide an annual $35,150 stipend, plus health benefits.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) a one-page cover letter; 2) an 8-10 page writing sample; 3) a Curriculum Vitae; 4) an unofficial transcript; and 5) two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which must directly address the applicant's teaching ability. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website.

Review of applications will begin August 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications must be received by September 15, 2017, to guarantee full consideration.

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MIddlebury College (VT) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English - Creative WritingEdit

¿The Department of English and American Literatures at Middlebury College invites applications for a part-time three-year position in Creative Writing beginning in Fall 2018. The successful candidate will join a thriving undergraduate Creative Writing program at a liberal arts college that has long been committed to promoting creative writing, hosting the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and The New England Review. Responsibilities will include teaching fiction and/or non-fiction workshops, as well as literature courses, along with advising senior thesis students and other forms of college service. The faculty member appointed will teach two courses per year and a one-month long January term course every other year. The contract may be renewable upon administrative approval.

Applicants must hold an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing or closely related field by the date of appointment, and must have one book of fiction or creative non-fiction published or under contract. We are particularly interested in applicants with a secondary interest in one (or more) of the following fields: post-colonial and global literature in English, ethnic and minority literatures, and environmental studies. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential. Our department is committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. We especially welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio submit: a letter of application addressed to Robert Cohen and Yumna Siddiqi, co-chairs of the search committee; a curriculum vitae; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a 20-30 page sample of creative writing; and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability. More information is available at http://apptrkr.com/1123452 and at http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/enam. The application deadline is January 15.

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New School (NY) - Assistant Professor of Writing with Concentration in Poetry (2-yr. fixed term)Edit

The School of Writing at The New School in New York City invites applicants for a two-year fixed-term 60% proportional full time faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Writing with concentration in Poetry. For this proportional appointment, the faculty member will be expected to teach 3 courses per year.

We seek an outstanding faculty member who has published at least one book of poetry to critical acclaim. Writers who work across genres and in other media are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will also have a record of teaching excellence and will be expected to teach writing workshops and literature seminars in the graduate MFA program. The faculty member will also advise students, supervise thesis projects, organize readings and forums, and perform administrative service.

The New School, a private university in New York City's Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good.

The New School has been a vital center for writing since 1931. Over the years, our writing and literature faculty has included many of America’s most acclaimed poets, novelists, and nonfiction writers. Since 1996, The New School has offered an MFA in Creative Writing. For undergraduate students, Creative Writing offers The Riggio Honors Program in Writing and Democracy, along with a diverse curriculum of writing courses.

The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA or equivalent professional experience; significant publication history, including at least one book; evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate or graduate level.

The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.

Job Family: The New School

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until December 1, 2017

Online App. Form: https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/15180

Interested candidates should send the following via our online application system: 1) a cover letter summarizing their research interests and teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position, 2) a curriculum vitae and names of three referees, 3) Teaching evaluations

Information about the Schools of Pubic Engagement, and the Creative Writing Program can be found at: https://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/mfa-creative-writing/

For information on the University benefits package including health and retirement plans, please visit http://www.newschool.edu/human-resources/benefits/

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New School (NY) - Assistant Professor of Writing with Concentration in Fiction (2-year fixed-term)Edit

The School of Writing at The New School in New York City invites applicants for a two-year fixed-term proportional appointment as Assistant Professor of Writing with concentration in Fiction. For this 60% proportional full time faculty appointment, the faculty member will be expected to teach 3 courses per year.

We seek an outstanding faculty member who has published at least one book of fiction to critical acclaim. Writers who work across genres and in other media are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will also have a record of teaching excellence and will be expected to teach writing workshops and literature seminars in the graduate MFA program. The faculty member will also advise students, supervise thesis projects, organize readings and forums, and perform administrative service.

The New School, a private university in New York City's Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good.

The New School has been a vital center for writing since 1931. Over the years, our writing and literature faculty has included many of America’s most acclaimed poets, novelists, and nonfiction writers. Since 1996, The New School has offered an MFA in Creative Writing. For undergraduate students, Creative Writing offers The Riggio Honors Program in Writing and Democracy, along with a diverse curriculum of writing courses.

The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA or equivalent professional experience; significant publication history, including at least one book; evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate or graduate level.

The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.

Job Family: The New School

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until December 1, 2017.

Interested candidates should send the following via our online application system: 1) a cover letter summarizing their research interests and teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position, 2) a curriculum vitae and names of three referees, 3) Teaching evaluations

Information about the Schools of Pubic Engagement, and the Creative Writing Program can be found at: https://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/mfa-creative-writing/

For information on the University benefits package including health and retirement plans, please visit http://www.newschool.edu/human-resources/benefits/

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New York University Shanghai (CHINA) - Emerging Writer Teaching Fellowship in Creative WritingEdit

The Writing Program at New York University Shanghai is pleased to invite applications for the inaugural Emerging Writer Teaching Fellowship in Creative Writing. In addition to core first- and second-year writing courses, the Writing Program offers a creative writing minor, and a robust culture of readings and student engagement in the literary arts. The Emerging Writer Fellow will teach a 2:1; all classes will be creative writing workshops. The writer is expected to undertake research and writing for a current project-in-development. The writer must be in residence in Shanghai for the duration of each semester and should participate actively in the literary life of the university, including one or more public readings.

An MFA or PhD in creative writing with at least one book published or under contact with a reputable press, or a produced play or film is required. Writers with expertise in any genre or combination of genres may apply. The successful candidate has a proven record of excellence in teaching university-level creative writing. We are especially interested in candidates whose writing projects require research in the Asia-Pacific region, although this is not a requirement. We do seek individuals who are flexible, outgoing, and enthusiastic about participating in a growing university writing community, open to new environments, and respectful of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

We provide a competitive salary, benefits, and a housing stipend. The fellowship lasts nine months, beginning in mid-August 2018; contracts are non-renewable. Applications are due on January 15th, 2018.

Required application materials: A cover letter, which explains your current writing project(s) and your interest in the fellowship and in Shanghai; A statement of your teaching philosophy; A current CV; A writing sample (10-20 pages). A recommendation letter that speaks to your teaching.

Please visit this link to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/46136 and our website at https://shanghai.nyu.edu/about/work/fellowships for instructions and other information on how to apply.

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Rutgers University (NJ) - Teaching Instructor in Creative WritingEdit

The program in Creative Writing, in the Department of English at Rutgers University, requests applications for the position of Teaching Instructor. Our faculty teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced Creative Writing in several genres. We especially invite applications with credentials in teaching poetry, digital composition, young adult fiction, and with administrative ability in such areas as: course development, course co-ordination and evaluations; extracurricular event planning and team building; organization of mentoring and advisement (individual advising, direction of honors projects, advising for our Certificate Program and Minor, and conducting skill development sessions for application to graduate school or MFA programs, for example).

Minimum Education and Experience: Applicants must have in hand by the time of appointment an M.A., M.F.A., or equivalent degree.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Substantial teaching experience at the University level is required.

Overview: Creative Writing at Rutgers-New Brunswick is an undergraduate program, housed within the Department of English. At this time, we offer approximately 135 sections of Creative Writing every year. The curriculum is wide-ranging, including not only the usual Introduction to Creative Writing and the usual Intermediate and Advanced workshops in Poetry and Fiction, but also Multi-genre courses, young adult fiction, Creative Non-fiction of several kinds (travel writing, memoir, writing as a naturalist, lyrical essay), and a range of digital composition courses, taught as Creative Writing: Introduction to Multimedia Composition, Digital Storytelling, Digital Filmmaking for Writers, Writing for Television, and Experimental Film. The program draws on full-time instructors, part-time instructors, and teaching assistants.

Quick Link to Posting: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/54965

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St. Lawrence University (NY) - Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

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

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M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing
At least two books and significant additional publications
Minimum two years of undergraduate teaching experience

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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 FA00075 Desired Start Date: 08/15/2018

Position End Date (if temporary): 05/31/2019

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications should be received by October 16, 2017; review will continue until the position is filled.

Please note the two part application process – interested applicants may 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.)

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

LINK: https://employment.stlawu.edu/postings/1174

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  • A huge benefit for this position: a rent-free two story house in a charming town.

University of Michigan (MI) - Helen Zell Visiting Professorship in Creative Nonfiction - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Visiting appointment in creative nonfiction. Anticipated three-year appointment, with potential of renewal for two additional years. 2/1 teaching load. Candidates should be emerging writers (one book published or under contract; candidates may also have a second book under contract) who have achieved distinction in any field of creative nonfiction broadly understood (i.e., long-form journalism, the lyrical essay, the nonfiction novel, memoir, etc.). Candidates should also have demonstrated excellence in their teaching, or show the promise of such distinction and excellence.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future writing plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a writing sample, and three letters of reference by September 28th. The English Department is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage all applicants to comment, either in the cover letter or in a separate statement on how their research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applications will be acknowledged.

Further information about the Department of English Language and Literature can be found on our website at http://lsa.umich.edu/english. Click on the “Faculty Job Openings” button on the home page to apply.

Chronicle

Deadline: Sept. 28

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 10/10

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Washington and Lee University (VA) - Shenandoah Editor-in-Chief and Visiting Assistant Professor of English - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Three-year position beginning Fall 2018, with a possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will serve as Editor-In-Chief of the distinguished online literary magazine Shenandoah, with technological assistance from the Digital Humanities Action Team (DHAT). In addition, the position involves teaching two courses per semester plus, every other year, a seminar in our four-week Spring Term. Two of those 4.5 annual courses will be practicums in literary publishing: the Shenandoah internship. The others will be workshops, preferably including fiction writing, with a first-year writing seminar every other year. The biannual Spring Term course may involve publishing, Digital Humanities, or a related field, with innovative approaches welcome.

Applicants should have an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing or a related field; substantial editorial experience (two or more years preferred), including familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style; a good publication record; expertise with digital media; and familiarity with the principles of graphic design. Please submit 1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and editorial philosophy; 2) your curriculum vitae, including information about editorial experience; and 3) a 10-20 page writing sample via Interfolio by October 11 to ensure full consideration. Three confidential recommendation letters and evidence of editorial effectiveness will be requested of semifinalists in early November, and interviews conducted via Skype in December. Washington and Lee, an EEO Employer, values inclusivity and encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

For more information about the position, please visit https://www.wlu.edu/english-department/new-position.

MLA JIL 9/11/17

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/44571

Deadline: Oct. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 10/31

Rejection (no interview): Oct. 31 (1)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview 11/30 (2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Wichita State University (KS) — One Month - Distinguished Visiting Poet, Spring 2019Edit

Distinguished Visiting Poet-in- Residence. This is a well-compensated one-month visiting position for a writer of poetry to teach a tutorial course to approximately 15 graduate and advanced undergraduate poetry writing students. Appointment will be for the Spring 2019 semester. Qualifications: extensive high quality publications in top national journals and magazines; high quality poetry collections; awards, fellowships, and a national reputation preferred. Salary is $14,000 for the month, which can be flexibly scheduled within certain constraints.

Send letter of application, professional vita, and writing sample to Brian Evans, Attn: Visiting Poet Application, english@wichita.edu or to Distinguished Visiting Poet, Department of English, Box 14, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0014. Telephone: 316-978- 6762. The position remains open until filled; applications received on or before November 8, 2017, will be given priority consideration. Recipient also agrees to give one reading while in residence.

Please note that the recipient must pay for his/her own housing and transportation. Wichita State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. Any person having inquiries concerning this may contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount St., Wichita, KS 67260-0145 (316) 978-6791.

Deadline: Nov. 8

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

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NOTES:

  • [10/23] Emailed to ask if visiting poets will be asked to sign a document stating they don't boycott Israel.
  • [10/24] Good news: "No, you will not be asked to sign anything like that."
  • This seems like a strange comment. Why was it necessary to ask or post this?

Wichita State University (KS) — One-Month - Emerging Visiting WriterEdit

This is a one-month position for an emerging fiction writer of extraordinary promise. The recipient will give a reading and teach a tutorial course to approximately 15 graduate and advanced undergraduate fiction writing students. Appointment for either the fall 2018 or spring 2019 semester, to be negotiated. Qualifications: extensive high quality publications in top national journals and/or at least one high quality work of fiction with a notable press; successful teaching experiences; awards and fellowships preferred. Recipient will receive $2800 for the one month tutorial and reading.

Send letter of application, professional vita, and writing sample (10-15 pages or a book) to Brian Evans, Attn: Visiting Writer Application, english@wichita.edu or to Department of English, Box 14, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0014. Telephone: 316-978- 6762. The position remains open until filled; applications received on or before November 8, 2017, will be given priority consideration. Please note that the recipient must pay for his/her own housing and transportation.

Deadline: Nov. 8

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Love how, for a month, the Distinguished Poet will receive $14K, and the Emerging Fiction Writer $2800 (with no travel or housing funding). Ouch. Who came up with that balance? 
  • See comments/complaints from last year.
  • Yes, it's funny how the same objections were made last year by poets when the Distinguished position at Wichita State was looking for a fiction writer. They used to have distinguished positions in both genres each year, but Kansas state budget cuts forced it to be reduced to only one distinguished position, which alternates between poets and fiction writers from one year to the next. So, if you are too distinguished for a small emerging gig, then wait to apply next year!

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONSEdit

Appalachian State University (NC) - Managing Editor, Cold Mountain Review; Business Manager, Visiting Writers; LecturerEdit

The English Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for a full-time nine-month non-tenure track position to start July 1, 2018, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. This is a multifaceted position, and the successful candidate will serve quarter time as Managing Editor of Cold Mountain Review, quarter time as Business Manager for the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series, and half time as a Lecturer (with a 2/2 course load); in rhetoric and composition and/or general education literature. The successful candidate will possess the ability to manage a broad range of financial, administrative, and operational tasks and be committed to and demonstrate excellence in teaching.

Minimum Qualifications: a Master’s degree in English, a Master’s in Rhetoric and Composition, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, or other Master’s degree in a related field. The candidate must have experience coordinating, analyzing, and implementing budgets and financial reports and supply evidence of successful teaching of college composition and/or general education literature courses. Experience in public relations, marketing, and editing is desirable. Moreover, since Cold Mountain Review is published both on-line and in print, candidates should have experience in maintaining magazine websites as well as publishing through InDesign.

Non-tenure track full-time faculty are typically hired on renewable one-year contracts with a possibility to move to a three-year renewable contract.

Please submit a letter of application and CV by email to Jim Burniston at burnistonjc@appstate.edu. Review of applications will begin Monday, October 23, 2017. Finalists will be required to submit sample English and/or rhetoric and composition syllabi that include daily course calendars, and student evaluations from recent English and/or rhetoric and composition courses.

If you have any questions about this search, please contact Susan Weinberg (weinbergsc@appstate.edu), the chair of the Search Committee.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in the scenic mountains of Boone, NC, it enrolls more than 18,000 students and was recently ranked fourth in the nation among Consumer Digest’s top values in Public Colleges and Universities and third among U.S. News and World Report’s list of the top public master-degree granting universities in the South. The University has been recognized as being among the greenest schools in America by the Princeton Review and the Sierra Club. Additional information about the Department of English, Appalachian State University, and surrounding areas may be accessed at: www.appstate.edu.

Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees. The university is committed to its affirmative action plans and seeks to deepen its applicant pools by attracting interest from a diverse group of qualified individuals. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact James Burniston at burnistonjc@appstate.edu. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. For more information, please visit: http://www.hrs.appstate.edu/employment/epa-jobs/academic-affairs.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/45905

MLA JIL 10/6/17

Deadline: Oct. 23

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):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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George Mason University (VA) - Term Assistant Professor, Director of Creative Writing (Start Jan. 2018)Edit

The George Mason University English Department seeks a full-time, 12-month Term Assistant Professorship to serve as Director of the master's and bachelor's of fine arts (MFA and BFA) programs in Creative Writing and to teach undergraduate Creative Writing courses. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: With support from the Assistant Director and the Executive Committee, the Director of Creative Writing oversees all aspects of the program, including student recruitment (including sequence of open houses), faculty and staff recruitment, new student orientation and annual preparation of MFA handbooks, marketing (including Web site and social media), fundraising from outside sources, development, course rotations and curriculum development at both graduate and undergraduate levels, assignment of thesis advisors, administering of 46 teaching assistantships and four third-year thesis fellowships, alumni outreach, and the Visiting Writers Program. This position coordinates with several autonomous student publications (e.g., Phoebe, So To Speak, and The George Mason University Review) and with other related organizations such as the Fall for the Book Festival, Stillhouse Press, and Alan Cheuse International Writers Center. This position teaches two undergraduate Creative Writing courses per semester.

The Director of Creative Writing serves the program and its faculty as liaison to the English Department and the university administration, and supervises a Creative Writing Assistant Director as well as two Administrative Assistants shared with the English Department. This position meets regularly with the English Chair and with the Creative Writing Executive Committee, which consists of a faculty member from each concentration.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an MFA or Ph.D. in English or a related field; be a writer with a proven record of excellence in administration in an academic setting or arts organization; have some teaching experience at the college/undergraduate level; familiarity with contemporary writing culture; strong administrative, organizational and supervisory skills; budget and fundraising experience; and knowledge of social media as a marketing tool.

George Mason University, located outside of Washington, D.C., in Fairfax, Va., boasts a nationally-renowned MFA program established in 1980 and a BFA launched in 2013 that offers fiction, poetry and nonfiction concentrations.

This search is open until the position is filled, with active consideration during October 2017, campus interviews in November, selection by mid-December, and start date in January 2018.

Online App. Form: http://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/40839

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 2017

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 & AEdit

Additional Materials RequestsEdit

  • Q: For requests for additional materials, typically how many people receive these?

Research StatementsEdit

Q: Newbie here. For those of you who are MFA's with more creative/art experience rather than standard research experience, about how long is your "research statement"? Thank you in advance for your help.

  • A1: For most creative writing jobs, what they're really asking for is a summary of your creative projects. Keep in mind that most CW jobs are in English departments, where they're used to using boilerplate academic language. So when you see "research" just mentally substitute "creative work."
  • Thanks so much. Very helpful!

Helen Zell CNF visiting positionEdit

Q: Is this a brand new position?  CNF doesn't seem to be on the U. Michigan curriculum.  Any insights appreciated!  Thank you.

  • A: Yes, this is a brand new position -- a complement to the Fiction and Poetry visiting positions the program has carried for several years.  In the past, visiting Delbanco professors have taught both undergraduate and MFA courses.

Newer jobs first?Edit

Q: Is there any way, when viewing this list, of making the most recent job postings come to the top of the list? Or is it necessary to scroll through the entire thing each time you check in order to ferret out the new postings that are scattered up and down the list? Thanks.

  • A: This page has always been organized alphabetically (and divided according to genre / position type). I can understand how that might seem a bit inconvenient at this stage of the summer, when people are looking for new postings; however, later on, when people are trying to track what they've already applied to, alphabetical organization seems easier to navigate. If you want to keep up with positions / updates as they are added, I would strongly recommend using an RSS feed to monitor the page. This will allow you to see easily what has been added on any given day. One useful RSS reader is https://feedly.com/ but there are many others out there. See other suggestions here: https://www.lifewire.com/top-free-online-rss-readers-3486649 . The link to subscribe to RSS updates for this page is: http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/CreativeWriting_2018?feed=rss&action=history
  • Also, if you want to search for specific content on this page without scrolling through everything, you can always use Command + F and enter your search terms to go directly to the desired content. I hope these suggestions help! --Una74 (talk) 17:48, August 7, 2017 (UTC)
  • Would it be possible to add a "Date Posted" or "Date Added" line for each listing? Perhaps between the link to the posting itself and the "Deadline" line. This seems like it would be relatively easy to add at this stage in the history of the page, and it could be useful for someone who only wants to check the page on an infrequent basis for new listings (as they could search the page for the words "Date Posted"—not exactly the same as a reverse chronological sort, but something not unlike it).
  • Dates posted are already added when the deadline is open until filled, but I can try to remember to add them for other positions (i.e. "posted m/day/yr"). However, other people do add positions to this page at times, and therefore I can't guarantee that this will always happen. One thing to remember about this page is that it is managed on a strictly volunteer basis: there is no professional staff curating it (it's me when I've got time--and I have a full job and life elsewhere--and whoever else wants to pitch in). So I'm happy to entertain requests, but I'd urge people to bear in mind the limits of accommodating all requests. I'd still recommend using an RSS feed (as suggested above) as the best way to tracking updates and additions to this page, especially if you check infrequently. Thanks. --Una74 (talk) 15:55, August 11, 2017 (UTC)

Q: Expected Job OpeningsEdit

Q: Does anyone know of any expected job openings for this next cycle? (I ask because often people know of approved jobs before the ads are posted, or know of anticipated searches, or know of faculty who left/retired and will likely be replaced.)

  • What genre? 
A: Fresno State is gonna be doing 2 searches, for a fiction writer and a poet, TT, for MFA and undergrad teaching. Should be announced in the next few weeks.
A: Wesleyan University announces a search for TT position in Poetry for 2018 in the Chronicle, but full job details not yet posted (7/26).
A: Pomona College (CA) announces an Open Rank search in Creative Writing-Poetry in Chronicle 8/22/17 but full details not yet posted.
  • I have a sneeking (err...sneaking) suspicion this Pomona job will be filled without a formal search. It's weird they haven't posted a call anywhere yet. Maybe it was listed in the Chronicle by accident... [9/18]
  • 9/27: Pomona Poetry job now posted above. Open Rank. Deadline: Nov. 1.
A: Stephen F. Austin State University (TX) will probably hold another search.
A: University of Illinois at Chicago will be looking for a TT poet.
A: I believe Washington and Lee University will be looking for a creative writing VAP/editor at its literary journal Shenandoah.

WHO IS USING THIS WIKI?Edit

AGEEdit

under 30: 3

30-35: 11

36-40: 15

41-45: 5

46-50:  7

over 50: 3

TOTAL: 40 <-- Don't forget to update Total! (I'm guessing there are more than 36 of us. Lurkers: you count too!)

Field Edit

Poet: 11

Fiction Writer: 6

Nonfiction Writer: 6

Multi-Genre....

  • Poetry/Criticism: 4
  • Creative Nonfiction/Fiction: 2
  • Fiction/Poetry: 3
  • Hybrid/Fiction/Poetry/Theory/Pedagogy: 1
  • Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Poetry: 3
  • Creative Nonfiction/Poetry: 2
  • Creative Nonfiction/Fiction/Poetry:
  • Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Playwriting:
  • Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Screenwriting/Journalism: 1
  • Fiction/Creative Nonfiction/Screenwriting: 1
  • Fiction/Screenwriting/Playwriting:
  • Fiction/Poetry/Criticism: 
  • Poetry/Fiction/Nonfiction/Criticism:
  • Poetry/Film/Visual Arts:
  • Fiction/Poetry/Film:
  • Fiction/Literary essays/CNF: 4
  • Poetry/Visual Arts:  2
  • Fiction/Criticism: 1
  • Fiction/Screenwriting/Comics/Nonfiction:

Search Committee Lurker: 1

Other Lurker:

Partner/Spouse Lurking on Behalf of Applicant:

Employment STATUS Edit

Unemployed and looking for job: 3

Administrative job/Publisher: 2

Employed in other field, wanting to re-enter academia: 3

Employed in other field, just trying to break into academia: 2

Finishing MFA or Ph.D. & going on the market: 7

Have fellowship after MFA or Ph.D. & going on the market: 1

Working as adjunct/lecturer, looking for TT job: 7

Have visiting gig, looking for TT: 3

Have fixed-term gig, looking for TT: 2

Have visiting gig, looking for another visiting gig (not TT):

Have TT job and looking for new one:  7

Have TT job and on the market because of a spouse/partner: 3

Had TT job but quit to go on the market because of spouse/partner:

Have TT job and want to keep it but need an offer elsewhere to get a raise: 1

Tenured and on the market because of a spouse/partner:

Have tenure but looking for new job: 4

Tenured at undergrad-only institution, looking for job in MFA program: 1

Window shopping:  

Self-punishing:

Degrees Edit

PhD only: 1

PhD and MA: 1 

PhD and MS:

PhD and MA (lit, not cw): 2

Phd and Terminal MA:

MFA and ABD: 2

MA and ABD:

MFA, MA, and ABD: 1

MFA only: 16

PhD and MFA in . . .

  • Fiction: 4
  • Poetry: 3
  • Nonfiction: 2

PhD and MFA (two genres): 1

PhD, MFA, and MSc (three genres):

PhD, MFA, and MA: 1

Two MFAs (in different genres or same):

Terminal MA: 

MFA and MA: 3

MFA and MA (not in CW): 1

MA (not terminal):

MAT and MFA:

Other: (PhD Rhet/Comp MFA Creative Nonfiction) (PhD Critical Theory/Cultural Studies, MFA CW) (MA in English Lit & Cultural Studies/MA in Creative Writing)(JD) (PhD Lit--ABD, MFA Fiction) 1--PhD in Lit, MFA in fiction

Publications Edit

No book yet: 8

First book under contract: 2

First academic book under contract:

First book published: 7

First book under contract + edited anthology published: 1

First book + edited anthologies published:

Edited book under contract: 1

First book + critical book published + edited book under contract:

First book published, second book under contract: 2

First book published, second book in submission: 1

Second book published: 7

Multiple books published: 6

Multiple books + edited anthology published: 4

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