BGSU Visting Writer

18 December 2006

Bowling Green State University
Department of English
212 East Hall Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0125
(419) 372-2576
Fax: (419) 372-0333

Announcement of Position Vacancy

Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer The English Department of Bowling Green State University seeks strong applicants for the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer.

Duties: The Creative Writing Program at Bowling Green State University seeks a poet as the college of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer. The successful candidate will be in residence spring 2008; teach one workshop in our BFA program and one workshop in our MFA program; give a public reading and a lecture; and advise theses.

Qualifications:
1) MA, MFA or Ph.D. by time of employment.
2) At least one book of poetry and critical recognition consistent
with a writer of national reputation.
3) Evidence of outstanding teaching.

Salary: competitive
Effective Date of Employment: The starting date of employment is January 2008. BGSU is a university of over 17,000 students with long traditions of teaching and scholarly excellence. It is located in a small city 25 minutes south of Toledo, Ohio, and one hour south of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The English Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in rhetoric, literature, creative writing (MFA program begun 1967, BFA program begun 1972), and technical communication. The Department has a full-time teaching staff of 68, about 450 undergraduate majors in English, English Education and Creative Writing, and 74 graduate students. For 36 years BGSU’s Creative Writing Program has been known nationally for its excellence and is the home of the award-winning Mid-American Review. Nationally known writers, such as C.K. Williams, Edmund White, Stuart Dybek, Grace Paley, Stephen Dunn, Rick Moody, and Marge Piercy, visit the campus to read their works and meet with faculty and students. Graduates of the MFA program have won such awards as the Yale Younger Poets Award, the Guggenheim, NEA Individual Artist Fellowships, the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, Willa Cather Prize, Bobst Award, the Bluestem Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and the National Contemporary Poetry Award. MFA alumni include Jean Thompson, Carolyn Forche, Anthony Doerr, and Tony Ardizzone.

Application Materials: Send cover letter, CV, transcripts, three current letters of reference, writing sample (one book), a list of courses taught with brief descriptions, and 1-2 sample undergraduate syllabi to Kristine Blair, Chair, English Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0191. Electronic and Fax applications cannot be considered. The starting date of employment for this position is January 2008. Screening of applicants will begin March 15, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. BGSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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