Temporary Instructor Truman State University

18 June 2007

Truman State University
Division of Language and Literature
English/Creative Writing – Temporary Instructor or Temporary Assistant Professor

TWO POSITIONS (posted 6/12/07)

ENGLISH/CREATIVE WRITING: Truman State University, Missouri’s highly selective liberal arts and sciences institution, announces two temporary creative writing/generalist positions in English beginning August 20, 2007: Temporary Instructor in or Temporary Assistant Professor of English (two one-year positions, renewable).

Teaching Responsibilities: Teaching 12 credit hours (four courses) per semester in English, including creative writing

Required Qualifications for Instructor Rank: Master’s degree in English or Creative Writing; evidence of teaching effectiveness at college level; evidence of excellent communication skills

Required Qualifications for Assistant Professor Rank: Doctorate in English or Creative Writing in hand before start of Fall 2007 semester; evidence of teaching effectiveness at college level; evidence of excellent communication skills

Truman State University has vital major and minor programs in English, including writing tracks, as well as a thriving Master of Arts in English program. Truman has been ranked for the past ten years as the No. 1 Public University in the Midwest Region (Master’s level) by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1867, Truman has the distinction of being Missouri’s only statewide public liberal arts and sciences university and the only public university in Missouri with highly selective admission standards. This year’s incoming class had an average ACT of 27.4 and high school GPA of 3.77. Truman is a residential university focused on providing its nearly 5,800 students with broad liberal arts experiences and offers in-depth study in 45 undergraduate majors (as well as six
graduate programs). Located in Kirksville, Missouri (pop. 17,000), Truman plays a central role in the life of the community. See http://www.truman.edu for more information.

Send letter of application, vita, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies acceptable for now), a statement of teaching philosophy and commitment to the liberal arts and student development, three recent letters of recommendation, names / phone numbers / e-mail addresses of three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to:

Dr. Heinz Woehlk, Dean
Division of Language and Literature, MC 310
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO 63501

Reviews will begin April 19, 2007, and continue until the positions are filled.
Application Information

Postal Address:
Dr. Heinz Woehlk
Language & Literature
Truman State University
100 E. Normal St.
McClain Hall 310
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221

Phone:
660-785-4481

Fax:
660-785-7486
Email Address:
heinz@truman.edu

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