Shippensburg University Job

7 September 2007

Tenure-track assistant professor in Creative Writing (Poetry), full-time appointment beginning August 2008. MFA or PhD required by time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching, service, and professional activity including published poetry (preferably a book). Twelve-hour course load each semester will include creative writing, other courses in the English major, and general education courses, with course reduction available for advising the student literary magazine. Additional teaching expertise in creative nonfiction and/or literary study desirable. The committee will request writing samples from selected candidates and may meet with these candidates at MLA. On-campus interviews will include a demonstration of teaching effectiveness and a brief poetry reading.

Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

Michael Bibby, Chair
Creative Writing Search Committee
Department of English
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Review of applications begins November 2, 2007, and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the Department of English and Shippensburg University, see

All candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. upon appointment. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. Evidence of a commitment to understanding diverse populations will be required as part of the
on-campus interview. Women, persons of color, veterans, and the disabled are encouraged to apply. Shippensburg University is committed to equal employment opportunity.

Application Information
Postal Address:

Michael Bibby, Chair of English
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257

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