Archive for November 9th, 2007

Fiction Job at College of Saint Rose

9 November 2007

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – Tenure-Track – English Department

The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, seeks a qualified candidate for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the English Department, starting in August 2008. Candidate must have an earned doctorate or MFA with a primary specialization in fiction writing and secondary expertise in another genre or composition studies. Candidate must have a strong record of publications in fiction. Candidate should also have a demonstrated ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse group of people. This line will involve courses in fiction writing on both the graduate and undergraduate levels and a range of courses in creative and expository writing, including first-year composition.

Send letter of application and dossier, including c.v., copy of transcript(s), writing sample of no more than twenty pages of fiction, and three letters of recommendation to Catherine Cavanaugh, English Department Chair, The College of Saint Rose, 432 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203. Deadline for applications: January 3, 2008.

The College of Saint Rose is a dynamic, comprehensive college of more than 5,140 students. Located in the heart of New York State’s Capital District, we are an independent, coeducational institution. The College of Saint Rose is an equal opportunity employer; members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Application Information
Postal Address:
Catherine Cavanaugh
Chair, English Department
The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

2 Jobs at Eastern KyU

9 November 2007

Assistant Professor, Creative Writing: Writer of Fiction (0601948)

Assistant Professor, Creative Writing: Open Genre (0601841)

The Department of English and Theatre at Eastern Kentucky University seeks a creative writer for a nine month tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor. The normal teaching load is twelve hours per semester. The successful candidate will teach courses in creative writing, as well as in freshman composition and sophomore literature, and will be involved in our low residency MFA. Successful applicants must possess a terminal degree by August 2008. A minimum of 18 credit hours in the discipline are required as well as a degree from a regionally (SACS, North Central, etc.) accredited or internationally recognized institution. Publication of fi ction, non-fi ction or poetry is highly desirable.

Review of applications will begin Jan. 15, 2008. Application materials should be submitted on-line and should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, and three letters of reference. Supplemental materials such as publications can be mailed to Dr. James Keller, Chair of Search Committee, Dept. of English and Theatre, Case Annex 467, Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, KY 40475.

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory criminal background check and educational credential verifi cation. Eastern Kentucky University is an EEO/AA institution that values diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In keeping with this commitment, the University welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Job code: 0601948 and 0601841
Web Site :


9 November 2007


Submission Deadline: March 15, 2008

Allen Grossman has published nine books of poetry, including Sweet Youth (2002), The Woman on the Bridge Over the Chicago River (1979), Of The Great House (1982) and The Bright Nails Scattered on the Ground (1986) and several books of criticism. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment of the Arts, the MacArthur Foundation and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among many prizes, he has received the Garrison Award for Poetry, the Prize of the American Academy of Poetry, the Pushcart Prize, the Sheaffer-PEN/New England Award for Literary Distinction, and the Sara Teasdale Memorial Prize in Poetry. Grossman has taught at Brandeis University and The Johns Hopkins University.

Bellday Books will publish the winning book and award $2,500 and 25 copies of the book to the winning author.

Contest Rules:
–Submit a manuscript of 50-70 pages of original poetry in any style in English. The manuscript must not have been published in book or chapbook, but may contain poems that have appeared in print or on the Internet. Entries may consist of individual poems, a book-length poem or any combination of long or short poems.
–Submitted manuscript must contain 2 title pages: Name and contact information should appear on first title page only. Name should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript.
–Manuscript should be typed, single-spaced, paginated, and bound with a spring clip.
–Include a table of contents page, but do not send an acknowledgements page.
–Enclose an SASE for announcement of the winner.
–Manuscript cannot be returned.
–Postmark deadline: March 15, 2008.
–Include a check or money order for $25 reading fee, payable to BELLDAY BOOKS.
–Bellday Books reserves the right not to select an award winner, in which case all reading fees will be refunded.

Bellday Books, Inc.
P.O. Box 3687
Pittsburgh, PA 15230

Questions may be directed to:

New College of Florida Writer in Residence

9 November 2007

The experimental liberal arts honors college of the State University System, announces an opening for a Writer in Residence, spring semester 2008 (February-May). MFA, MA, or equivalent degree preferred. The successful candidate will have two published books or the equivalent, & two years experience teaching creative writing at the college level, which can include instruction as a graduate student. New College encourages interdisciplinary, multicultural, & innovative approaches to teaching. Writers whose work engages multiethnic & /or Diasporic issues especially encouraged to apply. The Writer in Residence will be responsible for teaching two semester-length writing courses (one multi-genre introductory course & one course in the applicant’s specialty), & will give at least three public readings. Courses are evaluated through narrative evaluations rather than grades. We especially welcome candidates who, as Writer in Residence, will be interested in getting to know our campus community. The College, located an hour south of Tampa, seeks to attract a culturally & intellectually diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Salary $20,000, with no benefits. Send c.v., letter of application, writing sample, dossier with three letters of reference & official transcript, & two course proposals (one, introductory level & another more specialized) to: Dr. Nova Myhill, Chair, Search Committee, Division of Humanities, New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243-2109. Review of applications will begin November 26 & continue until position is filled. For disability accommodations, contact Chair a minimum of five days in advance at (941) 487-4231. For disability accommodations, contact Chair a minimum of five days in advance at (941) 487-4360. Website:

2 Jobs at Ithaca College

9 November 2007

Ithaca College’s Department of Writing seeks candidates for two, full-time, tenure-eligible positions in the Department of Writing, beginning August 16, 2008.

1) Feature Writing: Applicants must have Ph.D., M.F.A., or terminal M.A. in writing, or equivalent writing-based degree by August 2008; college-level experience teaching feature writing; and a documented publishing record in feature writing. Demonstrated ability to teach first-year composition and teach in two or more of the following areas also required: feature writing for newspapers, magazine writing, writing as a reviewer/critic, editing, advanced nonfiction, special interest writing (e.g., science, travel, food, business), creative nonfiction/literary journalism. Desirable: aptitude for supervising professional internships.

2) Nonfiction: Applicants must have Ph.D., M.F.A., or other appropriate terminal degree in relevant field by August 2008; appropriate college-level teaching experience; and a documented publication record in nonfiction. Demonstrated ability to teach first-year composition and teach in at least two of the following areas also required: personal essay, creative nonfiction, literary essay, advanced nonfiction, and autobiography.

We offer one of the nation’s few comprehensive bachelor’s degrees in writing, currently serving 165 majors and 100 minors, and we seek colleagues who will help us deliver and enrich our diverse curriculum. To learn more about our department, visit

Interested individuals should apply online at, and attach a cover letter and a CV. Questions about online the application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-1207. Inquiries about the positions can be made by contacting Sally Parr, Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Writing, at (607) 274-7964 or Screening of applications begins on November 15, 2007 and will continue until the positions are filled.