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The College of Saint Rose – Albany

27 November 2007

The College of Saint Rose – Albany. The Department of English seeks a qualified candidate for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, starting in August 2008. Candidate must have an earned doctorate or MFA with a primary specialization in fiction writing & secondary expertise in another genre or composition studies. Candidate must have a strong record of publications in fiction & should also have a demonstrated ability to work with & instruct a culturally diverse group of people. This line will involve courses in fiction writing on both the graduate & undergraduate levels & a range of courses in creative & expository writing, including first-year composition. Send letter of application & dossier, including c.v., copy of transcript(s), writing sample of no more than twenty pages of fiction, & 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.

UCLA Fiction Job

27 November 2007

The University of California, Los Angeles. The English Department is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in fiction writing. Candidates must have a strong interest in teaching at the undergraduate level. Successful candidates will have a demonstrable publication record appropriate for their stage of career, as well as a proven commitment to teaching. Send application letter, resume, & 30-page writing sample by December 1 to: Professor & Chair Rafael Pérez-Torres, UCLA Department of English, 149 Humanities Building, Box 951530, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1530. Position subject to final budgetary approval. AA/EOE

Gettysburg College 1 year Lecturship Position for Emerging Writer

14 November 2007

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH — EMERGING WRITER LECTURER

One-year appointment, beginning August 2008, 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 assist with departmental writing activities. Mentorship for teaching and assistance in professional development provided. M.A., with a concentration in creative writing, M.F.A., or Ph.D. with creative dissertation, required. Teaching experience and literary magazine publications are
essential. Competitive salary. To apply, send letter of application, c.v., the names of three references, and a 5-10 page writing sample to Prof. Fred Leebron, Department of English, Box 397, Gettysburg College, 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325, postmarked by January 26, 2008.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,600 students. Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy. The College assures equal employment opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, and disability.

Application Information
Postal Address:
Prof. Fred Leebron
Department of English
Gettysburg College
300 North Washington Street
Box 397
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone:
(717) 337-6750

Fax:
(717) 337-8551
TDD:
(717) 337-6833

College of New Jersey Adjunct Position

13 November 2007

The College of New Jersey seeks an adjunct instructor to teach our introductory Creative Writing course for the Spring 08 semester. The course focuses on elements of both fiction and poetry. Please send letter of application, c.v., and a sample syllabus by November 15 to : Jo Carney, Chair of the English Department, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey, 08628-0718.

Application Information

Postal Address:
Dr. Jo Carney
English
The College of New Jersey
PO Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718

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 : jobs.eku.edu

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 www.ithaca.edu/hs/depts/writing.

Interested individuals should apply online at www.icjobs.org, 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 sparr@ithaca.edu. Screening of applications begins on November 15, 2007 and will continue until the positions are filled.

University of Miami Visiting Professorship

7 November 2007

University of Miami. The English Department seeks a Visiting Associate Professor/Poet, Fall 2008-Spring 2009, for a one-year, non-renewable position, to teach two courses in poetry writing each semester & direct MFA theses. MFA in creative writing or equivalent, two years teaching experience at the undergraduate & graduate levels, & three published books of poetry required. Salary competitive. Send letter & c.v. to: Patrick A. McCarthy, Chair, Dept. of English, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248145-4632, Coral Gables, FL 33124. Applications
received by December 10 will be assured consideration. Interviews to be held at AWP. Women & minorities are encouraged to apply.

Montclair State University – Fiction Job

7 November 2007

Montclair State University. Creative Writing, Fiction. Primary expertise in the writing of fiction & secondary expertise in the writing of poetry. Record of fictional publication essential. Candidates will be expected to teach a combination of creative writing courses, first-year courses, & such courses in the major as Introduction to Fiction or Contemporary American Fiction. PhD or MFA required; significant publications; a record of successful teaching; & active grant seeking required. Candidate is expected to participate in a review of the existing creative writing concentration & in the future development of a proposed creative writing minor. Screening of applications begins immediately & continues until position is filled. Send separate letter & resume for each position to: Montclair State University, Box c316 V# or AV# 001, Montclair, NJ 07043 (include c/o name, job title & V-F20).

Kennesaw State University Job

6 November 2007

Kennesaw State University invites applications for a nine- month, tenure-track assistant professor to teach specifically courses in fiction writing for the MA in Professional Writing Program & undergraduate fiction- writing courses as well as other courses depending on the new hire’s interests & other expertise. The Department has 60 full-time faculty members, seventeen of whom also teach in the MAPW Program. The program offers concentrations in applied writing, composition/ rhetoric, & creative writing. The candidate selected will be expected to have either an MFA in Creative Writing or PhD in English (ABDs will be considered); a strong record of teaching; & at least one novel or collection of short stories that has been published or that is in press. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To guarantee consideration, applications must be postmarked by November 15. For a full description of this position & application procedures go to: www.kennesaw.edu/facultypositions

Buffalo State College

6 November 2007

English – Creative Writing Assistant Professor

Buffalo State College, tenure-track assistant professor, English Department, to begin September 2008. Salary is competitive.

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing and general education, advise students in new writing major. Engage in academic or applied research and/or creative work. Contribute to general education and/or honors program and to service mission of college.

Required Qualifications: M.F.A., Ph.D., or related degree in appropriate field (creative writing or English preferred). Significant publications in fiction and/or creative nonfiction. Ability to teach multiple genres. Commitment to mission, vision, and values of college.

Preferred Qualifications: Publication of at least one book through a reputable press. College-level teaching experience. Expertise in composition/rhetorical theory.

Applications must be received on or before November 30, 2007. Specify line #21439 and send letter of application, CV, and contact information for 3 professional references to: English Department Chair, Buffalo State College, Ketchum Hall 326, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222-1095. Electronic submissions are preferred and may be submitted to English@buffalostate.edu.

Application Information

Postal Address:
English Department Chair
English Department
Buffalo State College
Ketchum Hall 326
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
Email Address: English@buffalostate.edu

St. Lawrence University 1yr Job

5 November 2007

The St. Lawrence University English department invites applications for a one year leave replacement position in poetry writing, with primary or secondary interests in poetics and/or literary theory. Three course load per semester: two sections of our introductory craft course, Techniques of Poetry, two sections of the department’s Methods of Critical Analysis course, an
overview of research and theoretical methods for prospective English majors, a section of
advanced poetry writing, and the remaining course in the instructor’s area(s) of specialization.

Preference given to candidates with Ph.D. or M.F.A. in hand, teaching experience, and those who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to their writing and teaching. The successful candidate will join a department with a commitment to excellence in teaching and to a program founded upon strong ties between the study of literature and the practice of creative expression.

Please send a letter of application, a vita, and sample syllabi for two relevant courses to Peter Bailey, Chair, Department of English, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617. Review of applications begins on November 15, 2007, and continues until the position has been filled. We will be interviewing candidates at the MLA Convention.

St. Lawrence University, chartered in 1856, is an independent, private, coeducational institution of higher learning in New York State. For additional information, please visit SLU’s homepage at www.stlawu.edu.

Application Information
Postal Address:
Dr. Peter Bailey
English
St. Lawrence University
Richardson 107
23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617
Fax:
315-229-5628

College of Wooster Job

5 November 2007

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, beginning fall 2008. Three-year position. Background in teaching all forms and levels of writing, especially fiction and/or creative nonfiction; secondary expertise in U.S. ethnic literatures or Anglophone literatures desirable. The successful candidate will also teach the department’s introductory course in textual and cultural interpretation. Ph.D. or M.F.A. expected; significant publication record expected. Please send application, cv, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to the Chair, Department of English, The College of Wooster, 1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691. Postmark deadline for applications: December 4, 2007.

Emmanuel College CW and Rhetoric Job

5 November 2007

The English Department at Emmanuel College invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor in rhetoric and creative writing to teach three courses each semester, beginning in Sept. 2008. Ph.D required at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate must be able to teach both first-year composition courses (ENGL 1101, 1102) and genre-specific writing courses such as the following, as needed:
ENGL 2504 Prose Writing
ENGL 2505 Autobiographical Writing
ENGL 2506 Poetry Writing
ENGL 2507 Fiction Writing
ENGL 3805 Writing Seminar
FYS (First Year Seminar)

The ability to develop and teach additional literature offerings, particularly in areas such as world lit, Native-American lit, African-American or African lit would enhance candidacy. Experience with undergraduate publications featuring the work of student writers would further strengthen application.

Suitable candidates will demonstrate a clear commitment to undergraduate teaching and an active research/publishing agenda. The English Dept. at Emmanuel College houses programs in literature, communication, and writing and literature. All programs reflect in their design and pedagogy a commitment to rhetorical and cultural theory and approaches.

Interested candidates should apply online with a current cv, the names and addresses of three references (no letters, please), a list of all college courses taught to date, and a brief letter (1-2 pp) stating teaching philosophy.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants need to apply online following the link below. After submitting a resume with this application form, candidates will be prompted to complete an Applicant Profile where they can upload all additional documents. Application Information Contact:
Human Resources
Emmanuel College
Phone:
617-975-9332

Online App. Form

CW Job in Hawai’i

5 November 2007

Hawai’i Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawaii, is searching for a full-time Assistant Professor in English with the ability to teach courses in composition, fiction writing, and literature beginning Fall 2008. Teaching load is 4/4.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D or M.F.A.; a strong commitment to teaching excellence; and an established record of teaching and scholarship. Salary will commensurate with experience.

Please send letter of application, official transcripts, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation that include an assessment of the candidate’s teaching to: Hawai’i Pacific University, Human Resources, 1136 Union Mall, Suite 208. Honolulu, HI 96813. Fax: (808) 544-1192. Email: hr@hpu.edu. Application deadline: December 1, 2007. HPU is an equal opportunity employer.

Wellesley College

17 October 2007

The Wellesley College English Department, in connection with the Newhouse Humanities Center, invites applications for the position of Newhouse Professor/Writer-in-Residence, a non-renewable position in creative writing extending from one to three years depending on the interest &
availability of the candidate. Normal teaching program is two courses per semester, plus
direction of student independent work. Candidates may work primarily in fiction, creative non-fiction, screenwriting, or playwriting. Rank open, competitive salary based on experience & distinction of publication record. Must have at least one published book or equivalent credits. Previous experience teaching creative writing strongly preferred.

Application Process: Please send letter of application, c.v., letters of reference, & a writing sample, not to exceed 25 pages, by December 1 to:

Vernon Shetley, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of English, Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA, 02481.

Please provide e-mail address for acknowledgment. EOE/AA.

Muhlenberg College

17 October 2007

MFA in Creative Writing for an appointment beginning January 2008 & renewable through May 2009. Primary interest in either fiction or poetry writing with a secondary interest in nonfiction & literary nonfiction. Candidate will teach three courses per semester; will work collaboratively with the department in helping to develop the college’s new Creative Writing Minor; will advise & mentor students & foster the college’s literary magazine. The candidate should have teaching experience at the college level & a strong record of publication. Competitive salary.

Deadline: November 15, 2007. Send letter of application, c.v., the names & contact information of three references, & a 15-20 page writing sample to:

Prof. Grant Scott, Department of English, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, PA 18104.

College of Staten Island

17 October 2007

Position: Assistant Professor of English
Salary: $50,000 to less than $70,000
Institution: College of Staten Island
Location: New York
Date posted: 9/13/2007

The Department of English of the College of Staten Island, a senior college of The City University of New York, seeks candidates for an anticipated tenure track position as Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing beginning September 2008.

Required: M.F.A. in Creative Writing and/or a Ph.D. in English; we are looking for a poet with a strong record of teaching and an active publishing agenda: preference will be given to applicants who have published at least one volume of poems. We are interested in receiving applications from poets with a secondary expertise in fiction writing, especially those whose experience and skills would contribute to the teaching of multi-genre classes in a workshop setting. Responsibilities include teaching introductory courses in English; developing courses in areas of specialization; performing department and college service; and engaging in an active publishing agenda. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2007. Salary range: $52,144 – $67,092 commensurate with experience.

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a writing sample of 10 – 25 pages, and one syllabus or course proposal related to area of specialization by November 15, 2007 to: Professor Mary Reda, Chair; Creative Writing Search Committee; College of Staten Island, Building 2S-218; 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10314. EEO/AA/ADA employer

Western Michigan – Fiction Job

17 October 2007

Seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing (Fiction) to begin Fall 2008 at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor, depending on qualifications, experience, and budgetary approval. MFA, Ph.D., or DFA in English required. Western Michigan University offers programs in fiction, poetry, drama, and creative non-fiction, including the Ph.D. in English with Creative Dissertation, the MFA in Creative Writing, and creative writing majors and minors; these are enhanced by the Prague Summer Program, Third Coast Literary Magazine, New Issues Poetry & Prose, and a number of drama projects.

The successful candidate will be an active writer with a distinguished record in the field, several books of prose fiction, and substantial teaching experience at the university level. Publications in other genres of creative writing, particularly in creative nonfiction, will be considered an asset. This position will involve mentoring and assisting our fiction students in entering the world of professional fiction writing, especially at the graduate level. As with rank, workload and salary level are competitive, depending on qualifications and experience. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activity. Western Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer consistent with applicable federal and state law. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Please send letter of application, vita, transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

Dr.Richard Utz, Chair, Department of English, Western Michigan University,Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Brooklyn College

13 October 2007

Associate or Full Professor (Fiction Writing) Institution: Brooklyn College
Location:Brooklyn, NY

Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Title: Associate or Full Professor
Location/Department: English

Position Detail
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation: Competitive and based on qualifications and prior experience
College Web Site: www.brooklyn.cuny.edu
Notice Number: FY13911
Closing Date: Open until filled with review of applications to begin 11/1/07

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND DUTIES

The Department of English invites applications for the position of Coordinator of the MFA in Fiction Writing. Responsibilities include teaching fiction workshops and tutorials, and working with the coordinators of the MFA Poetry and Playwriting programs to plan readings and courses appropriate for students in all three areas.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

National recognition and significant body of work. MFA in Creative Writing required. This position is contingent upon financial availability.

TO APPLY: PLEASE SEND COVER LETTER, CURRICULUM VITAE, A WRITING SAMPLE, AND THREE (3) LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION AS A SINGLE PACKAGE TO:

Michael T. Hewitt
Assistant Vice President for
Human Resource Services
Brooklyn College/CUNY
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210-2889

Application Information
Postal Address:

Human Resource Services
Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889
Phone:
718 951 5131
Fax:
718 951 4859
Email Address: bcjobs@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Washburn University

13 October 2007

The English Department at Washburn University is seeking a Creative Nonfiction writer to join a vital writing program, with well-published colleagues in fiction and poetry.

Applicant must have MFA or PhD by date of hire, as well as publications in literary nonfiction. Writers with the MA degree will be considered if accompanied by a significant publication record. Commitment to undergraduate teaching and an active writing program are essential, as are willingness to advise and mentor students and assist with visiting writers. Washburn University has around 7,000 students, with 100 English majors, 50 of whom take the writing emphasis. New hire will teach four courses per semester in Creative Nonfiction, Publication Lab, Reading for Writers, Creative Writing and Composition, and others as appropriate.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation by October 29, 2007, to Professor Thomas Fox Averill, Department of English, Washburn University, 1700 College, Topeka, KS 66621. Email tom.averill@washburn.edu For more
information about Washburn University, see www.washburn.edu EEO/AA.

Application Information

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Postal Address:
Professor Thomas Fox Averill
English
Washburn University
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621
Phone:
785.670.1010

Email Address: tom.averill@washburn.edu

University of Kansas. Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing.

13 October 2007

Tenure-track; expected start date: August 18, 2008. Duties: Teach introductory through graduate-level courses in fiction writing, introductory literature & writing courses, & courses in a secondary area of specialization; serve on graduate student committees & direct theses & dissertations; writing leading to publication; serve on departmental, college, & university committees, & contribute to the workings of the university community. 2-2 teaching assignment.
Required qualifications: Significant publication of prose fiction: at least one book of fiction; evidence of successful teaching provided by letters of recommendation; MFA or PhD in English, or equivalent, expected by start date of appointment.

Preferred qualifications: Expertise in one or more writing genres, including but not limited to creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, or poetry. Application must include letter of application, c.v., sample publications, & at least three but no more than five recent letters of recommendation that evaluate publications & teaching. Applications must be postmarked by November 15 to receive first consideration. For a copy of full position announcement see: www.english.ku.edu.

Contact: Dorice Elliott, Chair, Department of English, 1445 Jayhawk
Blvd., 3001 Wescoe Hall, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
66045-7590. E-mail contact: relliott@ku.edu

University of Iowa

13 October 2007

The University of Iowa Department of English invites applications for a Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing within the English major to be appointed as tenured or tenure-track Associate Professor of English.

We are looking for a distinguished writer, outstanding teacher, and imaginative administrator to initiate and lead a new undergraduate writing track in poetry fiction, and nonfiction in the Department of English.

Candidate must have
–a strong publishing record in poetry or fiction;
–at least one book and significant journal publications;
–a record of effective teaching;
–an M.F.A., M.A. in Creative Writing, or Ph.D.; and
–potential for leadership in program building.

Send letter and CV by November 2, 2007 to Professor Judith Pascoe, Undergraduate Creative Writing Search, Department of English, 308 EPB, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242.

The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College and Department reflect this commitment. Women and members of underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Iowa is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Information
Postal Address:
Professor Judith Pascoe
Department of English
The University of Iowa
308 English Philosophy Building
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone:
319-335-0454
Fax:
319-335-2535

University of Wyoming

12 October 2007

The English Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Nonfiction to join the MFA faculty, appointment to begin in the fall 2008 semester. We seek a colleague with an active publication record in nonfiction, to offer graduate & undergraduate courses in nonfiction literature, & workshops in nonfiction writing at the undergraduate & graduate level. We hope for a colleague whose publications might focus on any approach to nonfiction (lyric essay, science writing, nature writing, travel writing, memoir, etc.), but who in any case is actively inquiring into the nature of nonfiction, & whose work as writer & teacher will complement the interdisciplinary interests of current
faculty & students. We seek a colleague with a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) or equivalent experience, in creative writing or in a relevant field, with at least one book from a reputable publisher or equivalent record of prominent national publication. Our new
colleague will maintain an active publication record, teach a range of coursework in creative writing & literature, & work closely with our MFA students, including serving on & chairing thesis committees. Please send letter of application, c.v., writing sample, three letters of reference, & evidence of successful teaching to: H. L. Hix, Director, Creative Writing MFA, University of Wyoming, English Dept. 3353, Laramie, WY 82071.

Review of applicants will begin November 1.

University of Albany

12 October 2007

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure- track position in creative writing & literature at the rank of Assistant professor to begin August 2008. We seek a poet interested in working in an active undergraduate literature & writing program, & in a graduate program leading to an MA & a doctorate that can include creative writing. The candidate is also expected to make substantial contributions to the creation & editing of a new literary magazine (with both online & print elements). Candidates with additional teaching interests in contemporary U.S. ethnic literatures and/or world literatures are especially welcome, as are those who can teach in genres other than poetry (fiction, creative nonfiction, drama).

Candidates should possess a PhD from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education internationally recognized accrediting organization, although an appropriate advanced degree & evidence of substantial professional experience & achievement in creative writing may substitute for the PhD Evidence of successful teaching & significant scholarly potential is expected. Candidates should also have a demonstrated ability to work with & instruct a culturally diverse group of people. Send letter of application, c.v., dossier of letters of reference, & a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, postmarked by November 9 to: Pierre Joris, Chair, Search Committee, English Department, HU 333, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222