The Department of English announces a tenure-track position in creative writing at the assistant professor level, with preparation and a publication record appropriate to the teaching of an introductory multi-genre creative writing course as well as intermediate and upper-level courses in more than one of the major creative genres (fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction). Ph.D. preferred; MFA, ABD considered (with initial appointment of ABD at the rank of instructor).
All full-time members of the English Department teach six courses per year, including our general requirement sequence in writing and literature. There is also opportunity to teach graduate courses.
Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota's largest private university. Its 11,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.
Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.
The University of St. Thomas has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit, the University welcomes nominations and applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool.
Qualifications: Please see above.
Posting Date: 09-02-2011
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants: Application Deadline: November 1, 2011. Applications can be submitted online by using the link below and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a one-page statement of your teaching philosophy that specifically addresses the integration of writing and literature in general requirement courses. Dossiers will be requested after initial screening and should include three letters of recommendation, at least one of which specifically addresses teaching, graduate school transcripts, and a writing sample. Interviews of selected candidates wil be held at the MLA convention in Seattle. Interviews of selected candidates will be held at the MLA convention in Seattle.
Questions regarding this position should be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Joan Piorkowski <jlpiorkowski(at)stthomas.edu> (replace (at) with @ in sending email).
Posting Number: 0602228