The Department of English at Dickinson College invites applications from actively publishing fiction writers to fill a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in fiction writing, with a possibility for a third year. The five-course-per-year teaching load includes fiction workshops at the intermediate and advanced levels, a team-taught, mixed-genre introductory creative-writing workshop, an introductory course in reading fiction, and an upper-level literature course on "the craft of the short story." The candidate will also help full-time faculty members with hosting visiting writers. M.F.A or Ph.D., publication (ideally, a book of fiction; minimally, a substantial record of fiction publications in major literary journals), and teaching experience required. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.
Our program in Creative Writing is an undergraduate minor that may be taken in combination with any major. Workshops are limited to 15 students and tend to draw students from all disciplines. Dickinson College is a private, selective, liberal-arts college of about 2,400 undergraduate students located in central Pennsylvania, 20 miles southwest of the state capital, Harrisburg, and within easy driving distance (1½ to 3 hours) of Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia, and New York. The college is known and respected for its international, interdisciplinary, and sustainability programs. Salary and benefits are competitive, and support for travel to conferences and for research is generous.
Applications for this position are being accepted at https://jobs.dickinson.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51550.
Review of applications will begin on November 9, 2012.
The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Contact: Department of English
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