Type of Position: Faculty
Posting Number: 0005003
Working Title: Assistant Professor of English
Position Classification Title Assistant Professor - 9
Institution: University of South Dakota
Scope of Search: External (includes Internal)
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Appointment Type: Regular
Duration of the Term: 9 months
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Typical Hours Worked Per Week:
Appointment Percent: 100
Salary: Commensurate with Rank, Qualifications, and Experience
Posting date: 10-26-2012
Positions close at midnight CST Open Until Filled
If open until filled, review date: 11-26-2012
Posting Text: The University of South Dakota invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with specialization in novel/fiction writing. Expertise in a second genre is highly desirable. Expertise in Native American literature and/or Women's and Gender Studies is desirable but not required.
Excellence in teaching is expected, both in the classroom and in mentoring students outside the classroom. Teaching responsibilities focus on creative writing and literature courses. An ongoing agenda for creative publication is assumed. Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, USD's English Department offers BA/BS, MA, and PhD degrees, with creative writing specializations available at all levels; it hosts South Dakota Review and the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference. USD is the state's flagship liberal arts university.
Teaching experience and book publication are required, as is an MFA in Creative Writing or a PhD in English (or equivalent). Additional publications, readings, and presentations are desirable. Anticipated date of appointment is August 21, 2013. Salary is commensurate with rank.
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A complete application consists of a CV, application letter, graduate transcript, at least three letters of reference, and a representative sample of creative writing. Materials may also be submitted to John Dudley, Chair, English Department, University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390.
Screening begins November 26, 2012 and continues until a suitable candidate is hired.
The University of South Dakota is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students.
Department Description and Cultural Expectations Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Supplemental Applicant Information: All offers of employment will be contingent on the favorable results of a background check.