fiction job: Univ of NE-Omaha
- University of Nebraska at Omaha. The Writer’s Workshop seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Fiction with a secondary area of specialization in Screenwriting, Playwriting or other area. Twelve-hour workload per semester in a nationally recognized BFA creative writing program within the College of Communication, Fine Arts & Media. Teaching duties may include Fundamentals; Studio, basic to advanced levels; Contemporary Writers In Print & In Person; Form & Theory (may be designed to reflect instructor’s strengths & interests); or Introduction to Creative Writing. Additional duties include directing student thesis projects & either coordinating an annual visiting-writers series or advising all Writer’s Workshop majors. There is the expectation that, in time, the successful candidate will assume greater administrative duties within the department &, once tenured, will enter the rotation of faculty members who chair the department. Involvement in a low-residency MFA program is a possibility once the needs of the undergraduate majors are met. Requires MFA or other terminal degree in the area, university-level teaching experience & substantial publishing record. The department has over 100 majors. Our full-time faculty members are actively engaged in teaching, creative activity/research, & service in the community & the profession. The University of Nebraska at Omaha is the only public, metropolitan university in the state & is located in the heart of Nebraska’s largest city. To apply, complete an application on-line athttp://careers.unomaha.edu, attach a cover letter & c.v. along with your application. Also required is a 25-page writing sample & three letters of recommendation. Please mail writing sample & letters of recommendation to:Chair, Search Committee, Writer's Workshop, WFAB 315, UNO, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182. Please include SASE for return of writing sample. Deadline for application: March 31, 2008. The university & school are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups & strongly encourage women & persons of color to apply for this position.
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