poetry job: Washburn University
- The English Department at Washburn University is seeking a poet to join a vital undergraduate writing program with colleagues in fiction and creative nonfiction writing.
Applicant must have an M.F.A. or Ph.D. by the fall of 2009, when the appointment begins, as well as publications-book or books, or work in literary magazines. Writers with an M.A. degree will be considered if accompanied by a significant publication record or award. Applicants with a secondary expertise in fiction or creative nonfiction writing will be favored. Commitment to undergraduate teaching and an active writing program is essential, as is the willingness to advise and mentor students and assist with visiting writers.
Washburn University has about 7,000 students, with over 125 English majors, about half of whom choose the writing emphasis. The new hire will teach writing courses in beginning and advanced poetry, literature courses in contemporary poetry and literature, as well as composition as part of a four course per semester teaching load.
Send letter of application, c.v., statement of teaching philosophy, five-page writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Howard Faulkner, Chair, Department of English, Washburn University, Topeka, KS 66621. Application review begins September 29, 2008 and continues until the position is filled. Applicants will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Arrest information is not considered in the selection process. Please see www.washburn.edu andwww.washburn.edu/cas/prospectivefaculty for more information.
Howard Faulkner, Chair
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621
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