chair, MFA in Creative Writing: Antioch Univ Santa Barbara
Position: Chair, MFA in Creative Writing
Summary: Antioch University Santa Barbara is seeking a full-time Chair for the MFA in
Creative Writing Program. The Chair of the MFA Program in Creative Writing for Visual
Media is responsible for administering all aspects of the Program, including hiring and
supervision of program faculty, leading program faculty and student recruitment and
retention efforts, and developing a strategy for a low residency on-line program. As a
member of the core faculty, the Chair also has teaching, advising, and mentoring duties in
the MFA Program as well as the usual responsibilities of all core faculty, and works with
the Chair of the BA Program to advise creative writing students. The Chair is expected to
be professionally active in his/her field with a substantial publishing record and/or portfolio
of creative work. The position reports to the Dean of Academic Affairs.
• Faculty recruitment, training and hiring, and evaluation;
• Planning, administration and coordination of the Residencies and Project Period
activities including orientations, residency calendar and schedule;
• Direction of and participation in recruitment activities on the part of Adm
personnel, faculty, and alumni;
• Oversight of design and placement of advertising;
• Management of student and mentor relations;
• Curricular and academic planning and management for the program;
• Oversight over and planning of the academic and technical aspects of on-line
component of the program.
• Development of and responsibility for the management of the program budget.
• Co-supervision (with the Academic Dean) of the MFA Program Coordinator and
workstudy personnel assigned to the program office;
• Staffing and chairing of the MFA Team (interdepartmental work group).
UNIVERSITY RESPONSIBLITIES: The Chair of the MFA Program in Creative Writing for
Visual Media is a member of campus administrative committees, among them AcWorks,
CCSB, the budget advisory committee, and search committees as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: The Chair of the MFA Program in Creative Writing must hold a
graduate degree from an accredited college or university, preferably an MFA or Ph.D. in
the Creative Writing or closely related field. The chair must have a significant record of
publication and/or professional portfolio with experience in the teaching of creative writing,
preferably linked to visual media. It is highly desirable that the chair have had experience
a low-residency creative writing program and have some experience in on-line or
distance education. Also desirable is experience in working with adult students and a
diverse faculty and student body.
Hours of Employment: This is a full-time position.
Benefits: Benefits include medical and dental insurance, life insurance, and TIAA-CREF
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter referencing the job title and a resume with three
names of references to: <www.ausbhr(at)antiochsb.edu> (replace (at) with @)
Posted until position is filled. Starting date: immediate.
Antioch University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity. In this spirit we
welcome applicants from a broad spectrum of people including women, members of ethnic
minorities and physically challenged individuals.
Antioch University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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