chair in creative writing: Willamette Univ
- The English Department of Willamette University invites applications for the tenure-track Hallie Brown Ford Chair in Writing. We seek a fiction writer of distinguished achievement who is dedicated to the teaching of writing and prepared to work with the department on developing the curriculum in creative writing. Substantial publication and an MFA or equivalent are required. The Ford Chair will customarily teach four courses per year and organize a series of readings and other events. Salary is competitive.
The English Department has ten tenure-track positions, including this endowed chair in creative writing. Willamette has a strong program for supporting faculty scholarship and creativity, including semester-long pre-tenure leaves.
For more information about the Department of English, please visit www.willamette.edu/cla/english.
About Willamette: Founded in Salem in 1842 as the first university in the West, Willamette takes full advantage of its location in the heart of the Willamette Valley, across the street from the state capitol and a one-hour drive from Portland, Eugene, the Oregon Coast and the Cascade Mountains. Willamette is a selective institution with a national student body of roughly 1800 undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts along with graduate programs in law, management, and education. The academic profile of our undergraduates is strong, with a median solid-subject high school GPA of 3.75 and combined SAT score of 1850. Recent students have received prestigious NSF, Watson, Truman, Fulbright, and Goldwater fellowships
. For more information please visit www.willamette.edu.
How to Apply: Applicants should submit the following materials electronically in MS Word or PDF formats to <HFCsearch(at)willamette.edu> (replace (at) with @):
* Cover letter of interest
* Curriculum Vitae
* Contact information for three references
* A short essay (1000 words maximum) on your approaches to teaching and your expected contributions to a department that is committed to diversity and inclusivity
Application Deadline: Review begins November 9, 2009. Please submit complete application packet, incomplete packets will NOT be reviewed.
900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
Online App. Form:
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