fiction/nonfiction position: Texas State Univ
- Texas State University. Assistant Professor of English, primary specialization in fiction writing, secondary specialization innon-fiction writing. Successful applicant expected to maintain active record of publication in fiction and/or creative non-fiction, to teach primarily in the graduate fiction program, & to direct MFA theses, with some teaching of undergraduate creative writing. Teaching assignment may include other undergraduate literature or composition courses. Course load is 2/2 plus direction of at least four thesis students each year. Reading of admission portfolios required every January. Required Qualifications: MFA or PhD in creative writing, with degree in hand by time of appointment; Primary specialization in fiction writing, secondary specialization in non-fiction writing; & one novel, book of stories, or book of creative non-fiction published with national press. Preferred Qualifications: High quality publication(s) in literary fiction/non-fiction; Evidence of potential for continued success as publishing fiction/non-fiction writer; Evidence of effectiveness in teaching graduate & undergraduate creative writing; Evidence of ability to work with graduate students individually in directing MFA theses; & evidence of ability to teach courses other than creative writing. Send letter of application, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 500 words), & names of three references to: Prof. Tom Grimes, Chair, Fiction/Non-Fiction Search Committee, Department of English, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666. To ensure full consideration, all application materials must arrive by October 25, 2010. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews at MLA or elsewhere.
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