film and fiction writing position: U of Maine Farmington
- Tenure Track Position: The Department of Creative Writing invites applications for
an Assistant Professor position.
Minimum Qualifications: We seek candidates with significant credits in writing
for film or television. Additional qualifications and publications in journalism
and/or fiction would be welcome. Teaching load 3/3, with courses in beginning
and advanced creative writing in the candidate's fields, one section of Senior
Seminar (the creative writing capstone) every other year, regular First-Year
Writing or First-Year Seminar courses, and occasional literature courses. The
candidate may also have the opportunity to direct the Longfellow Mountains Young
Writers Workshop, a week-long summer program for high school students. The
candidate will join a nationally-recognized BFA program, with over 90 majors,
which is affiliated with Alice James Books and the Beloit Poetry Journal.
Required: PhD or MFA, or equivalent professional experience; evidence of
excellence in college teaching; and an active creative agenda. An earned
terminal degree is required for tenure.
Application Process: Position begins on September 1, 2011. Send letter including
teaching philosophy/goals, vita, and at least three letters of recommendation
to: Pat O'Donnell, Chair, Screening Committee, Department of Creative Writing,
115 South Street, UMF, Farmington, ME 04938. Tel.: 207-778-7419.
E-mail: <podonnel(at)maine.edu> (replace (at) with @). For full consideration, all materials should be postmarked
by November 12, 2010. We will be interviewing at MLA. Joint applications for a
shared position are welcomed.
Postal Address:Pat O'Donnell
Department of Creative Writing
University of Maine at Farmington
115 South Street
Farmington, ME 04938
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