fiction writing position: West Virginia Univ
- English: Creative Writing, Fiction. The Department of English at West Virginia University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing with a specialization in Fiction Writing. Applicants must have a MFA, Ph.D., or other terminal degree in an appropriate field (Creative Writing or English preferred), clear evidence of success in publication (at least one book in print or in press), and demonstrated teaching excellence. We seek candidates who will add to the diversity of approaches and perspectives in a thriving undergraduate and MFA program in Creative Writing. Anticipated areas of teaching include undergraduate and graduate courses in fiction writing, the capstone course for the undergraduate creative writing concentration, and genre courses in literature (novel and short story). West Virginia University is a Research-High Activity University, located in Morgantown, West Virginia (approximately 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). WVU is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. The Department of English is committed to internationalizing its curriculum and the perspectives of its students. The position begins August 16, 2011. Screening will begin November 1, continuing until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention in Los Angeles. Submit letter of application and curriculum vitae, approximately 20 page sample of published writing, and at least three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee/Creative Writing, Department of English, Box 6296, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6296. Direct further inquiries to Donald Hall:
<Donald.Hall(at)mail.wvu.edu> (replace (at) with @); 304-293-3100.
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