nonfiction position: Fairfield Univ
- FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY
Assistant Professor, Non-Fiction Creative Writing
Fairfield University in Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in non-fiction creative writing in the English Department, beginning August 2011. The successful candidate will teach courses in creative writing (focusing on memoir and personal essay), first-year writing, editing and publishing, and other areas within the hire's specialization. The position includes reassigned teaching time to edit Dogwood, the University's national literary journal. There may be additional opportunities to teach in Fairfield University's low-residency MFA program. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting October 1, 2010.
Required qualifications: Ph.D. (preferred) or MFA, significant publications in creative non-fiction including at least one book, and evidence of teaching excellence. Desirable qualifications include editorial experience with a magazine/journal and experience administering an undergraduate or graduate creative writing program. Additional information on the job is available at the University's website.
For consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and a relevant writing sample. Please also have three confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to Chair, Creative Writing Search Committee, Department of English, Fairfield University, DMH 130, N. Benson Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824.
Fairfield University is a Catholic Jesuit institution consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in its region. Its beautiful campus is located 52 miles from New York City and offers opportunities for faculty to collaborate with the publishing industry. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.
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