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poetry tenure-track position: U of Wisc Eau Claire

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    Institution: University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Location: Eau Claire, WI Category: Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature Posted: 09/30/2010
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      University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

      Eau Claire, WI


      Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature


      Application Due:
      Open Until Filled

      Full Time

      English--Assistant Professor in Creative Writing

      A probationary tenure-track faculty position is available in the Department of English at the rank of Assistant Professor with an emphasis in Creative Writing. The position is available beginning August 22, 2011.

      The English Department is a thriving, diverse academic community dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. The department offers rigorous emphases in literature, creative writing, scientific and technical writing, linguistics, and education to English majors and minors. There is also a small and vital Masters program in English. Please see our website for more information: http://www.uwec.edu/english/


      Applicants will be expected to:
      *Teach courses as assigned in the Department of English. All department members teach a five-credit composition course every semester in addition to general and specialized courses. The typical semester load is three courses, equivalent to 11-12 credits.
      *In addition, all department members engage in scholarly/creative activities, provide academic advising to students, offer service to the university and community, and participate in department, college, and university committee work.


      Required Qualifications:
      *MFA, PhD or equivalent terminal degree;
      *an established record of publication in creative non-fiction; and
      *evidence of successful teaching in creative writing.
      *Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but all requirements for the terminal degree must be completed by December 1, 2011.
      *Salary will be commensurate with teaching experience.

      Strong Assets include:
      *Experience teaching in composition at the college level.
      *Publications in a second creative genre.
      *A commitment to undergraduate liberal education.
      *A commitment to the values of equity, diversity, inclusivity, and anti-racism.

      Application Procedure

      Materials required:
      *Letter of application
      *Curriculum Vita
      *Writing sample
      *Three letters of recommendation

      Application materials should be sent to:

      Dr. Jack Bushnell, Chair
      Department of English
      ATTN: Creative Non-Fiction Search
      University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
      Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

      To ensure consideration, completed applications must be postmarked by October 29, 2010. However, screening may continue until position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held by video or phone conference.

      The university reserves the right to contact additional references. Under Wisconsin law, finalists' names are subject to public release unless confidentiality has been requested in writing. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

      To learn more, visit the Web site: www.uwec.edu/employment
      Application Information

      Postal Address:
      Dr. Jack Bushnell, Chair
      English ATN: Creative Non-Fiction Search
      University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
      P.O. Box 4004
      Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004


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