creative writing position: Roosevelt University
Roosevelt University, an institution with a strong commitment to social justice, is currently transforming from a primarily commuter university with part-time adult students to a more traditional-age university where the majority of students are studying full-time.
The Department of Literature and Languages at Roosevelt University welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing. The successful candidate will be a creative writer with primary specialization in Fiction and secondary specialization in either Creative Nonfiction or Poetry.
This position is located at our Chicago campus.
MFA or Ph.D. required by August 2011. Candidates should have at least one published book of fiction from a nationally recognized press; a published book or significant magazine/journal publications in poetry or creative nonfiction, and evidence of ongoing scholarly and/or creative interests.
Evidence of strong university teaching required; experience working in an MFA program (e.g., advising, thesis supervision, working with a reading series, working with literary publications) preferred. Ability and interest in teaching one or several of the following courses is desirable: literary production and editing, literary journalism, writing about place, form and theory, scriptwriting. Interest in and experience with developing community-based outreach programs is also desirable.
The standard teaching load at Roosevelt is six courses per year on the semester system, with an average literature class size of 20 and graduate workshop size of 10.
Required Applicant Documents:
Letter of Interest
Optional Applicant Documents
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please indicate the document(s) you wish an applicant to attach if you check any of the "Other" document options. Applicants should upload a letter detailing qualifications and experience, a current CV, statement of teaching philosophy (in the Statements field), and a 20-page writing sample of fiction (in the Other Document field) to
Applicants should also send three letters of reference to Search Committee Chair, Department of Literature and Languages, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605.
We will interview at the MLA convention in Los Angeles.
Applicants should direct discipline-specific questions to Search Committee Chair Scott Blackwood at <sblackwood(at)roosevelt.edu>.
Application materials must be received by November 29, 2010. Please refer to our website and MFA blog for more information about our program: http://www.roosevelt.edu/CAS/Programs/LIT/CreativeWriting