creative writing position (fiction): University of Wisconsin River Falls
- The Position/Specific Responsibilities: Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, beginning August 2012, to teach in the Department of English, which has an English-Creative Writing Emphasis major with more than 80 majors and minors in the program. We are looking for an accomplished writer with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, publications in one creative writing genre-preferably fiction-and the ability to teach in at least one other genre. Further teaching responsibilities include teaching composition and literature courses and designing writing, cultural, or humanities courses to fit specific goals in the General Education program. Second field is open, dependent upon the applicant's areas of expertise. Required: Ph.D. by the time of appointment, previous university teaching experience, and a willingness to advise and mentor students and to assist with visiting writers, student publications, and readings. Compensation is based on qualifications, including education and experience. The normal teaching load is 12 units. The University expects creative/scholarly activity appropriate to field, including research, scholarship, and creative endeavor, that supports its programs.
- Education: Ph.D required in literature or creative writing by time of appointment
- University teaching Experience in area of expertise: Fiction preferred, nonfiction or poetry also acceptable
- Publication in one creative writing genre, fiction preferred
- Experience teaching first-year written communication
- Ability to advise and work with undergraduate students
- Assistance with visiting writers, student publications, and readings
- Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse student populations and ability to contribute to the University's commitment to enhancing student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnic and cultural heritages
Qualifications which may be considered an asset:
- Editorial experience with a literary magazine
- Experience in literary editing and publishing fields
Online applications are required at: https://jobs.uwrf.edu/
Submit a resume (or curriculum vitae), letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience and a separate statement addressing your ability to contribute to the enhancement of student awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures. Include a sample of professional publication in creative writing, fiction preferred. Include unofficial graduate transcripts (official copies will be required if hired) and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your teaching ability, experience, and professional preparation.
The names of all nominees and applicants who have not requested confidentiality in writing, and identities of all finalists must be released upon request. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.
Deadline to Apply: Review of Applications will begin on 15 November. For full consideration, applicants should submit online all required materials by this date. Any materials sent via postal mail or email will be shredded.
Dr. Jennifer Brantley
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Online App. Form:
<jennifer.s.brantley(at)uwrf.edu> (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)
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