Assistant Professor of English
(Creative Writing specialization)
The Department of English at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English to join our growing creative writing program. The department seeks an experienced instructor with a creative writing background to teach courses in his or her specialty (poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction), introductory creative writing, first-year composition, and graduate-level classes in the M.A. in Writing program. The new hire will also have the opportunity to work on Waccamaw, the department's award-winning literary journal.
Competitive candidates will have an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in creative writing, as well as training and teaching experience in creative writing, literature, and first-year composition. The successful candidate will have significant publications in literary journals and/or at least one published book. Candidates with publications and/or training in multiple genres are preferred. Additional secondary specialties desired include: women's and gender studies, literary journal editing, world literatures, and screenwriting/film studies.
Coastal Carolina University is a public mid-sized, comprehensive liberal arts-oriented institution. Coastal Carolina University is located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort Myrtle Beach, one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the nation. It has an enrollment of 8,900 students and is expected to have continued growth for the next several years. Coastal Carolina University is a part of the South Carolina system of public education and has close ties with its founders, the Horry County Higher Education Commission.
Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and approach to teaching), a current CV, transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (copies acceptable at this time), and three letters of recommendation at http://jobs.coastal.edu
To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by December 15, 2011.
Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer.
Contact: Coastal Carolina University
Online App. Form: https://jobs.coastal.edu