Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts college and a member of the Five College Consortium, is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing.
Experience teaching literary fiction workshops at the college level, a terminal degree (MFA or PhD), and record of publication are essential. The Creative Writing Program requires students to complement their work in the arts with intensive interdisciplinary study in other fields, including the social and natural sciences, and humanities and languages. Documented experience in the study and teaching of other disciplines in relation to the candidate's creative work is also desired. An active interest in critical pedagogy is especially welcome.
The Creative Writing Program is part of the School for Interdisciplinary Arts, which includes arts and social action in its mandate. We encourage students to be attentive to issues of social justice and to the power of art to change lives. The School's robust collegial atmosphere depends on members' close collaboration and openness to experimentation and artistic cross-pollination.
Hampshire is committed to building a diverse creative community and energetically encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
This position will begin fall 2012. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. The deadline for application submission is October 5, 2011. Applicants should submit a 1-2 page cover letter describing candidate's professional experience, creative record, current interests, and potential contribution to Hampshire's unique experimenting environment; a 1-page teaching statement; a current curriculum vitae; a writing sample of no more than 15 pages; and the names and contact information for three recommenders via our website at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/
*Please note that two hard copies of the writing sample only must also be sent to us by regular mail at:
Assistant Professor of Fiction Writing Search
School for Interdisciplinary Arts WP
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
*Applications missing writing samples in hard copy after October 5, 2011 will not be considered.
Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment