Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English - Creative Writing/Fiction Specialist
Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for the position of Creative Writing/Fiction Specialist. There is a four course teaching responsibility per semester, with two courses per semester in general education writing.
Requirements: Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. or M.F.A. completed or expected by August, 2012, in Creative Writing, or in English, with demonstrated commitment to fiction writing and the teaching of fiction writing as primary field of study; fiction publication; and experience teaching composition at the college level.
Preferences: Preferred candidates will also have experience teaching fiction writing at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels; and an active research agenda with a history of conference presentations and articles submitted for publication. Editing and fiction publication with premier journals and presses is desirable, as is experience in distance education and/or screenwriting.
Finalists must demonstrate effective teaching and communication skills during an on-campus interview. References with contact information will be required prior to interview.
Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and dossier including three letters of reference and undergraduate and graduate transcripts to: Dr. Victoria Tischio, Chair, Dept. of English, 700 S. High Street, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383-2124.Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2011 and continue until the position has been filled. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty advances West Chester University's educational mission and Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background and consumer reporting checks. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Dr. Victoria Tischio, Chair
Department of English
West Chester University
700 S High Street
West Chester, PA 19383-2124
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