McNeese State University's Department of English and the Foreign
Languages and the M.F.A Program in Creative Writing seek an Assistant
Professor of English and Creative Writing, Fiction. McNeese State
University's M.F.A. program is a small, sixty-hour, studio/academic
program, established in 1981, located in Southwest Louisiana's Cajun
country. Our alumni have been the recipients of the Whiting Award, NEA
Fellowships, and Ruth Lilly fellowships, among a host of other honors.
This is a full-time, 9-month, unclassified, tenure-track position. The
appointment begins in Fall 2012.
Position Description and Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor of
English, a fiction writer, will conduct and coordinate the graduate
fiction workshop and teach form and theory of fiction, graduate
genre-based literature courses, and some undergraduate courses which
may include composition and literature survey courses. Additional
responsibilities include directing M.F.A. theses and serving on
graduate thesis committees, assisting in the coordination of visiting
writers, advising and recruiting graduate students, editing The
McNeese Review, continuing creative activity, serving on departmental
and university committees, and contributing to program development and
assessment. Standard teaching load is 4/4; however, reassigned time is
currently given for editing The McNeese Review.
Qualifications: Required: Terminal degree in Creative Writing.
College-level teaching experience. At least one book of fiction or
equivalent in journal publications. Experience writing creative
non-fiction a plus.
Salary: $50,000 per year, non-negotiable
Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and the
position will remain open until filled.
Application Materials and Contact: Initial applications, including a
letter of interest of application and current CV, should be sent by
Department of English and Foreign Languages
C/O Fiction Search
McNeese State University
Lake Charles, LA 70609-2655
Additional materials will be requested of finalists at a later date.Any questions should be addressed to Dr. Keagan LeJeune, <clejeune(at)mcneese.edu> (replace (at) with @)
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