The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's English Department seeks to fill one probationary, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for a creative writer whose primary emphasis is fiction, and who has secondary expertise in poetry. Contract begins August 19, 2013.
Required qualifications include MFA, PhD or equivalent terminal degree in creative writing, an established record of fiction publication, and evidence of successful teaching. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but all requirements for the terminal degree must be completed by December 1, 2013. Salary will be commensurate with teaching experience.
Strong assets include:
experience teaching composition at the college level;
experience facilitating an online creative arts magazine;
a commitment to undergraduate liberal education; and
a commitment to the values of equity, diversity, inclusivity and anti-racism.
We welcome candidates who prioritize teaching excellence; whose pedagogy is inclusive, empowering and transformative for students; and who draw substantial connections across their teaching, creative work/scholarship, advising and service.
The successful candidate will teach courses as assigned in the English Department.
All department members teach a 5-credit composition course every semester in addition to general and specialized courses.
The typical semester load is 3 courses, equivalent to 11-12 credits.
In addition, all department members engage in scholarly/creative activities, provide academic advising to students, offer service to the university and community, and participate in department, college, and university committee work.
The English Department is a thriving, diverse academic community dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. The department offers rigorous emphases in literature, creative writing, scientific and technical writing, linguistics, and education to English majors and minors. There is also a small and vital Masters program in English. Please see our website for more information: http://www.uwec.edu/english/
UNIVERSITY & EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY:
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire promotes diversity and inclusiveness, stewardship and sustainability, leadership and innovation. With approximately 11,500 students, UW-Eau Claire is consistently rated as one of the top public regional universities in the Midwest and enjoys a national reputation for excellence in liberal education, faculty-undergraduate research, and study abroad. Faculty resources include the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, both of which offer professional development opportunities and the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration.
A community of 64,000, Eau Claire is the largest city in western Wisconsin, 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Eau Claire has a tradition of and a commitment to strong public education. Eau Claire and the surrounding countryside feature scenic rivers, lakes, parks, and bike trails, in addition to vibrant local food and arts cultures.
You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login." Click the link to the Creative Writing position, and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included:
Letter of application
Three letters of recommendation
Please direct questions to Dr. Carmen Manning, Chair of the English Department, at <manninck(at)uwec.edu>.
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 26, 2012. However, screening may continue until position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held by phone conference.
UW-Eau Claire, a regional comprehensive university with an established record of academic excellence, is an AA/EEO employer dedicated to enhancing diversity.
A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
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