creative writing chair: U of Memphis
Job Summary: The University of Memphis seeks a distinguished creative writer to fill the Lillian and Morrie A. Moss Chair of Excellence. The University's MFA in Creative Writing program offers concentrations in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction and features an outstanding faculty of award-winning writers, including John Bensko, Cary Holladay, Kristen Iversen, Sonja Livingston and Courtney Santo. Both the River City Writers Series, which has presented many nationally and internationally acclaimed authors, and the nationally distributed and highly regarded literary journal The Pinch, published twice yearly, provide students with opportunities to build and expand their professional careers as writers and teachers. Innovative curriculum offers flexibility, including a studio option.
Applicants should be willing to lead and develop a nationally competitive MFA Creative Writing Program and contribute to a Department of English which also has an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. Successful applicants will direct theses and participate in outreach and development efforts. Past holders of the Moss Chair have included Lucille Clifton and Richard Bausch.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a significant national reputation and an outstanding and consistent record of publication in fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction; an MFA or Ph.D. degree in Creative Writing; and experience teaching in a graduate program in Creative Writing.
Special Conditions: Initial interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention or by other arrangement.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants will upload a cover letter, CV, reference list and e-mail addresses of three (3) references. Unofficial transcripts will be required for position finalists. Official transcripts must be submitted by successful candidate upon hire.
Contact: Human Resources
University of Memphis
Online App. Form: https://workForum.memphis.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52509&jtsrc=www. higheredjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA