fiction position: RIT
- Rochester Institute of Technology - TT Assistant Professor (Fiction)
The English Department seeks a fiction writer for a tenure-track position in creative writing. Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or MFA in Creative Writing at time of appointment, experience of college teaching, a strong research agenda, and publication record. The candidate will specialize in either genre fiction (particularly science fiction and fantasy) or literary fiction that addresses the conventions of genre. In line with R.I.T.'s commitment to the digital humanities, the department's ideal candidate will have engaged with electronic and cross-media literatures.
Teaching assignments include creative writing courses, as well as general education offerings, with opportunities to develop courses in areas of specialization. The teaching load for new faculty is 2/3 and includes the possibility of working with students on the undergraduate print and online publication, Signatures.
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Search: 150BR. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications, including a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy; a vita; a writing sample, a `contribution to diversity' statement; and the names, addresses and phone numbers for three references.
You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Dr. John Roche, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English, Rochester Institute of Technology, Bldg. 6, Rm. 2016, 92 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604, (585) 475-4922, or <jfrgla(at)rit.edu> (replace (at) with @)
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to RIT's core values, honor code, and diversity commitment. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, gender, religion, sexual orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.
The application deadline is November 9th, 2012.
The committee will be conducting interviews at the MLA conference in January 2013.