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MFA Program Associate Director: Chatham Univ

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    Associate Director – MFA The MFA Program in Creative Writing at Chatham University seeks a dynamic individual to serve as Associate Director with special
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      Associate Director – MFA



      The MFA Program in Creative Writing at Chatham University seeks a dynamic
      individual to serve as Associate Director with special focus on the Low
      Residency program. Chatham’s innovative MFA program offers both a full and a
      low-residency option; we seek to hire an Associate Director with experience in
      distance learning to work with the Director to facilitate the continued growth
      and vibrancy of the low-residency aspect of the program and contribute to
      building a sense of community between the two programs.

      The successful candidate will have a terminal degree, MFA or Ph.D. (preferred);
      a record of successful teaching and publishing,preferably in Creative Nonfiction
      or Fiction; a record of success in leadership or administrative positions;
      significant experience within a low-residency MFA program, and a commitment to
      maintaining and developing the already strongsense of community and collegiality
      among colleagues and students in the program. An interest in Nature Writing,
      Travel Writing or social outreach programs is a plus.



      This is a 10-month renewable term faculty appointment, at the Assistant or
      Associate Professor rank, with administrative and teachingresponsibilities,
      beginning August 1, 2013.



      Teaching responsibilities include taking on a number of MFA mentees equivalent
      to two courses in your genre; facilitating the 10-day low residency session once
      a year; and teaching two courses for the full-residency program.



      Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For full
      consideration, candidates should apply by January 15, 2013. Review of
      applicants will continue until the,position is filled, with interviews taking
      place in Boston at the AWP conference in March.

      Chatham’s ground-breaking MFA Program has received accolades from The Atlantic
      Monthly (top five unique/innovative MFA program); Poets and Writers (one of nine
      distinctive MFA programs); and most recently The Writer (one of four MFA
      programs you should consider). Our focus on nature, international travel,
      travel writing and social outreach makes it the premier MFA program for
      nurturing students interested in place-based writing and innovative community
      programs. But we are also unique in other ways: no other MFA program in the
      United States offers the possibility of concentrations in travel writing,
      teaching, publishing, or nature writing in addition to a primary genre focus
      (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction or children’s writing), and no other MFA
      program offers the ability to have a dual-genre focus (in poetry and nonfiction,
      or children’s writing and fiction, for example). We are also the only MFA
      program in the United States to offer both an on-the-ground full residency
      program and a low-residency program as well as the ability to easily move
      between the two programs.



      Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package,
      including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement
      plan.



      Interested candidates should visit www.chatham.edu/careers and follow the
      directions to complete the application process. Applicants should also include
      a cover letter and resume in the application process.



      Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer





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