distinguished writer/scholar sough: Virginia Commonwealth Univ
- Virginia Commonwealth U
Department of English, Richmond, VA 23284-2005
English. The English Department of Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking to hire a Distinguished Writer/Scholar, at the rank of Full Professor. Applicants may come from any field of creative writing or literary studies and would join a thriving faculty in Virginia's premiere urban university. We seek candidates of national or international reputation in their disciplines with publications and awards reflective of that reputation. The faculty member will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding, appropriate to complement or expand existing expertise in the department(s). Also, the
Distinguished Writer/Scholar will be expected to teach both undergraduate English majors and graduate students. The department houses three graduate programs, the MFA in Creative Writing, the MA in English, and the interdisciplinary PhD in Media, Art, and Text.
A Ph.D., MFA degree or the equivalent is required. The faculty member will have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. Salary and teaching load are negotiable, and commensurate with those of an endowed chair. We especially seek candidates with evidence of multidisciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise within the department.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a current c.v., and contact information for at least three references. To receive appropriate consideration, applications must be received by January 15, 2013. On-campus interviews with candidate finalists will begin in Spring 2013.
Questions and inquiries may be sent to the chair of the search committee, David Wojahn at: dcwojahn@....
Applications may be submitted electronically to: engrecruit@... or mailed to: Dr. Katherine Bassard, Chair/Department of English, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 842005, Richmond, VA 23284-2005.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.