poetry position: Southwest MN State Univ
- SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
ENGLISH (Creative Writing)
Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track full-time Assistant Professor of English (Creative Writing) to begin August 2013. Classes taught will include introductory creative writing (multi-genre), and beginning and advanced poetry workshops in a strong, broadly recognized undergraduate creative writing program. All English faculty teach general studies composition and literature classes and are expected to engage with students on that level. Candidate must be willing to assume duties of Director of Creative Writing when needed (a three-year term, by department vote), which carries three credits of reassigned time. SMSU, one of seven universities in the Minnesota System, provides a diverse curriculum of liberal arts and selected professional programs. The University is located in the town of Marshall (pop. 13,000), in rural southwest Minnesota, 155 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul and 90 miles from Sioux Falls, SD.
Terminal degree in creative writing required.
Poetry publications and experience teaching composition and workshops required.
Teaching experience in multi-genre creative writing courses required.
Must also have experience teaching a variety of literature classes.
Should possess strong verbal and communications skills.
Desirable qualities include working with off-campus groups, experience directing a writing program, Visiting Writers series, or other public literary events.
The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in teaching, working closely with students, and collaborating with department colleagues.
Demonstrated abilities/ competence in instructional technology, including online instruction and commitment to interdisciplinary education is preferred.
Must have an understanding of and appreciation for liberal education, as well as a sense of collegiality. The University is committed to fostering a global perspective.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
Application review will begin February 11, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Letter of application addressing position qualifications, vita, student evaluations, and transcripts should be attached to your application. To apply for this position, please complete the online application process at http://www.smsu.edu/Administration/HumanResources/neogov.cfm
Additional information on Southwest Minnesota State University can be found at: www.SMSU.edu
Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
Contact: Southwest Minnesota State University
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