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creative writing position: Virginia Union Univ

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  • AllisonJ
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 30, 2013
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      Appointment date: August 2013

      The Department of Language and Literature is currently seeking applications for a full time, non-tenure tract Assistant or Associate English Professor to begin August 2013. The position is for a nine-month appointment.

      Minimum Qualifications: A terminal degree (Ph.D.) in English from a regionally accredited institution is required. Applicants with significant education and/or experience related to teaching creative writing may be considered. Official copies of college transcripts must be on file by the appointment date for the successful candidate selected. Teaching experience, service, and record of scholarly activity appropriate to the rank is desirable.

      Knowledge/Skills and Abilities: A dynamic individual to teach core undergraduate courses in English and Humanities. Areas of specialization are open although priority will be given to individuals who can teach writing and rhetoric in addition to creative writing. In addition to teaching, the position entails undergraduate student advising; active participation on department, college and university committees; service learning/internship activities; and active involvement in scholarly activities such as publishing and obtaining grants. Other duties may be assigned for future promotion and tenure.

      The selected applicant may be required to submit to a background investigation. VUU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidate shares in this commitment. Persons who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at 804.257.5841.

      Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by May 30, 2013.

      Contact: For qualified applicants, the application packet should contain a letter of interest, curriculum vita, philosophy of teaching, a copy of graduate transcripts, sample publication and syllabi, and three current letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses teaching qualifications). Application packets may be e-mailed to ResumesATvuuDOTedu. Mail completed package to the following address:

      Virginia Union University
      Office of Human Resources
      Attn: Languages and Literature Search Committee
      1500 North Lombardy Street
      Richmond, VA 23220
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