fiction position: U of Puget Sound
University of Puget Sound
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction)
Full-time, tenure-line position beginning Fall 2014.
The Department of English at the University of Puget Sound seeks a colleague for a tenure-line position in Creative Writing (Fiction) with the demonstrated ability to teach in an area of theoretical or transnational emphasis. In particular, we welcome applicants with a specialization in Queer literature/theory, Literatures of the Americas, or Literatures of Africa.
- Standard teaching assignment is three courses per semester.
- The successful candidate will generally teach introductory and advanced courses in fiction writing, courses in literature, and first-year writing across the curriculum (expository writing).
- The successful candidate can expect to teach and develop courses for majors and non-majors (in the universitys core curriculum), bringing a critical and reflective approach to pedagogy.
- Student advising and other departmental and university governance duties are required.
- Ph.D. (ABD considered) in English with a publication record in fiction writing.
- A record of successful teaching.
- Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education required.
Compensation and Benefits:
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.
Application Deadline: The deadline for receipt of applications, including all supporting materials, is October 28, 2013. Interviews will occur at MLA in Chicago in January 2014.
Please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to upload required documents during the application process. To attach additional documents to your application, submit your application and proceed to the “My Career Tools” link on the top of your Careers Home page. Add each required attachment under “Cover Letters and Attachments.”
Please do not submit a writing sample at the initial stage of application. We will request a writing sample from those whose work we wish to learn more about prior to MLA.
Applications submitted without the documents requested below will not be considered:
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of Interest
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Statement of current and future projects
- Three letters of recommendation
Please arrange to have three letters of reference sent electronically to the search committee at cwsearch2013@... by the October 28, 2013 deadline.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.
Commitment to Diversity: Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. Please view the University Diversity Statement.
About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: www.pugetsound.edu/employment
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA