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    The English Department of Bowling Green State University seeks strong applicants for the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer. Duties: The
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 6, 2008
      The English Department of Bowling Green State University seeks strong
      applicants for the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer.

      Duties: The Creative Writing Program at Bowling Green State University seeks
      a distinguished visiting fiction writer who can contribute to both its
      undergraduate and graduate instructional programs as well as enhance its national
      reputation. The successful candidate will be in residence spring 2009; teach one
      fiction writing workshop in our BFA program and one workshop in our MFA
      program; give a public reading and a lecture; and advise theses.


      1) MA, MFA or Ph.D. by time of employment.
      2) At least one book of fiction and critical recognition consistent with a
      writer of national reputation.
      3) Evidence of outstanding teaching.

      Salary: Competitive.

      Effective Date of Employment: The starting date of employment is January

      BGSU is a university of over 21,000 students with long traditions of teaching
      and scholarly excellence. It is located in a small city 25 minutes south of
      Toledo, Ohio, and one hour south of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The English Department
      offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in rhetoric and composition,
      literature, creative writing (MFA program begun 1967, BFA program begun 1972), and
      technical communication. The Department has a full-time teaching staff of 40,
      about 450 undergraduate majors and nearly 80 graduate students. For 40 years
      BGSU's Creative Writing Program has been known nationally for its excellence and
      is the home of the award-winning Mid-American Review. Nationally known
      writers, such as Marge Piercy, C.K. Williams, Stuart Dybek, Grace Paley, Stephen
      Dunn, and Rick Moody, visit the campus to read their works and meet with faculty
      and students. Faculty and graduates of the MFA program have won such awards as
      the Yale Younger Poets Award, the Guggenheim, Rome Prize, NEA Individual
      Artist Fellowships, the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, Willa Cather Prize, Bobst Award,
      the Bluestem Award, and the National Contemporary Poetry Award. MFA alumni
      include Jean Thompson, Carolyn Forché, Tony Ardizzone, and Anthony Doerr.

      Submit application materials to: Send cover letter, CV, transcripts, three
      current letters of reference, writing sample (one book), a list of courses
      taught with brief descriptions, and 1-2 samples of undergraduate syllabi to
      Kristine Blair, Chair, English Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling
      Green, Ohio 43403-0191. The starting date of employment for this position is
      January 2009. Screening of applicants will begin February 1, 2008 and continue
      until the position is filled. BGSU is an Equal Employment
      Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities,
      veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
      Application Information
      Postal Address:
      Dr. Kristine Blair, Chair
      English Department
      Bowling Green State University
      1001 E. Wooster St.
      Bowling Green, OH 43403


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