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Monday, July 6, 2009

Job Posting: Assistant Professor in Creative Writing - Fiction

Institution: Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Location: Shippensburg, PA
Category: Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Type: Full Time
Tenure-track assistant professor in Creative Writing, Fiction, full-time appointment beginning August 2010. MFA or PhD from an accredited institution required by time of appointment. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education, a strong record of publications in fiction, and evidence of academic service. Twelve-hour course load each semester may include creative writing, general education (writing and literature), and literature courses in the major, with course reduction available for advising the student literary magazine. The committee will request writing samples from selected candidates and may meet with these candidates at MLA. On-campus interviews for finalists will include a demonstration of teaching effectiveness and a brief fiction reading.

Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial for application, official prior to interview), and contact information for three references to:

Richard Zumkhawala-Cook, Chair
Creative Writing Search Committee
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
1871 Old Main Drive, DHC 113
Shippensburg PA 17257

Review of applications begins November 2, 2009. For more information about the Department of English and Shippensburg University, see

Evidence of a commitment to understanding diverse populations will be required as part of the on-campus interview. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. All candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. upon appointment. Shippensburg University is committed to equal employment opportunity. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

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