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Thursday, August 27, 2009

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The English Department of Willamette University invites applications for the tenure-track Hallie Brown Ford Chair in Writing. We seek a fiction writer of distinguished achievement who is dedicated to the teaching of writing and prepared to work with the department on developing the curriculum in creative writing. Substantial publication and an MFA or equivalent are required. The Ford Chair will customarily teach four courses per year and organize a series of readings and other events. Salary is competitive. For more information about the Department of English, please visit How to Apply: Applicants should submit the following materials electronically in MS Word or PDF formats to HFCsearch(at) (replace (at) with @): * Cover letter of interest/ * Curriculum Vitae/ * Contact information for three references / * A short essay (1000 words maximum) on your approaches to teaching and your expected contributions to a department that is committed to diversity and inclusivity. Application Deadline: Review begins November 9, 2009. Please submit complete application packet, incomplete packets will NOT be reviewed. Online App. Form:

The Department of English at Brooklyn College invites applications for a tenure track position in the teaching of the craft of poetry, both in the Master of Fine Arts in Poetry program and in the undergraduate English program. The candidate should be conversant with late 20th and early 21st century poetry -- postmodern and post-colonial poetic communities and practices such as ethnopoetics, language-based poetry, performance poetry, e-poetry, gender- and culturally-based poetry -- as well as with the canon and prosody. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree required. Appointment may be subject to Bylaw waiver. A record of publication commensurate with the rank of assistant or associate professor, and at least three years of teaching experience. TO APPLY: Please send curriculum vitae, three (3) letters of recommendation and writing sample(s) as one package to: Application Information. Postal Address: Michael T. Hewitt/ AVP for Human Resource Services/ Brooklyn College/ 900 Bedford Avenue/ Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889. E-mail: bcjobs(at) Phone: 718-951-5131. Web Site: Notice Number: FY16479.

Shippensburg University. Assistant Professor of Creative Writing—Fiction. 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, & evidence of academic service. Twelve-hour course load each semester may include creative writing, general education (writing & literature), & literature courses in the major, with course reduction available for advising the student literary magazine. The committee will request writing samples from selected candidates & may meet with these candidates at MLA. On-campus interviews for finalists will include a demonstration of teaching effectiveness & a brief fiction reading. Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, undergraduate & graduate transcripts (unofficial for application, official prior to interview), & 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 & Shippensburg University, see

George Mason University. Tenure-track assistant professor of creative writing, poetry needed to begin Fall 2010. Substantial publications (two books or equivalent) required, along with proven teaching record. The successful candidate will teach graduate & undergraduate courses & workshops (2-2 load), & also direct theses in the MFA program. Teaching of undergraduate creative writing is a normal part of the teaching rotation; some undergrad literature may be included. Academic & university service required. Review of applications begins October 1, & selection to be made about December 1. Apply online & upload cover letter & c.v. for Position F5240Z at: Send writing sample & three recommendation letters to: William Miller, Chair/Search Committee, George Mason University, English Department MS 3E4, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

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