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The University of Connecticut English Department seeks a poet to serve as assistant/Associate/Full Professor In Residence to begin fall 2010. The selected candidate will teach one semester per year, give a public reading, and participate in the department community during that semester. Minimum Qualifications: an MFA or Ph.D; at least one published book of poetry; and a history of successful teaching in undergraduate and graduate workshops and literature courses. Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience in a second genre, and the ability to teach prosody. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications. This is a nine month, non-tenure track appointment. Depending on the availability of funding, the position may be renewed twice for a total of three years. Please submit a complete application, including cover letter, CV, dossier, three letters of recommendation and a 20-25 page writing sample of recent work to: Wayne Franklin, Head, Department of English, POET Search, 215 Glenbrook Road, U-4025, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 06269-4025. Phone interviews will be conducted in February. Please see our websites at and for more information about our program. The University of Connecticut actively solicits applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Search # 2010-070

The Department of English at Ohio University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Creative Writing: Non-Fiction. We seek candidates of established achievement who have published at least one book. The successful candidate is expected to teach; publish and direct creative work; and participate in departmental/university governance. Expected to teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels. We are seeking a candidate with a commitment in working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. Position available September 2010. Further information about Ohio University can be found at the University's web site: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D or MFA by September 1, 2010. A published book preferred. TO APPLY: Applicants are asked to complete the online application and supply all supporting documentation by mail. (Curriculum Vita "may" be attached electronically but is required with US Mail Application packet.) Please submit via U.S. Mail: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, a 20 pp. writing sample, and three current letters of recommendation to Department of English, Ellis 360, ATTN: Creative Writing Search, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701. Review of applications will begin Friday, November 6 and will continue until the position is filled. Interviewing at MLA.

Assistant Professor of English - Creative Writing, Shepherd University. For details and to apply, go to The Department of English and Modern Languages at Shepherd University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position in Creative Writing with employment beginning in August 2010. While publication and service are necessary for tenure and promotion, the primary responsibility of the individual in this position is teaching. The course load is 4/4, and incumbents will have the opportunity to teach all levels of classes: first-year general studies courses through graduate seminars. Additionally, the successful candidate for this position will supervise the Creative Writing Track of the department's newly revised major and be involved in departmental creative publications.

The English Department at Western Kentucky University seeks applicants for the following position: Distinguished Visiting Professor in Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction), Summer 2010. Past Visiting Professors: Lee Martin (2008--Fiction) Denise Duhamel (2009--Poetry).
Duties: Teach a four-week intensive three-credit advanced undergraduate/graduate workshop sometime during the Summer of 2009. Give a Public Reading. Renumeration: $10,000 + housing. Requirements: Significant teaching experience, at least one published book. Review of Applications begins November 2, 2009 and will continue until position is filled. Each applicant must submit a letter of interest, a vita, a copy of one of his/her books, and two letters addressing his/her teaching expertise, to: Dr. Dale Rigby / Department of English / Chair, Visiting Creative Writing Search Committee / Western Kentucky University / 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11086
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1086.

Ashland University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing welcomes the submission of resumes by creative writing faculty in poetry and creative nonfiction. While we have no current faculty openings, over the next few years we anticipate the possibility of hiring additional visiting faculty to teach in the Ashland University low-residency MFA program. Minimum requirements include book publication in poetry or creative nonfiction, a graduate degree, experience teaching creative writing at the college and/or graduate levels, including experience teaching in intensive residencies and in online discussion forums, and the personal ability to sustain high aesthetic standards within a supportive, student-centered community of writers. Send resume and cover letter to Stephen Haven, Director, MFA in Creative Writing, Ashland University, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805.

Visiting Professor in Residence, Nancy and Rayburn Watkins Endowed Professorship in Creative Writing. Department of English and Philosophy, Murray State University. Full-time, nine month, non-tenure track position to begin August 2010. Qualifications: M. F. A. in Creative Writing or equivalent required. Must have distinguished record of publication in creative nonfiction and fiction. Evidence of excellence in teaching required. Responsibilities: Teach two courses per semester, participate in the Reading Series and the low-residency M. F. A. in Creative Writing Program, and engage in appropriate service. Application Deadline: Postmarked by November 27, 2009. To Apply: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, placement file with copies of transcripts and three recent letters of recommendation addressing the above qualifications/responsibilities to: Watkins Search, Department of English and Philosophy, Murray State University, 7C Faculty Hall, Murray, KY 42071-3341. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer. Postal Address: Murray State University / Watkins Search, Department of English and Philosophy/ 7C Faculty Hall Murray, KY 42071.

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