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Monday, October 19, 2009


Northern Kentucky University. The Department of English announces an open position for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing. MFA or PhD in creative writing with specialization in poetry. We seek an outstanding teacher & writer who will teach a 4/4 load in creative writing in our undergraduate programs & graduate program. The position includes directing MA theses & performing community outreach. Preference given to candidates with secondary teaching areas in contemporary Southern Literature as well as advising literary magazines. Send letter of application stating teaching philosophy & creative interests, curriculum vitae, & contact information for three professional references only to: P. Andrew Miller, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, LA 500, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 41099. Please do not send writing samples at this time.

University of Dayton. Herbert W. Martin Post-graduate Fellowship in Creative Writing, with possibility of renewal for a second year. Established in honor of the University of Dayton English Department’s longest serving poet & first African-American faculty member, the Herbert W. Martin Fellowship is designed to advance inclusive excellence & creative writing in the University & community. We invite applications from creative writers who demonstrate sustained personal engagement with communities that are under represented in the academy & who bring this asset to their teaching & scholarship. See full posting and apply online at

Lynchburg College. The School of Humanities & Social Sciences announces the Thornton Writer Residency, a fourteen-week residency at Lynchburg College, including a stipend of $12,000, will be awarded for the Fall 2010 term to a fiction writer with at least one previously published book. The residency also includes housing, some meals, & roundtrip travel expenses. The writer-in-residence will teach a weekly creative writing workshop, visit classes, & give a public reading. Submit a copy of a one book (will be returned), a c.v., a cover letter outlining evidence of successful teaching experience, & contact information for three references by October 15, 2009 (postmark deadline). There is no entry fee. These are the complete guidelines. Lynchburg College, Thornton Writer Residency, c/o Joanna Turner, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501. (434) 544-8820, Allison Wilkins, contact.

Denison University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in fiction writing; possible secondary interests may include playwriting, screenwriting, hypertext, graphic novels, or new media. Ability to engage issues of race & ethnicity in the classroom is desired. Candidates must have MFA or PhD, a strong record of publications, experience, & clear evidence of interest in teaching writing & literature to undergraduates. 3/2 teaching assignment. The successful candidate will teach creative writing, fiction writing, first year writing, other writing & literature courses based on one's specialties, & will supervise senior writing theses. Position to begin Fall 2010. Interviews at MLA. Please submit a letter of application & c.v. online at by November 13. AA/EOE.

The Department of English at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in creative writing with an emphasis in creative nonfiction. Special consideration will be given to those applicants who have expertise and a publishing record in a second genre in creative writing. This appointment will begin in August 2010. Job Website: Apply Online Here:

Amherst College. The Amherst College Creative Writing Program invites applications from fiction writers for the position of Visiting Writer, to begin July 2010. This position entails a three-quarters load (two writing courses of one's own design & one literature course of one's own design). The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. The Visiting Writer will participate in a small but active creative writing program, teaching writing courses through the English department, with a possible joint appointment in a literature department other than English if he or she works in a language other than English. Candidates must have published at least one book. Previous experience teaching creative writing desirable. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2009, & will continue until the position is filled. Submit a letter describing work & qualifications together with c.v., three letters of reference, & a writing sample of no more than ten pages, to: Visiting Writer Search Committee, Creative Writing Program, Campus Box 2235, Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000. AA/EOE

University of Houston. The Creative Writing Program of the Department of English at the University of Houston is seeking to fill a tenure track or tenured position in poetry at a level to be determined by relevant experience & publications. Ideally, applicants should have published at least two books, have an MFA or PhD degree in Creative Writing, & a proven track record as an effective teacher. Teaching load is two courses a semester for two semesters a year. Please send letter & vita to: j. Kastely, Director, Creative Writing Program, Dept. of English, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-3013. On-line applications are acceptable, send to CWP(at)UH.EDU (replace (at) with @). Review of applications will begin September 1, 2009 & applications will continue to be accepted until November 1. AA/EOE. (AWP)

Texas Christian University. The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor in creative writingwith a specialization in poetry, contemporary literature, & creative nonfiction. In a PhD-granting department offering courses at the undergraduate & graduate levels in literature, rhetoric, & writing, commitments to teaching excellence & to sustained research/creative work & publication are expected. Candidates must have a substantial publication record & be prepared to facilitate & develop undergraduate activities (student events, a literary journal, writing awards, & scholarships). Competitive teaching load, salary, & support for research, travel, & creative activity. PhD or MFA required by August 2009. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Please send letter of application & vita to: Brad Lucas, Chair, Department of English, Texas Christian University, TCU Box 297270, Fort Worth, TX 76129. Review of applications begins November 1; those received by November 19 will be considered for MLA interviews. AA/EOE. (MLA)

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