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Monday, November 2, 2009


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. The fellow is expected to play an important role in the life of the Department during the term of appointment, & to contribute to our efforts to advance diversity & the arts. Responsibilities include teaching 2 courses per semester, including creative writing courses at the undergraduate & graduate levels, one course in a non-dominant or non-Western literature, & possibly one course in first-year composition; giving readings on campus & in the community; contributing to the Department’s biennial LitFest celebration; & serving on MA creative thesis committees. Required qualifications include MFA or PhD in Creative Writing within the past 2 years; a record of national & regional publication in at least one creative genre; ability to teach courses in at least two creative genres; & ability to teach one or more courses in non-dominant or non-Western literatures. Preferred qualifications include experience teaching creative writing at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; ability to teach drama writing; experience in community engagement; demonstrated commitment to advancing inclusive excellence in academic or community contexts; & interest & skills in writing for new media. Apply online at, with a letter of application, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, & c.v.Review of applications will begin November 6, 2009 & continue until the position is filled. The University of Dayton, a comprehensive Catholic University founded by the Society of Mary (the Marianists) in 1850, is Ohio's largest independent university & one of the nation's ten largest Catholic universities. University of Dayton, English Department, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-1520. AA/EOE.

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