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English, Full-Time, One-Year Temporary, Non-Tenure-Track, Visiting Writer
Institution: University of Central Oklahoma
Location: Edmond, OK
Category: Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Application Due: 02/15/2010
Type: Full Time
Salary: $40,000 USD Per Year
Effective Date: 08-16-2010 Position Number: 999766 Requisition Number: A000551
Position Summary: Writer in residence, novelist and/or short story writer; play/screenwriting experience desirable. Teach two classes per semester, including advanced novel or short story writing and introductory creative writing classes; serve on M.F.A. and M.A. thesis committees in creative writing; participate in co-curricular activities in support of the creative writing program. Online App. Form:

Stephen F. Austin State University. Assistant Professor of Creative Writing. The Department of English & the BFA program at Stephen F. Austin State University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, with a specialization in fiction & a strong secondary strength in creative nonfiction or poetry. The successful candidate will have an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing by time of appointment, a record of substantial publication, & demonstrated teaching excellence. We are looking for candidates with the ability to teach a variety of courses, from freshman composition to advanced or graduate courses in Creative Writing. The successful candidate will have the ability to supervise creative theses on the BFA & MA levels; the ability to teach introductory film courses & literature, with particular interest in American multicultural literatures, is highly preferred. Experience in teaching freshman composition is essential. The standard load is 4-4 with opportunities for research & service-related reductions. SFASU is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, located in the East Texas Piney Woods region. Candidates must apply via the SFASU online application system. Please submit letter of application & CV at: Send copies of transcripts, three current letters of recommendation, & a 25-page creative writing sample directly to: Dr. Mark Sanders, Chair, Department of English, Stephen F. Austin State University, PO Box 13007, SFA Station; Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3007.Review of applications begins January 20; position open until filled.

Norwich University. Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of English—Creative Nonfiction/Advanced Writing. The School of Humanities at Norwich University invites applications for a one-year English faculty position to begin fall 2010. Preference will be given to candidates holding the PhD (ABD considered). This position will teach courses in freshman composition, world literature surveys, & English program electives. Documented expertise in creative non-fiction & advanced writing is welcomed. To apply: please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names, addresses, & telephone numbers of three references, & a Norwich application, to: English Faculty Search, via e-mail:jobs(at) (replace (at) with @) Candidates must have U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extending this position to a second year. Applications must be received no later than February 5.

Carroll College. The English program at Carroll College is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in creative writing with emphasis in fiction. The position will entail the teaching of multi-genre creative writing courses from the introductory to the advanced undergraduate level, so experience in teaching poetry is also required. The successful applicant will have the MFA or PhD in hand along with a substantial record of publication. Teaching experience in areas such as non-fiction prose, screenwriting, world literature, or first-year seminar is welcomed but not required. All members of our department teach literature courses & one section of freshman composition per year; the course load is 4/3. The search committee will contact selected candidates sometime in January for phone interviews. Please send a letter of application, CV, & writing sample of 20-30 pages by January 10 to: Renee McMahon, Director of Human Resources, Carroll College, Helena, MT 59625. Carroll College is a Catholic undergraduate college in the liberal arts tradition.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Department of English & the Creative Writing Program seek to bring an emerging talent to campus for a one-year teaching appointment as the Kenan Visiting Writer, a position that alternates between poetry & prose. For the 2010-2011 academic year, beginning August 2010, the Program requests applicants in prose Fiction. Requirements of Applicants: Significant publication in major literary magazines; Applicants should have published onerecent book or have one book under contract, no more; Previous college teaching experience; Willingness to relocate to Chapel Hill for one year; MFA degree preferred but not required. Conditions of Appointment: 1-Year appointment; Salary: $28,000; will teach ONE undergraduate creative writing course per semester, probably on an introductory level; Must give one major public reading & otherwise participate fully in the life of the Creative Writing Program. Materials Needed: Curriculum vita; Three letter of reference, two of which should be written by people familiar with the applicant’s teaching abilities & who can evaluate applicant’s suitability; Up to 10 pp. of published work; 1-page personal statement indicating how an appointment of this sort would serve the applicant’s needs & endeavors. Deadline for Submissions: February 1, 2010. Mail applications & all supporting materials to:Michael McFee, Director, Creative Writing Program, Kenan Visiting Writer Search Committee, Greenlaw Hall, CB# 3520, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520.

The English Department seeks to foster the writing culture of Whitworth University by stressing writing in all courses, cultivating a sensitivity to language, its power and complexity, and a commitment to training good writers through working cooperatively with the Whitworth Writing Center. We are seeking evidence of exceptional teaching and significant publication in Creative Nonfiction. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in a second genre in creative writing, and in composition. Teaching load: three courses in Fall, one course in compressed January Term, three courses in Spring; courses taught will include Creative Nonfiction, Intro to Creative Writing, Composition, and possibly a topic of the candidate's choosing. More information at

The Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor, or Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, in the area of Fiction writing. The initial appointment is for the 2010-11 academic year beginning September 1, 2010. An M.F.A. or other terminal degree, or equivalent professional experience, with a significant national publication record including at least two published books, are required. Essential to the position will be the teaching of undergraduate workshops, graduate level workshops in a thriving M.F.A. Program, as well as courses in literature of narrative fiction. Ability to teach literature courses that focus on African American literature is also essential. Additional faculty responsibilities will include maintaining professional development and scholarship activities, academic advising and participation on faculty and College committees. Send a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and writing sample to Search Chair, Fiction Writer, The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing, Emerson College, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. Have your dossier sent to the same address. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please visit our web site for a full listing of academic positions:

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