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Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Illinois College. The Illinois College English Department is now accepting applications for the position of Claridge Writer-in-Residence, a one-semester teaching position in Creative Writing, for the spring semester of 2011 (January 10-May 15). The primary responsibilities for the position include teaching an introductory-level multiple-genre creative writing class & an advanced writing workshop in a genre of choice. The resident writer will also give two public readings, visit area schools, & work informally with student writers. Beyond these duties, the position is intended to offer a productive writer substantial time to write. The ideal candidate for this position is a talented writer with publications in at least two genres, who is also an energetic, experienced teacher of writing. A MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing or English is required. The salary for this teaching residency is $24,000 & partial benefits, including a furnished apartment. The application for the Claridge Writer-in-Residence should consist of a cover letter, a substantial writing sample (a dozen poems or twenty pages of prose from at least two works), a curriculum vitae, undergraduate & graduate transcripts & three letters of recommendation. The application should provide evidence of strong teaching. Send these materials to: Ms. Elise Meyer & Dr. Robert Koepp, Chair, English Department, Illinois College, Office of Academic Affairs, 1101 W. College Avenue, Jacksonville, IL 62650. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2010, & will continue until the position is filled.Illinois College (founded in 1829) is a dynamic private, Phi Beta Kappa, liberal arts college located in Jacksonville (West Central), Illinois.

The Department of Literature, Language, Writing, and Philosophy at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham is seeking a well-rounded and flexible Creative Writing/Fiction faculty member to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor line. This individual will teach in an innovative and rapidly growing program in Creative Writing. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education and advising, teaching effectiveness, writing for publication and service. Position subject to budgetary approval. MFA and/or significant publication with leading publishers required for teaching Creative Writing/Fiction. Book publication on a major press required. Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check and produce a Social Security Card. Interested candidates can learn more about and apply for this position through the University's Web site ( by clicking on the Employment link at the bottom of the page. Contact: Professor Peter Benson, Chair Application Information. Contact: Peter Benson/ Literature, Language, Writing and Philosophy/ Fairleigh Dickinson University/ Online App. Form:

Distinguished Visiting Writer: Bowling Green State University. The English Department seeks applicants for the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer. The successful candidate will be in residence spring 2011; teach one fiction writing workshop in our BFA program and one workshop in our MFA program; give a reading and a lecture; and advise theses. Qualifications: 1) MA, MFA or Ph.D. by time of employment; 2) at least one book of fiction and critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation; and 3) evidence of outstanding teaching. Salary: competitive. See our website,, for a fuller description of the position. Send cover letter, CV, transcripts, three current letters of reference, writing sample (one book), a list of courses taught with brief descriptions, and 1-2 samples of undergraduate syllabi to Kristine Blair, Chair, English Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0191. The starting date of employment for this position is January 2011. Screening of applicants will begin June 14, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. BGSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Application Information Postal Address: Kristine L. Blair, Chair/ English Department/ Bowling Green State University/ 1001 E. Wooster St./ Bowling Green, OH 43403-0191/ Phone: 419-372-7543.

Writing: Assistant Professor, Fiction Writing, Department of English, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Tenure-track position available August 20, 2010. Responsibilities: teach and develop a wide range of undergraduate and graduate creative writing courses, particularly in fiction; publish fiction. Minimum qualifications: earned MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing by August 1, 2010; strong record of publication in fiction; record of effective teaching at the college or university level. Preferred qualifications: one published book of fiction; secondary specialization in poetry or screenwriting (with record of publication or production); experience in digital media, creative writing program administration, or community-based education. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and copies of graduate transcripts as pdf or MSWord attachments to (replace (at) with @) or by mail to: Professor Jill Christman, Chair, Tenure-Track Creative Writing Search Committee, Department of English Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana 47306; fax: 765-285-3765. After initial review of applications, selected candidates will be asked to supply a writing sample (20 pp of fiction), statement of teaching philosophy for creative writing, and three letters of recommendation; interviews to be held in Denver at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference, April 8-10, 2010. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

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