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Allegheny College. Allegheny College invites applications from a fiction writer with a strong academic background for a one-year full time Visiting Assistant Professor position. Primary responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate writing workshops & literature courses & supervising several senior theses in fiction writing. Teaching load is 3/3. Qualifications: PhD or MFA, college teaching experience (in both literature & creative writing), significant record of publications, & a strong commitment to teaching. Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Please send letter of application & CV by no later than March 22nd, 2010, to Professor Jennifer Hellwarth, Chair, Department of English, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335. Writing samples & letters of recommendation will be requested of short-listed candidates. Women & members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Applications will be considered until the search has closed. Interviews will be held at the Associated Writing Programs conference in Denver, April 7-10th. For more information about Allegheny College, visit:

University of Cincinnati. Visiting Position in Fiction Writing. The Department of English & Comparative Literature invites applications for a visiting position for the 2010-11 academic year. MFA or PhD (completed by September 1, 2010) is required in creative writing/fiction field of study. Candidates must have significant publications & at least one book is required. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate & graduate courses in creative writing/fiction & to advise graduate students. Teaching load will be 2-2-2. The appointment will be made at a rank & salary commensurate with the individual’s record & includes a comprehensive benefit package. For full consideration, applications must be received by May 1, 2010 at Job posting: 210UC0247. Applicants being considered will be asked to provide additional information & materials. AA/EOE.

Gonzaga University. The English Department seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach writing & literature, starting August 2010. 3/3 teaching load. Required qualifications: PhD in English with significant creative writing publication or MFA with at least one book & significant experience teaching literature. Evidence of superior teaching is essential. Particular consideration given to fiction & creative non-fiction writers with strong experience teaching literature. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate creative writing & other courses in the English Department. Letter of application should include a description of teaching philosophy, experience in teaching & writing, & professional values. Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Salary range—$42,227-48,495. Please send letter of application, vita, unofficial graduate transcript, & three current letters of recommendation to: Dr. D. S. Butterworth, Chair, Department of English, Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave., Spokane, WA 99258. Deadline: postmarked March 29, 2010. We plan to conduct telephone interviews with finalists & have campus visits by late April. To learn more about Gonzaga University, visit AA/EOE.

Lecturer in Creative Writing (Fiction), The University of Chicago
The Committee on Creative Writing at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for a 3 year, renewable, lectureship. The effective date for this teaching appointment will be July 1, 2010. Candidates should hold, at minimum, a Bachelor's degree (MFA is desirable), and have published at least one book with a press of distinction or equivalent short-story publications in magazines of national standing. The teaching schedule of five courses over three quarters will include creative writing workshops within the candidate's genre of expertise and the advising of undergraduate and MA creative theses. The candidate should demonstrate both talent and commitment as a teacher and have a strong interest in building a young and exciting creative writing program through administrative service and participation in cultural events on campus. To apply for this position please go to and search for posting number 00306. This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval. To be assured of full consideration, your application and requested materials must be completed by May 1, 2010. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

The English Department of the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing to begin Fall 2010. Responsibilities include teaching core courses for writing majors; general education courses; lower and upper division creative writing and literature courses. Active involvement in developing the Writing Arts Major, mentoring student writers, working with the Z-Platt student publication, and sharing editorial responsibilities for Saranac Review, the Department's literary journal, are also required. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in campus and departmental service, as well as continued publication and scholarship. Qualifications: M.F.A. and/or Ph.D. in Creative Writing; evidence of publication and record of successful college teaching are required. Significant publication in more than one genre and/or medium is preferred. Secondary teaching interests should be included in the cover letter. $46,000 minimum, with excellent benefits. Date Posted: 03-22-2010. Open Until Filled. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Materials received by April 12, 2010 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, 10-20 page writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy and 3 current letters of reference. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.

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