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Friday, April 23, 2010


Lincoln Memorial University invites applications for the position of Writer-In-Residence. The Writer-In-Residence will teach a nine hour instructional load in creative writing, three hours of which may be negotiated for another assignment and will co-direct LMU’s annual Appalachian Literary Festival. The ideal candidate will show evidence of a significant body of creative and/or scholarly publications and possess relevant teaching experience and effective communication skills. Qualifications; Required: Master of Fine Arts or other advanced degree in an appropriate discipline, evidence of a sufficient body of creative and/or scholarly publications. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants should submit an LMU Application for Employment, a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, a resume, official transcripts and contact information for three references to Pamela Lester, Lincoln Memorial University, 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN 37752. Electronic submissions are encouraged to (replace (at) with @). LMU's hiring policies are in accordance with EEO regulations and policies. LMU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Internal Posting period expires Friday, March 26, 2010.

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 posting210UC0247. The job posting is available at this quicklink: Applicants being considered will be asked to provide additional information & materials. Women, people of color, people with disabilities & veterans are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

The University of Chicago. Lecturer in Creative Writing (Fiction). 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), & 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 & the advising of undergraduate & MA creative theses. The candidate should demonstrate both talent & commitment as a teacher & have a strong interest in building a young & exciting creative writing program through administrative service & participation in cultural events on campus. To apply for this position please go to & search for posting number 00306. This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval. To be assured of full consideration, your application & requested materials must be completed by May 1, 2010. AA/EOE. (AWP)

Penn State Altoona. The English Program at Penn State Altoona is taking applications for a one-semester teaching residency in fiction writing. The residence, designed to offer an emerging writer substantial time to write, offers a $5,000 stipend & an additional $5,000 allowance to cover room & board in return for teaching one sophomore-level creative fiction writing workshop during the Fall 2010 semester (August 23-December 16). The resident writer will also give two readings & work informally with our English majors. Benefits are not included. We are looking for a writer with publications in literary magazines. Emphasis will be placed on the quality of the work submitted. A Master's degree in Creative Writing or English is required. Teaching experience is preferred. The application should consist of a writing sample (one short story or ten pages from a novel); a CV, including publishing history; & one or more letters of recommendation. Send to: Emerging Writer Residency, Dr. Thomas Liszka, Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts, Pos #: B-31665, Penn State Altoona, 3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA 16601-3760. Review of applications will begin May 17, 2010, & continue until the position is filled. For additional information about Penn State Altoona, please visit our web page at AA/EOE.

Position: Instructor/Assistant Professor, Creative Writing, Full-Time Temporary. Department: Writing Arts. Description: Expertise and 2 years college-level teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: fiction, creative nonfiction, children's stories, or introductory creative writing. Qualifications: M.A./M.F.A. required. Candidates should be actively writing and publishing their work, preferably in more than one genre. Special consideration will be given to candidates with teaching experience on both the undergraduate and graduate levels, teaching the novel or memoir, or editing the literary journal. Starting Date: September 1, 2010. Salary: Competitive. General Info: All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations. Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Contact:
Please reply by May 1 with a resume and cover letter to: Julia Chang, Chair, Creative Writing Search Committee / Rowan University / 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Hawthorne Hall / Glassboro, NJ 08028.

Teacher & Program Coordinator in Writing for UW-Madison Continuing Studies. Work in a team environment teaching and creating online and in-person workshops. Prefer a candidate who has published and taught fiction, with genre fiction a plus. Should have experience with coaching and critiquing writers, in-person teaching, program planning and budgeting, and marketing writing programs. Master’s degree (or near completion) with relevant professional experience required. Apply by May 7. Begin: August 16, 2010. For full description, and application instructions, please see website. Send materials to: Tom Boll, Writing Area Search, 21 N. Park St., 7th floor, Madison, WI 53715. Email: tboll(at) (replace (at) with @) . Phone: 608-263-6735. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Sacred Fire magazine, a quarterly in its 11th issue, is looking for a creative director who will design and manage the layout of the magazine, supported by a small team.. Sacred Fire is dedicated to bringing traditional, earth-based spiritual beliefs to the modern world. Check out the website. At this time we are only able to offer a token fee on a per-issue basis. Sacred Fire is a part of the Sacred Fire Foundation, and we are looking to increase compensation in the future. This is an opportunity for someone committed to changing the toxic relationship our culture has created with the earth to help the world reconnect with the ancient wisdom of the earth's elders. If you are interested in learning more, please get in touch with publisher Sharon Brown at

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