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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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South Dakota State University Assistant Professor: Tenure Track Position
The English Department at South Dakota State University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of English to teach courses in Creative Writing, with an emphasis in Fiction. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in English with Creative Dissertation in Fiction or MFA in English with Creative Thesis in Fiction, in hand by August 15, 2011, along with an established and successful record of publication. Experience or training in one or more of the following areas desired: Contemporary Literature; Screen- and/or Play-Writing; Ethnic Studies; or Juvenile Literature. Must demonstrate the following: effective written and oral communication skills; effective interpersonal skills; ability to teach introductory courses in Creative Writing and upper-level and graduate courses in Creative Writing (Fiction); experience coordinating writing conferences and assisting with student publications and contests; willingness to develop and teach distance education courses; interest in developing community outreach or Service Learning programs.
Tenure-track assignment includes a 3-3 teaching load with expectations in scholarship, advising, and both departmental and university service. Application deadline is December 30th, 2010. For more information regarding this position, contact Dr. Christine Stewart-Nunez at 605-688-4065 or To apply, visit, search by the position, and follow the electronic employment process.

Two Half-Time Positions Available in Creative Writing at University of Delaware
Qualifications: MFA, or appropriate terminal degree, record of publication, and experience teaching creative writing. We are seeking a person to join our undergraduate English concentration in Creative Writing to teach creative writing courses and workshops at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. The new faculty member will be part of a dynamic department, with opportunities to contribute to a successful program that is ready to expand and innovate. The successful candidate will teach 2 courses per semester in multi-genre and single-genre Creative Writing courses. The position starts September, 2011, and offers a competitive salary and partial benefits. For consideration, submit an application letter that provides evidence of high-quality teaching, c.v., and contact information for three references to Prof. Bernard Kaplan, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716-2537 by November 15, 2010. Application Information: Postal Address: Prof. Bernard Kaplan / Department of English/ University of Delaware / 413 Academy Street Office of Human Resources / Newark, DE 19716-0619 / Phone: 302-831-2171

Creative Writing Position at Rowan University
Description: One full-time tenure-track faculty member with expertise and 3 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. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of prose publication, preferably at least one book, and preferably in more than one genre. Special consideration will be given to candidates with teaching experience on both the undergraduate and graduate levels, or in courses such as writing the novel, memoir or children's stories, or editing the literary journal. General Information: The department's atmosphere reflects the invigorating environment at Rowan University which is a vibrant, comprehensive state institution with a present enrollment of over 11,000 students. The university is located in a suburban, residential setting in southern New Jersey and is less than 20 miles from Philadelphia. All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations. Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Starting date is September 2011 and salary is competitive. Procedure: Candidates must submit a letter of application describing their qualifications and a current vita and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the address below by December 15, 2010. Chair, Creative Writing Search Committee / Rowan University / Hawthorn Hall / 201 Mullica Hill Rd. / Glassboro, NJ 08028

Paine College Seeks an Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing
The successful candidate will have an earned MFA in Creating Writing. Those candidates with a PhD in Creative Writing, English or Rhetoric & Composition will be preferred. Eighteen hours of discipline specific course work will be required for serious consideration. Successful candidates will possess a broad knowledge of creative writing (fiction, poetry, playwriting, screeenwriting), exemplary teaching skills, and the ability to teach effectively in the Paine College Core Curriculum. This position hire will be expected to teach upper division courses in creative non-fiction, fiction and poetry as well as first and second year composition and other lower division courses in support of Paine College's Core Curriculum. There will also be an opportunity to develop new courses in creative writing. For all candidates, at least three years of teaching experience in creative writing and composition is required. The teaching load is 3-3. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the position requires attendance and scholarly involvement at faculty/department/division meetings, advisement of students in the major, grant writing, and community service. Interested individuals should submit a detailed letter of interest addressing all requirement points in the job announcement. Include an updated CV, unofficial transcripts, and three professional reference letters. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by November 10, 2010. Application Information: Apply for this Position through My HigherEdJobs. Contact: Dr. Emily Williams, Chair, Division of Humanities / Paine College/ Phone: 706-821-8224 / Online App. Form. Email Address:

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