The Department of English at Michigan State University invites applications to fill two, one-year, full-time, fixed-term positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Creative Writing beginning August 16, 2019.
Teaching responsibilities include three courses per semester (3/3 teaching load) to fill areas of department need. The successful applicant must be able to teach a multi-genre Introduction to Creative Writing, as well as single-genre workshops in at least two of the following: poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Our program is committed to interdisciplinarity and aesthetic diversity; experience in book arts, electronic literature (including digital publishing), hybrid forms, spoken word poetry or performance are highly desirable. Strong applicants should be committed to engaged learning practices, and have experience mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, including students of color, LGBTQ students, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities.
Housed in the Department of English, the Creative Writing Program offers a new minor in creative writing, as well as a rigorous undergraduate concentration within the BA in English, emphasizing the relationship between creative and critical practice and invested in community- engagement. The Department of English is a dynamic inclusive community that encourages intellectual and cultural diversity, prepares students for a range of careers that require global cultural knowledge, and is an integral part of the College of Arts & Letters and Michigan State University’s international engagement.
Applicants must have an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing.
Applicants must have a demonstrated publication record in their primary genre.
Required Application Materials
a letter of application
a curriculum vitae
a creative writing sample of approximately 20 pages that highlights the genre the applicant would like to teach at the advanced level
a teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, sample syllabi for a multi-genre Introduction to Creative Writing course and one upper-division course in poetry or fiction
a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your creative activity; any experience mentoring students from traditionally underrepresented groups
names and email addresses of three references, at least one of whom must be able to speak to your teaching experience
For any additional information contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Robin Silbergleid: firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will begin April, 19th, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site http://careers.msu.edu/.
The College of Arts & Letters promotes an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members in order to achieve true excellence. The College of Arts & Letters is interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.
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