Assistant or Associate Professor, Creative Writing (Tenure-track) IDEA Faculty Cohort
Location: Athens, Ohio
Internal Number: 47481
The Ohio University Department of English in the College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for one full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of fiction writing (tenure-track) as part of Ohio University's Innovative Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) faculty hiring initiative. The appointment is set to begin August 16, 2024.
The position is for a student-centered, innovative faculty member with a terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.) in Creative Writing, English, or a closely associated field and at least one book of fiction published by or under contract with a nationally recognized press. Candidates should also have some secondary expertise in one or more of the following areas: screenwriting, playwriting, storytelling for new media, or digital writing. Preferred candidates will have substantial publication and/or production in their secondary expertise.
Position. The English Department serves as the tenure home for this position. However, the position also offers the opportunity for interdisciplinary innovation through connections with undergraduate and graduate programs in Ohio University's College of Fine Arts or Scripps College of Communication. This may include teaching, coteaching, curricular development, and/or graduate student mentorship across colleges.
Faculty will be expected to teach primarily in person on Ohio University's main campus in Athens, OH. Tenure-track faculty in the Department of English typically have an annual teaching load per year of 5 courses (15 credit hours), where substantial graduate supervision counts as one course. Salary for the appointment will be competitive based on the candidate's credentials.
IDEA Faculty. Through the IDEAfaculty hiring initiative, Ohio University seeks to advance Ohio University's commitment to innovative teaching and impactful research in the areas of belonging, race, inclusion, diversity, gender, accessibility, and/or equity. IDEA faculty will build on areas of strength, support Ohio University's R1 status, and reflect the teacher-scholar model through which research impacts graduate and undergraduate education. IDEA faculty will participate in a learning community to support each other's work as well as the work of other faculty members. The IDEA faculty hiring initiative is part of Ohio University's broader commitment to supporting Ohio University faculty throughout all the phases of their careers.
English Department: The Department of English has 36 full-time faculty across the main campus and seven regional campuses and centers in Southern and Central Ohio. Situated within the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service to the students it serves in the undergraduate major, M.A., and Ph.D. degree programs and across the university in writing and humanities general education courses. Its Creative Writing Program has a national reputation for excellence in its undergraduate classes and in its M.A. and Ph.D. graduate programs, as well as a robust visiting writers' series and the literary journals New Ohio Reviewand Quarter After Eight. To learn more about the strengths of our Department and student programs, visit https://www.ohio.edu/cas/english.
College of Arts & Sciences: The college is central to Ohio University's transformative learning experience. The foundational instruction for the entire university, delivered through the general education and liberal arts curriculum, is provided by the College of Arts and Sciences. The college provides the primary instruction for approximately one-third of the undergraduate majors on campus, as well as half of the undergraduate credit hours on the Athens campus. In addition, the college offers a number of master's programs, and eight departments offer doctoral degrees. A&S faculty are at the heart of Ohio University's research activity.
Ohio University. Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public university in the state of Ohio. Our total enrollment is over 28,000 students across the state and online. About 20,000 students are undergraduates studying at our residential campus in Athens—our quintessential college town nestled deep in the Appalachian foothills of beautiful Southeast Ohio. Our picturesque campus is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains amidst scenic state and national parks and is just 75 minutes southeast of Columbus, Ohio.
MFA or Ph.D. in English, Creative Writing, or closely associated field;
At least one book of fiction published by or under contract with a nationally recognized press;
Some secondary expertise in one or more of the following areas: screenwriting, playwriting, storytelling for new media, digital writing, or other narrative medium.
Substantial publication and/or production in secondary expertise.
Planning Unit: College of Arts & Sciences
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Julie Masterson, Employment Coordinator, [email protected]
Employment Type: full-time regular
Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials and is accompanied by our generous university benefits such as tuition for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to health, prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan including company contributions, parental leave, adoption reimbursement, and more. OHIO is also proud to offer wellness programs, on-site wellness facilities, and a generous employee assistance program. Additional Information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits/.
Ohio University is home to one of the nation’s friendliest and most picturesque campuses. But more importantly, it’s where you can become part of a two-century tradition of excellence and embark upon a rewarding career that will make a real difference. From teaching and research to admissions, facilities maintenance, and residence life, our faculty and staff propel Ohio University’s mission of helping students become their best selves. OHIO offers competitive compensation and outstanding benefits. For a complete list of employment opportunities, please visit www.ohiouniversityjobs.com.Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity affirmative action institution. For more information about Ohio University’s policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, visit www.ohio.edu/equity.