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Assistant Professor, English - Creative Writing - Poetry

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Work type: Faculty 9-month
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Faculty



Requested Start Date:

Fall 2020

Pay Range:

Commensurate with Experience

Normal Work Schedule:

Varies depending on department need and class schedule

Job Summary:

The Department of English at Jacksonville State University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in creative writing, with a specialization in Poetry and a secondary specialization in Creative Nonfiction, to begin Fall 2020.  The successful candidate will participate in and help shape an undergraduate curriculum, including development of creative writing courses in areas of interest.

Job Responsibilities:

Teach four courses per semester in composition, literature, and creative writing at the undergraduate level; conduct scholarly/creative research sufficient for tenure and advancement; engage in appropriate department, school, and university service.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or MFA in Creative Writing, with an emphasis in Poetry required by August 2020.
  • Ability to teach composition required
  • Evidence of good teaching and scholarly potential, including poetry publications, required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in creative nonfiction. 
  • Expertise in areas which would contribute to breadth of departmental offerings, such as African American, Latinx, Native American, Asian American, Environmental, and/or hybrid literature and writing. 
  • Interest in/experience with teaching online courses.

Required Documents:

  1. CV
  2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  3. 20-30 page writing sample
  4. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  5. Transcript

Application Deadline: 

November 15, 2019

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