Monday, October 8, 2007

Creative Writing Hire

Please feel free to bring this job description for our position in Creative Writing/Fiction to the attention of colleagues who might be interested in applying:

Associate or Full Professor, Creative Writing-Fiction
Seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing (Fiction) to begin Fall 2008 at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor, depending on qualifications, experience, and budgetary approval. MFA, Ph.D., or DFA in English required. Western Michigan University offers programs in fiction, poetry, drama, and creative non-fiction, including the Ph.D. in English with Creative Dissertation, the MFA in Creative Writing, and creative writing majors and minors; these are enhanced by the Prague Summer Program, Third Coast Literary Magazine, New Issues Poetry & Prose, and a number of drama projects. The successful candidate will be an active writer with a distinguished record in the field, several books of prose fiction, and substantial teaching experience at the university level. Publications in other genres of creative writing, particularly in creative nonfiction, will be considered an asset. This position will involve mentoring and assisting our fiction students in entering the world of professional fiction writing, especially at the graduate level. As with rank, workload and salary level are competitive, depending on qualifications and experience. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activity. Western Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer consistent with applicable federal and state law. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Please send letter of application, vita, transcripts, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Richard Utz, Chair, Department of English, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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