Thursday, August 27, 2009

Job opening in Creative Writing/Fiction

Western Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track academic year position in Creative Writing (Fiction), to begin December 14, 2009, at the rank of Assistant Professor, pending budgetary approval.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.

Required Qualifications: MFA, Ph.D., or DFA in English required; a significant publication record, including at least one book of prose fiction; a proven record of excellence in undergraduate teaching; a strong promise for excellence in graduate teaching. Experience in any of the following is not required, but will be considered an asset: Editing; publishing; administration; publications in other areas of Creative Writing.

Western Michigan University (WMU), located in Southwest Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of nearly 25,000. WMU delivers high-quality undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosters significant research activities. 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 activities.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Applicants must visit to apply and should include a letter of application, a vita, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a non-returnable writing sample and, if available, teaching evaluations to: Dr. Richard Utz, Chair, Department of English, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331. For information on the department, please visit:

Western Michigan University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer consistent with applicable federal and state law. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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