Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/Poetry

Job description

The English department at the University of North Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Creative Writing/Poetry. We welcome candidates with secondary expertise in one or more of the following: post-contemporary American poetry, digital literacy, screenwriting, literary magazine editing, creative writing for new media, and/or creative nonfiction. Publication in area of specialization and preparation for teaching creative writing at undergraduate and graduate levels required.

The University of North Alabama is the state’s oldest public university and sits on a beautiful 130-acre campus in historic Florence, Alabama. Florence is located within a four-city area on the banks of the Tennessee River known as the Shoals, which is steeped in arts, culture, and entertainment—and is home to the famous Muscle Shoals sound. This position is expected to begin in the Fall of 2017.

Primary teaching assignments include graduate and undergraduate creative writing workshops in appropriate areas of expertise, first-year composition courses (which all faculty teach), and sophomore literature survey courses. All faculty are expected to teach a 4/4 load with possible reductions for graduate courses. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring graduate students, serving on master’s thesis committees, participating in student recruitment and advisement, actively pursuing a substantive agenda for scholarly/creative work, and serving on department, college, and university committees. Competitive salary commensurate with degree, rank, and experience.


Applicants must hold or be completing an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing with an emphasis in writing poetry; applicants who have not yet completed one of these two degrees will be considered, but must complete all requirements for the MFA or PhD by the date of the appointment. College teaching experience is required. The position is open until filled; however, application review begins on November 1st.

To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu/postings/4213.  Applications will only be accepted through this system.  Please be prepared to upload/provide a cover letter, resume/cv, reference list, teaching philosophy, unofficial/official transcripts, and three letters of reference.  For questions, please email [email protected] or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2. 


UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed.




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Posted: 9/11/2016
Application Due: 11/11/2016
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience according to the faculty salary schedule.