Director, Masters in Professional Writing Program-Associate Professor/Professor

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Director of the Master of Arts in Professional Writing Program Associate Professor or Professor

Department of English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, tenure-track Director of the Master of Arts in Professional Writing Program and Associate Professor or Professor Creative Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, Applied or Professional Writing faculty position in the Department of English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Position Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities will include overseeing the curriculum, supervising faculty, advising and recruiting students, advertising and promoting the program and its activities, administering the teaching assistants and graduate research assistants assigned to the program, mentoring students and faculty, and representing the program on committees within the Department, the College, and across the University. Candidates must also be willing to involve themselves in all three areas of faculty responsibility: teaching, service, and scholarship.

Required Education, qualifications, and experience: Applicants for the position must possess a terminal degree (or its foreign equivalent) in creative writing, rhetoric and composition, professional writing, or a related field. Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered. Candidates should also have an established record of publications commensurate with leadership of such a program. Experience in academic leadership is desirable.

An innovative leader in English Studies, the Department of English invites students to pursue career-sensitive degrees connected to writing, language, literature, film, and theory. The Department also encourages students to join a community of learners dedicated to thinking, writing, and reading critically and to making meaningful intellectual contributions to the larger world around them.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country's most dynamic cities. As Georgia's third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

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Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.

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Posted: 8/7/2017
Application Due: 10/6/2017
Work Type: Full Time