Postdoctoral Teaching FellowshipPosition Summary
The Department of English at Michigan State University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Creative Writing beginning August 16, 2018. The fellowship salary is $53,000 for the academic year, plus benefits and a research stipend.
As a postdoctoral teaching fellow, the candidate will be assigned a 2/2 teaching load, and applicants must be prepared to teach lower and upper level undergraduate courses in the Creative Writing Program, including a multi-genre Introduction to Creative Writing course, and to engage with students through co-curricular activities. Mentoring will be provided to help develop the candidate’s career trajectory.
Housed in the Department of English, the Creative Writing Program (http://www.english.msu.edu/undergraduate/program-options/creative-writing/) offers a rigorous undergraduate concentration within the major emphasizing studies and craft. The Department of English is a dynamic inclusive community that encourages intellectual and cultural diversity, prepares students for a range of careers that require global cultural knowledge, and is an integral part of the College of Arts & Letters and Michigan State University’s international engagement.
The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthen diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual and creative leadership is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
Michigan State University, the nation’s pioneer land-grant university, member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and one of the top 100 research universities in the world, was founded in 1855. We are an inclusive academic community known for our traditionally strong academic disciplines and professional programs, and our liberal arts foundation. Our cross- and interdisciplinary enterprises connect the sciences, humanities, and professions in practical, sustainable, and innovative ways to address society’s rapidly changing needs.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.Required Degree
Doctorate -English/Creative WritingMinimum Requirements
The fellowship recipient must have received a Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing within five years prior to the start of the appointment.Desired Qualifications
We are seeking applicants working at the intersections of prose narrative and new media. The ideal candidate will have emerging expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital literary arts, video essays, interactive fiction or nonfiction, graphic narrative, or other avenues of electronic artistic production.
The ideal candidate will have emerging expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital literary arts, video essays, interactive fiction or nonfiction, graphic narrative, or other avenues of electronic artistic production.Required Application Materials
- Letter of application
- Representative writing/media dossiers
- Teaching statement
- Two sample syllabi (one lower- and one upper-level)
- Summary of candidate's experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in past or planned research endeavors
- Any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives
- Explanation of how candidate will advance our goals of inclusive excellence
- Names and email addresses of three potential referees
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at the Michigan State University Human Resources website http://careers.msu.edu/