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Assistant Professor, Creative Writing, Department of English

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Winston Salem, NC

Full time
R0000937


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Job Description Summary
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY'S Department of English seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track position in Creative Writing (genre open) at the level of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2019.

Job Description

We seek candidates who hold a terminal degree in creative writing or literature (MFA or PhD) and whose literary practice, through traditional and/or experimental forms, engages African American, Latinx, and/or Native American contexts. Exceptional applicants at any rank may be considered.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

We are especially interested in candidates who work in more than one genre or hybrid forms. Applicants should have a book or record of significant publication, expertise in teaching creative writing workshops at introductory and advanced levels, ability to shape a thriving, ambitious creative writing program, and commitment to co-directing a distinguished reading series. Salary is competitive. The teaching load is 2/2. Initial interviews will be conducted in December by video conference, with campus visits to follow in January.

The Creative Writing program at Wake Forest is dynamic and growing. We currently offer a minor, whose student numbers increase significantly every year. We house the prestigious publisher of innovative fiction, Fiction Collective Two (FC2), directed by Joanna Ruocco. Our reading series regularly features highly distinguished writers such as George Saunders, Renee Gladman, M. NourbeSe Philip, Tracie Morris, Jerome Rothenberg, Chris Abani, Alejandro Zambra, Carmen Gimnez Smith, Anne Waldman, and Ben Lerner. Our minors have been accepted to top MFA programs such as Iowa and Notre Dame, and some have gone on to top PhD programs in creative writing. In addition to instructing undergraduates, we also work with master's students seeking a creative writing concentration.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto " pro humanitate ." For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html . For information about the Department of English, go to college.wfu.edu/english .

Applicants should apply online at www.wfu.careers by submitting a cover letter addressed to Dr. Jessica Richard, Chair, Department of English; your vita; statement of teaching philosophy; and a writing sample (maximum of 30 pages). Three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent via email by the recommender or dossier service to [email protected] . Applications and other materials must be submitted no later than October 25 at 5:00 pm.

Questions about the application process may be addressed to [email protected] . Questions about the position may be addressed to [email protected] .

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Questions about the application process may be addressed to [email protected] . Questions about the position may be addressed to [email protected] .

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Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. In order to provide a safe learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.

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Posted: 9/11/2018
Application Due: 10/26/2018
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