Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing - Tenure Track

Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Posted
Sep 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The English Department at Suffolk University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for July 1, 2019 (pending final budgetary approval).We are seeking candidates with an expertise in creative writing, specializing in multiple genres (including poetry) who will also edit the literary magazine Salamander in exchange for a course reduction. Applicants must hold an M.F.A. or Ph.D. at time of application and should be able to demonstrate tangible experience editing a literary journal. Salamander is a well-established journal with a significant readership. An in-house managing editor is in place at Suffolk to help with the publishing and business logistics.

The successful applicant will have a strong record of publishing and will be able to teach practical, career-oriented courses in writing, as well as traditional creative writing workshops in multiple genres and other offerings assigned through the English department. Desirable subspecialties include new media, publishing, and professional writing. Responsibilities include a four-course yearly teaching load; mentoring and advising students; and engaging in service to the department and University. Opportunities also exist to develop courses for our cross-college curricula, including courses such as Seminar for Freshmen and Creativity & Innovation.

Candidates who would increase the diversity of the faculty are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application should be made through the Suffolk HR website and should include the following: cover letter that includes relevant literary magazine experience; CV; copy of graduate transcripts; student evaluations of teaching; statement of teaching and research interests; and a writing sample of 15-25 pages. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Harpreet Kaur, HR Employment Coordinator, at [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately, with a final application deadline of January 15, 2019.

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