Assistant Professor of Creative Writing: Fiction
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing: Fiction. The English Department at Allegheny College invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Fiction Writing, starting August 2019. The ideal candidate will be an active writer of literary fiction whose work and professional interests intersect with African Diasporic Literatures, and who will be able to contribute to the College’s Black Studies Program. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in fiction writing, introductory literature, and Diasporic African Literatures. Qualifications: Ph.D. or advanced A.B.D., graduate study in creative writing, a promising record of publication in fiction, and college teaching experience. Strong candidates will demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education, including pedagogy and experience consistent with diversity, equity, and inclusion. The teaching load is 3/3, with course releases earned for Senior Project advising. All Allegheny faculty teach in the college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars.
Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body. We take seriously our responsibility to increase the diversity of our dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community). Women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please submit a letter of application, CV, and diversity statement (describing how you incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, research, and/or service), by email to Matthew Ferrence, Chair of English, at [email protected]. Writing samples and letters of recommendation will be requested of short-listed candidates. Review of applications will begin immediately, with full consideration given to applications that arrive by March 1, 2019. Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Allegheny College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.