Assistant Professor of English -- Creative Writing (Fiction)

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Internal Title Assistant Professor of English -- Creative Writing (Fiction) Position Type Tenure-track School/Area School of Humanities and Social Sciences Department English Position Description

The College of Charleston’s Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Fiction) beginning January 2, 2020. The department offers both an MFA and a BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and is also home to the literary journal Crazyhorse.

We seek applicants with either an MFA or a PhD in Creative Writing, a strong publication record (at least one book published with a nationally recognized press), and significant teaching experience. We seek to attract a candidate with a demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially; a willingness to collaborate with creative writing faculty and Crazyhorse staff in programming and development; and a readiness to serve in Creative Writing program administrative roles.

The ordinary teaching assignment is 3/3. Teaching duties will include all levels of fiction writing workshops from beginning to graduate, along with mentoring MFA theses. Other graduate teaching responsibilities include: a course on the craft of fiction and thematic reading-intensive courses on 20th/21st-century works. Faculty are encouraged to develop special topics creative writing courses fueled by their interests; to participate in the periodic teaching of first-year writing, first-year experience courses, and Honors College colloquia; and to mentor undergraduate independent studies and Bachelor’s Essays.

Responsibilities of every faculty member include a commitment to teaching excellence, maintaining an outstanding program of research and/or creative activity, and providing service to the department and College.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and current transcript to Interfolio by August 15, 2019. Contact the Department Chair Dr. Myra Seaman ([email protected]) with questions about applying. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype.

Founded in 1770 and located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a public liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to the teacher-scholar model for faculty. Charleston is a thriving, culturally rich city. The College of Charleston, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Department of English have a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students, and to sustaining an inclusive work and learning environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a letter of application, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and current transcript to Interfolio by August 15, 2019. Contact the Department Chair Dr. MyraSeaman ([email protected]) with questions about applying. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype.

Posting Date 04/18/2019 Closing Date 05/18/2019 Open Until Filled? No Posting Number F2016162P EEO Statement

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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