Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/Fiction

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Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/Fiction

Home Department: English & Rhetoric

Employment Type: Tenure Track Faculty

Appointment: Faculty (10-month)

Primary Function:

The Department of English is positioned within the College of Arts and Sciences, which is the largest of the University's four colleges. Approximately 185 full-time faculty teach 3,000 students in thirteen departments, with majors encompassing the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, sciences and mathematics, fine and performing arts, and select professional programs.

The Department of English currently offers a bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in either creative writing or literature, an MA in English, and an MFA in Creative Writing. In the context of its course offerings, the department also focuses on supporting undergraduate research opportunities, community engagement and study abroad. Additionally, the department serves the core curriculum by teaching the first-year writing courses, numerous first and second year seminars (GC1Y and GC2Y), and contributing expertise in areas such as interdisciplinary studies, women's studies and Africana studies.

Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university's main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect and responsibility.

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment.

Primary Purpose:

The Department of English at Georgia College invites applicants for a distinguished fiction writer to teach in the MFA and undergraduate Creative Writing Program. This is a tenure-track position, requiring: an MFA or Ph.D. by time of employment; at least one book of fiction and critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation; additional publication in creative nonfiction; demonstrated knowledge of a diverse cultural literary tradition; and evidence of outstanding teaching. Teaching opportunities include courses in creative writing and literature. Teaching duties will vary but include graduate-level prose workshops and undergraduate creative writing and literature classes, serving as faculty fiction or creative nonfiction editor for the university’s literary journal Arts & Letters, and advising graduate theses. Additionally, there will be the opportunity of developing a new course in the faculty member’s area of expertise.

Key Functions: Faculty - Teaching/Instructing, Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity, Faculty - Service to Institution

Job duties performed for the above function:

Teaching is a primary responsibility of all Georgia College faculty. Teaching opportunities for this position include courses in creative writing and literature. Teaching duties will vary but include graduate level fiction workshops, undergraduate creative writing and literature courses, and the potential for teaching in Area C of the Core (ENGL 2110). Other responsibilities of this position will include serving as faculty poetry editor for the university's journal Arts and Letters and advising graduate theses. Department Chairs assign courses, days and class times. Specific responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following: providing in-class instruction; holding office hours; developing or maintaining competence in various learning platforms, and contributing to departmental and university initiatives such as assessment, continuous development, and inclusive excellence; service to the academic community and a robust scholarly or creative agenda.

All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

While publication is a primary measure of creative/scholarly endeavor, expectations for scholarship also include but are not limited to the following: offering public readings, securing residencies, giving workshops, or preparing instructional materials or acting in a consulting capacity.

Service to various communities (such as the department, the college, the university or the profession) is expected of all faculty. Serving as faculty senator, acting as program coordinator or student organization advisor, search committee member, chair, or standing committee representative are some of the more common forms that service takes.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must have an MFA in Creative Writing or Ph.D. in Creative Writing or Literature; in addition, they should have published at least one book with a nationally recognized press.

Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S.3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org [faculty credentials]). (Minimum 18 graduate semester hours in the academic discipline).

 

 

 

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Job No: Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/Fiction
Posted: 10/11/2019
Application Due: 12/10/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive