Assistant Professor of English

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Job TitleAssistant Professor of EnglishPosition Number999285DepartmentEnglish & Modern LanguagesSalary$51,817Job Summary/Description

The Department of English and Modern Languages at Angelo State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing (Fiction) with an open secondary specialization. The Department seeks a dynamic and innovative teacher and emerging creative writer with a strong publication record and creative agenda to teach in our undergraduate and graduate English program.

Located in San Angelo, Texas, Angelo State University is a Hispanic-serving institution with a population of over 10,000 students. A dynamic department, the Department of English and Modern Languages serves graduates in our MA in English program and undergraduates in a variety of majors and minors: literary studies, teacher certification, creative writing, technical and business writing, Spanish, French, German, Russian, and linguistics.

Typical Duties/Job Duties

This faculty member will teach a 4-4 contract in creative writing courses and courses in a secondary research or creative field. Creative writing courses include introductory creative writing courses, workshops, and possible courses in creative-nonfiction or memoir. In addition to creative writing courses, this faculty member would also be expected to teach composition, introductory literature, and upper-level and graduate courses in a secondary specialty. This position also requires a commitment to the Department’s creative initiatives, including the literary journal Concho River Review and the annual Writers Conference in Honor of Elmer Kelton.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to teach fiction writing at all levels and courses in a second specialty and promise of future publications.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in English required by August 2020 with publication record in fiction writing with specialization in another area.

Applicants for the position should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi (one in creative writing and another in a second field), and transcripts (unofficial) and must have submitted three letters of recommendation prior to interview. Priority review of applications will begin January 1, 2020. Skype interviews will take place in late January, with campus interviews to follow in early spring. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with diverse and wide-ranging teaching experience that may include distance education.

Physical RequirementsEEO Statement

Angelo State University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting and ensuring equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Angelo State University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities. We are committed to ensuring that a qualified individual with a disability has the same rights and privileges in employment as non-disabled employees. If an accommodation is requested for the job application process, please contact our office at (325) 942-2168 or email us at [email protected].

Posting NumberF112POpen Date11/15/2019Close DateDesired Start Date08/24/2020Review Start Date01/01/2020Open Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Writing Samples may be requested prior to Skype interview.

Required Number of ReferencesSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Documents Needed To ApplyRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Teaching Philosophy
    4. Transcripts (Unofficial)
    Optional Documents
    1. List of References
    2. Other




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    Posted: 11/16/2019
    Application Due: 10/16/2020
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