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Visiting Faculty - Literature and Fiction Writing

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Albion College
Location
Albion, Michigan

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Albion College invites applications for a one-year (non-renewable) visiting faculty member with a specialization in writing fiction to teach college writing, literature, and creative writing. We are especially interested in candidates who will engage our inclusive learning community and contribute to a campus climate that supports equity and diversity.  M.F.A. or Ph.D preferred, but A.B.D. will be considered. 3/3 teaching load. Primary responsibilities include teaching college writing, introductory creative writing (multi-genre: poetry and fiction), and introductory literature. Additional responsibilities may include directing honors theses in fiction writing and assisting with the Albion College Reading Series.  Several semesters’ teaching experience at the college level and a record of publication are expected. The English Department has a long-term commitment to diversity in the curriculum and in its faculty and to excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Candidates should submit an online application, including CV, cover letter, and statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/74167. Applications completed by March 8, 2020, will receive full consideration. Please direct questions to Danit Brown, chair of English, at [email protected]

Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1550 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour's drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. Albion College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment. Visit our web site at www.albion.edu.

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<p>An independent, coeducational, residential college in south-central Michigan, Albion is committed to the liberal arts tradition. Founded in 1835 and historically related to the United Methodist <img alt="albion_college1.jpg" src="http://www.insidehighered.com/careers/styles/medium/public/images/institution_profile/uploads/albion_college1.jpg" style="float: left; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 7px; width: 278px; height: 110px;" typeof="foaf:Image" />Church, the College is dedicated to preserving the values of the past, to serving the needs of the present, and to anticipating the goals of the future.</p> <p>Albion College is nationally recognized for its academic excellence in the liberal arts tradition, a learning-centered commitment, and a future-oriented perspective. The College is a leader in preparing students to anticipate, solve, and prevent problems in order to improve the human and global condition. The College immerses students in the creation and processing of knowledge, and graduates skilled architects of societal change, active citizens, and future leaders.</p> <p><strong>Mission</strong><br /> Albion College is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution committed to academic excellence. We are learning-centered and recognize that valuable learning takes place in and outside the classroom, on and off campus. We prepare students to translate critical thought into action.</p> <p><strong>Values</strong><br /> As a measure of Albion College’s commitment to our students, our public, and the liberal arts tradition, the vision espouses deeply-embedded core values.</p> <p>We value:<img alt="albion_college2.jpg" src="http://www.insidehighered.com/careers/styles/medium/public/images/institution_profile/uploads/albion_college2.jpg" style="float: right; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; width: 298px; height: 119px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>- An intellectually challenging and diverse community of learners, teachers, scholars, and thinkers who share and promote a passion for learning and innovation in teaching and scholarship;</p> <p>- Our passionate, loyal, and committed alumni;</p> <p>- Diversity as an expression and affirmation of the human condition and as a source of strength and celebration for all members of the community;</p> <p>- Fairness, justice, ethical development, and personal responsibility;</p> <p><img alt="albion_college3.jpg" src="http://www.insidehighered.com/careers/styles/medium/public/images/institution_profile/uploads/albion_college3.jpg" style="float: right; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 7px; width: 239px; height: 161px;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>- Small classes and personal attention in a residential undergraduate environment where the daily interaction of faculty, staff, and students fosters critical thinking, advances knowledge through collaborative scholarship, respects academic freedom, and inspires lifelong learning;</p> <p>- Disciplinary and interdisciplinary study;</p> <p>- Intellectual, personal, social, ethical, and spiritual development within our local and global communities that prepares graduates for productive lives and careers; a breadth and depth of opportunities and experiences; and, the drive to help each other make meaningful and educated contributions to our world;</p> <p>- Effective stewardship of all our resources—physical, intellectual, environmental, human, and financial; we strive to make decisions that are fiscally responsible;</p> <p>- Opportunities for collegiality based on shared interests for the common good that lead to rich friendships among faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the greater Albion community.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.</p>

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