Assistant Professor, Creative Writing

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Assistant Professor, Creative Writing

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Regular Full-Time

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Faculty (Tenure-Track)


English and Philosophy

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of English and Philosophy at Murray State invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, fiction concentration.

The assistant professor will teach 12 hours per semester in creative writing and other courses according to qualifications and departmental needs; these may include composition, humanities, undergraduate literature courses, and graduate courses. Maintain a record of publication in the field sufficient for tenure and advancement and engage in appropriate departmental and university service.

Minimum Education Requirements:

MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing with a specialization in fiction and the ability to teach in another related discipline such as screenwriting, creative nonfiction, new media, web writing, literary journal editing, etc.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

Distinguished record of fiction publications required. Evidence of teaching effectiveness.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

• Letter of application addressing qualifications, teaching experience, and relevant creative/scholarly projects
• Curriculum Vitae
• Fiction sample of 20-25 pages
• Copies of transcripts




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Posted: 3/3/2021
Application Due: 4/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time