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 9 hours per semester in undergraduate creative writing and other courses according to qualifications and departmental needs; these may include composition, humanities, undergraduate literature courses, and graduate courses. The successful candidate will also coordinate the undergraduate creative writing program for 3 hours reassigned time; duties will include advising, organizing the annual reading series, and other administrative responsibilities. The successful candidate will 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: 4/13/2021
Application Due: 5/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time