Assistant Professor of English

Salisbury University
Salisbury, Maryland
Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing date
Sep 13, 2021

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Arts & Humanities, English Literature & Composition

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Assistant Professor of English

The English department at Salisbury University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in creative writing with a specialization in creative nonfiction. We are seeking a candidate with demonstrated teaching excellence at the undergraduate level and a strong national publication record. Candidates with demonstrated expertise and interest in areas that can help us serve students across the university are encouraged to apply; such areas include interdisciplinary humanities (humanities intersections with environmental studies, science, business, etc.) and/or areas in our new general-education model (diversity and inclusion, civic engagement, or sustainability).

Area of Specialization: Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction).

Primary Job Duties: Teaching three four-credit courses per semester in beginning and advanced creative writing, with an emphasis on creative nonfiction, as well as courses that can help support the university’s general education curriculum; helping build the creative writing program, through the design and implementation of new courses, as well as other aspects of curriculum development; engaging in professional development and publication; and participating in the activities and service of the department and the university. Candidates are expected to use effective teaching and classroom management strategies which enhance the success of diverse learners.

Minimum Qualifications: M.F.A. or Ph.D. degree in creative writing required. Record of successful teaching and of publications with national and/or international distribution.

Applications received by September 15, 2021 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 15, 2022.  Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.    

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1) A letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a separate diversity statement (1-2 pages) that speaks to your experience, accomplishments, and/or goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, professional development, and/or service; 4) unofficial transcripts; 5) three (3) blind letters of reference (provided directly from your professional references or by an online credential service provider sent directly to [email protected].)  If you have any questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Ryan Habermeyer at [email protected].

This position is based in Salisbury, MD.  Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and other publications. SU has 440 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future.  To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall, Tel. (410) 548-3508.

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