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Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing: Fiction, Tenure-Track

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Job Title: Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing: Fiction, Tenure-Track
Location: Clayton State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 236007
Job Summary The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Clayton State University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in English, specializing in creative writing (fiction). We are interested candidates with a record of public engagement (publication, readings, or other means) to collaborate on expanding our creative writing program. We seek a candidate specializing in fiction or genre fiction (science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, horror, Afrofuturism, etc.) with sub-fields in creative nonfiction, new or hybrid media, environmental writing, editorial/publishing experience, popular culture, Latinx literature, African American literature, or inclusive pedagogies. We seek candidates committed to undergraduate teaching who can expand our curriculum and foster inclusion and access for students from historically underrepresented groups. The successful candidate will teach first-year writing (Eng. 1101 and Eng. 1102), co-requisite support courses, and English majors’ courses in writing, both seated and online. The candidate will also be expected to develop and teach graduate courses in the interdisciplinary MALS and MAT degree programs; develop and maintain relationships with writers for our Visiting Writers Reading Program; and recruit and mentor majors. The position is an academic year, tenure-track appointment that reports to the Chair of the Department of English and will begin on August 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive with comparable programs.

The Department of English offers undergraduate degrees and minors in English, with concentrations in writing (creative and professional), literature, and secondary education. The department also teaches first-year writing and literature survey courses in the general education curriculum. It offers English courses in two graduate degree programs: the multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and the Master of Arts in Teaching in English. We offer the major 100% online and seated. For additional information, see http://www.clayton.edu/english.

Required Qualifications
  • A terminal degree required (MFA, PhD) in English, specializing in creative writing or writing studies in: fiction and one or more of the following specializations: popular genre fiction, creative nonfiction, new or hybrid media, environmental writing, editorial/publishing experience, popular culture, Latinx literature, African American literature, and inclusive pedagogies. ABD candidates with a firm dissertation defense date may be considered
  • A record of successful college-level teaching at the undergraduate level, both seated and onlineSuccessful experience in teaching First-Year WritingKnowledge of the application of technology to enhance teaching and learningInterest in teaching graduate students in the MALS and MAT programsCommitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic communityExcellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD in English/Creative Writing
  • Published authors and/or professionals who have worked in the industry with authors publishing popular genre literatures
  • Commitment to teaching first-generation college students
  • Evidence of scholarship, professional development, or experience in inclusive pedagogies
  • Familiarity with electronic portfolio assessment
  • Expertise in online teaching
  • Interest in service learning and community engagement
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching.
Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Recourses at (678) 466-4230, or by email at [email protected].

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or [email protected].

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Clayton State University, as determined by Clayton State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Clayton State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Clayton State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at: (678) 466-5445.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Clayton State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Clayton State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at: (678) 466-5445.

Special Applicant Instructions

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the contact information for three current references. For full consideration of your dossier, send documents by Dec. 10, 2021; position open until filled. To apply go to: https://www.clayton.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities. For additional questions, contact the Department of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or [email protected].

Organization

As an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, Clayton State University has come a long way since its inception 40 years ago.clayton_state_university1.jpg

The University first opened in September 1969 as Clayton Junior College with Dr. Harry S. Downs as founding president and an enrollment of 942 students. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia elevated it to baccalaureate status as Clayton State College in 1986 and university status as Clayton College & State University in 1996. The school’s current designation as Clayton State University was approved in 2005.

clayton_state_university2.jpgSince Downs’ retirement in January 1994, the University has had two presidents; Dr. Richard A. Skinner, who took office upon Downs’ retirement, and Dr. Thomas K. Harden, who took office in June 2000. When Harden was named chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Dr. Thomas J. "Tim" Hynes, Jr., was appointed interim president, starting on May 18, 2009. The current enrollment is in excess of 6,000 students and the school provides a multitude of undergraduate degree credit programs that—in the words of the university’s mission statement—provides "career-oriented education with a solid liberal arts foundation."

In addition to more than doubling its undergraduate degrees over the past 10 years, Clayton State also has added seven graduate programs in the past three years. The first, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, began in 2006. Since then, the Master of Science in Nursing, the Master of Health Administration and the Master of Business Administration all began in 2007, and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs, MAT - English and MAT - Mathematics, in 2009. The Master of Archival Studies is scheduled to begin in 2010.

The past five years at Clayton State have also been highlighted by the establishment of the first joint state and federal archives facilities adjacent to campus, the institution of a comprehensive strategic planning process, the reaffirmation of the University’s accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the opening of the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site in Peachtree City. In a six week period between August and October 2008, the University dedicated three new buildings; the University’s first student housing, the Student Activities Center and a new building for the AACSB-accredited School of Business.

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Clayton State is also home to Spivey Hall, the finest small performance facility in the Southeast. First opened in 1991, Spivey Hall is known locally, nationally and internationally for presenting the best in jazz and classical music as well as an education outreach program that serves tens of thousands of school children from throughout metro Atlanta annually.

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