Salem State University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Job Description: The Salem State University English Department is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in creative writing beginning in September 2013. The ideal candidate must be qualified to teach first year writing courses in the core curriculum and graduate courses in writing, possess strong administrative and communication skills, and serve as a departmental liaison to arts community events in Salem and beyond. The standard teaching load is eight classes per year (four classes per semester). Subject to available funding.
Required qualifications include (1) the Ph.D. or the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing, (2) evidence of strong teaching and scholarship in at least two genres including poetry, and (3) strong administrative and communication skills, with experience in arts administration.
Preferred qualifications include (1) strong publication record, (2) familiarity with producing a literary magazine and coordinating a visiting writers' series, (3) experience in and a commitment to teaching in a multicultural, multiracial environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles, and (4) capability in distance-learning methods and instructional technologies.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter ONLY.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background check satisfactory to the University. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.