Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing (999071)

Job Order # Company Job Type Salary Location Application Deadline
10490793 Wichita State University Full-Time 51,000 Wichiat, KS 10/24/2017
Summary of Responsibilities Candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively educate and empower a diverse student population. Wichita State University is in its 43rd year of offering the MFA in a 48-hour studio-academic program. We seek a dynamic individual to be part of our creative writing program which attracts graduate students from around the country and the world. Students enrolled in the MFA program are financially supported with GTA stipends and tuition remission and teach undergraduates of diverse backgrounds including many who are the first in their families to attend college. The appointee will be expected to teach nine hours each semester at the graduate and undergraduate levels (creative writing, literature, composition) and direct MFA theses while continuing to be a productive writer. Minimum Education •Requirements: an MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing with a concentration in fiction;university level. Minimum Experience •Fiction writers are invited to apply to teach in Wichita State University’s MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs. This is a tenure-eligible position for an Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing: Fiction beginning Fall 2018. Requirements: an MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing with a concentration in fiction; a significant record of publication (either a book of fiction published or under contract with a reputable literary press and/or substantial fiction appearances in nationally recognized journals); and evidence of successful teaching experience at the university level. All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission, and Values and to help foster an environment rich in diversity of culture, thought, and experience Knowledge, skills and abilities •Ability to educate and empower a diverse student population •Capability to teach the writing of fiction, literature, and composition •Ability to direct MFA theses •Publish works of fiction Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.

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www.wichita.edu Special Instructions: Applications must include a letter of application which specifically addresses the requirements listed above, a C.V., a statement of teaching philosophy, the names and contact information of three persons who can provide a letter of recommendation (do NOT send these letters now), and a 30-page sample of fiction writing. Address your letter to: Jean Griffith Interim Chair, Department of English Wichita State University Wichita, KS 67260-0014 All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience. All candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully educate and empower a diverse student population. To view complete position description and for instructions on how to apply please visit www.wichita.edu.
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