Assistant Professor in Creative Writing

North Carolina State University

United States

November 6, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number PG191272EP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title Assistant Professor in Creative Writing Anticipated Hiring Range $70,000 - $75,000; dependent upon credentials Work Schedule Varies according to class schedule Job Location Raleigh, NC Department English About the Department

NC State English is one of eleven departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. We offer undergraduate majors, minors, as well as three masters programs (MA, MFA, and MSTC) and one joint PhD in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM). Located in the Research Triangle Area in Raleigh, North Carolina, the English department consists of a large, diverse faculty, staff, and student body that prepares graduates for a larger variety of careers.

Essential Job Duties

The English department at North Carolina State University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Poetry). We are looking for a candidate with a strong publication record and literary reputation, including at least one published book, and successful university teaching experience. An MFA in creative writing is preferred. Additional publications or teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas would be a plus: creative nonfiction, African American literature, Latinx literature, Native American literature, Asian American literature, environmental writing, and/or hybrid literature and writing.

This hire will enable us to maintain the high quality of our competitive MFA program and our popular, growing creative writing concentration in the English major. The new Assistant Professor will develop and maintain relationships with writers who contribute to our visiting writers program; will attract and recruit candidates into our MFA program; will direct poetry theses and serve on thesis committees; will mentor MFA students in writing and teaching; and will teach classes at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Likely courses include Intermediate and Advanced Poetry Writing, Studies in Poetry, the graduate Workshop in Poetry, and ENG 590, a craft seminar offered to graduate MFA and MA students.

More information about the creative writing program at NC State can be found at the English Department website (https: // english.chass.ncsu.edu/).

Other Responsibilities

Perform other duties as assigned by the department head.

Minimum Education and Experience

A MFA with a concentration in poetry or a PhD with a creative dissertation in poetry and demonstrated expertise in teaching at the university level.

Other Required Qualifications

  • The candidate should have an established reputation in poetry writing, with the potential for future growth.
  • Strong commitment to excellence in teaching is expected, as is a willingness to build and support the creative writing program at NC State.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • The candidate should have teaching experience at the university level, preferably in poetry writing, and demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence.
  • Required License(s) or Certification(s)

    N/A

    Valid NC Driver's License required No Commercial Driver's License required No

    Job Open Date 10/06/2021

    Anticipated Close Date Open until filled. Special Instructions to Applicants

    In addition to your application please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae or resume, four writing samples (uploaded to “Other Documents (1)”) , and the contact information for three (3) professional references.

    Position Number 00108841

    Position Type Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0 Appointment 9 Month Recurring Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Non Mandatory - Emergency Event Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Department ID 160201 - English AA/EEO

    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Supplemental Questions

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  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
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    Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact Information for References
  • Other Document (1)
  • Optional Documents

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