Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

University of North Florida

United States

October 22, 2021

Description

Posting Details Job Title Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

Position Number 315610 Requisition Number B07638 Position Type Faculty 9-10 Months Class Code Time-limited through N/A Type of Appointment Full-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Position Sub-Type Regular Length of Appointment 9 months Internal Recruitment? No Working Hours Varies Department English Organization COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES Division Academic Affairs - DIV College College of Arts and Sciences Approved Hiring Salary Range $62,000 to negotiable Pay Basis Annually Equal Opportunity

In 2018, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the 80 HEED institutions and was also recognized as a 2018 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation.

Carnegie

UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University's collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF's mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

Faculty Initiatives

The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.

General Description / Primary Purpose

The Department of English at the University of North Florida invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Creative Writing with a specialization in poetry to begin August 2022. Teaching load is 3/3, including general education composition courses taught by all department members, lower- and upper-division creative writing courses, and graduate- level creative writing courses taught in our M.A. Program in English. The University of North Florida has a fast-growing, vibrant creative writing program, including five in-house literary publications, two visiting writer series, and substantial scholarship funding for undergraduate creative writing students. The Department of English seeks a candidate to help foster the evolution of this program, including contributing to our diversity initiatives.

Essential Duties

Job Function

The Department of English at the University of North Florida invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Creative Writing with a specialization in poetry to begin August 2022. Teaching load is 3/3, including general education composition courses taught by all department members, lower- and upper-division creative writing courses, and graduate- level creative writing courses taught in our M.A. Program in English. The University of North Florida has a fast-growing, vibrant creative writing program, including five in-house literary publications, two visiting writer series, and substantial scholarship funding for undergraduate creative writing students. The Department of English seeks a candidate to help foster the evolution of this program, including contributing to our diversity initiatives.

Percentage Of Time 100

Marginal Functions

Required Qualifications Faculty Position Required Qualifications

M.F.A. in Creative Writing or Ph.D. with a creative dissertation, completed by June 2022.

Departmental Requirements

Applicants should have a record of excellent teaching, student mentoring, and publishing, including a strong preference for a book or book under contract from a respected press. We prefer applicants with experience in any of the following: developing new and innovative courses, managing a literary journal, running a visiting writer series, and/or initiating and participating in community-oriented creative writing activities. Strong preference for candidates engaged with literatures from diverse cultural and identity backgrounds.

Statement(s) of Understanding Definition

Background Check: This position requires a level II background check, which includes fingerprinting. In conjunction with the University's policy, this position may also require a credit check.

Foreign Influence Review : Pursuant to Florida Statute 1010.35, this position requires additional information from all applicants seeking research or research-related positions prior to an interview or offer of employment. Applicants MUST fully complete the Foreign Influence Review section of their application. Additional documents (e.g., passport) may be required based on form responses.

Responsible Employee: The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University's Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

Required Licensure or Certification

M.F.A. in Creative Writing or Ph.D. with a creative dissertation.

Machines/Equipment used regularly

Computer, other office equipment.

Anticipated Start Date 08/08/2022 Job Posting Date 09/20/2021 Application Review Date 10/29/2021 Application Deadline 10/22/2021 Open Until Filled No Point of Contact Information James Roarty, 904-620-2273 Hiring Official Keith Cartwright, 904-620-1245 Location if not Jacksonville N/A Special Instructions

Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at www. unfjobs.org in order to be considered for this position. Required materials include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vita containing at least three professional references and their contact information, graduate transcripts, and a writing sample (not to exceed 20 pages), ( Foreign passport and DS-160.) Letters of recommendation will be requested of applicants who are invited to interview. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. All applications and documents must be submitted by October 22, 2021.

Quicklink https: // www. unfjobs.org/postings/17819

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Writing Sample
  • Optional Documents

  • Passport
  • DS-160
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