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Assistant Professor Creative Writing

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Along with the application, the following items must be included: • Letter of application • Current CV • Copies of transcripts • A fiction sample of 20-25 pages

Job Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20170029FAC
Job Title Assistant Professor Creative Writing
Type of Employment Regular Full-Time
If Part Time, Enter Hours Per Week
Work Location Murray
Employment Term Academic Year
Position Type Faculty (Tenure-Track)
Department English and Philosophy
Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities

Teach 12 hours per semester in creative writing and other courses according to qualifications and departmental needs; these may include composition, humanities, undergraduate literature courses, and graduate courses. Position to begin August 2018.

Minimum Education Requirements

MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing with a specialization in fiction and secondary expertise in creative nonfiction.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements

Distinguished record of fiction publication.
Ability to teach undergraduate and creative nonfiction workshops. Evidence of good teaching required. Maintain a record of publication in the field sufficient for tenure and advancement and engage in appropriate departmental and university service.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications

May coordinate undergraduate creative writing program for 3 hours reassigned time which may include advising and other administrative duties.

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Minimum Salary
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Posting Details

Posting Date 09/08/2017
Closing Date 10/31/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

• Letter of application
• Current CV
• Copies of transcripts
• A fiction sample of 20-25 pages

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • HigherEdJobs.com
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    • Internal Job Posting
    • Murray Ledger and Times
    • Paducah Sun
    • Murray State University website
    • Other
  2. If "Other", please explain:

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Copies of Transcripts
  3. Letter of Application
  4. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document