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Maintain active program of research and creative activity. Teach both graduate and undergraduate creative writing courses. Direct Coal Royalty Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. Direct undergraduate creative writing program and establish new undergraduate course to coordinate with visiting writers series. Service to department as appropriate.
The Program in Creative Writing in the Department of English at The University of Alabama invites applications for an appointment at the rank of advanced assistant, associate, or full professor to direct our thriving undergraduate creative writing program and the renowned Coal Royalty Visiting Writers’ Program. The successful applicant will have an appropriate terminal degree; at least one book published and one in press (we are open to any genre, or a combination of genres), or the equivalent; and significant experience in both teaching and administration. Duties will include teaching both graduate and undergraduate creative writing courses of one’s own design, directing the existing undergraduate program (advising, curriculum, staffing, new course(s) coordinated with visiting writers’ series, recruitment, placement, co-curricular activities, etc.), and directing the Coal Royalty Visiting Writers Series, which brings several distinguished writers to campus each year for week-long visits. The successful candidate would also assist in developing plans for a Creative Writing house. To get a sense of our innovative and flexible curriculum, graduates and faculty, and our lively local culture, please visit our website at http://english.ua.edu/grad/cw. Position begins 8/16/16.
Candidates for this position must visit the University of Alabama website at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu to initiate an application and upload various materials. The online application will include the following documents: A letter of application that includes descriptions of your creative projects, teaching, and administrative experience and approach; Resume/Curriculum Vitae; Writing Sample of up to 30 pages. Three letters of recommendation should be sent as PDFs directly from your referees or dossier management service to firstname.lastname@example.org (please include “CW Search Recommendation Letter” in the subject line of these messages). Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct preliminary interviews via videoconference and final interviews on campus. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.
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Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.
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