Detailed Job Description
Quinnipiac University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position beginning in Fall 2012. This is a full-time, non-tenure track renewable term appointment in creative writing with a specialization in poetry.
The successful candidate will work collaboratively with a colleague in fiction writing to develop interest in a new concentration in creative writing within the English major. Responsibilities include contributing to curriculum development within the department, advising our undergraduate literary magazine, organizing poetry readings on campus, and developing new initiatives within an emerging creative writing program. The successful candidate is also expected to teach one course in the First Year Writing program. Expected teaching load is 3/3.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have an MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing completed by August 2012. We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and an established publishing history. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in both traditional and innovative forms, including multidisciplinary, multimedia, and digital approaches to poetry.
Special Instructions to Applicants
The English Department at Quinnipiac University serves nearly 150 majors and many minors across the University campus. It has been at the forefront of the University's WAC initiative and plays a key role in the development of the liberal arts as a center of excellence on campus. Salary and benefits are competitive.
Application materials should include a letter of application and a current curriculum vita. In addition three letters of recommendation, at least one of which directly addresses the candidate's teaching, should be sent to Creative Writing Search, c/o Danielle Pomponi, English Department Secretary, English Department, Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518. Applications must be received by March 1, 2012.