Associate Professor, Creative Writing - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Maintain active program of research and creative activity. Teach both graduate and undergraduate creative writing courses. Direct undergraduate creative writing program. Direct Coal Royalty Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. Oversee establishment and operations of a new creative writing house in downtown Tuscaloosa. 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 associate professor with tenure to direct our thriving undergraduate creative writing minor and the renowned Coal Royalty Visiting Writers’ Program and its new off-campus creative writing house. Current associate professors and advanced assistant professors are encouraged to apply. 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.), directing the Coal Royalty Visiting Writers Series which brings several distinguished writers to campus each year for week-long visits, and overseeing the establishment and operations of a new creative writing house in downtown Tuscaloosa. To get a sense of our innovative and flexible curriculum, graduates and faculty, and our lively local culture, please visit our website at Position begins 8/16/15.

Additional Position Information

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates for this position must visit the University of Alabama website at to initiate an application and upload various materials. The online application will include the following documents: A letter of application that includes a description 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 directly to the chair of the search committee, Professor Robin Behn, Dept. of English, Box 870244, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct preliminary interviews via Skype and final interviews on campus. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.

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.

Keyword Phrases

  • Associate Professor, Creative Writing
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • English / Literature
  • creative writing
  • Writing
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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