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Visiting Professor Creative Writing

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants should submit the following electronic application materials on-line at https://employment.denison.edu: a cover letter addressing their motivations for teaching at a small, residential, liberal arts college; a curriculum vitae including a publication list; a statement of teaching philosophy; and contact information for three recommenders. Our review of completed applications will begin in March 9, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. All applicants must provide 3 names of references, complete with email addresses. Instructions will be provided to reference writers, including a unique secure portal link for each referee to upload an electronic letter of recommendation to the applicant’s online application. Denison will only accept electronic recommendation letters uploaded in the applicant tracking system. Reference letters will continue to be accepted after the application closing date, since references will only be able to submit their letter after the candidate has submitted the application.

Posting Details

Job Posting Information

Position Type Faculty
Tenure or non-tenure track Non Tenure
Position Title Visiting Professor Creative Writing
Job Summary and Requirements

Denison University invites applications for a two-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing with an emphasis in nonfiction. Ability to teach introductory creative writing classes is required, with capabilities in poetry and fiction. The 3/3 teaching assignment may also include advanced creative writing courses, first-year writing, literature courses in the candidate’s field, and supervision of year-long senior creative writing projects. Position to begin in Fall 2018. Candidate must have an MFA or PhD. We welcome applicants with the ability to teach world literature in English and/or ethnic and minority literatures. The successful candidate will have a strong record of publication and will be an accomplished teacher ready to join a vibrant English department and a new narrative nonfiction concentration.

Denison University is an undergraduate liberal arts college and an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community which recognizes the value of all persons, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. Please submit a letter of application and c.v. online at employment.denison.edu by Friday, March 9, 2018.
Department English Department
Posting Number F 121300112
Full or Part Time Full Time
FTE
Contact(s) Ann Townsend
Contact Phone/Extension
Contact Email
Open Date 02/07/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit the following electronic application materials on-line at https://employment.denison.edu: a cover letter addressing their motivations for teaching at a small, residential, liberal arts college; a curriculum vitae including a publication list; a statement of teaching philosophy; and contact information for three recommenders.

Our review of completed applications will begin in March 9, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

All applicants must provide 3 names of references, complete with email addresses. Instructions will be provided to reference writers, including a unique secure portal link for each referee to upload an electronic letter of recommendation to the applicant’s online application.

Denison will only accept electronic recommendation letters uploaded in the applicant tracking system. Reference letters will continue to be accepted after the application closing date, since references will only be able to submit their letter after the candidate has submitted the application.

Additional Information

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You must contact this service to obtain an appropriate dossier-generated email address. Please use this email address when prompted for reference name and email. For further explanation of how dossier services upload recommendation letters, please see Interfolio’s information site as an example. Our system automated email trigger will be sent to the dossier service named.

Denison University Background Check Statement

The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.

Denison University EEO Statement

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide.  Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. List of 3 Professional References and Contact Information
Optional Documents