|Type of Position||TENURE-TRACK|
|Advertising Ends on:||Extended Until Position is Filled|
|Advertising Started on:||Tuesday, September 19th, 2017|
|College:||College of Liberal Arts & Sciences|
|Full/Part Time Status:||Full Time|
The Department of English at the University of Iowa invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Fiction, preferably with a secondary area of expertise that will contribute to the intellectual and artistic character of the department, such as engagement in another creative writing or scholarly field, a professional editorial background, or other relevant experience that will enhance our curriculum and community, beginning fall semester 2018.
The successful candidate will be integral to our thriving new undergraduate Major in English and Creative Writing, which serves more than 500 students, and is situated in one of the most vital literary communities in the world. We are seeking a writer who inspires passion for the field, has demonstrated the ability to teach across a wide aesthetic range, and who can motivate our students to innovate as artists while deepening their critical knowledge of the history of literature.
This is a tenure-track position. Teaching will primarily be at the undergraduate level, with a normal load of two courses per semester. The Department of English houses two robust undergraduate majors (English and Creative Writing, and English), an MFA in Nonfiction Writing, and an MA/PhD program in English Literary Studies, that coalesce in a community of approximately one thousand graduate and undergraduate students. This position requires committee responsibilities that contribute to the management of the department as a whole, and the university.
The Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Applicants are asked to submit the following material: a cover letter that incorporates artist’s statement, teaching philosophy, and description of secondary expertise; CV; a published sample of fiction writing (not to exceed 25 pages); and 3 letters of recommendation. Applications received by October 23, 2017 will receive full consideration.
Terminal degree in Creative Writing—Fiction (MFA or PhD) in hand by the start date.
A strong publication record that includes at least one book of fiction in print or under contract; evidence of effective teaching at the university level; a demonstrated interest in nurturing a diverse undergraduate writing community; and potential for continued success as a published writer.
Secondary expertise in a related creative, scholarly or professional field.
Letter of Interest
Published sample of fiction writing-25 pg limit
|Number of References: 3|
|Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.|
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