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DIRECTOR - CREATIVE WRITING & ASSO PROF - ENGLISH

Requisition # 74276

Position Basics


Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Thursday, September 9th, 2021
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:English

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of English at the University of Iowa invites applications for the position of Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing and Associate Professor of English, beginning fall semester 2022.  We seek a dynamic writer and teacher who works in poetry, nonfiction, or fiction.



This is a tenured position. Teaching will be at the undergraduate and the graduate levels, with a normal load of two courses per semester. This position requires committee responsibilities that contribute to the management of the English and Creative Writing major, the department, and the university.



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.



The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion; 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.



Applications received before October 23, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Education Requirement:

MFA in Creative Writing and/or PhD degree in English, Comparative Literature or related field in hand by the start date or equivalent professional experience.

Required Qualifications:

Evidence of expertise in creative writing and contemporary literature; evidence of effective teaching at the university level; a strong record of publication with a book of poetry, nonfiction or fiction in print; demonstrated commitment to diversity in the educational community.

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience in program and/or department administration; a publication from a prospective second book; demonstrated ability to teach a literature course.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Supporting Attachments
Published portfolio of poems, essay or story
 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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Contact Information


Contact:Barbara P Pooley - barbara-pooley@uiowa.edu
Clas-English
English-Philosophy Building
251 West Iowa Avenue
321 EPB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Department URL: www.english.uiowa.edu



The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 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 also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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