Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Department of English, Fiction (Two Positions)

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
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Job description

Posting Number: 0004692
Position Type: Faculty
Department: English

Campus:
Hattiesburg

Job Summary:
The Department of English at the University of Southern Mississippi seeks to hire two tenure-track fiction writers to begin August 2018 at the Assistant, Associate, and/or Full Professor ranks.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidates will teach in Southern Miss’s premier graduate and undergraduate creative writing programs, contribute service, teach other courses depending on expertise, contribute to program development and direction, and serve on thesis and dissertation committees. A 3-3 load and competitive salary depending on rank. The department is the home of the Center for Writers and Mississippi Review and boasts a thriving graduate emphasis area in creative writing. The candidates will develop and teach upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute broadly to our undergraduate, M.A., & Ph.D. programs.

Minimum Qualifications:
The junior position requires a terminal degree, current and strong publication record, and excellence in teaching. Preferred qualifications: at least one book published by a national press, editorial experience, and credentials in non-fiction. In addition to these qualifications, the senior position requires a distinguished, nationally prominent record of sustained and current publication with major presses.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. and/or experience in writing program administration are desirable for both positions.

Work Hours:
Will vary depending on teaching schedule and office hours.

How to apply

Application deadline is Dec. 8, 2017. Please submit letter of application, CV, a statement on teaching, graduate transcripts, and a writing sample electronically to http://www.usm.edu/employment-hr/.

Additional University/Departmental Information:
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, Southern Miss students have collected seven Goldwater Scholarships, three Truman Scholarships and 16 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in art, dance, music and theatre, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at www.usm.edu.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. In just 100 years, we’ve grown from a small teachers’ college into a premier research university that is a haven for the arts with a tradition of success in both academics and athletics. Southern Miss has a diverse student body of approximately 17,000 students from 56 different countries, all 50 states and every corner of Mississippi. We offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in six degree-granting colleges with more than 180 degree programs. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to six teaching and research sites in Mississippi.