Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Cedar City, Utah, United States

Job description

Job Description

The Department of English invites applications for a one-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, with an emphasis in fiction.

General Duties & Responsibilities

Responsibilities include teaching intermediate and advanced fiction courses, as well as courses in rhetoric and composition and/or possibly literature. The teaching load is 4/4. The candidate will also work with visiting writers and serve on the creative writing committee. Position to begin in Fall 2018.

Required Qualifications

1. M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing, with a concentration in fiction (completed by May, 2018 at the latest)

2. Demonstrable familiarity with innovative pedagogical approaches, outcome-based learning, and current assessment methods

3. Demonstrated potential for academic research and publication.

4. Demonstrated success in teaching General Education composition courses at the university level

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Months/year: 9 month position

Tenure/Non-Tenure Track: Non-Tenure Track

Salary or Salary Range: 43,500-47,500

Posting Number: F1600147

First Consideration Date: 05/31/2018

Close Date: 06/30/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

How to apply

Apply online

If you have questions or problems with the application process, please contact Human Resources at or (435)865-8572.

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