Assistant or Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing



Job description

Oxford, GA

Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on the original campus of Emory College in Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College of Emory University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing (tenure-track), with a specialization in Fiction or Poetry and very strong secondary expertise in the other genre beginning August 2020.

The individual in this position will teach five courses a year: a combination of introductory creative writing courses (Introduction to Creative Writing and/or Introduction to Poetry Writing); intermediate workshops (including Intermediate Fiction); and one additional course (e.g., a Discovery Seminar). They would also be expected to build the Creative Writing program at Oxford College and be an engaged participant in the Emory College Creative Writing community.

Qualifications: Required- An MFA and/or a PhD in Creative Writing (or in English, with a specialization in Creative Writing) in hand by the time of appointment. Demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching creative writing at the undergraduate level. Ability to teach creative writing courses in multiple genres. A significant publication record, including at least one book or its equivalent. A commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds.
Desirable- Experience in contributing to the success of a creative writing program on a college campus and overseeing student literary journals/ publications.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy (in which they address how they prepare students for advanced work in multiple genres), evidence of strong teaching, a sample of published work (no more than 15 pages in length), undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio

The review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. First-round interviews will be held via video conferencing. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Molly McGehee, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Associate Professor of English & American Studies ([email protected]).

One of Emory University’s four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College provides 975 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor’s degree. We are interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community that values excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction. Applications from women and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome.

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Emory University, recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the Southeast's leading health care systems, is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills suburb.