Assistant Professor, Creative Writing and English

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Cleveland, NH

Southern New Hampshire University’s traditional campus is seeking an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and English. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits at the residential campus of SNHU, starting September 2020. We seek a candidate with a passion for creative writing, an excellent record in teaching undergraduates, and a minimum of one book (or the equivalent in published shorter works) from a nationally recognized publisher. The ideal applicant must be qualified to teach fiction, nonfiction, publishing, and rhetoric and composition. Preference will be given to a candidate with a particular interest in working and teaching at the intersection of creative writing and composition and rhetoric.

We seek a candidate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and experience administering a Creative Writing program is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be committed to fostering inclusive teaching and learning environments, and will contribute their vision, imagination, and leadership to a thriving creative writing program and English department. The teaching load may vary but is normally seven courses per academic year, split between creative writing, literature, and composition. Faculty service includes student advising and committee work.

Applications are due by December 15, 2019.

Minimum Qualifications:
* MFA or PhD in creative writing, with publications
* Those with an MFA and a PhD in Rhetoric/Composition are strongly encouraged to apply

Work Hours:
Typically Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm with flexibility to meet business demands as needed.

A background check is required for employment. Please submit a cover letter, in addition to your resume, with your application.

Why Join SNHU?
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), founded in 1932, is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution located in Manchester, New Hampshire. We value teamwork, openness and diversity, and believe every employee has a voice in driving our success. We’re proud to have been recognized as a Great College to Work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education every year since its inception. Our competitive benefits package includes tuition reimbursement, employer contribution to Retirement Plan, affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, and generous paid-time off. We’re constantly seeking creative, collaborative, and hard-working talent to join our team!

How to apply

Apply online

Why SNHU? Because at Southern New Hampshire University we routinely go above and beyond what is expected of us. Because we believe there are no limits to what you can do, what you can be and what you can achieve.