Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
The Department of English Language and Literature at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing. The Creative Writing Program emphasizes interdisciplinarity and includes both undergraduate and MA studies. We are seeking a literary writer who works in new media and/or digital arts and is capable of teaching courses that address contemporary aesthetic practices engaged with digital environments in multi-discipline contexts. Candidates must hold a graduate degree, and demonstrate a significant publication record, evidence of excellence in teaching, and promise of continuing literary engagement. Teaching load is three courses per semester, with possible course reductions.
The Department is searching for someone who demonstrates collegiality among faculty, support staff, and students and who works well within a climate of shared governance. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching; facilitate and value student development; generate both literary and scholarly work; and participate in professional and community organizations.
Known for its congenial and collaborative English Department, EMU is located in the Ann Arbor-Detroit area. The school is a culturally diverse learning and teaching community set in a small city environment, amidst a major metropolitan area, that attracts students from Metro Detroit, across the state, nationally, and internationally. Internal grant opportunities are available.
To apply, go to https://www.emujobs.com and click on the “View/Apply for Faculty and Administrative Positions.” As a part of the application, all applicants must provide a cover letter and CV. Additional materials only upon request. Questions about this position may be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee rhalpern-at-emich.edu.
Screening of candidates will begin on October 25, with priority given to applications received by that date.
Interviews will be conducted at the MLA Convention in Chicago in 2014.