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FACULTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Position #FY 13-82
February 15, 2013

TITLE/RANK: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH: CREATIVE WRITING
(with a specialization in the writing of poetry)

HIRING UNIT: COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Department of English Language and Literature is seeking a specialist in Creative Writing (poetry) for a tenure-track position. The position includes a 3/3 teaching load on the undergraduate and graduate levels in creative writing, along with general education courses.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: Tenure-track contract for academic year beginning August 16, 2013.

SOURCE OF FUNDS: State

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience and credentials.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: This position is open to a writer with at least one book of poems published by a nationally recognized press. Required qualifications include a competed MFA or PhD in Creative Writing and evidence of excellence in teaching.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Applications uploaded through Interfolio via the MLA job site or postmarked by March 11, 2013 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews may be conducted at the AWP Conference in Boston.

Candidates should submit an initial letter of application and vita either online through the MLA JIL or by mail to:

Creative Writing Search Committee
English Department Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Campus Box 1431G
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1431

Candidates who advance to the second round will be asked for a writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, letters of recommendation and transcripts.

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Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.

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