Job Summary and Requirements: Denison University invites applications for a two-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing with an emphasis in nonfiction. Ability to teach introductory creative writing classes is required, with capabilities in poetry and fiction. The 3/3 teaching assignment may also include advanced creative writing courses, first-year writing, literature courses in the candidate's field, and supervision of year-long senior creative writing projects. Position to begin in Fall 2018. Candidate must have an MFA or PhD. We welcome applicants with the ability to teach world literature in English and/or ethnic and minority literatures. The successful candidate will have a strong record of publication and will be an accomplished teacher ready to join a vibrant English department and a new narrative nonfiction concentration. Denison University is an undergraduate liberal arts college and an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community which recognizes the value of all persons, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. Please submit a letter of application and c.v. online at employment.denison.edu by Friday, March 9, 2018. Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capitol, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.
Contact Name: Ann Townsend
Special Intructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit the following electronic application materials on-line at https://employment.denison.edu: a cover letter addressing their motivations for teaching at a small, residential, liberal arts college; a curriculum vitae including a publication list; a statement of teaching philosophy; and contact information for three recommenders. Our review of completed applications will begin in March 9, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. All applicants must provide 3 names of references, complete with email addresses. Instructions will be provided to reference writers, including a unique secure portal link for each referee to upload an electronic letter of recommendation to the applicant's online application. Denison will only accept electronic recommendation letters uploaded in the applicant tracking system. Reference letters will continue to be accepted after the application closing date, since references will only be able to submit their letter after the candidate has submitted the application.