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Ball State Seeks Assistant Professor in Fiction

Due to the unexpected retirement of one of their faculty members, Ball State University has had a sudden opening for a tenure-track position in fiction writing. The ad was posted last week on their website. Here is the announcement:


Assistant Professor/Fiction Writing, Department of English

Tenure-track position available August 20, 2010. Responsibilities: teach and develop a wide range of undergraduate and graduate creative writing courses, particularly in fiction; publish fiction.

Minimum qualifications: earned MFA or PhD in creative writing by August 1, 2010; strong record of publication in fiction; record of effective teaching at the college or university level.

Preferred qualifications: one published book of fiction; secondary specialization in poetry or screenwriting (with record of publication or production); experience in digital media, creative writing program administration, or community-based education.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and copies of graduate transcripts as pdf or MSWord attachments to or by mail to:

Professor Jill Christman, Chair
Tenure-Track Creative Writing
Search Committee
Department of English
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
(Fax: 765-285-3765)

After initial review of applications, selected candidates will be asked to supply a writing sample (<20 pp of fiction), statement of teaching philosophy for creative writing, and three letters of recommendation; interviews to be held in Denver at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference, April 8-10, 2010. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.


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