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 email@example.com or by mail to:
Professor Jill Christman, Chair
Tenure-Track Creative Writing
Department of English
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
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. www.bsu.edu/English