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Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing

Hollins University
Virginia, United States
Posted date
Nov 1, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hollins University’s Jackson Center for Creative Writing invites applications for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing at either the assistant or associate professor level. This is a full-time, faculty position beginning July 1, 2019. Hollins University has a storied history in all genres of writing, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Man Booker Prize, Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, and many other writers of distinction and achievement. The graduate creative writing program, among the earliest in the nation, is now sixty-years-old.

The ideal candidate will be a writer with distinguished book publication in fiction (minimum two books for associate level) and significant additional publications in poetry and/or lyrical creative nonfiction, and who is prepared to teach multi-genre creative writing (including poetry) at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels, and focused graduate workshops, as well as selected literature courses. The teaching load is six courses per year.  Other duties include advising students, supervising graduate and undergraduate theses, and participating in department and university service. 

Candidates must have a terminal master’s degree in creative writing or a Ph.D. in a related field, an excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level, experience teaching at the graduate level, and a clear understanding of and strong commitment to teaching at a liberal arts institution. Hollins University is committed to the core values of diversity and inclusion, and applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations. Candidates are encouraged to comment, either in their cover letter or in a separate statement, on how their writing, research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance the institution’s efforts to support these values and an increasingly diverse student population.

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and dossier including graduate school transcript(s) (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), evidence of effective teaching, and three letters of reference to Application deadline is December 15, 2018, and review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Located in Roanoke, Virginia, Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives.  Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to every undergraduate student for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and guarantees access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae network.

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer. Hollins values diversity in its community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations.

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