Assistant Professor, English/Creative Writing-Poetry-Digital Publishing

Employer
University of Illinois Springfield
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
Dec 04, 2017
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The English Department at the University of Illinois Springfield invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in English, emphasis Creative Writing (poetry), starting August 16, 2018. Ph.D. in English with a focus in creative writing or related field required. Experience or interest in digital and/or online publishing required. Preferred secondary fields include African American literature, and/or Latin studies. We seek an inventive, dedicated teacher capable of conducting a range of courses (creative writing, literature, and composition) at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate would also contribute to our burgeoning campus literary community, which includes a reading series, affiliated non-profit press, and campus literary journal. The teaching load is 3-3, with on-campus, online, blended, and/or hybrid classes. 

CAMPUS: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. The University serves approximately 5,000 students in 23 graduate and 32 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum offers students a strong liberal arts core, a wide range of professional programs, and close faculty interaction. Making the most of its location in the state capital, UIS is broadly engaged in public policy and service. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at http://www.uis.edu.and the department website at http://www.uis.edu/englishmodernlanguages/.

Duties: We seek an inventive, dedicated teacher capable of conducting a range of courses (creative writing, literature, and composition) at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate would also contribute to our burgeoning campus literary community, which includes a reading series, affiliated non-profit press, and campus literary journal. The teaching load is 3-3, with on-campus, online, blended, and/or hybrid classes.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a focus in creative writing or related field required. Experience or interest in digital and/or online publishing required. 

APPLICATION: To apply, go to https://jobs.uis.edu/, create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload your (pdf format) letter of application and CV, including contact information for three references. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials by the December 31, 2017 application deadline will be considered; incomplete applications will not be evaluated. To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the search process, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated. 

TIMELINE: The search committee anticipates phone interviews will be scheduled in February. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. 

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community.  Women, minorities