Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 01, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Vacancy Number: F-00242 Position Title: Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing Classification Title: Faculty Department: English and Philosophy Employment Type: Full-Time Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications: MFA in Creative Writing or Ph.D. in English, Creative Writing, or related field. Competitive salary.

Job Open Date: 10/01/2020 Job Close Date: Quick Link Position Profile Link
School: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Contract Type: Nine (9) Months Tenure Track: Yes Salary Band: N/A Special Instructions to Applicant:

Auburn University at Montgomery invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing, to begin Fall 2021. We are seeking a candidate who is actively publishing in the areas of fiction and/or new media (digital narrative, game narrative). The successful candidate will offer courses in these areas, as well as our introductory course in creative writing. The ability to teach other genres depending on qualifications is also desirable. Candidates writing about any topic of contemporary significance are encouraged to apply, particularly those whose work engages with pressing issues related to racial, cultural, sexual, gendered, economic, or religious difference. The hire will serve as Coordinator of Creative Writing: they will be given the opportunity to take the lead in growing our Creative Writing Program, to develop a visiting writers series, and to revive THAT Literary Review. The faculty member will be expected to teach core literature surveys, so an ideal candidate will have graduate preparation in literary studies supplementing their creative specialization.

AUM has an official 4/3 teaching load. Faculty with ongoing scholarship and publication usually receive a course release for a normal 3/3 load. Internal funding and professional improvement leave to support scholarship are available.

Minimum qualifications: MFA in Creative Writing or Ph.D. in English, Creative Writing, or related field. Competitive salary.

Please complete an online application at and upload 1) a cover letter describing both your teaching and scholarship, 2) a curriculum vitae including three reference contacts, and 3) unofficial transcripts. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide additional materials, including teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample, and reference letters.

Application review begins November 2 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries to John Havard, Department Chair,

Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

About the University/College

Auburn University at Montgomery has been ranked among the South’s top universities by U.S. News and World Report, was named one of the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review, is designated as a Military Friendly School, and is consistently chosen as the best university in the area. Auburn Montgomery provides students with detailed knowledge and hands-on, practical experience, often from professionals in the field.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcript(s)
Optional Documents
  1. Professional Reference Sheet
  2. Additional Transcript(s)
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