Assistant Professor - English: Creative Writing, Fiction

Anderson University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 02, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Anderson University and the College of Arts and Sciences invite applications for a full-time, nine-month professorship in Creative Writing beginning in August 2020. A terminal degree (M.F.A or Ph.D.) in Creative Writing or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution is required. Applicants who are currently pursuing a terminal degree with ABD status will be considered. Experience teaching at the undergraduate level is preferred. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the job is filled. Faculty status will be determined at the time of appointment based on experience and record of publication.

The largest private university in South Carolina, Anderson University is an innovative comprehensive liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. AU is one of just a handful of universities in the world to receive Apple's Distinguished School recognition three times. In addition to being named as one of the best Southeastern Colleges by the Princeton Review, AU was recently ranked by U.S News & World Report as the #2 Regional College in the South with a Strong Commitment to Teaching. We are located in South Carolina’s Upstate region, a growing and thriving community with award-winning public schools with convenient access to major cities and year-round outdoor recreation. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, active in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of faith.

The undergraduate Creative Writing major is an integral, important part of the English program. Students in this major develop content, edit, and help produce Ivy Leaves, an award-winning publication ( The department also offers a popular writing minor. Candidates should have a track record of publication in fiction, though success in other genres such as non-fiction and poetry, is welcome. The position would involve teaching other academic core courses in the department, such as Introduction to Creative Writing, Creative Inquiry Through Literature, and Freshman English. Other duties include guiding undergraduate research projects and advising creative writing majors.

Review of completed applications will begin January 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please send a letter of application, a completed application form, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to the name and address listed below:

Jennifer Campbell, Administrative Assistant
College of Arts and Sciences
Anderson University
316 Boulevard, #1123
Anderson, SC 29621

Applications by email may be sent to  Electronic submissions are preferred.

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