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Assistant Professor

Eastern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 6, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time
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Assistant Professor

Position Number: F00373P
Position Type: Faculty
Position Category:
Driver Classification: Non Driver
City: Richmond, KY
Division: Academic Affairs/Provost
Department: College of Letters, Arts & Soc Sci
Unit: English
Contact Person: James Keller
Funding Source: Institutional

About the College/Department:
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Eastern Kentucky University is committed to access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all people, as integral to a learning environment in which intellectual creativity and diversity thrives.

Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make EKU easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system.

EKU is dedicated to high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. Research seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.

Position Summary:
The Department of English and Bluegrass Writers Studio Low-Res MFA at Eastern Kentucky University invite applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor with expertise in Creative Nonfiction and a secondary expertise in one or more of the following areas: fiction, playwriting, screenwriting, hybrid forms, and/or digital writing.

The successful candidate will be an emerging writer with one book with a reputable press or significant publications in literary journals and/or magazines. We are especially interested in applicants whose work addresses pressing topics: issues of racial, cultural, sexual, gendered, economic difference, and/or under-represented communities. Additionally, evidence of excellence in teaching with the ability to teach multiple genres is strongly desired.

We encourage applications from writers of all backgrounds and experiences who contribute to the diversity of our faculty.

Duties of the position include teaching undergraduate creative writing and general education courses (e.g. Introduction to literature and Composition), online MFA in creative writing courses, and summer residency workshops; directing graduate theses and serving on thesis committees; advising undergraduate and graduate students; and actively participating in the local writing community.

Creative Writing faculty teach a 4/4 load, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, serve on University committees, and maintain an active record of scholarship through research, publishing, and other creative writing-related activities.

Please provide a writing sample of 20-25 pages under the additional document area. Please provide a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion in higher education in the second area of additional documents to be attached.

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA in Creative Writing or equivalent

Desired Qualifications:

Required Education Summary:

Posting Number: F00373P
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Open Date: 10/05/2022
Application Review Date: 12/05/2022
Job Close Date: 11/30/2022
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions Summary:

AA/EEO Statement:
Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement:
Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

Document Link:

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