Visiting Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing

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The Department of English at Loyola University New Orleans invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professorship in Creative Writing, focusing on any area of creative writing, including playwriting, fiction, nonfiction, and/or poetry, beginning August 2021. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in multiple genres. This is a one year, renewable position.

The successful candidate will have a record of excellent undergraduate teaching and a demonstrated commitment to writing and publication. The teaching load is seven courses per year and includes introduction to creative writing, undergraduate workshops, and courses fulfilling university-wide requirements in literature and writing. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to our new Certificate in Editing and Publishing.

Loyola University New Orleans is committed to excellence through diversity and equity. Our student body is made up of a large percentage of students of color and roughly thirty percent first-generation college students. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups, first-generation college graduates, veterans and/or individuals with disabilities. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work and teaching explores Latinx, Native American and Indigenous, African American and/or Asian cultures, and the intersectionality of these areas.

Responsibilities

·     Teach seven courses per year, including courses in the general education core as well as both introductory and upper-division workshops in creative writing

·     Advise senior theses and independent research projects

·     Engage and support students from diverse backgrounds

·     Publish innovative and scholarly creative work

·     Develop courses for the department and the Certificate in Editing and Publishing

·     Advise and mentor English majors

Requirements

Candidates must have completed an M.F.A. or Ph.D. by the start date.

Interested applicants should send via Interfolio a letter of application, CV, writing sample (up to 20pp), 1-page statement describing the candidate's experience engaging and supporting students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion, and dossier of three recommendation letters. Review of applications will begin January 4th and continue until the position is filled.

 


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