Assistant Professor of English - Fiction Writing

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The Austin College English Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of fiction writing and/or creative nonfiction. The English Department values a diverse and flexible curriculum and welcomes a wide range of approaches to creative writing and topics in literature, with opportunities for courses that engage gender and ethnic studies, global diversity, and/or interdisciplinary approaches to creative writing and literature. In addition to courses in creative writing, teaching responsibilities include introductory and intermediate courses in writing and literature, as well as participation in college-wide programs such as first-year seminars and January Terms. The teaching load is 3-1-3, including a January Term class usually in alternating years. Ph.D. required. The position will begin August 2020.

Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas.  Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives.

To apply, candidates should include: a letter of application, CV, copies of graduate transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and a one-page description of research interests in one PDF document and email to EnglishSearch@austincollege.edu (preferred). Referees should send their letters to the same email address with your name in the subject line. We also accept hard copies mailed to Dr. Elizabeth Gill, Vice President for Academic Affairs, 900 N. Grand Ave, Suite 6D, Sherman, Texas 75090-4400. Deadline for applications is November 1, 2019.

Austin College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and welcomes all applicants. Candidates must be legally authorized to work without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).


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