Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing

The Department of English invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing beginning August 2021. This is a one-year position. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand and candidates planning to obtain the Ph.D. before August 2021 will be considered.

We seek scholars with teaching interests in creative writing and either ethnic American literatures or nineteenth-century American literature or both. Candidates must show evidence of excellent undergraduate teaching. The position requires teaching of creative writing as well as expository writing, introductory literary analysis, and topics courses for majors, minors, and non-majors. The teaching load consists of three courses in the Fall Semester, three courses in the Spring Semester, along with a course in the January Term.

The successful candidate will have strong commitments to innovative teaching in a liberal arts environment and to fostering and encouraging diversity in their classroom, in their pedagogy, and in their approach to English and creative writing. Each member of the Austin College community is responsible for creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion that engages students and valorizes each other’s contribution to our shared educational mission. The successful candidate will show how their teaching and research agenda relate to the Austin College liberal arts curriculum, including general degree requirements (Systems of Power, Privilege, and Inequality; Global Diversity) and the writing curriculum. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. 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.

Applications should include the following: a letter of application, CV, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, a sampling of course evaluations, and three letters of reference. Please combine materials into one PDF document and email it to (preferred). Candidates should request that the three letters of reference be submitted to the same email address, with the candidate’s name in the subject line. We also accept hard copies mailed to Dr. Beth Gill, Vice President for Academic Affairs, 900 North Grand Ave., Suite 6D, Sherman, TX 75090-4400. For full consideration, applications must be received by March 22, 2021. Initial video conference interviews will occur in early April 2021 and finalist video conference interviews in late April 2021.

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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