Director of Undergrad Creative Writing & Associate Professor of English

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The Department of English at the University of Iowa invites applications for a Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing and Associate Professor of English. We seek a dynamic writer and teacher who works in any genre or in multiple genres. This is a tenured position. Teaching will be at the undergraduate and the graduate levels, with a normal load of two courses per semester. This position requires committee responsibilities that contribute to the management of our English and Creative Writing major, the department, and the university.


Required qualifications: MFA in Creative Writing and/or PhD degree in English, Comparative Literature or related field in hand by the start date or equivalent professional experience; evidence of expertise in creative writing and contemporary literature; evidence of effective teaching at the university level; a strong record of publication with a book of poetry, nonfiction or fiction in print. Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the educational community.


Desired qualifications: experience in program and/or department administration; a publication from a prospective second book; demonstrated ability to teach a literature course.


Applicants should provide the following: (1) a cover letter; (2) a CV; (3) a published portfolio of poems, essay or story; (4); three letters of recommendation.


Applications received before October 23rd, 2021 will receive full consideration.


Application: Please submit your application online. To apply for this position go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu and refer to requisition #74276. Curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three references will need to be attached during the online application process.


The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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