- Vassar College
- Location details
- Poughkeepsie, NY
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Composition and rhetoric, Creative writing
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
- New York
Assistant Professor of English
Department: English Department
Duration of Position: Academic year / Full time
Position Type: Faculty
Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled
Posting Number: 1001701
About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity, equality, inclusion and respect for difference within its community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas. Applicants who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.
Position Summary and Responsibilities
The Department of English at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor who specializes in fiction writing. This position will start in August 2020.
Teaching in the first year is four courses. In ensuing years, it will be five courses or four courses plus a group tutorial. The selected candidate is expected to further develop creative writing at Vassar, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College has a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research and faculty development, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.
Candidates must have the MFA or Ph.D. in English in hand at the time of appointment, experience in and a commitment to undergraduate teaching, and a strong record of publication, including but not limited to a collection of short stories or a novel. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to one or more of the following multi-disciplinary programs: Environmental Studies, Urban Studies, and American Studies. In addition to a letter of application, candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, diversity statement, graduate school transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for the initial application), three letters of recommendation, and a published writing sample of no more than 20-25 pages. Additional information on candidate diversity statements can be found at deanofthefaculty.vassar.edu/positions/candidate-diversity-statement.html. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. For inquiries, e-mail Wendy Graham, Chair, Department of English, Vassar College, [English@vassar.edu].
Required Applicant Documents
Optional Applicant Documents
All applicants must apply online at: https://employment.vassar.edu.
Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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