Assistant Professor – English (Creative Writing – Fiction)

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The Department of English in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position in Creative Writing (Fiction) beginning August 1, 2022.  The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, maintaining creative productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.

Valdosta State University is proud to have a highly diverse student body, and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff. 

With thirty-four full-time faculty members, the Department of English offers a B.A. with emphases in both Literature and Language and in Journalism as well a dual degree that leads to both a B.A. in English and a B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education. The department also supports an on-campus M.A. (with literature and rhetoric/composition tracks) and an online M.A. designed for in-service language arts teachers. The department houses a myriad of impressive student publications including the Spectator (student newspaper), Omnino (undergraduate research journal), On Tap (general-interest magazine), and Odradek (literary magazine). 

Responsibilities:

Teaching introductory and advanced level creative writing courses as well as general education courses in world literature and upper level courses in contemporary literature (ideally in global or multiethnic contexts).  Potential secondary areas of interest are digital humanities, medical humanities, gender and sexuality studies, environmental literatures, graphic novels, or adaptation studies.  Standard teaching load is 4/4 per academic year.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in English (Creative Writing) at the time of appointment;
  • Ability to teach introductory and advanced level creative writing courses;
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship;
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Secondary areas of interest in digital humanities, medical humanities, gender and sexuality studies, environmental literatures, graphic novels, or adaptation studies;
  • Experience teaching in both face-to-face and online modalities;
  • A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage;
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting;
  • A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds in experiential learning such as undergraduate research.

Online application is required to be submitted by October 28, 2021.  For more information contact the search chair, Dr. Marty Williams, Search Chair, via email mlwillia@valdosta.edu.  

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including (but not limited to) minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.


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