Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

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The Coe College English Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in creative writing with emphasis on fiction, to begin August 2022. We seek candidates committed to undergraduate teaching who can expand our curriculum, pedagogy, and programs and foster inclusion and access for students from historically underrepresented groups. Candidates should have a record of public engagement through publication, readings, or other means, and expect to collaborate on shaping our creative writing program, which sponsors a robust reading series and publishes The Coe Review. Primary responsibilities are to lead fiction workshops and design and teach topics courses in creative writing. Welcome subfields include new or hybrid media, playwriting, screenwriting, editorial / publishing experience, or other areas that would strengthen our current offerings in and beyond creative writing. Opportunity exists to teach in the college’s interdisciplinary programs. Teaching load is six courses per year; all departmental faculty contribute to the college’s first-year seminar program and general education and advise students. 

MFA or PhD in creative writing in hand by August 2022 required. Submit a letter of application that addresses teaching in a student-centered liberal arts context and describes current and prospective projects; vitae; teaching statement addressing creative writing pedagogy including approach to workshop; a one-page document briefly describing three courses the applicant proposes teaching at Coe (optionally, one of these may be outside of creative writing) at by Nov. 12.

Coe is committed to fostering a multicultural environment and encourages applications from individuals who will help fulfill that goal. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and diverse perspectives and aim to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Coe College is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about Coe College, our commitment to a multicultural educational environment and requirements for employment click here.

Coe College, a highly selective private liberal arts college, offers superior academics and exciting co-curricular activities in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success. Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. With 1,400 students, Coe's attractive campus is located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a vibrant metropolitan area of 267,000 residents in Iowa's Creative Corridor, providing a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.

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