Instructor - creative writing, primarily fiction
- Eastern Illinois University
- Location details
- Charleston, IL
- Competitive salary, health insurance, retirement
- Position type
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Creative writing
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Non-tenure track
- Academic Hiring Standards
- Hiring standards
The English Department at Eastern Illinois University invites applications for a full-time lecturer in creative writing, with primary expertise in fiction writing. Candidates with a secondary area of specialization in any area of English studies are welcome. The successful candidate will teach creative writing in our undergraduate and MA programs, as well as additional areas of specialty as appropriate. The lecturer will also share in the work of advising MA and undergraduate honors students who write creative theses. Some (but not all) of our creative writing classes are taught online, so the successful candidate must be interested in teaching online workshops.
Service to our various reading series, annual literary festival, or our faculty-edited literary magazine or creative writing related student organizations is optional but welcome. The position begins August 16, 2022.
A doctorate in English is required by time of appointment. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence are required. To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Send applications to Search Committee Chair, Colleen Abel via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/98105. For questions regarding this search, please contact Angela Vietto, Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications begins November 29, 2021, and will continue until position is filled.
The University & Community
Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich, 125-year tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives.
EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships, and has earned recognition as the highest-ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.
Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, Illinois – a comfortable and safe east central town within a two-to three-hour drive of three major metropolitan areas – Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.
Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.