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About Augusta University:

Founded in 1828, Augusta University is a dynamic, comprehensive research university with an enrollment of over 9,500 students engaged in more than 150 areas of study, across ten colleges through undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. Home to the Medical College of Georgia, the nation’s eighth-largest and 13th-oldest medical school, the university’s Health Sciences Campus is at the forefront of health care innovation. The historic Summerville Campus houses the university’s liberal arts curriculum, where professors prepare students for a lifetime of critical thinking, creativity and entrepreneurial success. The Riverfront Campus is located in Augusta's growing cybersecurity corridor and houses the state-owned Georgia Cyber Center.

Georgia’s second-oldest and third-largest city, Augusta, is situated on the southern banks of the storied Savannah River. According to the 2020 Census, Augusta-Richmond County’s population identifies as 55.3% Black, 34.4% White, 5.5% Hispanic or Latino, 1.9% Asian, 0.3% Native American, and 0.2% Pacific Islander. Serving as a halfway point between the Appalachian Mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, Augusta is a thriving community built on a solid foundation of local pride and creativity.

 

Job Summary

The Department of English and World Languages at Augusta University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in English specializing in Creative Writing (Young Adult, Graphic Novel, and/or Speculative Fiction) at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2022. Acknowledging the importance of building a faculty that reflects the lived experiences of our students, we are particularly interested in candidates whose work is informed by diverse perspectives, including issues of race, culture, sex, and gender.

 

Minimum Requirements:

An MFA or PhD in Creative Writing (or English with a concentration in Creative Writing); significant publications; and experience teaching at the university level.

 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will teach a combination of Young Adult, Graphic Novel, and/or Speculative Fiction workshops, first-year composition, and other creative writing courses as appropriate, with a teaching load of 3/3. The successful applicant will also advise majors and minors in the department. AU’s English major includes concentrations in Creative Writing, Professional Writing and Rhetoric, Literature, and Literature-Secondary Education.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

At least one book publication from a reputable publisher (may be under contract); strong publications in a secondary genre or area of professional and technical writing; experience advising and mentoring students. Experience with online teaching is also desirable.

 

All applicants must also complete an application and upload a CV at the Augusta University online applicant tracking system at http://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/university .


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