Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing & Director of the Center for Writing & Speaking
- Agnes Scott College
- Location details
- Decatur, GA (6 mi from Atlanta)
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university, Nonprofit organization
- Composition and rhetoric, Creative writing
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
The Agnes Scott College Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor. The successful candidate will teach courses in creative writing with a specialization in creative nonfiction, serve as the Director of the college’s well-supported Center for Writing and Speaking, oversee the department’s First-Year English Program, and publish regularly in relevant genres. Desirable additional interests include fiction, editing and publishing, screenwriting and cross- or multi-genre work, among others. The successful candidate will join a department that has long featured creative writing at a college in which literature and writing are popular majors and celebrated across campus. They will help to shape a strong creative writing program that includes a reading series, a project-based senior seminar, and an acclaimed Writers’ Festival that is in its 52nd year. For their administrative responsibilities, the new faculty member will receive an annual course release, and so carry a 2/2 load that will include, introductory and upper division creative writing courses, first-year writing, and contributions to SUMMIT, the college’s global learning and leadership development initiative.
Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to working with a socially and economically diverse student population; possess (or be certain shortly to obtain) a terminal degree in English, creative writing, rhetoric and composition, or a related discipline; have a record of professional success and publications in relevant genres; have experience with first-year writing program assessment and administration; have taught writing at the college level, including creative nonfiction and first-year writing; and have experience teaching, tutoring, or working with multilingual students and facility with cross-cultural communication.
To apply, send the following to Bobby Meyer-Lee, Department of English Chair, through Interfolio or to firstname.lastname@example.org (electronic submissions only):
- letter of intent
- statement of teaching philosophy
- statement of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion
- three recent (new or updated in the last 18 months) letters of recommendation
Additional materials—such as a writing sample, syllabi, teaching evaluations, and official transcripts—will be solicited from selected applicants later in the hiring process. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
Agnes Scott College is a highly selective, independent, national liberal arts college for women located in metropolitan Atlanta, a cosmopolitan and ethnically diverse region with a vibrant cultural life. The college has been nationally recognized for innovation, a highly diverse student population, and excellence in teaching and is committed to providing its faculty with a supportive academic environment. All faculty reviews evaluate the candidate’s performance in the areas of teaching, scholarship/creative work, and service, with the highest priority given to teaching. Support for faculty development includes travel funding, a one-semester research leave at full pay after successful completion of the third-year review, a post-tenure sabbatical program, and the opportunity to apply for internal professional development awards. An equal opportunity employer, Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply. www.agnesscott.edu
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