Assistant Professor for English

The Department of English seeks an assistant professor of creative writing, emphasis in fiction, tenure track, to maintain and develop its creative writing major.  A Ph.D. in creative writing or a related field in English—especially rhetoric and composition--is strongly preferred. A background in online editing, digital media, and/or small-press publishing would also be desirable.  A successful candidate must have substantial teaching experience, a record of publication, and a vibrant scholarly agenda. This position requires a load of twenty-four credit hours per academic year (typically, three four-credit classes each semester). The load will include at least one course in first-year composition each semester. A strong commitment to teaching general education courses and advising and mentoring undergraduate students is essential.  Service to the department, the university, and the discipline is expected

Capital University leverages the timeless advantages of the liberal arts core education and the focused development of specialized skills and experience from rigorous professional programs. Capital is a mid-size, comprehensive, private university whose community values of diversity and free inquiry are strongly supported within the Lutheran tradition of higher education. It serves a diverse student body of nearly 3,400, delivering undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, humanities and professions, including graduate degrees in law, nursing, business, music and education. 


Capital University is committed to increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum. This commitment includes Capital’s dedication to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, working and all other campus and community interactions. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Process: Interested candidates should upload: 1) a cover letter; 2) updated curriculum vitae; 3) 15-20 page sample of creative work; 4) three recent signed letters of recommendation; and 5) names and addresses of three references before an interview is scheduled.

Inquiries about the above position should be directed to:
Dr. Kevin Griffith
Search Committee Chair

The selection process will begin on November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position has been filled.


Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and free parking.

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Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and supports a diverse and inclusive campus community. Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by the law.

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