Assistant Professor of Creative Writing--Fiction


Position Title
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing--Fiction

Classification Title
Faculty Full Time (.75-1.0 FTE)

Benefits Eligibility
Benefits Eligibility


Job Description
The Department of English at Hope College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Creative Writing—Fiction to begin in the Academic Year of ‘24 – ‘25.

Successful candidates will have a strong grounding in contemporary fiction and narrative technique. Faculty are responsible for 24 workload hours per year, 18 is teaching and 6 is research or creative activity. The typical teaching load is three, three-credit courses per semester. This could include intermediate and advanced fiction, introductory creative writing, and first-year writing. Department members also teach other courses in our General Education Program. Preference will be given to creative writers whose creative, research, and teaching interests supplement and expand our departmental program, especially with secondary interests in any of the following; creative nonfiction, graphic narrative, playwriting, professional writing, screenwriting, and diverse American and/or global literatures.

Additional duties will include academic advising and supporting students in a thriving program, maintaining an active publication profile, recruitment of potential incoming students, and participation in faculty governance within and outside the department.

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The position requires an MFA or PhD in creative writing with a specialization in fiction, evidence of outstanding college-level teaching, and a strong publication record.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to all aspects of Hope’s mission as a liberal arts college. We are grounded in robust ecumenical Christian aspirations and daily strive for inclusive excellence. As part of the application, we ask all candidates to describe how they will engage and support the holistic mission of the College, particularly how their commitment to the Christian faith, the liberal arts, and inclusive excellence shapes their approaches and identities as teachers, scholars, and mentors.

Application Instructions:

Candidates are asked to submit five items for this application:
a cover letter; 
a curriculum vitae (with three references, including email and contact information);
a teaching statement;
a writing sample of not more than twenty-five pages; and
a mission response to the paragraph (“Successful applicants will demonstrate…”) above.
Review of applications will begin on December 1st, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by this date will receive full consideration.

Physical Demands
This position requires remaining in a sitting or standing position for frequent periods of time; uses office machinery such as a computers, printers, copy machines; Occasionally involves moving items over 10 pounds; frequently will move between different offices/workspaces/buildings; and requires effective communication abilities. In the case of temporary or permanent condition(s) that require(s) accommodation(s), reasonable accommodation(s) may be requested.

Pre-employment Screenings
“All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check. Some positions may have position specific requirements, such as education/licensure/certification verification, a physical, drug screening, credit checks and/or transportation record review.”

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