English Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction and/or Poetry)

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English, with a specialization in creative writing (fiction and/or poetry) to start in August of 2024. We particularly welcome applications from writers who have expertise in one or more of the following fields: American Literature, Asian Literature, Global Anglophone Literature, and Disability Studies. We also seek contributions to one or more of the college’s interdisciplinary programs, including Environmental Studies, Global Media and Digital Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Africana Studies, and Latin American Studies. Depending on the successful candidate’s specialization, courses would include introductory creative writing, advanced poetry, advanced fiction, and creative nonfiction. The successful candidate will also supervise undergraduate research projects as part of the College’s Independent Study (I.S) requirement.  All faculty teach courses designed for non-majors and contribute to the First-Year Seminar Program.  The teaching load is 5.5 courses per year (which includes credited mentoring for student I.S. projects). Ph.D. or M.F.A. required along with a significant publication record. The position also includes an opportunity to be involved with the nationally recognized journal, The Dodge, which is based at the College of Wooster.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial graduate transcripts, three confidential reference letters, a writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages, a 1-2 page statement outlining your teaching philosophy, and a statement (1-2 pages) on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion including information about your understanding of these issues, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing these efforts as College of Wooster faculty.
The deadline for applications is January 10, 2024. Please submit at http://apply.interfolio.com/137406. If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Cynthia Bernardy, Administrative Coordinator, English Department, at cbernardy@wooster.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Thomas Prendergast, English Chair, at tprendergast@wooster.edu.

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. We enroll a racially, socioeconomically, and culturally diverse student population of approximately 2,000 undergraduate students, of which 6% identify as Latinx; 9%, as Black/African American; 4%, as Asian; 4%, as multiracial; and 61%, as white. Fifteen percent (15%) of our students are studying on international visas. Twenty-five percent (25%) are Pell-eligible and 11% are first-generation college students. We are interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy of the community through culturally relevant pedagogy, curricular diversity, intercultural fluency, and a commitment to ensuring equitable outcomes for racially and ethnically minoritized and marginalized student groups. 

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The College of Wooster is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law.   The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  For more information on our nondiscrimination policy visit https://wooster.edu/nondiscrimination/.

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