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Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Director of BFA in Creative Writing

Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Director of BFA in Creative Writing

Job Summary

Spalding University has an opening for a tenure track appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Director of BFA in Creative Writing in the School of Liberal Studies starting July 1, 2019.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include: teaching 6 courses on a 36-week contract for the general education core, (including First-Year Writing and Literature courses) and for the Creative Writing major; serving as the Director of the BFA in Creative Writing; and collaborating with other faculty and contributing to the curriculum in an interdisciplinary School of Liberal Studies.

  • Provide vision and oversight for the BFA in Creative Writing major.
  • Promote the program in the community and participate in campus-based activities to grow the major.
  • Advise BFA students on matters ranging from course registration to publishing opportunities.
  • Schedule and staff Creative Writing classes.
  • Work with faculty from other disciplines to enhance interdisciplinary course content.
  • Organize visits from writers and create opportunities for workshops or reading series involving visiting writers and BFA students.
  • Guide BFA students in producing an annual literary magazine (with digital complement).
  • Develop and oversee service learning opportunities for BFA students.
  • Offer Independent Studies as needed (e.g. Senior Seminars on an individual basis).

Skills and Educational Requirements

Applicants should have an MFA in Creative Writing or Ph.D. in English from a regionally accredited university, with at least three years teaching experience and previous administrative experience preferred. Specialization in two or more of the following areas preferred: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and/or Screenwriting. Because the BFA program at Spalding is in transition, the successful candidate will also have experience in at least one of the following areas: Digital Storytelling, New Media Writing, Graphic Novel Writing, or other forms of hybrid or digital creativity. Experience in teaching African American and/or non-western literatures is also preferred.

How to apply

Please email cover letter and C.V. to:

Dr. Pattie Dillon, Chair of School of Liberal Studies
c/o Tiffany Jacobs, Administrative Assistant – School of Liberal Studies
Spalding University
851 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Applications will be accepted until Monday, December 3, 2018.

About Spalding

Nestled in the midst of Kentucky’s largest city, historic Spalding University combines a rich history and a commitment to community service as we attract students who desire a high-quality education in a very personalized setting. An engaged faculty serves nearly 2200 students at the bachelors’, masters and doctoral levels, providing quality, real-world learning in liberal and professional studies. Faculty, staff and students are united by the institutional mission:

Spalding University is a diverse community of learners dedicated to meeting the needs of the times in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth through quality undergraduate and graduate liberal and professional studies, grounded in spiritual values, with emphasis on service and the promotion of peace and justice.

With a focus on community service and leadership, Spalding offers all students a mission-driven connection to community and comprehensive learning resources while striking a distinctive balance serving the educational needs of both the traditional student and the working adult. In addition, our unique 6-week session delivery format affords students needed scheduling flexibility amidst other life responsibilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Spalding University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University complies with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws. It is the University’s policy not to discriminate against any individual or group of individuals and to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, veteran status or other protected status.

NOTE: All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening as well as a criminal background check.