Assistant Professor, Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Science
MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to approximately 12,000 FTE students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement and faculty professional development.
The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts and Science at MacEwan University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval.
The Department of English seeks a candidate who can contribute to our fast-growing minor in Creative Writing, with the ability to teach courses in at least two genres. Genres of particular interest include but are not limited to creative non-fiction, stage and/or radio play, poetry, or screenwriting. Novelists and short story writers will be considered providing they actively publish in at least one of the above-mentioned genres as well.
The Department of English at MacEwan offers undergraduate honours, major and minor programs in English, as well as a growing minor in Creative Writing. The department also delivers a robust first-year English requirement to the university at large. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in creative writing, and will also teach first-year courses in academic writing and/or literature.
Preferred candidates will hold an MFA or its equivalent in creative writing, with a significant demonstrated record of nationally-recognized publication and/or production. Additionally, they will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research program.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of current creative projects, sample of published/produced work, and academic transcripts. All application materials, including three letters of reference sent directly from referees, quoting the competition number, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Jillian Skeffington, Chair, Department of English. Contact information available at: http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/SchoolsFaculties/ArtsScience/Programs/BachelorofArts/Disciplines/CreativeWriting/index.htm
How to Apply:
Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.
This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
|Salary||$66,788 to $108,110|
|Closing Date||A review of applications will begin after November 14, 2017 and will continue until shortlisting is complete.|
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