Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Position in Creative Writing: Fiction

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Posted 9.17.12

The Department of English at Northern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in creative writing: fiction. MFA or PhD required. Expectations include publications, successful teaching experience at the college level, the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate fiction workshops, and undergraduate composition and/or literature courses. A commitment to professional/scholarly/creative engagement and service is important. Additional requirements include the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, ability to assess outcomes, knowledge of principles and methods for course development and instruction for individuals and groups, ability to work effectively with others in productive ways, and the ability to manage one-own time and that of others. The ideal candidate will have a strong secondary emphasis in screenwriting and/or playwriting. Other responsibilities include the direction of MA and MFA theses. Competitive salary, excellent benefits, congenial department. To apply for this position, please submit the NMU faculty profile, cover letter, curriculum vita, transcripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to This position will be posted until November 15, 2012. Marquette, Michigan, is consistently named as one of the top ten places in the nation for quality of life and for raising a family. NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.