Assistant Professor and Endowed Chair in Creative Writing

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Assistant Professor and Endowed Chair in Creative Writing

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Posting Details

Position Information
Working Title Assistant Professor and Endowed Chair in Creative Writing
Position Number 610246
Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time
Tenure Track Yes
FTE 1=9/10 month -Faculty only
If time limited, duration date
Position Overview
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Language and Literature is responsible for teaching GEC courses in English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, and Philosophy. The department also houses degree programs in English, Foreign Languages and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Primary Purpose of Position
The primary purpose is to teach Creative Writing courses as an Endowed Chair. The faculty member is also expected to maintain an active publication agenda, develop new Creative Writing courses, serve as faculty advisor for the Ex Umbra student literary magazine, sponsor the Eagle Writers Club, and organize guest speakers to come to campus
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to teach a wide variety of Creative Writing courses, including multi-genre Introduction to Creative Writing, Fiction, Nonfiction. Ability to teach Drama Writing and/or Poetry a plus.

Ability to mentor students and delegate responsibilities for the student literary magazine Ex Umbra.

Ability to work with budgets and offices on campus to organize speakers, fund publications, and secure external grants.
Minimum Education/Experience
Ph.D. or MFA in Creative Writing, English or a related discipline with teaching experience in Creative Writing. Specific genre of specialization is not required, although Fiction and Creative Nonfiction are preferred. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. and/or MFA in Creative Writing, and have a demonstrated record of scholarly and creative publications.
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation
Equal Opportunity Employer
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Function Instructional
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Teach 2 Creative Writing courses per semester. An average of 10 hours/week of office hours is also expected.
Function Public Service
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Serve as faculty adviser for Ex Umbra, the student-run literary magazine; Develop new courses in Creative Writing; serve on departmental and university committees as assigned by the chair; Organize guest speakers to come to campus.
Function Research
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Maintain an active agenda of scholarly and/or creative work for publication.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number EPA03107P
Open Date 02/13/2024
Date desired for closing or initial review
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Position Available 07/01/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)
  6. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. DD-214 (Veterans Only)

Supplemental Questions

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