Department of Writing

Faculty Position Announcement

Assistant Professor of Writing

The Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position beginning in August 2014 for a creative writing teacher with a specialty in nonfiction. An MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing (or related field) is required by time of employment. The typical teaching load is 3 courses per semester. We expect candidates to be prepared to teach our multi-genre introductory creative writing class, as well as a range of courses in our curriculum. Candidates are required to show expertise in nonfiction with evidence of significant publications. We encourage candidates to indicate further preparation or expertise in other areas of our dynamic, newly revised modular curriculum that offers courses in both professional and creative writing.

Please see our website for details about our curriculum and the range of writing courses we offer. All candidates should have a promising record of teaching, publication, and service in a university setting. Apply online at Include CV and cover letter addressed to Professor Patricia Clark. The online application system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Review of applications will begin December 20, 2013, and the position will remain open until filled. We plan to do Skype interviews with invited candidates in January 2014. GVSU is an EO/AA institution.

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