Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/Poetry

Position ID: 38190
Location
Institution: 
Georgia College and State University
College/Div/School: 
Arts & Sciences
Department: 
English & Rhetoric
Position Description
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

 

Position Information
Business Title Assistant Professor Creative Writing/Poetry
Home Department English & Rhetoric
Employment Type Tenure Track Faculty
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Appointment Faculty (10-month)
Time Limited? No
Time-Limited Appointment Length No Response
Work Schedule

The work scheduled is 40 hours M-F, with occasional evenings and weekends for special events.

Work Hours per week 40
Travel Required? N
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of English and Rhetoric is positioned within the College of Arts and Sciences, which is the largest of the University’s four colleges. Approximately 185 full-time faculty teach 3,000 students in thirteen departments, with majors encompassing the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, sciences and mathematics, fine and performing arts, and select professional programs.

The Department of English and Rhetoric currently offers a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in either creative writing or literature, an MA in English, and an MFA in Creative Writing, as well as a bachelor’s in Rhetoric. In the context of its course offerings, the department also focuses on supporting undergraduate research opportunities, community engagement and study abroad. Additionally, the department serves the core curriculum by teaching the first-year writing courses, numerous first and second year seminars (GC1Y and GC2Y), and contributing expertise in areas such as interdisciplinary studies, women’s studies and Africana studies.

Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect and responsibility.

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non‐majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Department of English & Rhetoric at Georgia College invites applications for a distinguished poet to teach in the Creative Writing Program. This is a tenure track position, requiring: an MFA or Ph.D. by time of employment; at least one book of poetry and critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation; demonstrated knowledge of African American or Latin American literary traditions; and evidence of outstanding teaching. Teaching opportunities include courses in creative writing and literature. Teaching duties will vary but include graduate level poetry workshops and undergraduate creative writing and literature classes, serving as faculty poetry editor for the university’s journal, Arts & Letters, and advising graduate theses. Additionally, there will be the expectation of developing a new course in the faculty member’s area of expertise.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Faculty - Teaching/Instructing
Job duties performed for the above function

Teaching is a primary responsibility of all Georgia College faculty. Teaching assignments can vary with need and vary over time. Teaching opportunities for this position include courses in creative writing and literature. Teaching duties will vary but include graduate level poetry workshops and undergraduate creative writing and literature classes, a course in African American or Latin American poetics, serving as faculty poetry editor for the university’s journal, Arts & Letters, and advising graduate theses. Department Chairs assign courses, days and class times. Specific responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following: providing in-class instruction; holding office hours; developing or maintaining competence in various learning platforms, and contributing to departmental and university initiatives such as assessment, continuous development, and inclusive excellence; service to the academic community and a robust scholarly or creative agenda.

All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey. Contributions to the core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore (GC2Y) critical thinking courses are expected.

Key Function Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity
Job duties performed for the above function

While publication is a primary measure of creative/scholarly endeavor, expectations for scholarship also include but are not limited to the following: offering public readings, securing residencies, giving workshops, or preparing instructional materials or acting in a consulting capacity.

Key Function Faculty - Service to Institution
Job duties performed for the above function

Service to various communities (such as the department, the college, the university or the profession) is expected of all faculty. Serving as faculty senator, acting as program coordinator or student organization advisor, search committee member, chair, or standing committee representative are some of the more common forms that service takes.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.

Minimum Requirements
Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

Applicants must have an MFA in Creative Writing or Ph.D in Creative Writing or Literature.

Other Job Requirements

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Preferences
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Experience with editing or publishing, coordinating reading series or events, or community outreach initiatives are desired qualities.

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number F0183
Desired Start Date 08/01/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Review of applications will begin January 24, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Creative Writing
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Masters
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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University System of Georgia
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