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Advanced-Associate or Professor of English/Creative Writing and Director of the M.F.A Program (002987-2013)

The Department of English at Purdue University invites applications for a nationally distinguished fiction writer with an interest in serving as director of our program, which offers a B.A. and an M.F.A in Creative Writing.  This position is tenure/tenure-track, at the level of advanced-associate or full professor. 

Qualifications: Successful candidates will hold an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing, have a significant record of work published by well-regarded publishers/presses, show evidence of ongoing publication, and demonstrate a strong record of teaching excellence.  Ability to publish and teach in a second genre and prior administrative experience related to directing a creative writing program are welcome assets. 

Requirements: Regular teaching load is 2-2, and will consist of graduate and undergraduate creative writing courses; the program director is typically granted a one-course teaching reduction per year.  The successful candidate will also serve as reader or adviser for M.F.A. theses, mentor M.F.A. students as teachers, serve as faculty adviser to Sycamore Review, and lead the creative writing program committee, as well as serve on other departmental, college, or university committees.  Starting date for this position is August 18, 2014. 

Applications: Applicants must apply online at https://apply.interfolio.com/22341: a complete application includes a cover letter, a CV, a recent writing sample (20-25 pages), syllabi for two courses, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications begins on October 25, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.  

Inquiries should be directed to Professor Janet Alsup, Associate Head of the Department of English: jalsup@purdue.edu.  A background check is required for employment in this position.  Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.