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Associate Professor of English—Creative Writing, Fiction (002898-2013)

The Department of English at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Creative Writing—Fiction at the level of associate professor. 

Qualifications: Successful candidates will hold an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing; have published at least one book from a national press; show evidence of a strong ongoing record of publication; and have experience teaching creative writing at the university level.  We particularly welcome applications from candidates who bring international and/or cross-cultural perspectives to their work or candidates who work in a second genre. 

Requirements: Teaching load is 2-2 and will consist of graduate and undergraduate creative writing courses.  The successful candidate will also serve as reader or adviser for M.F.A. and honors theses, mentor M.F.A. students as teachers, and serve on the creative writing program committee as well as 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/22342: a complete application includes a cover letter, a CV, a recent writing sample (20-25 pages), 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.