Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Languages & Literatures - Creative Writing 12426

Languages & Literatures

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Department of Languages and Literatures in the College of Letters and Sciences, invites applicants for a tenure-track, open-genre position in creative writing to begin August 24, 2017.

We are particularly interested in candidates with a significant record of publication and strengths in cross-genre writing, science-fiction/fantasy, graphic novels/memoir, digital storytelling, performance poetry, and/or those who write from diverse perspectives.

An MFA or PhD at time of application in creative writing is required. Candidates must also have experience teaching First-Year English/composition.

Teach four (4) courses per semester (eight per year), including creative writing, composition, general education, and other courses depending on the candidate's interests and departmental needs. Other expectations include ongoing research and publication, as well as service to the department, college, and university through a range of activities including advising and contributions to the development of programs and curricula.


The Department of Languages and Literatures is the largest department in the College of Letters and Sciences, and it consists of a dynamic team of dedicated professionals who work together to foster a high-quality undergraduate educational experience. The Department serves more than 250 students who major in one of our four English program emphases: creative writing, professional writing and publishing, and secondary English education.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a regional comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. UW-Whitewater has reached record enrollment four of the last five years and offers 50 majors in four colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 15 master's degree programs and recently added a Doctorate of Business Administration. UW-Whitewater students achieve excellence in the classroom and on the playing field. In the 2014-15 Academic Year, UW-Whitewater was the first university in NCAA history at any level to win national championships in football, basketball and baseball in a single year. The campus offers more than 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. UW-Whitewater is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. - See more at: http://www.uww.edu/news

UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans.

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants for positions may indicate in writing that his or her identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statutes 19.36 (7)(a).

UW-Whitewater conducts criminal backgrounds checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

Incumbent is expected to participate in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.
Applications received by February 1, 2017 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding the position please contact:
Mary Orval
Academic Department Associate
A complete application includes online submission of the following documents submitted as one pdf file in the "Upload New Resume" section of the online application process:
-a letter of application;
-a vita including all relevant professional and publication experience;
-a statement of teaching philosophy;
-writing sample
-undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable for initial application).
In addition, please have at least two (2) letters of recommendation sent to orvalm@uww.edu with candidate name in the subject line.

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