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Assistant Professor - Professional & Technical Writing

Department of English- 09840

Description

The Department of English at West Virginia University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in professional and technical writing, starting August 2019. We have established writing programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and we seek a scholar and teacher eager to help us expand our programs. The Department of English offers an undergraduate minor and concentration along with an M.A. in Professional Writing & Editing. We are interested in a candidate who can enhance our focus on professional/technical writing, editing, multimedia composition, and/or rhetorical theory. As a research faculty member, this candidate will also contribute to our graduate-level focus on rhetorical theory. The teaching load is 2–2 with teaching opportunities at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Qualifications

We require a doctoral degree in technical and professional communication or related field in hand by August 15, 2019; strong evidence of a productive research agenda; demonstrated potential for teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and an ability to teach with technology. Candidates also will be evaluated in terms of their interest in grant writing and/or interdisciplinary work.

REVIEW DATE. We will begin reviewing applications October 1st and will accept applications until the position is filled. We will acknowledge all applications and plan to conduct initial interviews via Skype or phone.

APPLICATION. To apply, upload a cover letter and C.V. Please have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Kelly Johnson at: kjohnso2@mail.wvu.edu. For more information, please visit our website: http://english.wvu.edu. Additional questions can be sent to brian.ballentine@mail.wvu.edu.

WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


Visiting Assistant Professor/ Creative Writing - Department of English- 10135

Description

The Department of English at West Virginia University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing with a specialization in Fiction Writing. This visiting position is for the Spring 2019 semester (January 7, 2019 through May 10, 2019) with the possibility of renewal for the 2019-2020 academic year. We seek candidates who will add to the diversity of approaches and perspectives in a thriving undergraduate and MFA program in Creative Writing. Anticipated areas of teaching include undergraduate and graduate courses in fiction writing, the capstone course for the undergraduate creative writing concentration, and genre courses in literature (novel and short story). The teaching load for the Spring 2019 semester is three courses. 

West Virginia University is an R1 - Highest Research Activity University, located in Morgantown, WV (approximately 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA).

 Qualifications

Applicants must have an MFA, PhD, or other terminal degree in an appropriate field (normally Creative Writing or English), clear evidence of success in publication (at least one book in print or in press), and demonstrated teaching excellence.

REVIEW DATE. We will begin reviewing applications November 1st and will accept applications until the position is filled. We will acknowledge all applications and plan to conduct initial interviews via Skype or phone.

APPLICATION. To apply, please upload a cover letter and C.V. Please have three letters of recommendation and approximately a 20-page sample of published writing sent directly to Kelly Johnson at: kjohnso2@mail.wvu.edu. For more information, please visit our website: http://english.wvu.edu. Additional questions can be sent to: maurice.taylor@mail.wvu.edu

WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.