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Job Post: Assistant Professor in Writing and Literature

26 February 2010
Job Post: Assistant Professor in Writing and Literature
Johnson State, a small, dynamic liberal arts college in Vermont - with a strong BFA in creative writing and BA programs in literature and journalism - seeks a fulltime, visiting assistant professor in Writing and Literature for the 2010-2011 school year. The position will begin in August 2010. Reappointment to a second year is possible. The individual offered the position will be an excellent teacher, committed to the undergraduate education of creative writing majors and to non-majors enrolled in General Education courses offered through the department. Applicants should have an MFA in creative writing or a Ph.D. in literature, preferably with a creative dissertation. He or she should be a writer of fiction with significant publications and experience in literary magazine publication - as a graduate-level intern, faculty adviser, or editor. Interest and experience in expository writing instruction and assessment are desirable.

The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester, including introductory courses in composition and creative writing, upper-level workshops and form and theory courses in fiction, and courses in literature, depending upon departmental needs. Additional expectations include academic advising, continued scholarship and professional development, and participation though teaching and service in a college-wide commitment to early and ongoing student success.

One hour from Burlington, Vermont's largest city, Johnson State's 350+ acre campus is situated on a spectacular hilltop in the heart of the Green Mountains and serves 1900 students from Vermont (65%) and elsewhere. The college offers 30 academic programs - many of which combine internships and community-based experiences with traditional classroom learning - and supports a community-based External Degree Program for non-traditional students. As a member of the Vermont State Colleges, Johnson State offers an excellent benefit package. Salary is determined by degrees and experience, according to a negotiated contract.

Review of applications will begin in March 2010 and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should send a letter of intent, a statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a completed JSC application (available at www.jsc.edu) to jschumanresources@jsc.edu or to:

Dr. Andrea Perham
c/o JSC Human Resources
Department of Writing and Literature
Johnson State College
337 College Hill
Johnson, Vermont 05656

(More information HERE.)
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