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Writing Positions at Suny and Penn State

04 April 2010
Writing Positions at Suny and Penn State
SUNY College at Plattsburgh

The English Department of the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh, invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing to begin Fall 2010. Responsibilities include teaching core courses for writing majors; general education courses; lower and upper division creative writing and literature courses. Active involvement in developing the Writing Arts Major, mentoring student writers, working with the student publication, and sharing editorial responsibilities for Saranac Review, the Department's literary journal, are also required. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in campus and departmental service, as well as continued publication and scholarship. Qualifications: M.F.A. and/or Ph.D. in Creative Writing; evidence of publication and record of successful college teaching are required. Significant publication in more than one genre and/or medium is preferred. Secondary teaching interests should be included in the cover letter. Salary: $46,000 minimum, with excellent benefits. For full listing/application instructions, visit: https://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1270059964508 (search #: PJ #5093).

Penn State Altoona

The English Program at Penn State Altoona is taking applications for a one-semester teaching residency in fiction writing. The residence, designed to offer an emerging writer substantial time to write, offers a $5,000 stipend & an additional $5,000 allowance to cover room & board in return for teaching one sophomore-level creative fiction writing workshop during the Fall 2010 semester (August 23-December 16). The resident writer will also give two readings & work informally with our English majors. Benefits are not included. We are looking for a writer with publications in literary magazines. Emphasis will be placed on the quality of the work submitted. A Master's degree in Creative Writing or English is required. Teaching experience is preferred. The application should consist of a writing sample (one short story or ten pages from a novel); a CV, including publishing history; & one or more letters of recommendation. Send to: Emerging Writer Residency, Dr. Thomas Liszka, Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts, Pos #: B-31665, Penn State Altoona, 3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA 16601-3760. Review of applications will begin May 17, 2010, & continue until the position is filled. For additional information about Penn State Altoona, please visit our web page at http://www.aa.psu.edu AA/EOE.
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