Tenure-track position available August 17, 2018.

Appointment Type
Tenure-trackLength of Appointment
FT Academic Year


Candidate will teach and develop a wide range of undergraduate and graduate creative writing courses, particularly in fiction; publish fiction; actively contribute to the intellectual and professional life of the department, university, and surrounding community.

Minimum QualificationsEarned MFA or PhD in Creative Writing by August 1, 2017; at least one published book of fiction by a nationally recognized press; record of effective teaching at the college or university level.

Preferred QualificationsRecord of effective teaching of fiction writing at the college or university level; secondary specialization in another genre (with a record of publication or production); experience in teaching literary editing and publishing; or experience with service learning initiatives.

Pre-Employment Screening
Requires successful completion of a background check.Positions Supervised


EEO StatementBall State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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About Ball State UniversityBall State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of 10 academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

Department: English:700100Posting Number: 201500159F

Number of Vacancies: 1

Desired Start Date: 08/17/2018


Special Instructions Summary

  • A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and master’s transcripts must be uploaded to the application. Doctorate transcripts are optional.
  • Official transcripts of highest degree will be required at time of hire.
  • Finalists will have confidential reference letters requested from the three references listed on their application.

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact InformationMatthew Mullins, mbmullins@bsu.edu