Overview

The English Department at Western New England University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor with experience as a practitioner and teacher of Creative Nonfiction to contribute in that area to our undergraduate Creative Writing and MFA programs. We seek candidates whose teaching expertise will also expand the diversity of our course offerings in literary and cultural studies. Specialization is open within fields that explore the writing and experience of historically underrepresented populations, broadly defined along dimensions of gender identity, sexuality, race and ethnicity.

Ideal candidates will be able to contribute to the Department’s ongoing development of courses and other initiatives that provide our students with experience in the tools and practices of online writing and digital publishing.

As Western New England University is an institution primarily focused on teaching, the base teaching responsibility is a 4-4 load. Classes are relatively small, and course releases are available to support research and writing. Candidates will teach courses across the breadth of our department’s offerings, including first year writing courses, upper division courses that serve our three majors: American Studies, Creative Writing and English Literature, our Master’s program in English for Teachers, and our MFA in Creative Writing.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages, and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable during the application phase). Applications should be submitted via the WNE employment page: http://employment.wne.edu/

Letters of recommendation and any other documents not submitted electronically to the WNE online application can be sent to: Edward Wesp, Chair, Dept. of English, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119.

We will hold preliminary interviews via teleconference. Please contact Dr. Edward Wesp (ewesp@wne.edu) with questions about the position or the search.

A PhD or MFA in English or related field completed by time of appointment, demonstrated experience as an engaged and successful teacher, and a record of publication as a writer and scholar.

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,800 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

To apply to this position please visit http://employment.wne.edu