Overview

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of English to begin September 1, 2018.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

We seek candidates who have an earned MFA or PhD in Creative Writing (Poetry), but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and will complete their degree by July 1, 2018. The successful candidate must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and will have prior college-level teaching experience in introductory creative writing and advanced poetry writing, as well as introductory and advanced courses in literature. The successful candidate will also have a strong record of poetry writing, demonstrated by publications or awards in established literary magazines or poetry contests. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience coordinating a reading series or reading events; with editing, publishing, or the Digital Humanities; and mentoring women and people from underrepresented groups is desirable. We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department.

Major/Essential Functions:

Primary teaching responsibilities will include six courses per year. Course assignments will include introductory creative writing, advanced poetry writing, introductory and advanced literature courses in the English major, and contributions to general education, which may include January Term or First Term Seminar. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Application and Institution Information:

Electronic application is required; materials must be submitted through Interfolio ( https://apply.interfolio.com/43937). Please submit a CV and letter of application only; additional materials will be requested after preliminary screening stage. The cover letter should be addressed to:

Dr. Rebecca Fremo, Search Chair
Department of English
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

Application information is also available at https://gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, visit the College’s website at https://gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact Dr. Fremo at english-search@gustavus.edu.

For full consideration, applications must be received by October 12, 2017. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Finalists will be asked to submit additional supporting materials through Interfolio: a writing sample (up to ten poems, no more than 15 pages), a syllabus from an advanced poetry writing course and one from a lower division literature course, transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and a statement of teaching philosophy. Interviews will be conducted via phone in December 2017.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE Employer/Disabled/Vet