Human Resources

Assistant Professor - English and Creative Writing (Tenure Track)

Department

English and Creative Writing

Overview

Ursinus College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in the English & Creative Writing Department with a specialty in poetry writing. The successful candidate will be a poet with outstanding credentials and/or promise; will have skills and experience in digital and hybrid media; and will be eager to teach courses in literature as well as creative writing. We are especially interested in a colleague who is enthusiastic about partnering with Enrollment to recruit for the college’s Creative Writing Scholarships.

The appointment, beginning August 2023, carries a 3/2 teaching load and the expectation of an active, ongoing agenda for creative production and publication, along with a serious commitment to undergraduate teaching. We welcome candidates who would contribute to one or more of the college’s interdisciplinary programs, including but not limited to African American & Africana Studies; Latin American Studies; Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies or Digital Studies. Teaching responsibilities include upper- and lower-division classes in the English department as well as the college’s signature year-long first-year seminar, the Common Intellectual Experience. We seek candidates who are comfortable with student-centered learning and able to work closely with students on independent projects. Ph.D. and/or MFA expected by fall 2023.

Anticipated Start Date

Fall 2023

Application

Applications are due through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/111915) by October 1, 2022, although we will continue to take applications until the position is filled. More information about our department can be found at https://www.ursinus.edu/academics/english/ ; further questions about the position may be addressed to englishsearch@ursinus.edu.

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students.

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.