The Department of English at Millsaps College invites applications for a one-year teaching fellowship in creative writing to begin in August 2013. The fellow will teach two courses per semester, including an advanced course in the writer's genre, and will assist with departmental activities. The ideal candidate plans a career that involves college-level teaching and can demonstrate a commitment to the goals and principles of a liberal arts education. Preference will be given to candidates who work in multiple genres, including but not limited to narrative nonfiction, journalism, playwriting, screenwriting, environmental writing, or the graphic novel; experience teaching courses involving digital technology is a plus.
A Ph.D.or M.F.A. in English or Creative Writing is required; evidence of teaching excellence and significant publication is essential. The fellow will also be expected to serve as an informal mentor to students in the three majors (literature, creative writing, and communication studies) housed in the English department.
To apply, submit the following materials by email at:
writes(AT)millsaps.edu (Change (AT) to @ )
a cover letter addressed to Dr. Eric Griffin, Chair, Department of English, which discusses teaching philosophy and provides specific examples of effective teaching practices; a curriculum vitae; an unofficial graduate transcript; three confidential letters of reference; and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (more than one genre preferred). All applications should be complete by Friday, March 8, 2013.
Millsaps College is a nationally ranked liberal arts college in the capital city of Jackson, Mississippi. We offer a competitive salary including health and other benefits, a travel and research stipend of $2000, and reimbursement for moving expenses. Employment will be contingent on complete background verification.
Included in Colleges that Change Lives, Millsaps is committed to academic excellence and pedagogical innovation. Millsaps is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities. For more information about the college and the English department see our website.