The Department of English Writing seeks a diligent, collegial writer/teacher for a tenure track assistant professor position, with a specialization in Literary Journalism for both print and online venues, starting in late August of 2012. A PhD in Writing or English is preferred, but a Writing M.F.A. with an exceptional record of accomplishment will receive full consideration. Knowledge of current trends in media writing and publications of significance in the field of Literary Journalism are a must. Subject areas may include Biographical Profile, Travel, Sports, Popular Culture, and Science or Nature. A background in web writing and web page design is highly desirable. The teaching load is four courses per semester, including two sections of first-year composition and a rotation of such courses as introductory professional writing, creative nonfiction, and literary journalism.
Qualifications other than the degree, publication, and specialization noted above include college teaching in relevant course areas; evidence of teaching effectiveness; commitment to teaching excellence; and strong potential for a sustained record of publication in Literary Journalism. The position includes benefits; salary is competitive.
For full consideration, send letter of application, vita, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a copy of one published piece of literary journalism, and three letters of reference (directly from source or placement office) to Dr. Michael W. Cox, Chair, English Writing Search/LIT JRNL, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904. No electronic submissions. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts. Note: Ideally, referees should address applicant’s commitment to undergraduate teaching.
Review of applications will begin on February 21, 2012.
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority group members are encouraged to apply.