Faculty - English/Creative Writing

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Waldorf University seeks candidates for a term tenure track, full-time English & Creative Writing faculty member (residential) in the Department of English to begin August 2020. Initial faculty rank is dependent on experience. The department seeks an active writer and dedicated teacher with a demonstrated abiility to teach both fiction and creative nonfiction courses. The successful candidate will teach a 4-4 course load, to be split between creative writing and first-year composition, with the possibility for some literature courses, dependent on experience and interest. The ideal candidate should possess a desire to mentor young writers in our small but vibrant Creative Writing B.A. program, and be able to contribute broadly to our existing course offerings in the English Department.

An MFA and/or PhD is required by the time of appointment. Teaching experience at the college level in creative writing and composition is preferred.

Responsibilities include teaching at all levels of English and Creative Writing, including first-year composition, introduction to creative writing, specialized courses in fiction, non-fiction, and magazine production, and occasional opportunities to teach lower-division literature and special topics courses. Additional responsibilities include mentoring creative writing students beyond the classroom, advising majors, and contributing to various aspects of the Creative Writing program, such as our Distinguished Visiting Authors Series, the production of our campus journal the Waldorf Literary Review, the Warriors Writing Club, and the Top of Iowa High School Writing Contest. University and departmental service as well as continued professional development are also required.

This is a full-time, exempt and benefit eligible position. Waldorf University offers a comprehensive benefit package with including: health, life, LTD, 401k match and tuition benefits for employees and their families, in addition to options in dental, vision, supplemental and voluntary life insurances and FLEX spending plan.

To Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates are asked to apply through the link below, upload their application materials including a cover letter demonstrating enthusiasm for developing student writers, a creative writing sample, a current resume or vita, contact information for at least three professional references, and copies of graduate transcripts (official copies will be required of final candidate). Final candidate will be subject to a background investigation.

Review of applicants will mid-January 2020 and continue until position is filled.

Since 1903, Waldorf University has created opportunities for learning and service to students seeking well-rounded lives through education by establishing engaging online and residential communities centered on learning and faith.

As a liberal arts university with core values Waldorf offers a curriculum to liberate the way students think so that they may develop a basic understanding and knowledge of how those in a variety of disciplines think and approach life. As a liberal arts university, Waldorf seeks to instill values of service, community, critical inquiry, and lifelong learning in each student and in the very culture of the college community. These values and this education prepare our graduates to understand and contribute to life in our complex and ever-changing world.

More information about Waldorf, visit: https://www.waldorf.edu/about