Kennesaw State University

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track Rank of Assistant Professor of Creative Writing faculty position in the Department of English which begins August 2020.

The position will require teaching courses in creative nonfiction in the Undergraduate Program in English as well as the MA in Professional Writing program and carries a 3/3 teaching load. The successful candidate should be knowledgeable about pedagogical approaches to teaching creative nonfiction and should be familiar with the institutions that comprise the field. The candidate should demonstrate significant publishing experience. Prior teaching experience is required, and the candidate must be ready to engage in innovative pedagogy, advise students in matters of revision and publication, and lead writing workshops focused on relevant writings skills. Additional qualifications in the teaching of literature, biography, feature writing, digital writing, graphic novels, and/or related fields are desirable.

Auxiliary responsibilities will include consulting on course and program development, participating in extracurricular presentations within the university, and contributing broadly to the vitality of the department and the university community through a variety of service activities.

Faculty teach courses in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid and online. A commitment to excellence in teaching, an active and innovative research agenda, and service to the institution are expected of all faculty members in KSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

An earned MFA or PhD, or its foreign equivalent, in Creative Writing or English; a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness; a record of excellence in teaching; a record of scholarship and a promising research agenda; and a commitment to service and engagement. ABTs or ABDs will be considered but a completed degree is expected prior to the starting date of August 1, 2020. Significant publication(s) in the genre of creative nonfiction expected.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs.  Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

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Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Contact Information

Tony Grooms, Professor
English Department
440 Bartow Ave, Room 155
Contact Phone: 
(470) 578-6440
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