Asbury University

Tenure-Track Position in Creative Writing, Fiction or Poetry

POSITION: Full-time, tenure-track position in Department of English beginning Fall 2018

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or M.F.A. in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Fiction or Poetry with a record of publication in creative writing. Experience teaching first-year composition and general education literature courses also desired.

INSTITUTIONAL COMMITMENT: Asbury University is an independent, Christian, liberal arts university in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition and requires a Standard of Conduct for employees. Candidates must agree, support and adhere to University policies and procedures – including the Faculty ManualCommunity Standards Guidelines and Human Sexuality Statement. Asbury University does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, or handicap in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices.

ACADEMIC RANK: Assistant or Associate Professor, dependent on qualifications

RESPONSIBILITIES: Candidate will teach a range of creative writing courses, as well as first-year composition and our foundations literature course. May have the opportunity to help to develop and teach in an MFA program. Teaching load is 12 hours each semester, with optional summer teaching available.

COMPENSATION: Compensation is competitive and dependent upon education and experience. Benefits include retirement (TIAA/CREF) and insurance plans.

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH INFORMATION: Consistently ranked in the top five regional colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report, Asbury University is located in Kentucky’s scenic Bluegrass region fifteen minutes south of Lexington. The English Department takes pleasure in its friendly and encouraging atmosphere and supports strong and active programs in literary studies, creative writing, English Education, and ESL. For more information, see our webpage:

INQUIRY PROCESS: Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement describing the current vitality of your personal Christian faith to or mail to: Dr. Chuck Gobin, Chair, English Department, Asbury University, 1 Macklem Drive, Wilmore, KY 40390

Deadline: Until Filled

Contact Information

Dr. Chuck Gobin, Chair
Department of English
Asbury University
1 Macklem Drive
Contact Phone: 
(859) 858-3511 x2191
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