Job Information

North Carolina Central University Assistant Professor and Endowed Chair in Creative Writing in Durham, North Carolina

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Assistant Professor and Endowed Chair in Creative Writing

Position Number 610246

Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time

Tenure Track Yes

FTE 1=9/10 month -Faculty only

If time limited, duration date

Position Overview

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Language and Literature is responsible for teaching GEC courses in English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, and Philosophy. The department also houses degree programs in English, Foreign Languages and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Primary Purpose of Position

The primary purpose is to teach Creative Writing courses as an Endowed Chair. The faculty member is also expected to maintain an active publication agenda, develop new Creative Writing courses, serve as faculty advisor for the Ex Umbra student literary magazine, sponsor the Eagle Writers Club, and organize guest speakers to come to campus

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to teach a wide variety of Creative Writing courses, including multi-genre Introduction to Creative Writing, Fiction, Nonfiction. Ability to teach Drama Writing and/or Poetry a plus.

Ability to mentor students and delegate responsibilities for the student literary magazine Ex Umbra.

Ability to work with budgets and offices on campus to organize speakers, fund publications, and secure external grants.

Minimum Education/Experience

Ph.D. or MFA in Creative Writing, English or a related discipline with teaching experience in Creative Writing. Specific genre of specialization is not required, although Fiction and Creative Nonfiction are preferred. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. and/or MFA in Creative Writing, and have a demonstrated record of scholarly and creative publications.

Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation


Equal Opportunity Employer

North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

Function Instructional

Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.

Teach 2 Creative Writing courses per semester. An average of 10 hours/week of office hours is also expected.

Function Public Service

Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.

Serve as faculty adviser for Ex Umbra, the student-run literary magazine; Develop new courses in Creative Writing; serve on departmental and university committees as assigned by the chair; Organize guest speakers to come to campus.

Function Research

Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.

Maintain an active agenda of scholarly and/or creative work for publication.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number EPA03107P

Open Date 02/13/2024

Date desired for closing or initial review

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Date Position Available 07/01/2024

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV

  2. Cover Letter

  3. Teaching Philosophy

  4. Writing Sample

  5. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)

  6. List of References

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document

  2. DD-214 (Veterans Only)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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