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Distinguished Visiting Writer - English - Creative Writing-Fiction
Faculty
BGSU Main Campus
01/07/2019
03/01/2019
Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time
Salary commensurate with education & experience

The English Department of Bowling Green State University seeks a fiction writer to serve as the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer for the Spring 2020 semester.  

The successful candidate will be in residence Spring 2020; teach one workshop in our BFA program and one workshop in our MFA program; give a reading and a lecture; and advise theses.

Minimum qualifications: MA, MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing by time of employment; at least one book or collection of short stories published by a commercial publisher (including small press) or university press; documented critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation (e.g., positive written reviews, awards, invited readings, scholar-in-residences); documented record of quality undergraduate teaching, (e.g., positive teaching evaluations) and of quality graduate teaching, if applicable.

Preferred Qualification: Experience advising creative writing theses at the graduate level.

Credentials Required for Application
Complete applications will include a cover letter outlining qualifications relevant to the position; a CV; a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion in higher education; the names and addresses of three individuals who will be asked to provide a current, original letter of reference; a writing sample (15-25 pages); a list of courses taught, preferably brief descriptions of each; at least one sample syllabus of an undergraduate course taught and of a graduate course taught, if applicable; and a transcript showing terminal degree. 

Finalists for the position will need to provide official transcripts showing highest degree earned and authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. The starting date for this position is January 2020. 

Application deadline: Received by 11:59 p.m. EST March 1, 2019. 

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU is a university with long traditions of teaching and scholarly excellence.  It is located in a small city 25 minutes south of Toledo, Ohio, and one hour south of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.” The English Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in rhetoric and composition, literature, creative writing, and technical communication.  The department also houses the university’s General Studies Writing program and ESOL program.  The department has a full-time instructional staff of approximately 55 and nearly 80 graduate students. For a fuller description of our department, see our website, http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/english/.

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Fiction Writer. Distinguished Visiting Writer. The English Department seeks applicants for the Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer. The successful candidate will be in residence spring 2020; teach one workshop in our BFA program and one workshop in our MFA program; give a reading and a lecture; and advise theses. Minimum qualifications: MA, MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing by time of employment; at least one book or collection of short stories published by a commercial publisher (including small press) or university press; documented critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation (e.g., positive written reviews, awards, invited readings, scholar-in-residences); documented record of quality undergraduate teaching, (e.g., positive teaching evaluations) and quality graduate teaching, if applicable.

Complete applications will include a cover letter outlining qualifications relevant to the position; a CV; a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion in higher education; the names and addresses of three individuals who will be asked to provide a current, original letter of reference; a writing sample (15-25 pages); a list of courses taught, preferably brief descriptions of each; at least one sample syllabus of an undergraduate course taught and of a graduate course taught, if applicable; and a transcript showing terminal degree. For a fuller description of the position and our department, see our website, http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/english/.

For a complete job description and instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/. Finalists for the position will need to provide official transcripts showing highest degree earned and authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. The starting date for this position is January 2020. Application deadline: Received by 11:59 p.m. EST March 1, 2019. Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation. 

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