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Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Publishing (tenure-track)
Rowan University
Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 16,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford.
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The Department of Writing Arts welcomes applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Publishing, to join the department September 1, 2017.

The successful candidate will primarily teach and help develop courses in the undergraduate and graduate writing programs that will prepare students looking for employment within the publishing industry. The candidate should have broad knowledge of contemporary publishing as well as practical experience within professional and academic contexts in the areas of acquisitions, editing, book production, publication design, or other relevant areas. In addition, the candidate will be expected to teach in a secondary area such as children’s writing, fiction, literary nonfiction, and/or new and emerging literary genres, such as the graphic novel or digital storytelling, as well as introductory creative writing courses.

This tenure-track position carries an expectation of successful creative activity and/or scholarly research and publication with efforts to seek external funding, such as individual fellowships and grants. In addition, the successful candidate will be asked to contribute to the department and university through service including curriculum development and academic and career advisement of students.


The successful candidate will possess an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing or related field with significant publications in fiction, nonfiction, or children’s writing. The terminal degree is required at time of appointment. Preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching college writing and significant professional experience in the publishing industry.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.

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