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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English


The Department of English seeks to fill the following tenure-track position: Assistant Professor of English, with a primary specialization in creative writing (narrative genres preferred, including short fiction, the novel, or creative nonfiction). Secondary specialization in one of the following areas is also desired: contemporary literature; film and/or media studies; playwriting; journalism.

Ph.D. in English, Literature, or Creative Writing is desirable, though we also welcome applications from candidates with an M.F.A. degree.

Set to begin in August 2014, duties for the appointment include teaching undergraduate courses in creative writing and the area of secondary specialization, contributing to departmental responsibilities for surveys and interdisciplinary core curriculum courses, and showing a strong commitment to scholarship and/or the publication of original creative work. Normal teaching load is six courses per year over two semesters. Salary and benefits are competitive.

To apply, submit the following materials by email to writers@millsaps.edu: a cover letter addressed to Dr. Eric Griffin, Chair, Department of English, which discusses both teaching philosophy with specific examples of effective classroom practices and possible contributions to Millsaps College's commitment to providing a supportive environment for a diverse community; a curriculum vitae; an unofficial graduate transcript; three confidential letters of reference; and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (more than one genre preferred).

All applications should be complete by Friday, November 14, 2013.

Millsaps College is a national, selective, liberal arts college founded by the United Methodist Church in 1890. It hosts the first chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in the state of Mississippi. The College occupies a beautiful 100-acre residential campus in the heart of Jackson, Miss., a growing metropolitan area (SMSA 400,000) that is the political, financial, legal, medical, and cultural center of the state. Enrollment is approximately 1,000. Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Employment is contingent upon successful background verification.

Millsaps is committed to academic excellence and pedagogical innovation. The only national liberal arts college in Mississippi, Millsaps College has consistently been ranked a "Best Buy" among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges and is cited as one of Loren Pope's 40 Colleges That Change Lives. It was the first institution in Mississippi with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and is the only institution in Mississippi ever to be listed in The Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Millsaps is a member of the ACS and NITLE, has an AACSB accredited business school, and an NCATE accredited education program. In accordance with Federal law, we are making available our Campus Security Report to all prospective employees. Millsaps is located in Jackson, the capital of the state. The Jackson area has a population of around 400,000 and offers low cost-of-living, excellent schools, pleasant climate, and many recreational opportunities.