Creighton University’s Department of English seeks to hire a one-year Resident Assistant Professor position. The position will begin in August 2021; candidates must have a PhD in English or a PhD or MFA in Creative Writing.
Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching and be able to contribute to the university-wide Ignatian core curriculum in first-year contemporary composition and second-year Core literary studies. Candidates will teach a 4:4 load (four courses of 3-credit hours per term). Creighton University’s core courses share common learning objectives, but faculty are able to design course content around their own research specializations.
Applications should include a statement of purpose, a current CV, and a sample syllabus for a first-year contemporary composition course focusing on principles of argumentation and writing as a recursive process, or a second-year core course that is an introduction to Western and/or non-Western literatures with particular emphasis on gender, ethnic, and/or cultural diversity.
Candidates selected for an interview will asked to submit three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations, and a statement of engagement with Creighton’s Jesuit and Catholic mission and identity. Send letters of recommendation to JillDickey@creighton.edu. Review of applications will begin June 21 and will continue until the position is filled.
A Doctorate degree or MFA from an accredited college or university;
2-4 years prior teaching experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs;
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations;
Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others;
Ability to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 75 – 100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 0 – 24%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0 – 24% (pound: lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No
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