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Clinical Assistant Professor - English

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Please upload: 1) curriculum vita; 2) letter of application; 3) statement of teaching philosophy; and 4) list of references with contact information to include mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone numbers.

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Position Details

Title Clinical Assistant Professor - English
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Northwest English
Position Summary

The English Department at Indiana University Northwest offers the position of Clinical Assistant Professor to teach courses in writing fiction, creative non-fiction, and professional writing. The position is full-time on a one-year renewable cycle, and requires teaching four courses per semester. At least one course per semester will be a first-year writing course.

The position’s primary focus is to teach courses in writing fiction, creative non-fiction, professional writing, and first-year writing. Moreover, the position holder will teach a course in screenwriting on occasion. In addition, the position will also involve ongoing work on developing the Creative and Professional Writing Programs.

While retention and promotion are not entirely dependent on the position holder’s published research, ongoing creative activities and engagement in publishing are required.

The position holder will engage in some departmental and campus-wide service activities, for instance, committee assignments and advising students.

One of eight campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The campus has a diverse student population of approximately 4,000 degree-seeking students and 1,500 dual-degree-seeking students. The campus offers Associate, Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in a variety of undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. IU Northwest emphasizes high-quality teaching, faculty and student research and engagement on campus and in the community. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity and engagement. Indiana University Northwest is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.

Basic Qualifications

The position requires an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing or English, with demonstrated expertise and experience in teaching fiction, creative non-fiction, and professional writing, along with the ability to teach screenwriting.

Department Contact for Questions

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to:

Dr. Doug Swartz
Search Committee Chair
Department of English

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank Salary and benefits are competitive.
Special Instructions

Please upload: 1) curriculum vita; 2) letter of application; 3) statement of teaching philosophy; and 4) list of references with contact information to include mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone numbers.

For Best Consideration Date 10/02/2017
Expected Start Date 01/01/2018
OAA # NW-04-1718

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other