he Department of English in the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities at Simmons University invites applications for a one-year contract position in Fiction Writing. Duties will include teaching seven courses for the year: likely four courses in the English Department?with an emphasis on fiction?and three courses in our General Education program, PLAN. The department is expanding its curriculum to offer majors in both Literature and Writing, and we seek a student-centered writing instructor with a record of published fiction. The position begins Fall 2021.Interdisciplinary approaches or qualifications in a particular field of writing are welcome. In addition to fiction, we are interested in intersecting areas of expertise that might include fields like screenwriting and writing for multiple media platforms.The Department of English at Simmons University promotes pedagogy that decenters and expands traditional canonical understandings of literature and writing. Our curriculum emphasizes global and intersectional understandings of race, class, and gender. English students are vocal, self-expressive thinkers in the classroom, and they routinely take on leadership roles in our student-driven media and publications, including Sidelines, the Ifill College magazine edited and published by Simmons undergraduates.Minimum Qualification1. Record of published Fiction Writing2. MA, MFA, Ph.D., or related degree3. Demonstrated record of quality teaching at the college levelRequired Application MaterialsApplication review will begin on February 22, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit the following materials online at jobs.simmons.edu:Cover letter describing your interest in the position, your teaching experience, and your record of published work in fictionYour current curriculum vitae with a list of courses taught and a list of three referencesLetters of recommendation will be requested only for short-listed candidates. Please address any questions to Sheldon George, Chair, Department of English. Sheldon.George@simmons.edu.Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual?s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices?at all levels, for all positions?ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.
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