Visiting Assistant Professor - English

Missouri Southern State University Joplin, MO
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The Missouri Southern State University Department of English and Philosophy invites applications for a full-time professor of Writing, appointment to begin August 1, 2018. Faculty in our department teach a 4/4 load, with first-year writing comprising half the load. Remainder of load will come from courses in professional writing, creative writing, and general education literature surveys as appropriate to background of the hire. Specialties of particular interest include professional and technical writing, science writing, creative nonfiction and memoir. Duties for this position will include advising and service. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or a terminal degree in Professional Writing, or Rhetoric, or Creative Writing or be able to demonstrate significant graduate study and practice of non-fiction writing, prior to August 1, 2018. The rank of this appointment will be Visiting Assistant Professor--an appointment that allows for a total of three years of full-time employment at that rank; during the third year, a tenure-track offer may be made.

Applicants should provide a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduates transcripts, as well as the names and contact information of three professional references. Submit documents by visiting