The creative writing department of Warren Wilson College seeks a creative nonfiction writer to join our faculty and assist us in shaping our growing program. The department enjoys a close relationship with the renowned Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, including an undergraduate course where students participate in an MFA residency and a twice-yearly Writer-in-Residence drawn from the MFA faculty. We offer a creative writing major and minor with emphases in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. In addition, we host a reading series and the College supports a literary journal and an undergraduate research journal.
This is a full-time, junior-level position in an extended contract system with a 3-3 load. All regular writing faculty teach broadly, with courses that include multi-genre classes and tiered single-genre courses and workshops. Faculty in this position would develop tiered courses in creative nonfiction that seek to expose students to the breadth of the genre and would also develop reading courses in their area of expertise aimed at diversifying and deepening our students’ exposure to contemporary literature. We especially value courses that primarily feature underrepresented voices in literature. In addition, faculty have opportunities to teach study-away courses and first-year seminars.
We seek candidates with an M.F.A. and/or Ph.D. in Creative Writing/English/Literature (in hand by August 2019). Successful candidates will have significant and relevant publications, evidence of excellence in and commitment to teaching undergraduates, demonstrated interest in creative writing pedagogy, attention to multiple kinds of diversity, and the expectation of continued creative and/or scholarly work.
Warren Wilson College’s liberal education program fully integrates the applied learning of meaningful work and community engagement to launch students as active, creative citizens. Current campus-wide initiatives emphasize diversity and social identity, sustainability, deliberative dialogue, and interdisciplinary teaching. We are located on 1200 forested acres in the beautiful Swannanoa Valley between Asheville and Black Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Interested candidates should submit cover letter and curriculum vitae with their online application. Electronic submission is required. Review of applications will begin immediately with a priority deadline of November 15, and the position will remain open until filled.
Warren Wilson College is committed to ensuring that students from a diverse range of identities are able to access education. We recognize that to do so we need to ensure that our staff and faculty reflect a diverse range of identities, worldviews and backgrounds. As a college we particularly seek and welcome candidates from racial and ethnic minorities, women, and members of underrepresented groups. Warren Wilson College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.