Assistant Professor of English – Fiction Writing
The Department of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Fiction Writing, to begin August 1, 2019. The successful candidate will teach a 3-3 load and should expect to teach courses at all levels of the curriculum. Candidates’ expertise must include the teaching and writing of fiction, including avid engagement with the professional aspects of the discipline, including publication; secondary expertise in Environmental Studies, oral storytelling and ethnography, science or technical writing, and/or literary journal production are welcome. The successful candidate will have experience incorporating new media into undergraduate coursework, and will have published at least one novel or short-story collection with a peer-reviewed press. We are particularly looking for candidates whose interests complement our geographic location and proximity to Historic St. Mary’s City. An interest in attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups is desirable.
St. Mary’s College Maryland (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences, and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s is a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. Designated Maryland’s public honors college, St. Mary’s has highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum; we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary’s faculty benefit from a comprehensive program of support for scholarship, research, travel, and curriculum development, including course releases for pre-tenure faculty and leaves for tenured faculty. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold a MFA in Fiction at time of appointment and have published a novel or short-story collection with a peer-reviewed press; excellence in undergraduate teaching, including integration of new media, is expected.
Application materials should include a cover letter speaking to the candidate's teaching, research, and creative work, curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of how the applicant’s teaching will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, writing sample (20 page maximum), evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants can request confidential letters through their Interfolio Dossier account, and may be uploaded for free by the letter writer directly to our Interfolio-hosted account for committee review. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/55264. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Jennifer Cognard-Black, Department Chair at 240-895-4233.
Review of applications will begin after December 1st and will continue until the position is filled. First interviews will be held over Skype before finalists are invited to campus. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.