Iowa State University - Ames, IA

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We seek a nationally distinguished fiction writer to teach undergraduate English courses as well as graduate courses in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment. A unique three-year interdisciplinary writing program, the MFA in Creative Writing and Environment provides faculty with opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration and innovations in curriculum development through the environmental lens of the program. The initial teaching load is 2/2.

Required Qualifications
An MFA or PhD
Two books from eminent publishers/presses
Demonstrated ability to publish and teach in a second genre
Evidence of accomplishment in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level

Preferred Qualifications
A proven interest in environmental thought and action
Demonstrated knowledge of place-based, environmental writing and/or writing about the natural world
Experience serving on graduate-level thesis committees
Demonstrated commitment to the teaching of undergraduate writing courses, participating in MFA programs, and departmental service

Commensurate with qualifications

Special Conditions
All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

Application Instructions
To apply for this position, please click on "Apply for this Vacancy" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Application Letter/Cover Letter
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Contact information for four references including e-mail address and phone number
4) One-page teaching philosophy
5) Short (20-30 pages) sample of creative work

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact If you have questions regarding the application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

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