Faculty Non-Tenure Track-9 Mo – Kent, WA

Faculty Non-Tenure Track-9 Mo

Kent State University

Kent, WA


Job Title:

Faculty Non-Tenure Track-9 Mo

Physical Location:

Kent Campus – Kent, OH



Basic Function:

The Department of English at Kent State University invites applications for the position of Non-Tenure Track Assistant Lecturer/Assistant Professor with a specialization in Creative Writing and Fiction to begin August 2023.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:



Examples of Duties:

The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses, workshops and seminars in fiction, as well as in a secondary genre such as creative nonfiction, narrative medicine, graphic narrative, young adult fiction, game design, or screenwriting. Depending on the record of publication, the successful candidate may also teach graduate courses. Applicants must hold an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing, have a publication record in two genres, and teaching experience, preferably at the university level. This position will support our undergraduate creative writing program, and advising students and overseeing the undergraduate literary magazine Luna Negrawill be a part of this role, with possible release time available. 


Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:


M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing, with a specialization in fiction.

Strong record of published creative work in fiction (novel or short story collection), with publications in a secondary genre, and potential for continuing development as a writer.

Evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Experience teaching creative writing focused courses, in person or online.

Experience in the creation and maintenance of equitable and inclusive learning spaces.


Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:



Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Special Instructions Summary:

Applications need to submitted by April 3, 2023. A complete application includes (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and email addresses of at least three references. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested from the references for selected applicants. Student evaluations and additional materials may be submitted upon request.

Questions related to the job or the application should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Catherine Wing, [email protected].

Additional Information:


Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For official job descriptions, visit www.kent.edu/hr. 

Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco is not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free<http://www.kent.edu/smoke-free>.


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.


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