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Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a strong record of publication, including at least one memoir or creative nonfiction collection of literary merit from a respected press; an M.F.A. in Creative Writing or the equivalent, such as a B.A. with an exceptionally strong record of publication of creative nonfiction or a PhD with a strong record of publication of creative nonfiction; and evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

Preferred Qualifications

Publication in and the ability to teach literary fiction or literary genre fiction.  Interest and/or experience in teaching culturally diverse curricula.  Interest and/or experience in program leadership, as, for example, building a reading series or advising a student literary journal.  Academic or community service.

Responsibilities & Requirements

Stony Brook's Creative Writing and Literature Program seeks a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing to start September 1, 2019.  This position carries a 3/2 teaching load of creative writing and literature courses, as well as thesis direction, and advising at both the undergraduate and graduate levels on two campuses, located within an hour commute of each other.  Undergraduate courses are held at Stony Brook; M.F.A. courses are held in Southampton.  CWL is the flagship program in an entrepreneurial, innovative department that also offers an M.F.A. in Film and, during July, workshops for visiting students through the Southampton Writers Conference.  Writers Speak, its reading series, brings writers of national reputation in all literary genres to campus; TSR: The Southampton Review, its literary magazine, publishes original writing and artwork from established and emerging voices.  The successful candidate will contribute to these activities. Faculty members with leadership roles receive course release.  Opportunities to teach at the Manhattan Center for Creative Writing and Film are possible according to interest and program need.  Early career, writers of color, LGBTQ, as well as diverse voices are strongly encouraged to apply.

Special Notes

This is a tenure track position.  FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.  Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.  Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2019.

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Application Procedure

Those interested in this position should submit a State Employment Application , cover letter and resume/CV by clicking Apply.  Alternately, you may submit your application package to the departmental address or fax below.    Please also fill out an online Applicant Information Survey .  Do not submit this survey to the department.

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Dr. Carla Caglioti, Search Chair
MFA in Creative Writing in Literature
Stony Brook Southampton
239 Montauk Highway
Southampton 11968
Fax: (631) 982-7318
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Campus Description

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore.  Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members.  SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute.  Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Official Job Title: Assistant Professor
REF#: F-9979-18-12
Campus: Stony Brook West Campus
Department: Creative Writing - Southampton Provost
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posting Start Date: 12/14/2018
Posting End Date: 02/01/2019

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 02/01/2019, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

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Job Category:   Faculty and Librarian
Posting Date:   12/14/2018

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