METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY 700 East Seventh Street St. Paul, MN 55106-5000
State University Faculty (Unclassified IFO)
Faculty members are expected to demonstrate ability to teach creative writing (emphasis on fiction writing) courses effectively at the undergraduate level
Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement
Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study
Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance and engage in service to the university and community
Outstanding candidates will demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body through delivering a student-centered education in a liberal arts and sciences context and will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.
MFA in Creative Writing or doctorate in Creative Writing or closely related field (if closely related field, must be supported by substantial creative writing publications)
One published book of literary fiction for adults (e.g., a literary novel or literary collection of short stories). Note: Self-published work is ineligible. For the definition of self-published work, please refer to the NEA standard found at https://www.arts.gov/grants-individuals/creative-writing-fellowships/need-help
University-level teaching of at least five course sections in which you were the teacher of record
Documentation of excellent teaching (evaluations and/or a letter(s) of reference that specifically addresses teaching strengths)
Teaching experience in an urban, non-traditional, diverse university setting
A second published book in literary fiction, speculative fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, poetry, children's literature or young adult literature or a minimum of 20 poems, short fiction, speculative fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, children's and/or young adult literature publications in selective journals that specialize in creative writing. Self-published work is ineligible.
Strong secondary interest in one or more of the following areas, evidenced through educational background and teaching experience or publications: Speculative fiction, memoir or creative non-fiction, children's literature, young adult literature, graphic literature, or poetry.
Demonstrated commitment to serving a culturally diverse student population
Experience with community-based research and/or community service teaching
Coordinated and/or supported student publications and served as a student mentor
Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum in creative writing
Please note: Filling of this position is contingent upon budget.
The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State, serves approximately 11,000 students in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area. We are the most diverse university in the system, with approximately 41% of our students coming from communities of color. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adults and communities of color. Recognized in 2008 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.
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The School/Academic Department: Metropolitan State's School of Communication, Writing and the Arts offers innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees focused on creating messages and making knowledge. Creativity, critical thinking, facility with research and technology, as well as the ability to speak, write, create, and perform for a variety of audiences in both professional and community settings are needed for effectiveness in these disciplines. An education in such skills and knowledge is available to Metropolitan State students through the classes and degrees offered by the department.
The School of Communication, Writing and the Arts is composed of disciplines that share a significant themecommunication. Whether expressed through speech, writing, or art, and whether on paper, canvas, or a Web page, communication connects, builds, and maintains human culture and society.
Communication, writing, and the arts involve creating messages and making knowledge. Doing these effectively in college and in the workplace requires creativity, critical thinking, facility with research and technology, as well as the ability to speak, write, create, and perform for a variety of audiences in both professional and community settings. An education in such skills and learning is available to Metropolitan State students through the department's general education curriculum and its five majors.
The School of Communication, Writing and the Arts also offers a Master of Science in Technical Communication. The Creative Writing program is one of the richest and most diverse in the nation. Both our B.A. and minor in Creative Writing include workshops in fiction, poetry, memoir and creative non-fiction, writing children's literature, writing very short creative works, writing humor, writing for publication and profit, and advanced creative writing. As a creative writing student at Metropolitan State, you will gain experience in drafting, analyzing, and editing creative works of writing. Our stellar faculty are award-winning, widely published literary artists whose joy in both teaching and writing is infectious. Metropolitan State's creative writing curriculum challenges students with the delights and hard work required to write imaginatively, including developing an individual writing process, setting writing goals, understanding the opportunities available in print and electronic media, and leading a life made richer by the literary arts.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Master Agreement.
Application: To apply, go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/metrostatemn/default.cfm
Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date: Monday, November 20, 2017
Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:
Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
Current curriculum vita or resume;
One-page statement of teaching philosophy and/or examples of teaching effectiveness;
One to two sample syllabi;
Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers; at least two (2) of the references must be able to address teaching effectiveness;
Transcripts - Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date of your highest attained degree, with your name and the academic institution's name/logo are required. If doctoral study is in progress at the time of application, submit the most recent transcript showing your course of study and progress to date. We are not able to accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades or DARS reports. If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
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Metropolitan State University is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.
The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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Metropolitan State University offers over 60 baccalaureate majors, 10 master?s degrees, and 2 doctoral programs. Founded in 1971, the university is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and is the only state university in the Twin Cities. It is a comprehensive urban university committed to meeting the higher education needs of those who live and work in the 13 county me...tropolitan area.With a strong tradition of individualized educational programs, we are fully committed to high-quality, affordable education for working adults. Faculty, staff and more than 11,000 full- and part-time students reflect the area?s rich diversity, provide a highly student-centered environment and demonstrate unwavering commitment to civic engagement.