English, Assistant Professor (Creative Writing)

Thursday, December 1, 2011 (All day)





Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Liberal Arts

BRIEF POSTING DESCRIPTION: Professor of Creative Writing with specialization in fiction & expertise in the practice of Electronic Literature/Digital Arts


Job Title / Rank: Instructional Faculty / Assistant Professor of English

PC#2511 IRC52157

Department: English

Job Category: Faculty, Tenure Track

Starting Date: Late August, 2012




Situated within a vibrant technological university, the English Department seeks a teacher, writer, and scholar for a tenure-track position in Creative Writing, with a specialization in fiction and expertise in the practice of Electronic Literature/Digital Arts. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in English or MFA in Creative Writing in hand, evidence of outstanding college teaching, a strong research agenda, and publication. We seek candidates who approach their subject matter with fresh critical and theoretical perspectives. Applicants with significant experience in a wide range of E-literatures are especially welcome. Interdisciplinary approaches and global perspectives are highly desired.


The successful candidate will teach both introductory and advanced fiction workshops and will develop courses in the theory and practice of electronic literature/digital arts. Teaching assignments include introductory and advanced creative writing courses, as well as general education offerings such as first-year writing. The teaching load for new faculty is two courses per quarter and includes the possibility of developing with students the Web version of the undergraduate publication, Signatures.


We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.



The College of Liberal Arts is one of nine colleges within Rochester Institute of Technology. The College has over 150 faculty in 12 departments in the social sciences, humanities, and the arts. The College currently offers twelve undergraduate degree programs and five Master degrees, serving over 800 students. Undergraduate degrees include Advertising and Public Relations; Criminal Justice; Economics; International Studies; Journalism; Museum Studies, Professional and Technical Communication; Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy; and Urban and Community Studies. The graduate degrees are in Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology; Communication and Media Technologies; School Psychology; Criminal Justice; and Science, Technology, and Public Policy.


RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds-and from 50 states and more than 95 countries-have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education's in their “Great Colleges to Work For” list for three consecutive years.


Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of 22% African and Latino Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan regions for Raising a Family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “Quality of Life in the Nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.




REQUIRED: Ph.D. in English or MFA in Creative Writing in hand

Evidence of outstanding college teaching

A strong research agenda

Publication record


PREFERRED: Approaches subject matter with fresh critical and theoretical perspectives

Significant experience in a wide range of E-literatures

Interdisciplinary approaches and global perspectives

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.




Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/214709. Faculty Search: IRC52157.

Please submit a letter of application addressing the listed qualifications, the names of three references with contact information, a CV, and a statement of teaching philosophy.


You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Dr. Sandra Saari, Search Chair, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, 92 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604. engchair@rit.edu


Application deadline has been extended to December 1, 2011.



The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



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