Louisiana Department of State Civil Service ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH in United States



$50,000.00 - $60,000.00 Annually


Natchitoches, LA

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Northwestern State University

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Supplemental Information

The Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Culture Studies at Northwestern State University of Louisiana invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of English, specializing in Creative Writing, specifically poetry; rank and salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Email a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a 10-page writing sample of recent work in poetry, names and contact information for three professional references, and copies of unofficial graduate transcripts* to: Dr. Andy Briseno, Search Chair, Email address: brisenoj@nsula.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. The start date for the position is August 14, 2017. *Note: Official transcripts are required at time of hire.

Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX):

· Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer


· Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286)

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support Tutoring Director, Catherine Faucheaux, at 318-357-4460.

Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU's campus security and crime statistics can be found at http://universitypolice.nsula.edu/annual-security-report/.

Full disclosure statement: http://universityplanning.nsula.edu/notice-of-non-discrimination/

*Inquiries regarding employment application status should be made to the individual receiving the application packet.

Department: Language and Communication

Telephone: 318-357-6272


Minimum qualifications and duties:

Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise in both poetry and a secondary area. All secondary areas will be considered, especially Composition and Rhetoric. Teaching responsibilities may also include first-year composition and introductory literature courses; the standard teaching load is 4/4. Successful candidates will excel as an educator, show exemplary interest in building a creative writing program and working in multiple disciplines, and will have published in nationally reputable literary journals.

Required credentials:

Candidates must possess either a MFA or a Ph.D. in creative writing (degree in hand by August, 2017). All candidates must present evidence of potential as an educator, writer, and scholar.

Job Concepts

Teaching responsibilities may also include first-year composition and introductory literature courses; the standard teaching load is 4/4.