Distinguished Visiting Writer, Fiction

Fiction Writer.  Distinguished Visiting Writer.  The English Department seeks applicants for the Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer. The successful candidate will be in residence spring 2020; teach one workshop in our BFA program and one workshop in our MFA program; give a reading and a lecture; and advise theses. Minimum qualifications: MA, MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing by time of employment; at least one book or collection of short stories published by a commercial publisher (including small press) or university press; documented critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation (e.g., positive written reviews, awards, invited readings, scholar-in-residences); documented record of quality undergraduate teaching (e.g., positive teaching evaluations) and quality graduate teaching, if applicable.


Complete applications will include a cover letter outlining qualifications relevant to the position; a CV; a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion in higher education; the names and addresses of three individuals who will be asked to provide a current, original letter of reference; a writing sample (15-25 pages); a list of courses taught, preferably brief descriptions of each; at least one sample syllabus of an undergraduate course taught and of a graduate course taught, if applicable; and a transcript showing terminal degree.


For a fuller description of the position and our department, see our website, http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/english/. For a complete job description and instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/. Finalists for the position will need to provide official transcripts showing highest degree earned and authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. The starting date for this position is January 2020. Application deadline: Received by 11:59 p.m. EST March 1, 2019. BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.