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Director of the Master of Arts in Professional Writing Program

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Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: English
Posting Job Title: Director of the Master of Arts in Professional Writing Program
Recruitment Type: Tenure-Track Faculty

Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Associate Professor or Professor - TBD
Area of Specialty-Discipline: Creative Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, Applied or Professional Writing
Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:
Position Status: Regular Faculty
Tenure Track Status: Tenure Track
Terms of Employment: 12-Month
Contract Type: Full-time
Date Position Available: 07/01/2018

Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities will include overseeing the curriculum, supervising faculty, advising and recruiting students, advertising and promoting the program and its activities, administering the teaching assistants and graduate research assistants assigned to the program, mentoring students and faculty, and representing the program on committees within the Department, the College, and across the University. Candidates must also be willing to involve themselves in all three areas of faculty responsibility: teaching, service, and scholarship.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

Applicants for the position must possess a terminal degree (or its foreign equivalent) in creative writing, rhetoric and composition, professional writing, or a related field. Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.
Candidates should also have an established record of publications commensurate with leadership of such a program. Experience in academic leadership is desirable.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 10/16/2017
Questions About Position Opening:

Dr. Bill Rice
English Department
Mail Drop 2701
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw GA

Office 169, English Building

Additional Information for Applicants

Kennesaw State University seeks a director for its Master of Arts Program in Professional Writing. Located on the northwest corner of the Atlanta metropolitan area, Kennesaw State is one of the 50 largest universities in the United States. Recognized for innovative programs and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, Kennesaw State University offers both students and faculty unique opportunities for growth and development. A commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and service, is expected of all faculty members in KSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. It would also be beneficial if an applicant has familiarity and experience working with diverse students. Faculty in the English Department at Kennesaw State teach in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit an application letter, a current C.V, and a list of three references familiar with the applicant’s work.

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000559
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 36912
Departmental/College Overview:

An innovative leader in English Studies, the Department of English invites students to pursue career-sensitive degrees connected to writing, language, literature, film, and theory. The Department also encourages students to join a community of learners dedicated to thinking, writing, and reading critically and to making meaningful intellectual contributions to the larger world around them.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Optional Documents