The Writing Program, part of the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh, accepts applications for up to five part-time faculty, non-tenure track, positions beginning in the academic year 2019-2020. Appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.
We are interested in instructors who can teach introductory level multi-genre, poetry, fiction, and/or non-fiction sections (19 student maximum) in our undergraduate program ( http://www.writing.pitt.edu ).
The minimum basic qualification is an advanced degree (MFA or PhD or equivalent professional/publishing experience) in Creative Writing. Preferred qualifications include a record of superior academic teaching or professional experience; ability to be self-directed within broadly defined learning objectives; excellent communication skills, both oral and written; and a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with diverse people in a highly multidisciplinary environment.
-Cover Letter, which should highlight teaching experience
-An updated Curriculum Vitae
-Previous Teaching Evaluations
-One-to-two-page diversity statement, in which you share how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh's commitment to inclusive excellence.
Please contact Jeff Oaks (email@example.com), Director of Undergraduate Studies for Writing, with any questions.
The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution and as an employer, does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status or gender identity and expression in its programs and activities.
Assignment Category: Parttime-Regular
Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Evaluations, Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 19006195
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