Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing – Fiction

Carson-Newman University is a Christian, liberal arts-based University built upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ as evidenced historically and revealed in the Scriptures.  

Job Title: Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing – Fiction

Department:   English

Reports To:   Dean, School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Location:   On-site

FLSA Status: Exempt

Time Requirements:   9 month

Supervisory Responsibilities:  No  

Summary Description:  The Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing—Fiction will teach courses in the Creative Writing emphasis and General Education composition and literature courses at the undergraduate level.  The position is a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month appointment.

Essential Functions: 

  • As an intentionally Christian academic community, Christian employees are hired to advance the mission of Carson-Newman as expressed in our strategic plan, Acorns to Oaks.
  • Teaches courses in the Creative Writing emphasis and General Education composition and literature courses at the undergraduate level.  
  • Will play an active role in advising English majors, participating in campus life, guiding student publications, and recruiting potential students. 

Education:  Must have a Ph.D. in English or Creative Writing with a strong record of publication. 

Experience:   Teaching experience is required, and the teaching load is 4/4

Required Skills:  Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills; Advanced organizational skills; Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with all stakeholders

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time. Must be able to access and navigate campus facilities.

General Information:  This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation.

Employee Expectations:  The University expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees.