Dept. Chair | Writing, Literature & Publishing

Oct 03, 2011
Nov 02, 2011
Mr. Lauren Azzalina
Full Time
The Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing at Emerson College seeks to fill the position of Department Chair, with the appointment at senior rank depending on experience and qualifications. The appointment begins August 15, 2012.

We invite applications and nominations of candidates with a terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) or the professional equivalent in creative writing, literary studies, or publishing. We are looking for candidates with strengths in academic leadership, program development, and administration. Candidates are expected to have a strong record of professional accomplishment and significant publications, as well as evidence of teaching excellence.

The Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing has a nationally recognized M.F.A. program in Creative Writing and a unique M.A. program in Publishing and Writing. It offers the B.A. and B.F.A. degrees at the undergraduate level. The departments curriculum includes courses in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, poetry, and screenwriting; literature and critical theory; and book, magazine and electronic publishing. The department has approximately 650 undergraduate majors, 250 graduate students, and a faculty of 44 full-time and 60 adjunct members.

The chair manages the day-to-day functions of the department, works with the faculty to set the direction for the department through strategic planning, is responsible for ensuring the quality and currency of the curriculum, implements plans for the recruitment, development, and mentoring of faculty, and advocates for the department with internal and external constituencies.

Please send nominations and applications to Dr. Daniel Tobin, Interim Dean of the School of the Arts, Emerson College, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. For inquiries, please contact Lauren Azzalina, Assistant to the Dean, Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, and three samples of creative and/or scholarly work, as well as the names of three references. For best consideration, please submit applications and nominations by November 15, 2011. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Emerson College is the only comprehensive college or university in the United States dedicated exclusively to communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the heart of downtown Boston, on the Boston Common, at the gateway to the Theatre District and in close proximity to major media outlets.

Emerson College values campus multiculturalism as demonstrated by the diversity of its faculty, staff, student body, and constantly evolving curriculum. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Members of historically under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Emerson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages diversity in its workplace.

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