Major Duties: - Teaching undergraduate and graduate workshops in fiction and poetry and topics courses in contemporary literature, including courses with an emphasis on African American, African, Latinx, Latin American or Indigenous People studies.- Guiding undergraduate students in job preparation and graduate school applications.- Mentoring graduate students in both genres at the M.F.A. and Ph.D. levels, including directing theses and dissertations, advising on graduate exams, and providing guidance for career and job preparation.- Maintaining a record of successful publication.- Helping to support the department, the college, and the university through committee work or other service.
Minimum Qualifications: - M.F.A. degree from an accredited university.- A strong record of publication in both poetry and fiction. - Proven record of excellence in undergraduate teaching.- Demonstrated expertise in African American , African, Latinx, Latin American or Indigenous People studies.
Internal Number: 352_56785
About Western Michigan University
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.