She most recently completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in African humanities at Princeton University where she has been at work on a book focused on how language and literary form are deployed in East African literature to rethink configurations of nativity and territorial belonging.
She has also worked to support community-level greening projects in both New Haven, Connecticut and Dodoma, Tanzania; researched urban ecological stewardship in Baltimore, Maryland; volunteered with Swahili-speaking refugees in Baltimore and Philadelphia; taught Swahili language to learners of all ages; and translated a number of works of poetry and prose from Swahili to English.
The new hire will, along with the other creative writing faculty, chair theses, help form or structure a publishing class to fit our new publishing track, help mentor creative writing TAs, advise student groups, facilitate and help organize readings and other events with fiction writers, and oversee recruitment.
Successful candidates will work in a program committed to intersectional teaching, scholarship, and community building.
Primarily a scholar of Anglophone African and Swahili literatures, her unconventional academic path has been interdiscplinary from the start.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies and creative writing from Oberlin College, a Master of Environmental Science with a focus in social ecology from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a Ph. in comparative literature from Indiana University, Bloomington.Page for Academic Positions in Creative Writing that begin in 2018.NEW PAGE for jobs that begin in 2019: Creative Writing 2019 Last year's page: Creative Writing 2017 See also: English Literature 2017-2018 OFFER MADE? Post information at English Lit Salaries for AY 2018-2019.15 Acknowledgment received: Request for additional materials: Rejection (no interview): Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 11/27: Skype interview scheduled for 12/5 Rejection (after preliminary interview): Campus interview scheduled: [CAMPUS INTERVIEW posted in header ~ 12/7] Rejection (after campus interview): Offer made: Offer accepted: NOTES: Tenure-track position available August 17, 2018.Appointment Type Tenure-track Length of Appointment: FT Academic Year Description: Candidate will teach and develop a wide range of undergraduate and graduate creative writing courses, particularly in fiction; publish fiction; actively contribute to the intellectual and professional life of the department, university, and surrounding community.Applications Accepted Through Date: 11/27/2017 Online App.Form: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/10967 Higher Ed Deadline: Nov. 27 Acknowledgment received: Request for additional materials: x1 (12/12) Rejection (no interview): Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Rejection (after preliminary interview): Campus interview scheduled: Rejection (after campus interview): Offer made: Offer accepted: NOTES: The Department of English invites applications for continuing status (BYU’s equivalent of tenure)-track positions for appointments beginning Fall 2018.Duties of the position include teaching undergraduate and graduate fiction as well as elective seminars/workshops and literature courses, directing undergraduate and graduate theses, advising undergraduate and graduate students, and contributing to the creative and intellectual life of the department through individual and collaborative initiatives.Please submit via — a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, an artist's statement, a writing sample (a substantial portion of a creative text), and the names and addresses of three references (please do NOT send letters at this time).Initial applications include the on-line application, cover letter, and vita. Application materials may be attached to the online application or sent to: Faculty Search Committee, c/o Shawna Walker, Department of English, 4198B JFSB, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 84602.Brigham Young University, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with disabilities.