Metro State would like to hire one or two part-time instructors - an advanced graduate student or recent doctoral graduate for a temporary position teaching "American Nature Writing" next academic year. The course is scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoons this fall and Monday evenings next spring. The course meets once per week for three hours and 20 minutes. Compensation for each course is $4800. Continue reading for a course description and information about applying for the position.
LIT 349 "American Nature Writers" 4 credits
This course familiarizes students with characteristic works of nature writing by U.S. authors. While the course touches on fiction and poetry, emphasis is on major authors, works, and issues in creative nonfiction about the natural world from the beginnings of European settlement to the present. Topics surveyed can include changes over time in American thinking and writing about nature; links between nature, gender, race, and social class; the aesthetics of nature and nature writing; primitivism and the pastoral; nature writing and spirituality; Romanticism, Modernism, and the natural world; anthrocentrism and biocentrism; ecofeminism; ecocriticism; creation of point of view in description and nonfiction narrative; authorial tone and credibility; and the "prophetic tradition" in American nature writing.
If interested in applying for this position please contact:
Professor and Chair
Department of Literature and Language
Metropolitan State University
700 East 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55106