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Global Village Learning Community

Description: The College of Arts & Sciences is searching for a student-centered director to lead the Global Village Learning Community as it becomes a catalyst for globalization of the campus at large. Global Village is a residence-based learning community that gives International and American students the opportunity to explore the cultures of their different countries and life experiences by living and learning together. Global Village is a vibrant part of the Learning Community Network composed of multiple residential academic and themed communities.

Global Village consists of approximately 10-30 students, with the opportunity to grow further. Students are currently housed in Kohl Hall, and it affords opportunities for interaction with other Learning Communities, including Chapman, La Comunidad, and the Business District. In addition to budgetary and staff oversight, the Director works closely with Residence Life to enhance and expand the interface of academic and student affairs. The Director will have the opportunity to continue developing a core (international-focused) curriculum, one that builds on academic, community-based, and experiential learning, including excursions related to the different themes of the learning communities. The Director is responsible for recruiting, selecting and admitting students and works closely with the Office of Admissions on recruitment initiatives such as Preview & President’s Days as well as Open Houses.

The Director of Global Village reports to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and serves on the Council of Chairs and Directors in A&S. The director will collaborate with other international programs on campus.

Qualifications: The search for a new director is internal and open to all full-time faculty on continuing appointments at BGSU. Preference will be given to tenured and teaching (QRF) professors at the associate rank and above. Evidence of quality, high-impact, experiential instruction at the undergraduate level, as well as significant international and/or intercultural experience, are required. Candidates should be able to provide evidence of a good track record in collaborative work with multiple units and be committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment at BGSU.

Compensation: The director will be compensated with a $2500 stipend during the academic year and a $2000 stipend in the summer. A course reduction each semester is included with this leadership role, with the approval of the successful candidate’s dean.

Application procedure: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest expressing a clear vision for the future of Global Village and indicate how this appointment fits into the applicant’s professional goals. Supporting documentation should include a curriculum vita, an example of a lesson plan that showcases high-impact teaching as well as two examples of creative and engaging programming. The application should include an acknowledgement from the applicant’s chair and names of two references who would be willing to answer phone calls on the applicant’s behalf. Applications should be sent to:

GV Director Search, Michelle Ploeger, International Programs and Partnerships, 301 University Hall,

Questions may be directed to Dale Klopfer, College of Arts & Sciences,

Applications must be received by February 2, 2023.

Department of English

Spring 2024 Distinguished Visiting Writer

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED! For fullest consideration, please submit application materials to by February 15, 2023.

Details: The Department of English at Bowling Green State University seeks a fiction writer to serve as the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer.

Primary Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be on faculty spring 2024; teach one workshop in our BFA program and one workshop in our MFA program; give a public reading and a lecture; and advise theses.


1)  MA, MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing or a related area (e.g., Creative Writing and Publishing, Writing Practices, Writing) by time of employment.

2)  At least one novel or collection of short stories published by a commercial publisher (including small press) or university press.

3)  Documented critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation (e.g., positive written reviews, awards, invited readings, scholar-in-residences).

4)   Documented record of effective undergraduate teaching, (e.g., positive teaching evaluations).

5)   Documented contributions to diversity (e.g., course reading lists, citation practices, professional development in the area of diversity in teaching and/or creative work).

Preferred Qualifications:

1)     Documented record of effective graduate teaching (e.g., positive teaching evaluations).

2)     Experience advising creative writing theses at graduate level

Expected Start Date: January 2024

Application: 1) Cover letter outlining qualifications relevant to the position; 2) CV; 3) names and addresses of three individuals who will be asked to provide a current, original letter of reference; 4) a writing sample of 20-30 pages of published fiction; 5) A list of courses taught with brief descriptions of each; 6) at least one sample syllabus of an undergraduate course taught; syllabus of graduate course taught, if applicable; 7) Transcript showing terminal degree.

Candidates should email all required application materials, bundled as a single PDF to:

*Note that while a published book is a required credential for the position, applicants should not submit an entire book as a writing sample; instead, please include a sample of 20-30 pages of published fiction in your application packet.

Position is open until filled, but for fullest consideration please submit a completed application by February 15, 2023.

BGSU is a university with long traditions of teaching and scholarly excellence. It is located in a small city 25 minutes south of Toledo, Ohio, and one hour south of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The English Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in rhetoric and composition, literature, creative writing, and technical communication. The department also houses the university’s University Writing Program and ESOL program. The department has a full-time instructional staff of approximately fifty-five and more than fifty graduate students.

For more than fifty years, BGSU’s Creative Writing program has been known nationally for the success of its graduates and as the home of the award-winning Mid-American Review. Prestigious writers such as Rita Dove, Brenda Hillman, Jaimy Gordon, Diane Seuss, and Benjamin Percy, visit the campus to read their works and meet with faculty and students. Graduates of the MFA program have won such awards as the Yale Younger Poets Award, the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, the Guggenheim, NEA Individual Artist Fellowships, the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, the Willa Cather Prize, the Bobst Award, the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, the Whiting Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and the National Contemporary Poetry Award. MFA alumni include Carolyn Forché, Anthony Doerr, Matt Bell, and Charles Fort. See Department of English website for more information.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to receiving an offer of employment. An official transcript showing the terminal degree is also required.

Unless otherwise requested, qualified applicants will also be considered for future part-time employment opportunities as they arise.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

Updated: 01/27/2023 10:14AM