Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing

Western State Colorado University

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted February 15, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary 47,000-48,000
Employment Type Full-time
Western State Colorado University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing in the department of Communication Arts, Languages, and Literature.  Duties: Teaching responsibilities will include courses in creative writing and composition. This is a 4/4 load, with additional responsibilities for mentoring creative writing students beyond the classroom. Responsibilities include service to campus, advising of majors, and serving as co-advisor to the English programs student-run visiting writers/open-microphone series as well as mentoring and guiding student efforts to submit and publish their work.

For more information on the English Program, please visit our website at: www.western.edu/english.  Qualifications: Terminal degree required and, all other criteria equal, a Ph.D. in creative writing preferred, along with literary publication history in two of the following three: short fiction, narrative nonfiction, and/or poetry for both closed and open forms. Must have thorough grounding in critical/literary analysis. Must have excellent record of teaching experience. Literary magazine production or editorial experience a plus.  Additional Application Information: The expected start date is July 2013.

To apply: go to www.western.edu/jobs and use our online application (see the "apply" link at the top of the job posting); required attachments to your online application include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, sample lower- and upper-division creative writing syllabi, evidence of previous teaching experience, sample student evaluations, and a 12- to 15-page published writing sample.
 
In addition, please have three letters of reference e-mailed to Ms. Heather Messner at hmessner@western.edu

Please direct questions regarding the position to Dr. Mark Todd, e-mail: mtodd@western.edu  

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during screening. Official transcripts are required prior to employment.

WSCU encourages the application of qualified women and minority candidates.

Screening of applicants will begin March 25, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

WSCU is a residential, four-year public university with an enrollment of 2,300 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty members share a strong commitment to personalized education with the liberal arts as its core. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. The curriculum provides professional flexibility that values experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches. The university is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison valley provides significant year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Employees have chosen WSCU because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit http://www.western.edu to learn more about WSCU.

Western State Colorado University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer.

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